Lincoln Blue Tigers
|Lincoln Blue Tigers|
|Athletic director||John Moseley|
|Location||Jefferson City, Missouri|
|Football stadium||Dwight T. Reed Stadium|
|Basketball arena||Jason Gymnasium|
|Baseball stadium||LU Baseball Field|
|Fight song||"LU Fight Song"|
|Colors||Navy Blue and White
The Lincoln Blue Tigers are the sports teams of Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. The Blue Tigers participate at the NCAA Division II level in Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). Lincoln competed in the MIAA from 1970 to 1999 when it left because it did not have a football team since 1989. The university competed in the Heartland Conference from 1999–2010, of which, Lincoln is a founding conference member. The school revitalized its football program and reentered the MIAA in 2010.
Lincoln University offers the following sports for the students:
- ‡ – Lincoln was one of two MIAA schools whose football team moved to the Great Lakes Valley Conference in 2014 under a scheduling alliance between the two conferences.
- Lincoln announced it would discontinue baseball and women's tennis as of July 1, 2016 due to a variety of reasons.
Women's track and field
The Lincoln Blue Tigers women's track and field team made NCAA Division II history by winning the Outdoor Track and Field Championships five consecutive times, from 2003 to 2007. They won a sixth title in 2009 and a seventh in 2014.
Lincoln University doesn't have a name for their fight song, but it is sung to the tune of The Washington And Lee Swing.
Sung to the tune of "Ach wie ist's möglich dann", an old German folk song published in 1827 and variously credited to Georg Heinrich or Friedrich Silcher Kuchen, Lincoln's fight song is called Lincoln, O, Lincoln. (The West Point and Wake Forest alma maters also use the same tune.)
- Leo Lewis, member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame
- Zeke Moore, National Football League (NFL) defensive back
- Lemar Parrish, eight-time Pro Bowl NFL defensive back in the 1970s and early 1980s, head coach of the Blue Tiger football team from 2005 to 2008
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- "Great Lakes Valley Conference". glvcsports.com.
- "Lincoln Announces Reduction in Athletic Programs" (Press release). 2016-05-10. Retrieved 2016-05-10.
- "DII Women's Outdoor Track & Field". NCAA.com.
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- Lincoln University Songs