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10 Famous Male Cheerleaders


When cheerleading was “born” on November 2, 1898, it looked a lot different than it looks today. No tiny outfits, no wild stunts and – surprise – no women. University of Minnesota student Johnny Campball rallied a football crowd with the ad-libbed cheer, "Rah, Rah, Rah! Ski-u-mah, Hoo-Rah! Hoo-Rah! Varsity! Varsity! Varsity, Minn-e-So-Tah!” and unwittingly became the father of cheerleading. Soon after Campbell’s performance, the University of Minnesota organized a six-man “yell squad” and other colleges followed suit. Women didn’t really enter the picture until 1923. Although male cheerleaders are the minority today, there was a time when they were the vast – and loud – majority. Here are 10 of the most famous examples of them.

The story of Empire…and why I am so thankful for you.



For those of you who have been with Empire for several years may have read this story before, some of you several times.  However, it is the thread that has sewn our story together and is vital enough for those who have joined us over the year to read, and for all to read again as you, our customers, are the reason we have so much to be thankful for this season.

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A Letter to Cheerleaders



It seems like only yesterday I was stepping in front of the judges for the first time. A handful of years, closet full of uniforms and circle of best friends later, I’m faced with the end of my career as a cheerleader. Yeah, I won’t miss waking up at the crack of dawn or soaking my sore muscles at the end of a long day. But boy, I’ll miss just about everything else.