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Team: Howard Bison
Conference:Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Stadium: William H. Greene Stadium
Head Coach: Ron Prince
Location: Washington, D.C.
Howard Bison Football TicketsThe Howard Bison football team is one of the oldest in the nation, and it has an impressive record. It is the football team associated with Howard University. The Howard Bison has claimed national titles five times, made a playoff appearance, and has three conference titles to its name. Games are intense and highly charged with excitement, especially when the team plays rivals such as the Hampton Pirates, Morehouse College Maroon Tigers, the Morgan State Bears and the Georgetown Hoyas. In 2017, Howard Bison made history when it defeated its first FBS opponent in the history of the program. The team defeated the UNLV Rebels 43-40. This was the biggest point-spread upset in college football history. Howard Bison also boasts an impressive list of alumni who made it into the NFL after graduation. A resume like this creates some exciting action on the field and the finest in athletic entertainment. Be sure to get your game tickets early at StubHub for an exciting season of Howard Bison football and other sporting events.
Where are Howard Bison’s home games played?Home games are played at William H. Greene Stadium. This 7,086-seat multipurpose stadium is located in Washington, D.C. It opened in 1926 and was named in honor of a Washington physician. The playing field is made of artificial turf. The stadium underwent a major renovation in 1986.
When did the Howard Bison football team form?The Howard Bison football team was put together in 1893 and has a long tradition of winning. It was originally in the Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association before joining the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in 1971.
Have any Howard Bison members been inducted into the Collegiate Hall of Fame?Two members of the Howard Bison organization have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. They are Willie Jeffries and Doug Porter. Jeffries played five seasons at Howard University and then went on to become the first African-American head coach of an NCAA Division I-A football program at a primarily white college. He was entered into the Hall of Fame in 2010. Doug Porter was the head coach for Howard University for four years from 1974 to 1978. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2008.
Have any Howard Bison football alumni been drafted by the NFL?Howard has had 23 players participate in the draft, and 12 were picked to play for NFL teams. The highest-ranking pick was Ron Bartell, who was the 50th pick in the second round of the draft in 2005. Other NFL draftees include Antoine Bethea, Jimmie Johnson, Sean Vanhorse, Jay Walker, Tim Watson and Jose White. They played for teams that include the St. Louis Rams, Washington Redskins, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings.
Who are Howard Bison’s rivals?Howard Bison has four major rivalries, one going back to the early history of the school, and another that developed over a 50-year old Washington high school hoops feud. The power struggle between Georgetown and Howard goes back to a high school feud that started in the 1960s. The two rivals would eventually go on to become rival coaches, and the rivalry spread from basketball to football. The Hampton University rivalry is known as the Battle of the “Real HU.” Since 1908, Howard has won 42 of the games, and Hampton has won 51. One game ended in a tie. Both sides of the rivalry have experienced long winning streaks, making an upset exciting for the fans.
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