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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Yearbook: Duke Chanticleer

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Duke University has their yearbooks digitized and available online. This is another good yearbook collection with a good amount of football history involved.






The Duke yearbook is available at the Internet Archive as well as at Duke's Digital Collections page.

There are also links there to old yearbook photo albums featuring pictures of Duke basketball and football.


Plus Duke has digitized a number of their colorful football programs which you can check out if you're into that kind of thing.

Welcome to the party Blue Devils.




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Copyrighted material is used expressly under the fair use guidelines of U.S. Code 17 #107 through #118 stating that the criticism, comment, news reporting, educational use or research of copyrighted material is not held in violation of copyright laws.

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Blogpoll Ballot Week Six

Monday, October 3, 2011

    Here's week 6. I don't know why I have Clemson up so high, nor Arkansas so low, but I'm trying to bump undefeated teams if I can.
This gets submitted on Wed., so you have all of Monday and Tuesday to convince me to change rankings around.



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I'll Take That

Sunday, October 2, 2011

As predicted, Army won throwing the football. Or perhaps more correctly, Army won despite throwing the football. Throwing or running, this one was Army's game. The Black Knights got back into their habit of forcing timely turnovers, and both the turnover margin and the score reminded me - a lot - of last year's team.

I feel good about the win; Army was looking for a dominant performance - and got one from practically every unit. I will definitely take the W, but I kind of feel bad for Tulane. I will spare you a sob story about Tulane football's woes and I'll simply say that I don't have any reason to not like Tulane.

Thankfully Army ended the Tulane series with a win evening the all time record against Tulane at 9-9-1. Hopefully we will see the athletic departments make a quick return to this series as it should be honored as an important rivalry.

Up next is old Miami.

Enjoy the Story, Stats and Highlights




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