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1902 Team

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ARMY AND NAVY FOOTBALL; Cadets and Midshipmen WEST POINT PICKED TO WIN

Both Teams Did Their Final Practicing on Franklin Field –Annapolis Prepared to Make a Stiff Fight – New York Times – Nov 29, 1902
… the Army and Navy elevens will wind up the college football season of 19O2… University of Pennsylvania. in Philadelphia, was offered and accepted,…

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ARMY 22, NAVY 8 – Boston Daily Globe

ARMY DEFEATED NAVY AT FOOTBALL; West Point and Annapolis in Their Annual Gridiron Struggle Annapolis Cadets Scored Eight Points to the Winners’ Twenty-two — Prominent Government Officials Present. – New York Times – Nov 29, 1902

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FOOTBALL SEASON OF 1902 ENDED.; Soft Weather Mainly Responsible for the Surprising Results of Some Contests — Scores of the Principal Games — Michigan’s String of Victories Still Unbroken — Yale’s Undisputed Championship — Brooklyn Schoolboys Will Play Another Game.
Football for the year 1902 is a thing of the past. The contests between the leading college teams have been well fought, the number of spectators drawn to the fields has been larger than in all previous years, and this widespread interest has been, intensified by well played and, in several cases, closely fought contests between the leading elevens.

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Douglas MacArthur Class of 1903 was injured playing football.

James Andrew Shannon

No. 4158. Class of 1903. Dennis Nolan said of him “I conversed with him shortly after he was wounded and gave him the information that his regiment had just completed taking its assigned objective, Hill 244, (Chatel Chehery) in a splendid attack. Though mortally wounded, he had me tell him the details of the attack that had occurred after he was wounded, and he interrupted me frequently to say,
‘That’s fine; that’s fine,’ speaking of the conduct of his officers and men which I was describing to him.” October 8, 1918. Aged 39 years. Distinguished Service Cross. French Croix de Guerre.

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