1888 Miami Redskins football team

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1888 Miami Redskins football
Conference Independent
1888 record 0–0–1
Head coach No paid coach
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The 1888 Miami Redskins football team was an American football team that represented Miami University during the 1888 college football season. The 1888 team was Miami's first football team to compete in intercollegiate football. The team played only one game, a scoreless tie with the University of Cincinnati football team at Oxford, Ohio, on December 8, 1888.[1][2] The team did not have a paid coach from 1888 to 1894.[1] The 1888 game between Cincinnati and Miami was the first in what later became the Victory Bell series that has been included more than 110 games and is one of the oldest rivalries in college football.[3] It was also the first college football game played in the State of Ohio.[4][5]

The players on the first Miami football team included W. Chidlaw, S. Fox, J. Lough, F. McCracken, J. Macready, R. Mason, E. Reed, S. Stephenson, W. Stubbs, and S. Townsend.[6]


  1. ^ a b "2005 Miami University Football Media Guide" (PDF). 2005. pp. 114, 122. Retrieved September 25, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Miami, Cincy old foes". The Bryan Times. November 23, 1977. p. 18. 
  3. ^ "Miami Celebrates 125 Years of Football". Miami University Library. Retrieved September 25, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Football Welcomes Longtime Rival Miami (Ohio) To Nippert Saturday". University of Cincinnati. September 20, 2016. Retrieved September 25, 2016. 
  5. ^ "5 cool facts about the Miami-Cincinnati 'Battle for the Bell' rivalry". Journal-News. September 20, 2016. 
  6. ^ 2005 Media Guide, pp. 139-143.