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Presbyterian Blue Hose
2018 Presbyterian Blue Hose football team
Presbyterian Blue Hose logo.png
First season 1913
Athletic director Brian Reese
Head coach Tommy Spangler
8th season, 46–31 (.597)
Stadium Bailey Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 6,500)
Field surface Grass
Location Clinton, South Carolina
NCAA division Division I FCS
Conference Big South Conference
All-time record 489–493–35 (.498)
Bowl record 0–1 (.000)
Rivalries Newberry Wolves
(Bronze Derby)
Colors Blue and Garnet[1]
         
Website GoBlueHose.com
For information on all Presbyterian College sports, see Presbyterian Blue Hose

The Presbyterian Blue Hose football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Presbyterian College located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Big South Conference. Presbyterian's first football team was fielded in 1913. The team plays its home games at the 6,500 seat Bailey Memorial Stadium in Clinton, South Carolina. The Blue Hose are coached by Tommy Spangler, who is in the first season of his second stint leading the team after being hired on November 22, 2016.[2] Spangler was previously head coach from 2001–2006. The Blue Hose Football program will be transitioning to the Pioneer Football League in 2021, at that point they will no longer be offering scholarships to their football student athletes.

History[edit]

Classifications[edit]

  • 1938–1950: NCAA College Division
  • 1951–1956: Unknown
  • 1957–1969: NAIA
  • 1970–1992: NAIA Division I
  • 1993–2010: NCAA Division II
  • 2011–present: NCAA Division I FCS

Conference memberships[edit]

Presbyterian vs. In-State NCAA Division I schools[edit]

School Record Percentage Streak First Meeting Last Meeting
Charleston Southern 14–10 .583 Lost 2 1993 2016
Clemson 3–33–4 .125 Lost 15 1916 2010
Coastal Carolina 1–9 .100 Lost 9 2007 2016
Furman 13–42–1 .223 Won 1 1913 2014
South Carolina 3–12 .200 Lost 8 1915 1945
South Carolina State 0–2 .000 Lost 2 1989 1990
The Citadel 11–50–1 .185 Lost 12 1915 2010
Wofford 40–40–3 .500 Lost 5 1914 2013
Presbyterian 85 – In-State NCAA Division I Schools 198 – Draws 9

Notable former players[edit]

Justin Bethel, cornerback and special teams player with Atlanta Falcons[3]

Bob Waters, quarterback with San Francisco 49ers[4]

Bowl games[edit]

Presbyterian has participated in one bowl game, with the Blue Hose having a record of 0–1

Season Coach Bowl Opponent Result
1959 Frank Jones Tangerine Bowl Middle Tennessee L 12–21

References[edit]

  1. ^ Presbyterian College Brand Standards Guide (PDF). July 1, 2015. Retrieved March 31, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Tommy Spangler Promoted to Head Football Coach". Presbyterian Blue Hose. November 22, 2016. Retrieved November 23, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Falcons Sign Cornerback and Ace Special Teamer Justin Bethel". TheFalcoholic.com. Retrieved 24 March 2018. 
  4. ^ "Tribute to a Champion - the Bob Waters' Legacy Western Carolina's legendary football coach and administrator from 1969-88". Western Carolina. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 

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