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History of College Football

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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!

Last Minute Resolutions

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Quick - you’ve only got a few more hours to come up with a New Years Resolution! Like Mary Poppins, you’re practically perfect in every way - but if you want to be just a little bit more perfect, why not use some of our reference databases in the New Year?

You can:

Remember to enter your library card number and PIN to access these resources from home - except for Ancestry - you’ll have to come to the library for that!