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Team: The Citadel Bulldogs
League: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision
Conference: Southern Conference
Home Stadium: Johnson Hagood Stadium<
Head Coach: Brent Thompson
Colors: White and Citadel Blue
The Citadel Bulldogs Football TicketsThe Bulldogs of the Military College of South Carolina, a school more commonly known as The Citadel, play football in the Southern Conference alongside such storied programs as the Virginia Military Institute, Mercer University and Wofford College. The Citadel is one of the powerhouses of the conference, having won it four times and winning back-to-back conference titles as recently as 2015 and 2016. Fans turn out in blue and white to cheer on their champions during Citadel Bulldogs football games. The Bulldogs hosts home games at Johnson Hagood Stadium, which has a capacity of 21,000 people. Buy The Citadell bulldogs football tickets at stubhub.com.
What is The Citadel Bulldogs' biggest football matchups in 2019?The Bulldogs open the 2019 campaign with a home game against Towson on August 31. The team plays at Georgia Tech on September 14 and has a game with Western Carolina University at home on October 12. The Homecoming game will be versus Mercer on October 26, and the Bulldogs close out its regular season against Wofford on November 23.
Who are the marquis players on The Citadel squad?The 2019 Citadel Bulldogs feature key talents on the offensive and defensive lines as well as at linebacker. Defensive lineman Joseph Randolph II was named to the All Southern Conference Preseason 1st Team, as was linebacker Willie Eubanks III. The Bulldogs' offensive line had two players named to the All Southern Conference Preseason 2nd Team: Haden Haas and Drew McEntyre.
Who is the head coach of the Bulldogs?The head coach for The Citadel is Brent Thompson, who took on that role following the 2015 season, prior to which he served as the Bulldogs' offensive coordinator. He has led the Bulldogs to a 20-14 record and one FCS Playoff berth during his time as head coach.
What teams are The Citadel's historical rivals?The Citadel's main rivals are the Furman Paladins and the Virginia Military Institute Keydets. The VMI game is billed every year as the Military Classic of the South. The Citadel Bulldogs has a record of 42-30-2 versus VMI since it first played in 1920, but it has not fared as well against the Paladins. The Citadel Bulldogs has a 36-60-3 record versus Furman since that rivalry began all the way back in 1913.
Who are the best known players to have played for The Citadel Bulldogs?Since its first season in 1905, there have been a number of standout football players for Citadel football. Among them are running back Stump Mitchell, who had a 1,000-yard season for the Arizona Cardinals in 1985, and Travis Jervey, another running back who played in two Super Bowls for the Green Bay Packers and who was once named an NFL All Pro. The team has retired six jersey numbers over the years, those of Jack Douglas (14), Lester Smith (15), Stump Mitchell (35), Brian Ruff (51), Marc Buoniconti (59) and John Small (66).
Has The Citadel Bulldogs ever made the FCS Playoffs?The Citadel plays in the NCAA's Division I Football Championship Subdivision and has made the playoffs five times, in 1988, 1990, 1992, 2015 and 2016. It won first-round games in 1992 and 2015. In the Bulldogs' most recent playoff appearance, the team earned a first-round bye thanks to its 10-2 season record and 8-0 record in the Southern Conference, but it lost in the second round of the playoffs to conference rival Wofford.
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