Gardner–Webb Runnin' Bulldogs
First season 1970
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Home stadium [[Ernest W. Spangler Stadium]]
Stadium capacity 9,000
Stadium surface Turf
Location Boiling Springs, North Carolina
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All-time record 212–224–3
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Conference titles 2
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The Gardner–Webb Runnin' Bulldogs football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Gardner–Webb University in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Big South Conference.[1] Gardner–Webb's first football team was fielded in 1970. The team plays its home games at the 9,000-seat Ernest W. Spangler Stadium in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. The Runnin' Bulldogs are coached by Carroll McCray.



  • 1970–1992: NAIA Division I
  • 1991–1999: NCAA Division II
  • 2000–present: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS

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Notable alumni include:

  • Jim Garrison - American football head coach
  • Gabe Wilkins - defensive tackle for Green Bay Packers 1994–1997, San Francisco 49ers 1998–1999[2]


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