University of Washington
The University of Washington, commonly referred to as simply Washington, UW, or informally U-Dub, is a public flagship research university in Seattle, United States. Founded in 1861, Washington is one of the oldest universities on the West Coast, the university has three campuses, the oldest and largest in the University District of Seattle and two others in Tacoma and Bothell. Washington is a member of the Association of American Universities and is ranked among the top 15 universities in the world by a variety of international publications. In athletics, the university competes in the NCAA Division I Pac-12 Conference and its athletic teams are called the Huskies. Seattle was one of several settlements in the mid to late 19th century vying for primacy in the new Washington Territory, in 1854, territorial governor Isaac Stevens recommended the establishment of a university in Washington. Several prominent Seattle-area residents, chief among them Methodist preacher Daniel Bagley and they convinced early founder of Seattle and member of the territorial legislature Arthur A.
Denny of the importance of Seattle winning the school. When no site emerged, the legislature, encouraged by Denny, in 1861, scouting began for an appropriate 10 acres site in Seattle to serve as the campus for a new university. Arthur and Mary Denny donated eight acres, and fellow pioneers Edward Lander and Charlie and this tract was bounded by 4th and 6th Avenues on the west and east and Union and Seneca Streets on the north and south. UW opened on November 4,1861, as the Territorial University of Washington, the following year, the legislature passed articles incorporating the University and establishing a Board of Regents. The school struggled initially, closing three times, in 1863 for lack of students, and again in 1867 and 1876 due to shortage of funds. However, Clara Antoinette McCarty Wilt became the first graduate of UW in 1876 when she graduated from UW with a degree in science. By the time Washington entered the Union in 1889, both Seattle and the University had grown substantially, enrollment increased from 30 students to nearly 300, and the relative isolation of the campus had given way to encroaching development.
A special legislative committee headed by UW graduate Edmond Meany was created to find a new campus able to serve the growing student population. The committee selected a site on Union Bay northeast of downtown, the university relocated from downtown to the new campus in 1895, moving into the newly built Denny Hall. The regents tried and failed to sell the old campus, the University still owns what is now called the Metropolitan Tract. In the heart of the city, it is among the most valuable pieces of estate in Seattle. The original Territorial University building was torn down in 1908 and its former site houses the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. The sole surviving remnants of UWs first building are four 24-foot, hand-fluted cedar and they were salvaged by Edmond S. Meany—one of the Universitys first graduates and the former head of the history department
USS New Mexico (BB-40)
USS New Mexico was a battleship in service with the United States Navy from 1918 to 1946. She was the ship of a class of three battleships, and the first ship to be named for the state of New Mexico. Her keel was laid down on 14 October 1915 at the New York Navy Yard, she was launched on 23 April 1917 and she was the first ship with a turbo-electric transmission, which helped her reach a cruising speed of 10 knots. Shortly after completing training, New Mexico escorted the ship that carried President Woodrow Wilson to Brest. The interwar period was marked with repeated exercises with the Pacific and Atlantic Fleets, use as a ship for PID controllers. The ships first actions during World War II were neutrality patrols in the Atlantic Ocean and these were interspersed with escort duties and refits. The ship was attacked by kamikazes on several occasions, New Mexico was present in Tokyo Bay for the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender on 2 September 1945. Four days later, she sailed for the United States, New Mexico was decommissioned in Boston on 19 July 1946, and struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 25 February 1947.
City fireboats were sent to block the passage of the battleship, scrapping commenced in November and was completed by July 1948. New Mexico was 624 feet long overall and had a beam of 97 ft 5 in and she displaced 32,000 long tons as designed and up to 33,000 long tons at full combat load. The ship had a range of 8,000 nautical miles at a speed of 10 kn. Her crew numbered 1,084 officers and enlisted men, as built, she was fitted with two lattice masts with spotting tops for the main gun battery. The main armored belt was 13.5 in thick, while the armored deck was up to 3.5 in thick. The main battery gun turrets had 18 in thick faces on 13 in barbettes, the conning tower had 16 in thick sides. The ship was armed with a battery of twelve 14-inch /50 caliber guns in four, three-gun turrets on the centerline. Unlike earlier American battleships with triple turrets, these mounts were true three-gun barrels, the secondary battery consisted of fourteen 5-inch /51 caliber guns mounted in individual casemates clustered in the superstructure amidships.
As a result, these guns were removed and the casemates were plated over to prevent flooding, the secondary battery was augmented with four 3-inch /50 caliber guns. In addition to her gun armament, New Mexico was fitted with two 21-inch torpedo tubes, mounted submerged in the hull, one on each broadside, on 30 June 1914, New Mexico was authorized by the United States Congress
Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States and the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 684,451 residents as of 2015, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. In July 2013, it was the major city in the United States. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, about 100 miles south of the Canada–United States border, a major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the fourth-largest port in North America in terms of container handling as of 2015. The Seattle area was inhabited by Native Americans for at least 4,000 years before the first permanent European settlers. Arthur A. Denny and his group of travelers, subsequently known as the Denny Party, arrived from Illinois via Portland, the settlement was moved to the eastern shore of Elliott Bay and named Seattle in 1852, after Chief Siahl of the local Duwamish and Suquamish tribes. Logging was Seattles first major industry, but by the late-19th century, growth after World War II was partially due to the local Boeing company, which established Seattle as a center for aircraft manufacturing.
The Seattle area developed as a technology center beginning in the 1980s, in 1994, Internet retailer Amazon was founded in Seattle. The stream of new software and Internet companies led to an economic revival, Seattle has a noteworthy musical history. From 1918 to 1951, nearly two dozen jazz nightclubs existed along Jackson Street, from the current Chinatown/International District, to the Central District, the jazz scene developed the early careers of Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Ernestine Anderson, and others. Seattle is the birthplace of rock musician Jimi Hendrix and the alternative rock subgenre grunge, archaeological excavations suggest that Native Americans have inhabited the Seattle area for at least 4,000 years. By the time the first European settlers arrived, the people occupied at least seventeen villages in the areas around Elliott Bay, the first European to visit the Seattle area was George Vancouver, in May 1792 during his 1791–95 expedition to chart the Pacific Northwest. In 1851, a party led by Luther Collins made a location on land at the mouth of the Duwamish River.
Thirteen days later, members of the Collins Party on the way to their claim passed three scouts of the Denny Party, members of the Denny Party claimed land on Alki Point on September 28,1851. The rest of the Denny Party set sail from Portland, after a difficult winter, most of the Denny Party relocated across Elliott Bay and claimed land a second time at the site of present-day Pioneer Square, naming this new settlement Duwamps. For the next few years, New York Alki and Duwamps competed for dominance, david Swinson Doc Maynard, one of the founders of Duwamps, was the primary advocate to name the settlement after Chief Sealth of the Duwamish and Suquamish tribes. The name Seattle appears on official Washington Territory papers dated May 23,1853, in 1855, nominal land settlements were established. On January 14,1865, the Legislature of Territorial Washington incorporated the Town of Seattle with a board of managing the city
CenturyLink Field is a multi-purpose stadium in Seattle, United States. It is the field for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. Originally called Seahawks Stadium, it became Qwest Field on June 23,2004 and it received its current name in June 2011 after Qwests acquisition by CenturyLink. It is a facility with views of the Downtown Seattle skyline. The complex includes the Event Center with the WaMu Theater, a garage. The venue hosts concerts, trade shows, and consumer shows along with sporting events, located within a mile of Downtown Seattle, the stadium is accessible by multiple freeways and forms of mass transit. The stadium was built between 2000 and 2002 on the site of the Kingdome after voters approved funding for the construction in an election held on June 17,1997. This vote created the Washington State Public Stadium Authority to oversee public ownership of the venue, the owner of the Seahawks, Paul Allen, formed First & Goal Inc. to develop and operate the new facilities.
Allen was closely involved in the process and emphasized the importance of an open-air venue with an intimate atmosphere. The crowd at CenturyLink Field is notoriously loud during Seahawks games and it has twice held the Guinness World Record for loudest crowd roar at an outdoor stadium, first at 136.6 decibels in 2013, followed by a measurement of 137.6 decibels in 2014. The noise has contributed to the home field advantage with an increase in false start. The stadium was the first in the NFL to implement a FieldTurf artificial field, numerous college and high school American football games have been played at the stadium. CenturyLink Field is designed for soccer, the first sporting event held included a United Soccer Leagues Seattle Sounders match. The USL team began using the stadium regularly for games in 2003. The MLS expansion team Seattle Sounders FC, began its season in 2009 at the stadium. CenturyLink Field was the site of the MLS Cup in 2009, the venue hosted the 2010 and 2011 tournament finals for the U. S.
Open Cup. Sounders FC won both times and new records were set each year it was hosted at CenturyLink Field. On August 25,2013, the Sounders broke a new home attendance record when 67,385 fans turned out to watch them play the Portland Timbers
The Apple Cup is an American college football rivalry between the University of Washington Huskies and Washington State University Cougars. Both are members of the North Division of the Pac-12 Conference, first played 117 years ago in 1900, it is traditionally the final game of the regular season for both teams and originally took place on the Saturday preceding Thanksgiving. The games in eastern Washington from 1935 to 1948, all in Pullman, were held in mid-October, the exception was in 1945, when two games were played, in Seattle in mid-October and in Pullman in late November. With the NCAAs extension of the season to twelve games in 2006. Since 2011, it has held on the Friday after Thanksgiving, excluding 2014 when it was played a day on Saturday. First awarded in 1962, the Apple Cup trophy is presented to the winner by the governor at the conclusion of the game. From 1934 to 1961, the played for the Governors Trophy. The game was renamed the Apple Cup in 1962 because Washington is a producer of apples.
In 2006, both teams played 12 straight weeks without a break, leaving the two teams noticeably fatigued, for the first time, the 2007 game was played the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The rivalry returned to the Saturday before Thanksgiving in 2008 in Pullman, the media joked that the 2008 game in Pullman was the Crapple Cup and full of worms, because WSU hosted winless UW, the Cougars won, albeit in double overtime. The game returned to the Saturday after Thanksgiving in 2009 in Seattle, the 2011 game in Seattle on Saturday, November 26, was moved to CenturyLink Field to allow an early start on the renovation of Husky Stadium. From 1950 through 1980, the WSU home games in the series were played at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane, the Cougars won three of these fifteen games in Spokane. In 1910, the WSU home game was played in Spokanes Recreation Park, the first game in 1900 resulted in a 5–5 tie, the series has been played continuously since 1945, when there were two games, both in Seattle. ^ The 2011 game was played at CenturyLink Field in Seattle to expedite the Husky Stadium renovation project.
Since 1945 Last tie was in 1942, overtime began in 1996 in Division I-A Two games were played in 1945 Most-played rivalries in NCAA Division I FBS Washington–Washington State mens basketball rivalry
The Willamette Bearcats are the athletic teams of Willamette University in Salem, United States. Competing at the non-scholarship National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III level, most teams compete in the Northwest Conference with their primary rivals being Linfield College. The main athletic venues of the school are McCulloch Stadium, Cone Field House, Willamette moved to the NCAAs Division III in 1998 after previously being a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics institution. The 1993, mens team won the schools only team national championship. Willamette University was founded in 1842 in what is now Salem, a small liberal arts school, it has an enrollment of 1,810 undergraduates and 659 graduate students for a total student population of 2,469. Since October 2000, Mark Majeski has overseen the twenty teams as Willamettes athletic director, bill Trenbeath had served in the role from 1988 to 2000. The Willamette football team started in 1894, winning their first game against Pacific University 18 to 4, in 1895, they went 2–2, including two losses to the University of Oregon and one win against what is now Oregon State University.
Angel College, and the Vancouver Barracks among others, on December 6,1941, the team played the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, losing 20 to 6 in what was supposed to be the first of two post season games. The following day, December 7,1941, Japan attacked the naval base at Pearl Harbor. Willamettes team and boosters were able to leave aboard the ocean liner SS President Coolidge on December 19, during World War II, the school played abbreviated schedules, and did not field a team in 1945, with a return to normalcy in 1946. The school had not fielded teams in 1897 and 1898 due to the Spanish–American War. Willamette played their first game at the new McCulloch Stadium in 1950, beating Central Washington, previously teams played at Sweetland Field, named after former athletic director and coach Dr. George Sweetland, located on campus where the schools Quad is situated south of Waller and Eaton halls. In October 1997, Liz Heaston became the first female player in a football game. The team was coached by future Boise State and Colorado coach Dan Hawkins, in 2008, Willamette ended the regular season undefeated at 10–0 and winning a conference championship.
The team was ranked as high as fourth in Division III, the team lost in the second round of the playoffs to defending champion Wisconsin-Whitewater, 30–27, and finished the year 11–1. Willamettes team has won championships in the Northwest Conference 23 times. Other championships were in 1929,1934 to 1938,1940 to 1942,1946,1947,1954,1958 to 1960,1967,1968,1971,1995 to 1997, Willamette made the playoffs in 1968,1996,1997,1999,2004, and 2008. The 1997 team made the only appearance in a national championship
University of Puget Sound
The University of Puget Sound is a private liberal arts college located in the North End of Tacoma, Washington, in the United States. It is the national, independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington. Puget Sound offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education, Master of Occupational Therapy, the college draws approximately 2,600 students from 44 states and 16 countries. It offers 1,200 courses each year in more than 50 traditional, in 2012 Puget Sound was named one of 40 schools nationwide in the college guide Colleges That Change Lives,40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Ties to The United Methodist Church remain, though the college is no longer affiliated with the church. The University of Puget Sound was founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1888 in downtown Tacoma, the idea for a college in Tacoma originated with Charles Henry Fowler, who had previously been the president of Northwestern University.
Fowler was in Tacoma for a Methodist conference when he spoke of his vision of a Christian institution of learning in the area, two cities vied for the location of the school, Port Townsend and Tacoma. The committee eventually decided on Tacoma, a charter was drawn up and filed in Olympia on March 17,1888. This date marks the beginning of the school. At this time, the legal title was The Puget Sound University. In September 1890, UPS opened its doors, taking in 88 students, the university had a financially tumultuous beginning. There was no endowment and the school struggled for funds to pay the professors. It moved locations three times in 13 years and, at one time, the school was merged with Portland University and it opened up a year back in Tacoma on the 9th and G Street. In 1903, the school was reborn and re-incorporated as a different entity, different trustees, and a different name, the character of the school changed dramatically during the presidency of Edward H. Todd, who worked tirelessly to bring financial and academic stability.
During his tenure, the Million Dollar Campaign was started, raising $1,022,723 for buildings and endowment. With this money, the campus moved in 1924 to its current location in the residential North End of Tacoma, with five buildings, in 1914 the university was renamed the College of Puget Sound. President R. Franklin Thompson led a massive physical and institutional expansion, in 1960, the universitys name changed from the College of Puget Sound back to the University of Puget Sound, as it is known today. Phillip M. Phibbs presided from 1973 to 1992 and endeavored to change the tone of Puget Sound, in 1980, the university divested its attachment with the Methodist Church, and an independent board of trustees assumed full fiscal responsibility of the university
1926 Stanford football team
The 1926 Stanford football team represented Stanford University in the 1926 college football season. In head coach Pop Warners third season, Stanford went undefeated in the regular season, Stanford faced undefeated Alabama in the 1927 Rose Bowl for the national championship, but the two teams would tie 7–7. The 1927 Stanford-Alabama match was the final Rose Bowl to end in a tie, Stanford was named the national champion under the Dickinson System and as a co-national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation, National Championship Foundation, and Jeff Sagarin. The team played their games at Stanford Stadium in Stanford, California. The 1927 Rose Bowl was held on January 1,1927, in Pasadena, Stanford faced off against the Southern Conference Champions, the Alabama Crimson Tide. The game would end in a 7–7, and was the last Rose Bowl game to end in a tie, united Press called the 1927 Rose Bowl the football championship of America, and the game was considered the most exciting in the series up to that time.
The crowd of 68,000 set an attendance record, stanfords George Bogue missed an 18-yard field goal attempt in the first quarter, threw a touchdown pass to Ed Walker and kicked the point after to put Stanford up, 7-0. Stanford held that lead through most of the rest of the game, frankie Wiltons kick was blocked, and Alabama took over 14 yards from goal. Four plays later, and with a left, Jimmy Johnson carried the ball for a touchdown. The two-point conversion, and overtime, were decades in the future, stanfords only hope was to block the point after, but Alabama ran the play quickly and Herschel Caldwells kick tied Stanford, and took away a Stanford victory in the final minute
Stanford Stadium is an outdoor athletic stadium in Stanford, California, on the campus of Stanford University. It is the home of the Stanford Cardinal college football team as well as the site of the commencement exercises. It originally opened 96 years ago in 1921 as a football and track stadium and its original seating capacity was 60,000, which grew to 89,000 by 1927 as a nearly enclosed bowl. Immediately following the 2005 season, the stadium was demolished and rebuilt as a concrete structure. Stanford Stadium was built in five months and opened its gates on November 19,1921, the first game was against rival California, who defeated Stanford 42–7 in the Big Game. Seating capacity was originally 60,000, with a 66-row, in 1925,10,200 seats were added to the stadium, nearly enclosing the horseshoe while still keeping the overall height of the facility intact. In 192714 additional rows of seating were added, increasing the stadium to its capacity of 85,500. In 1935, Stanford Stadium set a record for single-game attendance, in January 1985, Super Bowl XIX was held in Stanford Stadium, with the Bay Areas own San Francisco 49ers defeating the Miami Dolphins, 38–16.
Stanford Stadium is one of two venues to host a Super Bowl without previously serving as the stadium of a National Football League or American Football League team. As of now, Super Bowl XIX is the only Super Bowl where the host region saw its team win, the stadium hast hosted international soccer matches for the 1984 Summer Olympics, the 1994 FIFA World Cup, and the 1999 FIFA Womens World Cup. Also, the San José Earthquakes plays a match since 2011. After hosting the New York Red Bulls the first year, the visiting has been the Los Angeles Galaxy since 2012, the stadium has gone a number of significant renovations since the 1920s. In 1960, a box was added, while the first. In 1994, prior to the 1994 FIFA World Cup, the level of the press box was expanded. The crown of the surface was reduced. In honor of his gift, Stanford named the playing surface the Louis W. Foster Family Field at Stanford Stadium, various justifications for the renovation included poor sightlines in the existing stadium, long stairways, and lack of adequate restroom facilities.
The track around the stadium had previously created a distance between the field and the spectators. The capacity of the new stadium was set to be approximately 50,000 seats made by Ducharme Seating and this was partially the result of San Franciscos failure to secure a bid for the 2012 Olympics, which would have featured a renovated Stanford Stadium as the main Olympic Venue