“Football Year’s Death Harvest” Obituaries of young collegiate players ran on a nearly weekly basis during the football season. The autumn of 1905 was coined the “Death Harvest” after 19 player deaths and 137 serious injuries. The president submitted this article to “save the sport” declaring that the game was a proving ground for young males and a necessary element to the preservation of masculinity in the United States. Go here to view article The Chicago Tribune (CU only)


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