Texas–Arlington Mavericks football

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Texas–Arlington Mavericks
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First season 1919
Last season 1985
Athletic director N/A
Head coach N/A
Home stadium Maverick Stadium
Stadium capacity 15,000
Location Arlington, TX
League NCAA Division I-AA
Conference Southland Conference
All-time record 129–150–2 (.463)
Postseason bowl record 1–0 (1.000)
Claimed national titles 0
Conference titles 3 (1966, 1967, 1981)
Division titles 0
Heisman winners 0
Colors

Blue, White, and Orange

               
Rivals Lamar Cardinals
Website UTAMavs.com

The Texas–Arlington Mavericks football team represented the University of Texas at Arlington from the 1959 through 1985 seasons. Between 1919 through 1958, UTA competed as a junior college prior to moving to Division II in 1959 and ultimately Division I in 1971. UTA played its home games at multiple stadiums throughout their history with the most recent being Maverick Stadium, in Arlington, Texas.

History[edit]

See also List of UT Arlington Mavericks head football coaches

The UT Arlington football team traces its roots to 1919 when the program was established as the then Grubbs Vocational College Grubbworms from 1919 through 1922.[1] By 1923 Grubbs was renamed as the North Texas Agricultural College with the football team then playing as the Junior Aggies competing in the Central Texas Conference. As the Aggies, the program captured four conference championships through the 1948 season.[1] By 1949, the school would again change its name and mascot in competing as the Arlington State College Blue Riders through the 1950 season only to again change the mascot to the Rebels for the 1951 season.[1] Arlington would reach their zeinth as a junior college program in capturing both the 1956 and 1957 Junior Rose Bowls as national junior college champions.[2] Following the 1958 season, Arlington State became a four-year school and begin competition as a Division II school.[1]

After entering the Southland Conference as a charter member for the 1964 season, by 1966, the school officially became the University of Texas at Arlington.[1] As UTA won conference championships in 1966, 1967 and 1981 seasons in addition to winning their lone bowl game, the 1967 Pecan Bowl.[1] The program would be officially disbanded after an announcement by then university president Wendell Nedderman on November 26, 1985, citing financial loss as the primary impetus for its abandonment.[1]

Seasons[edit]

This listing includes only the seasons UTA competed as a four year college beginning with the 1959 season.

Conference Champions * Bowl game berth ^
Season Head coach Conference Season results Bowl result
Conference finish Wins Losses Ties
Texas-Arlington Mavericks
1959 Chena Gilstrap Division II Independent 4 3 0
1960 Division II Independent 9 2 0
1961 Division II Independent 7 3 0
1962 Division II Independent 4 6 0
1963 Division II Independent 1 8 0
1964 Southland Conference 5th 3 6 1
1965 Southland Conference 2nd 6 3 0
1966 * Burley Bearden Southland Conference 1st 6 4 0
1967 * Southland Conference 1st 10 1 0 Won 1967 Pecan Bowl against North Dakota State Bison, 13–0 ^
1968 Southland Conference 2nd 6 4 0
1969 Southland Conference 3rd 5 5 0
1970 Southland Conference 5th 0 10 0
1971 John Symank Southland Conference 7th 2 9 0
1972 Southland Conference 2nd 5 6 0
1973 Southland Conference 5th 4 6 0
1974 Harold Elliott Southland Conference 5th 1 10 0
1975 Southland Conference 5th 4 7 0
1976 Southland Conference 3rd 5 6 0
1977 Southland Conference 3rd 5 6 0
1978 Southland Conference 3rd 5 6 0
1979 Southland Conference 2nd 9 2 0
1980 Southland Conference 3rd 3 8 0
1981 * Southland Conference 1st 6 5 0
1982 Southland Conference 6th 3 8 0
1983 Southland Conference 5th 5 6 0
1984 Chuck Curtis Southland Conference 3rd 7 4 0
1985 Southland Conference 6th 4 6 1
Total 128 150 2 (only includes regular season games)
1 0 0 (only includes bowl games)
129 150 2 (all games)
References:[3]

Stadiums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Rychlik, Michael (December 29, 1999). "Rise & Fall - Plight of UTA football still hard for some to swallow". The Dallas Morning News. 
  2. ^ UTA Magazine Online, Legendary Coach and Athletic Director Dies
  3. ^ League History & Records 2008 Southland Conference Football Media Guide, southland.org. Accessed December 18, 2008.