1899 college football season
|1899 college football season|
1899 Sewanee Tigers
|Total # of teams||41|
Chicago and Sewanee went undefeated. With just 13 players, the Sewanee team, known as the "Iron Men", had a six-day road trip with five shutout wins over Texas A&M; Texas; Tulane; LSU; and Ole Miss. Sportswriter Grantland Rice called the group "the most durable football team I ever saw."
Conference and program changes
- One conference played its final season in 1899:
- Maryland Intercollegiate Football Association – active since 1894
|School||1898 Conference||1899 Conference|
|Arizona Varsity||Program Established||Independent|
|Baylor football||Program Established||Independent|
|Northern Illinois State Normal football||Program Established||Independent|
The following is a potentially incomplete list of conference standings:
|Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association||Kalamazoo||4–1–0|
- Official 2009 NCAA Division I Football Records Book (PDF). Indianapolis, IN: The National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2009. p. 70. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
- "Grantland Rice". Reading Eagle. November 27, 1941.
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