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Cal State Los Angeles
Golden Eagles
University California State University, Los Angeles
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
NCAA Division II
Athletic director Daryl Gross
Location Los Angeles, California
Varsity teams 14
Basketball arena Eagle's Nest Arena
Baseball stadium Reeder Field
Soccer stadium Jesse Owens Track
Nickname Golden Eagles
Colors Black and Gold[1]

The Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles (also Cal State LA Golden Eagles) are the athletic teams that represent California State University, Los Angeles in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Golden Eagles compete as members of the California Collegiate Athletic Association for all 10 varsity sports. Cal State LA previously competed in Division I and was a founding member of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association in 1969. It left the conference in 1974.

Cal State LA's more than 11 acres (4.5 ha) of athletic facilities is named the Billie Jean King Sports Complex. The sports complex—designation which was approved by the CSU Board of Trustees Sept. 21—features the Eagles Nest Gymnasium, the University Stadium, Jesse Owens Track and Field, Reeder Field (baseball), the swimming pool, and tennis and basketball courts.[2]


The Eagles Nest is home to the Cal State LA basketball and volleyball teams. The arena seats just over 3,200 fans at full capacity. In 1984, the Eagles Nest hosted the Summer Olympics judo competition. In July 1984 the Olympic Mural, “Olympic Fantasy,” a mosaic tile work by muralist Guillermo "Bill" Granizo, was installed on west side of the arena in remembrance of the event.[3][4][5]

Billie Jean King Sports Complex[edit]

Two-story, 8,500 sf facility is sited between the CSULA stadium running track and the university tennis center. The lower level women’s and men’s locker / training facilities and the public rest rooms are accessible for use by both the stadium and the tennis courts. This allows the university soccer, track and field and tennis teams to share the facilities. The upper level contains both the CSULA Sports Hall of Fame and a hospitality suite with a small serving kitchen. This level is enclosed with floor to ceiling windows and contains a covered outdoor terrace for uninterrupted viewing of both the tennis courts and the stadium soccer field and track. The site surrounding the building includes grandstands for viewing tennis and an outdoor assembly area for university events.

Varsity sports[edit]



In 1964, the undefeated Diablos were voted national champions, via the UPI coaches' poll, for the NCAA's College Division.[6]

Cal State LA's football program was disbanded after the 1977 season.[7]


Bob Clark won the NCAA Division I Golf Championship in 1969.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Cal State LA Brand | Colors & Typography". Retrieved July 14, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Billie Jean King Sports Complex | Spotlight". Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  3. ^ "cslainf1.php | California State University, Los Angeles". Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-14. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  5. ^ "Greenlee Plaza | Spotlight". Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  6. ^ UPI (December 3, 1964). "Wittenberg Nosed Out For Grid Poll Crown"Paid subscription required. The Times Recorder. Zanesville, Ohio. Retrieved February 18, 2017 – via 
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