Happy birthday, college football! Rutgers-Princeton started it all 150 years ago today
It all started 150 years ago today. On November 6, 1869, Rutgers and Princeton started the wonderful game of college football, which has now become one of the most popular sports in the country.
Rutgers defeated Princeton 6-4 in the first ever college football game 150 years ago. Still today, the program lives by the slogan “The birthplace of college football.”
On Nov. 6, 1869, Rutgers and Princeton faced off in the first college football game…150 years ago today.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 6, 2019
Rutgers 6, Princeton 4.
— 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘽𝙞𝙧𝙩𝙝𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙘𝙚 (@RFootball) November 6, 2019
The 150th anniversary of college football has been celebrated all year long in a number of different ways. Students from Rutgers and Princeton recreated the first ever college football game 150 years ago. Teams are wearing patches with the “CFB 150” logo on their jerseys every week. ESPN has run a series on celebrating the best players, teams, traditions and other items celebrating the anniversary.
It’s been a fun little addition to the best sport in America.