The City 6 refers to an informal association of college athletic programs in the Philadelphia area. It is not a conference; in fact, the six schools that are members of the City 6 are members of four separate conferences: the Atlantic 10, Big East, Colonial Athletic Association, and Ivy League.
The colleges in the City 6 are all of the Philadelphia Big 5 schools—La Salle University, Saint Joseph's University (SJU), Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Villanova University—along with Drexel University.
Rivalries between these schools are intensified because of this association, as well as the fact that each university is located within a 15-mile radius of one another. The most intense rivalry among the City 6 schools, however, is that between Saint Joseph's and Villanova. This match-up is referred to as the Holy War.
Officially, "City 6" refers to the City 6 Extramural Classic, which features the best intramural teams from each school competing against one another. The classic was founded in 1986 by representatives from Saint Joseph's and Temple. Games between the intramural programs are held at such locations as SJU's Hagan Arena, Penn's Franklin Field, and Villanova Stadium.
Over 13,000 intramural participants have competed in City 6 events over the last twenty years.
Varsity basketball 
The website Philahoops.com is specifically devoted to coverage of the City 6 men's basketball programs.
|Drexel University||University City||1891||Private||19,882||1986||Dragons||Colonial Athletic Association|
|La Salle University||Germantown||1863||Private/Catholic||6,012||1995||Explorers||Atlantic 10|
|Saint Joseph's University||West Philadelphia/Lower Merion Township||1851||Private/Catholic||7,542||1982||Hawks||Atlantic 10|
|Temple University||North Philadelphia||1884||Public||31,600||1982||Owls||Big East|
|University of Pennsylvania||University City||1740||Private||19,813||1986||Quakers||Ivy League|
|Villanova University||Villanova||1842||Private/Catholic||9,535||1986||Wildcats||Big East|
- City 6 History
- City 6 Champions
- City 6 20th Anniversary
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