|University||University of Louisiana at Monroe|
|Conference(s)||Sun Belt Conference|
|NCAA||Division I-A (FBS)|
|Athletics director||Brian Wickstrom|
|Varsity teams||16 (7 Men's, 9 Women's)|
|Football stadium||Malone Stadium|
|Basketball arena||Fant–Ewing Coliseum|
|Baseball stadium||Warhawk Field|
|Mascot||Ace the Warhawk|
|Fight song||Cheer for Northeast|
|Colors||Maroon and Gold
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. Since 2006, the ULM has competed as a full member of the Sun Belt Conference.
- 1 Renaming
- 2 Conference championships
- 3 Men's sports
- 4 Women's sports
- 5 Non–varsity sports
- 6 Rivalries
- 7 Facilities
- 8 References
- 9 External links
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. 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.
An online poll, available to students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and the public, yielded three semifinalists: "Warhawks," "Bayou Gators" and "Bayou Hawks."  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. 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|
|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|
The Warhawks college football team dates back to 1931, and currently competes in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision. 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. As the Indians, Monroe captured or shared four Southland Conference championships and won the 1987 I-AA National Championship.
The program has sent several players into the professional ranks, including Stan Humphries, Bubby Brister, Chris Harris, Doug Pederson, Marty Booker, Cardia Jackson and Smokey Stover into the National Football League, Steven Jyles into the Canadian Football League and Raymond Philyaw into the Arena League.
Conference Championships: 1962, 1965, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2007
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.
Men's track and field & cross country
Conference Championships: 1968, 2004
Conference Championships: 1986, 1997
Women's track and field
- Indoor 1987, 1989
- Outdoor, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989
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.
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|
Athletic venues and facilities include:
- Football: Malone Stadium
- Basketball: Fant–Ewing Coliseum
- Baseball: Warhawk Field
- Softball: ULM Softball Complex
- Soccer: ULM Soccer Complex
- Volleyball: ULM Sand Volleyball Courts & ULM Activity Center
- Track and Field: Groseclose Track at Brown Stadium
- Golf: Bayou Desiard Country Club
- Tennis: Raymond Heard Stadium
- Leffew, Jon. "La-Monroe to become full SBC member." 7/21/04. Story. The Sidelines. Retrieved on September 7, 2008.
- Louisiana-Monroe will ask to stay as Indians - College Sports - ESPN
- "Louisiana-Monroe will appeal nickname ban." 8/25/05. Story. USA Today. Retrieved on September 7, 2008.
- "Mascot Semifinalists." 4/6/08. Semifinalists. University of Louisiana at Monroe. Retrieved on September 7, 2008.
- "Executive Summary." Mascot Change Online Poll Results. University of Louisiana at Monroe. Retrieved on September 7, 2008.
- "The ULM Warhawk." Website. Retrieved on September 7, 2008.
- "NCAA Sports Sponsorship". NCAA. Retrieved August 21, 2011.
- "Louisiana-Monroe hires Berry". ESPN.com. Associated Press. December 16, 2009. Retrieved August 21, 2011.
- 2011 ULM Football Fan Guide. Monroe, Louisiana: ULM Media Relations Office. 2011. p. 179. Retrieved August 21, 2011.
- "Louisianans Rally To Win I-AA Title". The New York Times. Associated Press. December 21, 1987. Retrieved August 21, 2011.