Presbyterian Blue Hose football

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Presbyterian Blue Hose
2016 Presbyterian Blue Hose football team
Presbyterian Blue Hose logo.png
First season 1913
Athletic director Brian Reese
Head coach Harold Nichols
8th year, 19–58 (.247)
Stadium Bailey Memorial Stadium
Seating capacity 6,500
Field surface Grass
Location Clinton, South Carolina
NCAA division NCAA Division I (FCS)
Conference Big South Conference
All-time record 478–460–35 (.509)
Bowl record 0–1 (.000)
Colors Blue and Garnet[1]
Rivals Newberry Wolves
For information on all Presbyterian College sports, see Presbyterian Blue Hose

The Presbyterian Blue Hose football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Presbyterian College located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Big South Conference. Presbyterian's first football team was fielded in 1913. The team plays its home games at the 6,500 seat Bailey Memorial Stadium in Clinton, South Carolina. The Blue Hose are coached by Harold Nichols.



  • 1938–1950: NCAA College Division
  • 1951–1956: Unknown
  • 1957–1969: NAIA
  • 1970–1992: NAIA Division I
  • 1993–2010: NCAA Division II
  • 2011–present: NCAA Division I–AA

Conference memberships[edit]

Notable former players[edit]

Notable alumni include: Justin Bethel, safety with Arizona Cardinals[2]

Bowl game appearances[edit]

Season Date Bowl W/L Opponent PF PA Coach Notes
1959 January 1, 1960 Tangerine Bowl L Middle Tennessee 12 21 Frank Jones notes
Total 1 bowl game 0–1 12 21


  1. ^ Presbyterian College Brand Standards Guide (PDF). 2015-07-01. Retrieved 2016-03-31. 
  2. ^ "Arizona Cardinals: Justin Bethel". Arizona Cardinals. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 

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