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Football - American
American Football History
When was the modern shape of the football established?
January 16, 2008 7:53PM
The shape of the football was changed from the shape used in rugby to a prolate spheroid in 1897. Cllick on the 'History of the Football' link below to read about the evolution of the ball used in American football.
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When did NCAA football begin?
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