Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Grantland Rice

Marker ID: THC 3A 63
Location: on W College at S Spring St., Murfreesboro, TN 
County: Rutherford
Coordinates: N 35° 50.799    W 086° 23.400
  35.84665    -86.39
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4939


Grantland Rice was a distinguished sports writer and poet. Rice was born November 1, 1880 in a house which stood here. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, 1901, he later was called the Dean of American Sports Writers, and became internationally famous for his influence on sportsmanship and fair play. He died in 1954.