University of Connecticut
The University of Connecticut is a land grant public research university in Storrs, United States. It was founded in 1881, and is a sea-grant university, the university serves more than 32,000 students on its five campuses, including more than 8,000 graduate students in multiple programs. UConn is one of the institutions of the Hartford, Connecticut/Springfield, Massachusetts regional economic. UConn is a member of Universitas 21, a network of 24 research-intensive universities. UConn is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, UConn was founded in 1881 as the Storrs Agricultural School, named after two brothers who donated the land for the school. In 1893, the became a land grant college. In 1939, the name was changed to the University of Connecticut, over the next decade, social work and graduate programs were established, and the schools of law and pharmacy were absorbed into the university. During the 1960s, UConn Health was established for new medical and dental schools, John Dempsey Hospital opened in Farmington in 1975.
Competing in the American Athletic Conference as the Huskies, UConn has been successful in their mens and womens basketball programs. The Huskies have won 21 NCAA championships, UConn was founded in 1881 as the Storrs Agricultural School. It was named after Charles and Augustus Storrs, brothers who donated the land for the school as well as initial funding. Women began attending classes in 1891 and were admitted in 1893. In 1899, the name changed again to Connecticut Agricultural College, in 1933, to Connecticut State College, in 1940, the school was first divided into individual colleges and schools, reflecting its new university status. This was the year the School of Social Work and School of Nursing were established, the graduate program was started at this time, and the schools of law and pharmacy were absorbed into the university. Ph. D. s have been awarded since 1949, during the 1960s, UConn Health was established in Farmington as a home for the new School of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine.
John Dempsey Hospital opened in Farmington in 1975 and has operated by UConn ever since. In 1995, a program called UConn 2000 was passed by the Connecticut General Assembly. This 10-year program set aside $1 billion to upgrade facilities, add faculty
J. Wilder Tasker
Joshua Wilder Tasker was an American football and baseball coach. He served as the football coach at the University of Connecticut, the College of William & Mary. Wilder was the basketball coach at Connecticut during the 1921–22 season and at William & Mary from 1923 to 1928. In addition he served as the baseball coach at Connecticut, William & Mary. Tasker was the coach for the William & Mary Tribe mens basketball team from 1923 to 1928. He led the program to a 50–39 record during his five years as coach, J. Wilder Tasker at the College Football Data Warehouse
East Hartford, Connecticut
East Hartford is a town in Hartford County, United States. The population was 51,252 at the 2010 census, the town is located on the east bank of the Connecticut River, directly across from Hartford, Connecticut. The town includes the neighborhoods of Burnside and Hockanum. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has an area of 18.7 square miles, of which 18.0 square miles is land and 0.73 square miles. Of these tribes the Podunks occupied territory now lying in the towns of East Hartford and South Windsor, and numbered, by differing estimates, from sixty to two hundred bowmen. They were governed by two sachems and Arramamet, and were connected in some way with the Native Americans who lived across the Great River, in what is now Windsor. In 1659, Thomas Burnham purchased the tract of land now covered by the towns of South Windsor and East Hartford from Tantinomo, Burnham lived on the land and willed it to his nine children. The town of Hartford once included the now occupied by the towns of East Hartford, Bolton, Vernon.
In 1783, East Hartford became a town, which included Manchester in its city limits until 1823. As of 2010, there were 51,252 people,20,206 households, the population density was 3,200 people per square mile. There were 21,328 housing units at a density of 1,180.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 38. 4% White,25. 9% Black or African American,0. 03% Native American,5. 9% Asian,0. 04% Pacific Islander,0. 3% from other races, and 1. 9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 28. 3% of the population,30. 2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11. 3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the family size was 3.01. In the town, the population was out with 24. 1% under the age of 18,7. 8% from 18 to 24,30. 2% from 25 to 44,22. 3% from 45 to 64. The median age was 37 years, for every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males, the median income for a household in the town was $41,424, and the median income for a family was $50,540.
Males had an income of $36,823 versus $29,860 for females
New England Conference
The New England Conference was a collegiate sports conference in the Eastern United States, more specifically in New England, that operated from 1923 to 1947. The conference had five members—four of them public land-grant institutions, the four public schools in the conference were what are now known as the Universities of Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. The Yankee Conference would become football-only in 1975, and was absorbed by the Atlantic 10 Conference in 1997, membership changes in rival conference the Colonial Athletic Association would give that conference 6 football-playing members starting in 2005-06, all of which had football in the A-10. With that, the CAA announced its full members would start playing football in the CAA in 2007. Eventually, it was agreed that the A-10 would hand off management of its football conference to the CAA. Further illustrating the continuity between conferences, the automatic berth of the Yankee Conference in the Division I FCS playoffs passed in succession to the A10.
Connecticut State College University of Maine University of New Hampshire Northeastern University Rhode Island State College This is a partial list of champions of the New England Conference, Yankee Conference History and List of Football Champions
It was through college football play that American football rules first gained popularity in the United States. No minor league farm organizations exist in American football and it is in college football where a players performance directly impacts his chances of playing professional football. The best collegiate players will declare for the professional draft after 3 to 4 years of collegiate competition. Those not selected can still attempt to land an NFL roster spot as a free agent. Even after the emergence of the professional National Football League, college football remained extremely popular throughout the U. S, in many cases, college stadiums employ bench-style seating, as opposed to individual seats with backs and arm rests. This allows them to more fans in a given amount of space than the typical professional stadium. College athletes, unlike players in the NFL, are not permitted by the NCAA to be paid salaries, colleges are only allowed to provide non-monetary compensation such as athletic scholarships that provide for tuition and books.
Modern North American football has its origins in various games, all known as football, by the 1840s, students at Rugby School were playing a game in which players were able to pick up the ball and run with it, a sport known as Rugby football. The game was taken to Canada by British soldiers stationed there and was soon being played at Canadian colleges, the first documented gridiron football match was a game played at University College, a college of the University of Toronto, November 9,1861. One of the participants in the game involving University of Toronto students was William Mulock, a football club was formed at the university soon afterward, although its rules of play at this stage are unclear. In 1864, at Trinity College, a college of the University of Toronto, F. Barlow Cumberland, modern Canadian football is widely regarded as having originated with a game played in Montreal, in 1865, when British Army officers played local civilians. The game gradually gained a following, and the Montreal Football Club was formed in 1868, early games appear to have had much in common with the traditional mob football played in England.
The games remained largely unorganized until the 19th century, when games of football began to be played on college campuses. Each school played its own variety of football, Princeton University students played a game called ballown as early as 1820. A Harvard tradition known as Bloody Monday began in 1827, which consisted of a mass ballgame between the freshman and sophomore classes, in 1860, both the town police and the college authorities agreed the Bloody Monday had to go. The Harvard students responded by going into mourning for a figure called Football Fightum. The authorities held firm and it was a dozen years before football was again played at Harvard. Dartmouth played its own version called Old division football, the rules of which were first published in 1871, all of these games, and others, shared certain commonalities
NCAA Division I
Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. This level was called the University Division of the NCAA, in contrast to the lower level College Division. For football only, Division I was further subdivided in 1978 into Division I-A, Division I-AA, in 2006, Division I-A and I-AA were renamed Football Bowl Subdivision and Football Championship Subdivision, respectively. FCS teams are allowed to award scholarships, a practice technically allowed. FBS teams have to meet attendance requirements, while FCS teams do not need to meet minimum attendance requirements. Another difference is post season play, starting with the 2014 postseason, a four-team playoff called the College Football Playoff, replaced the previous one game championship format. Even so, Division I FBS football is still the only NCAA sport in which a champion is not determined by an NCAA-sanctioned championship event. All D-I schools must field teams in at least seven sports for men and seven for women or six for men and eight for women, with at least two team sports for each gender.
Division I schools must meet minimum financial aid awards for their athletics program, Several other NCAA sanctioned minimums and differences that distinguish Division I from Divisions II and III. Each playing season has to be represented by each gender as well, there are contest and participant minimums for each sport, as well as scheduling criteria. Mens and womens teams have to play all but two games against Division I teams, for men, they must play one-third of all their contests in the home arena. The NCAA has limits on the financial aid each Division I member may award in each sport that the school sponsors. Equivalency sports, in which the NCAA limits the total financial aid that a school can offer in a sport to the equivalent of a set number of full scholarships. Roster limitations may or may not apply, depending on the sport, the term counter is key to this concept. The NCAA defines a counter as an individual who is receiving financial aid that is countable against the aid limitations in a sport.
The number of scholarships that Division I members may award in sport is listed below. In this table, scholarship numbers for head-count sports are indicated without a point, for equivalency sports, they are listed with a decimal point. An exception exists for players at non-scholarship FCS programs who receive aid in another sport, participants in basketball are counted in that sport, unless they play football
J. Orlean Christian
J. Orlean Christian was an American football and baseball coach and college athletics administrator. He served as the football coach at the University of Connecticut from 1934 to 1949. Christian was the athletic director from 1950 to 1966. He served as the first commissioner of the Yankee Conference, from 1966 to 1971, Christian died on October 21,1979 at the age of 81 in a convalescent home in Willimantic, Connecticut. The University of Connecticuts home baseball field, J. O. Christian Field, is named in his honor, Christians 66 wins as head football coach at Connecticut were the most in program history until Randy Edsall surpassed him in 2010. The following table depicts Christians record as head coach at Connecticut. J. Orlean Christian at the College Football Data Warehouse
Rentschler Field was an airport in East Hartford, Connecticut in use from 1933 to 1999. Originally a military facility, a private airport, it was decommissioned in 1999. From 1930 to 1939, the Chance Vought Aircraft Corporationss manufacturing facility was located here, as was the Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Company and the Hamilton Standard Propellers Corporation. During World War II the airfield was used by the United States Army Air Forces First Air Force as a fighter base, after the war, the airfield was returned to civilian use. Rentschler Field was decommissioned as an airport and donated to the state of Connecticut by United Technologies in 1999, part of the former airport became the University of Connecticuts new football stadium, Rentschler Field. Connecticut World War II Army Airfields http, //www. airfields-freeman. com/CT/Airfields_CT_C. html#Rentschler
Storrs is a village and census-designated place in the town of Mansfield within eastern Tolland County, United States. The population was 15,344 at the 2010 census and it is dominated economically and demographically by the presence of the main campus of the University of Connecticut and the associated Connecticut Repertory Theatre. According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has an area of 14.8 km². As of the census of 2000, there were 10,996 people,1,630 households, there were 1,701 housing units at an average density of 115. 8/km². The racial makeup of the community was 81. 10% White,5. 67% African American,0. 09% Native American,9. 13% Asian,0. 05% Pacific Islander,1. 70% from other races, and 2. 26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4. 40% of the population,34. 1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16. 7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the family size was 2.70. The median age was 21 years, for every 100 females there were 91.7 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males, the median income for a household in the community was $76,000 and the median income for a family was $64,833. Males had an income of $34,766 versus $23,229 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $9,947, about 10. 0% of families and 33. 5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5. 4% of those under age 18 and 8. 2% of those age 65 or over. However, traditional measures of poverty can be misleading when applied to communities dominated by students. Audrey P. Beck, college professor and Connecticut state legislator Wally Lamb, best-selling author of Shes Come Undone, both were selected for Oprahs Book Club. Tim Page, Pulitzer Prize winning music critic and biographer of Dawn Powell, rivers Cuomo, lead singer/guitarist of the alternative rock band Weezer, grew up in Storrs and attended the local secondary school, E. O. Smith High School. Dom Sigillo, American football player Peter Tork of The Monkees attended E. O.
Smith High School, he was class of 1959 and made the class of 2005 commencement speech. Wendy O. Williams, lead singer for the 1970s and 1980s punk rock band the Plasmatics, lived in town from 1991 until her death, in 1998
American Athletic Conference
The American was considered one of the six collegiate power conferences of the Bowl Championship Series era. With the advent of the College Football Playoff in 2014, The American became a Group of Five conference, the league is the product of substantial turmoil in the original Big East Conference during the 2010–14 conference realignment period. It is one of two conferences to emerge from the all-sports Big East in 2013, while the other successor, which does not sponsor football, purchased the Big East Conference name, The American inherited the old Big Easts structure and is that conferences legal successor. However, both conferences claim 1979 as their date, and the same history up to 2013. The American is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, and led by Commissioner Michael Aresco, UConn and Boston College would accept the invitation, while Holy Cross soon thereafter declined the invitation, and Rutgers eventually declined and remained in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Seton Hall was invited as a replacement, and the conference started play with seven members and Pittsburgh joined shortly thereafter under the leadership of the Big Easts first commissioner, Dave Gavitt.
The conference remained largely unchanged until 1991, when it began to sponsor football, adding Miami as a member, and Rutgers, Virginia Tech. Rutgers and West Virginia upgraded to full Big East membership in 1995, Temple football was kicked out after the 2004 season, but rejoined in 2012 and intended to become a full Big East member in 2013. The unusual structure of the Big East, with the football and non-football schools, the conference was reorganized following the tumultuous period of realignment that hobbled the Big East between 2010 and 2013. The Big East was one of the most severely impacted conferences during the most recent conference realignment period, in all,14 member schools announced their departure for other conferences, and 15 other schools announced plans to join the conference. Three of the group backed out of their plans to join. The Catholic 7, by leaving, were looking for a lucrative television deal than the one they would receive by remaining with the football schools.
Various names were considered, with the America 12 conference reportedly one of the finalists until rejected by college presidents sensitive of adding a number to the end of the conference name. On April 3,2013, the announced that it had chosen a new name. The conference revealed that it prefers the nickname The American because it was thought AAC would cause too much confusion with the Atlantic Coast Conference and Rutgers spent one season in the renamed conference. On July 1,2014, Louisville joined the ACC and Rutgers joined the Big Ten Conference, on that same day, East Carolina and Tulsa joined The American for all sports, while Sacramento State and San Diego State joined as associate members for womens rowing. Navy joined as a member in football on July 1,2015. Wichita State, and VCU were reportedly considered, with Wichita State being seen as the strongest candidate, the report indicated that a final decision would be made in April
Connecticut Huskies football
The Connecticut Huskies football team is a college football team that represents the University of Connecticut in the sport of American football. The team competes in NCAA Division I FBS in the American Athletic Conference, Connecticut first fielded a team in 1896, and participated in Division I-AA until 1999. The Huskies began their two-year Division I-A transition period in 2000, from 2000 to 2003 the team played as an independent. The schools football team joined the conference of its other sport teams. The University of Connecticut began playing football in 1896 when the school was known as Storrs Agricultural College, the first year was spent playing against local high schools and YMCA clubs. The following year provided their first competition against future rivals Rhode Island, an opponent that would be played over 100 times, other early rivals included the Ivy League and the Little Ivies, particularly Yale University starting in 1948, who have played the Huskies for 50 years. Tragedy struck the team on September 27,1919 when Gardner Dow died from injuries related to a flying tackle that he delivered in a game against New Hampshire.
The college would honor Dow by naming the athletic fields after him and these fields would become the home for most of the schools athletic teams for the next three decades. In 1924, the Aggies celebrated their first undefeated season when they finished six wins, no losses. The defense was the strength of the team, as allowed a meager thirteen points to be scored against them over the entire season. The team was proclaimed by the New York Times to be among the best in the country, the UConn Club memorializes ONeill with a yearly award given to a former student-athlete who has had a successful professional career. Red ONeill went on to one of Connecticuts first players to play in the NFL. He played for the Hartford Blues in 1926, their year in the NFL. Another player is Art Pop Williams, winning a championship with the Providence Steam Roller in 1928, the Steam Roller are New Englands first NFL champion. The renamed Huskies went on to become members of the Yankee Conference. In 2012, Bill Belichick stated in an interview on WEEI that in 1983 he applied for the Huskies head coaching position but was turned down in favor of an internal hire.
Connecticut hired Lew Perkins as its director in 1990. One of Perkins first projects was to gather facts for an upgrade of the football program to Division I-A
National Collegiate Athletic Association
The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a non-profit association which regulates athletes of 1,281 institutions, conferences and individuals. It organizes the programs of many colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. The organization is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 2014, the NCAA generated almost a billion dollars in revenue. 80 to 90% of this revenue was due to the Division I Mens Basketball Tournament and this revenue is distributed back into various organizations and institutions across the United States. In August 1973, the current three-division setup of Division I, Division II, under NCAA rules, Division I and Division II schools can offer scholarships to athletes for playing a sport. Division III schools may not offer any athletic scholarships, larger schools compete in Division I and smaller schools in II and III. Division I football was divided into I-A and I-AA in 1978. Subsequently, the term Division I-AAA was briefly added to delineate Division I schools which do not field a football program at all, in 2006, Divisions I-A and I-AA were respectively renamed the Football Bowl Subdivision and Football Championship Subdivision.
Inter-collegiate sports began in the US in 1852 when crews from Harvard University, as other sports emerged, notably football and basketball, many of these same concepts and standards were adopted. Football, in particular, began to emerge as a marquee sport, the IAAUS was officially established on March 31,1906, and took its present name, the NCAA, in 1910. For several years, the NCAA was a group and rules-making body, but in 1921, the first NCAA national championship was conducted. Gradually, more rules committees were formed and more championships were created, a series of crises brought the NCAA to a crossroads after World War II. The Sanity Code – adopted to establish guidelines for recruiting and financial aid – failed to curb abuses, postseason football games were multiplying with little control, and member schools were increasingly concerned about how the new medium of television would affect football attendance. The complexity of problems and the growth in membership and championships demonstrated the need for full-time professional leadership.
Walter Byers, previously an executive assistant, was named executive director in 1951. Byers wasted no time placing his stamp on the Association, as college athletics grew, the scope of the nations athletics programs diverged, forcing the NCAA to create a structure that recognized varying levels of emphasis. In 1973, the Associations membership was divided into three legislative and competitive divisions – I, II, and III, five years in 1978, Division I members voted to create subdivisions I-A and I-AA in football. Until the 1980s, the association did not offer womens athletics, the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, with nearly 1000 member schools, governed womens collegiate sports in the United States