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Penn History

This exhibit was created in April 2006 by Nicholas Gutowski, College Class of 2009

Summary

Football team, 1883

In this year, a new scoring system was instituted. It assigned points along the formula that a touchdown counted for two points, and a safety counted for one point. This team was had no coach; students alone were responsible for the existence of the team and for all fundraising, scheduling, training and strategies on the field.

Team Members

  • A.J. Gray, ’84 (captain)
  • C.S. Beck, Med.
  • J.C. Bell, ’84 Law
  • T.B. Bradford, Med.
  • W.S. Harvey, ’84 Law
  • C.E. Lindsay, ’84
  • W.W. Noble, ’85
  • W.M. Price, ’84
  • G. Remak, Jr., ’84 Law
  • Geo. Seargeant, ’84
  • S. Thayer, ’86

Date Opponent Location Score Outcome
Penn Opponent
Oct. 13 Harvard   0 4 Loss
Oct. 20 Johns Hopkins   26 6 Win
Oct. 27 Lafayette   44 4 Win
Nov. 3 Princeton   6 40 Loss
Nov. 10 Johns Hopkins   30 0 Win
Nov. 14 Columbia   35 1 Win
Nov. 17 Rutgers   18 0 Win
Nov. 24 Graduates   38 7 Win
Nov. 27 Stevens Institute   6 6 Tie