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Lou Little

Lou Little (College football. Born, Leominster, MA, Dec. 6, 1893; died, Delray Beach, FL, May 28, 1979.) Louis Lawrence Little stamped his name indelibly on some of the brightest moments in the history of New York college football during his 27-year tenure as head coach at Columbia. After playing a season at Vermont, Little transferred […]

William J. Donovan

William J. Donovan (College football.  Born, Buffalo, NY, Jan. 1, 1883; died, Washington, DC, Feb. 8, 1959.)  Known primarily as the founder of the Office of Strategic Services, Gen. William J. Donovan was also influential in college football.  Donovan was a backup quarterback for Columbia (1903-05) who also rowed crew (1904-06) and ran track (1906).  […]

Nicholas Murray Butler

Nicholas Murray Butler (College athletics.  Born, Elizabeth, NJ, Apr. 2, 1862; died, New York, NY, Dec. 7, 1947.)  Known largely for his lengthy tenure as president of Columbia University, Nicholas Murray Butler also had an active interest in athletics, especially football.  Butler ordered the football program dropped after the 1905 season following a wave of deaths […]

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