The 1899 Sewanee Tigers football team was a successful college football team from The University of the South, or Sewanee as it is commonly known. The team was one of the first college football powers of the southern United States and the 1899 team in particular was very strong. Despite being from a small Episcopal university in the mountains of Tennessee, the team came to dominate the football in the region during the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Reasons for their success include being one of the first teams in the region and the school session running through the summer with a long winter break, giving the team more practice compared to their opponents.
There is little evidence today at Sewanee of the team's former success. The school does not have a large stadium and is part of the NCAA Division III, which offers players no athletic scholarships. Although Sewanee was a charter member of the NCAA Southeastern Conference when it was formed in 1932, they never won a game and withdrew in 1940. Like some other football powers of yore such as the University of Chicago, Sewanee today emphasizes scholarship over athletics.
Record: 12-0-0 Points: Sewanee 322, Opponents 10
- Oct. 21 at Atlanta: Sewanee 12 Georgia 0
- Oct. 23 at Atlanta: Sewanee 32 Georgia Tech 0
- Oct. 28 at Sewanee: Sewanee 46 Tennessee 0
- Nov. 3 at Sewanee: Sewanee 54 Southwestern University 0
- Nov. 9 (Thursday) at Austin: Sewanee 12 Texas 0
- Nov. 10 (Friday) at Houston: Sewanee 10 Texas A&M 0
- Nov. 11 (Saturday) at New Orleans: Sewanee 23 Tulane 0
- Nov. 13 (Monday) at Baton Rouge: Sewanee 34 LSU 0
- Nov. 14 (Tuesday) at Memphis: Sewanee 12 Ole Miss 0
- Nov. 20 at Sewanee: Sewanee 71 Cumberland 0
- Nov. 30 at Montgomery: Sewanee 11 Auburn 10
- Dec. 2 at Atlanta: Sewanee 5 North Carolina 0