Washington University Bears football

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Washington University Bears
WU Bears football logo.png
First season 1890
Athletic director Anthony J. Azama
Head coach Larry Kindbom
29th year, 202–138–1 (.594)
Stadium Francis Field
Seating capacity 3,300
Field surface FieldTurf
Location Washington University in St. Louis
Conference University Athletic Association
All-time record 520–479–28 (.520)
Conference titles 14
Consensus All-Americans 34
Colors Red and Green[1]
         
Fight song Fight for Washington
Marching band WashU Pep Band
Rivals Chicago Maroons[2]
Website BearSports.wustl.edu

The Washington University Bears football team represents Washington University in St. Louis in collegiate level football. The team competes in NCAA Division III as an affiliate member of the Southern Athletic Association. However, in 2015, the Bears announced they would be leaving the SAA in 2018 to become an affiliate football member of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin.[3] They were previously a member of the Missouri Valley Conference.[4]

Former Washington University Bears football player and head coach Jimmy Conzelman is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.[5]

Seasons[6][edit]

Year Head Coach Conference Overall Record Conference Record
1890 Unknown 1-0
1891 Unknown 3-1-1
1892 Unknown 1-2
1893 No Football
1894 Unknown 2-1
1895 No Football
1896 No Football
1897 Unknown 0-1-1
1898 Arthur N. Sager 5-0
1899 Arthur N. Sager 3-1-0
1900 Unknown 2-2-1
1901 Gordon Clark 5-1
1902 Wayne Smith 2-5-1
1903 L.W. Boynton 4-4-1
1904 L.W. Boynton 4-7
1905 C.A. Fairweather 6-3-1
1906 J.M. Blanchard 2-1
1907 J.M. Blanchard MVC 1-5 0-1
1908 Francis Cayou MVC 4-4-1 0-2
1909 Francis Cayou MVC 3-4 0-2
1910 Francis Cayou MVC 3-4 0-2
1911 Francis Cayou MVC 4-2-2 0-0-2
1912 Francis Cayou MVC 4-4 0-2
1913 W.P. Edmunds MVC 1-5 0-4
1914 W.P. Edmunds MVC 2-2-1 0-1-1
1915 W.P. Edmunds MVC 3-2 1-1
1916 W.P. Edmunds MVC 3-3-1 0-2
1917 R.B. Rutherford MVC 4-3 1-2
1918 R.B. Rutherford MVC 6-0-0 — (WWI)
1919 R.B. Rutherford MVC 5-2 2-2
1920 George Rider MVC 4-4 1-4
1921 George Rider MVC 4-3-1 2-3
1922 George Rider MVC 1-5-1 0-5-1
1923 Byron Wimberly MVC 3-5 1-4
1924 Byron Wimberly MVC 4-4 0-4
1925 Bob Higgins MVC 2-5-1 1-4-1
1926 Bob Higgins MVC 1-7 0-6
1927 Bob Higgins MVC 5-2-2 2-2-1
1928 Al Sharpe MVC 2-5-1 0-2
1929 Al Sharpe MVC 3-4-1 0-1-1
1930 Al Sharpe MVC 4-2-2 2-2
1931 Al Sharpe MVC 2-7 0-3
1932 Jimmy Conzelman MVC 4-4 1-2
1933 Jimmy Conzelman MVC 4-5 1-2
1934 Jimmy Conzelman MVC 7-3 1-0†
1935 Jimmy Conzelman MVC 6-4 3-0‡
1936 Jimmy Conzelman MVC 3-7 1-1
1937 Jimmy Conzelman MVC 4-6 2-2
1938 Jimmy Conzelman MVC 6-3-1 2-1-1
1939 Jimmy Conzelman MVC 6-3-1 4-1†
1940 Frank Loebs MVC 3-6 0-3
1941 Frank Loebs MVC 4-5 1-3
1942 Tom Gorman MVC 5-5 2-3
1943 No Football
1944 No Football
1945 No Football
1946 No Football
1947 Weeb Ewbank 5-3
1948 Weeb Ewbank 9-1
1949 Irv Utz 7-2
1950 Irv Utz 2-7
1951 Irv Utz 5-4
1952 Irv Utz 4-5
1953 Carl Snavely 7-2
1954 Carl Snavely 6-3
1955 Carl Snavely 5-4
1956 Carl Snavely 6-3
1957 Carl Snavely 5-3
1958 Carl Snavely 4-4
1959 Lynn Hovland 1-7
1960 Lynn Hovland 2-7
1961 Lynn Hovland 0-9
1962 Dave Puddington 5-3
1963 Dave Puddington CAC 6-2-1 1-1
1964 Dave Puddington CAC 6-3-1 3-1‡
1965 Dave Puddington CAC 7-2 3-1
1966 Dave Puddington CAC 7-2 4-0†
1967 Dave Puddington CAC 5-4-1 2-2
1968 Dick Martin CAC 2-8 0-4
1969 Dick Martin CAC 2-7 1-3
1970 Dick Martin CAC 5-4 3-1‡
1971 Dick Martin CAC 4-5 1-3
1972 Don McCright 6-3
1973 Don McCright 6-2-1
1974 Don McCright 5-4
1975 Don McCright 4-5
1976 Don McCright 3-6
1977 Chris Gianoulakis 5-4
1978 Chris Gianoulakis 5-4
1979 Chris Gianoulakis 2-7
1980 Ken Henderson 2-7
1981 Ken Henderson 2-7
1982 Ken Henderson 2-7
1983 Fred Remmy 2-6-1
1984 Fred Remmy 4-5
1985 Fred Remmy 3-7
1986 Fred Remmy 2-7
1987 Ken Woody 1-8
1988 Ken Woody 2-8
1989 Larry Kindbom 4-5
1990 Larry Kindbom UAA 7-3 2-2
1991 Larry Kindbom UAA 6-4 1-3
1992 Larry Kindbom UAA 4-6 1-3
1993 Larry Kindbom UAA 6-4 1-3
1994 Larry Kindbom UAA 7-3 3-1‡
1995 Larry Kindbom UAA 9-1 3-1‡
1996 Larry Kindbom UAA 7-3 3-1‡
1997 Larry Kindbom UAA 6-4 3-1
1998 Larry Kindbom UAA 6-4 2-2
1999 Larry Kindbom UAA 8-3 4-0‡*
2000 Larry Kindbom UAA 6-4 3-1
2001 Larry Kindbom UAA 8-2 4-0†
2002 Larry Kindbom UAA 6-4 4-0†
2003 Larry Kindbom UAA 6-4 4-0†
2004 Larry Kindbom UAA 6-4 3-0†
2005 Larry Kindbom UAA 6-4 2-1
2006 Larry Kindbom UAA 6-4 2-1
2007 Larry Kindbom UAA 7-3 1-2
2008 Larry Kindbom UAA 5-5 1-2
2009 Larry Kindbom UAA 4-6 1-2
2010 Larry Kindbom UAA 7-3 2-1
2011 Larry Kindbom UAA 6-4 2-1
2012 Larry Kindbom UAA 5-5 3-0
2013 Larry Kindbom UAA 8-3 3-0*
2014 Larry Kindbom UAA 4-6 1-2
2015 Larry Kindbom SAA 6-4 5-3
2016 Larry Kindbom SAA 8-3 7-1*

†- Conference Champions ‡- Conference Co-Champions *- Playoff Appearance

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