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 Tommy Spangler
7th year, 42–24 (.636)
Stadium Bailey Memorial Stadium
Seating capacity 6,500
Field surface Grass
Location Clinton, South Carolina
NCAA division Division I FCS
Conference Big South Conference
All-time record 489–493–35 (.498)
Bowl record 0–1 (.000)
Colors Blue and Garnet[1]
         
Rivals Newberry Wolves
(Bronze Derby)
Website GoBlueHose.com
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 Tommy Spangler, who is in the first season of his second stint leading the team after being hired on November 22, 2016.[2] Spangler was previously head coach from 2001–2006.

History[edit]

Classifications[edit]

  • 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 FCS

Conference memberships[edit]

Presbyterian vs. In-State NCAA Division I schools[edit]

School Record Percentage Streak First Meeting Last Meeting
Charleston Southern 14–10 .583 Lost 2 1993 2016
Clemson 3–33–4 .125 Lost 15 1916 2010
Coastal Carolina 1–9 .100 Lost 9 2007 2016
Furman 13–42–1 .223 Won 1 1913 2014
South Carolina 3–12 .200 Lost 8 1915 1945
South Carolina State 0–2 .000 Lost 2 1989 1990
The Citadel 11–50–1 .185 Lost 12 1915 2010
Wofford 40–40–3 .500 Lost 5 1914 2013
Presbyterian 85 – In-State NCAA Division I Schools 198 – Draws 9

Notable former players[edit]

Justin Bethel, safety with Arizona Cardinals[3]

Bob Waters, quarterback with San Francisco 49ers[4]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Presbyterian College Brand Standards Guide (PDF). 2015-07-01. Retrieved 2016-03-31. 
  2. ^ "Tommy Spangler Promoted to Head Football Coach". Presbyterian Blue Hose. November 22, 2016. Retrieved November 23, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Arizona Cardinals: Justin Bethel". Arizona Cardinals. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Tribute to a Champion - the Bob Waters' Legacy Western Carolina's legendary football coach and administrator from 1969-88". Western Carolina. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 

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