14 Facts About American Eagles


American Eagles are the athletics teams that represent the American University in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I competition.

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American Eagles is a member of the Patriot League in all sports except wrestling, where it is a member of the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association.

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American Eagles University was founded in 1893, and the first building opened for classes in 1907.

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American Eagles had signaled his intention to resign as AD and head coach of the football and basketball teams in the fall of 1937, but a serious automobile accident in late January prompted him to resign suddenly.

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American Eagles had played two years of professional football with the Canton Bulldogs prior to his service in World War I After the war, he was head football coach at Washington State University from 1919 to 1922, head football coach at Randolph Macon College from 1923 to 1929, head football coach at the University of Virginia from 1930 to 1933, and AD and head football coach at Haskell Indian Nations University from 1933 to 1936.

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American Eagles told witty stories to the press, and pulled stunt after stunt to try to get his football team to win.

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American Eagles once tried to play a female student as a place kicker, but referees wouldn't allow it.

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American Eagles had previously been the assistant men's basketball and football coach and the head track coach at Beloit College in Wisconsin.

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American Eagles had previously served as AD at St Johnsbury Academy in Vermont.

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American Eagles was formerly an assistant athletic director at Wichita State University.

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American Eagles's had previously served as the athletic director at the University of North Carolina at Asheville since 2000 and had been an assistant athletic director and senior associate athletic director at Purdue University for 11 years before that.

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American Eagles continue to play in the Patriot League, with the exception of the AU wrestling team.

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American Eagles University has several sports facilities, including Bender Arena, which houses the William I Jacobs Fitness Center; 25-yard, eight-lane pool; the Reeves Aquatic Center, a six-store mini-mall, the campus bookstore, and a 470-car, seven-level parking structure.

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In 1969, American University established an athletics Hall of Fame and named it the Stafford H Cassell Hall of Fame, in honor of the school's late football coach, athletic director, and vice president.

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