Football Days: A Yale Nightmare
by William H. Edwards from Football Days: Memories of The Game and of the Men Behind the Ball
Chapter XVIII passage: College football in the United States began as early as 1869. By the turn of the 20th century, it had become a major sport followed by many. This passage from William "Big Bill" Edwards' 1916 book discusses how a college football captain invigorates his team after a devastating defeat. Students will read the passage and answer questions on the language, the main idea, and the details.