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Chicago Maroons football
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First season 1892
Athletic director Tom Weingartner
Head coach Dick Maloney
Home stadium Stagg Field
Stadium capacity 1,650
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Chicago, Illinois
Conference UAA
All-time record 413–368–34
Postseason bowl record
Claimed national titles 2
Conference titles 10
Heisman winners 1
Consensus All-Americans 12
Current uniform
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Colors Maroon and White            
Fight song Wave the Flag
Mascot Maroons
Website athletics.uchicago.edu

The Chicago Maroons are the college football team representing the University of Chicago. The Maroons play in NCAA Division III as a member of the University Athletic Association. From 1892 to 1939, the Maroons were a major college football power. The University of Chicago was a founding member of the Big Ten conference and the Maroons were coached by Amos Alonzo Stagg, one of the game's pioneers, for 41 seasons. In 1935, halfback Jay Berwanger became the first recipient of the Downtown Athletic Club Trophy, later known as the Heisman Trophy. However, The University of Chicago abolished its football program in 1939 and withdrew from the Big Ten in 1946. Football returned to the University of Chicago in 1963 in the form of a club team, which was upgraded to varsity status in 1969. The Maroons began competing in Division III in 1973.

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Division historyEdit

Year Division
1937–1939 NCAA University Division (Major College); Big Ten Conference
1940–1962 No team
1963–1968 Club team
1969–1972 No Classification
1973–present NCAA Division III

ConferencesEdit

Year Conference
1892–1895 Independent
1896–1939 Big Ten Conference
1940–1962 No team
1963–1968 Club team
1969–1972 Independent
1973–1975 Division III Independent
1976–1987 Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference
1988–1989 Division III Independent
1990–present University Athletic Association
2015– Southern Athletic Association

RecordsEdit

  • Most Wins: 16 (1899)
  • Most Losses: 10 (1991)
  • Most Ties: 3 (1924)

ChampionshipsEdit

National championshipsEdit

  • 1905 (National Championship Foundation Poll)
  • 1913 (Parke H. Davis) (2)

University Athletic Association championshipsEdit

  • 1998
  • 2000 (2)
  • 2005 (3)
  • 2010 (4)

Big Ten Conference championshipsEdit

  • 1899
  • 1905 (2)
  • 1907 (3)
  • 1908 (4)
  • 1913 (5)
  • 1922 (6)
  • 1924 (7)

All-Time Record Against Current Big Ten Members

School Wins Losses Ties %
Illinois 19 22 3 .466
Indiana 20 4 1 .789
Iowa 9 3 2 .714
Michigan 7 19 0 .269
Michigan State* 1 0 0 1.000
Minnesota 5 12 1 .306
Nebraska* 1 1 0 .500
Northwestern 26 8 3 .743
Ohio State 2 10 2 .214
Penn State* 0 0 0 N/A
Purdue 27 14 1 .655
Wisconsin 16 19 5 .463

Note: Michigan State, Penn State, and Nebraska were not members of the Big Ten when Chicago was a member.

Notable personnelEdit

College Football Hall of FameEdit

Name Position Years InductedNotes
Jay Berwanger Halfback 1933-1935 1954First recipient of the Heisman Trophy
Hugo Bezdek Fullback 1905 1954Inducted for his career as a coach at Oregon, Arkansas, and Penn State
Fritz Crisler End 1919-1921 1954Inducted for his career as a coach at Minnesota, Princeton, and Michigan
Paul Des Jardien Center 1912-1914 1955All-American in 1913 and 1914
Walter Eckersall Quarterback1903-19061951Leader of the 1905 national championship team
Clarence Herschberger Fullback1895-18981970First western player selected as a first-team All-American
Tiny Maxwell Guard1902, 1904-19051974All-American for 1905 national championship team
Clark Shaughnessy Coach1933–19391968College football coach for 50 years
Amos Alonzo Stagg Coach1892–19321951"The Grand Old Man of the Midway"
Walter Steffen Quarterback1906-19081969Scored 156 points for teams that went 13-2-1; First-team All-American, 1908
Andy "Polyphemus" Wyant Guard, Center1892-18941962Played 8 varsity seasons of college football for Bucknell and Chicago

OthersEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

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