With Green and Gold Weekend and Fall Break behind us, we thought it would be fitting to showcase some sports history for #FlashbackFriday! With so many student athletes on campus, it is no question that sports are not only a source of pride for our students, but a crucial part of the campus culture. Sporting events have always been taken seriously and it clearly shows through our printed sports programs. Pictured below are three athletic programs for Tiffin University sports: 1983-1984, 1988, and 1951. The first two are general programs for several sports and comprise of team rosters, player profiles, coaching biographies, player statistics, and season schedules. The third photograph is a program printed for the basketball district playoffs in March 1951. With so much effort put into these programs, it is clear that Tiffin University took pride in their athletics. If you have ever watched one of our live sporting events, that still holds true today!
Tiffin University All Sports Program, 1983-1984
This is the front cover of the 1983-1984 All Sports Program. It covered the rosters, schedules, and statistics for all sports at Tiffin University. The mascot on the cover may look different from the one we use today!
All Sports Program, "Cheerleaders" Page
All sports teams received their own page in this program. The pages included a statement from the head coach or advisor, a team photo, and a roster with photographs of each student athlete. The program even included the cheerleaders!
Fall Sports Program, 1988
This is the cover of the 1988 Fall Sports Program, which included information on football, soccer, and volleyball.
1988 Fall Sports Program, "Tiffin University Soccer" Page
Similar to the All Sports Program, every fall sports team pictured their team roster with each player's name, jersey number, class year, and hometown.
Tiffin University Region IX District Playoff Program, March 9-10, 1951
Spectators at this event could purchase this program for 10 cents. It gave spectators a place keep track of the game score and any personal fouls committed during the game. It also listed players from both teams so attendees could mark down who scored each basket. It is important to note that this program was printed in color as well, which was quite expensive during that time!