1888 Trinity Blue and White football team

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1888 Trinity Blue and White football
Conference Independent
1888 record 2–1
Head coach John Franklin Crowell (1st season)
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The 1888 Trinity Blue and White football team represented Trinity College (today known as Duke University) in the 1888 college football season. The game against North Carolina was the first "scientific" game in the state.[1]


Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
November 29 at North Carolina State Fairgrounds • Raleigh, NC (Victory Bell) W 16–0    
May 8 at North Carolina Raleigh, NC W 25–17    
May 29 vs. Wake Forest Raleigh, NC L 0–32    


  1. ^ https://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/uarchives/history/articles/duke-unc-football
  2. ^ "November 29, 1888" (PDF). Duke Blue Devils football media guide. 2008. p. 158. Retrieved February 24, 2015.