Central Missouri Mules football
2020 Central Missouri Mules football team
Central Missouri Athletics wordmark.svg
First season1894 (1894)
Athletic directorJerry Hughes
Head coachJim Svoboda
9th season, 65–28 (.699)
StadiumAudrey J. Walton Stadium
(capacity: 10,000)
FieldVernon Kennedy Field
Year built1928
Field surfaceSpinTurf
LocationWarrensburg, Missouri
NCAA divisionDivision II
ConferenceThe MIAA
All-time record559–511–51 (.521)
Playoff appearances2
Playoff record2–2
Conference titles8
ColorsCardinal and black[1]
   
Fight songGo Mules!
MascotMo the Mule
Marching bandMarching Mules
OutfitterNike
Websitewww.ucmathletics.com

The Central Missouri Mules football program represents the University of Central Missouri in college football and competes in the NCAA Division II. In 1912, Central Missouri was a charter member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA), and has remained in the league.[2] UCM's home games are played at Audrey J. Walton Stadium in Warrensburg, Missouri.

Central Missouri's football program dates back to 1894,[3] and has won eight conference championships, and appeared in the NCAA Division II playoffs twice in 2002, and 2010.[4] Entering the 2015 season, Central Missouri's all-time record was 529–507–52.

The team is currently coached by Josh Lamberson, who has 1 win as of October 29, 2022.[5]

Conference affiliations

Championships

Year Conference Coach Overall record Conference record
1926 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association Theodore C. Reid 7–0–1 4–0
1956† Lew Comer 7–2 4–1
1970† Howard Mahanes 9–2 5–1
1983† Terry Noland 6–5 4–1
1986 9–2 5–0
1987† 7–3–1 5–0–1
1988† 6–5 5–1
2003† Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Willie Fritz 9–2 7–2
2019† Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Jim Svoboda 11–2 10–1
Total Conference championships: 9
† Denotes co-champions

Playoff appearances

NCAA Division II

The Mules have made four appearances in the NCAA Division II playoffs, with a combined record of 3-4.

Year Round Opponent Result
2002 First Round Northern Colorado L, 28–49
2010 First Round
Second Round
Regional Final
West Texas A&M
Abilene Christian
NW Missouri State
W, 55–35
W, 55–41
L, 20–37
2016 First Round Harding L, 31–48
2019 First Round
Second Round
Indianapolis
Ferris State
W, 37–27
L, 10–37

Stadium

Main article: Audrey J. Walton Stadium (Central Missouri)

The Mules have played their home games at Audrey J. Walton Stadium since 1928. The current capacity of the stadium is at 10,000.

All-time record vs. current MIAA teams

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 Oklahoma 5 1 0 .833 Lost 1 2012
Emporia State 40 19 4 .667 Won 1 1901
Fort Hays State 9 5 0 .643 Lost 1 1964
Lindenwood 7 0 0 1.000 Won 7 2011
Missouri Southern 22 15 2 .590 Won 3 1973
Missouri Western 16 17 1 .485 Won 3 1975
Nebraska–Kearney 7 2 0 .778 Won 5 1960
Northeastern State 5 9 0 .357 Won 5 1962
Northwest Missouri State 34 61 2 .361 Lost 5 1921
Pittsburg State 11 42 2 .218 Won 3 1916
Washburn 28 18 2 .604 Won 5 1902
Totals 183 189 13 .492 Source:[7]

Alumni in professional football

See also: List of Central Missouri Mules in the NFL Draft

References

  1. ^ UCM Brand and Style Guide. November 9, 2017. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  2. ^ "Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association". themiaa.com.
  3. ^ "Central Missouri State Historical Data". cfbdatawarehouse.com. Archived from the original on March 27, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  4. ^ NCAA.com, ed. (2013). "Championships" (PDF). 2013 Division II Football Records Book. NCAA. Retrieved December 31, 2013.
  5. ^ "All-Time Coaching Records by Year". cfbdatawarehouse.com. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  6. ^ DeLassus, David (2014). "Central Missouri Composite Championship Listing". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on August 10, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  7. ^ DeLassus, David (2015). "Central Missouri State vs Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (Current Conference Membership)". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on September 10, 2015. Retrieved April 23, 2015.