MIT Engineers football

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MIT Engineers football
First season 1881
Head coach Brian Bubna
1st season, 0–0 (–)
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
NCAA division Division III
Conference NEWMAC
Colors Cardinal Red and Steel Gray[1]
         

The MIT Engineers football represent the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the sport of American football. The student body of MIT voted to eliminate varsity football from their program in 1900 by a vote of 117-113. The university did continue to field sophomore and freshman football teams into the 1920s. The last game played against another university was the MIT sophomore team against the Harvard freshman team in 1901.[2] It was reinstated as a club sport in 1978[3], and as a varsity sport in 1988[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Colors - MIT Graphic Identity". Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Retrieved May 25, 2016. 
  2. ^ MIT Technique 1903 edition, Vol. XVII, 1902 p. 155
  3. ^ "Celebrating 25 years of MIT football". MIT News. 2014-11-25. Retrieved 2018-09-21. 
  4. ^ "Football, For Real, At M.I.T." The New York Times. 1988-09-01. Retrieved 2018-09-21.