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John Spellman, Class of 1924, light heavyweight champion of the 1924 Olympics was penalized by the Dean's Office for taking time off from classes without permission to attend the Olympic trials.

Davy Jones '24, a three-time All-American, won every 100-dash event he entered during his college career.

Cartoon from the Providence Sunday Journal, 1920 or 21. [large view]

Hal Neubauer '25 followed up his 23-7 pitching record in four seasons by pitching for the Red Sox in 1925.

Ball used in the first game played at Aldrich Field, May 16, 1925.

The "Iron Men" acquired their name from the newspapers after the 1926 game with Yale. Tuss McLaughry, in his first year of coaching at Brown, chose to keep the same eleven players on the field for the whole game against Yale. He continued the practice in later games. The 1926 team won all its games until the last, a tie with Colgate of Thanksgiving Day.

Hundreds of people lined up downtown when tickets for the 1926 Thanksgiving game with Colgate went on public sale.

As some of the reported 28,000 spectators at the Brown-Colgate game in 1926 watched from the end of the field, Dave Mishel attempted a field goal which hit the upright with a score of 10-10 in the fourth period. Mishel had not missed an extra point kick all season.

Spare tire cover carrying the football schedule.

Embellished game chart of Brown-Colgate game of 1932, drawn by Allan Halladay.
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The Providence Steam Roller team, taken on occasion of the Steam Roller game with the Chicago Bears, December 9, 1925. Four men, Jack Spellman, Spike Staff, Bert Shurtleff, and Fritz Pollard were Brown Alumni. Pollard, at that time player/co-coach for the Akron pros, playing in this game with special permission. Also on the team were two of the Four Horsemen of Notre Dame, Jim Crowley and Don Miller. Providence had signed one more horseman, Harry Stuhldrer, before the start of the season, but he had departed to play for the Hartford Blues. On the other side was Red Grange, who had been signed by the Bears for a one month trip after completing his college season.

Section of a panoramic photograph.

Another "team" important in the history of Brown football -- the workmen and horses who cleared the land at Elmgrove and Sessions, sometimes called "Cat Swamp," for the building of the Stadium. An all-home game schedule was arranged for its opening season in 1925, and two dedication ceremonies were observed, at both the Harvard and Yale games.

Section of a panoramic photograph.

Al Cornsweet '29, winner of nine varsity letters in three seasons, was a New England wrestling champion, captain of the 1928 football team, and third-team All-American in lacrosse.

John Sheldon Collier, 1929, Olympic hurdler.

The 1929-1930 Varsity Hockey Team.

Joe Buonanno '34, captain of the football team, also held an NEICAA pole vault record.

George "Woody" Grimshaw '37 scored 1,021 points in four varsity seasons, then coached eighteen seasons of basketball at Tufts.

The 1938-39 basketball team compiled a 17-3 record, won the New England championship, and met Villanova in the first NCAA Tournament.


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