1889 Northwestern Purple football team

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1889 Northwestern Purple football
Conference Independent
1889 record 2–2
Head coach None
Captain Erman Ridgway
Seasons
← 1888
1890 →

The 1889 Northwestern Purple football team was an American football team that represented Northwestern University during the 1889 college football season. The team compiled a 2–2 record. Only one of the five games was an intercollegiate game, a 9–0 loss to Notre Dame on November 14, 1889, in Evanston. The game was the first meeting in the Northwestern–Notre Dame football rivalry. Northwestern also played games against Evanston High School (18–4 victory), the Chicago University Club (0–28 loss), and the Wanderers Athletic Club (22–0 victory).[1]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
November 9Evanston HighEvanston, ILW 18–4
November 14Notre Dame (rivalry)
  • Northwestern campus
  • Evanston, IL
L 0–9[2][3]
November 23at Chicago University Club
L 0–29[4]
December 7at Wanderers Athletic Club
  • Indiana Ave & 37th St.
  • Chicago
W 22–0[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 Northwestern Football Media Guide" (PDF). Northwestern University. p. 106. Retrieved June 16, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Rough Foot-Ball Playing". The Inter Ocean. November 15, 1889. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  3. ^ "Items". Chicago Tribune. November 15, 1889. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "Exciting Game of Football: The University Team Easily Defeats the Evanston Eleven". Chicago Tribune. November 24, 1889. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Items". Chicago Tribune. December 8, 1889. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com.