1906 Michigan State Normal Normalites football team

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1906 Michigan State Normal Normalites football
Conference Independent
1906 record 5–0–1
Head coach Henry Schulte (1st season)
Captain Leroy N. Brown
Seasons
← 1905
1907 →

The 1906 Michigan State Normal Normalites football team represented Michigan State Normal College (later renamed Eastern Michigan University) during the 1906 college football season. In their first season under head coach Henry Schulte, the Normalites compiled a record of 5–0–1, shut out four of six opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 52 to 11. Leroy N. Brown was the team captain.[1]

Henry Shulte began his association with Michigan Normal in 1905 as the school's track coach. He had been a football player at the University of Michigan on Fielding H. Yost's "Point-a-Minute" teams from 1903 to 1905.

In early October 1906, Michigan Normal reported record enrollment with 1,000 students having enrolled on the first day (quintupling the prior first-day enrollment of 200); total enrollment was expected to reach 1,500.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
October 20at Michigan School for the DeafFlint, MIT 0–0[3]
October 25DetroitYpsilanti, MIW 6–0[4]
November 3at AdrianAdrian, MIW 6–0[5]
November 10Flint Deaf MutesYpsilanti, MIW 16–0[6]
November 17at Western StateKalamazoo, MIW 14–5
November 27HillsdaleYpsilanti, MIW 10–6[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2015 Eastern Michigan Football Digital Media Guide" (PDF). Eastern Michigan University Football. pp. 159, 170. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Big Attendance at Ypsi". Detroit Free Press. October 2, 1906. p. 11 – via Newspapers.com. 
  3. ^ "Two Ties at Flint". Detroit Free Press. October 21, 1906. p. 22 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "College Team Shows Well: Detroiters Hold Heavy Normal Eleven to a Score of 6 to 0". Detroit Free Press. October 26, 1906. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Normals Surprise Adrian: Defeating Them 6 to 0 in a Hard Fight". Detroit Free Press. November 4, 1906. p. 21 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Easy for Ypsi Normals: Beat Deaf and Dumb Team of Flint". Detroit Free Press. November 11, 1906. p. 22 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Clean Record for Normal: Downs Hillsdale in Closing Game of Season". Detroit Free Press. November 25, 1906. p. 17 – via Newspapers.com.