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Appalachian Roots Of NFL, Super Bowl Celebrated

On a December weekend, a small town came together to celebrate a legacy of gritty professional football from the early 20th century that endures today.

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August 20, 1946: Football Coach Fielding Yost Dies at 75

Football coach Fielding Yost died in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on August 20, 1946, at age 75. In 1895 and ’96, the Marion County native played tackle for one…

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February 22, 1963: Athlete Ira "Rat" Rodgers Dies at 67

Ira Rodgers died on February 22, 1963, at age 67. "Rat," a nickname adapted from his middle name of Erret, was one of West Virginia University's greatest…

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