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Tiger History

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The Tigers have been competing in the British College American Football League (BCAFL) since 1986, here's how it all began...

The beginning...

The Glasgow Grizzlies were founded in 1985, and a year later joined the BCAFL. Two years later the renamed Tigers won their first game. In 1990-91 Glasgow's programme turned around, as the team finished 3-3-2. The next year saw the Tigers' first winning season, and, after slipping into the playoffs as the fifth-place team, two dramatic wins against Leeds and Teesside propelled them into College Bowl VI, where they were defeated 53-0 by Southampton. The next season, Glasgow went 8-0, but was eliminated from the playoffs 36-14 by Leeds. In 1993-94, the Tigers gained revenge, defeating Leeds 20-6 in the Northern Conference final; they then dominated Leicester in College Bowl VIII, 26-0. In 1994-95, hopes for a repeat national championship were ended in the Northern Conference final by Loughborough, 20-7. After a year out of the playoffs, the tigers rebounded in 1996-1997 and reached the conference final, losing out again to Loughborough, 21-8. The following year, the Tigers gained revenge, knocking out Loughborough before losing to Leeds in the conference final. In the 1999-2000 season, the Tigers won the plate competition convincingly, not conceding a single point. The next year, they were Scottish champions and reached the national quarter finals before losing to Teeside.

Recent years

In the 2001 - 2002 season the Tigers repeated the previous years run to the Northern Conference semi-final stages, this year being defeated by Loughborough. Two years ago the Tigers had a tough schedule, facing the eventual college bowl winners, Stirling, three times. A 4 - 4 record meant no playoff action for the Tigers. Last year brought the Tigers back to having a winning record and reached the playoffs before being put out by Stirling.