UberGerbil wrote:Never understood how a toothpaste could support a college, much less field a football team.
Here's the really scary part. Until 1890 it was known as Madison University (it's in Madison County, NY). In 1890 they renamed the place after one James Colby Colgate, who'd given them so much money. Said James Colby Colgate was one of the founders of Colgate-Palmolive, so all of the toothpaste jokes are based in fact. I was last there in '08 or so and the bookstore still only sold Colgate toothpaste and ancillary products.
EDIT: Our high point was 1932
. Undefeated, untied, unscored upon, uninvited. 9-0, no points scored against us, and no bowl invite. My mother's father was on campus that year and the stories I've heard in transmission (he died when I was 3) make it clear that the student body at the time was decidedly less than happy. Since it was 1932, I'm also pretty sure that my Granddad was one of the more accomplished rum-runners on campus.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. Ralph Waldo Emerson.