1899 Arkansas Cardinals football
1899 record3–1–1
Head coachColbert Searles (1st season)
Home stadiumThe Hill
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The 1899 Arkansas Cardinals football team represented the University of Arkansas during the 1899 college football season. The Cardinals played four intercollegiate football games and one game against a high school team from Joplin, Missouri. They compiled a 3–1–1 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 37 to 21. The team's one loss came against Oklahoma by an 11–5 score.[1]

Colbert Searles was the team's football coach in 1899 and 1900. He was a graduate of Wesleyan University and a professor of romance languages. In the summer of 1901, he left the University of Arkansas to accept a position as a professor at Stanford University.[2]

The team's roster in 1899 included the following players: Oscar Briggs; Wm. A. Freeman; H. H. Ham; Charles D. Harrison; DeMatt Henderson; Wilburn D. Hobbs; Frank D. James; J. K. McCall; Percy B. Meyer; Chester C. Sloan; Carl C. Smith; James Vanderventer; and Ashton Vincenheller.


October 14DruryW 10–0
October 24at OklahomaShawnee, OKL 5–11
October 28Kendall
  • The Hill
  • Fayetteville, AR
W 11–0
November 3at KendallMuskogee, OKT 0–0
November 18Joplin HS
  • The Hill
  • Fayetteville, AR
W 11–10


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