Ottawa Braves

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Ottawa Braves
Ottawa Braves Logo.png
University Ottawa University
Conference(s) Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
NAIA Region IV
Athletic director Arabie Conner
Location Ottawa, KS
Varsity teams 16
Football stadium Peoples Bank Field
Basketball arena Wilson Field House
Nickname Braves
Fight song
Colors Black and Gold

         

Homepage www.ottawabraves.com

Ottawa University athletic teams are known as the Braves. They are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC).

Men's Sports Women's Sports
Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Track & Field
Wrestling
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track & Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Football[edit]

The Braves Offense line up against rival Baker Wildcats on August 25, 2012.

Ottawa University first put a football team on the field in 1891. As of the conclusion of the 2008 season, the total record of the football team is 117 years, 970 games, 502 victories, 421 defeats, 47 ties. The current 2009 season has the Braves 10-0 and conference champions. The first time in the history of the school that this has happened. They are currently ranked number 5 in the nation.[1] The current football coach is Kent Kessinger, who has held the position since the 2004 season.

The team plays their games at Peoples Bank Field[2]

Bowl games and postseason play[edit]

In 1972, Ottawa defeated the Friends University Falcons in the Mineral Water Bowl by a score of 27-20.[3]

Ottawa's football team has qualified for the 2009, 2010, and 2011 NAIA Football National Championship playoffs. This gives them three consecutive post-season appearances.[4]

Fight Song[edit]

O'er The Stands is the official fight song for Ottawa University.[5]

Lyrics

O’er the stands of shining yellow[5]
OU’s banners fly;[5]
Cheer on cheer like volley’d thunder[5]
Echoes to the sky.[5]
See, the OU tide is turning,[5]
Gaining more and more.[5]
Then fight, fight, fight,[5]
For we win tonight:[5]
OU forever more.[5]

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