Grinnell Pioneers football

Grinnell Pioneers
First season 1889
Head coach Jeff Pederson
Stadium Rosenbloom Field
Conference Midwest
Colors Black and Scarlet[1]

The Grinnell Pioneers football team represents Grinnell College in collegiate level football. The team competes in NCAA Division III as an affiliate member of the Midwest Conference.[2]


On a blustery November afternoon in 1889, Grinnell College beat the University of Iowa 240 in the first intercollegiate football game west of the Mississippi River.[3] The team's first head coach was Theron Lyman.


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