Westminster College (Pennsylvania)
Westminster College is a liberal arts college located in New Wilmington, United States. Founded in 1852, it is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, the student population is approximately 1,307 undergraduate and graduate students. Westminster is located in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, a town of 2,466 residents located 50 miles north of Pittsburgh and 80 miles south of Erie, Westminster formed as a result of a meeting on Jan. 21,1852, between the Ohio and Shenango Presbyteries, in 2009, The Washington Monthly ranked Westminster College third in social mobility among 253 liberal arts colleges. In 2010, Forbes ranked Westminster first in the nation as the Best College for Women in Science, Technology and Math. In 2008 36% Westminsters graduating class received their degrees in the fields of science, technology and math --and unusually, the student population is 1,307 undergraduate and graduate students. The college offers 40 majors and nearly 100 organizations, the Westminster Titans compete in NCAA Division III athletics.
Before moving to the NCAA, Westminster competed in the NAIA for many years, for a brief period, Westminster was a member of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Titans currently are a member of the Presidents Athletic Conference, the first official football game by the Westminster Titans was in December 1891. The next year was the first official season, they played 4 games that year, over the next 100 plus years the Titans have had a record of 577–406–54. They are one of only 10 schools to record over 575 wins in school history and they have won the national championship 6 times with 11 undefeated seasons. Four former Titans football players have been enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame, Harold Davis, Joe Fusco, Larry Pugh, Hall of Fame head coach Tuss McLaughry was not an alumnus but did coach the Titans for four years. The current head coach of the Titans is Scott Benzel. Westminster has two publications and three student publications. The student publications include The Holcad, a weekly newspaper, the student-run yearbook, and Scrawl.
Westminsters radio station, Titan Radio serves Lawrence County, the station streams online on titanradio. net and features a hot adult contemporary format. The station is programmed and managed by students for the campus, Titan Radio broadcasts home football games for Wilmington Area High School during the regular season. The station broadcasts regular season games for the Westminster Titans live on the air
Pitt Stadium was a stadium located on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh in the U. S. state of Pennsylvania from 1925 to 1999. It served primarily as the home of the University of Pittsburghs football team and it was used for other University sporting events, including Pittsburgh Panthers basketball, rifle and gymnastics. Pitt Stadium served as the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers. After demolition, the Pittsburgh Panthers football team played games at Three Rivers Stadium in 2000. The Pittsburgh Panthers played home games at the Pittsburgh Pirates Forbes Field from 1909 to 1924. In the 1910s and 1920s, Pitt football achieved great success under head coach Glenn Scobey Pop Warner, completing several undefeated seasons, the popularity of college football was rising across the country and in Pittsburgh. Subsequently, due to reserved for alumni and students, the general publics demand for tickets to see Pitt play at Forbes Field surpassed supply. In the early 1920s, the University administration decided to build a stadium to alleviate the seating problem.
The University purchased nine acres of adjacent to university property for the Pitt Stadium site. University and private funding provided US$2.1 million for acquisition and construction. W. S. Hindman, a Pitt graduate, was the designer and engineer. The Turner Construction Company built the stadium from August 7,1924 to September 1,1925, the 791 feet by 617 feet stadium was designed to hold a capacity of 69,400 with provisions for an upper deck that could provide for an additional 30,000 seats. On September 26,1925, Pitt played its first football game at the new Pitt Stadium, starting in 1929, the stadium hosted the football team of the Carnegie Tech Tartans, which played their home games there on a split schedule with the Panthers until 1943. By the 1940s, new safety rules from the city fire marshal prohibited temporary bleacher seats on the rim of the stadium and in the track area. In order to provide comfort to spectators, the Department of Athletics widened seats from 16 to 18 inches. The original grass surface was replaced with AstroTurf in 1970, in 1984, SuperTurf was installed, but after six years AstroTurf once again became the stadiums playing surface.
In the late 1970s, the original 17 miles of wood seating was replaced with metal bleachers, temporary lighting was installed at Pitt Stadium in 1985, but was made permanent before the 1987 season. The highest attended game took place on October 29,1938, the Pittsburgh Steelers played home games at Forbes Field from their 1933 inception to 1957
Recreation Park (Pittsburgh)
Recreation Park was a sporting grounds and stadium located in what is today Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The stadium existed during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, during the parks heyday, the location was considered to be within Allegheny City, but in 1907, the entire municipality was annexed by its larger neighbor and eventually became Pittsburghs North Side. The field was the first National League home for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball and it hosted many football games of the University of Pittsburgh of the NCAA. In November 1892, the park was the location of the first known American football game that included a professional player. There is only one photograph of the grounds in a baseball stadium configuration. However, several photos of football games played there survive. Opened in 1865 as a center, the park was adapted for baseball use in 1867. Known prior to 1885 as Union Park, the stadium had a capacity of 2,500. After the Alleghenys moved a few blocks south in 1890, the main tenant became the Allegheny Athletic Association, beyond the turn of the 20th century, it was called the Pittsburgh Coliseum, in line with the cycling phase.
The park was located within the blocks of Allegheny, Pennsylvania, in 2001, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates built stadiums not far from this site. In the late 1860s and early 70s, no less than three local amateur baseball teams—the Enterprise Club, the Xanthas, and the Olympics—competed, most often at Union Park. In 1876 a professional Allegheny club played its first game against the Xantha club at Union Park and this club lasted for three years, playing mostly other squads from the northeast within the International Association, but occasionally taking on National League teams in exhibition games. One long remembered match took place in early May,1877, the 1882-organized Pittsburgh Alleghenys of the American Association moved from Exposition Park II to Union Park in 1884. The team posted a record of 18–37 at home that season, in 1887, owner William A. Nimick transferred the club into the National League, and on April 30, the Alleghenies defeated the Chicago White Stockings, 6–2 in front of 10,000 spectators.
This was the first officially recognized contest of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise by the team, legend has it that, prior to that opening game of the 1887 season, Pittsburghs catcher Fred Carroll buried his pet monkey beneath home plate. On November 12,1892, the Allegheny Athletic Association football team hosted a game here against the Pittsburgh Athletic Club, the Allegheny Athletic Association won the game, which was the first in professional football. The team had hired Pudge Heffelfinger, a guard from Yale. In 1902, a Pirates-backed football team, the Pittsburgh Stars of the first National Football League, the Stars would go on to win the leagues only championship against the Philadelphia Athletics, 11-0 at the field
Ohio Northern University
Ohio Northern University is a private, United Methodist Church-affiliated university located in the United States in Ada, founded by Henry Solomon Lehr in 1871. ONU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and the North Central Association of Colleges, ONU is a sister university with Dankook University, a private university in Seoul, South Korea. In 2008,2009,2010, and 2013 U. S. News & World Report listed Ohio Northern as Regional Universities, throughout the 1960s, a number of ONU students and faculty/staff participated in the American Civil Rights Movement. ONU hosted Dr. Martin Luther King on January 11,1968, four days before his 39th birthday, under Dr. Kendall Baker, campus additions include Dicke Hall, an expansion of the Robertson-Evans Pharmacy building, and the Dial-Roberson Stadium. In 2008, Ohio Northern University built and opened The Inn at Ohio Northern University, ONU joined OhioLINK and technology revolutionized academic administrative activities and supported classroom activities.
With the addition of the Internet, the university began offering its first distance learning courses in the pharmacy program, there are over 1,200 networked computers and Internet access on campus. Ohio Northern is ranked second among midwest regional colleges by the U. S. News & World Report and it is considered more selective, with an acceptance rate of 68%. It has a 53% 4-year graduation rate, more recently, the university has commenced a search for a new president with the announcement that Dr. Kendall L. Baker will retire effective August 2011. On February 4,2010, ONU announced that its board of trustees approved the nomination of Daniel A. DiBiasio, DiBiasio assumed his duties on August 1,2011. In the 2006–07 academic year, in an effort to reduce wasted resources the university instituted a printing policy, the cost of printing one page is four cents. As of 2009, approximately 30% of the campus uses geothermal heating and cooling, in 2010, three 220 feet tall wind turbines were constructed.
Each turbine generates 400 kilowatts of power and the three turbines will meet five to ten percent of the Universitys electricity needs, the university comprises five colleges, Getty College of Arts and Sciences James F. Dicke College of Business Administration T. J. Smull College of Engineering Rudolph H. Raabe College of Pharmacy Claude W. Pettit College of Law Prior to 1973 and it was renamed in honor of Claude W. Pettit, a judge and former dean of the college. ONU students participate in intercollegiate and sports clubs in a variety of sports, the ONU Polar Bears compete in the NCAA Division III Ohio Athletic Conference. The mens volleyball team participates in the Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association in the Great Midwest Mens Volleyball Conference, the school mascot is a polar bear named Klondike. The ONU varsity football team defeated Mount Union College in 2005 to snap the Purple Raiders 110-game regular season winning streak, the ONU varsity mens swim team won their 7th straight OAC Conference Championship in 2011
Forbes Field was a baseball park in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, from 1909 to June 28,1970. It was the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates Major League Baseball team, and the first home of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The stadium served as the football field for the University of Pittsburgh Pitt Panthers from 1909 to 1924. The stadium was named after British general John Forbes, who fought in the French and Indian War, the US$1 million project was initiated by Pittsburgh Pirates owner Barney Dreyfuss, with the goal of replacing his franchises then-current home, Exposition Park. The stadium was made of concrete and steel in order to increase its lifespan, the Pirates opened Forbes Field on June 30,1909, against the Chicago Cubs, and would play the final game that was against the Cubs on June 28,1970. The field itself featured a playing surface, with the batting cage placed in the deepest part of center field during games. Seating was altered multiple times throughout the life, at times fans were permitted to sit on the grass in the outfield during overflow crowds.
The Pirates won three World Series while at Forbes Field and the original tenant, the Pittsburgh Panthers football team had five undefeated seasons before moving in 1924. Some remnants of the ballpark still stand, surrounded by the campus of the University of Pittsburgh, in 1903, Pittsburgh Pirates owner Barney Dreyfuss began to look for ground to build a larger capacity replacement for the teams then-current home, Exposition Park. Dreyfuss purchased seven acres of land near the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, adjacent to Schenley Park, with assistance from his friend, the low-priced land was selected so Dreyfuss could spend more on the stadium itself. Dreyfuss signed a contract that he would make the ballpark, of a design that would harmonize with the other structures in the Schenley Park district. The site was initially labeled Dreyfusss Folly due to its long distance—a 10-minute trolley ride—from downtown Pittsburgh, official Pirates records show that Forbes Field cost US$1 million for site acquisition and construction, however some estimates place the cost at twice that amount.
Charles Wellford Leavitt, Jr. was contracted to design the stadiums grandstand, a civil engineer, Leavitt had founded an engineering and landscape architecture firm in 1897. He had gained experience in steel and concrete constructs while designing the Belmont, based on Dreyfuss architectural requirements, Leavitt presented a plan for Forbes Field—the only ballpark he would design. Initial work on the land began on January 1,1909, nicola Building Company built the stadium in 122 days and play began less than four months after ground was broken, on June 30. The facade of the stadium featured buff-colored terra cotta spelling out PAC for the Pittsburgh Athletic Company, the light green steelwork contrasted with the red slate of the roof. Some members of the press urged Dreyfuss to name the stadium after himself, the owner decided on Forbes Field, in honor of General John Forbes, who captured Fort Duquesne from the French in 1758 and rebuilt a new Fort Pitt at the site. In 1935, after Dreyfuss death, there was renewed media interest in renaming the stadium Dreyfuss Field, however, a monument to Dreyfuss was placed in center field just in front of the wall
1910 Navy Midshipmen football team
The 1910 Navy Midshipmen football team represented the United States Naval Academy during the 1910 college football season. The team compiled an undefeated 8–0–1 record and were not scored upon, the annual Army–Navy Game was played on November 26,1910, at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. After initially missing seven attempts at goal, Navy won by a 3 to 0 score on a kick by Jack Dalton. Two players from the 1910 Navy team received first-team honors on the 1910 College Football All-America Team, guard John Brown received first-team honors from The New York Sun, New York Herald, and Pittsburgh Leader. Jack Dalton received first-team honors from The New York Times and Dalton were both inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. The 1910 season was Navys third with Lt. Frank D. Berrien as head coach, at the end of the 1910 season, Jack Dalton, the halfback who scored Navys only points against Army, was selected to serve as captain of the 1911 team
The Backyard Brawl is an American college football rivalry between the University of Pittsburgh Panthers and West Virginia University Mountaineers. The term Backyard Brawl has used to refer to college basketball games played annually or semi-annually. It is a trademark for both universities, and refers to the close proximity of the two universities, separated by 75 miles along Interstate 79. The football rivalry is the 14th oldest in the United States and is shown on national television. In the past, the Backyard Brawl has been seen on ABC, CBS, ESPN, through the 104 games played between these two schools, Pitt leads the series 61–40–3. On Saturday, December 1,2007 the 100th edition of the Backyard Brawl took place at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, the 4–7 Panthers upset the 2nd–ranked Mountaineers 13–9, knocking West Virginia out of the BCS National Championship Game. The game was one of the most important Backyard Brawls, one of the biggest upsets for the Pittsburgh Panthers, one of the biggest upsets of the season, and was voted as the Game of the Year by ESPNU.
The Mountaineers got revenge when the returned to Morgantown in 2009. The 2009 Backyard Brawl was the most watched game in the history of ESPN2, the football series was first played in 1895, and the game has historically been one of the more intense rivalries in the eastern United States. The rivalry between the two schools is due mainly to proximity, WVUs campus in Morgantown, West Virginia is only about 70 miles south of Pittsburgh, and the two schools often compete for the same recruits. The 1921 edition of the Backyard Brawl was the first college football game broadcast on the radio when Harold W. Arlin announced the 21–13 Pittsburgh victory on KDKA, from 1962–2011, the series alternated between Pittsburgh and Morgantown on a yearly basis. Before that, the games were held in Pittsburgh on an almost regular basis, at one point, Pittsburgh hosted the game 11 years in a row and hosted eight straight contests between 1938–48. The most consecutive games played in Morgantown, were held from 1932–34, West Virginia started out the series leading, 5–1.
Pittsburgh won four games in a row from 1904–08 to tie the series at 5–5, in 1909, the teams played to a 0–0 tie, making the series 5–5–1. The following year, Pittsburgh won 38–0, taking a 6–5–1 lead in the series, since the series began interchanging annually between Morgantown and Pittsburgh in 1963, the Mountaineers have held a 25–22–2 advantage over the Panthers. On November 25,2004, the Backyard Brawl series saw its 97th game, Pittsburgh celebrated the event with a 16–13 win at Heinz Field. On December 1,2007, the 100th Backyard Brawl took place, Pittsburgh upset WVU by a score of 13–9. Coming into the game, WVU was ranked first in the Coaches Poll, with the loss, WVUs BCS National Championship Game chances were lowered
Pittsburgh is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County. The city proper has a population of 304,391. The metropolitan population of 2,353,045 is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia, the second-largest in Pennsylvania, and the 26th-largest in the U. S. The city features 30 skyscrapers, two inclines, a fortification and the Point State Park at the confluence of the rivers. Aside from steel, Pittsburgh has led in manufacturing of aluminum, shipbuilding, foods, transportation, computing and electronics. For part of the 20th century, Pittsburgh was behind only New York and Chicago in corporate headquarters employment, Americas 1980s deindustrialization laid off area blue-collar workers and thousands of downtown white-collar workers when the longtime Pittsburgh-based world headquarters moved out. The area has served as the federal agency headquarters for cyber defense, software engineering, energy research. The area is home to 68 colleges and universities, including research and development leaders Carnegie Mellon University, the region is a hub for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, sustainable energy, and energy extraction.
Pittsburgh was named in 1758 by General John Forbes, in honor of British statesman William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham. The current pronunciation, which is unusual in English speaking countries, is almost certainly a result of a printing error in some copies of the City Charter of March 18,1816. The error was repeated commonly enough throughout the rest of the 19th century that the pronunciation was lost. After a public campaign the original spelling was restored by the United States Board on Geographic Names in 1911. The area of the Ohio headwaters was long inhabited by the Shawnee, the first known European to enter the region was the French explorer/trader Robert de La Salle from Quebec during his 1669 expedition down the Ohio River. European pioneers, primarily Dutch, followed in the early 18th century, Michael Bezallion was the first to describe the forks of the Ohio in a 1717 manuscript, and that year European fur traders established area posts and settlements. In 1749, French soldiers from Quebec launched an expedition to the forks to unite Canada with French Louisiana via the rivers, during 1753–54, the British hastily built Fort Prince George before a larger French force drove them off.
The French built Fort Duquesne based on LaSalles 1669 claims, the French and Indian War, the North American front of the Seven Years War, began with the future Pittsburgh as its center. British General Edward Braddock was dispatched with Major George Washington as his aide to take Fort Duquesne, the British and colonial force were defeated at Braddocks Field. General John Forbes finally took the forks in 1758, Forbes began construction on Fort Pitt, named after William Pitt the Elder while the settlement was named Pittsborough
Pittsburgh Panthers football
The Pittsburgh Panthers football is the intercollegiate football team of the University of Pittsburgh, often referred to as Pitt, located in Pittsburgh. As of the 2013 season, Pitt competes as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, Pitt has claimed nine national championships and is among the top 20 college football programs in terms of all-time wins. The Panthers are currently coached by Pat Narduzzi, a 130-pound WUP student, Bert Smyers, along with senior student John Scott, assembled a football team that year composed of only three players who had previously witnessed the sport. The team played in one game, a loss against Shady Side Academy, in which Smyers made himself quarterback. In Smyers case, his uniform was pieced together by his mother and sister, the first official game for the university was played on October 11,1890, when the Allegheny Athletic Associations opponent, Shadyside Academy, failed to appear for its game at Exposition Park. Allegheny A. A. called Smyers who brought the WUP team as a replacement, in an inglorious start to Pitt football history, WUP was defeated 38–0.
Smyers team next faced Washington and Jefferson College, losing 32–0, the following season saw the university collect more losses en route to a 2–5 record. Smyers suffered a nose in a 40–6 loss to Washington and Jefferson. Perhaps the most important development for the season of football was Smyers recruitment of Joseph Trees from Normal University of Pennsylvania. The 210 pound Trees became WUPs first subsidized athlete and, in life, made millions in the oil industry and became an important benefactor for the university and athletic department. Today, Trees Hall, a facility on the University of Pittsburghs main campus in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. The first winning record for the university came in the season of competition in 1892. The following season in 1893, the team had its first official coach, Anson F. Harrold, who led the team to an unremarkable 1–4 record. However, during that season the first contest was played in what would become a 96-game series versus Penn State, in 1895, the school suffered a 1–6 season under coach J. P.
Linn. The 1895 season was notable for the first Backyard Brawl on October 26,1895, with WUP losing to West Virginia 8–0 in Wheeling, the university did not see another winning season until Fred Robinson led WUP to a 5–2–1 record in 1898. In 1899, Robinson continued his success with a 3–1–1 record and this was followed by two more consecutive winning seasons, including a record seven-win season in 1901 under coach Wilbur Hockensmith. That season, Hockensmith led the school to its first victory over West Virginia, in the early years of the 20th century, interest in college football grew both in Pittsburgh and throughout the nation. In 1903, Arthur St. Leger Texas Mosse was hired away from the University of Kansas, other players were recruited from surrounding Western Pennsylvania colleges, including star half back Joseph H. Thompson
Ancestry. com LLC is a privately held Internet company based in Lehi, United States. The largest for-profit genealogy company in the world, it operates a network of genealogical and historical record websites focused on the United States, as of June 2014, the company provided access to approximately 16 billion historical records and had over 2 million paying subscribers. User-generated content tallies to more than 70 million family trees, and subscribers have added more than 200 million photographs, scanned documents, and written stories. Ancestrys brands include Ancestry, AncestryDNA, AncestryHealth, AncestryProGenealogists, Archives. com, Family Tree Maker, Find a Grave, Fold3, Newspapers. com, and Rootsweb. Under its subsidiaries, Ancestry. com operates foreign sites that provide access to services and these include Australia, China, Brazil, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and several other countries in Europe and Asia. In 1990, Paul B. Allen and Dan Taggart, two Brigham Young University graduates, founded Infobases and began offering Latter-day Saints publications on floppy disks, in 1988, Allen had worked at Folio Corporation, founded by his brother Curt and his brother-in-law Brad Pelo.
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