Charles Lantz

Charles Phillip Lantz (December 14, 1884 – May 6, 1962) was the sixth head football coach at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois and he held that position for 24 seasons, from 1911 until 1944, with breaks in 1918 and from 1935 to 1943. During the times when Lantz was not coaching, the team was either coached by Winfield Angus, Gilbert Carson, or the school did not field a team. Lantz's career coaching record at Eastern Illinois was 94–66–13. In 1967, the Lantz Arena complex was opened and named in his honor. * List of college football head coaches with non-consecutive tenure

2015 NFL season

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The Carolina Panthers and Tennessee Titans wore their regular alternate uniforms (with the Panthers debuting "Carolina blue" pants), while the Dallas Cowboys revived their white "Double Star" uniforms from the mid-1990s (while debuting white pants) and the St. Louis Rams wore a gold version of their 1973–99 throwbacks for the games. The other four teams involved (Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers) wore all-new uniforms for the games.

American football

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American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves.

Charleston, Illinois

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Eastern Illinois University is a public university in Charleston. See also Eastern Illinois University#Notable alumni for a list of people who lived in Charleston while attending EIU. Kim Chizevsky-Nicholls, IFBB pro bodybuilder. Ronald W. Davis, director of the Stanford Genome Technology Center, biochemist, geneticist, highly awarded, lately working to cure ME/CFS and other illnesses. Frank K. Dunn, Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court. Jim Edgar, governor of Illinois from 1990 to 1998, was raised in Charleston and graduated from Eastern Illinois University. Jeff Gossett, longtime journeyman punter who played in the NFL for 16 years. George Hilton Jones III, historian and author.

Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

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* Illinois Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 1910 – Illinois Wesleyan. 1911 – Millikin. 1912 – Eastern Illinois, Carthage, and William Vashti. 1913 – Eastern Illinois and William Vashti. 1914 – Eastern Illinois. 1915 – Illinois College. 1916 – Millikin (IL). 1917 – Lombard (IL). 1918 – No champion. 1919 – Millikin. 1920 – Millikin, North Central, and Wheaton. 1921 – Lombard. 1922 – Lombard and Bradley. 1923 – Lombard. 1924 – Knox and Lombard. 1925 – Bradley and Monmouth (IL). 1926 – Bradley and Monmouth (IL). 1927 – Bradley. 1928 – Eastern Illinois and Millikin. 1929 – Knox and Lombard (IL). 1930 – Mount Morris

NCAA Division I Football Championship

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The NCAA Division I Football Championship is a annual post-season college football game, played since 2006, used to determine a national champion of the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). From 1978 to 2005, the game was known as the NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship.

Overtime (sports)

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The greatest number of shooters in a single shootout was 40 during a game between the Florida Panthers and Washington Capitals. Panthers player Nick Bjugstad gave Florida a 2–1 shootout and game victory on a trick move. When a tie needs to be broken in handball, two straight 5-minute overtimes are played. If the teams are still tied after that, this overtime procedure is repeated once more; a further draw will result in a penalty shootout. Baseball and softball are unique among the popular North American team sports in that they do not use a game clock.

Jackson State Tigers and Lady Tigers

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The Jackson State Tigers and Lady Tigers represent Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, in NCAA intercollegiate athletics.

Tennessee State Tigers and Lady Tigers

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The Tennessee State Tigers and Lady Tigers are the intercollegiate athletic teams of Tennessee State University (TSU), located in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. The Tigers athletic program is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) and competes in the NCAA Division I, including the Football Championship Subdivision. As a member of the Ohio Valley Conference, Tennessee State is one of two HBCU competing in Division I that is not a member of an athletic conference made up entirely of historically black institutions (MEAC and SWAC), the other being Hampton University of the Big South. The TSU mascot is Aristocat the Tiger, and the school colors are blue and white.

Denver Broncos

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Fox previously served as the Carolina Panthers' head coach from 2002 to 2010. Following a 1–4 start to the 2011 season, Tim Tebow replaced Kyle Orton as the Broncos' starting quarterback, and led the Broncos to an 8–8 record and the team's first playoff berth and division title since 2005. The Broncos defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card round on a memorable 80-yard touchdown pass from Tebow to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas on the first play of overtime, setting a record for the fastest overtime in NFL history. However, the Broncos were blown out by the New England Patriots in the Divisional round.

Murray State Racers

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Gottfried went on to coach the Cincinnati Bearcats, Kansas Jayhawks, and Pittsburgh Panthers. Ron Zook served as a secondary coach at Murray State under Gottfried from 1978 to 1980. Zook went on to become the head coach of the Florida Gators from 2002 to 2004 and the Illinois Fighting Illini from 2005 to 2011, and is now a college football studio analyst with CBS. Frank Beamer served as head coach of the Racers from 1981 to 1986. After leaving Murray State, Beamer went on to build the Virginia Tech program into a national power through the 1990s and early 2010s. Ralph Friedgen was an assistant coach at Murray State under Frank Beamer in 1981.

Eastern Kentucky Colonels

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The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are the intercollegiate athletic teams of Eastern Kentucky University (EKU), located in Richmond, Kentucky, United States. The Colonels athletic program is a charter member of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) and competes at the NCAA Division I level including the Football Championship Subdivision. The EKU mascot is The Colonel, and the school colors are maroon and white. While the women's teams were formerly known as the Lady Colonels, the school now emphasizes that all teams are now Colonels.

Idaho Vandals

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The Idaho Vandals are the intercollegiate athletic teams representing the University of Idaho, located in Moscow. The Vandals compete at the NCAA Division I level as a member of the Big Sky Conference.

Fullback (gridiron football)

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A fullback (FB) is a position in the offensive backfield in American and Canadian football, and is one of the two running back positions along with the halfback. Typically, fullbacks are larger than halfbacks and in most offensive schemes their duties are split between power running, pass catching, and blocking for both the quarterback and the other running back.

Eastern Kentucky Colonels football

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The Eastern Kentucky Colonels football program represents Eastern Kentucky University in college football as a member of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC), and competes at the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) level. The school has traditionally had much success on the football field, having won 21 OVC conference titles and two Division I FCS National Championships (then called Division I-AA) in 1979 and 1982, and reaching the finals in 1980 and 1981. Much of the success came during the long tenure of head coach Roy Kidd from 1964 to 2002. In 1990, Eastern honored Kidd by naming the school's football stadium Roy Kidd Stadium.

Western Illinois Leathernecks

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The Western Illinois Leathernecks are the teams and athletes that represent Western Illinois University, located in Macomb, Illinois, in NCAA Division I sports. The school's primary conference affiliation is with the Summit League; its football team is a member of the Division I FCS (formerly Division I-AA) Missouri Valley Football Conference.

Illinois State Redbirds

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The Illinois State Redbirds are the athletic teams that represent Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. Teams play at the NCAA Division I level (FCS in football). The football team competes in the Missouri Valley Football Conference while most other teams compete in the Missouri Valley Conference. The fight song is Go, You Redbirds.

Wide receiver

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A wide receiver, also referred to as wideouts or simply receivers, is an offensive position in American and Canadian football, and is a key player. They get their name because they are split out "wide" (near the sidelines), farthest away from the rest of the team. Wide receivers are among the fastest players on the field. The wide receiver functions as the pass-catching specialist.

Defensive end

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Defensive end (DE) is a defensive position in the sport of American and Canadian football.

All-America

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An All-America team is a hypothetical American sports team composed of outstanding amateur players. These players are broadly considered by media and other relevant commentators as the best players in a particular sport, of a specific season, for each team position.