Ottawa Braves

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Ottawa Braves
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University Ottawa University
Conference Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
NAIA Region IV
Athletic director Arabie Conner
Location Ottawa, Kansas
Varsity teams 21
Football stadium Peoples Bank Field
Basketball arena Wilson Field House
Nickname Braves
Colors Black and Gold[1]
         
Website www.ottawabraves.com

The Ottawa Braves are the athletic teams that represent Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas. They are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), competing in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC).

Men's Sports Women's Sports
Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Track & Field
Volleyball
Wrestling
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track & Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Football[edit]

The Braves Offense line up against rival Baker Wildcats on August 25, 2012.

Ottawa University first put a football team on the field in 1891. As of the conclusion of the 2008 season, the total record of the football team is 117 years, 970 games, 502 victories, 421 defeats, 47 ties. The current 2009 season has the Braves 10-0 and conference champions. The first time in the history of the school that this has happened. They are currently ranked number 5 in the nation.[2] The current football coach is Kent Kessinger, who has held the position since the 2004 season.

The team plays their games at Peoples Bank Field[3]

Bowl games and postseason play[edit]

In 1972, Ottawa defeated the Friends University Falcons in the Mineral Water Bowl by a score of 27-20.[4]

Ottawa's football team has qualified for the 2009, 2010, and 2011 NAIA Football National Championship playoffs. This gives them three consecutive post-season appearances.[5]

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