Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks

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Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks
Logo
University University of Louisiana at Monroe
Conference Sun Belt Conference
NCAA Division I-A (FBS)
Athletic director Brian Wickstrom
Location Monroe, LA
Varsity teams 16 (7 Men's, 9 Women's)[1]
Football stadium Malone Stadium
Arena Fant–Ewing Coliseum
Baseball stadium Warhawk Field
Mascot Ace the Warhawk
Nickname Warhawks
Fight song Cheer for Northeast
Colors
     Maroon       Gold
Website www.ulmwarhawks.com

The Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks (ULM Warhawks) are the sports teams of the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 14 sports: baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, football, men's and women's golf, women's soccer, softball, men's and women's track and field, women's tennis, and volleyball. The athletic director for the Warhawks is Brian Wickstrom, who took the position on July 2, 2013.[2] Since 2006, the ULM has competed as a full member of the Sun Belt Conference.

Renaming[edit]

On January 30, 2006, university president James Cofer announced officially that ULM would be retiring the 75-year-old "Indians" mascot in light of new NCAA restrictions against American Indian-themed mascots, which the NCAA considers "hostile and abusive" to Native Americans, despite issuing an appeal to the NCAA to keep the name after the NCAA's ruling allowing FSU to keep their Seminoles nickname.[3][4] This came a few days after a mascot committee voted unanimously in favor of the change. The university accepted suggestions for the new mascot through February 28, 2006. The mascot committee then selected 12 semifinalists.[5]

An online poll, available to students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and the public, yielded three semifinalists: "Warhawks," "Bayou Gators" and "Bayou Hawks."[6] The school's mascot committee passed a single recommendation to the university president, who made the final decision. Warhawks was announced as ULM's new mascot on April 5, 2006 and implemented on June 26, 2006.[7] The new nickname honors Maj. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault, an LSU alumnus, and his Air Force unit from World War II, which utilized the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk in battle, although the logos primarily use bird imagery.

Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks compete in the following NCAA sports
Men's sports Women's sports
Sport Division Conference Sport Division Conference
Baseball I Sun Belt Softball I Sun Belt
Basketball I Sun Belt Basketball I Sun Belt
Cross country I Sun Belt Cross country I Sun Belt
Football I FBS Sun Belt Soccer I Sun Belt
Golf I Sun Belt Volleyball I Sun Belt
Tennis I Sun Belt Tennis I Sun Belt
Track & field (indoor) I Sun Belt Track & field (indoor) I Sun Belt
Track & field (outdoor) I Sun Belt Track & field (outdoor) I Sun Belt


Conference championships[edit]

ULM Confrence Championships
Year Sport

1959 Men's outdoor track and field
1959 Men's cross country
1960 Men's outdoor track and field
1961 Men's cross country
1962 Men's outdoor track and field
1962 Men's basketball
1962 Men's cross country
1963 Men's tennis
1963 Men's outdoor track and field
1964 Men's outdoor track and field
1964 Men's cross country
1964 Baseball
1964 Men's tennis
1965 Men's basketball
1965 Men's tennis
1965 Men's cross country
1966 Baseball
1968 Baseball
1968 Men's golf
1969 Men's outdoor track and field
1970 Baseball
1970 Men's outdoor track and field
1979 Men's basketball
1980 Men's basketabll
1980 Men's tennis
1981 Men's tennis
1982 Men's basketball
1982 Men's tennis
1982 Baseball
1982 Football
1983 Baseball
1983 Women's basketball
1984 Men's tennis
1984 Women's tennis
1984 Women's basketball
1985 Men's tennis
1985 Women's basketball
1985 Women's cross country
1986 Men's basketball
1986 Women's outdoor track and field
1986 Men's indoor track & field
1986 Softball
1986 Women's cross country
1987 Men's tennis
1987 Football (National Champions)
1987 Men's outdoor track & field
1987 Women's basketball
ULM Conference Championships
Year Sport

1987 Women's outdoor track & field
1987 Men's indoor track & field
1987 Women's indoor track & field
1988 Men's tennis
1988 Men's outdoor track & field
1988 Women's outdoor track & field
1988 Men's indoor track & field
1989 Men's tennis
1989 Women's outdoor track & field
1989 Women's indoor track & field
1990 Men's basketball
1990 Men's tennis
1990 Football
1991 Men's basketball
1991 Men's tennis
1991 Women's tennis
1992 Men's basketball
1992 Men's tennis
1992 Women's tennis
1992 Football
1993 Men's basketball
1993 Men's tennis
1993 Women's tennis
1994 Men's basketball
1994 Men's tennis
1995 Men's tennis
1995 Women's tennis
1995 Baseball
1996 Men's basketball
1996 Women's tennis
1996 Men's tennis
1996 Baseball
1997 Men's basketball
1997 Women's tennis
1997 Men's tennis
1997 Softball
1999 Baseball
2000 Baseball
2002 Baseball
2003 Women's tennis
2004 Men's golf
2005 Women's basketball
2005 Football
2007 Men's basketball
2008 Baseball
2012 Baseball

Men's sports[edit]

Baseball[edit]

The baseball team is coached by Jeff Schexnaider, and won the 2008 Sun Belt Conference Championship. The team's home field is Warhawk Field. In 2012, the Warhawks won the Sun Belt Conference Baseball Tournament and earned the conference's automatic bid to play in the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.

  • Conference Champions: 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1982, 1983, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2008, 2012

Men's basketball[edit]

  • Conference Champions: 1962, 1965, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2007

Men's cross country[edit]

Football[edit]

Warhawks playing field.

The Warhawks college football team dates back to 1931, and currently competes in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision.[8] Playing as a member of the Sun Belt Conference (Sun Belt), the Warhawks play their home games at Malone Stadium, located on the campus. Since December 2009, Todd Berry has served as the Warhawks' head coach.[9] As the Indians, Monroe captured or shared four Southland Conference championships and won the 1987 I-AA National Championship.[10][11]

The program has sent several players into the professional ranks, including Stan Humphries, Bubby Brister, Chris Harris, Doug Pederson, Marty Booker, Teddy Garcia, Roosevelt Potts, Joe Profit, Cardia Jackson and Smokey Stover into the National Football League, Steven Jyles into the Canadian Football League and Raymond Philyaw into the Arena League.

2012 was the first season since moving to the Football Bowl Subdivision that Louisiana–Monroe had a winning season.

  • National Champions (FCS): 1987
  • Conference Champions: 1982, 1987, 1990, 1992, 2005

Men's golf[edit]

  • Conference Champions: 1968, 2004

Men's tennis[edit]

  • Conference Champions: 1963, 1964, 1965, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997

Men's track and field[edit]

  • Outdoor Track Conference Champions: 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1969, 1970, 1987, 1988
  • Indoor Track Conference Champions: 1986, 1987, 1988
  • Cross Country Conference Champions: 1959, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965

Women's sports[edit]

Women's basketball[edit]

  • Conference Champions: 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 2005

Women's cross country[edit]

Women's golf[edit]

Sand vollyball[edit]

Women's soccer[edit]

Softball[edit]

Conference Championships: 1986, 1997

Women's tennis[edit]

  • Conference Champions: 1984, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2003

Women's track and field[edit]

  • Cross Country Conference Champions: 1985, 1986
  • Outdoor Track Conference Champions: 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989
  • Indoor Track Conference Champions: 1987, 1989

Volleyball[edit]

Non–varsity sports[edit]

Water Skiing[edit]

The University of Louisiana at Monroe Water Ski Team has been the dominant ski team since the inception of collegiate water ski competition in 1979, capturing 20 National Championship titles over the past 29 years.

Rivalries[edit]

Football[edit]

Football rivalries involving Warhawk sports teams include:

Teams Rivalry Name Trophy Meetings Record Series Leader Current Streak
Arkansas State Louisiana–Monroe Trail of Tears Classic 33 19–14 Arkansas State Arkansas State won 2
Louisiana–Lafayette Louisiana–Monroe Battle on the Bayou Wooden Boot 47 25–23 Louisiana–Lafayette Louisiana–Lafayette won 5
Louisiana Tech Louisiana–Monroe Louisiana Tech–Louisiana–Monroe football rivalry 43 13–30 Louisiana Tech Louisiana Tech won 8
Northwestern State Louisiana–Monroe Louisiana–Monroe–Northwestern State football rivalry 48 19–28–1 Northwestern State Northwestern State won 2

Facilities[edit]

Athletic venues and facilities include:

Warhawks Sports Radio Network[edit]

Louisiana–Monroe launched the Warhawk Sports Radio Network in 2007. The Network is a series of radio networks that provide access to sporting events throughout Norhteast Louisiana. Three Monroe radio stations, K-104, Talk 540 and KRJO 1680 AM, provide play by play radio commentary. The full list of participating stations are:

  • KJLO 104.1 FM in Monroe (Football)
  • KMLB 540 AM in Monroe (Baseball)
  • KRJO 1680 AM in Monroe (Basketball)

Even though the games are only broadcast by Monroe stations, games can be heard in Minden and Alexandria, Louisiana, Vicksburg and Natchez, Mississippi, and El Dorado, Arkansas.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ulmathletics.com/
  2. ^ Leffew, Jon. "La-Monroe to become full SBC member." 7/21/04. Story. The Sidelines. Retrieved on September 7, 2008.
  3. ^ Louisiana-Monroe will ask to stay as Indians - College Sports - ESPN
  4. ^ "Louisiana-Monroe will appeal nickname ban." 8/25/05. Story. USA Today. Retrieved on September 7, 2008.
  5. ^ "Mascot Semifinalists." 4/6/08. Semifinalists. University of Louisiana at Monroe. Retrieved on September 7, 2008.
  6. ^ "Executive Summary." Mascot Change Online Poll Results. University of Louisiana at Monroe. Retrieved on September 7, 2008.
  7. ^ "The ULM Warhawk." Website. Retrieved on September 7, 2008.
  8. ^ "NCAA Sports Sponsorship". NCAA. Retrieved August 21, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Louisiana-Monroe hires Berry". ESPN.com. Associated Press. December 16, 2009. Retrieved August 21, 2011. 
  10. ^ 2011 ULM Football Fan Guide. Monroe, Louisiana: ULM Media Relations Office. 2011. p. 179. Retrieved August 21, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Louisianans Rally To Win I-AA Title". The New York Times. Associated Press. December 21, 1987. Retrieved August 21, 2011. 

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