Howard Bison and Lady Bison

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Howard Bison and Lady Bison
University Howard University
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
Location Washington, DC
Varsity teams 17
Football stadium William H. Greene Stadium
Basketball arena Burr Gymnasium
Nickname Bison (men)
Lady Bison (women)
‹See Tfm›     Blue  ‹See Tfm›     Pewter blue  ‹See Tfm›     Red

The Howard Bison and Lady Bison are the intercollegiate athletic teams representing Howard University in Washington, DC.[1] The Bison compete in the NCAA's Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS)[2] and are members of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference for most sports.[3] On July 16, 2015, the Athletics Department unveiled new logos.[4]

Varsity teams[edit]

Howard University sponsors teams in eight men's and eleven women's NCAA sanctioned sports:[5]


Main article: Howard Bison football


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 competed as an independent for many years, but the Bison became an affiliate member of the Sun Belt Conference when it resumed men's soccer after a 20 year absence in 2014. Over they years, Howard has 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.[6]

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.[7]


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