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
Nevada Wolf Pack football
The Nevada Wolf Pack football program represents the University of Nevada, Reno in college football. The Wolf Pack competes in the Mountain West Conference at the Football Bowl Subdivision level of the NCAA Division I. The Wolf Packs home field is Mackay Stadium, located at the end of its campus in Reno. The new Mackay Stadium saw its first game 51 years ago on October 1,1966 with a capacity of 7,500 and has undergone several renovations. The stadium currently seats 30,000 and has played to crowds in excess, the elevation of its playing field is 4,610 feet above sea level. Nevada has had three individuals inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and they are coach Chris Ault, running back Frank Hawkins and former coach Buck Shaw. Fullback Marion Motley is the only Nevada player to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, three-time Super Bowl champion Charles Mann played for Nevada from 1979 to 1982 and was named Most Valuable Defensive Lineman in 1982. Mann was inducted into the Nevada Athletics Hall of Fame in 1995, another Nevada alumnus with a long career in the NFL was free safety Brock Marion.
He was selected in the round of the 1993 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys where he played most of his career. Marion was selected to three Pro Bowls and one All-Pro team, Nevada has not fielded a Heisman Trophy winner, Stan Heath was fifth in Heisman voting in 1948 and Colin Kaepernick was eighth among 2010 candidates. Nevada footballs rich tradition has produced 40 All-Americans and 45 All-American selections, Nevadas only consensus All-American was Matt Clafton in 1991, which was Nevadas last year in the Division I-AA, the Wolf Pack is awaiting their first FBS consensus All-American. The Wolf Pack has produced two Academic All-Americans, David Heppe and Erick Streelman Nevadas football history began on October 24,1896, there was no football program from 1906–14, in 1918 and in 1951. The result was a debacle as Belmont relentlessly thrashed the hapless Sagebrushers by the tally of 70–0. But, the University of Nevada yearbook Artemesia would report five years later, two weeks and the Brushers met up with the Berkeley Second Eleven with much more favorable results (with NSU only giving up forty points.
Thus the initial chapter of the history of the University was one of defeat. From 1901 to 1903, Allen Steckle served as the football coach at the University of Nevada. In 1903, he was appointed to the position as the universitys Physical Director. In his three seasons as the coach, he compiled a 6–9–2 record
Mackay Stadium is an outdoor athletic stadium in Reno, Nevada on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. It is the venue for football and womens soccer for the Nevada Wolf Pack of the Mountain West Conference. It is named after the Mackay family, benefactors of the university by Clarence Mackay, located on the northern portion of campus, at 17th Street & East Stadium Way, the stadium opened on October 1,1966 with a seating capacity of 7,500. It replaced the original Mackay Stadium, formerly located in the bowl containing Hilliard Plaza, the Mack Social Sciences building, both stadiums were named for the Mackay family, who were university benefactors in the early years of the school. The stadium currently seats 26,000 and has played to crowds in excess, the field sits at an elevation of 4,610 feet above sea level and runs in a NW to SE configuration, with the press box on the southwest sideline. Permanent lighting was installed in 2003 to allow the option of night games, originally natural grass, synthetic infill FieldTurf was installed in 2000 and replaced in 2010.
A proposal passed by the Nevada Board of Regents upgraded seating options to the stadium for the 2016 season and this renovation has improved the quality of the fans experiences but decreased the overall stadium capacity to 26,000. Higher ticket fees in the sections will repay this $11.5 million bond by 2031. The single-season attendance record for a Wolf Pack team with a record was set in 2013. 2014 was the football season to have at least 20,000 fans in attendance at every home game. The Nevada womens soccer team has hosted home crowds with over 1,000 on three occasions. The record was set at the Moana Sports Complex in Reno on September 15,2013, with a record of 1,050 fans in attendance. Soccers home-game attendance record at Mackay Stadium is 1,043 fans, as the Wolf Pack beat Wyoming, 1–0, on October 18,2015. The third-largest Nevada soccer game with over 1,000 fans was held at Mackay Stadium with 1,007 fans on September 23,2012. Mackay Stadium, Home of Wolf Pack Football and Wolf Pack Soccer Mackay Stadium - University of Nevada, Reno
Reno is a city in the U. S. state of Nevada. It is in Northern Nevada, approximately 22 miles from Lake Tahoe, known as The Biggest Little City in the World, Reno is famous for its casinos and as the birthplace of Caesars Entertainment Corporation. It is the county seat of Washoe County, in the part of the state. The city sits in a desert at the foot of the Sierra Nevada. Archaeological finds place the border for the prehistoric Martis people in the Reno area. As early as the mid 1850s a few settled in the Truckee Meadows. Gold was discovered in the vicinity of Virginia City in 1850, and a modest mining community developed, to provide the necessary connection between Virginia City and the California Trail, Charles W. Fuller built a log toll bridge across the Truckee River in 1859. A small community that would service travelers soon grew up near the bridge, after two years, Fuller sold the bridge to Myron C. Lake, who continued to develop the community with the addition of a grist mill, kiln, in 1864, Washoe County was consolidated with Roop County, and Lakes Crossing became the largest town in the county.
Lake had earned himself the founder of Reno. Lake deeded land to the CPRR in exchange for its promise to build a depot at Lakes Crossing, once the railroad station was established, the town of Reno officially came into being on May 9,1868. CPRR construction superintendent Charles Crocker named the community after Major General Jesse Lee Reno, in 1871, Reno became the county seat of the newly expanded Washoe County, replacing the previous county seat, located in Washoe City. However, political power in Nevada remained with the communities, first Virginia City and Tonopah. The extension of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad to Reno in 1872 provided a boost to the new citys economy. Despite this, Nevada is still the third-largest gold producer in the world, after South Africa and Australia, the Reno Arch was erected on Virginia Street in 1926 to promote the upcoming Transcontinental Highways Exposition of 1927. The arch included the words Nevadas Transcontinental Highways Exposition and the dates of the exposition.
After the exposition, the Reno City Council decided to keep the arch as a permanent downtown gateway, no acceptable slogan was received until a $100 prize was offered, and G. A. Burns of Sacramento was declared the winner on March 14,1929, with Reno, The Biggest Little City in the World
University of Montana
The University of Montana is a public research university in Missoula, Montana, in the United States. Founded in 1893, the university is the second largest of the Montana University System, second to Montana State University, the main campus is at the foot of Mount Sentinel, the hill bearing Missoulas most recognizable landmark, a large hillside letter M. The University of Montana ranks 17th in the nation and fifth among universities in producing Rhodes Scholars. The University of Montana has 11 Truman Scholars,14 Goldwater Scholars and 40 Udall Scholars to its name, the University of Montanas Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library houses the earliest authorized edition of the Lewis and Clark journals. Rolling Stone labelled the university the most scenic campus in America and Outside magazine called it among the top 10 colleges nationally for combining academic quality, an act of Congress of February 18,1881 dedicated 72 sections in Montana Territory for the creation of the University. Montana was admitted to the Union on November 8,1889, the cities bids were supported by the rival Copper Kings, William A.
Clark and Marcus Daly, respectively. Missoula won the vote for the new university at the Third Montana Legislative Assembly in February 1893. The University was formally opened in 1895, while plans for a university campus were progressing, classes were temporarily held at nearby Willard School. The South Missoula Land Company, owned by A. B. Hammond, Richard Eddy and Marcus Daly, in June 1898 the cornerstone for A. J. Gibson designed University Hall was laid and Missoula became the University City, the University of Montana comprises eleven full colleges and schools, College of Humanities & Sciences, Phyllis J. The Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences is divided into five academic departments, in 1914, the University of Montana School of Law became a member of The Association of American Law Schools and in 1923, the School received accreditation from the American Bar Association. For the fall 2014 term, University of Montana offered admission to 4,956 freshmen out of 5,345 applicants, the first set of buildings were set up around the oval in 1895.
Since that time, various plans and architectural styles have been used. Today the campus consists of 220 acres and is bordered to the east by Mount Sentinel, landmarks include, The Oval A3 acres swath of grass running east to west, marking the traditional center of the university. Today it is divided into quadrants by two intersecting paths, though originally the oval was solid grass and forbidden to be crossed by students. A double row of trees was planted around the oval on Arbor Day 1896, the original gravel driveway that once surrounded the Oval has been replaced by sidewalk. The original master plan of the university called for all buildings to face the center of the oval, but this proved difficult. On the western extreme of the Oval is a grizzly bear statue created by ceramic artist
Reser Stadium is an outdoor athletic stadium in the northwest United States, on the campus of Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. It is the home of the Oregon State Beavers of the Pac-12 Conference and it was renamed in 1999, and its current seating capacity is 44,160. The FieldTurf playing field runs northwest to southeast, at an elevation of 240 feet above sea level. From 1910 to 1953, the Beavers played their games at Bell Field. In 1948, Oregon State president August L. Strand, athletic director Spec Keene, Parker, a 1907 alumnus, kicked off the stadium fundraising campaign in 1949 and made significant contributions of his own. In 1952, construction of the stadium began, for Parkers efforts and contributions, the stadium was named in his honor. The first game was played on Homecoming, November 14,1953, at that time the stadium was able to hold 28,000 people. The stadium was renovated in 1958,1965, and 1967, reaching a capacity of approximately 40,500 seats, but the architects full intent never came to fruition.
The roof over the main southwest grandstand was approved in 1988, the roof and new press box were completed in 1991. The stadium was renamed in June 1999 to honor Al and Pat Reser, the couple both graduated from Oregon State in 1960, and are major donors to the university and Beavers athletics, though Al died at the age of 74 in 2010. The Parker name is honored at Parker Plaza, located between Reser and Gill Coliseum, the site of many pregame activities. The stadium is located on the southwest corner of the Oregon State campus at the intersection of SW 26th Street, in addition to football and club sports use the facility occasionally. Reser Stadium alternates with Autzen Stadium at the University of Oregon in hosting the Civil War game, since 1954, the games in even-numbered years have been played in Corvallis, odd-numbered in Eugene. Through the 1968 season, the playing surface was natural grass. AstroTurf was installed in 1969, and replaced in 1974 and 1977, the brand was switched to All-Pro artificial turf in 1984, which was in place for 15 seasons, replaced in 1999 with AstroTurf 12/2000.
Infilled FieldTurf debuted in 2005, and was replaced prior to the 2012 season, through the 2004 season, the official capacity of the stadium stood at 35,362. Phase Two of the Raising Reser project was completed between the 2006 and 2007 football seasons, it enclosed the horseshoe in the southeast end zone with continuous seating in the corners. This addition raised total seating capacity to 45,674 and included the 80-by-30-foot ProStar Digital VideoPlus Display screen, during the planned Phase Three, the upper level will extend through the southwest grandstand
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
University of Montana Grizzly Marching Band
The University of Montana Grizzly Marching Band is the school band of the University of Montana. As of 2015, the band had about 140 members, the band was started in the late 1800s. It largely specializes in contemporary corps-style outdoor marching, playing at home game. The group travels to several games in the Northwest and has accompanied the football team to four Division I-AA National Championships. In addition to the entertainment, it makes several appearances in the community each season. University of Montana Grizzly Marching Band website Videos of Grizzly Marching Band in 2008 season
Idaho State Bengals football
The Idaho State Bengals football program represents Idaho State University in college football and plays its home games at Holt Arena, an indoor facility on campus in Pocatello, Idaho. Idaho State is a member of the Big Sky Conference in NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision. Through the 2011 season, the Bengals have a record of 451–472–20. After a winless 0–11 season in 1979, Bud Hake was fired three years and a 5–28 record. Dave Kragthorpe was hired as coach for the 1980 season. The following season, ISU won the Division I-AA Championship, following two playoff victories at home, the Bengals defeated Eastern Kentucky 34–23 in the Pioneer Bowl at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls, Texas. The quarterback during the 12–1 championship season was senior Mike Machurek, Machurek spent over three seasons with the Detroit Lions, and had treatment for skin cancer during the second. Idaho State returned to the I-AA playoffs in 1983, but lost 27–20 at home in the first round to conference champion Nevada-Reno, the Bengals have not made another playoff appearance, although they were tri-Big Sky champions in 2002, all at 5–2 in conference play.
ISU was passed over for the playoffs, for Montana and Montana State, following the 2010 season, head coach John Zamberlin was fired after four seasons and Mike Kramer was hired as ISUs 25th head football coach. During his first season in 2011 the Bengals won only two games, Kramer was formerly the head coach at Eastern Washington and Montana State. Among his assistants are former University of Alabama football players Todd Bates and Rudy Griffin, on March 30,2017, Kramer resigned as head coach of the Bengals. The Idaho State Athletic Department promoted offensive coordinator Rob Phenicie to head coach, Idaho State formerly had spirited intrastate rivalries with both the University of Idaho and Boise State University, when all three schools were members of the Big Sky Conference. The Bengals claim a rivalry with the Montana Grizzlies of Missoula and they were National Champions in 1981. The Bengals have had five two-time All-Americans, wide receiver Ed Bell, defensive end Josh Hays, placekicker Pete Garces, defensive end Jared Allen, Allen won the prestigious Buck Buchanan Award in 2003 as the top defensive player in the nation in Division 1-AA.
Wide receiver Rodrick Rumble was an All-American in 2011, a season in which he broke the Big Sky conference record for receptions with 112, return specialist Tavoy Moore was given first-team All-American honors by the American Football Coaches Association for the 2010 season. Punter Jon Vanderwielen earned several All-American honors in 2009, the Bengals play home games in Holt Arena, an indoor multi-purpose athletic stadium located on the north end of the ISU campus. Completed in September 1970, Holt Arena is the oldest enclosed stadium on a campus in the United States. Only the Houston Astrodome, completed in 1965, predates it, the indoor arena was conceived by ISU athletic director Milton W. Dubby Holt in 1966