Articles by: Melvin Smith

When a goal is not a goal

When a goal is not a goal

November 19, 2015

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An examination of the Columbia-Rutgers game played on Nov. 2, 1872 shows it was played under a form of association football rules, not American gridiron rules.

1858: A pivotal year in early American “Foot-ball”

1858: A pivotal year in early American “Foot-ball”

October 14, 2015

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By 1858, two forms of football were being played in the US, the kicking game and the carrying game.

America and the 1863 Football Association Code

America and the 1863 Football Association Code

October 6, 2015

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A look at the early history of football in the US, before and after the 1863 Laws of the Game.