1889 Trinity Blue and White football team

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1889 Trinity Blue and White football
Conference Independent
1889 record 2–0
Head coach John Franklin Crowell
Captain S. J. Durham[1]
← 1888
1890 →

The 1889 Trinity Blue and White football team represented Trinity College (today known as Duke University) in the 1889 college football season.[2] The game with rival North Carolina is still disputed, with both teams claiming a home win by forfeit.[3][4]


Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
November 15 North Carolina Durham, NC W by forfeit    
November 27 Wake Forest Durham, NC W 8–4    


  1. ^ "Duke Football Timeline" (PDF). Duke Blue Devils football media guide. 2008. p. 158. Retrieved February 24, 2015. 
  2. ^ Smith, Melvin I. (1 January 2008). "Evolvements of Early American Foot Ball: Through the 1890/91 Season". AuthorHouse – via Google Books. 
  3. ^ The Game and the Bell
  4. ^ WRAL (4 November 2015). "Duke and UNC: Rivals who agree to disagree :: WRALSportsFan.com".