The PC Cannon Crew
Standing proudly on the sidelines during each Blue Hose home football game, the Cannon Crew, a group of four ROTC members, fires a cannon as players run on the field. Continuing to fire shots after each touchdown and field goal, the Cannon Crew tradition adds an element of excitement and school spirit to each game.
ROTC members of any rank, men or women, can volunteer to be a part of the Cannon Crew. Two members of the crew serve to load and fire the cannon while the remaining members stand as safeties, protecting the area.
Firing the 1,439 pound cannon to a distance of approximately 9,600 yards has become something that Presbyterian College ROTC members take pride in. “Being a part of the Cannon Crew was an honor and a lot of fun,” said former PC ROTC alumni, Richard Taylor. Senior Mike Flint, added, “when I was a freshman, it was a huge rush being a part of the cannon crew and even now it’s always a happy feeling when the cannon fires.”
A tradition that began at the old Bailey stadium in 1928, the Presbyterian College Cannon Crew serves as a reminder of PC Blue Pride and brings consistency to each game. Hearing the resounding blast of the cannon connects students and fans to their rich PC history and brings them together as a strong unified community.