Football Rules

At the neat and whitely painted Hotel Roosevelt, Manhattan, a group of sufficiently burly individuals lolled in easy chairs. Their adequate necks supported the brains of the Intercollegiate Football Rules Committee. Though the Football Coaches' Association had recommended publicly that the Rules Committee should not alter the 1925 rules, it altered with a will.

The Forward Pass. To discourage the prevailing indiscriminate recourse to aerial attack by losing teams in the last few minutes of play, the Committee ruled: "In a sequence of...

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