Haskell Indian Nations Fighting Indians

Haskell Indian Nations Fighting Indians

Haskell Indian Nations
Fighting Indians
University Haskell Indian Nations University
Conference Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference
NAIA Region IV
Athletic director Judith Gipp
Location Lawrence, KS
Varsity teams 8
Football stadium Haskell Memorial Stadium
Nickname Fighting Indians
Fight song Onward, Haskell!
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Website .com.haskellathleticswww

Haskell Indian Nations University athletic teams are known as the Fighting Indians. They participate in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference.[1][2]


  • Sports 1
  • Football 2
  • Men's basketball 3
  • Women's basketball 4
  • Fight song 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8



1914 Haskell football team

Haskell fielded their first football team in 1896.[3] From the 1900s to the 1930s, Haskell’s football program was referred to as the “Powerhouse of the West,” playing teams from Harvard, Yale, Brown, Missouri, Nebraska, Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A&M, Wisconsin and Minnesota.[4] But in 1931, a new superintendent (R. D. Baldwin) made the decision to shift the college football team to high school status following the 1931 season. With fewer teams available to play, Haskell dropped football after the 1938 season.[3] Football at Haskell would not be resumed again until 2000.

Men's basketball

Men's basketball at Haskell has brought nationwide attention with its ability to bring Native American talent to the basketball court.[5]

Women's basketball

Women's basketball at Haskell Indian Nations University has made several post-season appearances including the Indian College National Basketball Tournament.

Fight song

Haskell Indian Nations Fighting Indians fight song is named Onward Haskell.[6]
Lyrics are below.

Onward Haskell... Onward Haskell[6]
This is our war cry[6]
Keep the good old name before you never let it die[6]
Rah! Rah! Rah![6]
Onward Haskell... Onward Haskell[6]
Fight for the dear old school[6]
Fight Indians, Fight for Haskell's dear old name![6]

See also


  1. ^ "Haskell Indian Nations University Athletics: Quick Facts". Haskell.edu. Retrieved 2012-10-19. 
  2. ^ "Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference: Members". Mcac-naia.org. Retrieved 2012-10-19. 
  3. ^ a b "Shaping College Football: The Transformation of an American Sport, 1919-1930 - Raymond Schmidt - Google Books". Books.google.com. 2007-06-30. Retrieved 2012-10-19. 
  4. ^ Name * (2009-06-01). "Haskell Indian Nations University Commemorates 125th Anniversary, Recognizes Painful History - Higher Education". Diverseeducation.com. Retrieved 2012-10-19. 
  5. ^ Dana O'Niell (January 13, 2010). ""Haskell offers haven for hidden talent"".  
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h Fight song

External links

  • Official website