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Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks football
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First season 1931
Athletic director Bobby Staub
Head coach Todd Berry
Home stadium Malone Stadium
Year built 1978
Stadium capacity 30,427
Stadium surface ProPlay
Location Monroe, Louisiana
League NCAA Division I (FBS)
Conference Sun Belt
Past conferences NJCAA (1931–1950)
Independent (1951–1952)
Gulf States Conference (1953–1971)
Independent (1972–1981)
Southland Conference (1982–1993)
Independent (1994–2000)
Sun Belt Conference (2001–present)
All-time record 278–367–8
Postseason bowl record 0–0
Claimed national titles 1 (FCS)
Conference titles 5
Colors Maroon and Gold            
Fight song Cheer for Northeast
Rivals ULL Ragin' Cajuns
Arkansas St. Red Wolves
Outfitter Adidas
Website ULMWarhawks.com
For information on all University of Louisiana at Monroe sports, see Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks

The Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks football (also referred to as the ULM Warhawks, formerly as the Northeast Louisiana Indians) program is a college football team that represents the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM). With a history dating back to 1931, ULM currently competes in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision[1] as a member of the Sun Belt Conference (Sun Belt). The Warhawks currently play their home games at Malone Stadium, located on the campus in Monroe, Louisiana. Since December 2009, Todd Berry has served as the Warhawks' head coach.[2]

HistoryEdit

What is now Louisiana–Monroe, originally competed as a junior college from 1931 through 1950.[3] In 1951 the Indians completed their first season in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as Northeast Louisiana State College.[3] Northeast competed as part of the NAIA through the 1974 season and compiled a record of 87 wins, 138 losses and four ties.[3] From 1974 through 1993, NLU competed at the I-AA division winning four conference championships and the 1987 National Championship before moving up to I-A in 1994.[3]

After competing as an Independent from 1994 though 2000, the Warhawks joined the Sun Belt Conference for the 2001 season.[3] In 2007, the Warhawks upset the Alabama Crimson Tide in Bryant–Denny Stadium 21–14, despite being 25-point underdogs[4] and expected to lose by as much as 38.[5] It has since been called "one of the most important wins in school history".[4]

Football classificationsEdit

Conference affiliationsEdit

National championshipEdit

Led by first team All-America Stan Humphries, the 1987 Indians squad completed the regular season with an overall record of 9–2. The losses came against Lamar and Southwestern Louisiana of Division I-A.[3] The Indians also finished 6–0 to capture their first outright Southland Conference championship.[3] En route to the championship game, NLU defeated North Texas, Eastern Kentucky and Northern Iowa.[3] Played at the MiniDome in Pocatello, Idaho, the Indians faced off against the Marshall Thundering Herd for the I-AA National Championship.[6] In the championship game, Marshall took a 42–28 lead into the fourth quarter only to have Humphries lead the Indians to a pair of late touchdowns and captured the championship with their 43–42 victory.[7]

Conference championshipsEdit

Year Conference Coach Overall record Conference record
1983 Southland Conference Pat Collins 8–3 5–1
1987 Southland Conference Pat Collins 13–2 6–0
1990 Southland Conference Dave Roberts 7–5 5–1
1992 Southland Conference Dave Roberts 10–3 7–0
2005 Sun Belt Conference Charlie Weatherbie 5–6 5–2
Total conference championships 5

Year-by-year results[8][9]Edit

Statistics correct as of the end of the 2011-12 college football season
NCAA Division I champions NCAA Division I FCS champions Conference Champions Division Champions Bowl Eligible Undefeated Season
Year NCAA Division Conference Conference Division Overall Conference Coach Final Ranking
Games Win Loss Tie Pct. Games Win Loss Tie Pct. Standing
1931 NJCAA NJCAA N/A 6 4 1 1 .750 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A J. Paul Kemerer -
1932 NJCAA NJCAA N/A 9 0 9 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A J. Paul Kemerer -
1933 NJCAA NJCAA N/A 7 2 4 1 .357 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A J. Paul Kemerer -
1934 NJCAA NJCAA N/A 9 5 3 1 .611 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A James L. Malone -
1935 NJCAA NJCAA N/A 8 7 0 1 .938 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A James L. Malone -
1936 NJCAA NJCAA N/A 8 4 3 1 .563 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A James L. Malone -
1937 NJCAA NJCAA N/A 7 6 0 1 .929 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A James L. Malone -
1938 NJCAA NJCAA N/A 11 7 3 1 .682 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A James L. Malone -
1939 NJCAA NJCAA N/A 11 6 4 1 .591 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A James L. Malone -
1940 NJCAA NJCAA N/A 9 6 2 1 .722 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A James L. Malone -
1941 NJCAA NJCAA N/A 8 4 3 1 .563 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A James L. Malone -
1942 NJCAA NJCAA N/A 8 6 2 0 .750 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A James L. Malone -
1943 NJCAA NJCAA N/A 4 2 2 0 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A James L. Malone -
1944 NJCAA NJCAA N/A 5 2 1 2 .600 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A James L. Malone -
1945 NJCAA NJCAA N/A 8 6 2 0 .750 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A James L. Malone -
1946 NJCAA NJCAA N/A 9 2 6 1 .278 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A James L. Malone -
1947 NJCAA NJCAA N/A 9 7 2 0 .778 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A James L. Malone -
1948 NJCAA NJCAA N/A 9 5 3 1 .611 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A James L. Malone -
1949 NJCAA NJCAA N/A 8 2 5 1 .313 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A James L. Malone -
1950 NJCAA NJCAA N/A 10 4 5 1 .450 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A James L. Malone -
1951 NAIA NAIA Independent N/A 8 6 2 0 .250 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A James L. Malone -
1952 NAIA NAIA Independent N/A 9 5 4 0 .556 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A James L. Malone -
1953 NAIA Gulf States Conference N/A 10 1 9 0 .100 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A James L. Malone -
1954 NAIA Gulf States Conference N/A 10 1 8 1 .150 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Devone Payne -
1955 NAIA Gulf States Conference N/A 10 4 6 0 .400 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Devone Payne -
1956 NAIA Gulf States Conference N/A 10 7 3 0 .700 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Devone Payne -
1957 NAIA Gulf States Conference N/A 8 2 6 0 .250 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Devone Payne -
1958 NAIA Gulf States Conference N/A 9 6 3 0 .667 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jack C. Rowan -
1959 NAIA Gulf States Conference N/A 10 2 8 0 .200 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jack C. Rowan -
1960 NAIA Gulf States Conference N/A 10 3 7 0 .300 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jack C. Rowan -
1961 NAIA Gulf States Conference N/A 10 3 7 0 .300 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jack C. Rowan -
1962 NAIA Gulf States Conference N/A 8 2 6 0 .250 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jack C. Rowan -
1963 NAIA Gulf States Conference N/A 10 4 6 0 .400 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jack C. Rowan -
1964 NAIA Gulf States Conference N/A 8 0 8 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Dixie B. White -
1965 NAIA Gulf States Conference N/A 9 1 8 0 .111 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Dixie B. White -
1966 NAIA Gulf States Conference N/A 10 7 3 0 .700 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Dixie B. White -
1967 NAIA Gulf States Conference N/A 10 7 3 0 .700 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Dixie B. White -
1968 NAIA Gulf States Conference N/A 10 6 4 0 .600 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Dixie B. White -
1969 NAIA Gulf States Conference N/A 10 1 9 0 .100 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Dixie B. White -
1970 NAIA Gulf States Conference N/A 9 5 4 0 .556 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Dixie B. White -
1971 NAIA Gulf States Conference N/A 11 4 6 1 .409 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Dixie B. White -
1972 NAIA Division I-AA Independent N/A 10 3 7 0 .300 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Ollie Keller -
1973 NAIA Division I-AA Independent N/A 10 3 5 2 .400 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Ollie Keller -
1974 NAIA Division I-AA Independent N/A 10 4 6 0 .400 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Ollie Keller -
1975 I-AA Division I-AA Independent N/A 11 4 6 1 .409 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Ollie Keller -
1976 I-AA Division I-AA Independent N/A 11 2 9 0 .182 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A John David Crow -
1977 I-AA Division I-AA Independent N/A 11 2 9 0 .182 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A John David Crow -
1978 I-AA Division I-AA Independent N/A 11 6 4 1 .591 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A John David Crow -
1979 I-AA Division I-AA Independent N/A 11 3 8 0 .273 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A John David Crow -
1980 I-AA Division I-AA Independent N/A 11 7 4 0 .636 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A John David Crow -
1981 I-AA Division I-AA Independent N/A 11 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Pat Collins -
1982 I-AA Southland Conference N/A 11 8 3 0 .727 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Pat Collins -
1983 I-AA Southland Conference N/A 11 8 3 0 .727 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Pat Collins -
1984 I-AA Southland Conference N/A 11 7 4 0 .636 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Pat Collins -
1985 I-AA Southland Conference N/A 11 6 5 0 .545 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Pat Collins -
1986 I-AA Southland Conference N/A 11 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Pat Collins -
1987 I-AA Southland Conference N/A 15 13 2 0 .867 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Pat Collins -
1988 I-AA Southland Conference N/A 11 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Pat Collins -
1989 I-AA Southland Conference N/A 11 4 6 1 .409 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Dave Roberts -
1990 I-AA Southland Conference N/A 12 7 5 0 .583 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Dave Roberts -
1991 I-AA Southland Conference N/A 11 7 3 1 .682 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Dave Roberts -
1992 I-AA Southland Conference N/A 13 10 3 0 .769 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Dave Roberts -
1993 I-AA Southland Conference N/A 12 9 3 0 .750 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Dave Roberts -
1994 I-A Independent N/A 11 3 8 0 .273 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Ed Zaunbrecher -
1995 I-A Independent N/A 11 2 9 0 .182 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Ed Zaunbrecher -
1996 I-A Independent N/A 11 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Ed Zaunbrecher -
1997 I-A Independent N/A 12 5 7 0 .417 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Ed Zaunbrecher -
1998 I-A Independent N/A 11 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Ed Zaunbrecher -
1999 I-A Independent N/A 11 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Bobby Keasler -
2000 I-A Independent N/A 11 1 10 0 .091 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Bobby Keasler -
2001 I-A Sun Belt N/A 11 2 9 0 .182 6 2 4 0 .333 T-4th Bobby Keasler -
2002 I-A Sun Belt N/A 12 3 9 0 .250 6 2 4 0 .333 T-4th Bobby Keasler/Mike Collins -
2003 I-A Sun Belt N/A 12 1 11 0 .083 6 1 5 0 .167 8th Charlie Weatherbie -
2004 I-A Sun Belt N/A 11 5 6 0 .455 6 3 3 0 .500 T-4th Charlie Weatherbie -
2005 I-A Sun Belt N/A 11 5 6 0 .455 7 5 2 0 .714 T-1st Charlie Weatherbie -
2006 FBS Sun Belt N/A 12 4 8 0 .333 7 3 4 0 .429 T-5th Charlie Weatherbie -
2007 FBS Sun Belt N/A 12 6 6 0 .500 7 4 3 0 .571 T-3rd Charlie Weatherbie -
2008 FBS Sun Belt N/A 12 4 8 0 .333 7 3 4 0 .429 T-5th Charlie Weatherbie -
2009 FBS Sun Belt N/A 12 6 6 0 .500 8 5 3 0 .625 T-3rd Charlie Weatherbie -
2010 FBS Sun Belt N/A 12 5 7 0 .417 8 4 4 0 .500 T-4th Todd Berry -
2011 FBS Sun Belt N/A 12 4 8 0 .333 8 3 5 0 .375 6th Todd Berry -
Totals 653 278 367 8 .432 76 35 41 0 .461

All-time Sun Belt recordsEdit

Statistics correct as of the end of the 2011-12 college football season

This table includes all Sun Belt games from 2001, the year ULM joined the Sun Belt Conference. It includes only games that were Sun Belt conference games, and does not include postseason games.

OpponentGamesWinLossPct.PFPAFirst MeetingLast MeetingStreakMost recent win
Arkansas State 1147.364250267200120112 loss2009, 16-10
Florida Atlantic 752.714181143200520113 win2011, 26-0
Florida International 743.571223177200520112 loss2009, 48-35
Idaho (2001-2004) 422.500108128200120041 win2004, 16-14
Louisiana–Lafayette 1156.455290288200120114 loss2007, 17-11
Middle Tennessee 10 28.200259342200120111 win2011, 42-14
New Mexico State (2001-2004) 3 03.0003586200120033 loss-
North Texas1165.545283288200120111 loss2010, 49-37
South Alabama 0 00.00000----
Troy 743.571171147200520112 win2011, 38-10
Utah State (2003-2004) 211.5004253200320041 win2004, 32-25
Western Kentucky 321.6678479200920111 loss2010, 35-30
Totals 76 35 41 .461 1926 1998

OvertimeEdit

Statistics correct as of the end of the 2011-12 college football season

Following the 1995 season, the NCAA changed the rules to allow for overtime on games tied at the end of four quarters. Until that time, ULM had tied 8 times. Since then, ULM has participated in four overtimes game and has won two of those games for a winning percentage of .500.

Year Opponent Venue Number of OT Victor Score
2002 Utah State Malone Stadium 2OT Louisiana–Monroe W 51–48
2007 Florida Atlantic Lockhart Stadium 3OT Louisiana–Monroe W 33–30
2010 Florida International FIU Stadium 2OT Florida International L 35–42
2011 Western Kentucky Malone Stadium 1OT Western Kentucky L 28–31

RivalriesEdit

Active rivalriesEdit

Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' CajunsEdit

The Battle on the Bayou is the annual rivalry game between Louisiana–Monroe and Louisiana–Lafayette. The wooden boot-shaped rivalry trophy was created in 2002 to be awarded to the victors.[10]

Louisiana–Monroe/Louisiana–Lafayette: All-Time Record
Games played First meeting Last meeting ULM wins ULM losses Ties Win %
47 September 15, 1951 (lost 7–13) November 5, 2011 (lost 35–36) 23 24 0 48.9%

Arkansas State Red WolvesEdit

Both schools were nicknamed the Indians until the NCAA banned the native American nickname. ULM changed their nickname to the Warhawks in 2006, and ASU changed their nickname to the Red Wolves in 2008. Arkansas State leads the overall series against ULM (19-14). ASU won the first meeting in Jonesboro in 1959, 15-0. ASU and ULM have been conference foes in the Southland and the Sun Belt. The rivals shared the Sun Belt title in 2005. The series is alternates every year between Jonesboro and Monroe, Louisiana.

Louisiana–Monroe/Arkansas State: All-Time Record
Games played First meeting Last meeting ULM wins ULM losses Ties Win %
33 September 19, 1959 (lost 0–15) October 8, 2011 (lost 19–24) 14 19 0 42.4%

Inactive rivalryEdit

Northwestern State DemonsEdit

In the 1992 edition of the rivalry game, the teams' mascots Vic the Demon and Chief Brave Spirit got involved in a fight that distracted television cameras to the point that the entire altercation is caught on video. In the scuffle, Vic the Demon's head is ripped off as the two crashed to the ground behind one of the end zones, which according to the video clip breaks a "cardinal rule" of being a mascot. The melee was broken up by college police without further incident.[11]

Louisiana–Monroe/Northwestern State: All-Time Record
Games played First meeting Last meeting ULM wins ULM losses Ties Win %
48 November 8, 1952 (won 20–14) September 1, 2005 (lost 23–27) 19 28 1 40.6%

Home venuesEdit

Malone Stadium (1978–present)Edit

Professional playersEdit

Packers-Lambeau-20030728-Edit

Former NLU quarterback Doug Pederson with the Green Bay Packers.

The program has sent several players into the professional ranks, including Stan Humphries, Bubby Brister, Chris Harris, Doug Pederson, Marty Booker and Smokey Stover into the National Football League, Steven Jyles into the Canadian Football League and Raymond Philyaw into the Arena League.

Current NFL players

Name Position Team
Aaron Morgan Defensive end Jacksonville Jaguars
Reference:[12]

Current coaching staffEdit

Name Title Position Coach
Todd Berry Head Coach n/a
Steve Farmer Assistant Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator Tight Ends
Troy Reffett Defensive Coordinator Linebackers
Bryan Applewhite Assistant Coach / Recruiting Coordinator Running backs
Tony Gilbert Assistant Coach Cornerbacks
Jason Nichols Assistant Coach Wide receivers
Everett Todd Assistant Coach Defensive Line
Adam Waugh Assistant Coach Safeties
Matt Clark Graduate Assistant Football Operations
Tyler Donaldson Graduate Assistant Football Operations
Vince Logan Director of Football Operations Football Operations

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Future non-conference opponents Edit

2012 2013 2014 2015
vs Baylor at Baylor at Tulsa
at Tulane vs Grambling State at Georgia
at Arkansas vs Tulane
at Auburn at Oklahoma

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ReferencesEdit

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  2. "Louisiana-Monroe hires Berry". Associated Press. ESPN.com. December 16, 2009. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=4748577. Retrieved August 21, 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 2011 ULM Football Fan Guide. Monroe, Louisiana: ULM Media Relations Office. 2011. pp. 176–180. http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/90fae8f8#/90fae8f8/181. Retrieved August 21, 2011.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Letlow, Paul. "ULM Stuns Alabama 21-14." 18 November 2007. Story. University of Louisiana at Monroe. Retrieved on September 7, 2008.
  5. Goodbread, Chase. "Alabama-ULM: How They Match Up." 17 November 2007. Story.Rivals.com. Retrieved on September 7, 2008.
  6. "Northeast Louisiana bruised and battered". The Miami News. Associated Press: p. 2B. December 17, 1987. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=y-NWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=R0INAAAAIBAJ&dq=championship%20southland%20football%20northeast-louisiana&pg=6306%2C4964917. Retrieved August 21, 2011.
  7. "Louisianans Rally To Win I-AA Title". The New York Times. Associated Press. December 21, 1987. http://www.nytimes.com/1987/12/21/sports/college-football-louisianans-rally-to-win-i-aa-title.html. Retrieved August 21, 2011.
  8. http://www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=freep&page=cfoot/teams/direct565.htm
  9. "Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Stats, History, and More - databaseFootball.com/College". databasefootball.com. http://www.databasefootball.com/College/teams/teampage.htm?TeamID=50. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
  10. http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20081004/SPORTS/810040325/Rivalry-rekindled-today-ULM
  11. "A history of bizarre mascot incidents". CNN. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/more/news/2003/07/10/mascot_timeline/.
  12. "NFL players by college: Louisiana-Monroe". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/nfl/college/_/letter/l. Retrieved August 21, 2011.
  13. "Football - 2012 Coaches". ulmwarhawks.com. http://www.ulmwarhawks.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=19000&KEY=&SPID=10968&SPSID=589285. Retrieved 2012-02-20.
  14. "ULM Warhawks Football Schedules and Future Schedules". fbschedules.com. http://www.fbschedules.com/ncaa/sun-belt/louisiana-monroe-warhawks.php. Retrieved 2011-12-14.

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