Carrier Dome is a 49, 250-seat domed sports stadium located on the campus of Syracuse University in the University Hill neighborhood of Syracuse, New York. It is home to the Syracuse Orange football, basketball, in 2006–07, the womens basketball team began playing home games in the Dome. New York high school state championships as well as the annual New York State Field Band Conference championships are held in the stadium. The Carrier Dome is the largest domed stadium of any college campus, and it is the largest on-campus basketball arena in the nation, with a listed capacity of 33,000, this limit has been exceeded several times. Toward the end of the 1970s, Syracuse University was under pressure to improve its facilities in order to remain a Division I-A football school. Its small concrete stadium, Archbold Stadium, was 70 years old, the stadium could not be expanded, earlier in the decade it had been reduced from 40,000 seats to 26,000 due to fire codes. When it opened in September 1980, it was clear just how loud it was inside, that night the domes famous nickname.
The inflatable roof causes the sound produced to echo many times and it would serve as the home for the mens basketball team, as a replacement for Manley Field House. Syracuse Universitys mens basketball per-game and single-season attendance numbers are annual contenders for the top rank in the nation, Lacrosse crowds are not as large, but the venue allows Syracuses lacrosse teams to play home games throughout the February–May regular season. The Dome has seen many of NCAA basketballs largest crowds, on February 1,2014, the attendance record for a NCAA mens basketball on-campus game was broken by a few hundred spectators in the Duke vs. Syracuse ACC matchup. Attendance was announced as 35,446, as Syracuse went on to win 91-89 and this win marked the 21st straight win of the season for the Orange, breaking a school record for the longest unbeaten streak to start a season. The previous attendance record was set February 23,2013, the game vs. long-standing Big East Conference rivals Georgetown Hoyas, as a member of the Big East.
The Orange were defeated 57-46, ending the Oranges home win-streak at 38 games, prior to the Georgetown Hoyas attendance record, Syracuse University held the previous attendance record also. On February 27,2010, an attendance of 34,616 came to see the Orange beat the Villanova Wildcats 95-77. It was decided, to season ticket holders, that the court would stay in its usual location. However, the university did reconfigure the Dome to hold a new capacity of 35,446. On March 19,2007, a new NIT attendance record was set, at 26,752, Syracuse defeated the Utica Comets 2-1. The 1981 Big East Conference mens basketball tournament was held there, the Mens NCAA Basketball Tournament East Regional semi-finals & finals have been held at the Dome seven times
Joe Morris (American football)
Joseph Edward Morris is a former American football running back in the National Football League who played for the New York Giants from 1982 to 1988. Initially noted for his diminutive stature —57, Morris was a key member of the Giants team that won Super Bowl XXI in 1987 and he rushed for 67 yards, caught four passes for 20 yards, and scored a touchdown in the game. While playing scholastic sports at Ayer High School in Ayer, Morris was a four-year starter at Syracuse University. At Syracuse, Morris set all of the rushing records rushing for 4,229 yards in his four seasons surpassing former greats such as Jim Brown, Larry Csonka. An All-American choice by his year, he was selected to play in the Blue-Gray, East-West Shrine. Morris was co-captain with Ike Bogosian, father of NHL player Zach Bogosian, Morris was the New York Giants second round pick in the 1982 NFL Draft, and quickly outshined their first round pick, University of Michigan back Butch Woolfolk. As a rookie with the Giants in 1982, Morris scored a touchdown on his very first rushing attempt, a prelude of what was to come for this powerful running back.
In 1985, he rushed for 1,336 yards and a league leading 21 touchdowns, Morris was a key member of the 86 Giants Super Bowl championship team rushing his way to a 1,000 yard season. He went on to add two more 1,000 plus yard rushing seasons, moving past Alex Webster as the all-time Giants leader. In the Giants march to the Lombardi Trophy, Morris rushed for 313 yards in three games including a 159-yard, two touchdown performance against the San Francisco 49ers. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 85 and 86 seasons, towards the end of the 1988 season, he totaled 1,318 attempts,5,296 yards and 48 touchdowns for the New York Giants. Morris retired from football in 1991 with the Cleveland Browns and finished his NFL career with 5,585 rushing yards,111 receptions for 960 yards. Morris now works in estate and insurance. He resides in New Jersey with his two children and he was a part owner of the New Jersey Red Dogs of the Arena Football League, along with fellow ex-Giants Carl Banks and Harry Carson.
Morris had two brothers follow him to Syracuse University. Mike was a receiver and Larry was a running back. Morris youngest brother, Jamie Morris set the all-time rushing records at the University of Michigan, history of the New York Giants
Louisville Cardinals football
The Louisville Cardinals Football team represents the University of Louisville in the sport of American football. The Cardinals compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the team is currently coached by Bobby Petrino. The University of Louisville began playing football in 1912 where the Cardinals went 3–1, Louisville had played several years at club level and teams were mostly composed with medical students. Beginning in 1914 the Cardinals joined the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association, due to financial difficulty Louisville did not participate in the 1917–1921 seasons. When the Cardinals did rejoin football they came back into the SIAA which was going through reorganization losing most major state schools, Tom King was the first coach to attempt to build a program at Louisville. King played college football at Notre Dame under Coach Palmer and Knute Rockne, King was an undersized end for the Irish and was known for his athleticism and speed.
Before he came to the team for punt returns he was on the track team and basketball team. His experience at Notre Dame gave him ideas on developing a spread wing offense so his undersized players could be better utilized and he often recruited players like him, that had the ability to outrun their opponent. His first standout was Fred Koster, at only 160 pounds he was not big enough to play at Male High School, Koster drew national attention to Louisville in 1926 by racking up 68 points in his first 2 games of the season. In six games, Koster scored 18 touchdowns,10 extra points, Koster was an all-around athlete and was a letterman 16 times,4 times in each baseball, basketball and track. Koster was a forward for the basketball team, leading the team in scoring two years. In baseball, Koster played professionally for 10 years for the Philadelphia Phillies as well as the league teams Louisville Colonels. Tom King had the program going in the direction until he decided to play Detroit for $10,000.
Rockne who was coach at Notre Dame, and a fellow graduate called King. When King asked what was in it for Louisville Rockne replied $10,000, King served as head football coach for two more years but he served as track, baseball and athletic director during his tenure at Louisville. Louisville athletics took a step back when Dr. Raymond Kent was announced as the new president of Louisville and he was outwardly opposed to collegiate sports. King on the advice of his friend Rockne moved on and in 1933 became assistant coach at Michigan State, Louisville fell quickly back into the Dark Ages of football and posted one winning season until World War II. With the onset of World War II, like many college athletic programs around the country, was put on suspension until 1946, during that time Louisville played mostly within KIAC and posted a 73–118–8 record with a.378 winning percentage
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
UNLV Rebels football
The UNLV Rebels football program is a college football team that represents the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The team is currently a member of the Mountain West Conference, the program which began on September 14,1968, is coached by former Bishop Gorman High School head coach, Tony Sanchez. The teams home games are played at Sam Boyd Stadium in Whitney, the Rebels played their first game of their inaugural season against the St. Marys Gaels at Cashman Field in Las Vegas. The Rebels won the game, defeating the Gaels 27–20 in front of 8,000 fans, the Rebels remained undefeated until the last game of the season, losing to Cal Lutheran Kingsmen, 17–13, as the Rebels finished their inaugural campaign 8-1. The following year the Rebels played their first game against in-state rival Nevada, UNLV gained revenge, defeating Nevada the following year, 42–30, in the first year that the Fremont Cannon was awarded. On September 25,1971, the Rebels played their first game against a Division I school, on October 23,1971, the Rebels opened their new home, Las Vegas Stadium, against Weber State, losing 30–17.
At the end of the 1972 season with a disappointing 1-10 record, Ireland announced he was stepping down, the Rebels embarked on their first post-season journey in a national quarterfinal against Alcorn State, defeating the Braves 35–22 in Las Vegas. The Rebels memorable season ended in the semifinals in the Grantland Rice Bowl. Meyer left the program in 1976 to take the coaching position at collegiate powerhouse. Former Boise State coach Tony Knap took over the Rebels in 1976, after ten years as a Division II independent, the program made the jump to the Division I level in 1978, independent of any conference affiliation. On September 9, the Rebels played their first game as a Division I school, the Rebels defeated their first major college opponent away from Las Vegas, with a 33–6 victory over Colorado State in Fort Collins. At the end of the season, the Rebels made a trip to Yokohama, even with the hard end to the season, the Rebels still produced a memorable year, going 7-4 in their first campaign at the Division I level.
The Rebels first PCAA game was a 29–27 loss to Pacific on October 2 and it took the entire season before the Rebels won their first conference game, a 42–23 victory against Cal State Fullerton on November 27. Hyde stepped down after the 1985 season and a 5-5-1 record, the Rebels were forced to forfeit their entire 1984 season, including the California Bowl. 1994 was another season for the Rebels, as wide receiver Randy Gatewood set two single-game receiving records in a 48–38 loss to Idaho on September 17. The Rebels stunned the heavily favored Nevada, 32–27 to win a share of the Big West Conference championship, the Rebels defeated Central Michigan 52–24 in the Las Vegas Bowl on their home field. In 1996, the Rebels along with San Jose State left the Big West Conference and became a member of the heavily expanded Western Athletic Conference. The league announced that it would hold a game for the top team in each of the two divisions at the end of each season and that the game would be held at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas
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
Temple Owls football
The Temple Owls football team represents Temple University in the sport of college football. The Temple Owls compete in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision as a member of the American Athletic Conference and they play their home games at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The Owls were a member of the Big East Conference from 1991 until 2004. Temple was expelled from the due to a lack of commitment to the football program from university officials. Temple played the 2005 and 2006 seasons as an independent before playing in the Mid-American Conference from 2007 to 2011, in March 2012, the Owls rejoined the Big East Conference, with football membership beginning in the 2012 season and all other sports beginning conference play in 2013. That same year, the conference was renamed the American Athletic Conference after several basketball-only schools split off to form a new conference that kept the Big East name, Temple is the last original Big East football member still in the The American.
Five of the eight members play in the ACC, while the other two teams play in the Big 12 and the Big Ten. Temple began playing organized football in 1894, a decade after the school was founded, physical education instructor and basketball coach Charles M. Williams organized an 11-man squad that won their first game against Philadelphia Dental College. For its first few years, the team played small schools. The Owls modern era began in 1925 and that was the year that Henry J. Heinie Miller was hired as head coach, and for a time, the Owls were a regional power. In the 1927 season, after wildly mismatched victories over Blue Ridge College, Juniata and Washington College and their only loss that season came from Dartmouth, and a 44-year long rivalry with Bucknell College began with Temple posting a 19–13 victory. To start the 1928 season, the Owls moved to Temple Stadium, Miller coached eight seasons and compiled a 50–15–8 record, with two notable victories over growing regional football power Penn State.
Following Millers departure in 1933, the Owls made a splash with the hiring of their next coach. Warner had spent the previous 19 years at Pittsburgh and Stanford and he ended his career at Temple, going 31–18–2 in six seasons. In 1934, the Owls went 7–0–2 in the season and were invited to play in the inaugural Sugar Bowl on New Years Day,1935. In 1936, the Owls were ranked in the AP Poll in its first year for two weeks, in Warners last game, Temple upset Florida 20–12, who were coached by future Temple coach Josh Cody. From the time Warner retired at the end of the 1938 season until 1963, Warners top assistant, Fred H. Swan, took over as head coach in 1939. He lasted one season before Temple hired SMU coach Ray Morrison, during this time, Temple had several successful seasons and had All-American and All-Star players
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
Memorial Stadium (Champaign)
Memorial Stadium is a football stadium in Champaign, Illinois, in the United States, on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The stadium is a memorial to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students who died in World War I, the stadium is primarily used as the home of the Universitys football team. In the early 1920s, the old stadium, Illinois Field, was deemed inadequate. There was some sentiment for retaining the site, but it was too congested to expand the stadium adequately, so a new site was selected, George Huff and Robert Zuppke were responsible for pushing most of the fundraising for this project. Memorial Stadium was completed in 1923 at a cost of US$1.7 million and its original U-shaped design borrows some form from the earlier constructed Harvard Stadium. The projects general contractor was English Brothers of Champaign, who are in business to this day, the name was chosen in honor of the dead from World War I. The original construction was financed with donations from University students, alumni, at the time, the stadium consisted of double-decked stands on the east and west sidelines.
The single-decked horseshoe around the end zone was completed. Heavy rain during the construction resulted in a bulldozer sinking into the field and it was decided the expense of removing the bulldozer would have been greater than leaving it buried under the field, and it remains there today. The bell of the USS Illinois, an Iowa-class battleship that was never completed, is on loan to the university and is in use and it is traditionally rung when the Fighting Illini score a touchdown or goal during home games. The first game played in the completed stadium was the Chicago-Illinois game on November 3,1923. The stadium is dedicated to the men of the University of Illinois that gave their lives serving in World War I, in 2002, the stadium dedication was extended to those who died in World War II. There are a total of 200 columns on the east and west sides of the stadium,183 columns display one name of a University of Illinois alum that lost their lives in the first war. The stadium was dedicated on October 18,1924, on which the University football team played a homecoming game against the University of Michigan.
On way to a 39–14 Illini victory, Red Grange scored six touchdowns in one of the greatest single-game performances in football history. The football playing surface within the stadium is named Zuppke Field, in honor of Robert Zuppke, the north end of Zuppke Field hosts The Grange Rock, a tribute to Red Grange. The tribute was dedicated on October 22,1994, with Mrs. Margaret Grange, Red Granges wife, the rock came from the same Indiana quarry that produced the stadiums columns. In 2009, a 12-foot statue of Red Grange was dedicated as the capstone of the stadiums Illinois Renaissance renovations, the Ray Eliot Varsity Room is named for Ray Eliot, the University of Illinois head football coach from 1942 to 1959