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Classic Team Logo of The Day

19 Jan

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Logo of a college football team that plays in the Big Ten Conference, the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. Their program began play in 1882 and has won 18 conference titles and 9 national championships. The Gophers have produced an outstanding 7 Pro Football Hall of Famers – Carl Eller, Bronko Nagurski, Bobby Bell, Leo Nomellini, Charlie Sanders and coaches Bud Grant and Tony Dungy. Other notable former Gophers who have played in the NFL include Gino Cappelletti, Tyrone Carter, Eric Decker, John Williams, Rick Upchurch, Milt Sunde, Mike Mercer, Karl Mecklenburg, Gale Gillingham and Gordie Soltau.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

17 Jan

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Logo of a college football team that plays in the Ohio Valley Conference, the Eastern Kentucky Colonels. Their finger-lickin’ good program began play in 1891 and over the years they’ve won 21 conference titles and a pair of small college national championships. Former Colonels who have enjoyed careers in pro football include Yeremiah Bell, Tim Lester, Aaron Jones, Myron Guyton, John Jackson, Jason Dunn, Chad Bratzke and Wally Chambers.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

16 Jan

Blufftonbeavers

Logo of a small college football team that plays in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, the Bluffton Beavers. The Division III program played it’s first season in 1913 and currently plays its’ home games at Dwight Salzman Stadium in Bluffton, Ohio. The school has produced a pair of pro football players – Seth Burkholder, a kicker in the Arena League, and former Buffalo Bills’ star flanker Elbert “Golden Wheels” Dubenion.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

15 Jan

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Logo of a college football team that plays in the Big Sky Conference, the Montana Grizzlies. The school first fielded a team in 1897 and has claimed a pair of Division I – FCS national championships, in 1995 and 2001. Former Grizzly players who have gone on to play pro football include Jimmy Wilson, Doug Betters, Raul Allegre, Colt Anderson, Scott Gragg, Dan Carpenter, Guy Bingham, Trumaine Johnson, Mike Tilleman and Tim Hauck.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

26 Dec

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Logo of a defunct pro football team that played in the National Football League from 1930 until 1943, the Brooklyn Dodgers. The team played at Ebbets Field, sharing the stadium with the Dodger baseball club. They were renamed the Tigers in 1944 but folded after that season, with their players being dispersed to the Boston Yanks franchise. There are four Hall of Famers who played for the franchise – Red Badgro, Benny Friedman, Bruiser Kinard and Ace Parker.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

25 Dec

PVA&MPanthers

Logo of a small college football team that plays in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, the Prairie View A&M Panthers. The school began play in 1907, and has claimed 11 conference titles and 5 Black college football national championships. The Panthers also hold the dubious record of having lost the most consecutive games, a total of 80 between 1989 and 1998. Some Panther alumni who have played pro football include Jim Kearney, Otis Taylor, Ken Houston, Sam Adams, Clem Daniels, Alvin Reed, Jim Lee Hunt, Jim Mitchell and Charley Warner.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

24 Dec

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Logo of a college football team that plays in the Big Sky Conference, the Idaho State Bengals. The program, which first began play in 1902, has captured 8 conference titles and a Division I-AA national championship in 1981. Numerous former Bengal players have gone on to play pro football, including Merrill Hoge, Jared Allen, Eddie Bell, Will Grant, Josh Hill, John Roman and Jim Wagstaff.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

19 Dec

sarniaimperials

Logo of an old Canadian football team that played in the Ontario Rugby Football Union, the Sarnia Imperials. The ORFU preceded the Canadian Football League and competed for the Grey Cup until 1955. The Imperials won the Cup twice, in 1934 and 1936. Some notable players who competed for Sarnia are Norm Perry, Orm Beach, Gino Cappelletti and Cookie Gilchrist.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

18 Dec

GWUColonials

Logo of a defunct college football team, the George Washington University Colonials, whose program existed from 1881 until 1966, when it shut down for various reasons, including not having a suitable stadium to play in. They won their only bowl game appearance, capturing the Sun Bowl in 1956. Colonial alumni who played pro football include Mike Sommer, Bob Nowaskey, Garry Lyle and Hall of Famer Tuffy Leemans.

 

Classic Team Logo of The Day

17 Dec

bahamasbowl

The college football bowl season will be upon us starting this weekend, and this is the logo of the first of those games to be played this year, the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl. Formerly known as the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl, it has been played since 2014. Located in Nassau, the game matches teams from the Mid-America Conference and Conference USA, with this year’s contest being played between the University at Buffalo Bulls and the Charlotte 49ers.