First College Football Game EVER Was Played Here Nov. 6, 1869
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First College Football Game EVER Was Played Here Nov. 6, 1869

The first college football game ever was played in an open field that was here, with Rutgers beating Princeton 6-4. There is an old plaque in the nearby gymnasium marking the occasion. See the wonderful article by Jerry Carino at https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/bigten/2019/08/27/birthplace-college-football-anonymous-rutgers-parking-lot/2128665001/, which cites research by historian Tom Frusciano, author of the book  2008 book "Rutgers University Football Vault: The History of the Scarlet Knights." The article calls for a real historical marker for the site. See also, http://www.princetonmagazine.com/first-smackdown-1869/.

Publication date Aug 27, 2019
Property ID: 11301
Updated on: Aug 31, 2019

The first college football game ever was played in an open field that was here, with Rutgers beating Princeton 6-4. There is an old plaque in the nearby gymnasium marking the occasion. See the wonderful article by Jerry Carino at https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/bigten/2019/08/27/birthplace-college-football-anonymous-rutgers-parking-lot/2128665001/, which cites research by historian Tom Frusciano, author of the book  2008 book "Rutgers University Football Vault: The History of the Scarlet Knights." The article calls for a real historical marker for the site. See also, http://www.princetonmagazine.com/first-smackdown-1869/.

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130 College Avenue, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901, United States
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Athletes First Ever ... No Longer There Pop Culture Preservation / Protection Needed Repurposed Properties Schools, Universities Sports
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08-27-2019
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