This is a round sports button with a maroon background and "Chicago" printed in white on the center of the button. The Chicago Maroons were a college football power from 1892 (their first season) to about 1939. The team was a founding member of the Big Ten Conference, which is the oldest college athletic conference in America. The Maroons were led by football pioneer Amos Alonzo Stagg for 41 seasons. The Maroons also have the distinction of receiving the first Heisman Trophy when their, halfback Jay Berwanger, won the award in 1935. The program was disbanded in 1939 but has since returned, now playing at the Division III level.
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