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Gardner–Webb Runnin' Bulldogs football

The Gardner–Webb Runnin' Bulldogs football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Gardner–Webb University in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Big South Conference.[2] Gardner–Webb's first football team was fielded in 1970. The team plays its home games at the 9,000-seat Ernest W. Spangler Stadium in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. The Runnin' Bulldogs are coached by Carroll McCray.

Gardner–Webb Runnin' Bulldogs
2018 Gardner–Webb Runnin' Bulldogs football team
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First season1970
Athletic directorChuck Burch
Head coachCarroll McCray
6th season, 24–44 (.353)
StadiumErnest W. Spangler Stadium
(Capacity: 9,000)
Field surfaceTurf
LocationBoiling Springs, North Carolina
NCAA divisionDivision I FCS
ConferenceBig South Conference
All-time record212–224–3 (.486)
Conference titles2
ColorsRed and Black[1]



  • 1970–1992: NAIA Division I
  • 1991–1999: NCAA Division II
  • 2000–present: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS

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Notable alumni include:

  • Jim Garrison - American football head coach
  • Gabe Wilkins - defensive tackle for Green Bay Packers 1994–1997, San Francisco 49ers 1998–1999[3]


  1. ^ "GARDNER-WEBB ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS". May 25, 2017. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  2. ^ "Gardner-Webb Historical Data". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
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