|Lock Haven Bald Eagles|
|University||Lock Haven University|
|Conference|| Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC)|
Mid-American Conference (MAC) (wrestling only)
Atlantic 10 Conference (A10) (field hockey only)
|NCAA||Division II, Division I|
|Athletic director||Tom Gioglio|
|Location||Lock Haven, Pennsylvania|
|Football stadium||Hubert Jack Stadium|
|Basketball arena||Thomas Fieldhouse|
|Baseball stadium||Watkins Field|
|Softball stadium||Lawrence Field|
|Lacrosse stadium||Charlotte E. Smith Field|
|Wrestling arena||Thomas Fieldhouse|
|Colors||Crimson and White |
The Lock Haven Bald Eagles are the intercollegiate sports teams of Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, located in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. LHU participates in NCAA Division II as a member of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) for most sports. Field hockey and wrestling participate in NCAA Division I as members of the Atlantic 10 Conference and Mid-American Conference (MAC) respectively.
College athletics in the United States or college sports in the United States refers primarily to sports and athletic competition organized and funded by institutions of tertiary education.
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania (LHU) is a public university in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. Lock Haven University is one of the fourteen members of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The main campus consists of 200 acres (81 ha), and the branch campus covers 12.9 acres (5.2 ha). It offers 69 undergraduate programs and 4 graduate programs.
Lock Haven is the county seat of Clinton County, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Located near the confluence of the West Branch Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Creek, it is the principal city of the Lock Haven Micropolitan Statistical Area, itself part of the Williamsport–Lock Haven combined statistical area. At the 2010 census, Lock Haven's population was 9,772.
On Saturday, September 29, 2012, Lock Haven lost to the Shippensburg Raiders by a score of 49-6. With the loss Lock Haven took sole possession of the all-time NCAA Division II Football consecutive losing streak record at 47 games,with their last win occurring on November 3, 2007. The previous record of 46 was held by the Minnesota-Morris Cougars (who have since reclassified to Division III); that streak ran from November 14, 1998 - September 20, 2003. On November 10, 2012, the Lock Haven Bald Eagles defeated the Cheyney Wolves by a score of 15-7, ending their record losing streak at 52 games.
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Team National Championships:
|Field Hockey||1981, 1982, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2000|
|Soccer (M)||1977 (Division III), 1978 (Division III), 1980|
|Wrestling (M)||1961 (NAIA), 1963 (NAIA), 1966 (NAIA), 1967 (NAIA)|
Individual National Championships:
|Wrestling (M)||Gus DeAugustino||1953|
|Wrestling (M)||Gray Simons||1960, 1961, 1962|
|Wrestling (M)||Fred Powell||1964|
|Wrestling (M)||Bill Blacksmith||1966|
|Wrestling (M)||Ken Melchior||1968|
|Wrestling (M)||Cary Kolat||1996, 1997|
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