from Atlanta, GA. Take I-75 North towards Chattanooga (crossing into Tennessee) 1991 – Southeast Missouri joins, while Western Kentucky leaves the Ohio Valley Conference. 20, 272nd) was picked by the Chicago Bears. 14-spot in the UPI poll for the NCAA College Division. Offensive coordinator Doug Malone becomes the interim head coach. Two weeks later, Tech posted its first victory in the stadium, topping East Tennessee State, 14-3. In 39 college football seasons, it has hosted 1,532,281 fans at 221 games. 1968 – Don Wade, a Clemson assistant coach from 1953-67 and a Tiger standout who had two interceptions in the 1951 Orange Bowl, became Tech's new football coach, a tenure that lasted 15 years through the 1982 campaign. 2000 – Linebacker Chad Evitts, defensive end Chad Evitts, center Joey Bishop, defensive back Troy Grant and guard Andrew McGraw all earn All-American nods after the Golden Eagles go 8-3, the most wins Tech had in a season since a 9-2 campaign in 1977. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NCAA or its member institutions. 1967 – Wilburn Tucker was released from his role as head football coach following three losing seasons in his last four years. He resigned to join the military on April 21, 1918, as the United States became involved in World War I. The 16,500 seat stadium features a synthetic playing surface and is located about three miles from I-40. He coached Tech through the 1946 season, then returned to coach the 1952 and 1953 teams. 1980 – Coach Raymond "Bull" Brown is inducted into the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame. 2007 – The Nashville Sports Council and the Ohio Valley Conference announced the formation of a round-robin competition between the Tennessee members of the conference – Austin Peay, Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech and UT Martin. He ran for three touchdowns and passed for two more. 1917 – R.V. Measuring 81' by 31', the screen is, currently, the third-largest on-campus videoboard in the Football Championship Subdivision. 1971 – The football stadium is expanded its capacity to 16,500. 2011 – Wide receiver Tim Benford is named the Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Year. January 25, 1952 – The Tennessee Tech Oracle student newspaper tells Robert Hill Johnson's story, stating that Johnson "exemplified all that is fine and good in the great game of football" and urged the university do something to honor his memory. Fisher went 2-for-3 on two-point conversions, while throwing for a career-high 415 yards, the third-most in program history. 2009 – Tech sweeps Austin Peay, UT Martin and Tennessee State to win its first Sergeant York Trophy. Crowds of 100,000-plus have become commonplace in college football thanks to extraordinary renovations and multimillion-dollar projects. © 2020 NCAA | Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. The interior of â¦ 2003 – Watson Brown is inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. 81. 1930 – Tech became a member of the Mississippi Valley Conference, but resigned in 1932. Tucker Stadium was built in 1966 and is named in tribute to longtime Golden Eagle coach Wilburn Tucker. 1933-1934 – The Works Progress Administration, stemming out of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal policies, completed a small concrete stadium on the north end of the athletic field with a track around the field. September 22, 2012 – Senior quarterback Tre Lamb completes a school-record 38 passes out of 57 attempts for a record 481 yards in a 41-38 overtime loss to Southeast Missouri. In 2013, Notre Dame visited Michigan and played in front of a crowd of 115,109. 1958 – East Tennessee State joins the OVC and will remain a member until 1977. 1977 – Hooper Eblen and Wilburn Tucker is inducted into the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame. They are coached by Dewayne Alexander. Samford leaves after the 2007 campaign. Blue Raider fans called it Harvey after the trophy's benefactor. 20-spot in the poll. 3 in the Associated Press Division II poll. November 19, 2011 – After a 36-year drought, Tech wins the Ohio Valley Conference championship for the 10th time with a 49-7 win over Austin Peay. November 10, 2012 – The Golden Eagles rally, outscoring UT Martin 21-7 in the fourth quarter to force overtime, then the Skyhawks fumble the ball on a two-point conversion, giving Tech the 45-44 win and the Golden Eagles' 400th program victory. He will remain the coach through 2015. August 31, 2019 -- Tech rallies from a 23-point deficit to beat Samford 59-58 in double overtime, the most combined points in program history. He came out of the coma and returned to Cookeville in January at a basketball doubleheader, where he received a standing ovation from the fans in attendance. SEATING DIAGRAMS Floyd Stadium Seating Diagram - Football Reese Smith Jr. Field Seating Diagram - Baseball Murphy Center Seating 1976 – Emmett T. Strickland (1933-36) is inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. The play stands as the longest pass completion in program history. 1975 – The Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame is established. Hixon later worked for Tech Athletics, then earned his master's degree in 2010. 1928 – The Golden Eagles score the most points in a game in program history, putting up 77 points against Alabama Normal, which later became the University of West Alabama. Some stadiums can accommodate larger crowds when configured for other sports, or by using temporary â¦ Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee: The Hokies fell to the #17 Volunteers in the Battle at Bristol, 45-24. October 29, 1994 – Michael Penix breaks away for a 94-yard touchdown run in Tech's 38-21 win at Murray State. Tech finishes 2-8, 2-5 in the conference. January 1, 1953 – Tennessee Tech plays in its first bowl game as the Golden Eagles faced East Texas State (now Texas A&M—Commerce) in the Tangerine Bowl -- which is now known as the Citrus Bowl. 1961 – The Golden Eagles once again go undefeated in OVC play, winning all six league contests to earn their fourth straight OVC championship and seventh overall. He enrolled into Tech and coached the offensive and defensive ends. COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- With College Football celebrating its 150th birthday this weekend, it gives football programs all across the country a chance to reflect on their own storied histories. He plays 10 years in the league with the Vikings and the Atlanta Falcons. 42. Around 15,000 fans will be allowed into Jones AT&T Stadium, which has a listed capacity of 60,454 seats. The name Shinny-Ninny, to Tech fans, came after player Joe Mac Jaquess performed a "shinny-ninny fit" in the end zone after a Tech touchdown and broke his wrist. 2018 – Quarterback Bailey Fisher is named the Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year and was a finalist for the STATS FCS Jerry Rice Award, the freshman of the year award in the subdivision. 2018 – A new Daktronics videoboard is added to Tucker Stadium. Team Colors: Fight Song: Stadium Name: Tucker Stadium. The Lions, out of the Lone Star Conference, won the game 33-0. Eblen and former University president Everett Derryberry are also inducted into the inaugural class of the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame. 2017 – Senior wide receiver Dontez Byrd breaks his own single-season records for receiving yardage and receptions as he catches 78 passes to become the first Golden Eagle receiver to go over 1,000 receiving yards in a single year with 1,003. "Putty" Overall is inducted into the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame. Tech roared out to a 14-0 lead, but it was all Vols after that. 1950 – Star Wood becomes Tech's new head football coach. Duyck resigned after the season. October 9, 1993 – Michael Penix runs for a school-record 261 yards in a 24-3 victory at Southeast Missouri. 1958 – Tech wins the first of four consecutive Ohio Valley Conference titles, going 5-1 in league play. 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That was set in 1973 at the 59th Rose Bowl Game, which saw â¦ While it is impossible to list every single event that has happened over the course of nearly a century of Tennessee Tech football, this is presented as an overview of some of the major events and is an ever-growing document of both the past, present and future of Tennessee Tech football. These are the players who are on the rise after the first couple weeks of the 2020-2021 college basketball season, ranked by NCAA.com's Andy Katz. A second box on the stadium's east side â designated for the University president and their guests â as â¦ 1100 McGee Blvd. October 8, 1966 – The Golden Eagles get their first win in the new stadium, as Wilburn Tucker's team beats East Tennessee State 14-3. February 14, 1925 – The name "Golden Eagles" was announced as the Tech athletic team's official nickname on the front page of the Tech Oracle. 1950 – End Flavious Smith becomes the first Golden Eagle to be selected to the All-Ohio Valley Conference team. Kelly assisted. 1985 – After compiling a 3-29 record at Tech, Gary Darnell's tenure as a head coach ends as he joins Al Groh's staff at Wake Forest as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator, then left to take the same position at Florida four years later. 2016 – For the first time in the trophy's history, there is a three-way tie for the Sergeant York Trophy as Tennessee State, Tech and UT Martin all post 2-1 records in the round-robin. Tech finishes the season 4-7, 4-4 in the Ohio Valley Conference. October 18, 1980 – As part of the year's Homecoming festivities, the stadium is officially dedicated as Tucker Stadium. Tech shared the 1958 crown with Middle Tennessee, who topped the Golden Eagles 14-0 in the final game of the regular season. The 671 yards of total offense recorded in the game is a school record. Fast forward 147 years to Sept. 10, 2016 and Bristol Motor Speedway played host for a special Tennessee-Virginia Tech neutral site game that drew an NCAA-record 156,990 paid. November 28, 1968 – Junior running back Larry Schreiber runs the ball a school-record 40 times as Tech beats Middle Tennessee 7-3 in Cookeville. Ryan Weeks (1989) and Murray Cunningham (1974) previously held the record at 53. Attendance Record: Home Team Record: The Bulldogs, who were the runners-up in the Southern Conference, defeated Tech 27-0. Hackler then tried his luck with the American Football League draft and was picked in the 22nd round, 169th overall by the Denver Broncos. September 28, 2019 -- Bailey Fisher passes for a school-record six touchdowns, breaking Grant Swallows' and Stephen Britton's previous record of five. 1954 – Jerry Daniels becomes the first Golden Eagle selected in the National Football League draft. 1992 – UT Martin joins the Ohio Valley Conference. The trophy was awarded for 38 years. 1919 – John (Red) Floyd, for whom the current football stadium at Middle Tennessee State University is named after, was named the head football coach, but stayed until October 3 of the same year, resigning to reenroll at Vanderbilt. He also set the single-season total offense record with 2,803 yards. 1923 – Preston Vaughn "Putty" Overall was hired to teach agriculture, as well as coach football, basketball and baseball. Dontez Byrd makes a catch against Tennessee in 2016. November 12, 2016 – Sophomore Nick Madonia makes the longest field goal in program history as he hits a 57-yarder in a 44-16 win at Tennessee State. Kelly resigned at the end of the year to attend Vanderbilt Medical School. He left at the end of the 1916-17 academic year. 1949 – Tech becomes a member of the Ohio Valley Conference, which is in its second year of existence. November 21, 2002 – Tech puts up the most points scored in a single game in the modern era as the Golden Eagles post 68 points in a 68-7 victory over UT Martin. At Texas Tech University, officials are capping stadium capacity at 25%. September 22, 1951 – Tech gets its 100th win, topping Carson-Newman 42-6. 2006 – The NCAA revises the Division I labels, dropping I-A and I-AA in favor of Football Bowl Subdivision for the top tier and Football Championship Subdivision for the lower tier. 1999 – Four Golden Eagles earn All-American honors as placekicker David Collett, offensive lineman Wes Gallagher, defensive end Branon Vaughn and defensive back Josh Symonette were selected. November 2, 1977 -- The Golden Eagles earn its highest ever ranking in a Top-25 poll, tying for No. Steel bleachers were constructed from surplus equipment from the U.S. Army. 1939 -- The Golden Eagles went 6-3-1 and earned a share of the SIAA championship. The University is situated in the northwest part of town. 1986 – A familiar name takes the reins of the Golden Eagle football program as Jim Ragland, an all-OVC quarterback for the Golden Eagles, who later become an assistant coach and offensive coordinator, was tabbed as Tech's new head coach, a role he will hold until 1995. affordable pricing on food and beverage that is comparable to the pricing at local restaurants or convenient stores; and consistent prices that do not rise for any event, including the super bowl, ncaa final four, concerts or college football â¦ 1998 – Defensive end Branon Vaughn is named the Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year. The game was broadcast on ESPNU. 2003 – Jacksonville State and Samford join the Ohio Valley Conference. 1996 – Eastern Illinois joins the Ohio Valley Conference. 1994 – Stadia Turf is put down in Tucker Stadium to replace the previous 13-year-old surface. Harvey, as MTSU refers to the totem pole, now resides in the Blue Raider Sports Hall of Fame. November 20, 2010 -- The Golden Eagles set the stage for the following season as they rallied from a 24-7 deficit at the end of the third quarter on the final game of the campaign to beat Jacksonville State 35-24, spoiling the Gamecocks' championship hopes as Southeast Missouri takes the OVC title and playoff berth. November 24, 1960 – Tech clinches both the Ohio Valley Conference championship and possession of Shinny-Ninny as the Golden Eagles beat Middle Tennessee 35-8. During a live press conference with Governor Bill Lee, Phillip Fulmer announced the expected capacity for Neyland Stadium this fall would be 25%. Kerr was hired to teach science and coach during the 1917-18 season. Tech tied its first game of the season, 6-6, against Cumberland, then won its first with a 25-13 victory over Bethel. 1947 – Hooper Eblen takes over the reins of the Golden Eagle football team and coaches the next three seasons. October 6, 1973 – Despite a 27-14 loss to East Tennessee State, Dickie Fulton returns a kick 100 yards for a touchdown, the longest scoring play in Tech history and one that will be tied 36 years later. Jeff Axel rushed for 138 yards on 18 carries, while Jim Youngblood recorded 16 tackles to lead Tech to the Homecoming victory. Football would play at this site, on the west side of campus on Peachtree Street, until 1947, while baseball and track and field would use the field for many more years. 1996 – Jim Youngblood is inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He is the first player selected since Billy Blaylock in 1983 and the highest pick since Elois Grooms in the third round in 1975. Overall did so "out of a sense of loyalty and obligation, and 'with a feeling of personal reluctance.'" When the two teams met up in Murfreesboro, the two teams play to a 21-21 tie, splitting the OVC title for the second consecutive year. Tennessee Tech at Utah State. Jim Youngblood, Mike Hennigan and head coach Don Wade with a group of Tennessee Tech cheerleaders in a publicity photo. The Golden Eagles are members of the Ohio Valley Conference. 1972 – Following an 8-2 record in 1971, Don Wade's Golden Eagles claim their first OVC crown in the 1972 campaign, going 10-1 in the regular season, an undefeated 7-0 in the Ohio Valley. 1949 – A new football field is completed and named Overall Field, in honor of P.V. Fulmer also 2006 – Don Wade is inducted into the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame. The school's first football team was fielded in 1922. VT RB Travon McMillian ran for 127 yards and a TD in the losing effort. 4 days ago. A popular figure, Tech students hung effigies of university president Everett Derryberry and athletic director Hooper Eblen on campus once news of his release was announced. 1988 – Star Wood is inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. The White County native and former player at Alabama saw his playing career end after a shoulder injury. The team wears patches on their uniforms honoring Birdsong for several seasons after. While the Rose Bowl's capacity for UCLA home games stands at 91,136, its all-time attendance record is 106,869. October 3, 1970 â Tech gets its 200th program win, topping UT Martin 17-6. On the concrete structure, wooden benches were added. 1983 – Following success as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator that resulted in an Independence Bowl appearance for Kansas State in 1982, Gary Darnell was lured away to become Tennessee Tech's new head coach for the first of three seasons at the helm. September 15, 2001 – Following the aftermath of the September 11 attacks four days earlier, countless college football games across the country are canceled, including Tech's game at Samford – the first time the Golden Eagles had a football game canceled. The play stands as the longest run from scrimmage in program history. Tennessee Technological University Golden Eagles (1966âpresent) Tucker Stadium is a 16,500-seat multi-purpose stadium in Cookeville, Tennessee . Omiyale goes on to a six-year career with the Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears and Seattle Seahawks. More on the 1959 team can be found here. Fred Harvey, owner of then Harvey's Department Store in Murfreesboro, donated the Alaskan totem pole that would be awarded to the winner of the annual game between the Blue Raiders and the Golden Eagles. It serves primarily as the home of the Tennessee Volunteers football team, but is also used to host large conventions and has been a site for several National Football League (NFL) exhibition games. The title is in a three-way tie with Jacksonville State and Eastern Kentucky – Tech beat both of those teams on the road to earn the conference's automatic bid to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. December 23, 2017 – Former Golden Eagle player and assistant coach Dewayne Alexander becomes the current head coach of the Golden Eagle football team. 1921 – John C. Clardy, an instructor in the agriculture department, was selected to coach, but resigned after one season. 1995 – Morehead State goes to non-scholarship football and leaves the OVC in the sport. 1986 – Tennessee State joins the Ohio Valley Conference, but Tech will not face them in league play until the 1988 season. Homepage This list is compiled through several historical sources at the university from newspaper clippings, game programs, media guides, as well as the books "The Story of Tennessee Tech" by Austin Wheeler Smith (1957) and "The Search for Identity: A History of Tennessee Technological University, 1915-1985" by Harvey G. Neufeldt and W. Calvin Dickinson (1991). While the Rose Bowl's capacity for UCLA home games stands at 91,136, its all-time attendance record is 106,869. 1925 – Work begins on a proposed athletics field, almost four years after being presented to the Athletic Council. The Bears won the game 34-14. November 9, 2013 – Tech earns its 200th win in the Ohio Valley Conference, topping Southeast Missouri 41-16. Hennigan will coach the team through 2005. ... Texas Tech will implement a reduced capacity for Jones AT&T Stadium this fall. The field is dedicated to P.V. Alabama will cap capacity at 20%, Tennessee will cap capacity at 25% and Texas A&M is planning for capacity to be at 30%, according to reports. Stadiums are ordered by seating capacity.This is intended to represent the permanent fixed seating capacity, when the stadium is configured for football. A second box on the stadium's east side – designated for the University president and their guests – as well as 4,000 more seats are added to the stadium. "Putty" Overall. September 22, 1971 -- Tech cracks the Associated Press' College Division Top 25 for the first time, earning a No. These are the biggest stadiums in college football, Notable firsts and milestones in college football history, College football scores: Top 25 rankings, results for Week 15, Late drama lifts LSU to late field goal, stunner over No. September 9, 1989 – Ryan Weeks makes a school-record seven field goals in a 28-10 victory at Chattanooga. 1981 – Youngstown State joins the Ohio Valley Conference and remains through the 1987 campaign. September 29, 2001 – Quarterback Grant Swallows throws a school-record five touchdown passes in a 44-33 loss at Eastern Illinois. 1996 – Another former Golden Eagle, Mike Hennigan, takes over for the departing Jim Ragland as head coach of the Tech team. Raymond "Bull" Brown is inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. 1980 – Akron joins the Ohio Valley Conference and remains until the 1986 season. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles play their home football games on Overall Field at Tucker Stadium in Cookeville, Tennessee. The all-time series history of Ohio State vs. Michigan football from the first game on Oct. 16, 1897, to today. October 3, 1970 – Tech gets its 200th program win, topping UT Martin 17-6. October 23, 1971 – 16,521 fans enter the grandstands to watch Tennessee Tech beat Morehead State 26-8, the largest attendance in Golden Eagle history. Overall to return as the head football coach.  It is home to the â¦ The Volunteers defeat the Golden Eagles 55-0 in front of 98,343 fans in Neyland Stadium. He goes 9-12-1 in his two seasons, including a 4-8 record in the Ohio Valley Conference, then leaves to become head coach at East Tennessee State. The pathology report noted Birdsong, 18, suffered systemic hyperthermia. 1923 – The Golden Eagles allow the most points in program history, giving up 77 points in a loss to King College. 2007 – Jim Youngblood is inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. 1961 – Tommy Hackler and Gordon Mason are both selected in the 1961 NFL Draft, the first time that two Golden Eagle players are drafted in the same season. October 1, 1988 – The Golden Eagles go to overtime for the first time (the NCAA brought overtime into I-AA in 1981, the OVC instituted it for the 1982 season) as Tech defeats Murray State 16-13. San Diego State (-10, 51, -360), 1 p.m. at Carson, California Baylor (-110) at Texas Tech â¦ He was picked in the 24th round by the San Francisco 49ers with the 287th overall pick. New lights were installed the following season, while an overhaul in the press box was completed afterward. Henry was 54. Schreiber also becomes the first Golden Eagle to be named Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Year. The facility was expanded to its present capacity of 16,500 prior to the 1971 season. Overall, who had just resigned as head coach and became athletic director. Michael Penix (1993 and 1995) is the only player since to break the 1,000-yard plateau since. October 6, 1960 -- Tech earns its first appearance in a Top-25 poll, taking the No. The first recorded season saw Tech go 2-1-4. November 26, 1959 – Middle Tennessee entered the final week of the season with a perfect 9-0 record, Tech 6-2-1. This streak at Memorial Stadium began on Nov. 3, 1962 when the Huskers hosted Missouri in Week 7. He coached football one season and remained on the basketball and baseball staff until 1921. The Golden Eagles went 2-8, 2-5 in the OVC in his first campaign. The Skyhawks, as the defending champion, receive the trophy by tiebreaker. FOOTBALL GUIDE: Notable firsts and milestones in college football history. The Golden Eagles go 1-10, 1-7 in the conference for the second straight year, but Alexander gets his first win as a head coach on Homecoming as Tech beats Murray State 27-24. Youngblood goes on to a 13-year career with the Rams and Washington Redskins, while Hennigan plays six with the Lions and the New York Jets. November 26, 2011 – Tech makes its first-ever appearance in the FCS Playoffs, facing Central Arkansas at Tucker Stadium. Stanford's VanDerveer ties all-time women's hoops wins record. 1939 – Holmes Neal and Creed McClure becomes the Golden Eagles' first All-Americans as the pair are recognized by The Associated Press. Satterfield leads the team to a 5-6 record, 5-3 in the OVC in his first season. He will go on to lead Tech to five Ohio Valley Conference championships. The mark will be tied four years later. STADIUM RECORD ATTENDANCE FOR A SEASON OPENER: He has covered numerous NCAA championship events, including the FCS Championship and College World Series. December 2, 2015 -- Watson Brown retires as the head coach at Tech, ending a 43-year career, including nine seasons at the helm of the Golden Eagle program, as well as stops at Vanderbilt, Cincinnati, Rice, UAB and Austin Peay. It is the second – and last time to date – that Tech had two players drafted in the NFL Draft in the same season. "Putty" Overall is one of the inaugural inductees to the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. Here are the 25 largest capacity stadiums that serve as primary homes for college football teams entering the 2020 season. 1918 – W. Ellis Simmons was hired to coach football, basketball and baseball. 2018 – The Alexander era begins with a rebuilding project on the team. Jones AT&T Stadium, previously known as Clifford B. and Audrey Jones Stadium and Jones SBC Stadium, is an outdoor athletic stadium on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, United States, built in the style of Spanish Renaissance architecture.It is the home field of the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team of the Big 12 Conference. September 30, 1972 – Jim Youngblood records a school-record 23 tackles as Tech defeats UT Martin 13-10. 1982 – Don Wade calls it a career at Tech, following a 3-8 season, 1-6 in the Ohio Valley Conference. The team establishes the Robert Hill Johnson Award, its highest honor, and Flavious Smith becomes the first winner. Nebraska owns the NCAA record for most consecutive sellouts at its home stadium, moving its current mark up to 375 games entering the 2020 season. 1965 – Lonnie Warwick signs as a free agent with the Minnesota Vikings and becomes a member of the famed "Purple People Eaters" defensive unit as a five-year starter. 1975 – Tech goes 8-3 and 6-1 in the Ohio Valley Conference to win their ninth conference title. The stadium also allows for further expansion that would provide an increase of approximately 40,000 seats, putting capacity over the 70,000 mark. 2 Consecutive Vanderbilt games have featured a record-breaking performance by QB Ken Seals. January 14, 1952 – Robert Hill Johnson, a student and assistant coach, is killed in a car crash. That was set in 1973 at the 59th Rose Bowl Game, which saw USC defeat Ohio State 42-17. 1993 – Don Wade with a Tech single-season record for points in a victory. Later, Tech 6-2-1 Strickland ( 1933-36 ) is the first nationally televised from. 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