DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With BCUathletics.com having just launched the social media campaign “#24kCountdown to Kickoff”, every Wednesday features a special team, game or unique moment as it relates to Wildcats football throughout the rich history of the Maroon and Gold.
For our inaugural #WildcatWINSday, we look back at the 1924 Florida Interscholastic Athletic Association (FIAA) champions. In just their second season of competition, these Wildcats were the school’s first champions in any sport. While game results are still being researched, a team picture of the 1924 squad has a football with “1924 Fla. Champs” displayed prominently across it. That very same league also included Florida Normal (now Florida Memorial) and Edward Waters.
Just one game's results from 1924 are fully documented: A December 4th scoreless tie against Alabama State at Miami’s Dorsey Park – the first recorded Black College football game to be played in the “Magic City”. Bethune-Cookman would make several trips to South Florida in later years, including the 1946 and 1947 Coconut Bowls, eight South Florida Classics and games the past two seasons (2011, ’12) versus the University of Miami.
Champions and legends are created yearly at Bethune-Cookman. Each Wednesday, we’ll highlight a special championship team throughout the rich history of the B-CU football program. Fans are encouraged to tell us their favorite moments from that particular season/team through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Please use the hashtag #WildcatWINSday when Tweeting and we’ll retweet those winning moments.
Be sure to interact with us on all social media channels. Fans are encouraged to follow @BCUathletics on Twitter, @BCUathletics on Instagram, and “Like” BCUathletics on Facebook to enter their daily submissions for participation. Fans should also follow BCUathletics on Pinterest for that special tailgating recipe yet to be discovered by the rest of the world.
In addition, Bethune-Cookman has announced the official social media directory for the department of athletics. CLICK HERE FOR SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTORY. All 17 sports teams at Bethune-Cookman have a unique twitter handle, and fans are encouraged to follow the student-athletes and coaches of those teams as each will have special tweets, photos and information unique to that program.
Bethune-Cookman is #NeverSatisfied.