Northeastern State RiverHawks football

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Northeastern State RiverHawks football
2016 Northeastern State RiverHawks football team
Northeastern State RiverHawks football logo.svg
First season 1909 (1909)
Athletic director Tony Duckworth
Head coach Rob Robinson
3rd season, 5–28 (.152)
Stadium Doc Wadley Stadium
(Capacity: 8,300)
Field Gable Field
Year built 1915
Field surface FieldTurf
Location Tahlequah, Oklahoma
NCAA division Division II
Conference MIAA
Past conferences Lone Star Conference
All-time record 474–428–32 (.525)
Claimed nat'l titles 2 (1958, 1994)
Conference titles 21
Rivalries Central Oklahoma
Colors Green and White[1]
Fight song "Northeastern, Northeastern"
Mascot Rowdy the RiverHawk
Marching band RiverHawk Marching Band
Outfitter Nike

The Northeastern State RiverHawks football program represents Northeastern State University in college football and competes in the Division II level (D-II) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). In 2012, Northeastern State became member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA), and has remained in the league.[2] NSU's home games are played at Doc Wadley Stadium in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Northeastern's football program dates back to 1909.[3] The RiverHawks claim twenty-one conference championships, and appeared in four NAIA football championships in 1958, 1980, 1994, and 1995.[4]

The team is currently coached by Rob Robinson. 2014 was his first season at the helm for the RiverHawks, completing the season 0–11.[5]

Conference affiliations[edit]


National championship seasons[edit]

Season Coach Selectors Record Bowl
1958 Harold Stratton NAIA Playoffs 11–0 Won NAIA Championship
1994 Tom Eckert NAIA Playoffs 11–2 Won NAIA Championship
National Championships 2
  • Conference championships (21)


The Riverhawks have played their home games at Doc Wadley Stadium since 1964. The current capacity of the stadium is at 8,300.[6]

NSU Homecoming Game 2007

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Northeastern State University Graphic Standards (PDF). Retrieved March 23, 2016. 
  2. ^ MIAA History
  3. ^ CFB Datawarehouse
  4. ^ "2013 Northeastern State RIverHawks football media guide" (PDF). Northeastern State University. p. 97. Retrieved August 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ MIAA Standings, 2014
  6. ^ "2014 Northeastern State RIverHawks football media guide" (PDF). Northeastern State University. p. 21. Retrieved November 14, 2014. 

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