1900 Michigan State Normal Normalites football team

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1900 Michigan State Normal Normalites football
Conference Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1900 record 0–4 (0–1 MIAA)
Head coach Clayton Teetzel (1st season)
Captain Austin F. Jones
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The 1900 Michigan State Normal Normalites football team represented Michigan State Normal College (later renamed Eastern Michigan University) during the 1900 college football season. The team compiled a record of 0–4, failed to score a point, and was outscored by a combined total of 81 to 0. Austin F. Jones was the team captain.[1]

In early September 1900, Clayton Teetzel was hired as Michigan State Normal's director of athletics and football coach.[2] Teetzel was 24 years old at the time of his hiring; he had played football for the University of Michigan from 1897 to 1899 before graduating with a law degree in 1900.

By October 2, 1900, the enrollment at Michigan State Normal had reached 750 students. Another 200 or 300 students were expected by the end of the week.[3] The school's prominence in the ranks of teaching school's was advanced by the Journal of Pedagogy's 1900 move of its headquarters from Syracuse, New York, to Ypsilanti.[4]


October 20Michigan Military Academy (Orchard Lake)Ypsilanti, MIL 0–17[5]
October 27Michigan reservesYpsilanti, MIL 0–41[6]
November 3Detroit Athletic Club reservesYpsilanti, MIL 0–11[7]
November 10at KalamazooKalamazoo, MIL 0–12[8]


  1. ^ "2015 Eastern Michigan Football Digital Media Guide" (PDF). Eastern Michigan University Football. pp. 158, 170. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Teetzel Is Coaching at the Normal". Detroit Free Press. September 9, 1900. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com. 
  3. ^ "Opening of the Normal". Detroit Free Press. October 3, 1900. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "Journal of Pedagogy Printed at Ypsi". Detroit Free Press. November 15, 1900. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Cadets Had Things Their Own Way". Detroit Free Press. October 21, 1900. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "U. of M. Reserves Walked Over the Normalites". Detroit Free Press. October 28, 1900. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "This Was Easy for the D. A. C. Reserves". Detroit Free Press. November 4, 1900. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Normalites Were in Poor Condition". Detroit Free Press. November 11, 1900. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com.