articles

Yale University coach Walter Camp invented the rules of football. Camp is considered the "father of American football." The game, started in 1879, is derived mainly from rugby and association football, which is now commo... More »

American football is believed to have been invented sometime in the 1820s, when Princeton, Harvard and Dartmouth would meet to play. These first games bear little resemblance to today's game ????????? there were no defin... More »

The sport of American football was invented in New Brunswick, N.J., on Nov. 6, 1869. Players from Princeton and Rutgers Universities participated in an intercollegiate contest that closely resembled a soccer-style game, ... More »

similar articles

According to About.com, football was started in 1879 at Yale University by Walter Camp, a player and athletic coach at the college. Football originally derived from the English game rugby, but Camp helped the game evolve... More »

Walter Camp, a rugby player from Yale University, created American football in the 1880s. The game grew out of a combination of soccer and rugby. More »

Yale University has won the most national championships in college football, at 27 in total. The university football team, called the Yale Bulldogs, has been in existence since 1872. The team mascot, named Handsome Dan, ... More »

Two of the most important questions to ask when interviewing candidates for a football coaching position are why they want to be a coach and why they want this particular job. The answers to these give insight into the m... More »