Clarion Golden Eagles

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Clarion Golden Eagles
University Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Conference Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC)
Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) (wrestling only)
NCAA Division II
Division I (wrestling only)
Athletic director Dave Katis
Location Clarion, Pennsylvania
Varsity teams 14
Football stadium Memorial Stadium
Basketball arena Waldo S. Tippin Gymnasium
Nickname Golden Eagles
Colors Blue 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 Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) 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.



  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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