Miami Links

Thursday, October 6, 2011

It looks like these teams are headed in two different directions. One team has played their way onto Phil Steele's list of Top rated games. The other played their way onto ESPN's Bottom 10


 "Flushed": The RedHawks would probably prefer to flush their offense after last week's 27-0 loss to Cincinnati. They had 105 yards in penalties, two turnovers and minus-3 rushing yards.

Of note is that Cincinnati is a very good team this year and this game should test Army on the road. 

Army's game notes are here (PDF)

Miami has a short write up here.

Miami doesn't have their yearbooks online, but the Miami Library Special Collections Dept. has a wide array of Miami related texts digitized and available online. The keyword search is fast and accurate, and this looks like a great collection of Miami University history. Digitized student newspapers recall past perspectives of the football team giving us a nice look back in time. 









This article from Army's first game with Miami way back in 1960 is a great look at how involved Miami has been with documenting their football history. 

This weekend, Miami continues this trend with this weekend's enshrinement of four more Miami-bred coaching greats:

Miami University will honor four of its legendary coaches Saturday prior to the RedHawks’ game against Army.
Statues of Ara Parseghian and of the late Earl “Red” Blaik, John Pont and Bo Schembechler will be unveiled at 10:30 a.m. at Yager Stadium’s Cradle of Coaches Plaza.


I  appreciate all of Miami University's efforts to honor the football tradition that they have, in particular the work Miami University's libraries have put forth on these digitized historical texts. Not a yearbook; but still a very nice digital collection that I will incorporate into my under-utilized library section. 



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