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The Truman Bulldogs football program represents Truman State University in college football and competes in the Division II level of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). In 2013, Truman became a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference and has remained in the league. Prior to this, Truman was in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association from 1924 to 2012. TSU's home games are played at Stokes Stadium in Kirksville, Missouri.

Truman Bulldogs football
Truman Athletics wordmark.svg
First season1900
Athletic directorJerry Wollmering
Head coachGreg D. Nesbitt
6th season, 25–29 (.463)
StadiumStokes Stadium
(Capacity: 4,000)
Year built1939
Field surfaceAstroturf
LocationKirksville, Missouri
NCAA divisionDivision II
ConferenceGreat Lakes Valley Conference
Past conferencesMid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
All-time record551–393–34 (.581)
Bowl record1–0–0 (1.000)
Conference titles27
ColorsPurple and White[1]
         
Websitetrumanbulldogs.com

Contents

HistoryEdit

Truman's football program dates back to 1900 when the program went 3–2–1.[2] Since their inaugural season the Bulldogs claim 27 conference championships.[3]

Conference affiliationsEdit

StadiumEdit

The Bulldogs have played their home games at Stokes Stadium since 1930. Stokes Stadium was named for a former physics professor. The current capacity of the stadium is at 4,000.[4]

ChampionshipsEdit

Conference championship seasonsEdit

Year Conference Coach Overall Record Conference Record
1924 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association H. L. McWilliams 2–0–2 4–3–2
1927 Don Faurot 8–1–0 4–0–0
1928† 7–2–1 3–0–1
1929 5–3–1 3–0–0
1930 5–5–0 3–0–0
1932 8–0–0 4–0–0
1933 9–0–0 4–0–0
1934 8–0–0 4–0–0
1935 Fred Faurot 7–2–0 5–0–0
1936 7–0–0 5–0–0
1951† Maurice Wade 7–1–1 4–0–1
1952† 7–1–0 4–1–0
1953 6–2–0 5–0–0
1954 7–1–0 5–0–0
1960 8–1–0 5–0–0
1961 9–1–0 5–0–0
1964 7–2–0 5–0–0
1965 8–2–0 5–0–0
1969† Russ Sloan 6–2–1 4–1–0
1970† 7–2–0 5–1–0
1971 9–1–0 6–0–0
1976† Ron Taylor 5–3–1 4–1–1
1981 Bruce Craddock 6–4–0 4–1–0
1982 9–2–0 5–0–0
1985 Jack Ball 8–3–0 5–0–0
1988† 7–3–0 5–1–0
2016† Great Lakes Valley Conference Greg D. Nesbitt 8–3 7–1
Total Conference Championships: 27 (26, MIAA, 1 GLVC)
† Denotes co-champions

Bowl gamesEdit

# Season Game Result Opponent Stadium Location
1 1961 Mineral Water Bowl W 22–8 Parsons Roosevelt Stadium Excelsior Springs, Missouri


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Truman State University Athletics Style Guide (PDF). May 15, 2015. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  2. ^ http://trumanbulldogs.com/documents/2014/6/24/14FBRecordBook.pdf
  3. ^ "2014 record book"
  4. ^ "Stokes Stadium/Gardner Track". Truman State University. August 13, 2010. Retrieved March 24, 2015.

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