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by Ivan Maisel

Yale Athletics

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RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

Cambridge, Mass. | Nov. 25, 1905

Yale's J.J. Quill, with an open-hand smash, broke the nose of Harvard's Hooks Burr in the Elis' 6-0 win in 1905. The play inflamed passions to ban the sport. Weeks earlier, President Theodore Roosevelt summoned the presidents of Harvard, Yale and Princeton to the White House and told them to clean up the sport's injury and death toll. Message heard: Major universities formed the NCAA and rewrote the rule book.