American Football - This Week's Quiz (October 19th, 2009)

During this week in 1873, four Universities, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, and Rutgers, came together to establish a set of rules for American Football. They met at the Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York City to codify the first set of intercollegiate football rules. Before this meeting, each school had its own set of rules and games were usually played using the home team's own particular code.

This quiz is five questions about American Football. Enjoy this cerebral exercise. Let us know with your feedback what you think about the quiz and the website. And thanks for taking the quiz.

The Quiz


It's a Kick in the Grass

What does the United States call the sport that the rest of the world calls Football?


Enter the Scrum  

Stuck in His Thumb and Pulled Out a Scrum

American Football was derived in the late 1800's from what sport played for years in Europe and introduced to America by McGill University to Harvard?


Father of American Football  

Put Up a Tent and Start a Fire

Who is considered the Father of American Football? There is an award given in his name annually to the collegiate football Player of the Year by Division 1A head coaches and sports information directors



Little Old Lady from Pasadena

Nicknamed "The Granddaddy of Them All" because it is the oldest bowl game. It was first played in 1902, and continuously since 1916. What is the annual American college football bowl game, usually played on January 1 in Pasadena, California?


Top 3  

Hut 1, Hut 2, Hut 3

Ranked 1, 2, and 3 as judged by both total wins and winning percentage, these three collegiate programs are ranked as the most victorious programs. Who are they?





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