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Washburn Ichabods football

Washburn Ichabods football
2014 Mid–America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football season
First season 1891 (1891)
Athletic director Loren Ferre'
Head coach Craig Schurig
13th year, 87–51–0 (.630)
Home stadium Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl
Year built 1928
Stadium capacity 7,200
Stadium surface Sportexe surface
Location Topeka, Kansas
League NCAA Division II
Conference MIAA
Postseason bowl record 5–4–0 (.556)
Conference titles 8

Blue and White

Fight song "For Washburn and Her Team"
Mascot The Ichabod
Marching band Marching Blues
Major rival Emporia State University

The Washburn Ichabods football program represents Washburn University in college football. They participate in Division II sports within the NCAA. The team plays their home games in Yager Stadium, located on the Washburn University campus in Topeka, Kansas.

Wasburn's football program dates back to 1891.[1] The Ichabods claimed one MIAA conference championship in 2005, but 12 conference championships all together. Under Craig Schurig, the Ichabods have appeared in the Division II playoffs in 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2011.[1]


Schurig era

Year Coach Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Craig Schurig (Mid–America Intercollegiate Athletics Association) (2007–present)
2002 Craig Schurig 3–8–0 3–6–0 6th
2003 Craig Schurig 5–6–0 3–6–0 6th
2004 Craig Schurig 8–4–0 6–3–0 3rd W Mineral Water Bowl
2005 Craig Schurig 9–3–0 7–1–0 1st L NCAA Div. II Playoffs
2006 Craig Schurig 7–4–0 6–3–0 4th
2007 Craig Schurig 8–4–0 7–2–0 2nd
2008 Craig Schurig 6–5–0 4–5–0 6th
2009 Craig Schurig 8–3–0 6–3–0 2nd
2010 Craig Schurig 8–4–0 6–3–0 3rd
2011 Craig Schurig 10–3–0 7–2–0 2nd L NCAA Div. II Playoffs
2012 Craig Schurig 7–4–0 7–4–0 6th
2013 Craig Schurig 8–3–0 7–3–0 3rd
Total: 87–51–0
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.

Post-season play

Year Bowl Game Opponent Result
1974 Mineral Water Bowl Millikin University W 21–7
1976 Mineral Water Bowl Benedictine College L 14–29
1986 Aztec Bowl Mexican All-Stars W 27–8
1988 NAIA Playoffs University of Arkansas at Monticello W 27–8
2004 Mineral Water Bowl Northern State University W 36–33
2005 NCAA Second Round Playoffs Northwest Missouri State University L 32–42
2007 NCAA Second Round Playoffs West Texas A&M University L 39–40
2011 NCAA First Round Playoffs Abilene Christian University W 52–49
2011 NCAA Second Round Playoffs Pittsburg State University L 22–31


Conference championships

Year Conference Coach Overall Record Conference Record
1907 Kansas Conference Garfield Weede 8–0 5–0
1931 Central Conference Ernest Bearg 7-3
1949 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Dick Godlove 7–2
1953 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Dick Godlove 7–1
1954 Great Plains Athletic Conference Dick Godlove 6–2
1964 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Ellis Rainsberger 8–1 4–0
1983 Central States Intercollegiate Conference George Tardlff 8–2 6–1
2005 Mid–America Intercollegiate
Athletics Association
Craig Schurig 9–3 7–1
Total Conference Championships: 8


The Ichabods have played their home games in Yager Stadium since 1928.[3]

Notable players


  1. ^ a b Washburn Media Guide
  2. ^ WU Media Guide, 2009 - pages 116-19
  3. ^ Yager Stadium

External links

  • Official website
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