Northern Colorado Bears football

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Northern Colorado Bears
2014 Northern Colorado Bears football team
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First season 1893
Head coach Earnest Collins, Jr.
(4th year)
Home stadium Nottingham Field
Stadium capacity 6,500
Location Greeley, Colorado
League NCAA Division I (FCS)
Conference Big Sky Conference
All-time record 418–425–27 (.496)
Postseason bowl record 0–0 (–)
Claimed national titles 2 (D-II)
Conference titles 0
Division titles 0
Heisman winners 0

Navy Blue and Gold

For information on all University of Northern Colorado sports, see Northern Colorado Bears

The Northern Colorado Bears football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the University of Northern Colorado located in the U.S. state of Colorado. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Big Sky Conference. The school's first football team was fielded in 1893. The team plays its home games at the 6,500 seat Nottingham Field. They are coached by Earnest Collins, Jr..


Notable former players[edit]

Notable alumni include:

Year-by-year results[edit]


National championships[edit]

Northern Colorado has made two appearances in the NCAA Division II National Championship Game. The Bears defeated Carson–Newman, 23-14 in 1996, and later defeated New Haven, 51-0 in 1997.

Year NCAA Division Coach Record National Championship Game Opponent PF PA Location
1996 II Joe Glenn 12-3 1996 Division II National Championship Game Carson–Newman 23 14 Florence, AL
1997 II Joe Glenn 13-2 1997 Division II National Championship Game New Haven 51 0 Florence, AL
Total national championships 2


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