The Yale Bowl is a football stadium in New Haven, Connecticut on the border of West Haven, about 1.5 miles west of the main campus of Yale University. The home of the Yale Bulldogs football team, it was built in 1913-14 with 70,896 seats, despite the renovations, no stadium in the United States is both older and larger than the Yale Bowl. The Yale Bowl is currently the largest university-owned stadium by capacity in the tier of college football. The Yale Bowl inspired the design and naming of the Rose Bowl, from which is derived the name of college footballs post-season games and the NFLs Super Bowl. In 1973 and 1974, it hosted the New York Giants of the National Football League while Yankee Stadium was being renovated, ground was broken on the stadium in August 1913. Fill excavated from the area was used to build up a berm around the perimeter to create an elliptical bowl. The façade was designed to echo the campuss Neo-Gothic design. It was the first bowl-shaped stadium in the country, and inspired the design of such stadiums as the Rose Bowl, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and it was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987 for its role in the history of American football.
The Yale Bowls designer, Charles A. Ferry, for unknown reasons not to include locker rooms. Players must dress in the Smilow Field Center and walk 200 yards to the stadium, when the New York Giants of the National Football League played at the Yale Bowl in 1973 and 1974, its players disliked the arrangement, but Yale players reportedly enjoy the walk. Fans cheer for the team as it marches to the stadium while the Yale Band plays, by the 21st century, many of the outside retaining walls and portal entries were deteriorating. In the spring and summer of 2006, the received a partial renovation. A previous scoreboard was added in 1958 and replaced during the 2006 renovations, during the 1970s, the Bowl hosted several concerts. The Grateful Dead played a show here on July 31,1971. A1980 concert featuring the Eagles and The Little River Band on June 14 proved to be the finale for the venue, as opposition from neighbors became increasingly vehement. A picture from this show can be seen in packaging of the vinyl edition of the Eagles double live album, issued that year.
A planned Paul McCartney concert was scheduled for June 1990, but because of opposition the New Haven show was cancelled. The stadium has hosted many matches over the years and served as home field for the Connecticut Bicentennials of the North American Soccer League during the 1976 and 1977 seasons
Holy Cross Crusaders football
The Holy Cross Crusaders football team is the collegiate American football program of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. The team is a member of the Patriot League, an NCAA Division I conference that participates in Football Championship Subdivision, the team plays their home games at Fitton Field. Football began at Holy Cross in 1884 with games against teams from other schools beginning in 1891, starting in 1896 the Holy Cross Football team played at the Worcester Oval. The first home game played at Holy Cross was a 6–0 defeat of Massachusetts Agricultural College on September 26,1903, in 1908, the football field was moved to next to the baseball field which bears the same name. Since 1910, the Holy Cross Crusader Goodtime Marching Band has performed half time shows at football games. The original field was built wooden and concrete stands. These were replaced with steel stands in 1924 and aluminum seating in 1986, the largest crowd ever to pack Fitton Field was the 27,000 who showed up to see Holy Crosss All-American back Bill Osmanski in his last home game in 1938.
In 1896, Holy Cross and Boston College played the first football game between the two schools, starting the Boston College–Holy Cross football rivalry, for much of the early to mid 20th century, BC and The Cross drew some of New Englands largest sports crowds. To accommodate larger crowds, the Holy Cross game was held at larger venues off campus. A record 54,000 attended the 1922 game at Braves Field, on November 28,1942, Holy Cross beat BC in a huge upset 55–12. The game is still the most famous between the two foes, not only for its result but its aftermath, the Eagles had booked their victory party that night at the popular Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston, but canceled after the loss. As a result, the BC team was absent when the club caught fire, but fortune did not always favor the Crusaders, and the series was suspended in 1986 after BC had won 17 games over a 20 year span. After an over three decade hiatus, the series will resume in 2018 as Holy Cross once again travels to Chestnut Hill to take on Boston College, the series will continue into the future, with a rematch already scheduled for 2020.
In 1946 Holy Cross brought their best team in history to the Orange Bowl only to feel the heartbreak they gave BC four years earlier. On January 1,1946, Holy Cross faced off against the University of Miami for the Orange Bowl title, with the score tied 6–6 and only seconds remaining in regulation, Holy Cross was intercepted by Miamis Al Hudson who ran the ball 89 yards for a touchdown. In 1969, Holy Cross had to cancel the final eight games of the season when a contaminated faucet on a practice field led to an outbreak of hepatitis. Through the 1970s Holy Cross continued to play major East Coast football powers, Holy Cross enjoyed a football renaissance for a decade starting in 1981 with coaches Rick E. Carter and especially Mark Duffner. In 1983 the team was No.3 in the nation in I-AA under Carter, under Duffner Holy Cross became the nations most successful I-AA program
Vermont Catamounts football
The team competed in the NCAA Division I and were members of the Yankee Conference. The schools first football team was fielded in 1886, the football program was discontinued at the conclusion of the 1974 season. Vermont fields a team at the football level, in a conference that uses the Yankee Conference name. The first intercollegiate game in the state of Vermont happened on November 6,1886 between Dartmouth and Vermont in Burlington, Vermont reached a level of success after coach Dud Drake in the 1907 and 1908 seasons. The 1907 team fought Dartmouth to a tie, and the 1908 team gave Cornell a scare. This table reflects the results of Yankee Conference matchups when both Vermont and its opponent were members of the conference, Vermont began Yankee Conference play in 1947 with Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Although they played UMass and UNH in the first season, they didnt play Maine until 1950, Rhode Island until 1955, boston University began league play in 1973
Wildcat Stadium (University of New Hampshire)
Wildcat Stadium is a 11, 015-seat open-air multi-purpose stadium in Durham, New Hampshire on the campus of the University of New Hampshire. It is home to the New Hampshire Wildcats football and track, the stadium, which runs west-northwest, consists of a FieldTurf playing surface surrounded by a 400-metre track. On either side of the track are aluminum stands, the stadium lies just southwest of the Field House, which houses Lundholm Gym as well as Swazey Pool and the Jerry Azumah Performance Center. The stadium opened on October 10,1936 with a game against rival Maine, the stadium is a part of the main athletics area of campus, south of Main Street and west of the railroad tracks. It replaced Memorial Field, which has since been remodeled for use by womens lacrosse and field hockey, the stadium was originally named Alumni Field, but was renamed in 1952 in honor of former football coach and athletic director William H. Butch Cowell. The field itself was renamed Mooradian Field in 1994 to honor Andy Mooradian, the track and field facility surrounding the field is named after Reggie F.
Atkins, UNH class of 1928, a star student athlete who in life donated the funds to start building the facility. The stadium went through renovations during the 2015 offseason. Plans called for a new seating section on the Eastern End Zone side, which included new restrooms, concession and it called for restoration of the current Western End Zone seats, along with renaming the stadium. The university was criticized for using $1 million for a scoreboard in the stadium from a mostly unrestricted bequest of $4 million by Robert Morin
Northeastern Huskies football
The team competed in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision and were members of the Colonial Athletic Association. The schools first football team was fielded in 1932, northeastern participated in football from 1932–2009, compiling an all-time record of 289–366–17. According to president Joseph Aoun, Leadership requires that we make these choices and this decision allows us to focus on our existing athletic programs
Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football
The Delaware Fightin Blue Hens football team represents the University of Delaware in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Football Championship Subdivision college football. The team is led by head coach Danny Rocco and plays on Tubby Raymond Field at 22, 000-seat Delaware Stadium located in Newark. The Fightin Blue Hens have won six titles in their 117-year history –1946,1963,1971,1972,1979. They returned to the FCS National Championship game in 2007 and 2010, the programs long history began in the late 1800s, but the tradition did not truly begin to take shape until the arrival of Bill Murray in 1940. During his 11 seasons at the helm, the Fightin Blue Hens compiled a record of 49–16–2 with one National Championship in 1946 and that was good for an impressive.747 winning percentage. After Murray departed to take over at Duke University in 1950, during his years at UD, Nelson developed the Delaware Wing-T offensive system. This system, strongly rooted in running the football and deceptive fake hand-offs, Nelson brought with him another icon of Delaware football, the winged helmet.
The iconic Michigan style helmet was developed by Nelsons coach at Michigan, Fritz Crisler, Nelson played for Crisler when Crisler was head coach at Michigan, and Nelson brought the helmet design with him to every team he coached. In 1966, an assistant football and baseball coach named Harold Tubby Raymond took over, while Nelson developed the Delaware Wing-T, Raymond perfected it. When he retired in 2001, Raymond had racked up 300 wins against 119 losses and his teams earned 14 Lambert Cup Trophies, four national semi-finals, and three National Championships in 1971,1972, and 1979. His 300 wins account for half of the football victories in school history. These three men are all enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Georgia Tech is the only other school to place three consecutive coaches into the College Football Hall of Fame. The team has had success on the field. In addition to the championships listed above, notable program victories include multiple wins over Football Bowl Subdivision schools Navy, Rutgers.
Speculation regularly exists regarding whether the Blue Hens will move up to the FBS level at some point, the University of Delaware has more than 60 wins against opponents playing at the highest level, whether that was FBS, I-A, or the University level. Were the LSU, were the Georgia, the Florida of Division I-AA, theres some people who have better resources than we do, but in general, the college campus we have is in one of the greatest college towns in America, and the academics. We led the nation last year in out-of-state applications, more than Michigan or Texas, but thats what this school has become – everybody wants to come to school here. Since Delaware Stadium opened in 1952, it has four major expansions to come to its current capacity of 22,000
Amherst is a town in Hampshire County, United States in the Connecticut River valley. As of the 2010 census, the population was 37,819, the town is home to Amherst College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, three of the Five Colleges. The name of the town is pronounced without the h, giving rise to the saying, only the h is silent. The communities of Amherst Center, North Amherst, and South Amherst are census-designated places, Amherst is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. Lying 18 miles northeast of the city of Springfield, Amherst is considered the northernmost town in the Hartford-Springfield Knowledge Corridor Metropolitan Region, Amherst celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2009. The Amherst 250th Anniversary Celebration Committee was established to oversee the creation and implementation of activities throughout 2009. The first permanent English settlements arrived in 1727 and it gained precinct status in 1734 and eventually township in 1759.
When it incorporated, the governor assigned the town the name Amherst after Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst. Many colonial governors at the time scattered his name amidst the influx of new town applications, Amherst was a hero of the French and Indian War who, according to popular legend, singlehandedly won Canada for the British and banished France from North America. Popular belief has it that he supported the American side in the Revolutionary war, his previous service in the French and Indian War meant he remained popular in New England. For this reason, there have been occasional ad hoc movements to rename the town, suggested new names have included Emily, after Emily Dickinson. According to the United States Census Bureau, Amherst has an area of 27.8 square miles. The town is bordered by Hadley to the west and Leverett to the north, Shutesbury and Belchertown to the east, and Granby and South Hadley to the south. The highest point in the town is on the shoulder of Mount Norwottuck. The town is equidistant from both the northern and southern state lines.
For interactive mapping provided by the Town of Amherst, see External Links on this page, Amhersts ZIP code of 01002 is the second-lowest number in the continental United States after Agawam. Amherst has a continental climate that under the Köppen system marginally falls into the warm-summer category. It is interchangeable with the hot-summer subtype dfa with July means hovering around 71.4 °F, winters are cold and snowy, albeit daytime temperatures often remain above freezing
Connecticut Huskies football
The Connecticut Huskies football team is a college football team that represents the University of Connecticut in the sport of American football. The team competes in NCAA Division I FBS in the American Athletic Conference, Connecticut first fielded a team in 1896, and participated in Division I-AA until 1999. The Huskies began their two-year Division I-A transition period in 2000, from 2000 to 2003 the team played as an independent. The schools football team joined the conference of its other sport teams. The University of Connecticut began playing football in 1896 when the school was known as Storrs Agricultural College, the first year was spent playing against local high schools and YMCA clubs. The following year provided their first competition against future rivals Rhode Island, an opponent that would be played over 100 times, other early rivals included the Ivy League and the Little Ivies, particularly Yale University starting in 1948, who have played the Huskies for 50 years. Tragedy struck the team on September 27,1919 when Gardner Dow died from injuries related to a flying tackle that he delivered in a game against New Hampshire.
The college would honor Dow by naming the athletic fields after him and these fields would become the home for most of the schools athletic teams for the next three decades. In 1924, the Aggies celebrated their first undefeated season when they finished six wins, no losses. The defense was the strength of the team, as allowed a meager thirteen points to be scored against them over the entire season. The team was proclaimed by the New York Times to be among the best in the country, the UConn Club memorializes ONeill with a yearly award given to a former student-athlete who has had a successful professional career. Red ONeill went on to one of Connecticuts first players to play in the NFL. He played for the Hartford Blues in 1926, their year in the NFL. Another player is Art Pop Williams, winning a championship with the Providence Steam Roller in 1928, the Steam Roller are New Englands first NFL champion. The renamed Huskies went on to become members of the Yankee Conference. In 2012, Bill Belichick stated in an interview on WEEI that in 1983 he applied for the Huskies head coaching position but was turned down in favor of an internal hire.
Connecticut hired Lew Perkins as its director in 1990. One of Perkins first projects was to gather facts for an upgrade of the football program to Division I-A
Newark is a city in New Castle County, Delaware,12 miles west-southwest of Wilmington. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the city is 31,454, Newark is the home of the University of Delaware. Newark was founded by Scots-Irish and Welsh settlers in 1694, the town was officially established when it received a charter from George II of Great Britain in 1758. Schools have played a significant role in the history of Newark, a grammar school, founded by Francis Alison in 1743, moved from New London, Pennsylvania to Newark in 1765, becoming the Newark Academy. Among the first graduates of the school were three signers of the Declaration of Independence, George Read, Thomas McKean, and James Smith. Two of which, Read and McKean, went on to have named after them in the state of Delaware, George Read Middle School. During the American Revolutionary War and American forces clashed outside Newark at the Battle of Cooch’s Bridge, tradition holds that the Battle of Coochs Bridge was the first instance of the Stars and Stripes being flown in battle.
The state granted a charter to a new school in 1833, Newark Academy and Newark College joined together in the following year, becoming Delaware College. The school was forced to close in 1859, but was resuscitated eleven years under the Morrill Act when it became a joint venture between the State of Delaware and the schools Board of Trustees. In 1913, pursuant to legislative Act, Delaware College came into ownership of the State of Delaware. The school would be renamed the University of Delaware in 1921, Newark received a license from King George II to hold semi-annual fairs and weekly markets for agricultural exchange in 1758. A paper mill, the first sizable industrial venture in Newark, was created around 1798 and this mill, eventually known as the Curtis Paper Mill, was the oldest paper mill in the United States until its closing in 1997. Methodists built the first church in 1812 and the railroad arrived in 1837, one of Newarks major sources of employment and revenue was the Chrysler Newark Assembly plant which was built in 1951.
Jamaican reggae star, Bob Marley worked as a worker at the plant during his short stint in Delaware in the 1960s. Originally constructed to build tanks for the US Army, the plant was 3.4 million square feet in size and it employed 1,100 employees in 2008 which was down from 2,115 in 2005. This turn was due largely to the decline of sales of the Durango, the plant stood for more than 50 years, providing jobs and revenue to the state of Delaware. The factory produced a variety of automobile models during its run. The plant was closed in late 2008 due to the recession, Newark is located at 39°41′01″N 75°44′59″W
Donald Robert Ingalls was an American football player and coach. He played college football at the University of Michigan and was chosen by coaches as a second-team player on the Associated Press All-Big Ten Conference team in 1940. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 18th round of the 1942 NFL Draft and played professionally in the National Football League for the Packers for one season, Ingalls served as an assistant football coach at Nebraska in the 1940s. He served as the football coach at the University of Connecticut from 1952 to 1963. He died on April 8,1970 at Windham Community Hospital in Willimantic, Robert Ingalls at the College Football Data Warehouse