Can’t get enough of college football? Want to know more about the history of this extremely popular pastime? Want to learn about the individual coaches and players that went before and created the sport that we know and love today? The Upper Arlington Public Library can provide a concise, but thorough, history for you in its St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture. From the invention of the rules by Yale’s Walter Camp “the Father of Football” through the 1942 national championship of Paul Brown’s Ohio State Buckeyes to the 1984 controversy surrounding the televising of college football you’ll find a brief but informed account. You will also find quick biographies of the greats of college football such as Amos Alonzo Stagg, Grantland Rice, Dick Butkus, and Walter Payton.
Check it out during half-time and enjoy the game!