#25 — Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown Origin: Remember how your parents told you to be careful around power tools? They weren’t kidding. When future MLB pitcher Brown was a young man he accidentally put his hand in his family farm’s feed chopper. The chopper’s blades cut off most of his...

In 1852, a boating race between students from Harvard and Yale took place on Lake Winnipesaukee, representing the first-ever intercollegiate sporting event in the United States. Since then, the idea of college athletics has expanded into one of the country’s most popular past times. The Intercollegiate Athletic Association...