Yearbook: Milligan College

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Editor's note: 
Just in time for Army's offseason I'm having laptop issues, which means I'm relegated to using the confounded macbook. That, coupled with the upcoming holiday season may slow down the activity on this blog.  The weekly yearbook posts may be one of the first things to suffer as I had a bunch of yearbooks on the busted computer set aside to post.  I'll do what I can to keep the yearbooks rolling out regularly, and I plan on recapping Army's season pretty soon, but if my irregular posts seem a bit more irregular than usual, that's probably the reason.

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Here's another yearbook...

Milligan College's yearbook is scanned and available online. Titled The Buffalo, this yearbook has a good amount of the college's history. Despite several years going unpublished, the Buffalo is another great yearbook with some very interesting historical footnotes. Firstly, considering it's bowl season Milligan made the New York Times a while ago with this interesting piece about lesser bowls.

There was the Bean Bowl held in Scottsbluff, Neb., in 1949 and 1950: Idaho State defeated Chadron State in the inaugural game, Doane upended Northern Colorado in the finale. The Burley Bowl was big doings in Johnson City, Tenn., from 1946 to 1956.
(emphasis added)

Second interesting note: Milligan is notable as the only college that turned over its entire campus to the Navy's V-12 program. The 1947 Buffalo was the first yearbook edition published after the V-12 years yet there isn't much to be found in the record about the campus' Naval V-12 years. In fact the yearbooks don't say peep about anything to do with V-12. Sort of a strange omission, but I guess really not that surprising.


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