Nippert Stadium Namesake

During the final game of the 1923 season with intrastate rival Miami University, UC player James Gamble “Jimmy” Nippert sustained a spike wound injury. He died a month later of blood poisoning, reportedly due to having been infected by droppings left after a pre-game chicken race. Nippert’s grandfather, James Gamble of Procter & Gamble, donated the required funds to complete the stadium. A locker room and training (medical) facility was added as part of the renovation for the safety of players. Nippert’s brother, Louis, was majority owner of the Cincinnati Reds during the 1970s.


Cancel the chicken races at TDECU next year. Bummer.

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