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NGT: 1915 Syracuse Football Program

markky : 8/15/2019 9:06 pm
Going through some of my grandfather's stuff, I just found this 1915 football program. Some of you will remember I recently posted pictures of Giant's programs from the '20s. I hope some of you Syracuse alums enjoy this.
Wow !  
TommytheElephant : 8/15/2019 9:31 pm : link
Thanks for sharing!

I love this stuff
This is awesome...  
John In CO : 8/15/2019 9:44 pm : link
I think my favorite parts are "The Men as they will Oppose Each Other" as the title for the starting lineups, and pretty much all of the stadium jottings, especially "the price of cushions is 10 cents- DONT PAY MORE!', "Toilet Rooms at the Irving Ave entrance", and last but certainly not least..."Refrain from cheering when EITHER team is giving signals":)

Loved reading that, thanks for posting!
this is cool  
bluepepper : 8/15/2019 10:07 pm : link
interesting to me that Syracuse did a 3 game western road trip. Montana, Portland and LA. I didn't think college teams traveled that much in 1915, wouldn't have expected Syracuse to go much further than Michigan or Illinois.
Archbold Stadium  
watertown : 8/15/2019 10:09 pm : link
Syracuse football home until 1979. Cost them a lot of recruits in the 70’s.
Thanks for posting! This is great, lots of interesting to my eye  
ChaChing : 8/15/2019 10:15 pm : link
-"Foot Ball" first off, tho it was football later in the prog
-The fact it's a Foot Ball program. Oh and also X-Country btw
-25 cent parking! Reads like those are prime spots. I live in LA...
-The ads that are stories or convos, vs just a one line motto or saying
-References to AG Spalding sports store in Cuse...the official college football, but guessing the same bball co today
-Scoring. Lists the obvious stuff TD...6 pts etc, but last one "Touchback...Nothing" was an lol

-Principal Alterations of the Rules for 1915. Subs only to start periods. Running into punter, but also the FB is 15 yrds. Rouging him is 15 + DQs. If a 2nd eligible man touches a fwd pass after being touched by another eligible player, it's incomplete (no tip drills deflections?)

-Principal penalties: Extra TO call - 2 yds. "Unreasonable Delay" - 5. Crawling - 5. Interference of fwd pass - 15 (PDs not allowed?)

-But weirder: Leaving the field at intermission - 15. Side line coaching (I assume out of team area but sounds funny) - 15. Team not ready to start half - 25!!! Striking, kneeing, kicking (no further explanation) - Half the distance (is that from anywhere? Next one is half the distance within the 1)

Good stuff, thanks again!
that's awesome, thanks for posting it!  
Del Shofner : 8/15/2019 11:21 pm : link
I love the ads. What a slice of life.

Also - 'Cuse played Montana in Missoula - that's some road trip for 1915.
RE: This is awesome...  
OntheRoad : 8/16/2019 12:30 am : link

"The Men as they will Oppose Each Other"

I like that too, but the program has the offense opposing the other offense. I guess they played two-way and their defensive position wasn't as important.
#4 on the Syracuse roster, Joseph E. Trigg,  
Pete in MD : 8/16/2019 12:54 am : link
went to M St HS in DC, which was one of the first high schools for African Americans in the country, opened in 1870. The original building is still standing and is on the National Register of Historical Places but is no longer a school.
The Men as They Will Oppose Each Other  
MattyKid : 8/16/2019 7:23 am : link
is fantastic!
B-Ville played SU?  
GiantsUA : 8/16/2019 7:57 am : link
Very interesting.

Super cool
wow! this is amazing!  
Jints in Carolina : 8/16/2019 8:17 am : link
Thanks for sharing!
That was really  
jvm52106 : 8/16/2019 9:00 am : link
cool to see and read. Thanks for sharing.
Burtman : 8/16/2019 9:31 am : link
What are you going to do with the program?
RE: Question  
markky : 8/16/2019 10:05 am : link
In comment 14531916 Burtman said:
What are you going to do with the program?

Unless I come up with a better idea I'll probably just preserve it and give it to my kids. I'll definitely save the Giants programs since they have my grandfather listed as a player but this program is less sentimental to me.
Another possibility  
Burtman : 8/16/2019 1:35 pm : link
would be to see if Syracuse University would take it as a donation.
if you take the link I provided  
Burtman : 8/16/2019 1:44 pm : link
scroll through the pictures at the top. One of them is a shot of Archibald stadium from waaaaay back. That area of the university has changed quite a bit.
Many football players in elite and other colleges of this era played  
plato : 8/16/2019 3:03 pm : link
For pay at more than one school per weekend. I remember a patient of mine who regaled me with tales as a paid “student” player for Harvard, Colgate, Princeton etc at at the same time and same weekend. Went on until WWII when many player/students were of course drafted and colleges went under many federal programs.,
I am sure there is much more to these stories than I remember.
RE: Another possibility  
markky : 8/16/2019 7:06 pm : link
In comment 14532190 Burtman said:
would be to see if Syracuse University would take it as a donation.

thanks for the link!
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