Early Codes

When a goal is not a goal

When a goal is not a goal

November 19, 2015

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College Soccer, Early Codes, New Jersey, New York:

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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Early Codes:

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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Early Codes:

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