Incarnate Word Cardinals football

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Incarnate Word Cardinals football
2016 Incarnate Word Cardinals football team
Incarnate Word Cardinals Logo.png
First season 2009
Athletic director John Williams
Head coach Larry Kennan
5th year, 16–28 (.364)
Stadium Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium
Seating capacity 6,000
Field surface Hellas Matrix
Location San Antonio, Texas
NCAA division NCAA Division I (FCS)
Conference Southland Conference
All-time record 26–49–0 (.347)
Colors Red, White, and Black[1]
              
Mascot Red Cardinal
Marching band Marching Cardinals
Rivals Abilene Christian
Outfitter Adidas
Website uiwcardinals.com
For information on all University of the Incarnate Word sports, see Incarnate Word Cardinals.

The Incarnate Word Cardinals football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the University of the Incarnate Word located in San Antonio, Texas. The team originally competed in NCAA Division II as members of the Lone Star Conference. In 2013, the school moved to Division I. For the 2013 season Incarnate Word competed as a member of the Southland Conference for all sports except football. Football competed with an 11-game schedule as an Independent. Incarnate Word began playing Southland football in the 2014 season. The team plays its home games at the 6,000 seat Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium. They are coached by Larry Kennan.

History[edit]

UIW held its first team practice on August 27, 2008, and began competing as an NCAA Division II independent on August 29, 2009.

Conference Affiliations

Coaches

Name Seasons Record Pct.
Mike Santiago 2009–2011 10-18-0 .357
Todd Ivicic 2011* 0-3-0 .000
Larry Kennan 2012–Present 16-28-0 .364

*Ivicic served as interim head coach for the final three games of 2011, completing Santiago's third season as coach

Year-by-year results[edit]

Year Subdivision Conference Division Overall Conference Coach
GP Win Loss Tie Pct. GP Win Loss Tie Pct. Standing
2009 II Independent N/A 10 5 5 0 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Mike Santiago
2010 II Lone Star South 11 3 8 0 .272 10 3 7 0 .300 12th Mike Santiago
2011 II Lone Star N/A 10 2 8 0 .200 7 2 5 0 .285 6th Mike Santiago
2012 II Lone Star N/A 11 2 9 0 .182 8 1 7 0 .125 9th Larry Kennan
2013 FCS Independent N/A 11 6 5 0 .545 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Larry Kennan
2014 FCS Southland N/A 11 2 9 0 .182 8 2 6 0 .250 9th Larry Kennan
2015 FCS Southland N/A 11 6 5 0 .545 9 5 4 0 .556 4th Larry Kennan
2016 FCS Southland N/A - - - - .000 - - - - .000 - Larry Kennan
Totals 75 26 49 0 .347 42 13 29 0 .310

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Stadium[edit]

Incarnate Word home football games are played on campus at Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium. Benson Stadium was dedicated on September 1, 2008 and currently seats 6,000 people. It is named after Tom Benson and his wife Gayle, whose generous monetary donations helped start up the UIW football team. Record stadium attendance of 6,235 was recorded in the team's first game vs Monterrey Tech, Mexico on August 29, 2009. Incarnate Word currently has an overall home record at the stadium of 18-20.

All-time record vs. Southland teams[edit]

Official record (including any NCAA imposed vacates and forfeits) against all current Southland opponents:

Opponent Won Lost Tied Percentage Streak First Last
Abilene Christian 2 5 0 .286 Won 1 2010 2015
Central Arkansas 0 1 0 .000 Lost 1 2013 2013
Houston Baptist 3 0 0 1.000 Won 2 2013 2015
Lamar 0 3 0 .000 Lost 3 2011 2015
McNeese State 0 2 0 .000 Lost 2 2014 2015
Nicholls State 2 0 0 1.000 Won 2 2014 2015
Northwestern State 1 1 0 .500 Won 1 2014 2015
Sam Houston State 0 4 0 .000 Lost 4 2012 2015
Southeastern Louisiana 1 2 0 .333 Won 1 2013 2015
Stephen F. Austin 0 2 0 .000 Lost 2 2014 2015
Totals 9 20 0 .310

Future non-conference opponents[edit]

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Texas A&M-Kingsville at Fresno State at New Mexico at Baylor
at Texas State at Sacramento State at North Texas

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Cardinals in the NFL[edit]

Former UIW players on active NFL rosters[edit]

Name Position Team
Myke Tavarres OLB Philadelphia Eagles
Cole Wick TE Detroit Lions

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Approved Logos and Word Marks - Visual Corporate Identity Committee". Uiw.edu. Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  2. ^ "Incarnate Word Cardinals football history". College Football Reference. August 29, 2009. Retrieved August 29, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Future Football Schedules". UIW Athletics. July 16, 2015. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Momentous Day for UIW Football". UIW Athletics. April 30, 2016. Retrieved May 2, 2016. 

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