Northeastern State RiverHawks football

The Northeastern State RiverHawks football program represents Northeastern State University in college football and competes in the NCAA Division II. In 2012, Northeastern State became member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA), and has remained in the league.[2] NSU's home games are played at Doc Wadley Stadium in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Northeastern State RiverHawks football
Northeastern State RiverHawks football logo.svg
First season1909 (1909)
Athletic directorTony Duckworth
Head coachJ. J. Eckert
1st season, 0–0 (–)
StadiumDoc Wadley Stadium
(Capacity: 8,300)
FieldGable Field
Year built1915
Field surfaceFieldTurf
LocationTahlequah, Oklahoma
NCAA divisionDivision II
ConferenceThe MIAA
Past conferencesLone Star Conference
All-time record475–447–32 (.515)
Claimed nat'l titles2 (1958, 1994)
Conference titles21
RivalriesCentral Oklahoma
ColorsGreen and White[1]
Fight song"Northeastern, Northeastern"
MascotRowdy the RiverHawk
Marching bandRiverHawk Marching Band

Northeastern's football program dates back to 1909.[3] The RiverHawks claim twenty-one conference championships, and appeared in four NAIA football championships in 1958, 1980, 1994, and 1995.[4]

The team is currently coached by J. J. Eckert who will begin his tenure in 2019.[5]

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National championship seasonsEdit

Season Coach Selectors Record Bowl
1958 Harold Stratton NAIA Playoffs 11–0 Won NAIA Championship
1994 Tom Eckert 11–2 Won NAIA Championship
National Championships 2
  • Conference championships (21)


The Riverhawks have played their home games at Doc Wadley Stadium since 1964. The current capacity of the stadium is at 8,300.[6]

Northeastern State homecoming game, 2007

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Northeastern State University Graphic Standards (PDF). Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  2. ^ "Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association - Conference History". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Year by Year Results". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  4. ^ "2013 Northeastern State RIverHawks football media guide" (PDF). Northeastern State University. p. 97. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  5. ^ "NSU announced J.J. Eckert as Head Football Coach". Northeastern State University RiverHawks. December 10, 2018. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  6. ^ "2014 Northeastern State RIverHawks football media guide" (PDF). Northeastern State University. p. 21. Retrieved November 14, 2014.

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