Don’t know much about Presbyterian College, the Football Championship Subdivision school in Clinton, S.C.? You’re not alone.
We’ll have more during the week, but here is a quick glance at the Blue Hose (Yes, the Blue Hose):
- Presbyterian started transitioning from Division II to Division I in 2007. The Blue Hose now is in its third year in the Big South Conference.
- Presbyterian played road games at both Clemson and Wake Forest last season (got blown out in both).
- Presbyterian has an enrollment of only 1,200 students.
- Football started being played at Presbyterian in 1913.
- The Blue Hose has three players from California on its roster (all from Southern California).
- Presbyterian has gone just 6-28 in its past three seasons.
- In 1943, Presbyterian coach Lonnie McMillan gave Clemson’s football stadium the name, “Death Valley.”
- How did Presbyterian get the nickname, “The Blue Hose?” According to Presbyterian’s web site, the team started wearing blue jerseys and “stockings” around 1915. A sports writer started calling Presbyterian “The Blue Stockings.” Stocking later morphed into “Hose” and the student body informally adopted the nickname, “The Blue Hose,” around the late 1950s.