With the lack of sports it’s time we switch to the every high school football coach’s favorite subject besides PE; History. History is such a guys guy class, it’s interesting and normally was never hard in class. So open your notebooks cause History 101 is now in session.
For those of you passionate about whether college athletes should be paid or not, this day 114 yers ago in 1906 is the origin of the NCAA. On March 31, 1906, the Intercollegiate Atheltic Association of the United States (IAAUS) was established, which set the rules for amateur athletics in America. The IAAUS would later become the NCAA four years later in 1910. Funny that after over 114 years the NCAA still hasn’t decided to pay their “student-athletes”.
On the global stage this day has been important to the French, both the Canadian and European versions. On this day in 1831, Canada incorporated the cities of Montreal and Quebec, the two biggest cities in French Canada. For tourists and world travelers this day in 1889 proved a big mark for France as they unveiled the opening of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
That’s your history lesson for the day with Professor Barnes, do ya homework ya bums, til next time, class.