Northeastern State RiverHawks

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Northeastern State RiverHawks
University Northeastern State University
Conference MIAA
NCAA Division II
Athletic director Tony Duckworth
Location Tahlequah, OK
Varsity teams 10
Football stadium Doc Wadley Stadium
Basketball arena Dobbins Fieldhouse
Mascot Rowdy the RiverHawk
Nickname RiverHawks
Fight song "Northeastern, Northeastern"
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The Northeastern State RiverHawks are the sports teams of Northeastern State University located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. They participate in the NCAA's Division II and in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA).[1]

Name Change[edit]

NSU announced on May 23, 2006 that they would be dropping "Redmen" in favor of a new mascot to represent the school.[2] Although the "Redmen" name was not deemed to be hostile or abusive towards Native Americans by the NCAA, restrictions connected to the use of American Indian nicknames could have affected future NSU athletic competitions had NSU not taken the initiative to comply before the Redmen name became an issue. The university announced its new athletic name as the RiverHawks on Nov. 14, 2006.[3]



For current information see 2014 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football season

Men's basketball[edit]

In 2003, the men's basketball team won the Division II national championship, beating Kentucky Wesleyan 75–64.[4]


The official mascot of Northeastern State Athletic teams is Rowdy the RiverHawk.[5]

Fight song[edit]

Northeastern, Northeastern is the official fight song for Northeastern State University.[6] The lyrics are listed below.


Northeastern, Northeastern,[6]
Your sons are staunch and true.[6]
Northeastern, Northeastern,[6]
We'll always stand by you.[6]
We'll fight boys, we'll win boys,[6]
For the green and white we'll stand.[6]
Northeastern, we love you,[6]
The best in all the land.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]


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