Thursday, July 9, 2015

And Nobody Killed

Thanksgiving had passed and there was still football in Knoxville. The University Team took on the YMCA at the Fountain City baseball park.  This game benefited the Associated Charities of Knoxville.  After expenses were deducted the the two teams donated just less than $40.  Times have changed.

Knoxville Journal - November 29, 1894
Interesting to note that the heaviest player from both teams (at 180 lbs.) was UT's Full Back, Spence, who "put up the game of his life."

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