Central Methodist Eagles
|Central Methodist Eagles|
|University||Central Methodist University|
|Conference||Heart of America Athletic Conference|
|Athletic director||Brian Spielbauer|
|Football stadium||Davis Field|
|Basketball arena||Puckett Field House|
|Baseball stadium||Estes Baseball Field|
|Mascot||Eddie the Eagle|
Green and white|
CMU Eagles softball head coach Pat Reardon became the winningest coach in the Heart of America Athletic Conference history, after a game-one win over Evangel (Mo.) on April 4, 2015, as he surpassed the Crusaders' Jerry Breaux. He also moved into the Top 10 on the NAIA active coaches wins list.
CMU Eagles men's basketball team first appeared in the NAIA tournament in 1943.
In the 1970s Central Methodist had a rugby team that enjoyed some national success. Roger B. Wilson, who later became Governor of Missouri, was a member of Central Methodist's rugby teams in the early 1970s. In that time Central Methodist regularly beat opponents such as the University of Missouri and posted the most lopsided victory in the history of sanctioned American rugby to that time (77-0 over St. Louis University). In 1973 Central Methodist won a regional rugby tournament by defeating the University of Missouri 32-4 in the championship game. Central Methodist then entered the national championship tournament, defeating the University of Notre Dame 24-10 and the University of Michigan 29-4 to reach the national semifinals. Central Methodist lost its semifinal match to the University of Illinois 13-3 but won the consolation match to finish third in the nation.
In the late spring of 2006 Central Methodist University adopted an official fight song written by Andrew Glover, a 1983 alumnus of Central Methodist College, called Fighting Eagles. The previous unofficial fight song had been Hail, Victory written by Central College alum and former drum major Robert Earl Stepp.
- Zutavern, Kelcey (April 20, 2011). "Central Methodist Softball Clinches HAAC Regular-Season Championship". KOMU. Retrieved July 2011. Check date values in: