Bucknell Bison football
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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.
|Bucknell Bison football|
|Head coach||Dave Cecchini |
4th season, 9–28 (.243)
|Stadium||Christy Mathewson–Memorial Stadium|
|All-time record||560–526–5 (.516)|
|Bowl record||1–0 (1.000)|
|Colors||Blue and orange|
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. 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.
- 1937: NCAA College Division
- 1938–1947: NCAA University Division
- 1948–1972: NCAA College Division
- 1973–1977: NCAA Division II
- 1978–present: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS
- 1881–1957: Independent
- 1958–1969: Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Corporation
- 1970–1972: Independent
- 1973–1977: Division II Independent
- 1978–1985: Division I–AA Independent
- 1986–present: Patriot League
Individual award winnersEdit
College Football Hall of FameEdit
Pro Football Hall of FameEdit
|Player||Position||Bucknell career||NFL team(s)||NFL career||Year inducted|
|Clarke Hinkle||FB||1929–1931||Green Bay Packers||1932–1941||1964|
Future non-conference opponentsEdit
Announced schedules as of January 1, 2022.
|at James Madison||at Navy||at Air Force||at VMI||VMI|
- ^ "Bucknell University Brand Guidelines". Retrieved March 16, 2018.
- ^ "W. Clarke Hinkle Biography". bucknellbison.com. Bucknell University. Retrieved July 22, 2016.
- ^ "Bucknell Bison Football Future Schedules". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved January 1, 2022.