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Princeton Harvard Football Rivalry

Harvard and Princeton ceased the football series for nearly a decade, 1926-1934, in part because of an over the top Harvard Lampoon spoof issue of The Harvard Crimson distributed during the 1926 contest that announced the death of Princeton's head coach, Bill Roper, a man who had a history of serious illness. Roper, who coached Princeton's Team of Destiny,[6] is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. William J. Bingham, a Harvard alumnus and athletics administrator, decided Harvard football could not guarantee to play any football program save Yale. Harvard wanted to play a national schedule was the declared reason for the change.[7]

[6]. Princeton Football, Arcadia Press, Mount Pleasant, SC, by Mark F. Bernstein, 2009, pg. 50. [7]. Harvard Crimson, Princeton A Second Class Power? Was Treated As Such the Roaring Twenties, November 10, 1961, by line James R. Ullyot

As quoted in Wikipedia: Harvard–Princeton football rivalry