We often get asked about past athletics at MSOE, so I thought I'd share some football history- just in time for Thanksgiving Football.
The School of Engineering of Milwaukee had a football team, known as the Engineers, from 1919-1921. The picture above shows the 1920 team. The Electric Sparks, an early school publication reported on the games from 1919 to 1921. The 1920 EMF yearbook publication dedicated several pages to the football team. The Engineers played against teams from other schools in the region including Lake Forest, Marquette Academy, Steven’s Point Normal, Valparaiso, and St. Louis University.
It's likely that the SOE only had a football team for these few years. We have not been able to find any evidence in the archives that the football continued at the SOE after 1921 and an article from a 1926 Electric Sparks article stated that, “We had a wonderful football team 1919 to 1921, but for several years now, we have been without any representative athletics."
Check out the display case near the reference section of the library for additional football history.
For more on the early school history please view the School of Engineering Photograph Collection.