Stagg Field (Old)

Stagg Field (Old)

Stagg Field (Old)
From Southwest 3
II: Buildings and Grounds
The Chicago-Michigan game at the turn of the century. The spectator stands were wooden. Michigan-12, Chicago-0. This game was part of an early tradition started by the University of Chicago and Michigan coaches, whereas these two rival teams would always meet for a Thanksgiving Day game. This tradition carried on until 1905, when, as a response to the increasing criticisms of the brutality of football, the National Football Committee instigated a number of reforms, which included the abolishment of Thanksgiving games. Shortly after the reforms were announced, the University of Michigan dropped out of the then Big Nine Conference and would not play another game with Chicago until after World War I.
Amos Alonzo Stagg Field; Marshall Field
Athletic fields | University of Chicago--Football | Football players | Horse-drawn vehicles | Winter (Season)
Photographic prints; 9.5 x 14.8 cm
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
CH03; CH04
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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