Howard Bison and Lady Bison
|Howard Bison and Lady Bison|
|Conference||Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Atlantic Sun Conference (women's lacrosse)
Sun Belt Conference (men's soccer, starting 2014)
Southwestern Athletic Conference (women's soccer, starting 2014)
|NCAA||Division I FCS|
|Athletic director||Louis "Skip" Perkins|
|Football stadium||William H. Greene Stadium|
|Basketball arena||Burr Gymnasium|
Lady Bison (women)
The Howard Bison and Lady Bison are the intercollegiate athletic teams representing Howard University in Washington, DC. The Bison compete in the NCAA's Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference for most sports.
Howard University sponsors teams in eight men's and eleven women's NCAA sanctioned sports:
Men's Intercollegiate Sports
Women's Intercollegiate Sports
- # = Through the 2013 season, the men's and women's soccer competed as independents. In 2014, the women's team will join the Southwestern Athletic Conference, while the men's team will join the Sun Belt Conference.
- † = The lacrosse team competes in the Atlantic Sun Conference.
The Howard Bison began competing in 1974. The Howard Bison have won 4 regular season conference championships, 3 conference tournament championships, and have appeared in 2 NCAA tournaments (1981 & 1992).
As the only team in the MEAC playing men's soccer, the Bison's men's soccer team currently competes as an independent but will become an affiliate member of the Sun Belt Conference in 2014. Over they years, they have had an up and down history, with NCAA championship seasons and other years seeing little success; the 2013 team had only one win in eighteen games.
Bison teams qualified for the NCAA tournament in 1962, 1963, 1970†, 1971†, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1988, 1989, and 1997. In six College Cup appearances, they were NCAA Champions in 1974, runners-up in 1988, third in 1972, and fourth in 1975; additional first (1971) and third (1971) place finishes were vacated by the NCAA.