Northeastern State RiverHawks
|Northeastern State RiverHawks|
|University||Northeastern State University|
|Athletic director||Tony Duckworth|
|Football stadium||Doc Wadley Stadium|
|Basketball arena||NSU Event Center|
|Mascot||Rowdy the RiverHawk|
|Fight song||"Northeastern, Northeastern"|
Green and White|
The Northeastern State RiverHawks are the sports teams of Northeastern State University located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. They participate in the NCAA's Division II and in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA).
Northeastern State University announced on May 23, 2006 that they would be dropping "Redmen" in favor of a new mascot to represent the school. Although the "Redmen" name was not deemed to be hostile or abusive towards Native Americans by the NCAA, restrictions connected to the use of American Indian nicknames could have affected future NSU athletic competitions had NSU not taken the initiative to comply before the Redmen name became an issue. The university announced its new athletic name as the RiverHawks on Nov. 14, 2006.
Northeastern, Northeastern is the official fight song for Northeastern State University.
- Billy Bock, late baseball coach for four high schools winning nine state titles.
- Jarrett Byers, former St. Louis Rams wide receiver.
- Larry Coker, former head coach at the University of Miami.
- Bob Hudson, former NFL player.
- Ronnie Jones, American football coach.
- Derrick Moore, former NFL player.
- Carrie Underwood, American Idol Winner and Country Music Star
- NSUOK Graphic Standards (PDF). Retrieved 2016-03-23.
- "Members: Northeastern State University". 2013. Retrieved Oct 19, 2013.
- "NSU Announces Plans to Find a New Mascot". NSU. Retrieved 2008-01-27.
- "It's Official – It's the NSU RiverHawks". NSU. Retrieved 2008-01-27.
- "ESPN". ESPN.com.
- Rowdy the RiverHawk
- "NSU Fight Song".