The (Madison) Capital Times celebrating Pat O’Dea’s return to Wisconsin for the 1934 Homecoming celebration. (Courtesy Dave Vitale)
5/15/2014 02:23:57 pm
Why did they change the dimensions of the field, also adding the end zone? Was this, in some way, to "open up" the game?
5/16/2014 12:49:12 am
Paul - The dimensions of the field were changed in 1912. This was part of the process of phasing in the forward pass. In the early years of the pass, it was illegal to throw one across the goal line. The addition of the end zone was necessary when that rule changed. And - yes - all of this was part of a larger effort to open up the game.
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