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How’s your knowledge of NIU football? Check your answers to the NIU trivia questions in the September issue of New Values Magazine. For those of you who missed it in the printed magazine, here are the questions again, with the answers below.
1. Who did NIU defeat in 1899 for their first collegiate victory?
a] North Central College
b] DeKalb High School
c] Eastern Illinois
d] Illinois State
2. Who did NIU not defeat in the 2003 season?
d] Iowa State
Test your knowledge of football! Check your answers to the football trivia questions in the September issue of New Values Magazine. For those of you who missed it in the printed magazine, here are the questions again, with the answers below.
1. True or false: The origin of American football can be traced back to early forms of rugby.
2. The first intercollegiate football game was played between which two teams?
a.] Rutgers & Princeton
b.] Harvard & Yale
c.] Buffalo Prospects & Canton Bulldogs
3. Who was the first professional football player?
a.] Jay Berwanger
b.] William “Pudge” Heffelfinger
c.] Charles Follis
4. The first television broadcast of an NFL game aired in 1939 on what station?
5. True or False: The first Super Bowl champions were the Dallas Cowboys.
6. True or False: John F. Kennedy was the first President to attend an NFL game while in office.
7. Who is the oldest player in NFL history, who was 48 at the end of his last season with the Oakland Raiders?
a.] Ray Brown
b.] John Nesser
c.] George Blanda