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Encyclopedia > Frederick Bushnell "Jack" Ryder

Frederick Bushnell "Jack" Ryder (November 16, 1871 - June 5, 1936) was the first paid head coach of the Ohio State University Buckeyes American football team, and later a noted sportswriter for the Cincinnati Enquirer. November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... June 5 is the 156th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (157th in leap years), with 209 days remaining. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... The Ohio State University is a coeducational public research university in the U.S. state of Ohio. ... Ohio States intercollegiate sports teams are called the Buckeyes (after the state tree, the Buckeye), and participate in the NCAAs Division I-A in all sports and the Big Ten Conference in most sports. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The Cincinnati Enquirer is a daily morning newspaper published at Cincinnati, Ohio. ...


Oberlin and Williams

Ryder was born in Oberlin, Ohio in 1871, but moved with his family as a youth to New England. He attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, where he learned the game of American football. In 1888 Ryder returned to Oberlin to attend Oberlin College. He introduced the game to that school, and soon began to pressure the school administration to allow the Oberlin students to form an intercollegiate team. The pressure ultimately paid off in the Fall of 1890.[1] Oberlin is a city in Lorain County, Ohio, to the south and west of Cleveland. ... {{Infobox Private School| background = #f0f6fa| border = #ccd2d9| name = Phillips Academy| image = | motto = Non Sibi (Not for Ones Self) Finis Origine Pendet (The End Depends Upon the Beginning)| established = 1778| type = Private, Boarding| religion = none| head_name = Head of school| head = Barbara L. Chase| city = Andover| state = MA| country = USA| campus... Andover is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Oberlin College is a small, selective liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio, in the United States. ...

Before the Oberlin team would play a game, however, Ryder decided to transfer to Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He later played for the Williams team. He graduated in 1892. Williams College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. ... Williamstown is a town located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. ...

Ohio State

In the Fall of 1892, Ryder came to Columbus, Ohio to teach at Columbus Academy. He was also offered a job as the head coach of the Ohio State University football team. He would be the first coach hired at the University. The Ohio State football team had previously been coached by Alexander Lilley, but Lilley had worked as a volunteer. In his first season, Ryder was paid $15 per week, for a total of $150 for the season. Flag Seal Nickname: The Arch City The Discovery City Location Location in the state of Ohio Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Ohio Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 550. ... The Ohio State University is a coeducational public research university in the U.S. state of Ohio. ...

Ryder led Ohio State to its first winning season. He introduced the concepts of closed practice and a training table. He also introduced a formation known as the Ryder Wedge, which was a variation of a wedge formation he had used at Williams College. In Ryder's first season, Ohio State outscored their opponents 242 to 14 in their five wins, and were outscored 130 to 18 in their three losses. Ryder stayed with Ohio State from 1892 until 1895. A flying wedge or flying V is a charging technique in which troops are arrayed to form a V- shaped wedge formation or boars head. ... Williams College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. ...

During this time Ryder became proprietor of Columbus Academy. Later, during the Spanish-American War, Ryder saw service with the Ohio Cavalry. Following the war, he returned to Columbus and served one more year, 1898, as the Ohio State coach. Combatants United States Republic of Cuba Philippine Revolutionaries Spain Casualties 379 U.S. dead; considerably higher though undetermined Cuban and Filipino casualties Unknown[1] The Spanish-American War took place in 1898, and resulted in the United States gaining control over the former colonies of Spain in the Caribbean and...


Ryder then landed a job at the Columbus newspaper, the Ohio State Journal, and became a successful sportswriter. In 1905, he was offered a job with the Cincinnati Enquirer. Ryder replaced Charles Webb Murphy as the Enquirer's sportswriter, and was a fixture at that newspaper for more than 30 years. While with the Enquirer, Ryder usually covered the Cincinnati Reds baseball team. The Columbus Citizen-Journal was a Scripps Howard publication. ... Sportswriting (also sports writing) is a form of journalism that reports on sports topics and events. ... The Cincinnati Enquirer is a daily morning newspaper published at Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890-present) Central Division (1994-present) Current uniform Ballpark Great American Ball Park (2003-present) Major league titles World Series titles (5) 1990 â€¢ 1976 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1940 1919 NL Pennants (9) 1990 â€¢ 1976 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1972 1970 â€¢ 1961 â€¢ 1940 â€¢ 1939 1919 AA Pennants (1) 1882 Central Division... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ...

In 1919, Ryder helped give the nickname to the University of Cincinnati sports teams, the Bearcats. Cincinnati had five years earlier fielded a star fullback named Leonard K. "Teddy" Baehr. In a 1914 game against the University of Kentucky Wildcats, the Cincinnati fans cheered, "They may be Wildcats, but we have a Baehr-cat on our side." In 1919, Ryder revived the nickname and attributed it to the entire team. The name stuck and was soon adopted by the University.[2] McMicken Hall on the main campus. ... The University of Kentucky (also as UK or simply Kentucky) is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ...

As the Enquirer sportswriter, Ryder was a voter for the Most Valuable Player award for baseball's National League. He was one of eight American sportswriters who voted for the award: one from each National League city. In 1924 St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Rogers Hornsby batted .424. Ryder did not give Hornsby a single vote in any of the ten spots on his ballot, because he considered Hornsby a selfish player. "I will concede Hornsby is a most valuable player to himself," Ryder said, "but not to his team. On that basis I couldn't give him a solitary vote." Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Dazzy Vance won the award.[3] In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892-present) Central Division (1994-present) Current uniform Ballpark Busch Stadium (III) (2006-present) Major league titles World Series titles (9) 1982 â€¢1967 â€¢ 1964 â€¢ 1946 1944 â€¢ 1942 â€¢ 1934 â€¢ 1931 1926 NL Pennants (16) 2004 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1985 â€¢ 1982 1968 â€¢ 1967 â€¢ 1964 â€¢ 1946 1944 â€¢ 1943 â€¢ 1942 â€¢ 1934... The position of the second baseman Second base redirects here. ... Rogers Hornsby (April 27, 1896 in Winters, Texas - January 5, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois), nicknamed The Rajah, was a second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball who played most of his career in St. ... For the 1930s NFL team, see Brooklyn Dodgers (football). ... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a... Clarence Arthur Dazzy Vance (March 4, 1891 - February 16, 1961) was a star Major League Baseball pitcher during the 1920s. ...

Ryder retired from the Enquirer in June 1936. Soon after, he died of a heart attack, in Avondale, Ohio.

External links


  1. ^ Nat Brandt, When Oberlin Was King of the Gridiron: The Heisman Years
  2. ^ Greg Hand, History of the Bearcat Mascot
  3. ^ December Classic Moments
Preceded by:
Alexander Lilley
Ohio State Buckeyes Head Football Coaches
Succeeded by:
Charles Hickey
Preceded by:
David Edwards
Ohio State Buckeyes Head Football Coaches
Succeeded by:
John Eckstorm
Ohio State Buckeyes Head Football Coaches
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