110 years ago today - Nov 18, 1908

Special to The Tribune.

PROVO, Nov. 17—An order has been issued by the Mormon church officials prohibiting the game of football at all the Mormon schools. The matter has been under discussion for more than a year. A petition, signed by a majority of the students here asking that football be allowed, was presented to the church authorities, but the petition has been set aside, and this morning the announcement was made in the B. Y. U. by President George H. Brimhall that no football would be tolerated.

It is said that the students are opposed to the order, but that they will submit without further effort.

[Salt Lake Tribune 11/2 "Mormon Church is Against Football" (provided by Joseph Johnstun)]

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