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dc.description A canoe paddle became the winning trophy a the Youngstown College vs. Kent State University football game in 1947. The paddle, with one side painted blue and gold and the other side red and white, is supposedly adorned with "authentic" Native American inscriptions stating that "in return for certain goods and supplies, the site of what is now Youngstown was given to John Young and his followers ion June 25, 1797." The paddle was reportedly given to Colonel Hames Hillman, one of the founders of Youngstown and later discarded at Kent by Captain Samuel Brady, the famous pioneer. Since the paddle has historical significance to both Youngstown and Kent, a mutual decision was reached whereby the paddle would be awarded to the victor of the match-up each year. The aquatic tool also inspired a dance, called the KSU-YoCo Paddle Hop, first held in 1948 and which was attended by students from both institutions. In 1988 the paddle was replaced by the Schwebel's Challenge Series Trophy. The paddle, last won by YSU, is now housed at Stambaugh Stadium. en_US
dc.description The first annual Red and White game was played on May 12, 1973, soon after Dwight V. "Dike" Beede, YSU's head football coach for forty years, retired. The team was divided into two groups, the Reds and the Whites, for a full-scale intra-squad scrimmage. The game features newcomers as well as returning lettermen who compete for starting positions. en_US
dc.description The Youngstown State University football team enters the field before the game and leaves the field at the end in a close-knit formation called "the hive." Players stand shoulder to shoulder and interlock arms as they walk together. The tradition started in 1987 as an idea of Assistant Coach Bob Stoops. YSU is the only Football Championship Subdivision team to use "the hive." en_US
dc.description.abstract The Athletic Traditions display featuring Howard Rempes (Youngstown College's first cheerleader). It also tells about the canoe paddle trophy, the Red and White game, and the Hive. View the Full Item Record for more details. en_US
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dc.title Athletic Traditions en_US
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