The San Jose State Spartans play in the Division I FBS as members of the Mountain West Conference. The team got its start in 1893, quickly gaining recognition through the '30s as a powerhouse team with 12 consecutive winning seasons. The Spartans also won eight conference championship titles. In 1932 and 1939, the Spartans had undefeated seasons. In 1939, San Jose State was nationally recognized with a No. 19 rank in the AP Poll. The Spartans continued their climb into the '90s with 15 winning seasons, four bowl games, and nearly 50 players being NFL drafted. As of 2017, over 100 former Spartan players have gone on to play for the NFL. With lots to prove and the talent to get it done, the action-packed Spartan football games are the place to be this season. Grab your San Jose State Spartans football tickets at StubHub.
Where do the San Jose State Spartans play?
Catch the San Jose State Spartans football games live at the CEFCU Stadium located in San Jose, Calif. Previously known as Spartan Stadium for over eight decades, the CEFCU Stadium has a current seating capacity of 30,456. The stadium features field turf, an updated scoreboard, sound system, and JumboTron. Current renovation plans include a new operations center to house locker rooms, offices, an auditorium and additional seating on the 50-yard line. Beyond being the home to the San Jose State Spartan games, the CEFCU Stadium held the 1999 Women's World Cup Series.
Who is the San Jose State Spartans head coach?
The San Jose State Spartans have had 31 head coaches throughout the team's history. Since his induction in 2016, Brent Brennan has been the head coach for the Spartans football program. Brennan played as a wide receiver for UCLA before graduating in 1996. Brennan started his coaching career as an assistant coach at Woodside High School. He then served in various coaching positions at the University of Hawaii, University of Washington, University of Arizona and Oregon State University before accepting a position as head coach at San Jose State University.
Who are the San Jose State Spartans biggest rivals?
The biggest rivals to the San Jose State Spartans are the Fresno State Bulldogs, who represent California State University, Fresno. With the schools' close proximity and long-standing competition in the Mountain West Conference, it was a sure bet that these two football teams would be instant opponents. Due to Fresno being the largest city within the agriculturally rich San Joaquin Valley and San Jose being the largest city in the metropolitan Silicon Valley, it stands to reason that there may be some fun-loving cultural hostility behind the two rivalries as well. To raise the stakes, the winning team of annual rivalry games takes home the Valley Trophy. Dating back to 1921, the matchup between the Spartans and the Bulldogs is a game that you don't want to miss.
Who are some notable players from the San Jose State Spartans?
As of 2017, 132 former Spartan football players have gone on to play in the National Football League. San Jose State University is also one of only five schools to produce two alumni, Bill Walsh and Dick Vermeil, that went on to coach Super Bowl-winning teams. Former player Steve Clarkson went on to create the Steve Clarkson Dreammaker quarterback camp. After playing for the Spartans, Neal Dahlen went on to break a world record by winning seven Super Bowl rings. Terry Donahue became head coach at UCLA and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
How is the tailgating scene at San Jose State Spartans football games?
San Jose State University presents an awesome tailgating experience for Spartan fans. Enjoy on-site professional DJs, delicious grilled food, alcoholic beverages and contagious energy that will carry you right to kickoff.Back to Top
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