Furman University’s athletics heritage is rich by anyone’s standards.
The Paladins played Wofford in the first intercollegiate football game played in the Deep
South. The Terriers won it, 5-1, on December 14, 1889. Stanford Jennings, David Whitehurst,
Sam Wyche and Jerome Felton are among many former Paladins who have excelled in the
National Football League. The Paladins have played in three FCS national championship
games and won the title in 1988.
Frank Selvy, on February 14, 1954, became the only player ever to score 100 points in a
Division I basketball game. Selvy and Darrell Floyd led the nation in scoring. Clyde Mayes
was a first-round NBA draft pick.
Some of the LPGA’s greatest players – Beth Daniel, Betsy King and Dottie Pepper among
them – are Furman grads. Daniel and King played on a national championship team. Brad
Faxon was a standout on the PGA Tour.
One of America’s greatest soccer stars, Clint Dempsey, played in college for the Paladins.
Furman offers more than a proud history, however. It is the current recipient of the
Commissioner’s Cup, awarded each year to the Southern Conference’s most successful
school in men’s sports.
Furman ATT stands for “Furman All the Time” and pays homage to the Paladins’ most famous
call to battle from the cheerleaders’ perch.
Our mission is to celebrate the Paladins all the time.