Bucknell Bison football

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Bucknell Bison football
AmericanFootball current event.svg 2021 Bucknell Bison football team
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First season 1883
Head coach Dave Cecchini
1st season, 3–8 (.273)
Stadium Christy Mathewson–Memorial Stadium
(capacity: 13,100)
Location Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Conference Patriot League
All-time record5605265 (.516)
Bowl record10 (1.000)
Conference titles1
Current uniform
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ColorsBlue and orange [1]
         
Website BucknellBison.com

The Bucknell Bison football team represents Bucknell University in college football at the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) level. Bucknell is a member of the Patriot League. Bucknell won the first Orange Bowl, 26–0, over the Miami Hurricanes on January 1, 1935.

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History

The Bucknell football team was established in 1883 after a group of students from Lafayette College journeyed west to play a group of students from the University at Lewisburg, as Bucknell University was then called. The Lewisburg students lost the game, 59–0, and did not play another game until 1887. In 1918, Bucknell had its first of its three undefeated seasons. On October 10, 1925, Bucknell played George Washington at home on the day that Christy Mathewson was buried in Lewisburg. In his honor, there was no cheering in the first quarter. In 1931 Clarke Hinkle led Bucknell to a 6–0–3 record. [2] In 1960, the team won its first Lambert Cup. In 1989, the newly renovated Christy Mathewson–Memorial Stadium was renamed in Mathewson's honor. In 1996, Bucknell won its first conference championship. Bucknell football celebrated its seventh-straight winning season in 2001.

Classifications

Conference memberships

Individual award winners

College Football Hall of Fame

PlayerPositionCareerYear inducted
Clarke Hinkle FB 1929–19311971

Pro Football Hall of Fame

PlayerPositionBucknell careerNFL team(s)NFL careerYear inducted
Clarke Hinkle FB 1929–1931 Green Bay Packers 1932–19411971

Future non-conference opponents

Announced schedules as of May 17, 2020. [3]

202020212022202320242025
at Army Cornell Towson VMI at VMI VMI
Villanova at Army at VMI
at Penn
at Princeton
  Cornell

Related Research Articles

Bucknell University Private liberal arts college in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Bucknell University is a private liberal arts college in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. The university consists of the College of Arts and Sciences, Freeman College of Management, and the College of Engineering. Bucknell was founded in 1846, and features programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, engineering, management, education, and music, as well as programs and pre-professional advising that prepare students for study in law and medicine. It offers nearly 50 majors and over 60 minors. South of central Lewisburg, the 445-acre (1.80 km2) campus is along the west bank of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, at an elevation of 530 feet (160 m) above sea level.

Christy Mathewson–Memorial Stadium

Christy Mathewson–Memorial Stadium is a 13,100-seat multi-purpose stadium at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Originally built in 1924, the stadium was renovated and renamed in honor of Mathewson in 1989. It is home to the Bucknell Bison football team from the Patriot League and the Lewisburg Area High School Green Dragons football team. It is named for Christy Mathewson, a Bucknell alumnus who went on to become a Hall of Fame pitcher for the New York Giants in the early 20th century. Mathewson was on the Walter Camp All-American football team as a kicker while a student at Bucknell.

Bucknell Bison

The Bucknell Bison are the athletic teams that represent Bucknell University. The program is a member of the Patriot League for most NCAA Division I sports and Division I FCS in football.

The 1990 Bucknell Bison football team was an American football team that represented Bucknell University during the 1990 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Bucknell tied for second in the newly renamed Patriot League.

The 1991 Bucknell Bison football team was an American football team that represented Bucknell University during the 1991 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Bucknell finished second-to-last in the Patriot League.

The 1992 Bucknell Bison football team was an American football team that represented Bucknell University during the 1992 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Bucknell tied for last in the Patriot League.

The 1993 Bucknell Bison football team was an American football team that represented Bucknell University during the 1993 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Bucknell finished third in the Patriot League.

The 1994 Bucknell Bison football team was an American football team that represented Bucknell University during the 1994 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Bucknell tied for second-to-last in the Patriot League.

The 1995 Bucknell Bison football team was an American football team that represented Bucknell University during the 1995 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Bucknell finished second in the Patriot League.

The 1996 Bucknell Bison football team was an American football team that represented Bucknell University during the 1996 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Bucknell won the Patriot League championship, its first.

The 1997 Bucknell Bison football team was an American football team that represented Bucknell University during the 1997 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Bucknell finished second in the Patriot League.

The 1998 Bucknell Bison football team was an American football team that represented Bucknell University during the 1998 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Bucknell tied for third in the Patriot League.

The 1999 Bucknell Bison football team was an American football team that represented Bucknell University during the 1999 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Bucknell finished fourth in the Patriot League.

The 2000 Bucknell Bison football team was an American football team that represented Bucknell University during the 2000 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Bucknell finished fifth in the Patriot League.

The 2001 Bucknell Bison football team was an American football team that represented Bucknell University during the 2001 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Bucknell finished fourth in the Patriot League.

The 2002 Bucknell Bison football team was an American football team that represented Bucknell University during the 2002 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Bucknell finished last in the Patriot League.

The 2003 Bucknell Bison football team was an American football team that represented Bucknell University during the 2003 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Bucknell tied for third in the Patriot League.

The 2004 Bucknell Bison football team was an American football team that represented Bucknell University during the 2004 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Bucknell tied for third in the Patriot League.

The 2005 Bucknell Bison football team was an American football team that represented Bucknell University during the 2005 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Bucknell finished last in the Patriot League.

The 2007 Bucknell Bison football team was an American football team that represented Bucknell University during the 2007 NCAA Division I FCS football season. Bucknell tied for last in the Patriot League.

References

  1. "Bucknell University Brand Guidelines" . Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  2. "W. Clarke Hinkle Biography". bucknellbison.com. Bucknell University. Retrieved July 22, 2016.
  3. "Bucknell Bison Football Future Schedules". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved November 22, 2019.