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Event 

Title:
FB - Crosstown Showdown vs. Sycamore
When:
08.24.2012
Where:
University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati
Category:
Marching

Description

Venue

University of Cincinnati
Venue:
University of Cincinnati   -   Website
Street:
2600 Clifton Ave
ZIP:
45221
City:
Cincinnati
State:
OH
Country:
Country: us

Description

Nippert Stadium has been home to Bearcat football since 1902, making it the fourth-oldest playing site and fifth-oldest stadium in college football.

The stadium's founder was Arch Carson, who as captain and principal organizer, played a significant role in starting football on the UC campus in 1885. In 1901 as physical director of the university, Carson guided the construction of the field which was later named for him-the playing surface is still called Carson Field.

In 1916, construction began on a permanent brick-and-concrete stadium structure, which was completed, section-by-section, as funds were raised.

During the season-ending clash with rival Miami (Ohio) in 1923, Jimmy Nippert sustained a spike wound injury and died a month later from blood poisoning. His grandfather, James N. Gamble of Procter and Gamble, provided the funds needed to complete the horseshoe-shaped structure, and the James Gamble Nippert Memorial Stadium was dedicated on Nov. 8, 1924.

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