Rare Tapes to be Included in Miami Memories

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July 29, 2008

OXFORD, Ohio - In just three days, www.MURedHawks.com begins one of the most ambitious on-line ventures ever undertaken by a college website. Miami Memories, a series of 200 video vignettes about the history of Miami University athletics, makes its debut on Friday, August 1.

An extra special feature of the Memories series will be occasional inclusion of Miami voices from the past. Thanks to the generosity of 1960s alumnus Ted Patterson, who now resides in Baltimore, vintage comments of several former Miami players, coaches and administrators will be heard for the first time in 40 years. Included among Patterson's collection are longtime director of athletics and head track and field coach GEORGE RIDER, football coaches BO SCHEMBECHLER, WOODY HAYES and JOHN PONT, and legends like PAUL BROWN, WEEB EWBANK, JAY COLVILLE and many others.

The 200 historical features span all 18 current RedHawk sports and also will bridge into the past with vignettes about discontinued sports such as wrestling, men's soccer and men's tennis. Researched and written by members of Miami's media relations staff, the features are produced and narrated by Miami Assistant Athletic Director and Director of Broadcasting Steve Baker, the voice of the RedHawks.

The Miami Memories series is being introduced now to build anticipation for the university's Bicentennial celebration which, on August 1, will begin in 200 days.

More details about the Miami Memories video features will be announced in the coming days.