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Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions Football Tickets
Conference:Southwestern Athletic Conference
Stadium:Golden Lion Stadium
Head Coach:Cedric Thomas
Location:Pine Bluff, Ark.
Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions TicketsThe University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Golden Lions football team promises an exciting season this year. The team plays in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision, which makes for some exciting matchups and rivalries. The team is also members of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. This conference is considered a first-rate conference and is known for having a high number of alumni that are affiliated with professional football teams. When you watch a Golden Lions game, you may be seeing athletes who are destined for NFL fame later in their careers. This makes for some fast-paced action on the field and is one of the reasons why games are typically packed with loyal fans. This promises to be an excellent season with games against top teams such as Alabama A & M, Mississippi Valley State, Southern and Texas Southern. Be sure to get your game tickets at Stubhub for Golden Lions football and other sporting events.
Where are home games played?Golden Lions home games are played atGolden Lion Stadium, with a seating capacity of 16,000. The stadium has been the home of the Golden Lions ever since its opening in 2000. It is the official stadium for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The stadium has natural grass turf and is open to the elements, making for some interesting play, at times. There are concessions available, but many fans enjoy tailgating before the game. Most of the seating is bleacher-style seats.
When did the team begin?The Golden Lions Football team first organized in 1915 at Branch Normal College. In 1927, the school changed its name to Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical and Normal College (AM&N), The first intercollegiate sports were organized, and the lion became the mascot of the teams in 1927. In 1972, the college merged with the University of Arkansas System, and it became the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). In 1991, the UAPB football team won two national championships.
What was the best season for UAPB?Season records are only available since 1997. The best season for UAPB was the 2009–2010 season with 18 wins and 16 losses. The second-best season was 2012–2013 with 16 wins, and 14 loses. These were also the best years in terms of conferences wins and losses. Conference totals for 2009–2010 were 14 wins and four losses. For 2012–2013, the UAPB had 15 wins and three losses. The team's record is better for conference games than for its overall scores.
Have any of the UAPB football alumni been drafted by the NFL?UAPB football has quite a history of players who have been drafted into the NFL. The first one was Robert Brown, who was drafted into the San Francisco 49ers in 1964. More than 30 players from UAPB have been drafted to professional NFL teams. Some of the most notable names to be picked up by the NFL include Ceasar Belser, Amos Ayres, Billy Austin, Tommy Gay, Mike McInnis and Courtney Van Buren. The NFL team that has drafted the most UAPB players is the Green Bay Packers.
Has UAPB ever won an SWAC championship?The SWAC championship game is held in December. It pits the eastern division champion against the western division champion. Since 2015, the winner of the game represents the SWAC in the Celebration Bowl. Toyota sponsors the bowl game. UAPB has played in two championship games, with one win and one loss. The championship win was in 1966. The team is yet to play in a bowl game.
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