Entries tagged with ‘football’

Factoid Friday

In the early years, Homecoming was celebrated during the winter months in conjunction with a basketball game. The first Gustavus Homecoming linked to a football game was in 1926.  The homecoming slogan was “Beat St. Olaf,” which the Gusties did: 7 to 0.

Factoid Friday

  Did you know… that in 1905, the Augustana Synod (forerunner of the ELCA) banned intercollegiate athletic competition from its colleges. One year before, in 1904, President Mattson had enforced a ban on athletics at Gustavus. These rulings were met with fierce opposition. After many years of student protest, the Synod reinstated athletics in 1910. […]

Blast from the Past!

The cheerleading squad from 1973 football season gave the black and gold the extra edge! GO GUSTIES!

Factoid Friday

On November 11, 1938, the Gustavus community suffered a great tragedy. The bus carrying members of the football team back from St. Norbert’s was in an accident that killed athletic director George Myrum and two students, Donald Anderson ’40 and Carl Olson ’41. Four months later the new Myrum Memorial Field house was completed and […]

Tuesday Trivia: Answered!

Name this Gustie! Drafted in the 6th round of the 1985 NFL Draft, he played for Dallas, Green Bay, Buffalo, and Minnesota. He is… B. The Rev. Kurt Ploeger

Tuesday Trivia!

This week’s Tuesday Trivia question:   Who is this man? This campus leader gave “light” to outdoor football games and was an enthusiastic advocate and coach for athletics. He served as the athletic director at Gustavus for many years. Is it… A. Gus Young B. Jim Malmquist C. George Myrum D. Lloyd Hollingsworth Answer will […]