The Military Classic of the South is an American college football rivalry game played by The Citadel Bulldogs football team of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and the VMI Keydets football team of the Virginia Military Institute. The teams first played in 1920, but the trophy that is currently awarded, the Silver Shako, was introduced in 1976. The game has been played nearly continuously since World War II, with no matchup in 1956, 2004, and 2008–2010. While VMI's rosters remain strictly cadets-only, today The Citadel allows all students on its athletic teams. The Citadel Bulldogs have won the past nine meetings and thirteen of the last fifteen; they lead the series 39–30–2. At one point in 1967, the Keydets led the series 18–8–1. The Military Classic is the thirteenth

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  • The Military Classic of the South is an American college football rivalry game played by The Citadel Bulldogs football team of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and the VMI Keydets football team of the Virginia Military Institute. The teams first played in 1920, but the trophy that is currently awarded, the Silver Shako, was introduced in 1976. The game has been played nearly continuously since World War II, with no matchup in 1956, 2004, and 2008–2010. While VMI's rosters remain strictly cadets-only, today The Citadel allows all students on its athletic teams. The Citadel Bulldogs have won the past nine meetings and thirteen of the last fifteen; they lead the series 39–30–2. At one point in 1967, the Keydets led the series 18–8–1. The Military Classic is the thirteenth oldest still-played rivalry in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) of the NCAA. Both teams were members of the Southern Conference (SoCon) from 1936 until 2003, when VMI left for the Big South Conference and were reunited in the SoCon when VMI returned in 2014. The 71st and most recent game of the series saw The Citadel defeat VMI 35–14 in Charleston, South Carolina, at Johnson Hagood Stadium. With the return of VMI to the SoCon, annual rivalries have been renewed in college baseball, women's soccer, track and field, and cross country. VMI remained in the SoCon in wrestling, and continued to compete annually with The Citadel in that sport while a full member of the Big South. The Bulldogs and Keydets both participated in the All-Military Classic basketball tournament, which began while VMI was a member of the Big South and concluded after four years with the two schools back in the Southern Conference. (en)
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  • The Citadel, 9
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  • VMI 35, The Citadel 0
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  • The Citadel 35, VMI 14
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  • The Citadel, 9
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  • The Citadel leads, 39–30–2
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  • Virginia Military Institute logo.png
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  • 70 (xsd:integer)
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  • Silver Shako
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  • The Military Classic of the South is an American college football rivalry game played by The Citadel Bulldogs football team of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and the VMI Keydets football team of the Virginia Military Institute. The teams first played in 1920, but the trophy that is currently awarded, the Silver Shako, was introduced in 1976. The game has been played nearly continuously since World War II, with no matchup in 1956, 2004, and 2008–2010. While VMI's rosters remain strictly cadets-only, today The Citadel allows all students on its athletic teams. The Citadel Bulldogs have won the past nine meetings and thirteen of the last fifteen; they lead the series 39–30–2. At one point in 1967, the Keydets led the series 18–8–1. The Military Classic is the thirteenth (en)
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  • Military Classic of the South (en)
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