1899 Arkansas Cardinals football team

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1899 Arkansas Cardinals football
1899 Arkansas Cardinals football team.jpg
Conference Independent
1899 record 3–1–1
Head coach Colbert Searles (1st season)
Home stadium The Hill
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The 1899 Arkansas Cardinals football team represented the University of Arkansas during the 1899 college football season. The Cardinals played four intercollegiate football games and one game against a high school team from Joplin, Missouri. They compiled a 3–1–1 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 37 to 21. The team's one loss came against Oklahoma by an 11–5 score.[1]

Colbert Searles was the team's football coach in 1899 and 1900. He was a graduate of Wesleyan University and a professor of romance languages. In the summer of 1901, he left the University of Arkansas to accept a position as a professor at Stanford University.[2]

The team's roster in 1899 included the following players: Oscar Briggs; Wm. A. Freeman; H. H. Ham; Charles D. Harrison; DeMatt Henderson; Wilburn D. Hobbs; Frank D. James; J. K. McCall; Percy B. Meyer; Chester C. Sloan; Carl C. Smith; James Vanderventer; and Ashton Vincenheller.


Date Opponent Site Result
October 14 Drury Fayetteville, AR W 10–0  
October 24 at Oklahoma Shawnee, OK L 5–11  
October 28 Kendall Fayetteville, AR W 11–0  
November 3 at Kendall Muskogee, IT T 0–0  
November 18 Joplin HS Fayetteville, AR W 11–10  


  1. ^ "Arkansas Yearly Results (1895-1899)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  2. ^ "New Stanford Professors". The San Francisco Call. May 3, 1901. p. 9.