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TIGER KICKOFF: The opponent

Friday, September 2, 2011 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 1:52 p.m. CDT, Friday, September 2, 2011

Here's some facts about Miami (Ohio), Missouri's first opponent this season.

  • Enrollment: 14,872 undergraduates and 2,395 graduate students at the Oxford campus
  • Tuition: Cost of tuition, fees, room and board for Ohio residents is $23,745. The cost for non-Ohio residents is $38,917.
  • Football Tradition: The school played in the first intercollegiate football game in the state of Ohio, against Cincinnati back in 1888.

  • Lincoln would be proud. The oldest building on campus is the DeWitt Log Cabin, built in 1804. The oldest building on at MU is the Residence of the Quadrangle, built in 1867.

  • The Redhawks were the first team in NCAA Division I history to go from 10 losses to 10 wins, accomplishing the feat last season on their way to a MAC Championship.

  • The lesser of two Miamis: But not always. From 1962-1979, Miami (Ohio) won more games than its Florida counterparts all but two times. Since, however Miami (Florida) has won more games all, but four times, and the Hurricanes have won five national championships.

  • Though not an NCAA recognized sport, the Miami (Ohio) has won 12 U.S. National Champsionships in synchronized skating over the period of 1997-2010.
  • Miami (OH) RS Sophomore Offensive Lineman Josh Harvey attended Hickman High School in Columbia, Mo. Missouri Freshman Wide Receiver Wesley Leftwich also attended Hickman.
  • This is only the second time the two schools have played each other, the first time being a 51-13 Mizzou victory in 2010.
  • Miami (OH) was founded in 1809, but was closed from 1873-1885 due to a lack of students.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger attended Miami (OH)
  • Miami’s student newspaper, the Miami Student, was founded in 1826 and claims to be the oldest university newspaper in the U.S.
  • Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd president of the U.S., graduated from Miami in 1852.
  • Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees attended Miami, did not graduate from Miami
  • Chung Un-chan, the current prime minister of South Korea, got his M.A. in Economics from Miami in 1972
  • Miami (OH) is nicknamed “the cradle for coaches” for producing star football coaches, like John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens, Paul Brown of the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals and Bo Schembechler, former head coach for the University of Michigan.

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