Northern Iowa Panthers football
The first year of Northern Iowa Panthers football was in 1895. They represent the University of Northern Iowa and they have fielded a football team every year since 1895 with the exceptions of 1906–1907 and 1943–1944. The Panthers currently compete in football at the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision level. The facilitys capacity for football is 16,324, at football games, where cold temperatures are frequently an issue for fans, the UNI-Dome announcers have a tradition during pre-game rituals. As of January 1,2017, the Panthers have a record of 203-54-1. Northern Iowa has won conference titles, the most out of the four Iowa Division I institutions. Northern Iowa Played in the NCAAs College Division from 1937–1972, twice in those years they qualified for a College Division Bowl Game. The Panthers have played in 13 FCS Regional Championship Games, with a record of 6–7, Since 1981, the NCAA Division I FCS Playoffs Regional Championships were commonly referred to as the Boardwalk Bowl, Pecan Bowl, Grantland Rice Bowl, and Camellia Bowl.
Records as of the end of the 2016–2017 school year, records as of the end of the 2016–2017 school year
Flagstaff is a city in northern Arizona, in the southwestern United States. In 2015, the estimated population was 70,320. Flagstaffs combined metropolitan area has an population of 139,097. It is the county seat of Coconino County, the city is named after a ponderosa pine flagpole made by a scouting party from Boston to celebrate the United States Centennial on July 4,1876. Flagstaff lies near the edge of the Colorado Plateau, along the western side of the largest contiguous Ponderosa Pine forest in the continental United States. Flagstaff is located adjacent to Mount Elden, just south of the San Francisco Peaks, humphreys Peak, the highest point in Arizona at 12,633 feet, is located about 10 miles north of Flagstaff in Kachina Peaks Wilderness. Flagstaffs early economy was based on the lumber, Flagstaff has a strong tourism sector, due to its proximity to Grand Canyon National Park, Oak Creek Canyon, the Arizona Snowbowl, Meteor Crater, and historic Route 66. The city is a center for medical device manufacturing, since Flagstaff is home to W. L.
Gore, there exist several stories and legends regarding the origin of the citys name. It is said that, because of the flag that was raised, the first permanent settlement was in 1876, when Thomas F. McMillan built a cabin at the base of Mars Hill on the west side of town. During the 1880s, Flagstaff began to grow, opening its first post office, the early economy was based on timber and cattle. By 1886, Flagstaff was the largest city on the line between Albuquerque and the west coast of the United States. A circa 1900 diary entry by journalist Sharlot Hall described the houses in the city at the time as a third rate mining camp, with unkempt air, in 1894, Massachusetts astronomer Percival Lowell hired A. E. Douglass to scout an ideal site for a new observatory. Douglass, impressed by Flagstaffs elevation, named it as a location for the now famous Lowell Observatory, other things being equal. Two years later, the specially designed 24-inch Clark telescope that Lowell had ordered was installed, in 1930, Pluto was discovered using one of the observatorys telescopes.
During the Apollo program in the 1960s, the Clark Telescope was used to map the moon for the lunar expeditions, in homage to the citys importance in the field of astronomy, asteroid 2118 Flagstaff is named for the city, and 6582 Flagsymphony for the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra. The Northern Arizona Normal School was established in 1899, renamed Northern Arizona University in 1966, Flagstaffs cultural history received a significant boost on April 11,1899, when the Flagstaff Symphony made its concert debut at Babbitts Opera House. The orchestra continues today as the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, with its venue at the Ardrey Auditorium on the campus of Northern Arizona University. The city grew rapidly, primarily attributable to its location along the east–west transcontinental railroad line in the United States, in the 1880s, the railroads purchased land in the west from the federal government, which was sold to individuals to help finance the railroad projects
Joe Albi Stadium
Joe Albi Stadium is an outdoor athletic stadium located in Spokane, Washington. Opened in 1950 and primarily used for high school football, it is located in the northwest part of the city, the stadium is located on the former site of the Baxter hospital reservation of the U. S. Army. Built in less than four months in 1950, it opened as Spokane Memorial Stadium on September 15 with high school football, the name was selected through a newspaper contest and adopted by the city council in July. Its original grass field was taken from the lush sod of the grounds at historic Fort George Wright. The venue had a capacity of 25,000 and did not have a running track. The first manager of the stadium was Fred Bohler, the former coach, in 1954, it was considered as a potential minor league baseball venue, Indians Stadium opened in 1958. Memorial Stadium was renamed in the spring of 1962 for attorney Joseph A. Albi and that summer, the field level was lowered by 11 feet and 7,000 seats were added. AstroTurf was first installed in 1970, and was replaced with SuperTurf in 1979 and 1984, the playing surface was altered for professional soccer in 1996, essentially undoing the lowering project of 1962.
The field level was raised 6.5 feet and the width of the new turf was extended to 250 feet, formerly at 191 feet. The field was changed a decade to infilled FieldTurf in 2006, the stadium has a current seating capacity of 28,646, and the playing field runs in the traditional north-south configuration at an elevation of 1,890 feet above sea level. The press box is located at the top of the west grandstand, over the years it has hosted various events, concerts and auto races. The most notable team to play at the stadium was the Washington State Cougars, now of the Pac-12, on the professional level, the field has hosted to three professional leagues. In 1961, the Calgary Stampeders defeated the Saskatchewan Roughriders 14–7 in a CFL pre-season game, it was the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL playing their second preseason game in franchise history at Joe Albi on August 7,1976, losing 27–16 to the Chicago Bears. Prior to the mid-1980s, the WSU Cougars played several games each season at Joe Albi Stadium.
During the stadiums first thirty years, WSU hosted the Apple Cup at Joe Albi in the even-numbered years, the Cougars won only three of the fifteen Apple Cups played at the Spokane venue. The rivalry game returned to Pullman in 1982, where the Cougars have won seven of eighteen at Martin Stadium through 2016, a winning percentage of.389. In 1970 and 1971, the Cougars played their home schedule at Joe Albi. The Idaho Vandals played their games at Rogers Field in 1969 &1970
The William H. Kibbie-ASUI Activity Center is a multi-purpose indoor athletic stadium in the northwest United States, on the campus of the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. It is the home of the Idaho Vandals and is used for competition in four sports, basketball, tennis. The Kibbie Dome opened 46 years ago as a concrete football stadium in October 1971, built on the same site of the demolished wooden Neale Stadium. Following the 1974 football season, a roof and vertical end walls were added in ten months. With just 15,200 permanent seats, it is currently the second smallest home stadium for football in Division I FBS. Since February 2001, the Kibbie Dome has been reconfigured for basketball games and is referred to as the Cowan Spectrum, the elevation of the playing surface is 2,610 feet above sea level. The stadium was built in stages and took years to complete. Originally, the new stadium was to be outdoors and seat over 23,000 spectators, with an adjacent 10. This ensured that Idaho could not make the move to the PCAA, by the time Idaho finally did join the PCAA in 1996, the conference had changed its name to the Big West.
The revised plan was for a smaller capacity football stadium, to be enclosed to allow use as a basketball arena and this multi-purpose concept had been recently used at Idaho State in Pocatello, where the Minidome had opened in 1970. Construction on the concrete grandstands started in February 1971, after a fire destroyed the previously condemned wooden Neale Stadium in November 1969, the stadium, which opened in 1937, had been condemned the summer before the 1969 season due to soil erosion beneath the grandstands. The Vandal football team played its home schedule for the next two seasons at WSUs Rogers Field in Pullman. The Vandals game with WSU on September 19 in Spokane was dubbed the Displaced Bowl, a lopsided 44–16 win for the Cougars, it was WSUs only victory in a stretch of 22 games. Back in Moscow, weather-related construction delays in the spring put the new Idaho Stadium a month behind schedule, the 1971 Vandals played their first two home games well away from campus, in Boise for the opener and Spokane two weeks later.
Uncompleted, the stadium debuted on October 9 with a 40–3 victory over Idaho State before 14,200, the Vandals went 8–3 in 1971, which included a school-record eight-game winning streak, and won the Big Sky title. For its first four seasons, the stadium was outdoors and without lights, in the summer of 1972, a Tartan Turf field was installed over a four-inch asphalt bed, with a roll-up mechanism behind the west end zone. The one-piece field was the first in the world, in November 1974, approval was finally granted by the board of regents to enclose the stadium. The arched roof and vertical end walls were completed in time for the 1975 football seasons home opener on September 27, bill Kibbie, originally of Bellevue in Blaine County, was a UI student for less than a month in 1936 when he withdrew due to his fathers illness
Montana Grizzlies football
The Montana Grizzlies football program represents the University of Montana in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision of college football. The Grizzlies have competed in the Big Sky Conference, where it is a founding member and they play their home games on campus in Missoula at Washington-Grizzly Stadium, where they had an average attendance of 24,380 in 2013. The Grizzlies had a season from 1986–2011. In Washington-Grizzly Stadium they have a percentage of.890 including playoffs. They hold the records for most playoff appearances in a row, Big Sky Conference titles in a row and their success made them the most successful program in all college football in the 2000s and third most successful team in FCS in the 1990s. The University of Montanas first football season was in 1897 where they won a game against future rival Montana State. The team played only schools from Montana until it helped found the Northwest Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1902, in addition to Montana, this original Northwest Conference included Washington, Washington State, Oregon State and Whitman College.
Despite the associations stated goal of increasing intercollegiate athletics, Montana continued to only the nearest teams. More unfortunate for the team, it would not win a game against a conference opponent until a 10-0 win over Washington State in 1914, Montana joined the conference in 1924 and remained through the 1949 season. Montana won only nine games, and never played a home game against a team from the state of California. No team was organized in 1918, due to World War I, Record, vs. CatsDoug Fessenden was the first Montana coach to last more than five years and was the first to end his career with a winning record that coached more than two years. The program was on hiatus for the 1943 and 1944 seasons, of the six teams in the northern division of the PCC, only Washington continued through the war. In 1948, the Montana board of education announced that it was de-emphasizing athletics at the state university, the conference was only preferable to having no conference affiliation. In 1951, Montana joined the Mountain States Conference, popularly known as the Skyline Conference and it would compete here until the conference dissolved in 1962, never having a winning season and not winning more than three games until 1960.
In 1963, Montana joined Gonzaga, Idaho State, Weber State, following a 1–9 season in 1966, University of Montana president Robert T. Pantzer announced in December the hiring of Jack Swarthout, a former quarterback/halfback/end from Montana. Swarthout brought on Jack Elway as an assistant and they improved the team immediately to 7–3 in their first season, within two years, Swarthout guided the team to back-to-back undefeated regular seasons in 1969 and 1970 and Montanas first Big Sky Conference titles. Continued success was expected, but a season in 1971 was followed by a work-study scandal that eventually led to Swarthouts resignation. Though Swarthout was found innocent, the charges hurt recruiting and the government decided to withdraw financial support for athletic programs
Little Brown Stein
The Little Brown Stein is a rivalry trophy awarded to the winner of the college football game between the University of Idaho Vandals and University of Montana Grizzlies. The trophy is, as the name implies, a large mug with the results of all the games between the two painted on. The game was last played 14 years ago in 2003, the series is set to resume in 2018, when Idaho rejoins the Big Sky for football. Idaho and Montana first played 114 years ago in 1903 and have played 84 times, Idaho has dominated the overall series, which includes two Division I-AA playoff wins at home in the 1980s. Montana has had the hand since 1991, winning eight of the last ten. Since Idaho moved back up to Division I-A in 1996, the teams have met five times, the schools were the only public universities in their respective states for decades, and are about 200 miles apart. Moscow and Missoula are on sides of the lower Idaho Panhandle. Both were members of the old Pacific Coast Conference, Montana departed after the 1950 season, the universities were charter members of the Big Sky Conference in 1963, and their final season as conference opponents was in 1995.
After the 2000 season, the Big West dropped football, Idaho became a football-only member of the Sun Belt Conference in 2001 while remaining a full Big West member. Idaho joined the WAC for all sports in 2005 as part of a major NCAA conference realignment, after the WAC experienced a near-complete membership turnover in the early 2010s, it dropped football after the 2012 season. Idaho football was an FBS independent for one season in 2013, Idaho returned to the Big Sky in 2014 except for football, which rejoined the Sun Belt. Idaho will drop back to FCS in 2018 and resume football membership in the Big Sky
Missoula /mᵻˈzuːlə/ is a city in the U. S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. In 2015, the United States Census Bureau estimated the population at 71,022. In the 1990s, Missoula overtook Great Falls as Montana’s second‑largest city, Missoula is home to the University of Montana, a public research university. Missoula was founded in 1860 as Hellgate Trading Post while still part of Washington Territory, by 1866, the settlement had moved east,5 miles upstream, and renamed Missoula Mills, shortened to Missoula. The mills provided supplies to settlers traveling along the Mullan Road. The establishment of Fort Missoula in 1877 to protect settlers further stabilized the economy, the arrival of the Northern Pacific Railway in 1883 brought rapid growth and the maturation of the local lumber industry. In 1893, the Montana Legislature chose the city as the site for the states first university, along with the U. S. Forest Service headquarters founded in 1908, lumber and the university remained staples of the local economy for the next hundred years.
The city is governed by a government with twelve city council members. Notable residents include the first woman in the U. S. Congress, Jeannette Rankin, archaeological artifacts date the Missoula Valleys earliest inhabitants to the end of the last ice age 12,000 years ago with settlements as early as 3500 BCE. From the 1700s until European settlements began a years later, it was primarily the Salish, Pend dOreille, Blackfeet. Hell Gate would remain the name of the area until it was renamed Missoula in 1866, the Lewis and Clark Expedition brought the first U. S. citizens to the area. They twice stopped just south of Missoula at Travelers Rest and they camped there the first time on their westbound trip in September 1805. When they stayed there again on their return in June–July 1806, Clark left heading south along the Bitterroot River and Lewis traveled north, through Hellgate Canyon. The desire for a more convenient water supply to power a lumber, the Missoula Mills replaced Hell Gate Village as the economic power of the valley and replaced it as the county seat in 1866.
The name Missoula came from the Salish name for the Clark Fork River, Fort Missoula was established in 1877 to help protect further arriving settlers. Growth accelerated with the arrival of the Northern Pacific Railway in 1883, in 1893, Missoula was chosen as the location of the states first university, the University of Montana. The continued economic windfall from railroad construction and lumber mills led to a boom in Missoulas population. A. B. Hammond and Copper Kings Marcus Daly and William A. Clark competed fiercely in the region over lumber share, the United States Forest Service work in Missoula began in 1905
Eastern Washington Eagles football
The Eastern Washington Eagles football team represents Eastern Washington University in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision. The Eastern Eagles are members of the Big Sky Conference and play at Roos Field, Eastern Washington University began fielding a football team in 1901, when the school was known at the time as the State Normal School and the team mascot was the Savages. Easterns first national affiliation came with joining the NAIA, Eastern competed in the NAIA until 1977, along the way advancing to the NAIA Football National Championship finals in 1967, losing to Fairmont State 28-21. This marked Eastern Washingtons first appearance in a championship game at any level of competition. During this time period, the school would undergo changes to its identity. The school name would change in 1937 to the Eastern Washington College of Education, the final change to the school name came in 1977 when the school was renamed Eastern Washington University. In 1973, the student body voted to make Eastern’s mascot the Eagles, shortly before that, the Eastern Board of Trustees declared Savages, its mascot through its first 92 years, no longer acceptable.
Eagles are native to eastern Washington and thus a logical choice for a replacement, Eastern joined the NCAA in 1978, and participated at the Division II level as an independent until 1984, when they moved up to Division I-AA, as an independent. Denied membership to the Big Sky Conference in May 1985, Eastern was extended an invitation in December 1986 to join, Eastern continues to participate in the Big Sky to this day and is now the sixth-most tenured member of the conference. The 2010 season would mark a number of firsts for Eastern Washingtons football program, the offseason would see a highly publicized move to install a red turf playing surface, the first of its kind in the country. Eastern would utilize the excitement and energy surrounding the program to complete its finest season of competition in the programs history, the 2010 season concluded with Eastern Washingtons first appearance in the FCS Championship Game. The Eagles defeated the Delaware Blue Hens 20-19 in Frisco, Texas to win the schools first national championship in football, the EWU football team plays at Roos Field, opened in 1967 and recently expanded and renovated in 2004 and 2010 to seat 11,702.
The stadium was originally named Woodward Field in honor of former Eagles head football and basketball coach Arthur C and it replaced the original Woodward Field, which was located near the present JFK Library. On May 20,2010 the Eastern Washington Board of Trustees approved a change to Roos Field. Installation of the red synthetic turf was completed in September 2010, Eastern Washingtons red playing surface is known as The Inferno. The nickname was chosen through a vote conducted by Eastern on its athletic website, goeags. com. Voting began on August 4,2010 and allowed fans to choose from seven proposed names, red sea, red zone, big red, red carpet, ring of fire and lava pit. Inferno finished as the top choice and the nickname was revealed at the first home game with the new field on September 18,2010
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. The 2010 census put Bozemans population at 37,280 and the 2015 census estimate put the population at 43,405 making it the fourth largest city in the state. It is the city of the Bozeman, MT Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is the largest Micropolitan Statistical Area in Montana and is the third largest of all of Montana’s statistical areas, the city is named after John M. Bozeman who established the Bozeman Trail and was a key founder of the town in August 1864. The town became incorporated in April 1883 with a city form of government. Bozeman was elected an All-America City in 2001 by the National Civic League, Bozeman is a college town, home to Montana State University. The local newspaper is the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, and the city is served by Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, william Clark visited the area in July 1806 as he traveled east from Three Forks along the Gallatin River.
The party camped 3 miles east of what is now Bozeman, the journal entries from Clarks party briefly describe the future citys location. Red Clouds War closed the Bozeman Trail in 1868, but the fertile land attracted permanent settlers. In 1866 Nelson Story, a successful Virginia City, Story braved the hostile Bozeman Trail to successfully drive some 1000 head of longhorn cattle into Paradise Valley just east of Bozeman. Eluding the U. S. Army, who tried to turn Story back to protect the drive from hostile Indians, Story established a sizable ranch in the Paradise Valley and holdings in the Gallatin Valley. He donated land to the state for the establishment of Montana State University – Bozeman, Fort Ellis 45°39′16″N 110°56′35″W, el.4,987 feet was established in 1867 by Captain R. S. In addition to Fort Ellis, a fort, Fort Elizabeth Meagher, was established in 1867 by volunteer militiamen. The first library in Bozeman was formed by the Young Mens Library Association in a room above a drugstore in 1872 and it moved to the mayors office and was taken over by the city in 1890.
The first Grange meeting in Montana Territory was held in Bozeman in 1873, the Northern Pacific Railway reached Bozeman from the east in 1883. By 1900 Bozemans population reached 3,500, in 1892 the U. S. Bureau of Fisheries established a fish hatchery on Bridger Creek at the entrance to Bridger Canyon. Montana State University - Bozeman was established in 1893 as the states land-grant college, by the 1920s, the institution was known as Montana State College, and in 1965 it became Montana State University. Bozemans first high school, the Gallatin Valley High School, was built on West Main Street in 1902, in the early 20th century, over 17,000 acres of the Gallatin Valley were planted in edible peas harvested for both canning and seed