|1886 Northwestern Purple football|
The 1886 Northwestern Purple football team was an American football team that represented Northwestern University during the 1886 college football season. The Northwestern team played only one game, a 32–4 loss at Evanston to a team representing the Harvard School Athletic Club. The loss to the Harvard School was only the fourth game played by a Northwestern football team, one game having been played in 1876 and two games having been played six years later in 1882.
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- ↑ "Year-by-Year Results" (PDF). 2007. p. 145. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/nw/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/nu-mg-07-history.pdf#page=4.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Football Notes". Chicago Daily Tribune: p. 11. October 31, 1886. http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1886/10/31/page/11/article/american-oarsmen-win.
- ↑ "2017 Northwestern Football Media Guide". Northwestern University. p. 106. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/nusports.com/documents/2017/7/21/Northwestern_2017_Media_Guide.pdf. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
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