American Football Database
Bucknell Bison football
First season 1883
Head coach Joe Susan
Home stadium Christy Mathewson–Memorial Stadium
Stadium capacity 13,100
Stadium surface
Location Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Conference Patriot League
All-time record 560–526–5
Postseason bowl record 1–0
Conference titles 1
Colors Orange and Blue            

The Bucknell Bison football team represents Bucknell University in college football at the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) level. Bucknell is a member of the Patriot League. Bucknell won the first Orange Bowl, 26–0, over the Miami Hurricanes on January 1, 1935.


The Bucknell football team was established in 1883 after a group of students from Lafayette College journeyed west to play a group of students from the University at Lewisburg, as Bucknell University was then called. The Lewisburg students lost the game, 59–0, and did not play another game until 1887. In 1918, Bucknell had its first of its three undefeated seasons. On October 10, 1925, Bucknell played George Washington at home on the day that Christy Mathewson was buried in Lewisburg. In his honor, there was no cheering in the first quarter. In 1960, the team won its first Lambert Cup. In 1989, the newly-renovated Christy Mathewson–Memorial Stadium was renamed in Mathewson's honor. In 1996, Bucknell won its first conference championship. Bucknell football celebrated its seventh-straight winning season in 2001. And Bucknell's Mascot is the Bison

Fight song

'Ray Bucknell, 'Ray Bucknell,

'Ray for the Orange and the Blue!

'Ray, 'Ray, 'Ray, 'Ray,

'Ray for the Orange and the Blue!


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