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

Grinnell Pioneers
First season1889
Head coachJeff Pederson
StadiumRosenbloom Field
ColorsBlack and Scarlet[1]


On a blustery November afternoon in 1889, Grinnell College beat the University of Iowa 24–0 in the first intercollegiate football game west of the Mississippi River.[3] The team's first head coach was Theron Lyman.


  1. ^ Grinnell College Visual Identity. Retrieved June 25, 2018.
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