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Northern Colorado Bears football

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Seating capacity

NCAA division
Division I FCS

Claimed nat'l titles
2 (D-II) (1996, 1997)

Head coach
Earnest Collins, Jr.

Big Sky Conference

Blue, Gold

Greeley, Colorado

All-time record
428–450–27 (.488)

Division I (NCAA)

Nottingham Field

First season

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Conference titles
12 (D-II) RMAC - 4 GPAC - 3 NCC - 5

The Northern Colorado Bears football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the University of Northern Colorado located in Greeley, Colorado. The team competes in the Big Sky Conference at the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) level. The university's first football team was fielded in 1893. The team plays its home games at the on campus 8,533 seat Nottingham Field. The Bears are coached by Earnest Collins.


Conference affiliation


Below is the list of conferences in which Northern Colorado has been a member.

As of the 2014 season.

National championships

Northern Colorado made two appearances in the NCAA Division II National Championship Game. The Bears defeated Carson–Newman, 23-14 in 1996, and later defeated New Haven, 51-0 in 1997.

Playoff appearances (NCAA Division II)


The Bears have appeared in the NCAA Division II playoffs six times with an overall record of 12–7.

Highest attendance


Below is a list of the Bears best-attended home games at Nottingham Field.

As of the 2014 season.

Yearly attendance


Below is the Bears home attendance by season at Nottingham Field.

As of the 2014 season.

Notable former players

Notable alumni include:

  • Reed Doughty
  • Vincent Jackson
  • Dirk Johnson
  • Bill Kenney
  • Corte McGuffey
  • Brad Pyatt
  • Tony Ramirez
  • Aaron Smith
  • Dave Stalls
  • Frank Wainright
  • Jed Roberts
  • Herve Tonye-Tonye
  • Cedric Tillman
  • Mark Sedinger
  • Brian Scott
  • References

    Northern Colorado Bears football Wikipedia

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