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Harding Bisons football

The Harding Bisons football program represents Harding University in college football. The Bisons are a Division II school, where they are a member of the Great American Conference.[1][2]

Harding Bisons football
2017 Harding Bisons football team
First season1924 (1924)
Athletic directorGreg Harnden
Head coachPaul Simmons
1st season, 0–0 (–)
StadiumFirst Security Stadium
(Capacity: 5,000)
Field surfaceFieldTurf
LocationSearcy, Arkansas
NCAA divisionDivision II
ConferenceGreat American Conference
All-time record303–297–18 (.505)
Conference titles3
RivalriesArkansas Tech Wonderboys
Ouachita Baptist Tigers
ColorsBlack and Gold
         
Fight songTexas Fight
MascotBuff the Bison (mascot)
Websitehardingsports.com

Conference championshipsEdit

Year Conference Overall Record Conference Record
1972† Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference 10–1 5–0
1976† Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference 7–5 5–0
1989† Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference 7–4 4–1
2016 Great American Conference 11-0 11–0

† Denotes shared title.

Conference affiliations

No team from 1932–1958

Playoff appearancesEdit

The Bison have participated in the NCAA Division II Playoffs three times: 2014, 2016 and 2017.

Year Opponent Round Result
2014 Pittsburg State 1st Round L 42-59
2016 Central Missouri 1st Round W 48-31
2016 Sioux Falls 2nd Round W 27-24 (OT)
2016 Northwest Missouri State Quarterfinals L 0-35
2017 Indianapolis 1st Round W 27-24
2017 Ashland 2nd Round W 34-24
2017 Ferris State Quarterfinals W 16-14
2017 Texas A&M-Commerce Semifinals L 17-31

Bowl gamesEdit

The Bison have participated in three College Division bowl games.

Date Opponent Bowl Result
December 6, 1972 Langston Lions Cowboy Bowl W 30–27
December 4, 1976 Abilene Christian Wildcats San Jacinto Shrine Bowl L 12–22
December 13, 2013 Texas A&M–Commerce Lions Live United Texarkana Bowl W 44–3

List of head coachesEdit

  • Earl B. Thompson: 1925-1925 (1–3–0)
  • Clint Kercheville: 1926-1926 (2–5–1)
  • W.T. Henry: 1927-1927 (0–6–1)
  • Frank Turbeville: 1928-1928 (2–2–2)
  • Buck Arnold: 1929–1930 (7–6–2)
  • Paul Fiser: 1931-1931 (4–3–0)
  • Carl Allison: 1959–1963 (13–26–3)
  • John Prock: 1964–1987 (114–123–7)
  • Larry Richmond: 1988–1993 (37–25–1)
  • Randy Tribble: 1994–2007 (74–62–1)
  • Ronnie Huckeba: 2007–2016 (49–35–0)
  • Paul Simmons: 2017–Present (0–0–0)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Harding Historical Data". cfbdatawarehouse.com.
  2. ^ "The Official Site of Harding Athletics". hardingsports.com.

External linksEdit