Nicholls State Colonels

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Nicholls State Colonels
Logo
University Nicholls State University
Conference Southland Conference
NCAA Division I, Division I FCS
Athletic director Rob Bernardi
Location Thibodaux, LA
Varsity teams 14
Football stadium Manning Field at John L. Guidry Stadium
Basketball arena Stopher Gym
Baseball stadium Ray E. Didier Field
Other arenas Atchafalaya Golf Course at Idlewild
Nicholls Soccer Complex
Colonels Softball Complex
Colonels Tennis Complex
Mascot Colonel Tillou
Nickname Colonels
Fight song Nicholls State Colonels
Colors
     Red       Gray
Website www.geauxcolonels.com

The Nicholls State Colonels are composed of 14 teams representing Nicholls State University in intercollegiate athletics, including men and women's basketball, cross country and tennis. Men's sports include baseball, football and golf. Women's sports include volleyball, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, soccer and softball. The Colonels compete in the NCAA's Division I and the Colonels football team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The Colonels sports teams are members of the Southland Conference.[1]

Sports[edit]

Men's Women's
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross country
Cross country Soccer
Football Softball
Golf Tennis
Tennis Track and field (indoor)
Track and field (outdoor)
Volleyball

Teams[edit]

Baseball[edit]

The Nicholls State Colonels baseball team is a varsity intercollegiate athletic team of Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. The team is a member of the Southland Conference, which is part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I.[2][3] Nicholls State's first baseball team was fielded in 1960. The team plays its home games at 3,200-seat Ray E. Didier Field and are coached by Seth Thibodeaux.


Men's basketball[edit]

The Nicholls State Colonels men's basketball team represents Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Southland Conference, which is part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I.[4] Nicholls State's first men's basketball team was fielded in 1958. The team plays its home games at 3,800-seat Stopher Gym and are coached by J. P. Piper.

Women's basketball[edit]

The Nicholls State Colonels women's basketball team represents Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Southland Conference, which is part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I.[5] Nicholls State's first women's basketball team was fielded in 1974-1975. The team plays its home games at 3,800-seat Stopher Gym and are coached by DoBee Plaisance.


Cross Country[edit]

The Nicholls State Colonels cross country program represents Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States. The program includes separate men's and women's cross country teams, both of which compete in the Southland Conference, which is part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I.[6] The teams are coached by Heather Van Norman.[7]


Football[edit]

The Nicholls State Colonels football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Nicholls State University located in Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Southland Conference. Nicholls State's first football team was fielded in 1972. The team plays its home games at the 10,500 seat Manning Field at John L. Guidry Stadium in Thibodaux, Louisiana. The Colonels are coached by Charlie Stubbs.[8]


Golf[edit]

The Nicholls State Colonels golf team represents Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Southland Conference, which is part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I.[9] The team play their home matches at the Atchafalaya Golf Course at Idlewild in Patterson, Louisiana[10] and are currently led by head coach James Schilling.[11]


Soccer[edit]

The Nicholls State Colonels soccer team represents Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Southland Conference, which is part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I.[12] Nicholls State's first volleyball team was fielded in 1998. The team plays its home games at the 1,000-seat Nicholls Soccer Complex and are coached by Dylan Harrison.


Softball[edit]

The Nicholls State Colonels softball team represents Nicholls State University in NCAA Division I college softball. The team participates in the Southland Conference. Nicholls State's first softball team was fielded in 1981. The team plays its home games at the 500-seat Colonel Softball Complex and are coached by Angel Santiago.[13]


Volleyball[edit]

The Nicholls State Colonels volleyball team represents Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Southland Conference, which is part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I.[14] Nicholls State's first volleyball team was fielded in 1975. The team plays its home games at 3,800-seat Stopher Gym and are coached by Tommy Harold.

Athletic facilities[edit]

Championships[edit]

Conference championships

  • Baseball
    Regular Season: 1974, '76, '84, '85
    Tournament: 1998
  • Men's Basketball
    Regular Season: 1995, '98
    Tournament: 1995, '98
  • Football
    1975, '84, 2005
  • Softball
    Regular Season: 1992, '94-'96
    Tournament: 1996, '97

Nicholls State Colonels Traditions[edit]

Nicholls State University Alma Mater[edit]

All hail to thee, our Alma Mater,
We raise thy glorious name on high.
The echo of thy spirit rises,
And fills devotion’s cloudless sky.
To thee we pledge our loyalty
Through all the years that are to be.
Hail to Nicholls, Alma Mater,
Our hearts are thine and thine shall be.

The Pride of Nicholls Marching Band[edit]

The Pride of Nicholls Marching Band is the marching band which represents Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

Colonel Tillou[edit]

Main article: Colonel Tillou

Colonel Tillou is the official athletics mascot for Nicholls State University. The modern version of Col. Tillou wears a bright red uniform topped off with a contemporary-style military officer's cap.

Nicholls Colonelettes and Colorguard[edit]

The Colonelettes are the Nicholls dance team. This group performs at all home football games, one away football game, and all home basketball games. They participate in all pep rallies.[22]

The Colorguard performs at all home football games.

Nicholls Cheerleaders[edit]

The Nicholls State Colonels cheerleading squad is an all coed squad. The cheerleaders perform at football games, basketball games and pep rallies in addition to a number of public relations and charitable events each year.[23]

Nicholls State University Athletics Hall of Fame[edit]

The purpose of the Nicholls State University Athletics Hall of Fame is to strengthen and perpetuate athletic tradition at the university. Members in the Athletics Hall of Fame shall consist only of those outstanding persons whose dedication and performance merit the great honors that the University can bestow.[24]

The Hall of Fame is located on the campus of Nicholls State University in the Frank L. Barker Athletic Building.

Colonel Athletic Association[edit]

The mission of the Colonel Athletic Association is to provide expanded opportunities for the Nicholls State University student athletes.[25] The CAA supplements student-athlete scholarships and other important needs such as:

  • Providing scholarships and financial aid for deserving student-athletes
  • Attracting and retaining qualified coaches for all of the Nicholls' NCAA Division I athletic programs
  • Maintaining and improving facilities through enhancement, renovation and new construction
  • Ensuring that each of our student athletes in our 14 sports receives top-of-the-line equipment, uniforms, and physical and sport training to maximize their ability to compete at the NCAA Division I level.

Athletic directors[edit]

Name Years Served
Morris Osburn 1958–1960
James Hall 1960–1963
Raymond Didier 1963–1978
Don Landry 1978–1987
Phil Greco 1987–1993
Mike Knight 1993–1998
Stan Williamson 1998–2000
Rob Bernardi 2000–present

References[edit]

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  2. ^ http://geauxcolonels.com/documents/2013/1/19/2013_Info_Guide.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.webcitation.org/648Jn4NgD
  4. ^ http://geauxcolonels.com/documents/2012/11/5/2012-13_MBB_Info_Guide.pdf
  5. ^ http://www.geauxcolonels.com/index.aspx?tab=womensbasketball&path=wbball
  6. ^ http://www.geauxcolonels.com/index.aspx?tab=menscrosscountry&path=mcross
  7. ^ http://www.geauxcolonels.com/coaches.aspx?rc=283&path=mcross
  8. ^ http://geauxcolonels.com/sports/2012/8/13/FB_0813121309.aspx?path=football
  9. ^ "Nicholls State University Athletics - Story Archives". Geauxcolonels.com. Retrieved 2013-08-24. 
  10. ^ "Golf Course | The Atchfalaya at Idlewild - Louisiana Golf". Atchafalayagolf.com. Retrieved 2013-08-24. 
  11. ^ "Nicholls State University Athletics - 2013-14 Men's Golf Coaching Staff". Geauxcolonels.com. Retrieved 2013-08-24. 
  12. ^ http://www.geauxcolonels.com/documents/2013/7/30/2013_Nicholls_Soccer_Quick_Facts.pdf
  13. ^ "Colonel Softball Earns Split with SFA". GeauxColonels.com. March 23, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-10. 
  14. ^ http://www.geauxcolonels.com/documents/2013/7/30/2013_Nicholls_Volleyball_Quick_Facts.pdf
  15. ^ http://www.geauxcolonels.com/documents/2012/11/5/2012-13_MBB_Info_Guide.pdf
  16. ^ a b 2010 Baseball Media Guide. Nicholls State Office of Media Relations for Athletics. p. 1. 
  17. ^ "Nicholls Athletics Facilities Photo Gallery". Geaux Colonels. Nicholls State University Athletic Department. Archived from the original on 2011-12-23. Retrieved 23 December 2011. 
  18. ^ http://www.nicholls.edu/documents/campus_maps/nicholls_map_3D_color.pdf
  19. ^ http://www.geauxcolonels.com/documents/2013/5/9/2013_SB_Media_Guide.pdf
  20. ^ http://www.geauxcolonels.com/custompages/2013men/html/nich0413.htm
  21. ^ http://www.geauxcolonels.com/custompages/2013women/html/nich0329.htm
  22. ^ http://www.nicholls.edu/music/ensembles/marching-band/teams/
  23. ^ http://www.nicholls.edu/cheerleaders/
  24. ^ http://www.geauxcolonels.com/sports/2010/7/31/GEN_0731102146.aspx
  25. ^ http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e7ndt9ip651e6d03&llr=eq7gw7cab

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