V.M.I. (Virginia Military Institute)


Round collegiate button with red, yellow and white stripes and "V.M.I." printed in red in the center of the button. The Virginia Military Institure Keydets played their first college football season in 1891. The team is represented by their mascot, Moe the Kangaroo, who was originally known as TD Bound. VMI is also unique in that it requires every student to attend games from beginning to end. The team has featured in several small, regular season bowl games (the Tobacco Bowl and Oyster Bowl) that feature teams from Virginia/Carolina area. The most notable modern mark of V.M.I. football is their rivalry against The Citadel, which is known as the Military Classic of the South.

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: College, Football, Sports

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Credit Line: Bequest of Edith R. Meggers

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CL.314637.00296Accession Number: 314637Catalog Number: 314637.00296

Object Name: Buttonbutton, collegiate

Physical Description: metal (overall material)plastic (overall material)red (overall color)yellow (overall color)white (overall color)Measurements: average spatial: 1 3/4 in; x 4.445 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-fff3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1067354

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