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The Sports Archives History Lesson – Football’s Brian “B.D.” Dowling

The character in Gary Trudeau’s “Doonesbury” comic strip that wears a football helmet and goes by the name B.D. was inspired by Trudeau’s Yale University classmate Brian Dowling. Dowling was quarterback for Yale in the late 1960s and later for … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – A Time Of No Football At Yale!

In 1822, the president of Yale College, Timothy Dwight, disallowed all students to play Football. Violators were to be reported to the dean and were to be penalized by a fine not to exceed fifty cents.

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