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Date Posted: 09:25:25 12/06/13 Fri
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Subject: Re: Cumberland (Mid South Conference)
In reply to: David H 's message, "Cumberland (Mid South Conference)" on 16:55:52 10/22/13 Tue

>Does anyone know why the Cumberland University 'Bulldogs' have an eagle on their helmets?

That's not an eagle; it's a phoenix, according to the Wikipedia page for Cumberland University (emphasis mine):

"The American Civil War nearly destroyed Cumberland University. University Hall was burned to the ground when Union forces occupied the campus, a fate common to many Southern institutes of learning. **A Cumberland student wrote on a ruined Corinthian column the Latin Resurgam (I will arise). The university thereafter adopted the mythical phoenix bird as its symbol.** By 1866, just one year after the war's end, all departments were again operating in various locations in the town of Lebanon. Cumberland University moved to its present campus location in 1892."

Logo for the helmet: http://www.mid-southconference.org/f/MSC_Championships/2012-13.php

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