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Presbyterian College
Founded: 1880
Location: Clinton, SC
Enrollment: 1,300
Fun Fact: Presbyterian boasts the largest bronze statue of a Scotsman in the world--they call him Cyrus. I am mildly disappointed he bears no resemblance to Groundskeeper Willie. The school's nickname is the Blue Hose, and the mascot is a Scotsman, which is a nod to the Scottish-Irish immigrants who initially settled in Clinton.

Presbyterian Football
Affiliations:
FCS, Big South Conference
First Game:
1913
All-Time Record:
483-484-35 (.491)
Head Coach:
Harold Nichols (sixth year at PC; 11-45 career record)
Fun Facts:
While the football program has a long history, the team is relatively new to the Division I level. The Blue Hose made the all-sports move from D-II to the Big South in 2007, and the football team has played fewer than 100 games at the D-I level. The transition's been rough, with the team winning only five Big South games in three official seasons. They were winless as recently as 2009, and they have on several occasions offered themselves up for slaughter at the hands of FBS schools. They opened 2014 with a 55-3 loss at Northern Illinois. 
Bonus Football Fun Fact: The school record for points scored in a game is 104, a mark set against something called Wofford Fitting in 1914. "Wofford Fitting" sounds like a jeans factory or something. Played like one too, apparently.
All-Name Team: Sophomore defensive lineman Ugonna Akoh, senior long snapper Cannon Jordan, sophomore quarterback Heys McMath, junior wide receiver Acey Palmer.
Returning Starters: 6 on offense, 6 on defense
Base Offense: Spread
Base Defense: 4-3