Lincoln Blue Tigers
UniversityLincoln University
ConferencesThe MIAA (primary)
NCAADivision II
Athletic directorKevin Wilson
LocationJefferson City, Missouri
Varsity teams11
Football stadiumDwight T. Reed Stadium
Basketball arenaJason Gymnasium
Baseball stadiumLU Baseball Field
NicknameBlue Tigers
Fight song"LU Fight Song"
ColorsNavy blue and white[1]
Lincoln wordmark.svg
MIAA logo in Lincoln's colors
MIAA logo in Lincoln's colors

The Lincoln Blue Tigers are the sports teams of Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. The Blue Tigers participate at the NCAA Division II level in Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). Lincoln competed in the MIAA from 1970 to 1999 when it left due to not sponsoring a football team since 1989. The university competed in the Heartland Conference from 1999 to 2010, of which, Lincoln is a founding conference member. The school revitalized its football program and reentered the MIAA in 2010.[2]

Sports sponsored

Men's sports Women's sports
Basketball Basketball
Football Cross Country
Golf Golf
Track and field Softball
Track and field
† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor

Women's track and field

The Lincoln Blue Tigers women's track and field team made NCAA Division II history by winning the Outdoor Track and Field Championships five consecutive times, from 2003 to 2007. They won a sixth title in 2009 and a seventh in 2014.[3][4]

Former programs

In May 2016 Lincoln dropped its baseball and women's tennis programs. In June 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic Lincoln dropped its women's bowling program.[5]

National championships

The Blue Tigers have won fourteen NCAA Division II team championships.


Association Division Sport Year Opponent/Runner-up Score
NCAA (14) Division II (14) Women's Indoor Track and Field (5) 2004 Adams State 62–58 (+4)
2006 Abilene Christian 87–5013 (+3623)
2009 Grand Valley State 10012–48 (+5212)
2010 Ashland
Grand Valley State
56–47 (+9)
2016 Hillsdale 60–58 (+2)
Women's Outdoor Track and Field (9) 2003 St. Augustine's 98–67 (+31)
2004 Adams State 85–81 (+4)
2005 Cal State Bakersfield 108–53 (+55)
2006 Abilene Christian 93–86 (+7)
2007 Abilene Christian 8212–69 (+1312)
2009 Adams State 85–82 (+3)
2014 Johnson C. Smith 64–59 (+5)
2018 Saint Augustine's 60–4812 (+1112)
2019 Adams State 64–54 (+10)


Fight song

Lincoln University doesn't have a name for their fight song, but it is sung to the tune of The Washington And Lee Swing.[6]

Alma mater

Sung to the tune of "Ach wie ist's möglich dann", an old German folk song published in 1827 and variously credited to Georg Heinrich or Friedrich Silcher Kuchen, Lincoln's fight song is called Lincoln, O, Lincoln. (The West Point and Wake Forest alma maters also use the same tune.)[6]

Notable alumni


  1. ^ This Is Lincoln. A guide to branding our Lincoln University. Retrieved May 1, 2020.
  2. ^ Lincoln returns to MIAA – St. Joseph News-Press – February 2, 2009[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "DII Women's Outdoor Track & Field".
  4. ^ "Lincoln University of Missouri Blue Tigers – Lincoln University Track & Field to be Inducted Into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame". Lincoln University.
  5. ^ "Lincoln drops women's bowling from athletic program". News Tribune. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Lincoln University Songs". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2013-10-18.
  7. ^ Courier staff (October 11, 1930). "Missouri Classic Attracts". The Pittsburgh Courier. p. 14. Retrieved July 8, 2021.
  8. ^ Courier-Journal staff (April 10, 1938). "Decker Is Signed to Manage Black Colonels". The Louisville Courier-Journal. p. 58. Retrieved July 8, 2021.