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Why Harvard-Yale football is more than just a game

More than 61,000 people in the stands and tailgating outside will represent a unique collection of the world's political, business and financial elite.

Even in this modern era, The Game, (yes, they insist on calling it that, complete with the capital letters), is still one of the key social events of the year in the Northeast.

It was formed by the elite Eastern universities who wanted to make sure the modern-day college Football mania did not corrupt the educational and social goals of those schools.

The leaders of those schools believed they could preserve the integrity of sports and academia by eliminating athletic scholarships, banning postseason/bowl game participation, and instituting strict academic admission standards that all members would have to follow.

The athletes playing Saturday have a little more at stake, as Yale can grab its first Outright Ivy League title since 1980 with a win.


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