Clarion Golden Eagles
|Clarion Golden Eagles|
|University||Clarion University of Pennsylvania|
|Conference||Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Eastern Wrestling League (wrestling only)
Division I (wrestling only)
|Athletic director||Dave Katis|
|Football stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|Basketball arena||Waldo S. Tippin Gymnasium|
|Colors||Blue and Gold
The Clarion Golden Eagles (formerly Clarion State Golden Eagles) are the athletic teams that represent the Clarion University of Pennsylvania, located in Clarion, Pennsylvania, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sporting competitions. The Fighting Scots as members of the West Division of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference for 13 of 14 varsity sports; the wrestling team competes in the Eastern Wrestling League 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.
- 1908–1950: Independent
- 1951–present: Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
List of teams
Men's sports (6)
Women's sports (8)
|NCAA||Division II||Women's Swimming and Diving (3)||1984||UC Irvine||262–212|
|1986||Cal State Northridge||428–283|
Clarion has made one appearance in the NCAA Division II football playoffs; their record is 2–1.
- "NCAA Division II Women's Swimming and Diving Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved January 16, 2016.
- "1996 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved December 31, 2015.