Linfield looks like a small East Coast college plunked down in the West, complete with red-brick colonial dormitories and a bell tower that chimes on the hour. There’s one difference, according to The Times …
Football Saturdays in McMinnville harken back to a simpler time.
During the fall, it’s all about the Wildcats. Purple-clad fans dot the city’s main streets before games and cars proudly display their Wildcat flags.
The Division III team embarked on its tradition of winning seasons in 1956, and now its 54-season streak is the longest in the nation among N.C.A.A. programs in all divisions. The Times praised Linfield’s scholar athletes, and their winning tradition, 54 seasons in the making.
Linfield lost 27-17 to second-ranked Wisconsin-Whitewater on Saturday, but that’s okay (well, sort of). At Linfield, it’s about the development of people first. The winning is the byproduct.