Ames Historical Society Lecture Series
The Football Controversy at Iowa State College, 1894-1897
Ames Public Library Auditorium
Free and open to the public
Presented by Douglas Biggs, Professor of History, University of Nebraska-Kearney
In the 1890s, ISC was one of the strongest football teams in the west, running up huge scores on big university and small college teams alike. Success bred jealousy and ISC was accused of fielding a team of hired semi-professionals instead of student athletes. Douglas Biggs explores the origins of Iowa State football and how President William Beardshear and legendary coach “Pop” Warner influenced the foundational years of ISC football.
Presented in partnership with the Ames Public Library