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Treasure Chest

The Treasure Chest is updated several times a year to feature different materials housed in the Special Collection department.

Previous Treasures

Bulldogs, Tigers or Bears

The 1912 Entre Nous, states the "Baptist Tigers" were able to hold the "Thin Red Line" to one touchdown in the first three quarters of the season's opening game against The University of Alabama.

It was not until December of 1916 that Samford, then Howard College, adopted the bulldog as its official mascot. In a two to one vote, the student body chose the “Crimson Bulldog” over the” Baptist Bears.”

From the December 14, 1916 edition of the Howard Crimson


December 14, 1916, Howard Crimson.

1912 Entre Nous.

Willoughby, Avalee. Athletics at Samford University 1900 - 1970.