Ypsilanti, commonly shortened to Ypsi, is a city in Washtenaw County in the U. S. state of Michigan, perhaps best known as the home of Eastern Michigan University. As of the 2010 census, the population was 19,435. The city is bounded to the north by Superior Township and on the west, Ypsilanti is located 6 miles east of Ann Arbor and about 18 miles west of the Detroit city limits. S. It was incorporated into the Territory of Michigan as the village Woodruffs Grove, a separate community a short distance away on the west side of the river was established in 1825 under the name Ypsilanti, after Demetrios Ypsilantis, a hero in the Greek War of Independence. Woodruffs Grove changed its name to Ypsilanti in 1829, the year its namesake effectively won the Greek war, a bust of Demetrios Ypsilantis by Greek sculptor Christopher Nastos stands between a Greek and a US flag at the base of the landmark Ypsilanti Water Tower. Ypsilanti has played an important role in the automobile industry, from 1920 to 1922, Apex Motors produced the ACE car.
It was in Ypsilanti that Preston Tucker designed and built the prototypes for his Tucker 48, tuckers story was related in the film Tucker, The Man and His Dream, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. In 1945, Henry J. Kaiser and Joseph W. Frazer bought the nearby Willow Run B-24 Liberator bomber plant from Ford Motor Company, and started to make Kaiser and Frazer model cars in 1947. The last Kaiser car made in Ypsilanti rolled off the line in 1953. General Motors purchased the Kaiser Frazer plant, and converted it into its Hydramatic Division, the GM Powertrain Division ceased production at this facility in 2010. Ypsilanti is the location of the last Hudson automobile dealership, the former dealership is the site of the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Collection. The museum is the home to an original Fabulous Hudson Hornet race car, in the early 1970s, along with neighboring city of Ann Arbor, the citizens reduced the penalty for the use and sale of marijuana to $5. When Ypsilanti prosecuted a man possessing 100 pounds of cannabis under state law, the trial judge declared the ordinances requirement that Ypsilanti prosecute only under city law unenforceable.
An appeal court upheld the judges ruling. Later, Ypsilanti City Council, using its power of codification, in 1979, Faz Husain was elected to the Ypsilanti city council, the first Muslim and the first native of India to win elected office in Michigan. In the 1990s Ypsilanti became the first city in Michigan to pass a living wage ordinance, two ballot measures to repeal the ordinance were led and bankrolled by conservatives, including Tom Monaghan. Both measures failed, the second by a larger percentage than the first, the award provides for an economic development consultant to assist Ypsilanti in developing a growth and job creation strategy for the downtown area. 1959 – Eastern Michigan becomes a university 1960 – Tom Monaghan founds Dominos Pizza as DomiNicks Pizza at 507 W. Cross St and he was convicted in 1969, but of only one of the murders
Waldo Stadium is a stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It is primarily used for football, and is the field of the Western Michigan University Broncos. Opened in 1939, it now has a capacity of 30,200 spectators, the stadium was built at a cost of $250,000, and it opened in 1939 with a 6–0 win over Miami University. The cost for Waldo Stadium included the construction of Hyames Field, the stadium is named for Dwight B. Waldo, first president of the school, the location of Waldo Stadium has been home for Western football since 1914. A field, without a stadium or modern seating, existed through 1938 and it originally included an eight-lane track, which has since moved to Kanley Track across the street. Financing came through private donations, and those who donated were awarded tickets to the game against Western Kentucky University. Over the years, WMU continued adding seating to the stadium, focal renovations have included the Bill Brown Alumni Center and the John Gill press box, added to the main seating on the north and south sidelines.
The athletic department installed a new, state-of-the-art scoreboard and video screen before the start of the 2015 season, in 2013 the athletic department made almost $3.5 million in renovations and upgrades to Waldo Stadium and Seelye Center, the football teams indoor practice facility. Additional renovations were made to the complex from 2014 to 2015 including new speakers for the stadium, new scoreboards. A Waldo Stadium-record crowd of 36,361 saw the Broncos defeat Indiana State University 56–0, the highest season-average attendance occurred in 1999, with an average of 26,874 per game. Indiana University was the first Big Ten school to play at Waldo Stadium in 2007, over 32,000 fans saw IU defeat WMU in a rain-filled night game. Other BCS conference teams to visit Waldo Stadium include Virginia in 2003, Waldo Stadium hosted Western Michigan versus Michigan State in 2015. The Broncos had plans to host Illinois in 2016, but Illinois backed out of that arrangement, Western Michigan embarrassed Illiniois in that game, winning 34-10.
Waldo Stadium holds two of the top four home attendance figures in Mid-American Conference history and 5 of the top 10 home crowds, in 2003, the stadium took on a new look with the completion of the $25 million Donald J. Seelye Center. The Seelye Center rises eight stories and houses a practice field and fitness rooms. It is located on the edge of the northeast endzone, allowing the Seelye club suites to get a view of the game. The Seelye Center incorporated the existing Oakland Gymnasium into the structure, allowing for a modern entrance on one side
Rynearson Stadium is a stadium in Ypsilanti, Michigan. It is primarily used for American football, and is the field of the Eastern Michigan University Eagles. It held its first game on September 27,1969, when EMU upset the University of Akron, the stadium has seating for 30,200 people. Standing room is available in the end zone, allowing for crowds larger than the listed capacity. The largest attendance for an EMU game at Rynearson Stadium was 26,188, on November 28,2008, the stadium is located on the schools west campus, just south of the Huron River. It originally consisted of two opposite sideline stands around the field and running track and it is one of only two stadiums in the MAC which shares its football field with a running track. In 1992, the seats were expanded south from each grandstand but not connected and this was done to conform to the new Division I-A rules for minimum stadium size. Originally a grass field, the field has been artificial since 1991 and was upgraded to FieldTurf in 2005, more recently, the original FieldTurf was replaced prior to the 2014 season by a new gray FieldTurf surface.
This made Rynearson Stadium only the second Division I FBS stadium with a non-traditional field color, lighting was added in 1974, partially due to the Detroit Wheels of the World Football League using the stadium as their home field. The stadium has hosted high school football games. The stadium was named for the late Elton J. Rynearson and his teams compiled a record of 114-58-15. In one six-year period, from 1925–30, Rynearson’s teams won 40 games, media related to Rynearson Stadium at Wikimedia Commons Rynearson Stadium - EMUEagles. com Official Eastern Michigan University school website
Dix Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Kent, United States. It is primarily used for American football, and is the field of the Kent State Golden Flashes football team. In addition, the stadium was home to the Kent State field hockey team from 1997 to 2004 and it opened on September 13,1969 and was named in 1973 after Robert C. Dix, former publisher of the Record-Courier and a member of Kent States Board of Trustees for more than three decades and it was built as an expansion and relocation of Memorial Stadium, with all of Memorial Stadiums main seating areas used at the current stadium in a new configuration. The stadium consists of three separate grandstands on each side of the field except the side, and has a seating capacity of 25,319. The west side grandstand, which includes the press box, is the largest section of seating, on either side of the east grandstands are spaces for party tents, and the south end zone features the scoreboard and an open plaza. Although the first night game was held in 1990, permanent lights were not added until 1996, artificial turf was installed in 1997 and replaced in 2005 with the latest version of FieldTurf.
Prior to the 2002 season, the old east side stands, the current east side bleachers were constructed after the 2002 season and were completed in time for the 2003 season opener. In early 2008, the end zone bleachers, another remnant of the old stadium, were razed as part of a two-phase renovation of the facility. At its dedication, the stadium was listed as having a capacity of 30,520. Memorial Stadium opened in 1950, though the team had been playing on the site since 1941, by 1965, Memorial Stadium had been expanded to seat 20,000 people from its original 5,600. Early plans for the called for it to seat 55,000 and be located in the southwest corner of the campus. Dix Stadium, known as Memorial Stadium until 1973, was regarded as an expansion and relocation of Memorial Stadium rather than a new stadium. Approximately 17,000 seats from Memorial Stadium were dismantled and moved to the new site, Memorial Stadiums sideline grandstands became the end zone seats in the new stadium, while the auxiliary bleacher sections were used for the east stands.
The first game at Dix Stadium was on September 13,1969, for the first season, the teams dressed in the locker rooms at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center and were bused to the stadium. At halftime, the met in separate public restroom facilities. The new Memorial Stadium was dedicated in 1970 and renamed Dix Stadium in honor of longtime Kent State trustee and its initial seating capacity was listed at 28,748 before being revised to 30,520, which stood through the 2001 season. The first major changes to Dix Stadium began in 1992 when an elevator was added to reach the box and suites
Kalamazoo /ˌkæləməˈzuː/ is a city in the southwest region of the U. S. state of Michigan. It is the county seat of Kalamazoo County, as of the 2010 census, Kalamazoo had a total population of 74,262. Kalamazoo is the city of the Kalamazoo-Portage Metropolitan Statistical Area. Kalamazoo is equidistant from the major American cities of Chicago and Detroit, one of Kalamazoos most notable features is the Kalamazoo Mall, an outdoor pedestrian shopping mall. The city created the mall in 1959 by closing part of Burdick Street to auto traffic, Kalamazoo is home to Western Michigan University, a large public university, Kalamazoo College, a liberal arts school, and Kalamazoo Valley Community College, a two-year community college. Originally known as Bronson in the township of Arcadia, the names of both the city and the township were changed to Kalamazoo in 1836 and 1837, the Kalamazoo name comes from a Potawatomi word, first found in a British report in 1772. However, the Kalamazoo River, which passes through the city of Kalamazoo, was located on the route between Detroit and Fort Saint-Joseph.
French-Canadian traders and military personnel were quite familiar with this area during the French era, the name for the Kalamazoo River was known by Canadians and French as La rivière Kikanamaso. The name Kikanamaso was recorded by Father Pierre Potier, a Jesuit missionary for the Huron-Wendats at the Assumption mission, while en route to Fort Saint-Joseph during the fall of 1760. Legend has it that Ki-ka-ma-sung, meaning boiling water, referring to a footrace held each fall by local Native Americans, still another theory is that it means the mirage or reflecting river. Another legend is that the image of boiling water referred to fog on the river as seen from the hills above the current downtown, the name was given to the river that flows almost all the way across the state. The name Kalamazoo, which sounds unusual to English-speaking ears, has become a metonym for exotic places, today, T-shirts are sold in Kalamazoo with the phrase Yes, there really is a Kalamazoo. The area on which the city of Kalamazoo stands was once home to Native Americans of the Hopewell culture.
Evidence of their early residency remains in the form of a mound in downtowns Bronson Park. The Hopewell civilization began to decline after the 8th century and was replaced by other groups, the Potawatomi culture lived in the area when the first European explorers arrived. René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, passed just southeast of the present city of Kalamazoo in late March 1680, the first Europeans to reside in the area were itinerant fur traders in the late 18th and early 19th century. There are records of several traders wintering in the area, during the War of 1812, the British established a smithy and a prison camp in the area. The 1821 Treaty of Chicago ceded the territory south of the Grand River to the United States federal government, the area around present-day Kalamazoo was reserved as the village of Potawatomi Chief Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish
Athens is a city in and the county seat of Athens County, United States. It is located along the Hocking River in the part of Ohio. A historic college town, Athens is home to Ohio University and is the city of the Athens. The official population of Athens in the 2010 U. S. Census was 23,832, Athens is a qualified Tree City USA as recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation. By the middle of the century, the Shawnee, an Algonquian tribe, were the primary tribe of Native Americans living in what would become Athens County. According to a 1794 map by Thomas Kitchin, no settlement existed in the Athens area during the immediately prior to the founding of the city. The first permanent European settlers arrived in Athens in 1797, more than a decade after the United States victory in the American Revolutionary War, in 1800, the town site was first surveyed and plotted, but it was not incorporated as a village until 1811. In the meantime, Ohio had become a state in 1803, Ohio University was chartered in 1804, the first public institution of higher learning in the Northwest Territory.
Previously part of Washington County, Athens County was formed in 1805, named for the ancient center of learning, Ohio University in Athens was established with the first federal endowment of an educational institution in the United States. In July 1787, the Congress of the Confederation gave to the Ohio Company of Associates two townships of land for the support of a literary institution in the newly created Northwest Territory. The act was approved by Arthur St. Clair, Governor of the Northwest Territory on January 9,1802, however, no university with the name of American Western University would be established. Ohio became a state in 1803 and on February 18,1804, Athens received city status in 1912, following the 1910 census showing the population had passed 5,000 residents, the requirement for city status in Ohio. These lands were given to Ohio University by the Federal government and this was the first federal land grant for a university, pre-dating the Morrill Act by more than 70 years.
At first, lands were leased out, but the failure of many lessors to pay their rents resulted in most of the land being sold. The sale of these lands funded the growth of Ohio University, today it is one of the largest institutions of higher learning in Ohio, with an enrollment of over 19,000 on the Athens campus and over 28,000 for all campuses. The earliest industry in the area was salt production, followed by iron production, the largest employer in the county is Ohio University. In 1843, the Hocking Canal opened, enabling shipping from the Ohio River up the Hocking River, which passes through Athens, to Nelsonville, however, the canal was closed during cold winters when it froze over. The first railroad reached Athens in 1857, in the late 19th century, an interurban line opened between Athens and Nelsonville and operated for some years
Kent is a city in the U. S. state of Ohio and the largest city in Portage County. It is located along the Cuyahoga River in Northeast Ohio on the edge of the county. The population was 28,904 in the 2010 Census and 29,810 in the 2015 estimate, the city is counted as part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area and the larger Cleveland–Akron–Canton Combined Statistical Area. Part of the Connecticut Western Reserve, Kent was settled in 1805 and was known for years as Franklin Mills. Settlers were attracted to the due to its location along the Cuyahoga River as a place for water-powered mills. Later development came in the 1830s and 1840s as a result of the position along the route of the Pennsylvania. Leading up to the American Civil War, Franklin Mills was noted for its activity in the Underground Railroad. With the decline of the canal and the emergence of the railroad, in 1864 the town was renamed Kent in honor of and in gratitude for Marvin Kents efforts. It was incorporated as a village in 1867 and became a city after the 1920 Census, today Kent is a college town best known as the home of the main campus of Kent State University, founded in 1910, and as the site of the 1970 Kent State shootings.
Historically a manufacturing center, education is the citys largest economic sector with Kent State University the citys, the Kent City School District and the Kent Free Library provide additional education opportunities and resources. Many of Kents demographic elements are influenced by the presence of the university, particularly the median age, median income, the city is governed by a council-manager system with a city manager, a nine-member city council, and a mayor. Kent has nearly 20 parks and preserves and hosts a number of festivals including ones related to Earth Day, folk music. In addition to the Kent State athletic teams, the city hosts a number of amateur. Local transportation infrastructure includes a bus service and hike-and-bike trails. As the home of the Davey Tree Expert Company, Kent is known as The Tree City while residents are referred to as Kentites, the city has produced a number of notable individuals, particularly in politics and the entertainment industry. The region was inhabited by various tribes of American Indians.
The site, known as Bradys Leap, is now a city park, settlement by Europeans began in the late 1790s and early 19th century. Aaron Olmsted, a wealthy Connecticut merchant, had purchased the 16, 000-acre township, Franklin Township was surveyed in 1803 and settled in November 1805 when John Haymaker and his family moved west from Warren to the banks of the Cuyahoga River
Peden Stadium is an American football stadium on the banks of the Hocking River in Athens, Ohio. The Crowned Jewel of the MAC, It has been the home of the Ohio Bobcats football team since 1929, Peden Stadium is the oldest college football venue in the Mid-American Conference and among the oldest in the nation. It has been designated as an official Ohio historical site, serving Ohio University for eight decades, the facility, originally known as Ohio Complex, not to be mistaken with the one in Columbus, was built at a cost of $185,000 and was completed in 1929. Viewed as the Wrigley Field of college due to its intimate and picturesque setting. The first ever game at the featured a 14-0 Bobcats victory over archrival Miami University in front of a sellout crowd. Following the retirement of legendary Ohio football coach Don Peden in 1946, although a smaller stadium, It was designed by Osborne Architects, who designed illustrious early Americana style brick composed sports venues such as Yankee Stadium.
The Bobcats Lair has undergone several modifications through the years, in 1986, the seating capacity was increased to 19,000 with the addition of two new grandstands in the north end zone. Four years later, a five story tower, called the Peden Tower, was added to the stadiums west side, in 1999, a new 10, 000-square-foot strength and conditioning center called The Carin Center was added to the ground level of Peden Stadium. Several other historic events have occurred at the Stadium, including a visit by President Lyndon B, johnson, as well as an event which featured a landing by helicopter on the 50-yard line by former President Eisenhower. The stadium has served as a venue for visiting national collegiate teams including the Big Ten. A bronze life-sized sculpture of an OHIO Bobcat, commissioned by a well known naturalist artist, some of the most extensive renovations, occurred after the 2000 football season. In 2002, the grass playing surface at the stadium was replaced with FieldTurf, and in 2003.
Though the attendance for Peden Stadium is listed at 24,000, as such, the attendance records at the stadium all eclipse the 24,000 mark. In addition to serving as the home of Ohio Bobcats football games and it has hosted numerous local high school football games and high school state playoff games. In addition, the stadium serves as the home of Ohios O Zone Student Cheering Section, 5k Runs have started from the 50 yard line
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The Akron Zips football team is a college football program representing the University of Akron in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Terry Bowden is currently the head coach. Akron plays its games on InfoCision Stadium on the campus of the University of Akron in Akron. The Zips compete in the Mid-American Conference as a member of the East Division, the team was established in 1891 when the school was known as Buchtel College and became the University of Akron in 1913. In 1926, the teams were named the Zippers, after rubber boots manufactured by the B. F. Goodrich Company. The name was shortened to Zips in 1950, Akron was originally classified as a Small College school in the 1937 season until 1972. Akron received Division II classification in 1973, before becoming a Division I-AA program in 1980, the Zips were the first team to move from Division I-AA to Division I-A. In 2005, the Zips won the Mid-American Conference championship for the first time in the programs history, through the 2015 season, the Zips have an overall record of 507–524–36.
The University of Akron football team was established in 1891, in their first game, the team, called Buchtel College, defeated Western Reserve Academy by a score of 22–6 in Hudson, Ohio. Buchtel went on to finish its first season with a 1–3 record, the following year, Buchtel hired Frank Cook as the schools first ever head coach. Cook led Buchtel to a 3–4 record during his season has head coach. In 1893, the college hired John Heisman to become the football and baseball coach, while at Buchtel, Heisman helped invent the snap, which is still used in modern-day football. The early years for Buchtel saw many coaching changes, as the program went through nine different coaches in the 22-year span, Buchtel College changed its name to the University of Akron in 1913. Coach Fred Sefton served as the football coach of the Zippers for nine seasons, from 1915 to 1923. Seftons teams posted winning records in five of Seftons nine seasons, Sefton resigned as head coach after the 1923 season. James W. Coleman was hired as Akrons head football coach after Seftons resignation and his final record in two seasons with the Zippers is 6–10.
George Babcock took over as coach after Colemans departure and led the Zips to a 5–2–2 record before departing to accept the head football coach position at Cincinnati. Red Blair was hired as the next head coach after Babcocks departure
The Scheumann Stadium, formerly known as the Ball State Stadium, is in Muncie, Indiana. It is primarily used for football, and is the field of the Ball State University Cardinals. The stadium opened in 1967, and has a capacity of 22,500 for football games, the stadium was completed in 1967 with a capacity of 16,000 for football. It replaced the previous stadium closer to campus, on University Avenue across from Ball Memorial Hospital, the site is now used as a band practice field. A grandstand on the end of the stadium was added in the 1990s. In 2005, the stadium was renamed after Ball State alumni and benefactors John B. in 2007, the stadium completed a $13 million renovation. On August 29,2013, a new board was installed. Another video board was installed at Worthen Arena, for a time, notable Ball State alumnus David Letterman jokingly campaigned via his television program to have the stadium named for him. Current mean game attendance at the stadium is at its highest in school history and this can be attributed to the teams success, as well as recent renovations to the stadium.
A school record 10,546 students attended the September 6,2008, the game was televised nationally on ESPN, and Ball State won, 35–23. The Cardinals won handily, 45–22, pushing their record to 12–0, Scheumann Stadium home page at Ball State Athletics Stadium renovation home page
Muncie /ˈmʌnsi/ is an incorporated city and the seat of Delaware County, Indiana. It is located in East Central Indiana, about 50 miles northeast of Indianapolis, the United States Census for 2010 reported the citys population was 70,085. It is the city of the Muncie metropolitan statistical area. The Lenape people, who arrived in the area in the 1790s, founded several villages, including one known as Munsee Town. The small trading post, renamed Muncietown, was selected as the Delaware County seat and its name was officially shortened to Muncie in 1845 and incorporated as a city in 1865. Muncie developed as a manufacturing and industrial center, especially after the Indiana gas boom of the 1880s and it is home to Ball State University. As a result of the Middletown studies, sociological research that was first conducted in the 1920s, the area was first settled in the 1790s by the Lenape people, who migrated west from their tribal lands in the Mid-Atlantic region to new lands in present-day Ohio and eastern Indiana.
The Lenape founded several towns along the White River, including Munsee Town, there is no evidence that a mythological Chief Munsee ever existed. In 1818 the areas native tribes ceded their lands to the government under the terms of the Treaty of St. Marys. New settlers began to arrive in what became Delaware County, about 1820, the small trading village of Munsee Town, renamed Muncietown, was selected as the Delaware County seat and platted in 1827. On January 13,1845, Indianas governor signed legislation passed by the Indiana General Assembly to shorten the name to Muncie. Soon, a network of roads connected Muncie to nearby towns, adjacent counties, Muncie incorporated as a town on December 6,1854, and became an incorporated city in 1865. John Brady was elected as the citys first mayor, Muncies early utility companies date to the mid-1860s, including the citys waterworks, which was established in 1865. The Indiana gas boom of the 1880s ushered in a new era of prosperity to Muncie, abundant supplies of natural gas attracted new businesses and additional residents to the city.
Although agriculture continued to be a factor in the region. One of the manufacturers that arrived early in the citys gas-boom period was the Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Company. In 1889 the company relocated its manufacturing operations to Muncie. In addition to other glass factories, Muncie attracted iron and steel mills, including the Republic Iron and Steel Company