The basic elements of football started at Penn's Franklin Field, Harvard Stadium and the Yale Bowl three of our four oldest stadiums. Today they stand as monuments to the past, having essentially shaped college football and college athletics on the whole as we know them.
A bulldog greets writers on the facade of the press box. The canine has a deep history in Yale football; in 1889, the bulldog
owned by Andrew Graves (Yale class of 1892) and named Handsome Dan became Yale's mascot. (Photo courtesy Yale University)