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Baseball pictures

Just about everyone who visits the archives or looks in one of our display cases enjoys looking at our old photos.  I like to pass these around when student groups come in for classes because often, the subjects are things with which students today can relate.  Yesterday, I gave a presentation to two sections of […]

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A March Madness tribute?

This cartoon has been sitting on my desk for several months, ever since I wrote a Wofford Today column on Dr. C. C. Norton, Wofford's longtime dean of the college and professor of sociology.  Dr. Norton was best known for his annual presentation of A Christmas Carol, but he was also known as a caricaturist […]

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Wofford Songs and Yells

Today I'm going to share a new acquisition, something that literally arrived in the mail this morning.  This document belonged to a member of the class of 1910 named George Craig, and it was sent to me today by someone who was going through some of his papers.  It's a list of Wofford songs or […]

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Football, Fall 1933

I was looking for a story about an old football game this morning, and I wanted to reprint something from 1933- seventy-five years ago – and the first game I came across was against USC.  Since Wofford played USC on Saturday, this seemed like more than a coincidence, so here’s the Old Gold and Black’s […]

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Andrews Field House – a gym for the ages

Andrews Field House is place of many memories, and is another of those buildings on the campus that has found many uses in its nearly 80-year lifespan.  From the 50-year era when it was the Terriers’ varsity gymnasium, there are memories of cold nights, noisy crowds, and Little Four Tournaments, coaches like Joel Robertson ’41 […]

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Athletics Stories from 1915

These are excerpts from the Wofford College Journal’s April 1915 sports section. Spring sports were an important part of campus life in the early 20th century, and baseball was arguably more important to students than football during those years. Baseball The baseball season was ushered in Thursday, April 1, with a brilliant victory for the […]

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Baseball, 1903

Wofford students were playing baseball several years before the first football game.  Legend holds that the first games on campus were between students and some of the federal soldiers stationed in Spartanburg during Reconstruction. Below is an excerpt from the June 1903 Wofford College Journal detailing some of the exploits of the 1903 baseball season. […]

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Basket-ball, 1916

In recent posts, I’ve neglected Wofford’s long history of intercollegiate athletics.  Since we’re presently in the thick of Southern Conference basketball play, I thought it would be appropriate to put up a sketch of an earlier basketball season.  This snippet comes from the 1916 Bohemian and talks about a few games from that year. When […]

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The First Football Game – 118 years ago today

On this day 118 years ago, Wofford and Furman played the first intercollegiate football game in the state of South Carolina.  The account of the game, written by a Wofford student journalist in The Wofford College Journal and published in January 1890, is reprinted below. On Saturday morning, December 14, 1889, the foot ball teams […]

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Basketball sweater

Last month, an alum’s basketball letter sweater came home. Mrs. Ann Turner Bevalaque donated her father’s 1917 black and gold sweater to the archives.  Henry Grady Turner graduated from Wofford in 1917, and while at the college, he was a member of the Preston Literary Society and a three-year member of the basketball team.  The […]

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