Clarion Golden Eagles

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Clarion Golden Eagles
UniversityClarion University of Pennsylvania
ConferencePennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC)
Mid-American Conference (MAC) (wrestling only)
NCAADivision II
Division I (wrestling only)
Athletic directorWendy Snodgrass
LocationClarion, Pennsylvania
Varsity teams14
Football stadiumMemorial Stadium
Basketball arenaWaldo S. Tippin Gymnasium
NicknameGolden Eagles
ColorsBlue and Gold[1]

The Clarion Golden Eagles are the athletic teams that represent the Clarion University of Pennsylvania, located in Clarion, Pennsylvania, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Golden Eagles are members of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) for 13 of 14 varsity sports; the wrestling team competes in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) as a member of the NCAA's Division I. The Golden Eagles have been a member of the PSAC since its foundation in 1951.


Notable former Golden Eagles include Kurt Angle NCAA Division I Wrestling Champion and Olympic Wrestler; former UFC Champion Frankie Edgar who was a four-time NCAA Division I tournament qualifier; Reggie Wells, NFL offensive lineman; Cy Young winner Pete Vukovich; and Men's NCAA Division I Basketball Champion Coach at Kentucky John Calipari, a point guard for Clarion University from 1980-1982.


Varsity teams[edit]

List of teams[edit]

National championships[edit]


Association Division Sport Year Opponent/Runner-Up Score
NCAA Division II Women's Swimming and Diving (3)[2] 1984 UC Irvine 262–212
UC Davis 285–227
1986 Cal State Northridge 428–283

Individual sports[edit]


Clarion has made one appearance in the NCAA Division II football playoffs; their record is 2–1.[3]

Year Round Opponent Result
1996 First Round
Ferris State
Northern Colorado
W, 42–29
W, 23–31
L, 18–19
Playoff Record 2–1

The team defeated the East Carolina Pirates in the 1952 Lions Bowl, 13–6.


Men's Basketball[edit]


  1. ^ Clarion University Brand Manual (PDF). Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  2. ^ "NCAA Division II Women's Swimming and Diving Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved January 16, 2016.
  3. ^ "1996 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. p. 14. Retrieved December 31, 2015.

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