Autoduel QuarterlyVolume 9Issue 4

Blast From The Past

History of Collegiate Autoduelling

1890s - College sports first enter into mainstream America, as Ivy League schools in the Northeast have informal contest in baseball and football. Schools such as Princeton and Yale become the first colleges to have organized sporting events.

1932 - After several publicized scandals, the National Collegiate Athletic Association is formed. Its main purpose is to set safety and academic standards for all college sports. The NCAA also acts ass a watchdog to make sure that all rules are obeyed.

1980s - College sports enter a new age of diversity and profitability. Collegiate sports are a big business and a main source of revenue for many college towns. More sports have been added including swimming, volleyball, fast-pitch softball, tennis and track and field. A team making it to a national tournament or bowl game can earn as much as two million dollars for their school! T.V. and gambling revenues approach the professional levels.

Unfortunately, such affluence causes many incidents of drug, recruiting and academic violations. The NCAA cracks down heavily on such infractions. Penalties can including revoking scholarships, barring the teams from T.V. coverage or bowl games and even suspension from playing for up to several years.

2012-2016 - As the Short War and Food Riots came into full swing, colleges become catalysts for insurrection and protests.Several major riots start as "peaceful" students demonstrations that turn ugly. Many large campuses are burned to the ground and looted. food and energy research are delayed for two years, causing more unnecessary deaths.

2025 - autoduelling invented. Deathsports began to rise in popularity.

2026 - with the advent of autoduelling and other deathsports, college athletics start to make a comeback. Combat football, hack hockey and full-contact baseball are first sports to enter the college circuit. The NCAA is reactivated in September.

2028-29 - Starting in the Midwest, several colleges start to have informal team duels. Such fights are usually rather mild, although duels between rival schools can turn deadly. By 2029, the Big Eight Autoduelling Conference is formed. The conference is made up of eight teams, and has championship tournament in September. This league will later act as a building block for future conferences. The NCAA classifies autoduelling as as exhibition sport pending more study.

2031 - College autoduelling rises in T.V. ratings. Public pressure and potential megabucks make the NCAA recognize autoduelling as a sanctioned sport. In the middle of duelling season, a terrible accident including the University of Nebraska and University of Oklahoma results in the deaths of ten duellists and 21 spectators. this tragedy forces the NCAA to suspend the sport until further notice.

2032 - The NCAA, with the help of the AADA, establishes a universal set of rules and procedures for all teams to follow. to help deal with the new demands of such a sport, the NCAA forms the NACAA (North American Collegiate Autoduelling Association).

2035 - Prudue wins the NACAA championship for the third straight year.

TODAY - There are 64 teams in the NACAA with eight conferences. The season is from April to August with national tournaments held in September. College duelling is almost as popular in some areas as its AADA counterpart.

Issue 9/4 Index

Steve Jackson Games * Car Wars * ADQ Index