|University||University of Louisiana at Monroe|
|Conference||Sun Belt Conference|
|NCAA||Division I (FBS)|
|Athletic director||Scott McDonald|
|Varsity teams||15 (6 men, 9 women)|
|Football stadium||JPS Field at Malone Stadium|
|Basketball arena||Fant–Ewing Coliseum|
|Baseball stadium||Warhawk Field|
|Softball stadium||Geo-Surfaces Field at the ULM Softball Complex|
|Soccer stadium||ULM Soccer Complex|
|Other arenas||Bayou Desiard Country Club|
Groseclose Track at Brown Stadium
Raymond Heard Stadium
Selman Field Cross Country Course
ULM Sand Volleyball Complex
|Mascot||Ace the Warhawk|
|Fight song||Cheer for ULM Warhawks|
|Colors||Maroon and Gold|
The Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks (ULM Warhawks) are the sports teams of the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 14 sports. Chief administrative officer Scott McDonald has day-to-day oversight of the athletic department following the resignation of former athletic director Nick Floyd effective September 4, 2018. Since 2006, the ULM has competed as a full member of the Sun Belt Conference.
- 1 Nickname
- 2 Sports sponsored
- 3 Non-varsity sports
- 4 Championships
- 5 Rivalries
- 6 Athletic facilities
- 7 Warhawks Sports Radio Network
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
The nickname for the Louisiana–Monroe sports teams are the Warhawks.
- Nickname controversy
On January 30, 2006, university president James Cofer announced officially that ULM would be retiring the 75-year-old "Indians" mascot in light of new NCAA restrictions against American Indian-themed mascots, which the NCAA considers "hostile and abusive" to Native Americans, despite issuing an appeal to the NCAA to keep the name after the NCAA's ruling allowing Florida State to keep their Seminoles nickname. This came a few days after a mascot committee voted unanimously in favor of the change. The university accepted suggestions for the new mascot through February 28, 2006. The mascot committee then selected 12 semifinalists.
An online poll, available to students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and the public, yielded three semifinalists: "Warhawks," "Bayou Gators" and "Bayou Hawks." The school's mascot committee passed a single recommendation to the university president, who made the final decision. Warhawks was announced as ULM's new mascot on April 5, 2006 and implemented on June 26, 2006. The new nickname honors Maj. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault, an LSU alumnus, and his Air Force unit from World War II, which utilized the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk in battle, although the logos primarily use bird imagery.
|Men's sports||Women's sports|
|Cross country||Cross country|
|Track and field†||Softball|
|Track and field†|
|† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor|
The baseball team is coached by Mike Federico , and won the 2008 Sun Belt Conference Championship. The team's home field is Warhawk Field. In 2012, the Warhawks won the Sun Belt Conference Baseball Tournament and earned the conference's automatic bid to play in the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.
Women's beach volleyball
The Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks women's beach volleyball team competes in NCAA Division I beach volleyball.
The Warhawks college football team dates back to 1931, and currently competes in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision. Playing as a member of the Sun Belt Conference (Sun Belt), the Warhawks play their home games at Malone Stadium, located on the campus. Since December 2015, Matt Viator has served as the Warhawks' head coach. As the Indians, Monroe captured or shared four Southland Conference championships and won the 1987 I-AA National Championship.
The program has sent several players into the professional ranks, including Stan Humphries, Bubby Brister, Chris Harris, Doug Pederson, Marty Booker, Teddy Garcia, Roosevelt Potts, Joe Profit, Cardia Jackson and Smokey Stover into the National Football League, Steven Jyles into the Canadian Football League and Raymond Philyaw into the Arena League.
The University of Louisiana at Monroe Water Ski Team has been the dominant ski team since the inception of collegiate water ski competition in 1979, capturing 27 National Championship titles over the past 38 years.
NCAA team championships
As of April 4, 2016, Louisiana Monroe has 1 NCAA team national championship.
- Men's (1)
- Football (1): 1987
- see also:
The Warhawks have Sun Belt rivalries with every West Division school (Little Rock, Arkansas State, Louisiana, UT Arlington, and Texas State). Their fiercest Sun Belt rivals are Arkansas State and Louisiana.
Football rivalries involving Warhawk sports teams include:
|Teams||Rivalry Name||Trophy||Meetings||Record||Series Leader||Current Streak|
|Arkansas State||Louisiana–Monroe||–||39||14–25||Arkansas State||Arkansas State won 8|
|Louisiana||Louisiana–Monroe||Battle on the Bayou||Wooden Boot||53||25–28||Louisiana||Louisiana–Monroe won 1|
|Louisiana Tech||Louisiana–Monroe||Louisiana Tech–Louisiana–Monroe football rivalry||–||43||13–30||Louisiana Tech||Louisiana Tech won 8|
|Northwestern State||Louisiana–Monroe||Louisiana–Monroe–Northwestern State football rivalry||–||48||19–28–1||Northwestern State||Northwestern State won 2|
Athletic venues and facilities include:
- Football: JPS Field at Malone Stadium
- Basketball: Fant–Ewing Coliseum
- Baseball: Warhawk Field
- Beach Volleyball: ULM Sand Volleyball Complex
- Cross Country Selman Field Cross Country Course 
- Golf: Bayou Desiard Country Club
- Soccer: ULM Soccer Complex
- Softball: Geo-Surfaces Field at the ULM Softball Complex
- Tennis: Raymond Heard Stadium
- Track and Field: Groseclose Track at Brown Stadium
- Volleyball: Fant–Ewing Coliseum
Warhawks Sports Radio Network
Louisiana–Monroe launched the Warhawk Sports Radio Network in 2007. The Network is a series of radio networks that provide access to sporting events throughout Norhteast Louisiana. Three Monroe radio stations, K-104, Talk 540 and KRJO 1680 AM, provide play by play radio commentary. The full list of participating stations are:
- KJLO 104.1 FM in Monroe (Football)
- KMLB 540 AM in Monroe (Baseball)
- KRJO 1680 AM in Monroe (Basketball)
- "University of Louisiana Monroe Brand Guide". January 31, 2019. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
- "The ULM Warhawk."Website. Retrieved on September 7, 2008.
- Louisiana-Monroe will ask to stay as Indians - College Sports - ESPN
- "Louisiana-Monroe will appeal nickname ban." 8/25/05. Story. USA Today. Retrieved on September 7, 2008.
- "Mascot Semifinalists." 4/6/08. Semifinalists. Archived 2013-06-30 at the Wayback Machine University of Louisiana at Monroe. Retrieved on September 7, 2008.
- "Executive Summary." Mascot Change Online Poll Results. University of Louisiana at Monroe. Retrieved on September 7, 2008.
- "NCAA Sports Sponsorship". NCAA. Retrieved August 21, 2011.
- "Matt Viator Named Head Football Coach at ULM". ULMWarhawks.com. December 14, 2015. Retrieved May 17, 2016.
- 2011 ULM Football Fan Guide. Monroe, Louisiana: ULM Media Relations Office. 2011. p. 179. Retrieved August 21, 2011.
- "Louisianans Rally To Win I-AA Title". The New York Times. Associated Press. December 21, 1987. Retrieved August 21, 2011.
- "ULM Cross Country Teams Impress in Warhawk Invite". ulmwarhawks.com. Retrieved 2018-04-17.