Sports and Freedom: The Rise of Big-Time College Athletics

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APPENDIX
Firsts in American Men's Intercollegiate Sports (1852-1905)
Sport
Date
Competitors
Winner
Score
Crew 3 Aug. 1852 Harvard-Yale ( 2 miles) Harvard By 4 lengths
Baseball 1 July 1859 Amherst-Williams Amherst 73-32
Cricket 7 May 1864 Haverford-Penn Haverford 89-60
Football (Soccer-like) 6 Nov. 1869 Rutgers-Princeton Rutgers 6-4
Football (Rugby—U.S.Canada) 15 May 1874 Harvard-McGill Tie 0-0
Football (Rugby—U.S. only) 4 June 1875 Tufts-Harvard Tufts 1-0
Track and Field 20 July 1873 Amherst-CornellMcGill (2-mile run) McGill's Duncan Bowie 11 min. 18:5 sec.
Rifle 17 May 1877 Harvard-Yale Harvard By 20 points
Lacrosse 22 Nov. 1877 NYU-Manhattan NYU 2-0
Bicycle 29 May 1880 Yale-Columbia ( Part of IC4A track meet) (2-mile race) Yale's W. P. Wurtz 7 min. 57 sec. by 20 yards
Tennis 7-8 June 1883 Amherst, Brown, Harvard, Trinity, Yale Harvard's J. S. Clark ( singles) J. S. Clark and P. E. Presbrey ( doubles)

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