Alabama A&M Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs

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Alabama A&M Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs
University Alabama A&M University
Conference Southwestern Athletic Conference
NCAA Division I / FCS
Athletic director Bryan Hicks
Location Huntsville, Alabama
Varsity teams 15
Football stadium Louis Crews Stadium
Arena T. M. Elmore Gymnasium
Nickname Bulldogs
Lady Bulldogs
Colors Maroon and White[1]

The Alabama A&M Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs are the athletic teams that represent Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University. The program features 15 varsity sports teams. They participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I as a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. Russell Athletic is the current sponsor of the Alabama A&M University Athletic Department.


National championships[edit]

Association Division Sport Year Opponent Score
NCAA Division II Men's Soccer[2] 1977 Seattle Pacific 2–1
1979 Eastern Illinois 2–0

Individual sports[edit]


Alabama A&M vs. Southern University, 2014

The Alabama A&M Bulldogs are the college football team representing the Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University. The Bulldogs play in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision.


The Alabama A&M Fighting Bulldogs Men's Basketball team is the basketball team that represents Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University in Normal, Alabama. The school's team currently competes in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. Prior to the "Fighting Bulldogs" move to Division 1 in 1998, the team was a regular in the Division II tournament. Notable players include Desmond Cambridge, Mickell Gladness, Obie Trotter, Frank Sillmon, Willie Hayes (basketball), Nigel Moore (basketball), Terrance Vanlier, Craig Lottie, Jeremy Crutcher, and Ladarius Tabb. The Bulldogs were coached by L. Vann Pettaway from 1986 to 2010. During that span, Pettaway amassed a 440-264 record with the a school-best 28-3 in 1992-93 and 1995-96. From 1992 to 1997, the Bulldogs went 136-20.

The Alabama A&M Bulldogs men's basketball team has made the NCAA Tournament once, in 2005.[3]

The AAMU-Alabama State basketball rivalry is annually the highest attended and most anticipated series for both schools.


Alabama A&M's men's soccer team won two NCAA Division II national championships in 1977 and 1979, and was runner-up in Division I in 1981. The program was discontinued following the 2011 season.[4][5]


  1. ^ Alabama A&M University Style Manual (PDF). Retrieved September 11, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Division II Men's Soccer Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved December 3, 2017. 
  3. ^ "NCAA Basketball Tournament History: Alabama A&M Bulldogs". Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ Kennedy, Paul (August 16, 2010). "Alabama A&M to drop men's program". SoccerAmerica. Archived from the original on October 10, 2012. Retrieved October 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ McCarter, Mark (February 18, 2012). "Alabama A&M sports history: Men's soccer program folded after years of success". The Huntsville Times. Archived from the original on October 10, 2012. Retrieved October 9, 2012.