Football Fun Friday! The lighter side of 100 years of BearKat football.

1974 Football Fun

The 100th season of Sam Houston State University’s football program is about to begin on September 5th as the BearKats take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders. On this momentous occasion the Sam Houston State University Archives would like to show the lighter side of BearKat football over the years.

This photograph from the February 8, 1974, The Houstonian, has our hard-hitting Kats showing their softer side for their initiation into the “T Club” Association.

The “T Club,” Association is an organization that is made up of men who have earned their letters in the different branches of college sports. The “T” in “T Club” stands for Teachers College. The use of the “T” letters for athletics started in 1923 when the normal schools, including Sam Houston Normal Institute, names were changed to teachers colleges. Today, the “T Club” is called Sam Houston State University Lettermen Association.

The University Archives will share lighter moments in BearKat football from the last hundred seasons in the coming weeks.


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