List of NCAA Division I schools that have never sponsored football

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This is a list of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I schools that have never sponsored football as a varsity sport.

Name Location Nickname Primary conference Type Enrollment (total) Founded
Belmont University Nashville, Tennessee Belmont Bruins Ohio Valley Conference private liberal arts 7,244 1890
Binghamton University Vestal, New York Binghamton Bearcats America East Conference public 16,098 1946
California State University, Bakersfield Bakersfield, California Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners Western Athletic Conference public 8,720 1965
Chicago State University Chicago, Illinois Chicago State Cougars Western Athletic Conference public 7,131 1867
Cleveland State University Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland State Vikings Horizon League public 17,204 1923
Florida Gulf Coast University Lee County, Florida Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Atlantic Sun Conference public 14,673 1991
George Mason University near Fairfax, Virginia George Mason Patriots Atlantic 10 Conference public 33,917 1957
Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, Indiana IPFW Mastodons The Summit League public 13,459 1964
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Indianapolis, Indiana IUPUI Jaguars The Summit League public 30,461 1969
Kennesaw State University[A 1] Kennesaw, Georgia Kennesaw State Owls Atlantic Sun Conference public 30,806 1963
Lipscomb University Nashville, Tennessee Lipscomb Bisons Atlantic Sun Conference public 4,580 1891
Longwood University Farmville, Virginia Longwood Lancers Big South Conference public 4,800 1839
New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, New Jersey NJIT Highlanders Independent[A 2] public 10,646 1881
University of North Florida Jacksonville, Florida North Florida Ospreys Atlantic Sun Conference public 16,372 1972
Oakland University Auburn Hills/Rochester Hills, Michigan Oakland Golden Grizzlies Horizon League public 20,169 1957
Oral Roberts University Tulsa, Oklahoma Oral Roberts Golden Eagles The Summit League private, Christian 3,335 1965
Quinnipiac University Hamden, Connecticut Quinnipiac Bobcats Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference private 9,000 1929
Radford University Radford, Virginia Big South Conference Radford Highlanders public 9,798 1910
Seattle University Seattle, Washington Seattle Redhawks Western Athletic Conference private, Jesuit 7,755 1891
University of South Carolina Upstate Spartanburg, South Carolina USC Upstate Spartans Atlantic Sun Conference public 5,500 1967
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, Illinois SIU Edwardsville Cougars Ohio Valley Conference public 13,972 1957
University of California, Irvine Irvine, California UC Irvine Anteaters Big West Conference public, research 30,757 1965
University of Maryland, Baltimore County Baltimore, Maryland UMBC Retrievers America East Conference public 13,979 1966
University of Missouri–Kansas City Kansas City, Missouri UMKC Kangaroos Western Athletic Conference public 15,746 1933
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, North Carolina UNC Greensboro Spartans Southern Conference public 18,502 1891
University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wilmington, North Carolina UNC Wilmington Seahawks Colonial Athletic Association public 12,743 1979
Utah Valley University Orem, Utah Utah Valley Wolverines Western Athletic Conference public 31,556 1941
Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia VCU Rams Atlantic 10 Conference public 31,163 1838
Winthrop University Rock Hill, South Carolina Winthrop Eagles Big South Conference public 6,170 1886
Wright State University Dayton, Ohio Wright State Raiders Horizon League public 17,595 1967

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ On September 15, 2010, Kennesaw State announced that it planned to launch a Division I FCS program in 2014.[1] KSU later delayed the launch of football to 2015.[2]
  2. ^ most teams were members of the Great West Conference until it folded in 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sugiura, Ken (September 15, 2010). "Kennesaw State plans to field 2014 football team". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Kennesaw State Football Joins Big South Conference as Associate Member" (Press release). Kennesaw State Athletics. September 4, 2013. Retrieved October 6, 2013.