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Football Banned!

When football arrived on southern college campuses in the late 1870s, it was not without controversy. Some in the South resented the sport’s northern roots, while many others–especially religious leaders–feared that it put players and spectators in unnecessary physical and … Continue reading

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Health Alert!! Polio Outbreak on UNC Campus! UNC-NC State Football Game Cancelled!

The year was 1952 and the United States was still three years away from Jonas Salk becoming a household name.  At the time, polio was the scariest public health issue in the United States.  So when five UNC students, all … Continue reading

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One Hundred and Twenty-Four Years of Tar Heel Football

One hundred and twenty-four years ago today (in 1888), UNC played its first intercollegiate football game against Wake Forest, losing 4-6. The game was played at the Raleigh State Fair. By the time UNC formed its intercollegiate football team, the … Continue reading

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