UCR Highlanders football represented the campus from the 1955 through the 1975 college football seasons. The Highlanders originally competed as an Independent before they joined the California Collegiate Athletic
Association (CCAA) in 1969.
During their 21 years of competition, the Highlanders compiled an all-time record of 84 wins, 83 losses and 8 ties (84–83–8), according to Wikipedia. In December of 1975, UCR announced its resignation from intercollegiate football completion because of “poor attendance,” despite winning its conference title two years and posting an undefeated league record, as reported by the Ellensburg Daily Record.