Haskell Indian Nations University Fighting Indians
University Haskell Indian Nations University
Conference(s) Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference
NAIA Region IV
Athletics director
Location Lawrence, KS
Varsity teams 8
Football stadium Haskell Memorial Stadium
Basketball arena
Nickname Fighting Indians
Fight song
Colors Purple and Gold


Homepage Haskell Indian Nations University Athletics

Haskell Indian Nations University athletic teams are known as the Fighting Indians. They participate in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference.[1][2]

Men's Sports Women's Sports
Cross Country
Cross Country


File:Football team on the field, Haskell Institute, Lawrence, Kansas, 1914 - NARA - 519149.jpg

Haskell fielded their first football team in 1896.[3] From the 1900s to the 1930s, Haskell’s football program was referred to as the “Powerhouse of the West,” playing teams from Harvard, Yale, Brown, Missouri, Nebraska, Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A&M, Wisconsin and Minnesota.[4] But in 1931, a new superintendent (R. D. Baldwin) made the decision to shift the college football team to high school status following the 1931 season. With fewer teams available to play, Haskell dropped football after the 1938 season.[3] Football at Haskell would not be resumed again until 2000.[citation needed]]]

Men's basketballEdit

Men's basketball at Haskell has brought nationwide attention with its ability to bring Native American talent to the basketball court.[5]

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