University of Ottawa Football Alumni Association Apparel Collection
KB2 Clothing is proud and honoured to be able to present the University of Ottawa Football Alumni Association (1881) Apparel Collection.
With such a storied history of Canadian Football, our goal is to provide high-quality apparel through our no minimum apparel options and process that allows everyone to choose the style, colour and logo they want to wear and wear it with pride.
Gee-Gees Football History
Football at the University of Ottawa began in 1881. The first ever organized college football game in North America was played in 1874 between McGill and Harvard. The two-game football series played at Cambridge, Mass., May 14 and 15, 1874, were the first games of North American-style football.
In 1894, the Garnet and Grey joined the Quebec Rugby Football Union (QRFU) and dominated from their first year of play. The team won eight QRFU championships (1894, 1896–99, 1901–04)
The Canadian Rugby Union (CRU) Championships. Ottawa won the national title four times, in 1894, 1896, 1897, and 1901. (The CRU's championship trophy was renamed in 1909, becoming the Grey Cup, and has since become the championship trophy for the Canadian Football League.)
The Gee-Gees became Yates Cup champions for the first time in 1907.