Friday, November 06, 2015

First Intercollegiate Ultimate Game, 1972

On this date in 1972, the first intercollegiate ultimate Frisbee game was played between Rutgers University and Princeton University.

The November 6th game was organized by Irv Kalb – a Columbia High School graduate and a freshman student at Rutgers – on the same date Princeton (nee College of New Jersey) and Rutgers played the first college football game in 1869. This game was originally scheduled for early October, but changed to coincide with the historical football date.
The New York Times covered the college sporting event, and a local paper note a crowd of "about 400" watched the match which was played on a parking lot.

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