This is the first of what I hope will be a regular feature (at least on Thursdays in the off-season). This little discovery was to good not to share as it highlights some of the long practiced traditions of Gryphon football and reflects the importance of football at the University of Guelph.
“The Gryphons don’t love their school because of football — it’s the other way around. But football is certainly a potent symbol of the greater affection.” These are the words of alumnus Pat Tracey, who played more games in a Gryphon uniform than any other player.
The source of all of this is Guelph Alumnus, September 1996 edition. It was a magazine owned and published by the University of Guelph, in cooperation with the Guelph Alumni Association. The entire 40-page publication can be viewed here as a PDF file. What I’ve displayed below is just a teaser. There are a full ten more pages packed with great historical information in the magazine – Legends of the Fall, pages 9-18.
The Magazine cover:
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