- Miami RedHawks
Miami RedHawks University Miami University Conference(s) Mid-American Conference NCAA Division I Athletics director Brad Bates Location Oxford, OH Varsity teams Football stadium Yager Stadium Basketball arena Millett Hall Other arenas Goggin Ice Center Mascot Swoop Nickname RedHawks Fight song Colors Red and White Homepage Miami University Redhawks Website
Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio, features 18 different varsity level sports teams for men and women, all of which are known as the Miami RedHawks. All teams play in the NCAA's Division I league inside the Mid-American Conference, with the exception of the RedHawks hockey team, which plays in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association.
The Miami University RedHawks football team is one with a rich tradition of history. The school boasts the longest continuous college football rivalry West of the Allegheny Mountains against the Cincinnati Bearcats, and has one of the oldest football programs in the country, dating to the year 1888.
Cradle of Coaches
Miami University is most notable for having many quality coaches start their coaching career in some capacity at its school. Some notable college football coaches who coached at Miami University include John Pont, Ara Parseghian, Woody Hayes, Bo Schembechler, Weeb Ewbank, Jim Tressel, and Terry Hoeppner.
The RedHawks on ice play in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA), and field one of the best teams in their league. In 2006, the RedHawks earned the first #1 national ranking in school history and were CCHA regular season champs. They made it to the championship game, but lost to Michigan State.
Instead of playing in the Mid-American Conference ("MAC"), the mid-major conference most Miami varsity sports play in, the RedHawks compete against the larger schools of the CCHA such as the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans, who normally compete in the Big Ten.
In 2006 Miami University replaced the old Goggin Ice Arena from 1976 with the new $34.8-million state-of-the-art Goggin Ice Center, with a capacity of around 4,000. Both buildings are named for former University vice-president Lloyd Goggin.
In 2008 the RedHawks set team records for wining percentage and wins with .797 and 33 respectively. That year the RedHawks captured their first #1 seed in school history and advanced to the quarterfinals in the NCAA tournament, losing to Boston College. The team was lead that year by All-Americans Ryan Jones and Alec Martinez.
The 2009 RedHawks became the first Miami team to reach the Frozen Four in the history of the program. The team made it to the championship game and carried a 3-1 lead into the final minute before giving up 2 extra attacker goals and ultimately losing in overtime, 4-3 to college hockey powerhouse Boston University.
Miami's synchronized skating team began in August 1977 as a "Precision Skating Club" at Goggin Ice Center. The program achieved varsity status by 1996, and is also home to one of the first varsity synchronized skating teams in the country.
They are the 1999, 2006, and 2009 U.S. national champions. Miami won a silver medal at the 2007 International Skating Union World Synchronized Skating Championships. This is the highest finish for any US skating team and the first medal ever won by Team USA for synchronized skating.
Before the early 1930s, the Miami University nicknames were interchangeable, including the Miami Boys, the Big Reds, and the Reds and Whites. The first glimpse of the Miami University Redskins was in 1928, when a Miami student referred to their team as the Big Red-Skinned Warriors. By 1931, the Redskins had stuck as the Miami University nickname, and was the official nickname of the Miami University athletics program for nearly seventy years.
In mid-1997, at the urging from Dr. Myrtis Powell who went to the Oklahoma-based Miami Tribe for support, the Miami University Redskins officially changed their names to the RedHawks, which they remain today. The mascot of the Miami Redhawks is Swoop the Redhawk.
Notable athletics alumni
- Kevyn Adams, Hockey
- Jacob Bell, Football
- Dan Boyle, Hockey
- Alain Chevrier, Hockey
- Charlie Coles, Basketball
- Wayne Embry, Basketball
- Andy Greene, Hockey
- Ron Harper, Basketball
- Ryan Jones, Hockey
- Charlie Leibrandt, Baseball
- Tim Naehring, Baseball
- Martin Nance, Football
- Terna Nande, Football
- Ira Newble, Basketball
- Brian Pillman, Football
- Travis Prentice, Football
- Ryne Robinson, Football
- Ben Roethlisberger, Football
- Brian Savage, Hockey
- Milt Stegall, Football
- Wally Szczerbiak, Basketball
- ^ Miami and Cincinnati Clash For 111th Time Saturday in Battle for the Victory Bell :: RedHawks Close Out Non-Conference Schedule at Cincinnati
- ^ http://www.muredhawks.com/facilities/mioh-goggin-ice-arena.html
- ^ "Miami University Wins Second Senior National Championship". U.S. Figure Skating. http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/detail.jsp?id=38038&mode=T. Retrieved 2010-02-26.
- ^ a b c d "Korn announces retirement from Miami University". Ice Network. http://www.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090518&content_id=64741&vkey=ice_pressrelease. Retrieved 2010-02-26.
- ^ Brown, Mickey (2006-02-25). "Miami University Wins Second Senior National Championship". U.S. Figure Skating. http://www.usfigureskating.org/event_story.asp?id=33252. Retrieved 2010-02-26.
- ^ "2009 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships". U.S. Figure Skating. http://www.usfigureskating.org/leaderboard/results/50228/results.html. Retrieved 2010-02-26.
- ^ Hodge, Kelly (2007-03-31). "Miami University Takes Silver at World Synchronized Skating Championships". U.S. Figure Skating. http://www.usfigureskating.org/event_story.asp?id=38103. Retrieved 2010-02-26.
- ^ Miami University Official Athletics Site: Nickname History
Mid-American Conference East Division West Division Affiliates Seasons Championships & awards
Central Collegiate Hockey Association
Alaska Nanooks (Carlson Center) • Bowling Green Falcons (BGSU Ice Arena) • Ferris State Bulldogs (Ewigleben Arena) • Lake Superior State Lakers (Taffy Abel Arena) • Miami RedHawks (Steve Cady Arena) • Michigan Wolverines (Yost Ice Arena) • Michigan State Spartans (Munn Ice Arena) • Northern Michigan Wildcats (Berry Events Center) • Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Joyce Center Rink) • Ohio State Buckeyes (Value City Arena) • Western Michigan Broncos (Lawson Arena)
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