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.
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