Go You Bulldogs!
The origins of our Bulldog heritage comes from a newspaper article that appeared in the February 12, 1931Pioneer Newspaper. Columnist "Jap" Williams asked what would happen if an irresistible force met an immovable object, then said that Coach McElwain believed the question might be solved when the "irresistible Central State Teachers College Bearcats met Ferris' immovable Bulldogs." He went on:"...it is discovered that the name (Bulldogs) has been applied to them because of demonstrated ability to hang on to their men and never let go..."
It took some time before the name was completely adopted for our athletic teams, as we had been referred to as the "Spartans" prior to this event. By the fall of 1931, the name "Bulldogs" was fully accepted, and our athletes now proudly wear the "Bulldog" on their jerseys.
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