Tennessee State Tigers and Lady Tigers
|Tennessee State Tigers|
|University||Tennessee State University|
|Conference||Ohio Valley Conference|
|Athletic director||Teresa L. Phillips|
|Varsity teams||7 men's & 8 women's|
|Football stadium||LP Field|
|Basketball arena||Gentry Complex|
|Mascot||Aristocat the Tiger|
The Tennessee State Tigers and Lady Tigers are the intercollegiate athletic teams of Tennessee State University (TSU), located in Nashville, Tennessee. The Tigers athletic program is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) and competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision . As a member of the Ohio Valley Conference, Tennessee State is the only HBCU competing in Division I that is not a member of an athletic conference made up entirely of historically black institutions.
Men's Intercollegiate Sports
Women's Intercollegiate Sports
Men's Basketball: Gentry Center
Football: LP Field
Softball: Tiger Stadium
Tennis: TSU Tennis Court Complex
Indoor Track & Field: Gentry Center
Outdoor Track & Field: Edward S. Temple Track
In 1957, John McClendon and Dick Barnett led the first historically black college (HBCU) to win a national basketball title, winning the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) championship. The school went on to win the NAIA title again in 1958 and '59.
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