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Clarence L. "Biggie" Munn (September 11, 1908May 11, 1975) was the football coach for Michigan State University (MSU) from 1947-1953 and has the most successful Spartan football coaching record ever with a winning percentage of .857 over seven years, including a 28-game winning streak from October 14, 1950 through October 17, 1953. In 1953, he retired as a coach to take over as MSU's athletic director and held that position for eighteen years (1953-1971). September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... 1908 (MCMVIII) is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a public university in East Lansing, Michigan. ... Spartan may refer to: Spartan, an inhabitant of Sparta, a city in ancient (and modern) Greece Spartan, the supposed qualities of those inhabitants: ascetic, simple, and self-disciplined Spartan, a 2004 movie by David Mamet The Spartan II class of supersoldiers in the Halo video games, named for the Spartans... A percentage is a way of expressing a proportion, a ratio or a fraction as a whole number, by using 100 as the denominator. ... October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in Leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... October 17 is the 290th (in leap years the 291st) day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Athletic director (more frequently, athletics director) is a position at many American colleges and universities, as well as in larger high schools and middle schools, which oversees the work of the coaches and related staff involved in intercollegiate or interscholastic athletic programs. ...

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College and career before Michigan State

A 1931 graduate of the University of Minnesota, "Biggie" Munn was an All-American player and and Big Ten MVP during his college career, as well as the team captain of the track and field team. While in school, he was considered by many as the top collegiate punter in America. Munn began a coaching career at Minnesota as an assistant in 1940 and in 1992, was inducted into the school's "M" Club (Hall of Fame). UMN redirects here. ... In American sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... In team sports, a captain is an honorary title given to the member of the team primarily responsible for strategy and teamwork while the game is in progress on the field. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... A punter in American or Canadian football is a special teams player (not an offensive or defensive team member) who is snapped the ball directly from the line of scrimmage and then punts (kicks) the football to the opposing team so as to limit any field position advantage the opposing...


Before moving into his position at MSU, replacing coach Charlie Bachman, Munn was a line coach at the University of Michigan from 1942 to 1944 and became head coach at Syracuse University in 1944. The latter school added him to its Hall of Fame in 1973. Munn's first game as MSU's head coach in 1947 did not go well: his team was trounced 55-0 by arch-rival University of Michigan. This article is about the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. ... Syracuse University Syracuse University (SU) is a private American research university. ...


Coaching career at MSU

In 1950, Biggie Munn and the Michigan State administration approached and managed to convince the highly popular Notre Dame president Father Cavanaugh to play the Spartans. MSU initially offered to let Notre Dame take eighty percent of the gate, but Cavanaugh insisted they split the receipts down the middle. Once Notre Dame agreed to play, Michigan State attained almost instant national recognition and thereafter was able to get other big games across the country. Munn was the only coach to beat Notre Dame's three-time national champion head coach Frank Leahy three years in a row: 1950, 1951 and 1952. The University of Notre Dame is a leading Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... The Rev. ... Frank William Leahy was an American collegiate football coach, born in 1908. ...


Munn developed the "Wingback Deep" formation of his formula "Michigan State Multiple Offense." The play featured a shifting back and forth from T-formation to Single Wing, and included a direct snap to the tailback between a T-formation quarterback's legs. On the East Lansing, Michigan dressing room wall, the coach hung a statement on fundamentals the team members were required to read before every home game: "Do not cheat your team or your teammates. Know your plays. Block. Protect. Add to what we are trying to do. [Signed] Biggie." Tailback is an offensive backfield position in the sport of American football. ... Motto: Nickname: Founded 1855 Incorporated 1907 County Ingham & Clinton Counties Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Samir Singh Area  - Total  - Water 29. ...


During the latter part of his coaching career, Munn developed the talents of Willie Thrower, the Big Ten's first black quarterback. Thrower subsequently became the first black quarterback to play in the National Football League, plaing for the Chicago Bears. Willie Thrower was a professional American football player. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner McCaskey Family General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear Local radio Flagship stations: WBBM (780 AM) Announcers: Jeff Joniak...


Munn was named the NCAA college football Coach of the Year for the 1952 season after MSU went 9-0 to claim the first of his two back-to-back national championships. In 1953, the Spartans tied for the Big Ten title in their first year in the conference. The school had joined the Big Ten Conference in 1949 but wasn't allowed to contend for the championship until 1953, when Michigan State and University of Illinois tied for the title. The conference voted to send Munn's team to the Rose Bowl, where it beat UCLA 28-20 on January 1, 1954. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Big Ten can refer to: Big Ten Conference, a college athletics conference Big Ten (movie studios), the largest movie studios in Hollywood This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The University of Illinois is the set of three public universities in Illinois. ... The Rose Bowl can refer to: The Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, California. ... The University of California, Los Angeles, popularly known as UCLA, is a public, coeducational university situated in the neighborhood of Westwood within the city of Los Angeles. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Halfback Billy Wells was regarded as the star of the 1954 Rose Bowl for Michigan State, scoring two touchdowns, with one a 62-yard punt return in the fourth quarter. The bowl was to be Munn's last as team coach. In 1953, MSU's athletic director Ralph Young retired and Munn took over and remained in that position until 1971. When he retired as coach he named his assistant, Duffy Daugherty, to succeed him. The offensive team or offense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage in possession of the ball. ... William Thomas Wells (August 31, 1889 – June 12, 1967) was a heavyweight boxer. ...


Munn's coaching produced seventeen All-American players and he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1959. Munn's teams have held on to the school's top four spots in rushing-yards-per-game in MSU's history: 1948 (304.5), 1951 (293.9), 1952 (272.4) and 1950 (269.3). An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is a hall of fame devoted to college football. ... In American football, rushing has two different meanings. ...


Trivia

  • During the time he was coach, Munn was notoriously superstitious and would carry a lucky silver dollar with him at all times.
  • In 1961, Munn became MSU's first inductee into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Munn authored the coaching textbook Michigan State Multiple Offense in 1953.
  • Munn passed away in 1975 in East Lansing, Michigan.

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Quotes

  • "Without some laughs, the game isn't worth playing"[1]
  • "The difference between good and great is a little extra effort."[2]

Bibliography

Munn, Clarence L. (Biggie) (1953). Michigan State Multiple Offense. ASIN B0007DRAY4. Asin is a Pinoy rock and folk rock band from the Philippines. ...


See also

Laboratory Row. ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... Munn Ice Arena is a 6,470-seat multi-purpose arena in East Lansing, Michigan. ...

External links


Images Michigan State University

Academics Image File history File links These marks are provided for reproduction purposes. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a public university in East Lansing, Michigan. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a public university in East Lansing, Michigan. ...

CyclotronHidden Lake GardensKellogg Biological StationLife Sciences CorridorMSU College of LawSOAR Telescope The National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory is a cyclotron on the campus of Michigan State University. ... Hidden Lake Gardens 755 acres (3. ... Kellogg Biological Station (KBS), Michigan State Universitys largest off-campus education complex, is located by Gull Lake between Kalamazoo, Michigan and Battle Creek, Michigan (about 65 miles from the main campus). ... MSUs Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building was built with money from the MLSC. The University of Michigan built the Biomedical Sciences Building - built to conduct MLSC-funded research. ... The Michigan State University College of Law, established in 1891 as the Detroit College of Law, was the first law school in the Detroit, Michigan area and the second in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The Southern Astrophysical Research Telescope (SOAR) is located on Cerro Pachón, Chile, and operated by a consortium including Michigan State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the National Optical Astronomy Observatory and the country of Brazil. ...

Athletics Spartan Stadium hosts varsity football games and other events. ...

Breslin CenterLand Grant TrophyIzzoneMSU Fight SongMunn Ice ArenaPaul Bunyan TrophySpartan StadiumSparty The Jack Breslin Student Events Center. ... The Land Grant Trophy is presented to the winner of the Penn State-Michigan State football game. ... The Izzone is a section of students at Michigan State University mens basketball home games. ... The MSU Fight Song, sometimes known as On the Banks of the Red Cedar, is the official fight song of Michigan State University. ... Munn Ice Arena is a 6,470-seat multi-purpose arena in East Lansing, Michigan. ... The Paul Bunyan-Governor of Michigan Trophy is a college rivalry trophy awarded to the winner of the annual American football game between the University of Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State University Spartans. ... Spartan Stadium is a stadium in East Lansing, Michigan. ... Sparty refers to the mascot of Michigan State University. ...

Campus The river frozen over in the winter. ...

Beal GardenBeaumont TowerCowles HouseEast Lansing • Eustace-Cole Hall • Grand River Avenue • Marshall-Adams Hall • Michigan AvenueMSU Horticulture Gardens • MSU Union • Red Cedar RiverThe Rock • Student Services • Wharton Center The W. J. Beal Botanical Garden (5 acres) is a botanical garden located on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. ... Beaumont Tower is a structure on the campus of Michigan State University. ... Alice B. Cowles House (formerly Faculty Row House Number 7) is a structure on the campus of Michigan State University. ... Motto: Nickname: Founded 1855 Incorporated 1907 County Ingham & Clinton Counties Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Samir Singh Area  - Total  - Water 29. ... Eustace-Cole Hall (formerly Harry J. Eustace Hall, formerly Horticultural Laboratory) is a structure on the campus of Michigan State University. ... Grand River Avenue is one of the principal pre-Interstate roads in the state of Michigan. ... Michigan State Highway 143, also known as M-143 or Michigan Avenue, is a unsigned spur highway in south central Michigan. ... The Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens are horticultural gardens, with a landscape arboretum, located on Bogue Street on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing, Michigan. ... The Red Cedar River is a river in Michigan which is a tributary of the Grand River. ... The Rock is a boulder on the campus of Michigan State University. ...

History Laboratory Row. ...

College HallJohn A. HannahMISTICMSUDCSaints' RestJoseph R. Williams College Hall was the first building erected on the campus of the Agriculture College of the State of Michigan (now Michigan State University), and the first in the United States to be erected for the teaching of scientific agriculture. ... Headline text John A. Hannah is a former President of Michigan State University. ... The MISTIC or Michigan State Integral Computer, an early computer built by Michigan State University, was based on the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) architecture developed by John von Neumann. ... The MSUDC or Michigan State University Discrete Computer, was a first-generation computer built by Michigan State University, was based on the IAS architecture developed by John von Neumann. ... Saints Rest was the second building erected on the campus of the Agriculture College of the State of Michigan (now Michigan State University). ... Joesph R. Williams was the first president of the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, now Michigan State University. ...

People

Tom IzzoJoanne P. McCallieLou Anna SimonJohn L. Smith Tom Izzo (born January 30, 1955 in Iron Mountain, Michigan) is the mens basketball coach for Michigan State University. ... Joanne P. McCallie, 38 years old, of Brunswick, Maine, is the head coach of the Michigan State University womens basketball team, where she has been since 2000. ... Lou Anna Kimsey Simon is the current president of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, USA as of 2005. ... John L. Smith John L. Smith is the current head coach for the Michigan State University Spartans’ football team. ...

Student Life Michigan State University (MSU) is a public university in East Lansing, Michigan. ...

ASMSUCORES & COPSThe State NewsWDBM • WKAR-TV The Associated Students of Michigan State University (ASMSU) is the undergraduate student government of Michigan State University. ... The Council of Racial and Ethnic Students and the Council of Progressive Students, (commonly called CORES & COPS,) are two related groups of student activist organizations at Michigan State University. ... The State News is the campus newspaper of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. ... WDBM (88. ... WKAR-TV is a PBS-member station serving the Lansing, Michigan area in the United States. ...



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Biggie Munn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (882 words)
A 1931 graduate of the University of Minnesota, "Biggie" Munn was an All-American player and Big Ten MVP during his college career, as well as the team captain of the track and field team.
Munn was the only coach to beat Notre Dame's three-time national champion head coach Frank Leahy three years in a row: 1950, 1951 and 1952.
Munn was named the NCAA college football Coach of the Year for the 1952 season after MSU went 9-0 to claim the first of his two back-to-back national championships.
Munn Ice Arena - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1236 words)
Munn Ice Arena is named for former MSU football coach and athletic director "Biggie" Munn.
Munn Ice Arena is a 6,470-seat hockey-only arena in East Lansing, Michigan on the campus of Michigan State University.
Munn Arena came to be after debate over building a new basketball or hockey arena in the early 1970s.
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