Washburn Ichabods football

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Washburn Ichabods football
Washburn Ichabods logo.svg
First season1891 (1891)
Athletic directorLoren Ferré
Head coachCraig Schurig
16th season, 109–73 (.599)
StadiumYager Stadium at Moore Bowl
(Capacity: 7,200)
Year built1928
Field surfaceSportexe surface
LocationTopeka, Kansas
NCAA divisionDivision II
ConferenceThe MIAA
All-time record547–580–44 (.486)
Bowl record5–5 (.500)
Conference titles12
RivalriesEmporia State
ColorsYale Blue and White[1]
         
Fight song"For Washburn and Her Team"
MascotThe Ichabod
Marching bandMarching Blues
OutfitterAdidas
Websitewww.wusports.com

The Washburn Ichabods football program represents Washburn University in college football. They participate in Division II sports within the NCAA. The team plays their home games in Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl, located on the Washburn University campus in Topeka, Kansas.

Wasburn's football program dates back to 1891.[2] The Ichabods claimed one MIAA conference championship in 2005, but 12 conference championships all together. Under Craig Schurig, the Ichabods have appeared in the Division II playoffs in 2005, 2007, and 2011; and competed in bowl games in 2004, 2010, 2016, and 2017.[2]

History[edit]

Schurig era[edit]

Year Coach Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Craig Schurig (Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association) (2007–present)
2002 Craig Schurig 3–8 3–6 6th
2003 Craig Schurig 5–6 3–6 6th
2004 Craig Schurig 8–4 6–3 3rd W Mineral Water Bowl
2005 Craig Schurig 9–3 7–1 1st L NCAA Div. II Playoffs #13
2006 Craig Schurig 7–4 6–3 4th
2007 Craig Schurig 8–4 7–2 2nd L NCAA Div. II Playoffs #24
2008 Craig Schurig 6–5 4–5 6th
2009 Craig Schurig 8–3 6–3 2nd #25
2010 Craig Schurig 8–4 6–3 3rd W Kanza Bowl
2011 Craig Schurig 10–3 7–2 2nd L NCAA Div. II Playoffs #11
2012 Craig Schurig 7–4 7–4 6th
2013 Craig Schurig 8–3 7–3 3rd
2014 Craig Schurig 4–7 4–7 T–7th
2015 Craig Schurig 5–6 5–6 8th
2016 Craig Schurig 7–5 7–4 T–4th L Mineral Water Bowl
2017 Craig Schurig 6–5 6–5 T–6th W C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl
Craig Schurig: 109–73 91–63
Total: 109–73
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

Post-season play[edit]

Year Bowl game Opponent Result
1974 Boot Hill Bowl Millikin University W 21–7
1976 Mineral Water Bowl Benedictine College L 14–29
1986 Aztec Bowl Mexican All-Stars W 27–8
1988 NAIA Playoffs University of Arkansas at Monticello W 27–8
2004 Mineral Water Bowl Northern State University W 36–33
2005 NCAA Second Round Playoffs Northwest Missouri State University L 32–42
2007 NCAA Second Round Playoffs West Texas A&M University L 39–40
2010 Kanza Bowl Midwestern State W 45-14
2011 NCAA First Round Playoffs Abilene Christian University W 52–49
2011 NCAA Second Round Playoffs Pittsburg State University L 22–31
2016 Mineral Water Bowl Bemidji State L 23–36
2017 C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl Angelo State W 41-25

Championships[edit]

Conference championships[edit]

Source:[3]

Year Conference Coach Overall Record Conference Record
1903 Kansas Conference A. R. Kennedy 7–0–1 4–0–1
1907 Garfield Weede 8–0 5–0
1914 Glen Gray 5–3
1921 Dwight Ream 3–5–1
1930 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Ernest Bearg 7–2
1931 7–3
1949 Dick Godlove 7–2
1953 7–1
1954 6–2
1964 Ellis Rainsberger 8–1 4–0
1983 Central States Intercollegiate Conference George Tardiff 8–2 6–1
2005 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Craig Schurig 9–3 7–1
Total Conference Championships: 12

All-time record vs. current MIAA teams[edit]

Official record (including any NCAA imposed vacates and forfeits) against all current MIAA opponents as of the end of the 2015 season:

Opponent Won Lost Tied Percentage Streak First Meeting
Central Missouri 18 27 2 .404 Won 1 1902
Central Oklahoma 3 4 0 .429 Lost 1 2011
Emporia State 52 56 6 .482 Lost 3 1899
Fort Hays State 44 25 3 .638 Lost 1 1919
Lindenwood 4 2 0 .667 Won 4 2012
Missouri Southern 25 20 1 .554 Won 3 1970
Missouri Western 18 24 2 .432 Won 3 1972
Nebraska–Kearney 11 14 0 .440 Won 8 1963
Northeastern State 7 1 0 .875 Won 6 1987
Northwest Missouri State 6 31 0 .162 Lost 14 1944
Pittsburg State 24 63 1 .278 Won 1 1921
Totals 212 267 15 .444

Stadium[edit]

The Ichabods have played their home games in Yager Stadium since 1928.[4]

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Washburn Athletics Identity Standards and Style Guide (PDF). August 15, 2019. Retrieved September 5, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Washburn Media Guide
  3. ^ WU Media Guide, 2009 – pages 116–19
  4. ^ Yager Stadium

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