Miami UniversityMiami University
was founded in 1809
. It is not located in Miami, Florida, rather Oxford, Ohio
in the southwestern corner of the state (near Dayton
). The Miami
in this school's name refers to the Miami River, a medium-sized river that flows through the southwestern corner of Ohio; the river was in turn named after the Miami Indianss
who lived in that area before European settlement. For many years, the athletic teams at the school were nicknamed Redskins
, but in the 1990s, the nickname was changed to RedHawks
The RedHawks participate in NCAA Division I in all sports (I-A in football). Its primary conference is the Mid-American Conference; its hockey program competes in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association.
Miami was once known as the "Cradle of Coaches" because several prominent football coaches worked there before achieving greater fame at more prominent college programs or the NFL. Among these coaches were Sid Gillman, Woody Hayes, Ara Parseghian, Weeb Ewbank, and Bo Schembechler.
It is also famous for its School of Education, the McGuffey School.
See also: University of Miami in Florida