Wednesday, 6 September 2006

Pass it forward

The first two legal forward passes in American football—probably the play that separates the North American version of the sport from the various forms of rugby football—were thrown by the SLU football team 100 years ago. Somewhat ironically, these days SLU is better known for its success in association football (soccer) and its long-running rugby club team than for college football, which was ended here in the middle of the last century during a period of budget cutbacks.


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[Permalink] 1. Alfie Sumrall wrote @ Thu, 7 Sep 2006, 6:07 am CDT:

SLU Football…Undefeated since 1949!

See you this weekend in CoMo (as I understand the locals like to call it, versus the Como between Batesville and Memphis).

[Permalink] 2. Len Cleavelin wrote @ Mon, 11 Sep 2006, 1:11 pm CDT:

My closest association to SLU soccer is that I went to grade school with the son of legendary SLU soccer coach Harry Keough. You may have heard the name: Ty Keough—he had something of a pro soccer career, played on the US Olympic, US National and US World Cup team (as did his dad), coached soccer for Washington U (my alma mater), and did some TV soccer commentary. And a hell of a nice guy, too.

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