Haskell Indian Nations Fighting Indians
|Haskell Indian Nations|
|University||Haskell Indian Nations University|
|Athletic director||Judith Gipp|
|Football stadium||Haskell Memorial Stadium|
|Fight song||Onward, Haskell!|
|Colors||Purple and Gold|
Haskell Indian Nations Fighting Indians represent Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. The Fighting Indians are a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and compete as an independent. Before July 2015, CCC competed in the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC).
Haskell fielded their first football team in 1896. From the 1900s to the 1930s, Haskell’s football program was referred to as the “Powerhouse of the West,” playing teams from Harvard, Yale, Brown, Missouri, Nebraska, Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A&M, Wisconsin and Minnesota. But in 1931, a new superintendent (R. D. Baldwin) made the decision to shift the college football team to high school status following the 1931 season. With fewer teams available to play, Haskell dropped football after the 1938 season. Football at Haskell would not be resumed again until 1990.
Due to funding shortfalls, Haskell suspended football for the 2015 season.
Haskell Indian Nations Fighting Indians fight song is named Onward Haskell.
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