from those who played before. The University of Connecticut field hockey team defeated Duke by a score of 2-0 to earn the program’s third National Championship at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. The program also won championships in 1981 and 1985. Women’s athletic teams in the early years of the institution established the foundation on which today’s champions have continued to build. Congratulations to all and Go Huskies!
…from the football coaches of 1934!
In 1934, Connecticut State College welcomed J. O. Christian as the new football coach. The team was small and it’s record unremarkable. The Nutmeg [yearbook] saw hope for for the struggling team and its new coach which saw a string of losses but still fighting to win with no serious injuries. The season ended with only one win (against Coast Guard) and the now infamous ram-napping of the Rhody Ram (URI mascot)! Although unidentified in the photograph, the Nutmeg identifies four coaches and a manager in the team photograph–Coaches Fisher, Christian, Moore, and Heldman and Manager Gilman can be seen on page 190 of the 1935 issue of the Nutmeg (http://doddcenter.uconn.edu/asc/collections/nutmeg/1935.pdf).