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Presbyterian College is a private liberal arts college in Clinton, South Carolina, USA. Presbyterian College, or PC, is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA. PC was founded in 1880 by William Plumer Jacobs.
The PC mascot is the Blue Hose, represented by a Scotsman clad in a kilt with blue stockings. PC is also home to Cyrus, the largest bronze statue of a Scotsman in the world.
Traditionally, one of the athletic highlights on PC's campus is the Bronze Derby] football game. Played annually against nearby Newberry College, the game is the subject of a long-standing rivalry between the two schools.
The rivalry dates back to the a particularly heated game played during 1946â47 basketball season. Before the game commenced, a set of PC students unfurled a large banner inscribed with âBeat H ... Out of Newberry!â on the wall of the gymnasium behind the PC student section. While the crowd was distracted, however, a group of Newberry students climbed the outside of the gym wall, crawled through a window, and ripped the banner off the wall before fleeing into the night. After the game ended (PC won 51â47), PC students demanded that the banner be returned. The Newberry students refused, and a fight ensued. In the midst of the epic struggle, a Newberry student snatched a derby from the head of a PC student.
In the days following the derby theft, Frank E. Kinard â a senior at Newberry and editor of the school paper â received a letter from Charles MacDonald, then assistant athletic publicity director at PC. MacDonald suggested that the derby be recovered so that it could be made to be a symbol of athletic rivalry between the two schools, to which Kinard and the Newberry student body agreed. The derby was then unearthed, although the identity of the abductor was kept secret, and the hat was immortalized in bronze, forever a symbol of the rivalry between the two teams.
During the early years of the Bronze Derby rivalry, the hat was exchanged between Newberry and PC at every athletic event, the first occurring at a basketball game on February 28, 1947, which PC won 44â42. Eventually, however, it was decided that the derby would be awarded only to the winner of the Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Day Bronze Derby Game, rather than at every athletic event. The game was then rescheduled during the 1992 season after the teams and the conference moved to NCAA Division II (the game date conflicted with the playoff schedule).
Currently, the annual Bronze Derby game has been temporarily suspended, given PC's move out of Division II athletics and into Division I. The game, however, is still intended to be played once PC's transitional phase is completed.
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Overall Record: 22-76-7 (105 Games)
Record at home: 7-7-1 (15 Games)
Record at Neutral Locations: 1-0-0 (1 Games)
Highest Scoring Game: at Central Arkansas, on 2005-11-19. Total points: 80
Biggest Victory Margin: Central Florida, on 1979-10-27. Final Score: 48 - 0 (48 Points)
Biggest Defeat Margin: at Clemson, on 1945-09-22. Final Score: 76 - 0 (76 Points)
Longest Consecutive Winning Streak: 10 Games
Longest Consecutive Losing Streak: 11 Games
Record in Shutout games: 11-47-4 (62 Games)
Record in Bowl games: 0-1-0 (1 Games)
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