Northeastern State RiverHawks
|Northeastern State RiverHawks|
|University||Northeastern State University|
|Athletic director||Tony Duckworth|
|Football stadium||Doc Wadley Stadium|
|Basketball arena||Dobbins Fieldhouse|
|Mascot||Rowdy the RiverHawk|
|Fight song||"Northeastern, Northeastern"|
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).
NSU announced on May 23, 2006 that they would be dropping "Redmen" in favor of a new mascot to represent the school. 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.
- For current information see 2014 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football season
The official mascot of Northeastern State Athletic teams is Rowdy the RiverHawk.
Your sons are staunch and true.
We'll always stand by you.
We'll fight boys, we'll win boys,
For the green and white we'll stand.
Northeastern, we love you,
The best in all the land.
- Billy Bock, late baseball coach for four high schools winning nine state titles.
- Jarrett Byers, former St. Louis Rams wide receiver.
- Larry Coker, former head coach at the University of Miami.
- Bob Hudson, former NFL player.
- Ronnie Jones, American football coach.
- Derrick Moore, former NFL player.
- "Members: Northeastern State University". 2013. Retrieved Oct 19, 2013.
- "NSU Announces Plans to Find a New Mascot". NSU. Retrieved 2008-01-27.
- "It’s Official – It’s the NSU RiverHawks". NSU. Retrieved 2008-01-27.
- Redmen go 9-for-14 from 3-point range in second half - Men's College Basketball - ESPN
- Rowdy the RiverHawk
- "NSU Fight Song".