: An image of the 1890 Ohio State Football Team. Players are in two rows, in jerseys emblazoned with "OSU". The Ohio State University (OSU) fielded their first football team in 1890. The formation of the team is due largely to George N. Cole, a student at the university who purchased their first football, and convinced his friend Alexander S. Lilley to be the unpaid first coach. He also asked another friend, Knowlton Lymon “Snake” Ames to demonstrate how to kick the ball. The captains of the 1890 team were Paul Lincoln and Jessie Jones. Their first game was played against Ohio Wesleyan University on May 3, 1890, in which OSU won 20-14. It was the only game that spring, and football resumed in the fall. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL07670 Subjects
: Football; Ohio State University--Football; Sports--Ohio--History Places
: Columbus (Ohio)