University of Massachusetts Amherst
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a public research and land-grant university in Amherst, United States, and the flagship of the University of Massachusetts system. The university offers degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees in 111 undergraduate,75 masters and 47 doctoral programs in nine schools. The main campus is situated north of downtown Amherst, in a 2009 article for MSN. com, Amherst was ranked first in Best College Towns in the United States. In 2012, U. S. News and World Report ranked Amherst among the Top 10 Great College Towns in America and it is a member of the Five College Consortium. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is categorized as a Research University with Highest research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, in fiscal year 2014, UMass Amherst had research expenditures exceeding $200 million. UMass Amherst sports teams are called the Minutemen and Minutewomen, the colors being maroon and white, all teams participate in NCAA Division I.
The university is a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, while playing ice hockey in Hockey East, the university was initially named the Massachusetts Agricultural College, popularly referred to as Mass Aggie or M. A. C. In 1867, the college had yet to admit any students, had been through two Presidents, and still had not completed any college buildings, in that year, William S. Clark was appointed President of the college and Professor of Botany. He quickly appointed a faculty, completed the plan. Clark became the first functioning President and arguably the founding father of the college. The original buildings consisted of Old South College, North College, the Chemistry Laboratory, known as College Hall, the Boarding House, the Botanic Museum, although enrollment was slow during the 1870s, the fledgling college built momentum under the leadership of President Henry Hill Goodell. In the 1880s, Goodell implemented a plan, adding the College Drill Hall in 1883, the Old Chapel Library in 1885.
The Campus Pond, now the focus of the University Campus, was created in 1893 by damming a small brook. The early 20th century saw expansion in terms of enrollment. The first female student was admitted in 1875 on a part-time basis, in 1903, Draper Hall was constructed for the dual purpose of a dining hall and female housing. The first female students graduated with the class of 1905, the first dedicated female dormitory, the Abigail Adams House was built in 1920. By the start of the 20th century, the college was thriving, the Education curriculum was established in 1907. In recognition of the enrollment and broader curriculum, the college was renamed Massachusetts State College in 1931
Williamsburg is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,068, in 2014, the population was estimated to be 14,691. Located on the Virginia Peninsula, Williamsburg is in the part of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. It is bordered by James City County and York County, Williamsburg was founded in 1632 as Middle Plantation, a fortified settlement on high ground between the James and York rivers. The city served as the capital of the Colony of Virginia from 1699 to 1780 and was the center of events in Virginia leading to the American Revolution. S. Presidents as well as other important figures in the nations early history. The citys tourism-based economy is driven by Colonial Williamsburg, the restored Historic Area of the city, along with nearby Jamestown and Yorktown, Williamsburg forms part of the Historic Triangle, which attracts more than four million tourists each year. Modern Williamsburg is a town, inhabited in large part by William & Mary students.
Prior to the arrival of the English colonists at Jamestown in the Colony of Virginia in 1607, by the 1630s, English settlements had grown to dominate the lower portion of the Virginia Peninsula, and the Powhatan tribes had abandoned their nearby villages. Jamestown was the capital of Virginia Colony, but was burned down during the events of Bacons Rebellion in 1676. The members of the House of Burgesses discovered that the location was both safer and more pleasant environmentally than Jamestown, which was humid and plagued with mosquitoes. A school of education had long been an aspiration of the colonists. An early attempt at Henricus failed after the Indian Massacre of 1622, the location at the outskirts of the developed part of the colony had left it more vulnerable to the attack. In the 1690s, the colonists tried again to establish a school and they commissioned Reverend James Blair, who spent several years in England lobbying, and finally obtained a royal charter for the desired new school.
It was to be named the College of William & Mary in honor of the monarchs of the time, when Reverend Blair returned to Virginia, the new school was founded in a safe place, Middle Plantation in 1693. Classes began in temporary quarters in 1694, and the College Building, four years later, in 1698, the rebuilt Statehouse in Jamestown burned down again, this time accidentally. The government again relocated temporarily to Middle Plantation, and in addition to the better climate now enjoyed use of the Colleges facilities. The College students made a presentation to the House of Burgesses, a village was laid out and Middle Plantation was renamed Williamsburg in honor of King William III of England, befitting the towns newly elevated status
The Yankee Conference was a collegiate sports conference in the eastern United States. It once sponsored competition in sports, but eventually became a football-only league. Although not under the charter, it is essentially an ancestor of todays Colonial Athletic Association football conference. The Yankee Conference essentially was formed in 1938 as the New England Conference, the NCAA however considers the Yankee Conference and New England Conference to be two separate conferences, as they were formed under different charters. In 1945, Northeastern University, the private school in the New England Conference. This led the four members, all land-grant universities in New England. The committee recommended that the four current members join with two New England land-grant institutions, the University of Massachusetts and the University of Vermont and this led to the formation of the Yankee Conference in 1946, with athletic competition beginning in the 1947–48 school year. In 1975 the conference allowed its members to choose conference participation on a sport-by-sport basis, in the year, it opted to end sponsorship of all sports except football.
Starting in the 1980s, a number of schools from outside New England joined the conference and it existed until 1997, when NCAA legislation limiting the influence of single-sport conferences over policy became effective. Facing extinction, the merged with the Atlantic 10 Conference. After membership changes in the Colonial Athletic Association over the following 10 years, the phrase Yankee Conference is alluded to in the modern Yankee Collegiate Football Conference, which fields teams at the club football level. The Yankee Conference was the first college football conference to implement college footballs current overtime rules, source List of defunct college football conferences
Durham, New Hampshire
Durham is a town in Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 14,638 at the 2010 census, Durham is home to the University of New Hampshire. The primary settlement in the town, where 10,345 people resided at the 2010 census, is defined by the U. S, situated beside Great Bay at the mouth of the Oyster River, Durham was originally called Oyster River Plantation. It was settled in 1635 by pioneers who traveled up the Piscataqua River, at the time, the land that is now New Hampshire belonged to Massachusetts, not until 1692 did the New Hampshire colony finally gain full and permanent independence from its southern neighbor. Most of the area was divided among four townships, and for its first century. The village location was ideal for its water, natural meadows for livestock. The land along the river was settled, and nearby dense forests provided the timber necessary to construct homes as well as boats. Oyster River Plantation took the form of an agricultural village. The town name Durham was suggested by the Rev, hugh Adams, as claimed by him in an address to the General Assembly in 1738.
In all,104 inhabitants were killed and 27 taken captive, with half the dwellings, including the garrisons, the community would rebuild, and by 1716 Durham was a separate parish. Incorporated in 1732, Durham once included portions of the towns of Madbury, Lee. Because of its land, the town would develop as a farming community. Benjamin Thompson, a descendant of a settler, bequeathed his assets and family estate, Warner Farm. Founded in 1866 in Hanover, the New Hampshire College of Agriculture, Thompson Hall, built in 1892 with an iconic clock tower, is named in his honor. Designed in the Romanesque Revival style by the Concord architectural firm of Dow & Randlett, over the years the people of Durham have created several libraries, Durham Social Library, This library was incorporated by act of the New Hampshire Legislature in 1815. The library contained several hundred books and had a membership numbering nearly 50, Durham Agricultural Library, Formed Feb.3,1862, with Benjamin Thompson as president, this library was small and vocationally-based.
Durham Social Library, Organized March 9,1881, the library had a membership of 80, in 1883 the Richardson house was purchased to house the library. It eventually merged with the Durham Public Library, Durham Public Library, Established in 1892 through the provisions of a New Hampshire state act, this was the towns first public library
Nickerson Field is an outdoor athletic stadium in the Northeastern United States, on the campus of Boston University in Boston. Parts of Braves Field, such as the gate and right-field pavilion. The old Braves Field ticket office at Harry Agganis Way remains, the stadium is now owned by Boston University, and is the home field for some of its Terriers athletics programs, including soccer and lacrosse. It was the home of the BU football team until the program was discontinued 20 years ago, from the mid-1980s to 1995, the stadium hosted the New England Scholastic Band Associations marching band field show championships. Since its reconfiguration in the 1950s, seven professional sports franchises have used this stadium, in 1975 the Boston Minutemen of the North American Soccer League called Nickerson home. In 1983, the Boston Breakers of the United States Football League played their games here. From 1988 to 1990, the American Soccer Leagues Boston Bolts used the stadium, from 2001 to 2003, the Womens United Soccer Associations Boston Breakers used the stadium.
The Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse used the stadium as their home from 2004 through 2006, the 2004 and 2005 MLL championships were played at the stadium. The Boston Thirteens of USA Rugby League have played at Nickerson since 2009, Boston University purchased the former home of the Braves on July 30,1953 and renamed it Boston University Field. The stadium inherited its current name from the previous athletic field. That field was taken by eminent domain in 1955 for construction of Route 128, according to the previously referenced article, Nickerson was an MIT graduate who was the principal inventor of the machinery used to manufacture the first Gillette safety razor. In 1955, the Braves Field Grandstand, Left Field Pavilion, the existing Right Field Pavilion was squared off on the west side and filled in on the east side where a section had been removed to accommodate the Braves Field right field foul pole and bullpens. The three buildings overlooking the field coincidentally suggest the outline of the main grandstand section.
The stadium has been the home of BU teams longer than it was the home of the Braves, in 1968, the field underwent a renovation. The four Braves Field light towers were dismantled and that year BU became the second college in the United States to install Astroturf. The following year, not only did the BU football team practice on that field, so did the Boston College football team, both used the field to prepare for away games they would play on Astroturf fields. In 2001 antiquated turf was replaced with a newer, more player-friendly artificial surface as part of a deal with the Womens United Soccer Association to host the Boston Breakers games. With a professional team playing at Nickerson the football lines
Villanova is a community in the United States Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It straddles Lower Merion Township of Montgomery County and Radnor Township of Delaware County and it is located at the center of the Pennsylvania Main Line, a series of highly affluent Philadelphia suburban towns located along the original east-west railroad tracks of the Pennsylvania Railroad. It is served by the SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Line regional rail train, the center of the village straddles Lancaster Pike where it intersects Spring Mill. This village center contains the areas post office for ZIP code 19085, a building, the Wilmington Trust Companys Pennsylvania headquarters. The Royal Bank of Pennsylvania maintains an office at this site, the Bridge in Radnor Township No.2 and Camp-Woods are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The most notable feature of Villanova is Villanova University, from which the community gains its name, the universitys indoor arena, the Pavilion, is home to the schools NCAA Division I2016 national champion mens basketball team.
Other schools in the include the all-boys Haverford School, located in nearby Haverford. Rosemont School of the Holy Child on Montgomery Avenue is a nearby Catholic elementary school, the hospital has historically been associated with Philadelphias Jefferson Medical College for many years. Villanova is neither an incorporated area nor a place, all the data is for the ZIP code 19085. As of the census of 2000, there were 9,189 people and 1,932 households residing in the community, the population density was 1,565 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the community was 92. 5% White,3. 4% Asian,3. 9% African American,1. 40% from other races,2. 5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The median income for a household in the community was $159,538, the per capita income for the community was $50,204. About 1. 5% of families and 3. 0% of the population were below the poverty line, the estimated median house/condo value in 2009 is $1,435,844. In 2009, the section of Villanova was ranked the 39th wealthiest neighborhood in America with a median household income of $366,904
Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium is a 17, 000-seat multi-purpose stadium in Hadley, Massachusetts on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. It was home for all games for the UMass Minutemen football team through the 2011 season, the football team played half their home games here in 2014, and will continue to host some games moving forward. The stadium is named for Warren P. McGuirk, who was the UMass Athletic Director from 1948 to 1971, although it is located within the Universitys campus, which is almost entirely in Amherst, the stadium itself lies just across the border in Hadley. Replacing Alumni Field, the stadium hosted its first game on September 25,1965, with UMass beating American International College, the stadium was officially dedicated on October 16,1965, when UMass defeated Rhode Island 30-7 in a homecoming contest. The most recent sellout at the stadium was on December 2,2006 with UMass defeating New Hampshire, the stadium is the site of UMass Amherst graduation ceremonies, and hosted the 1987 NCAA women’s soccer championship.
On April 10,2009, an Amherst resident fell from the stadium in what police believe was a suicide, UMass now plays in the Football Bowl Subdivision. McGuirk Stadiums current capacity is only modestly above the NCAAs requirement of 15,000 average attendance for FBS membership, the school upgraded its press box to meet NCAA requirements to bring some games back to campus, and upgraded its indoor training facilities. Lights were installed in the stadium for the 2008 football season, the first game played under the permanent lights was the season opener on August 30,2008, with UMass beating Albany 28-16. A video scoreboard was installed during the 2009 season, a new FieldTurf playing surface was installed in McGuirk Stadium for the 2014 football season. The plaza on the east side of the stadium behind the gates, MinuteFan Park, hosts food and souvenir vendors. On April 20,2011, the officially accepted an invitation to become a football-only member of the Division I FBS Mid-American Conference. Consequently, the 2011 season was the last at McGuirk Stadium before a renovation project to upgrade it to FBS standards.
For the 2012 and 2013 seasons, the Minutemen played all of their games at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. The north end has a new training facility and locker rooms added, the old press box was demolished, with a new box constructed to two levels with more TV/radio booths as well as luxury suites added. The stadium was not suitable for FBS football in its previous configuration and it would have been prohibitively difficult to meet the minimum FBS attendance of least 15,000 fans per game, and its press box and replay facilities were well below MAC standards. The cost of construction is estimated at $20 million and was completed in time for the 2014 season. McCutcheon said there are presently no plans to expand the stadium, which would make it the smallest stadium in the MAC. On September 14,2012, the UMass trustees approved a five-year, included in the plan was $30 million to be spent renovating the stadium as part of the transition to FBS football play
Eastern Time Zone
Places that use Eastern Standard Time when observing standard time are 5 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time. Eastern Daylight Time, when observing daylight saving time DST is 4 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time, in the northern parts of the time zone, on the second Sunday in March, at 2,00 a. m. EST, clocks are advanced to 3,00 a. m. EDT leaving a one-hour gap, on the first Sunday in November, at 2,00 a. m. EDT, clocks are moved back to 1,00 a. m, southern parts of the zone do not observe daylight saving time. The Uniform Time Act of 1966 ruled that daylight saving time would run from the last Sunday of April until the last Sunday in October in the United States, the act was amended to make the first Sunday in April the beginning of daylight saving time as of 1987. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 extended daylight saving time in the United States beginning in 2007. So local times change at 2,00 a. m. EST to 3,00 a. m. EDT on the second Sunday in March, in Canada, the time changes as it does in the United States.
However, a handful of communities unofficially observe Eastern Time because they are part of the Columbus, Georgia metropolitan area – Phenix City, Smiths Station and Valley. Florida, All of Florida is in the Eastern Time zone except for the portion of the Florida Panhandle west of the Apalachicola River, as the Eastern–Central zone boundary approaches the Gulf of Mexico, it follows the Bay/Gulf county line. Indiana, All of Indiana observes Eastern Time except for six counties in the Chicago metropolitan area. Kentucky, the half of the state, including all of metropolitan Louisville, is in the Eastern Time Zone. Historically the entire state observed Central Time, when daylight saving time was first introduced, the Lower Peninsula remained on DST after it formally ended, effectively re-aligning itself into the Eastern Time Zone. The Upper Peninsula continued to observe Central Time until 1972, when all, Most of the eastern third of Tennessee is legally on Eastern Time. Eastern Time is used somewhat as a de facto official time for all of the United States, since it includes the capital and the largest city.
Major professional sports leagues post all game times in Eastern time, for example, a game time between two teams from Pacific Time Zone will still be posted in Eastern time. Most cable television and national broadcast networks advertise airing times in Eastern time, national broadcast networks generally have two primary feeds, an eastern feed for Eastern and Central time zones, and a tape-delayed western feed for the Pacific Time Zone. The prime time is set on Eastern and Pacific at 8,00 p. m. with the Central time zone stations receiving the eastern feed at 7,00 p. m. local time. Mountain Time Zone stations receive a separate feed at 7,00 p. m. local time, as Arizona does not observe daylight saving time, during the summer months, it has its own feed at 7,00 p. m. local time
Kingston, Rhode Island
Kingston is a village and a census-designated place in the town of South Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States, and the site of the main campus of the University of Rhode Island. Much of the center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Kingston Village Historic District. The village was originally called Little Rest, but was renamed Kingston in 1826 and it was the county seat for Washington County from 1752 until 1894, when a new courthouse was built in nearby West Kingston. West Kingston is the site of the historic Kingston Railroad Station which opened in June,1875, the station is served by Amtrak on its Northeast Corridor. South Kingstown established the Kingston Historic District in 1959, and much of Kingston village became a National Register historic district in 1974 as Kingston Village Historic District. The historic district is located just outside the campus of the University of Rhode Island, the historic district includes 38 buildings. The University of Rhode Island was established at Kingston in 1888 as the Rhode Island Agricultural School and Agricultural Experiment Station, public schools are operated by the South Kingstown School District.
Charleston, SC, Arcadia Publishing, c.1999 ISBN 978-0-7385-6364-0 Lost South Kingstown, with a history of ten of its early villages by Kathleen Bossy and Mary Keane. Kingston, R. I. Pettaquamscutt Historical Society, c.2004 A History of Kingston, R. I.1700 –1900, Heart of Rural South County by Christian M. McBurney. The Pettaquamscutt Historical Society, c.2004 Kingston, Rhode Island travel guide from Wikivoyage Town of South Kingstown, Rhode Island Kingston, Rhode Island at DMOZ
City Stadium (Richmond)
City Stadium is a sports stadium in Richmond, Virginia. It is owned by the City of Richmond and is located south of the Carytown district off the Downtown Expressway, the stadium was built in 1929 and seats approximately 22,000 people. It is used by the Richmond Kickers of the United Soccer League since 1993, the stadium was used by the University of Richmond for American football from 1929 to 2009. From 1964 through 1967, the stadium was home to the Richmond Rebels of the Atlantic Coast Football League, the Rebels left the Continental Football League in 1967 to become the Richmond Mustangs of the United American Football League. University of Richmond Stadium served as the site of the NCAA Division I Mens Soccer Championship from 1995-1998, for a time in the mid-2000s, the stadium hosted Virginias high school football state championship games. The facilitys name reverted to City Stadium in 2010 when the University of Richmond ended its tenancy, aerial picture Information on history and groundskeeping of the stadium
Maine Black Bears football
The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision and are members of the Colonial Athletic Association. Maines first football team was fielded in 1892, the team plays its home games at the 10,000 seat Alfond Stadium in Orono, Maine. The Black Bears have competed in just one game, the 1965 Tangerine Bowl. They lost 31–0 to East Carolina,1949,1951,1952,1961,1965,1974,1982,1987,1989,2001,2002,2013 Official website
New Hampshire Wildcats football
The New Hampshire Wildcats football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the University of New Hampshire located in the U. S. state of New Hampshire. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision and are members of the Colonial Athletic Association, New Hampshires first football team was fielded in 1893. The team plays its games at the 11,000 seat Wildcat Stadium in Durham. The Wildcats are coached by Sean McDonnell, in the 1975 NCAA Division II postseason, the Wildcats defeated Lehigh in the first round, 35–21. The Wildcats played Western Kentucky in the 1975 Grantland Rice Bowl semifinal game, in the 1976 NCAA Division II postseason, the Wildcats lost to Montana State in the first round, 17–16, Montana State went on to win the Division II championship. The Wildcats have appeared in the Division I-AA/FCS Playoffs 15 times, an annual rivalry game is played between the Wildcats and the University of Maine Black Bears. The winner of this gets the right to hang the Brice-Cowell Musket up in their locker room for the year following this game.
The Wildcats and the Bears have met 106 times on the field during the regular season. A game between two rival teams creates a lot of emotion and intensity from both sides, and it is always a big deal to win this particular game. University officials explained that there was no instruction on how to spend the money and it was noted that Morin started watching and became particularly interested in football towards the end of his life