Cedar Falls, Iowa
Cedar Falls is a city in Black Hawk County, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 39,260 and has the population of the two principal cities in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls metropolitan area. It is home to the University of Northern Iowa, a public university, Cedar Falls was founded in 1845 by William Sturgis. It was originally named Sturgis Falls, for the first family who settled the site, the Sturgis family moved on within a few years and the city was renamed Cedar Falls because of its proximity to the Cedar River. However the citys founders are honored each year with a three-day community-wide celebration named in their honor – the Sturgis Falls Celebration, because of the availability of water power, Cedar Falls developed as a milling and industrial center prior to the Civil War. Cedar Falls is located at 42°31′24″N 92°26′45″W, according to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 29.61 square miles, of which,28.75 square miles is land and 0.86 square miles is water.
Natural forest and wetland areas are found within the city limits at the Hartman Reserve Nature Center, as of the census of 2010, there were 39,260 people,14,608 households, and 8,091 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,365.6 inhabitants per square mile, there were 15,477 housing units at an average density of 538.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 93. 4% White,2. 1% African American,0. 2% Native American,2. 3% Asian,0. 5% from other races, Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2. 0% of the population. 28. 0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10. 4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older, the average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.88. The median age in the city was 26.8 years. 17. 3% of residents were under the age of 18,29. 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24,20. 5% were from 25 to 44,20. 1% were from 45 to 64, and 12. 4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48. 1% male and 51. 9% female, as of the census of 2000, there were 36,145 people,12,833 households, and 7,558 families residing in the city.
The population density was 1,277.2 people per square mile, there were 13,271 housing units at an average density of 468.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 95. 14% White,1. 57% Black or African American,0. 15% Native American,1. 61% Asian,0. 02% Pacific Islander,0. 41% from other races, and 1. 09% from two or more races. 1. 08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race,25. 5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9. 4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the family size was 2.91. Age spread,18. 0% under the age of 18,30. 6% from 18 to 24,20. 5% from 25 to 44,19. 0% from 45 to 64, the median age was 26 years
Big Sky Conference
The Big Sky Conference is a collegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAAs Division I, with football competing in the Football Championship Subdivision. Member institutions are located in the western United States in the nine states of Arizona, Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, Utah, four affiliate members each participate in one sport. Two schools from California are football-only participants, and two schools from the Northeast participate only in mens golf, the name Big Sky came from the popular 1947 western novel by A. B. Guthrie Jr. The 2012–13 season marked the completion of 50 years of competition and 25 years sponsoring women’s collegiate athletics. Before the season the league introduced a new logo to celebrate this, the 25th season of women’s athletics marked a first for the league, as Portland State won the league’s inaugural softball championship. Womens sports were conducted in the Mountain West Athletic Conference. The Big Sky sponsors championships in 16 sports, including men’s and women’s cross country, golf and outdoor track and field, there are championships in football, and in women’s volleyball and softball.
All 12 of the Big Skys full members will play football in the conference once Idaho drops from the FBS to FCS in 2018, North Dakota will leave the non-football side of the Big Sky in 2018 to join the Summit League. The football team remain in the Big Sky until 2020. Notes Gonzaga, which has not fielded a team since 1941, was a charter member in 1963. Each core member institution is required to participate in all of the 13 core sports, mens core sports are basketball, cross country, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, and tennis. Womens core sports are basketball, cross country, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, cal Poly San Luis Obispo and UC Davis participate as football-only affiliates, otherwise participating in the Big West Conference. Binghamton and Hartford are affiliates in mens golf only, otherwise participating in the America East Conference, before the 2014–15 school year, the latter two schools had participated in mens golf alongside five full Big Sky members in the single-sport America Sky Conference.
The return of Idaho brought the number of participating in mens golf to six. The Big Sky is unusual among Division I all-sports conferences in not sponsoring baseball, the conference originally sponsored baseball, with all members participating. When Boise State and Northern Arizona arrived for the 1971 season, competition was split into two divisions of four each, with the winners in a best-of-three championship series. Montana State and Montana soon dropped the sport and by the 1973 season, only six teams remained but the divisions were kept, in May 1974, the Big Sky announced its intention to discontinue five of its ten sponsored sports. It retained football, cross-county and wrestling, and dropped conference competition in baseball, tennis, swimming, of the eleven Big Sky baseball titles, four each went to Idaho and Gonzaga, and three to Weber State
Altitude Sports and Entertainment
Altitude Sports and Entertainment is an American regional sports cable and satellite television channel that is owned by Stan Kroenke. The channel, which serves the Rocky Mountain region of the United States, features a mix of professional, launched on September 4,2004, Altitude is headquartered in the Denver suburb of Centennial, Colorado. Altitude operates Altitude 2, an overflow channel that is used in the event of scheduling conflicts with games simultaneously set to air on the main Altitude channel. Altitude Sports and Entertainment was launched on September 4,2004, Altitude agreed to carry some games from the first season of the Fall Experimental Football League in October and November 2014. Altitude features in-depth coverage of the four teams, including holding broadcast rights to the majority of Avalanche, the channels logo bug changes colors depending on the team being broadcast. Altitude holds rights to the Major League Lacrosses Denver Outlaws, Pacific Coast Leagues Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
Altitude broadcasts live college athletics from the American Sports Network and they simulcast select college football games from Montana, Montana State, New Mexico State and the Southland Conference. The channel previously broadcast Southeastern Conference, Western Athletic Conference, Big East Conference and it airs entertainment programming including live theatrical productions and concerts, as well as a simulcast of veteran basketball referee Irv Browns weekdaily radio program. Former Colorado governor Bill Owens hosted a show on the network during the final two years of his administration. Altitude produces coverage of Los Angeles Rams preseason games, as Kroenke is the owner of the Rams. These games do not air on Altitude and they instead air on local stations in the Rams market. The HD feed broadcasts Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche games in HD, Colorado Rapids soccer matches are not available in HD. The channel operates a high definition simulcast feed of Altitude 2
Robert Allen Stitt is the head football coach for the University of Montana Grizzlies, a position he assumed in December 2014. He previously served in the capacity at the Colorado School of Mines from 2000 to 2014. Stitt was born in June 1964 in Tecumseh, Stitt studied offense at the University of Northern Colorado under Kay Dalton, receiving his masters degree there. He returned to Doane as its offensive coordinator for four years, in 2000, Stitt was hired as the head coach at Colorado School of Mines. In 2004, CSM won the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference crown and that same season, quarterback Chad Friehauf won the Harlon Hill Trophy, the equivalent to the Heisman Trophy, awarded to the best player in NCAA Division II football. In both 2006 and 2008, CSM appeared in the Dixie Rotary Bowl, and they won the RMAC title in the 2010 season. In Stitts first football game as a Division I coach, Montana upset four-time defending FCS Nation Champions North Dakota State, 38-35, Colorado Mines profile Bob Stitt at the College Football Data Warehouse
Alex G. Spanos Stadium
Originally opened in 1935, the 8, 500-seat stadium was expanded in 2006 to its current capacity. In addition, the stadium was renamed Alex G. Spanos Stadium after Alex Spanos, a Cal Poly alum, the recognition and subsequent renaming was a result of a $4 million donation to renovate Mustang Stadium by Mr. Spanos. This marked the largest single donation in the history, at the time. In 2013 Cal Poly replaced the south end zone stands with permanent aluminum stands, Cal Poly had rented the previous stands since the mid-1990s. As a result, building permanent stands is expected to save money over time and these stands improved handicapped access. Additionally, Cal Poly renovated the lower portion the older east sideline stands to add handicapped seats and improve accessibility, the new south stands increased capacity by 345 seats, while the renovation of the east stands resulted in a no net increase or decrease in seats. Proposals to further increase the capacity to 22,000 are still being considered as of 2013.
Cal Poly Mustangs football, as well as both the Cal Poly Mustangs mens soccer and Cal Poly Mustangs womens soccer teams, play their games at Alex G. Spanos Stadium. On October 17,2008, a record 11,075 people saw UC Santa Barbara defeat Cal Poly mens soccer 1–0 in double overtime, the third largest crowd in NCAA history for a non-tournament game
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
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
UNI-Dome is a multi-purpose stadium, on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa, in Cedar Falls, United States. It opened in 1976, as the home of the UNI Panthers basketball and football teams, the facilitys capacity for football is 16,324. In 1994, the roof collapsed in a snowstorm. Since this had occurred on numerous occasions before, it was replaced by a permanent metal roof. On November 18,2006, the McLeod Center opened for basketball, the McLeod Center is directly south of the UNI-Dome and connected by a covered walkway. The UNI-Dome attendance record for football is 17,190, which was set on October 17,2009, the UNI-Domes roof was most recently renovated in late summer 2010 due to damages during a high wind storm. The cost of the renovation was close to $4 million, the storm knocked down trees, power lines and roofs all over Cedar Falls. The University of Northern Iowa campus lost 20% of its 100+-year-old trees that cover the campus, the UNI-Dome received a new HD video board for the start of the 2008 football season.
The board replaced an aging, and many times malfunctioning video board, much of the cost of the new video board was donated by the Iowa High School Athletic Association, which hosts their state football semifinals and finals in the UNI-Dome each year for all classes. Northern Iowan article In 2014, the UNI-Dome had a 100 ×27 video board installed at the south end, the existing video board has replaced the north end scoreboard. All this was possible with a grant from the Black Hawk Gaming Assoc. This video board is the second largest in FCS football, during the academic year, during hours when the athletic teams are not using the Dome, it is open to the public. Many students and others with UNI connections will come to the Dome to run or walk the stairs, the UNI-Dome has hosted graduation ceremonies as well. Perhaps the most notable ceremony was in the spring of 2011, at football games, where cold temperatures are frequently an issue for fans, the UNI-Dome announcers have a tradition during pre-game rituals.
In 2016, the university celebrated 40 years of history inside the Dome, as of January 1,2017, the Panthers have a home record of 203-54-1. A major renovation was announced in 2014
Cheney is a city in Spokane County, United States. The full-time resident population was 10,590 as of 2010 census, Eastern Washington University is located in Cheney, and its population grows to approximately 17,600 people on a temporary basis when classes at Eastern Washington University are in session. Named for Boston railroad tycoon Benjamin Pierce Cheney, Cheney was officially incorporated on November 28,1883, the City of Cheney is located in Spokane County and is home to 10,590 residents according to the 2010 Census. Cheney is proud of its small nature, which is enhanced by the diverse influence of Eastern Washington University. The Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League have held the majority of their training camps at EWU, from 1976–1985. Cheney developed into the city known today because of its ties to education, trail riding. This provided an economic base for the community and was the result of a much larger event that took place in the United States. In 1858, the last Indian uprising occurred in Eastern Washington, Cheney, a director of the Northern Pacific Railroad.
Benjamin P. Cheney was the eldest son of a blacksmith who was born in 1815 at Hillsborough, at age 16, he started work as a stagecoach driver between Nashua and Keene. Five years he had become an agent in Boston and soon organized an express between Boston and Montreal. The only time Cheney actually visited the town of Cheney was on September 18,1883, Cheney donated a few bucks to establish the Benjamin P. Cheney Academy in the town. The railroad donated 8 acres of land so that the facility could be built. In 1880 the railroad was graded through the town, and in 1883 the town was incorporated with the laid out in the shape of a triangle with the base parallel to the tracks. The railroad tracks were not in a true east-west line, however, so the town is askew with the map. After a stormy series of changes caused by legislative acts. Contenders for the honor were Cheney and Spokane Falls, Cheney received a majority of the votes, but because of alleged irregularities at the polls the election was won by Spokane Falls.
When this was taken to court, a court judge agreed to a ballot recount. Such recount failed to materialize and the citizens of Cheney took matters into their own hands, the Grand Steal was not contested and was confirmed by a court decision in 1881