1915 LSU Tigers football team
The 1915 LSU Tigers football team represented the LSU Tigers of Louisiana State University during the 1915 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season
Albert Price Simmonds was an American football coach. He served as the head coach at Louisiana State University for two seasons from 1894 to 1895, the second and third seasons in the LSU Tigers football program's existence, compiling a record of 5–1. Simmons was a graduate of Yale University, he was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1875 and was an insurance agent in New York City. In 1951, at the age of 76, Simmonds was working for the Hygienic Phone Service, he died on November 13, 1953
1914 LSU Tigers football team
The 1914 LSU Tigers football team represented the LSU Tigers of Louisiana State University during the 1914 college football season
Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding. The game proceeds when a player on the fielding team, called the pitcher, throws a ball which a player on the batting team tries to hit with a bat; the objectives of the offensive team are to hit the ball into the field of play, to run the bases—having its runners advance counter-clockwise around four bases to score what are called "runs". The objective of the defensive team is to prevent batters from becoming runners, to prevent runners' advance around the bases. A run is scored when a runner advances around the bases in order and touches home plate; the team that scores the most runs by the end of the game is the winner. The first objective of the batting team is to have a player reach first base safely. A player on the batting team who reaches first base without being called "out" can attempt to advance to subsequent bases as a runner, either or during teammates' turns batting; the fielding team tries to prevent runs by getting batters or runners "out", which forces them out of the field of play.
Both the pitcher and fielders have methods of getting the batting team's players out. The opposing teams switch forth between batting and fielding. One turn batting for each team constitutes an inning. A game is composed of nine innings, the team with the greater number of runs at the end of the game wins. If scores are tied at the end of nine innings, extra innings are played. Baseball has no game clock. Baseball evolved from older bat-and-ball games being played in England by the mid-18th century; this game was brought by immigrants to North America. By the late 19th century, baseball was recognized as the national sport of the United States. Baseball is popular in North America and parts of Central and South America, the Caribbean, East Asia in Japan and South Korea. In the United States and Canada, professional Major League Baseball teams are divided into the National League and American League, each with three divisions: East and Central; the MLB champion is determined by playoffs. The top level of play is split in Japan between the Central and Pacific Leagues and in Cuba between the West League and East League.
The World Baseball Classic, organized by the World Baseball Softball Confederation, is the major international competition of the sport and attracts the top national teams from around the world. A baseball game is played between two teams, each composed of nine players, that take turns playing offense and defense. A pair of turns, one at bat and one in the field, by each team constitutes an inning. A game consists of nine innings. One team—customarily the visiting team—bats in the top, or first half, of every inning; the other team -- customarily the home team -- bats in second half, of every inning. The goal of the game is to score more points than the other team; the players on the team at bat attempt to score runs by circling or completing a tour of the four bases set at the corners of the square-shaped baseball diamond. A player bats at home plate and must proceed counterclockwise to first base, second base, third base, back home to score a run; the team in the field attempts to prevent runs from scoring and record outs, which remove opposing players from offensive action until their turn in their team's batting order comes up again.
When three outs are recorded, the teams switch roles for the next half-inning. If the score of the game is tied after nine innings, extra innings are played to resolve the contest. Many amateur games unorganized ones, involve different numbers of players and innings; the game is played on a field whose primary boundaries, the foul lines, extend forward from home plate at 45-degree angles. The 90-degree area within the foul lines is referred to as fair territory; the part of the field enclosed by the bases and several yards beyond them is the infield. In the middle of the infield is a raised pitcher's mound, with a rectangular rubber plate at its center; the outer boundary of the outfield is demarcated by a raised fence, which may be of any material and height. The fair territory between home plate and the outfield boundary is baseball's field of play, though significant events can take place in foul territory, as well. There are three basic tools of baseball: the ball, the bat, the glove or mitt: The baseball is about the size of an adult's fist, around 9 inches in circumference.
It wound in yarn and covered in white cowhide, with red stitching. The bat is a hitting tool, traditionally made of a solid piece of wood. Other materials are now used for nonprofessional games, it is a hard round stick, about 2.5 inches in diameter at the hitting end, tapering to a narrower handle and culminating in a knob. Bats used by adults are around 34 inches long, not longer than 42 inches; the glove or mitt is a fielding tool, made of padded leather with webbing between the fingers. As an aid in catching and holding onto the ball, it takes various shapes to meet the specific needs of differ
LSU Tigers football
The LSU Tigers football program known as the Fighting Tigers, represents Louisiana State University in the sport of American football. The Tigers compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference. LSU ranks 16th most in victories in NCAA Division I FBS history and claims three National Championships, 15 conference championships, 35 consensus All-Americans; as of the beginning of the 2018 NFL season, 40 former LSU players were on active rosters in the NFL, the second most of any college program. The team plays in Tiger Stadium and Ed Orgeron is the head coach. Louisiana State University played its first football game in school history on November 25, 1893, losing to rival Tulane in the first intercollegiate contest in Louisiana; the game sparked the Green Wave that has lasted generations. The Tigers were coached by university professor Dr. Charles E. Coates, known for his work in the chemistry of sugar.
Future Louisiana governor Ruffin G. Pleasant was the captain of the LSU team. In the first game against Tulane, LSU football players wore purple and gold ribbons on their uniforms. According to legend and gold were chosen because they were Mardi Gras colors, the green was sold out; the rules of play in 1893 were more like rugby than. LSU achieved its first victory by beating Natchez Athletic Club 26–0 in 1894. Samuel Marmaduke Dinwidie Clark has the honor of scoring the first touchdown in LSU history; the first football game played on the LSU campus was at State Field on December 3, 1894, a loss against Mississippi. LSU's only touchdown in that game was scored by Albert Simmons; this was the first year of play for William S. Slaughter. Slaughter was LSU's first five time football letterman. By 1895, LSU had its first win in Baton Rouge; the 1896 team was the first to be called the "Tigers" and went undefeated, winning the school's first conference championship in the school's first year as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association, the first southern athletics conference.
Coach Allen Jeardeau returned for his second but final year at LSU in 1897 for two games in Baton Rouge. A yellow fever outbreak throughout the South caused the postponement of LSU's classes starting, the football season being cut back to only two games. Another outbreak of yellow fever similar to the one in 1897 caused LSU to play only one game in 1898. By the time LSU was able to play its only game of the season, Allen Jeardeau had departed from the school as head football coach, no provision had been made to replace him; the job of coach fell to the team's captain, Edmond Chavanne. New coach John P. Gregg led the Tigers to a 1–4 season in 1899, including a loss to the "iron men" of Sewanee; the only wins were in an exhibition game against a high school team—which LSU does not record as a win—and against rival, Tulane. Chavanne was rehired in 1900, he was replaced by W. S. Borland as head coach in 1901 -- 1 season. After a 22–2 loss to Tulane, LSU protested to the SIAA and alleged that Tulane had used a professional player during the game.
Several months the SIAA ruled the game an 11–0 forfeit in favor of LSU. The seven-game 1902 season was the longest yet for the Tigers and featured the most games on the road; the 1903 season broke the previous season's record, with nine games. Dan A. Killian coached the team from 1904 to 1906. Running back René A. Messa made the All-Southern team in 1904. Edgar Wingard coached the team in 1907 and 1908. In 1907, LSU became the first American college football team to play on foreign soil in the 1907 Bacardi Bowl against the University of Havana on Christmas Day in Havana, Cuba. LSU won 56–0. John Seip ran back a 67-yard punt return; the 1908 team posted an undefeated 10–0 record. Quarterback Doc Fenton led the nation in scoring with 132 points, he threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Mike Lally in the win over Auburn. The National Championship Foundation retroactively awarded 1908 LSU the national championship though it is not claimed by LSU; this season led to an SIAA championship. Auburn and Vanderbilt were among those listed as alternative conference champions.
1910 was a disastrous year for the Tigers. After a strong 1909 campaign which saw their only conference loss come to SIAA champion Sewanee, the team lost some star power with Lally and center Robert L. Stovall all graduating. In 1912, coach Pat Dwyer developed a "kangaroo play" in which back Lawrence Dupont would crawl between offensive lineman Tom Dutton's legs. Fullback Alf Reid made the All-Southern team in 1913. LSU's largest loss margin came on October 1914 in a game against Texas A&M in Dallas, Texas. In 1916, three different coaches led the team for parts of the season; the coaches were E. T. MacDonnell, Irving Pray, College Football Hall of Fame coach Dana X. Bible. Due to World War I, no games were scheduled or played for the 1918 season by LSU. Pray served as head coach full seasons in 1919 and 1922, compiling a total record of 11–9 at LSU. In 1923, Mike Donahue left Auburn to become the seventeenth head football coach at LSU. 1924 saw the first game played at the newly built Tiger Stadium, with an original seating capacity of 12,000.
Donahue retired after the 1927 season. Vanderbilt coach Dan McGugin recommended Russ Cohen for the LSU coaching job, which he accepted in 1928; that season, offensive tackle Jess Ti
John W. Mayhew
John Wesley Mayhew was an American football player and coach of football and baseball coach. He played college football at Brown University from 1906 to 1908 and was named an All-American in 1906 playing as a halfback, he played baseball and ran track at Brown. Mayhew served as the head football coach at Louisiana State University from 1909 to 1910, compiling a record of 3–6, he took over for Joe Pritchard in the middle of the 1909 season. Mayhew was the head coach of the LSU basketball team from 1909 to 1911, head coach of the LSU baseball team from 1910 to 1911 and head coach of the LSU track and field team. Mayhew graduated from the Worcester Academy in 1904 and from Brown University in 1909, he was born at Chilmark, Massachusetts on October 2, 1885 and died at Pocasset, Massachusetts on September 30, 1941
Dana X. Bible
Dana Xenophon Bible was an American football player, coach of football and baseball, college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Mississippi College, Louisiana State University, Texas A&M University, the University of Nebraska, the University of Texas, compiling a career college football record of 198–72–23. Bible was the head basketball coach at Texas A&M from 1920 to 1927 and the head baseball coach there from 1920 to 1921. In addition, he was the athletic director at Nebraska from 1932 to 1936 and at Texas from 1937 to 1956. Bible was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1951. Bible was born in Tennessee, he graduated from Jefferson City High School in 1908 and received a B. A. degree from Carson–Newman College in 1912. Bible played football while in college and was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, Iota chapter. Bible began his coaching career at Brandon Prep School in Tennessee. Mississippi College recruited him to coach in 1912, he was recruited to coach for Texas A&M University in 1916.
In his college football coaching career, Bible compiled a record of 198–72–23. His teams had winning records in thirty of the thirty-three seasons he coached. Bible twice won ten games in a season. Bible coached baseball and basketball at Texas A&M. During his hiatus from Texas A&M in 1918, Bible served as pilot in World War I. Bible's 1917 Texas A&M Aggies football team was undefeated and did not surrender a single point all season outscoring opponents 270–0, his 1919 Texas A&M Aggies football team repeated the feat, outscoring the opposition 275–0. The 1919 team was retroactively named a national champion by the Billingsley Report and the National Championship Foundation. Texas A&M football under Bible is the only college football program to hold all opponents scoreless in two separate seasons. In ten seasons at University of Texas at Austin, Bible brought the Longhorns football program to national prominence, winning three Southwest Conference championships, making three appearances at the Cotton Bowl Classic—two victorious, placing in the final AP Poll rankings five times.
While at Texas, University of Chicago coach Clark Shaughnessy contacted Bible to organize a clinic on the T formation. Along with Frank Leahy of the University of Notre Dame, they helped create the T formation revolution. Bible was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1959, the Longhorn Hall of Honor in 1960, the Texas A&M Athletic Hall of Fame in 1966, he was the 1954 recipient of the Amos Alonzo Stagg Award. Bible served on the National Collegiate Football Rules Committee for 25 years, was president of the American Football Coaches Association, his book, Championship Football, was published in 1947. Bible was the son of Cleopatra I. Willis; the couple married on June 20, 1889. Jonathan was a college professor at Carson–Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee, he could quote biblical scripture and was a Greek and Latin scholar. Bible married Rowena Rhodes on December 19, 1923, they had two children and Barbara. Rowena died in 1942. Dana married Agnes Stacy in 1944 and they would divorce in 1950.
He married Dorothy Gilstrap on February 2, 1952. Bible died on January 19, 1980, is interred at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery in Austin, Texas. Dana X. Bible at the College Football Hall of Fame Dana X. Bible at Find a Grave