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Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds and the Father of Athletics
University of Virginia

Director of Athletics
University of Virginia

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Named in honor of Dr. William ...

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Named in honor of Dr. William Lambeth, superintendent of buildings and grounds and the "father of athletics" at UVa, Lambeth Field ( No. 13 on this map) opened in 1902 as the home to many sports.

Instead of abolishing the game, Alderman ...

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Instead of abolishing the game, Alderman led the charge to reform it, change the rules to make it a safer game and planned with UVa's director of athletics, Dr. William Lambeth, to study and experiment with potential rules changes to improve the game and remove some of the brutality, eliminating the mass play strategy.

Lambeth, considered the "Father of Virginia Athletics," experimented with various rules with UVa's own players to come up with a better, safer way to play college football. His work went along with that of a seven-member committee appointed to reform the game of college football.

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