SPORTS | Touchdown Statue Unveiled at Homecoming


In 1915, Schoellkopf Field opened for operation and Touchdown I was climbing the goalposts when Cornell won its first national championship. The Red went an undefeated 9-0 that year, 100 seasons ago. Last Saturday a statue of Touchdown and the 1915 Plaza, where the sculpture stands, were dedicated in honor of the beloved mascot and the legendary Cornell football team. Cornellians years and miles apart came together outside Teagle Hall before the Homecoming football game to celebrate. “After more than 75 years Touchdown has returned home, and on homecoming to boot,” said John Foote ’74.