Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Trivia Question of the Week

Which charter member school of the SEC left the conference in 1939?


  1. My initial guess was Georgia Tech, but I knew they were around in the 1960's. So I must recuse myself since I had to look it up.

  2. I don't know, but if we keep losing games we should leave too. We would still be tops in the ACC!

  3. The Sewanee Tigers were pioneers in American intercollegiate athletics and possessed the South's preeminent football program in the 1890s. Their 1899 football team had perhaps the best season in college football history, winning all 12 of their games, 11 by shutout, and outscoring their opponents 322-10. Five of those wins, all shutouts, came in a six day period while on a 2,500-mile trip by train. Ten of their twelve opponents, including all five of their road trip victims, remain major college football powers to this day.

    Sewanee was a charter member of the Southeastern Conference upon its formation in 1932, but by this time its athletic program had declined precipitously and Sewanee never won a football game in the eight years it was an SEC member. Sewanee's last season in the SEC was in 1939 and subsequently deemphasized varsity athletics.