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