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Football Becomes a Major Sport
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Under the leadership of Coach Amos Alonzo Stagg (SDN-000884), the University of
Chicago's football team became outstanding and spectators began to show
up en masse for
games with well-known rivals, such as the University of Michigan in 1903 (SDN-002007).
There were relatively few football stadiums, and many games were played at Marshall Field
on the campus of the University of Chicago (SDN-002000). Football fields were marked in squares
(SDN-002177) rather than stripes, and by 1907, fans in the grandstand organized to form a "C" for
Chicago (SDN-006126). Soon the football field at the University of Chicago was named in Stagg's honor (SDN-004433).
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