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September 26, 2013

Football and puns and Floyd

Filed under: Our Favorite Things — Lori Williamson @ 1:46 pm

Football and puns, what could be better? You get both in this 1966 University of Minnesota Homecoming Pin. College homecoming football games have been going on since 1909. Usually the homecoming team schedules an easy opponent to ensure a victory. Commemorative pins for the big game are given out before the game.

This Saturday, September 28, will be the 107th matchup between The University of Minnesota and the University of Iowa. The Gophers have been playing the Hawkeyes since 1935 for the Floyd of Rosedale. Along with winning 61 of the contests the Gophers also won the year this homecoming pin was given out, beating Iowa 17-0.

Ryan Barland, Oral History

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