Canisius Golden Griffins football

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Canisius Golden Griffins
Canisius Golden Griffins.svg
First season 1918
Last season 2002
Athletic director N/A
Head coach N/A
Home stadium Demske Field
Stadium capacity 1,200
Stadium surface AstroTurf
Location Buffalo, NY
League NCAA Division I-AA
Conference Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
All-time record 241–251–26 (.490)
Postseason bowl record 0–1 (.000)
Claimed national titles 0
Conference titles 7
Division titles 0
Heisman winners 0
Colors

Blue and Gold

          
Rivals Buffalo Bulls
Duquesne Dukes
Georgetown Hoyas
Marist Red Foxes
Niagara Purple Eagles
St. Bonaventure Brown Indians
Website GoGriffs.com
For information on all Canisius College sports, see Canisius Golden Griffins

The Canisius Golden Griffins football program were the intercollegiate American football team for Canisius College located in Buffalo, New York. The team competed in the NCAA Division I-AA and were members of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The school's first football team was fielded in 1918. Canisius participated in football from 1918–1949, and again from 1975–2002, compiling an all-time record of 241–251–26.[1] At the conclusion of the 2002 season, the Canisius football program was discontinued, along with seven other school athletic programs, as part of an effort to overhaul and streamline the school's athletic department.[2][3]

History[edit]

Notable former players[edit]

Notable alumni include:

Year-by-year results[edit]

Championships[edit]

Conference championships[edit]

Conference affiliations:

Year Conference Coach Overall Record Conference Record
1934 Western New York Little Three Conference William Joy 4–2–0 2–0–0
1936 Western New York Little Three Conference William Joy 7–1–0 2–0–0
1939 Western New York Little Three Conference James B. Wilson 4–1–1 2–0–0
1941 Western New York Little Three Conference (Co-Championship) James B. Wilson 3–4–1 1–1–0
1947 Western New York Little Three Conference Earl Brown 7–2–0 2–0–0
1948 Western New York Little Three Conference James B. Wilson 7–2–1 2–0–0
1949 Western New York Little Three Conference (Co-Championship) James B. Wilson 5–2–0 2–1–0
Total conference championships 7

Bowl game appearances[edit]

Season Date Bowl W/L Opponent PF PA Coach Notes
1948 December 5, 1948 Great Lakes Bowl L John Carroll 13 14 James B. Wilson notes
Total 1 bowl game 0–1 13 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canisius Historical Data". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 
  2. ^ "Football Programs a Dying Breed at Small D-1 Schools". championshipsubdivisionnews.com. October 16, 2008. Retrieved 2012-05-13. 
  3. ^ "Maher played football at Canisius". ESPN. May 10, 2005. Retrieved 2012-05-13. 

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