Bethune–Cookman Wildcats football

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Bethune–Cookman Wildcats football
2018 Bethune–Cookman Wildcats football team
Bethune–Cookman Wildcats logo.svg
First season 1925
Head coach Terry Sims
4th season, 20–12 (.625)
Stadium Municipal Stadium
(Capacity: 10,000)
Field surface Artificial turf
Location Daytona Beach, Florida
NCAA division Division I FCS
Conference MEAC
Conference titles 8
Rivalries Florida A&M
Colors Maroon and Gold[1]
Fight song Let's Go Wildcats
Mascot Wil D Cat
Marching band The Marching Wildcats

The Bethune–Cookman Wildcats football team represents Bethune–Cookman University in the sport of American football. The Wildcats compete in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) and the south division of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). They play their home games at Municipal Stadium (Daytona Beach). The Wildcats have won two black college football national championships and seven MEAC titles in the history of their football program.



  • 1951–1972: NCAA College Division
  • 1973–1979: NCAA Division II
  • 1980–present: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS

Conference memberships[edit]

Conference championships[edit]

Year Conference Overall record Conference record Head Coach
1984 MEAC 7–3 4–0 Larry Little
1988* MEAC 5–6 4–2 Larry Little
2002 MEAC 11–2 7–1 Alvin Wyatt
2010* MEAC 10–2 7–1 Brian Jenkins
2012 MEAC 8–3 8–0 Brian Jenkins
2013* MEAC 10–3 5–1 Brian Jenkins
2014* MEAC 9–3 6–2 Brian Jenkins
2015* MEAC 9–2 7–1 Terry Sims
Total 7
* Denotes a tie for first place and conference co-champion

Black College Football National Championships[edit]

The Wildcats have won two Black College Football National Championships, a mythical national championship won by the best black college football team(s) in the United States of America.

Year Conference Overall record Conference record Head Coach
2010 MEAC 10–2 7–1 Brian Jenkins
2013 MEAC 10–3 5–1 Brian Jenkins
Total 2

Division I-AA/FCS Playoffs results[edit]

The Wilcats have appeared in the I-AA/FCS playoffs five times with an overall record of 0–5.

Year Round Opponent Result
2002 First Round Georgia Southern L 0–34
2003 First Round Florida Atlantic L 24–32
2010 Second Round New Hampshire L 20–45
2012 First Round Coastal Carolina L 20–45
2013 First Round Coastal Carolina L 24–48

Alumni in the NFL[edit]

Over 30 Bethune–Cookman alumni have played in the NFL,[2] including:

Pro Football Hall of Fame[edit]

One former BCU football player has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Year inducted Player POS Seasons at BCU NFL team(s) Years with NFL team(s)
1993 Larry Little Guard 1963–1966 San Diego Chargers 1967–1968
Miami Dolphins 1969–1980


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