BrCoLee Bowl resurrected
April 19, 2005
Bryan, Covenant and Lee – the names conjure up images of fierce struggles on the intercollegiate athletic courts and fields, often with conference championships hanging on the outcome of a game.
In the years following 1977, the rivalry took on a different twist, with the prize becoming a battered colander converted into a trophy awarded to the winner of each year's Broccoli Bowl. The trophy was presented at the end of a day of field day activities involving students from each school, games such as the sack race, egg toss and tug-of-war. Eventually, the bowl fever waned and the Broccoli Bowl died.
But earlier this school year, Student Government Association President Anneli Horner learned about the Broccoli Bowl and was intrigued. "One of the goals for SGA was to start bringing back some traditions of Bryan," she said in an interview in the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Another goal was to "hang out with the leaders from Covenant and Lee."
She contacted her counterparts at Covenant and Lee and proposed they work to revive this tradition, and the dream began to come to life. One thing has changed, however: the spelling of the name has changed to "BrCoLee," although the pronunciation is the same.
The new BrCoLee Bowl premiered April 23 at Lee University in Cleveland. Basketball, ultimate Frisbee and flag football were on the agenda along with traditional games such as the sack race and egg toss. The day ended with a praise and worship time led by bands from the three schools.