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Walter Camp and the Creation of American Football$
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Roger R. Tamte

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780252041617

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252041617.001.0001

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The End of Student Rule Making

The End of Student Rule Making

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30 The End of Student Rule Making
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Walter Camp and the Creation of American Football
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Roger R. Tamte

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252041617.003.0029

With the Intercollegiate Football Association disrupted by the resignation of Pennsylvania and Wesleyan, a new category of rules committee is created under the auspices of the University Athletic Club in New York City. The new rules committee comprises five older, more experienced men representing Harvard, Pennsylvania, Princeton, Yale, and the U.S. Navy with Paul Dashiell; all are graduates with responsible jobs. The IFA is left inactive, thus effectively ending student rule making. Rules are passed to limit momentum plays by allowing only three players to be in motion forward before the ball is snapped. A “linesman” is added as a third game official.

Keywords:   rule makers, rules committee, older, experienced, University Athletic Club, momentum plays limited, “linesman,”, third game official

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