Lincoln Blue Tigers

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Lincoln Blue Tigers
Logo
University Lincoln University (Missouri)
Conference MIAA
NCAA Division II
Athletic director Betty Kemna
Location Jefferson City, MO
Varsity teams 11
Football stadium Dwight T. Reed Stadium
Basketball arena Jason Gymnasium
Mascot Stripes
Nickname Blue Tigers
Fight song LU Fight Song
Colors
     Navy Blue       Grey
Website www.lubluetigers.com

The Lincoln Blue Tigers the sports teams of Lincoln University located in Jefferson City, Missouri. The Blue Tigers participate at the NCAA Division II level in Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). Lincoln competed in the MIAA from 1970 to 1999 when it left because it did not have a football team since 1989. The university competed in the Heartland Conference from 1999–2010, of which, Lincoln is a founding conference member. The school revitalized its football program and reentered the MIAA in 2010.[1]

Sports[edit]

Lincoln University offers the following sports for the students:[2]

Lincoln was one of two MIAA schools whose football team moved to the Great Lakes Valley Conference in 2014 under a scheduling alliance between the two conferences.[3]

Women's track and field[edit]

The Lincoln Blue Tigers women's track and field team made NCAA Division II history by winning the Outdoor Track and Field Championships five consecutive times, from 2003 to 2007. They won a sixth title in 2009 and a seventh in 2014.[4][5]

Mascot[edit]

The official mascot of Lincoln University Athletic teams is Stripes, a Blue Tiger.[6]

Songs[edit]

Fight song[edit]

Lincoln University doesn't have a name for their fight song, but it is sung to the tune of The Washington And Lee Swing.[7]

Lyrics

Oh yes we love the LU Blue and White
The Tiger roar, we all live for and fight!
We’ll wear our colors proud and brave and true
We’re Lincolnites, we’ll fight! And fight!
Fight!

So proud of Lincoln University
Proud children are and were and always will be
You guide us o to gain the victory
We love you ole LU.

Oh yes we love the LU Blue and White
The Tiger Roar, we all live for and fight!
We’ll wear our colors proud and brave and true
We’re Lincolnites, we’ll fight! And fight!

Oh yes we love Lincoln University
We yearn for what she stands and means
No other school, no university
Is like ole LU! FIGHT! FIGHT!

Word adaption by Mildred Robertson, Richard A. McCall, Sr., Robert Mitchell, Sr.[7]

Alma Mater[edit]

Sung to the tune of "Ach wie ist's möglich dann", an old German folk song published in 1827 and variously credited to Georg Heinrich or Friedrich Silcher Kuchen, Lincoln's fight song is called Lincoln, O, Lincoln. (The West Point and Wake Forest alma maters also use the same tune.)[7]

Lyrics

Lincoln, O, Lincoln
We thy proud children are;
Thou art our guiding star,
Lincoln believe.
Ours are hearts that yearn for thee
No matter where we be;
Morning, noon and always, we
Are Lincolnites.
Thy name, O, Lincoln
Shall e’er to us be dear.
Thy mem’ries sacred, near
Hold us to thee.

Thy honors ours shall be,
Thy cause when just shall we
With loyalty defend--
For thee we’d die.
Lincoln, O, Lincoln!
We thy proud children are;
Our hearts, both near and far
Love thee with delight.
No matter where we are;
Whether present, absent, far
Morning, noon, we always are
TRUE LINCOLNITES!

Notable alumni[edit]

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