Central Methodist Eagles

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Central Methodist Eagles
University Central Methodist University
Conference Heart of America Athletic Conference
NAIA Region V
Athletic director Brian Spielbauer
Location Fayette, MO
Varsity teams 15
Football stadium Davis Field
Basketball arena Puckett Field House
Baseball stadium Estes Baseball Field
Mascot Eddie the Eagle
Nickname Eagles
Colors Green and white
Website www.cmueagles.com

The Central Methodist Eagles are the athletic teams of Central Methodist University, located in Fayette, Missouri. CMU is currently a Division I NAIA school in the Heart of America Conference.[1]


Softball (women's)[edit]

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.

Basketball (men's)[edit]

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.

Fight song[edit]

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.


  1. ^ Zutavern, Kelcey (April 20, 2011). "Central Methodist Softball Clinches HAAC Regular-Season Championship". KOMU. Retrieved July 2011. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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