La Salle Explorers Football
First season 1931
Last season 2007
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Home stadium McCarthy Stadium
Stadium capacity 7,500
Stadium surface Sprinturf
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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All-time record 86–110–8
Postseason bowl record

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Fight song La Salle University Alma Mater
Mascot The Explorer

The La Salle Explorers football team was an American football team representing La Salle University. The team competed in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) football league at the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision level (formerly I-AA).


The football program existed from 1931 to 1941, until the start of World War II. The war reduced the number of male students at the university, so the football program ended in 1941. It was revived in 1997 and joined the MAAC football league in 1999.

At the end of the 2007 Football season, in which the team finished 0–10, it was announced that La Salle would again be discontinuing the Football program. The MAAC football league also dissolved soon thereafter.[1][2]

In November 2009, the university settled a $7.5 million lawsuit with a football player who suffered a severe brain injury in a 2005 game. [3]


Two La Salle football players, Mike Mandarino and George Somers, played in the National Football League (NFL). The team had one undefeated season in 1934 (7–0–1) and former head coach Bill Manlove is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

Yearly recordsEdit

Season Head Coach Overall Record Conference Record
1931Tom Conley4-4
1932Tom Conley4-2-2
1933Marty Brill3-3-2
1934Marty Brill7-0-1
1935Marty Brill4-4-1
1936Marty Brill6-4-1
1937Marty Brill2-7
1938Marty Brill4-4
1939Marty Brill6-1-1
1940Jim Henry6-2
1941Jim Henry5-3
1997Bill Manlove1-8
1998Bill Manlove3-6
1999Bill Manlove4-63-5 (T-6th/9)
2000Bill Manlove7-44-3 (4th/8)
2001Bill Manlove5-42-4 (T-5th/8)
2002Archie Stalcup2-92-6 (T-7th/9)
2003Archie Stalcup3-82-3 (T-3rd/6)
2004Phil Longo3-71-3 (T-3rd/5)
2005Phil Longo4-72-2 (T-3rd/5)
2006Tim Miller3-71-3 (T-4th/5)
2007Tim Miller0-100-3 (4th/4)


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