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Random TCU Fact of the Week: TCU’s First Football Game EVER!

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This football season, we’re kicking off a new series that takes a look at some wild and quirky facts about TCU football.

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It was the fall of 1896. TCU was not located in Fort Worth, nor was it called “TCU.” Rather, it was known as AddRan College, located in Waco.

A few AddRan students decided to come together and form a team to play a relatively up and coming sport called “football.” And so it began — a tradition that would lead to more than 100 years of memories sweet.

So how did TCU...er, AddRan College...fare in its first football game ever?

Already off to a great start!

AddRan would play just three games in that first “season,” the other two being against a town team known as the Houston Heavyweights.

And the rest is, well, history.

Source: TCU Football 2016 Media Guide