Date: Mon, 5 Jan 1998 08:35:49 -0500 From: Larry Horn Subject: All-America teams Barry, in reference to your auto-suggestion... >ALL-AMERICA> > > College football is over. I have yet to trace the origin of All- >America(n)--maybe I'll visit the Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio one of >these days. Spalding football guides began in 1903, but collegiate football >guides began in 1883. The All America teams probably started in the 1890s. > This is from the Asbury Park Daily Press, Gossip of the Gridiron by E. >G. Westlake, 24 November 1899, pg. 3, col 5: >... be forwarned that what Canton, Ohio houses is just the Professional Football Hall of Fame. I was dere, Charley. I believe there is a college football HOF too, but I don't know where. Not that the Pro Football HOF wouldn't provide lots of interesting cites too, of course... (The Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. on the other hand is for both college and pro hoops.) Larry