The Presbyterian Blue Hose Football team represents Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina. The program was initially founded in 1913 and switch leagues throughout its early years until it finally settled in the Big South Conference in 2008 when it moved to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision from Division II. The team has experienced some success since making the move to the FBS, making the playoffs in 2005 and going undefeated in the conference. The Blue Hose got their name from sportswriters in the 1920s who gave them the nickname regarding the blue socks they wore during games. Currently, the head coach is Tommy Spangler who took over the job in 2017 after being promoted from being the team's offensive coordinator. The team has one primary rival, the Newberry Wolves. They play the Wolves each year in a battle to see who will take home the Bronze Derby. They play their home games at Bailey Memorial Stadium on a grass surface. If you are shopping for Presbyterian Blue Hose Football tickets, visit StubHub.
Where does the Presbyterian Blue Hose play its home games?
During the regular season, Presbyterian plays its home games at Bailey Memorial Stadium. The stadium was first constructed and opened in 2002, and it's a state-of-the-art facility with a lot of modern amenities. The surface on the field is grass, and it is used in the offseason as a multifunctional venue.
What was the Presbyterian Blue Hose football team's record last season?
In 2018, the Blue Hose finished the season with a win-loss record of 2–8. The two wins the team achieved were out of conference, giving them an in-conference win-loss record of 0–5. The Blue Hose will be trying to improve on that record in 2019.
Who is the head coach for the Presbyterian Blue Hose?
The current head coach for the Blue Hose is Tommy Spangler. He took over the position in 2018 and led the team to a 2–8 record. Interestingly, this is the second stint at the school for Spangler. He was also the head coach of the team from 2001 to 2006. During that sting, he had multiple winning seasons and made a postseason appearance. He is hoping to bring that success back to the program.
Who are some notable players that have played for the Presbyterian Blue Hose?
Two players in the history of the program have been drafted in the NFL. Most recently, former Blue Hose player, Justin Bethel was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in 2012. He has since moved teams to Baltimore. During his career so far, Bethel has made three Pro Bowls and has made First Team as an All-Pro twice.
Have the Presbyterian Blue Hose ever won a conference championship?
Yes. The Blue Hose have won multiple conference championships. They have won one during their current stint in the Southern Athletic Conference in 2005. The team plans on moving to the Pioneer League in 2021, changing their status when it comes to scholarships.
Where can I get Presbyterian Blue Hose Football tickets?
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What conference do the Presbyterian Blue Hose play in?
The Blue Hose play in the Big South Conference. Other teams in the conference include Campbell, Gardner-Webb, North Alabama and Monmouth. Most of Presbyterian's home games will be against other teams in the Big South Conference.Back to Top
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