125 Years of Bethany Bison Football



Dear Friends,

The rich history of football at Bethany College is highlighted by fantastic games, iconic moments, legendary coaches, staff and incredible scholar-athletes.  You are part of that elite group that has, in a variety of capacities, proudly worn the Bethany name across their chest.

To commemorate the 125 years of football I want to invite you back to campus on November 8 & 9 for our 125th anniversary weekend.  As part of the celebration we will showcase the impact that Bethany College Football has had on the lives of so many of our great alumni.  If, in one way or another, you or your family were touched by Bethany Football we want you to come back to dear ol’ Bethany.  Countless individuals have played an important role in shaping our great history, and if you are reading this, it is likely you to were touched by Bison Football.  Whether a coach, player, manager, trainer, member of the band, cheerleader, or family of a Bethanian, we want you to come back, relive those iconic moments of glory, rekindle old friendships and celebrate the importance and value of Bethany College Football.

There will be many opportunities for you to be involved. These will include:

  • Friday, November 8, 2019
    • 125th Anniversary Banquet
  • Saturday, November 9, 2019
    • Special Anniversary Tailgate
    • Football Game vs. Thiel College – 1:25 pm
      • Half-Time Recognition
    • Post-Game Reception inside Hummel Field House
      • Men’s & Women’s Basketball Doubleheader
  • Other events will include tours of campus
  • Meet & Great with current members of the football team
  • Watch Friday’s Practice
  • A unique 125th Anniversary Commemorative Gift
  • Much More

I hope you will join us on the Banks of the Old Buffalo, on November 8 and 9 as we celebrate 125 years of football at Bethany College.




Registration for the entire weekend is $75 for the first attendee, remaining family/friends are $40.  One gift per $75 registration.


FOR QUESTIONS EMAIL STEVE THOMPSON at sthompson@bethanywv.edu