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Team: Central Arkansas Bears Football
League: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision, Southland Conference
Home Games: Estes Stadium
Head Coach: Nathan Brown
Conference Titles: 20
All-Time Greats: Nathan Brown, Monte Coleman, Willie Davis, Charlie Strong, Mike Norvell, Tremon Smith
Rivals: McNeese State, Arkansas Tech
Central Arkansas Bears Football TicketsThe history of the Central Arkansas Bears football program is not as long as other intercollegiate football teams, but it is still filled with notable former players, championships and excitement. The Bears' first session took place in 1908. Home games are played at First Security Field at Estes Stadium. The team joined the Southland Conference in 2007. Notable former players include Nathan Brown, Monte Coleman and Willie Davis, all of whom have become coaches or spent several seasons in the NFL. At the end of the 2018 season, the team's overall record was 540–365–42. The Bears have made several playoff appearances and have 20 conference titles. Many consider the period between 1979–1992 to have been the most successful for Central Arkansas football because the team captured 13 of 14 championship titles. Its most significant rival is McNeese State. StubHub is your source for Central Arkansas Bears tickets.
Where do the Central Arkansas Bears play?All home Central Arkansas Bears games take place at First Security Field at Estes Stadium. It currently has a capacity of 10,000. The attendance record was set on September 1, 2011, when the Bears played against Henderson State and 12,755 attended the game. The stadium opened on September 22, 1939. Due to its age, it has seen several upgrades, renovations and expansions.
Who is the Central Arkansas Bears head coach?Nathan Brown is the current head coach of the Central Arkansas Bears. A former player, he spent his college days at Central Arkansas as the starting quarterback all four years. As a Bear, he set several records. When Brown graduated, he immediately began his coaching career at his alma mater. On December 9, 2017, he was announced as the new head coach and has an overall record of 6–5.
Who are some notable players from Central Arkansas?The Central Arkansas Bears have their fair share of notable former players. Monte Coleman spent 16 years in the NFL as a linebacker with the Washington Redskins. Coleman is now a coach. Willie Clark Davies spent eight seasons in the NFL as a wide receiver. Tremon Smith was drafted in 2018 by the Kansas City Chiefs as a running back. When he was at Central Arkansas, he was a cornerback.
How is the tailgating scene at Central Arkansas games?Tailgating does occur before every home Central Arkansas Bears game. The scene is spirited and plenty. Tailgaters can reserve their spots before the season begins. The fee covers all the home games for that season, and you can opt for regular or premium spots. Tailgating at the Bruce Street Tailgate begins six hours before kickoff. It is a good idea to be aware of the street closures that occur on game day. At the Farris Center parking lot, tailgaters will find The Bear Ground, which consists of a sponsored tailgate area.
What are the top games this year for Central Arkansas Bears football?McNeese State is Central Arkansas' biggest rival and a top game to watch. Known as the Red Beans and Rice Bowl, the two teams last faced each other in 2018. Due to scheduling conflicts, the rivalry has not played out every season. In 2019, other top games that will be played at Estes Stadium against Central Arkansas are when Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston State and Southeastern Louisiana stop by.
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