|Cheerleaders in the 1940 Entre Nous.|
|The 1934 season varsity football squad.|
|The 1940 varsity football team, as featured in the 1940 Entre Nous.|
|The varsity team in 1945.|
|The homecoming game in 1953.|
|The 1957 Howard College varsity team.|
|Howard College cheerleaders in 1965.|
|The 1966 homecoming game.|
|The 1973 Samford varsity football team in action.|
In 1974, the varsity football program was ended by President Wright and the board of trustees. The primary reason for this decision was the cost of the program. Dropping intercollegiate football saved the university 300,000 dollars in the 1974-1975 budget. Students who had entered Samford on football scholarships were permitted to keep their scholarships until graduation and those who wished to transfer to another school to continue playing football were assisted by the university to find placements. The coaching staff was hired by a nearby school which had recently lost its head coach.
|The 1973 Samford varsity football team.|
Football would return to campus under President Corts in the early 1980s and continues today as one of the important activities on campus.
Thanks to Rachel Cohen of the Special Collection for text and photographs.