List of NCAA Division I institutions

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This is a list of NCAA Division I institutions.

Division I Institutions[edit]

There are currently 353 American colleges and universities classified as Division I for NCAA competition. 49 of the 50 U.S. states, plus the District of Columbia, are represented. Only Alaska does not currently have a D-I institution.

Full member institutions[edit]

List of NCAA Division I institutions[1]
School Common name Team City State Type Primary conference
Abilene Christian University Abilene Christian Wildcats Abilene Texas Private/Churches of Christ Southland Conference
University of Akron Akron Zips Akron Ohio State Mid-American Conference
University of Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide Tuscaloosa Alabama State Southeastern Conference
Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University Alabama A&M Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs Huntsville Alabama State Southwestern Athletic Conference
University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB Blazers Birmingham Alabama State Conference USA
Alabama State University Alabama State Hornets and Lady Hornets Montgomery Alabama State Southwestern Athletic Conference
University at Albany, SUNY Albany Great Danes Albany New York State America East Conference
Alcorn State University Alcorn State Braves and Lady Braves Lorman Mississippi State Southwestern Athletic Conference
American University American Eagles Washington, D.C. District of Columbia Private/Methodist Patriot League
Appalachian State University Appalachian State Mountaineers Boone North Carolina State Sun Belt Conference
University of Arizona Arizona Wildcats Tucson Arizona State Pac-12 Conference
Arizona State University Arizona State Sun Devils Tempe Arizona State Pac-12 Conference
University of Arkansas Arkansas Razorbacks and Razorback women[A 1] Fayetteville Arkansas State Southeastern Conference
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock[A 2] Trojans Little Rock Arkansas State Sun Belt Conference
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Arkansas–Pine Bluff Golden Lions and Golden Lady Lions Pine Bluff Arkansas State Southwestern Athletic Conference
Arkansas State University Arkansas State Red Wolves Jonesboro Arkansas State Sun Belt Conference
Auburn University Auburn Tigers Auburn Alabama State Southeastern Conference
Austin Peay State University Austin Peay Governors and Lady Govs Clarksville Tennessee State Ohio Valley Conference
Ball State University Ball State Cardinals Muncie Indiana State Mid-American Conference
Baylor University Baylor Bears and Lady Bears Waco Texas Private/Baptist Big 12 Conference
Belmont University Belmont Bruins Nashville Tennessee Private/Christian Ohio Valley Conference
Bethune-Cookman University Bethune–Cookman Wildcats Daytona Beach Florida Private/Methodist Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Binghamton University Binghamton Bearcats Vestal New York State America East Conference
Boise State University Boise State Broncos Boise Idaho State Mountain West Conference
Boston College Boston College Eagles Chestnut Hill Massachusetts Private/Catholic Atlantic Coast Conference
Boston University Boston University Terriers Boston Massachusetts Private/Non-sectarian Patriot League
Bowling Green State University Bowling Green Falcons Bowling Green Ohio State Mid-American Conference
Bradley University Bradley Braves Peoria Illinois Private/Non-Sectarian Missouri Valley Conference
Brigham Young University BYU Cougars Provo Utah Private/Latter-Day Saints West Coast Conference
Brown University Brown Bears Providence Rhode Island Private/Non-Sectarian Ivy League
Bryant University Bryant Bulldogs Smithfield Rhode Island Private/Non-Sectarian Northeast Conference
Bucknell University Bucknell Bison Lewisburg Pennsylvania Private/Non-Sectarian Patriot League
University at Buffalo Buffalo Bulls Buffalo New York State Mid-American Conference
Butler University Butler Bulldogs Indianapolis Indiana Private/Non-Sectarian Big East Conference[a]
University of California, Berkeley California[A 3] Golden Bears Berkeley California State Pac-12 Conference
University of California, Davis UC Davis Aggies Davis California State Big West Conference[b]
University of California, Irvine UC Irvine Anteaters Irvine California State Big West Conference
University of California, Los Angeles UCLA Bruins Los Angeles California State Pac-12 Conference
California Polytechnic State University Cal Poly Mustangs San Luis Obispo California State Big West Conference[b]
University of California, Riverside UC Riverside Highlanders Riverside California State Big West Conference
University of California, Santa Barbara UC Santa Barbara Gauchos Santa Barbara California State Big West Conference
California State University, Bakersfield Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners Bakersfield California State Western Athletic Conference[c]
California State University, Fresno Fresno State Bulldogs Fresno California State Mountain West Conference
California State University, Fullerton Cal State Fullerton Titans Fullerton California State Big West Conference
California State University, Long Beach Long Beach State 49ers[A 4] Long Beach California State Big West Conference
California State University, Northridge Cal State Northridge[A 5] Matadors Northridge California State Big West Conference
California State University, Sacramento Sacramento State Hornets Sacramento California State Big Sky Conference
Campbell University Campbell Fighting Camels and Lady Camels Buies Creek North Carolina Private/Baptist Big South Conference
Canisius College Canisius Golden Griffins Buffalo New York Private/Catholic Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
University of Central Arkansas Central Arkansas Bears and Sugar Bears Conway Arkansas State Southland Conference
Central Connecticut State University Central Connecticut Blue Devils New Britain Connecticut State Northeast Conference
University of Central Florida UCF Knights Orlando Florida State American Athletic Conference
Central Michigan University Central Michigan Chippewas Mount Pleasant Michigan State Mid-American Conference
College of Charleston College of Charleston[A 6] Cougars Charleston South Carolina State Colonial Athletic Association
Charleston Southern University Charleston Southern Buccaneers[A 7] North Charleston South Carolina Private/Baptist Big South Conference
Chicago State University Chicago State Cougars Chicago Illinois State Western Athletic Conference
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati Bearcats Cincinnati Ohio State American Athletic Conference
The Citadel The Citadel Bulldogs Charleston South Carolina State Southern Conference
Clemson University Clemson Tigers Clemson South Carolina State Atlantic Coast Conference
Cleveland State University Cleveland State Vikings Cleveland Ohio State Horizon League
Coastal Carolina University Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Conway South Carolina State Sun Belt Conference
Colgate University Colgate Raiders Hamilton New York Private/Non-sectarian Patriot League
University of Colorado Boulder Colorado Buffaloes Boulder Colorado State Pac-12 Conference
Colorado State University Colorado State Rams Fort Collins Colorado State Mountain West Conference
Columbia University Columbia Lions Manhattan New York Private/Non-sectarian Ivy League
University of Connecticut UConn Huskies Storrs Connecticut State American Athletic Conference[d]
Coppin State University Coppin State Eagles Baltimore Maryland State Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Cornell University Cornell Big Red Ithaca New York Private/Statutory state Ivy League
Creighton University Creighton Bluejays Omaha Nebraska Private/Catholic Big East Conference
Dartmouth College Dartmouth Big Green Hanover New Hampshire Private/Non-sectarian Ivy League
Davidson College Davidson Wildcats Davidson North Carolina Private/Presbyterian Atlantic 10 Conference[a]
University of Dayton Dayton Flyers Dayton Ohio Private/Catholic Atlantic 10 Conference[a]
University of Delaware Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens Newark Delaware Private-state hybrid Colonial Athletic Association
Delaware State University Delaware State Hornets and Lady Hornets Dover Delaware State Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
University of Denver Denver Pioneers Denver Colorado Private/Non-sectarian The Summit League
DePaul University DePaul Blue Demons Chicago Illinois Private/Catholic Big East Conference
University of Detroit Mercy Detroit[A 8] Titans Detroit Michigan Private/Catholic Horizon League
Drake University Drake Bulldogs Des Moines Iowa Private/Non-sectarian Missouri Valley Conference[a]
Drexel University Drexel Dragons Philadelphia Pennsylvania Private/Non-sectarian Colonial Athletic Association
Duke University Duke Blue Devils Durham North Carolina Private/Non-sectarian Atlantic Coast Conference
Duquesne University Duequesne Dukes Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Private/Catholic Atlantic 10 Conference[e]
East Carolina University East Carolina Pirates and Lady Pirates Greenville North Carolina State American Athletic Conference
East Tennessee State University East Tennessee State[A 9] Buccaneers and Lady Buccaneers Johnson City Tennessee State Southern Conference
Eastern Illinois University Eastern Illinois Panthers Charleston Illinois State Ohio Valley Conference
Eastern Kentucky University Eastern Kentucky[A 10] Colonels Richmond Kentucky State Ohio Valley Conference
Eastern Michigan University Eastern Michigan Eagles Ypsilanti Michigan State Mid-American Conference
Eastern Washington University Eastern Washington Eagles Cheney Washington State Big Sky Conference
Elon University Elon Phoenix Elon North Carolina Private/Non-sectarian Colonial Athletic Association
University of Evansville Evansville Purple Aces Evansville Indiana Private/Methodist Missouri Valley Conference
Fairfield University Fairfield Stags Fairfield Connecticut Private/Catholic Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Fairleigh Dickinson University Fairleigh Dickinson Knights Hackensack New Jersey Private/Non-sectarian Northeast Conference
University of Florida Florida Gators Gainesville Florida State Southeastern Conference
Florida A&M University Florida A&M Rattlers and Lady Rattlers Tallahassee Florida State Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Florida Atlantic University Florida Atlantic Owls Boca Raton Florida State Conference USA
Florida Gulf Coast University FGCU Eagles Fort Myers Florida State Atlantic Sun Conference
Florida International University FIU Panthers Miami Florida State Conference USA
Florida State University Florida State Seminoles Tallahassee Florida State Atlantic Coast Conference
Fordham University Fordham Rams Bronx New York Private/Catholic Atlantic 10 Conference[f]
Furman University Furman Paladins and Lady Paladins Greenville South Carolina Private/Non-sectarian Southern Conference
Gardner–Webb University Gardner–Webb Runnin' Bulldogs Boiling Springs North Carolina Private/Baptist Big South Conference
George Mason University George Mason Patriots Fairfax Virginia State Atlantic 10 Conference
George Washington University George Washington Colonials Washington District of Columbia Private/Non-sectarian Atlantic 10 Conference
Georgetown University Georgetown Hoyas Washington District of Columbia Private/Catholic Big East Conference[f]
University of Georgia Georgia Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs[A 11] Athens Georgia State Southeastern Conference
Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Atlanta Georgia State Atlantic Coast Conference
Georgia Southern University Georgia Southern Eagles and Lady Eagles Statesboro Georgia State Sun Belt Conference
Georgia State University Georgia State Panthers Atlanta Georgia State Sun Belt Conference
Gonzaga University Gonzaga Bulldogs Spokane Washington Private/Catholic West Coast Conference
Grambling State University Grambling Tigers and Lady Tigers Grambling Louisiana State Southwestern Athletic Conference
Grand Canyon University Grand Canyon Antelopes Phoenix Arizona Private/Christian Western Athletic Conference
Hampton University Hampton Pirates and Lady Pirates Hampton Virginia Private/Non-sectarian Big South Conference
University of Hartford Hartford Hawks West Hartford Connecticut Private/Non-sectarian America East Conference
Harvard University Harvard Crimson Cambridge[A 12] Massachusetts Private/Non-sectarian Ivy League
University of Hawaii at Manoa Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and Rainbow Wahine[A 13] Honolulu Hawaii State Big West Conference[g]
High Point University High Point Panthers High Point North Carolina Private/Methodist Big South Conference
Hofstra University Hofstra Pride Hempstead New York Private/Non-sectarian Colonial Athletic Association
College of the Holy Cross Holy Cross Crusaders Worcester Massachusetts Private/Catholic Patriot League
University of Houston Houston Cougars Houston Texas State American Athletic Conference
Houston Baptist University Houston Baptist Huskies Houston Texas Private/Baptist Southland Conference
Howard University Howard Bison and Lady Bison Washington District of Columbia Private/Non-sectarian Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
University of Idaho Idaho Vandals Moscow Idaho State Big Sky Conference
Idaho State University Idaho State Bengals Pocatello Idaho State Big Sky Conference
University of Illinois at Chicago UIC[A 14] Flames Chicago Illinois State Horizon League
Illinois State University Illinois State Redbirds Normal Illinois State Missouri Valley Conference[h]
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign Illinois Fighting Illini UrbanaChampaign Illinois State Big Ten Conference
University of the Incarnate Word Incarnate Word[A 15] Cardinals San Antonio Texas Private/Catholic Southland Conference
Indiana University Indiana Hoosiers Bloomington Indiana State Big Ten Conference
Indiana State University Indiana State Sycamores Terre Haute Indiana State Missouri Valley Conference[h]
Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis IUPUI Jaguars Indianapolis Indiana State Horizon League
Iona College Iona Gaels New Rochelle New York Private/Catholic Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
University of Iowa Iowa Hawkeyes Iowa City Iowa State Big Ten Conference
Iowa State University Iowa State Cyclones Ames Iowa State Big 12 Conference
Jackson State University Jackson State Tigers and Lady Tigers Jackson Mississippi State Southwestern Athletic Conference
Jacksonville University Jacksonville Dolphins Jacksonville Florida Private/Non-Sectarian Atlantic Sun Conference[i]
Jacksonville State University Jacksonville State Gamecocks Jacksonville Alabama State Ohio Valley Conference
James Madison University James Madison Dukes Harrisonburg Virginia State Colonial Athletic Association
University of Kansas Kansas Jayhawks Lawrence Kansas State Big 12 Conference
Kansas State University Kansas State Wildcats Manhattan Kansas State Big 12 Conference
Kennesaw State University Kennesaw State Owls and Lady Owls Kennesaw Georgia State Atlantic Sun Conference[j]
Kent State University Kent State Golden Flashes Kent Ohio State Mid-American Conference
University of Kentucky Kentucky Wildcats Lexington Kentucky State Southeastern Conference
La Salle University La Salle Explorers Philadelphia Pennsylvania Private/Catholic Atlantic 10 Conference
Lafayette College Lafayette Leopards Easton Pennsylvania Private/Presbyterian Patriot League
Lamar University Lamar Cardinals and Lady Cardinals Beaumont Texas State Southland Conference
Lehigh University Lehigh Mountain Hawks Bethlehem Pennsylvania Private/Non-Sectarian Patriot League
Liberty University Liberty Flames and Lady Flames Lynchburg Virginia Private/Christian Atlantic Sun Conference[k]
Lipscomb University Lipscomb Bisons and Lady Bisons Nashville Tennessee Private/Churches of Christ Atlantic Sun Conference
Long Island University LIU[A 16] Sharks Brooklyn New York Private/Non-Sectarian Northeast Conference
Longwood University Longwood Lancers Farmville Virginia State Big South Conference
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Louisiana[A 17] Ragin' Cajuns Lafayette Louisiana State Sun Belt Conference
University of Louisiana at Monroe Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks Monroe Louisiana State Sun Belt Conference
Louisiana State University LSU Tigers and Lady Tigers[A 18] Baton Rouge Louisiana State Southeastern Conference
Louisiana Tech University Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and Lady Techsters Ruston Louisiana State Conference USA
University of Louisville Louisville Cardinals Louisville Kentucky State Atlantic Coast Conference
Loyola University Chicago Loyola–Chicago[A 19] Ramblers Chicago Illinois Private/Catholic Missouri Valley Conference
Loyola University Maryland Loyola (MD) Greyhounds Baltimore Maryland Private/Catholic Patriot League
Loyola Marymount University Loyola Marymount[A 20] Lions Los Angeles California Private/Catholic West Coast Conference
University of Maine Maine Black Bears Orono Maine State America East Conference
Manhattan College Manhattan Jaspers and Lady Jaspers Riverdale New York Private/Catholic Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Marist College Marist Red Foxes Poughkeepsie New York Private/Catholic Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference[a]
Marquette University Marquette Golden Eagles Milwaukee Wisconsin Private/Catholic Big East Conference
Marshall University Marshall Thundering Herd Huntington West Virginia State Conference USA
University of Maryland, Baltimore County UMBC Retrievers Catonsville Maryland State America East Conference
University of Maryland, College Park Maryland Terrapins College Park Maryland State Big Ten Conference
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks and Lady Hawks Princess Anne Maryland State Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
University of Massachusetts Amherst UMass[A 21] Minutemen and Minutewomen Amherst Massachusetts State Atlantic 10 Conference[l]
University of Massachusetts Lowell UMass Lowell River Hawks Lowell Massachusetts State America East Conference
McNeese State University McNeese State Cowboys and Cowgirls Lake Charles Louisiana State Southland Conference
University of Memphis Memphis Tigers Memphis Tennessee State American Athletic Conference
Mercer University Mercer Bears Macon Georgia Private/Non-Sectarian Southern Conference
University of Miami Miami (FL)[A 22] Hurricanes Coral Gables Florida Private/Non-Sectarian Atlantic Coast Conference
Miami University Miami (OH)[A 23] Redhawks Oxford Ohio State Mid-American Conference
University of Michigan Michigan Wolverines Ann Arbor Michigan State Big Ten Conference
Michigan State University Michigan State Spartans East Lansing Michigan State Big Ten Conference
Middle Tennessee State University Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Murfreesboro Tennessee State Conference USA
University of Minnesota Minnesota Golden Gophers Minneapolis–Saint Paul Minnesota State Big Ten Conference
University of Mississippi Ole Miss[A 24] Rebels Oxford Mississippi State Southeastern Conference
Mississippi State University Mississippi State Bulldogs Starkville Mississippi State Southeastern Conference
Mississippi Valley State University Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils and Devilettes Itta Bena Mississippi State Southwestern Athletic Conference
University of Missouri Missouri Tigers Columbia Missouri State Southeastern Conference
University of Missouri–Kansas City Kansas City[A 25] Roos Kansas City Missouri State Western Athletic Conference[m]
Missouri State University Missouri State Bears and Lady Bears Springfield Missouri State Missouri Valley Conference[h]
Monmouth University Monmouth Hawks West Long Branch New Jersey Private/Non-Sectarian Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference[j]
University of Montana Montana Grizzlies[A 26] Missoula Montana State Big Sky Conference
Montana State University Montana State Bobcats Bozeman Montana State Big Sky Conference
Morehead State University Morehead State Eagles Morehead Kentucky State Ohio Valley Conference[a]
Morgan State University Morgan State Bears and Lady Bears Baltimore Maryland State Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Mount St. Mary's University Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers Emmitsburg Maryland Private/Catholic Northeast Conference
Murray State University Murray State Racers[A 27] Murray Kentucky State Ohio Valley Conference
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Nebraska Cornhuskers Lincoln Nebraska State Big Ten Conference
University of Nebraska Omaha Omaha[A 28] Mavericks Omaha Nebraska State The Summit League
University of Nevada, Las Vegas UNLV Rebels[A 29] Paradise Nevada State Mountain West Conference
University of Nevada, Reno Nevada Wolf Pack Reno Nevada State Mountain West Conference
University of New Hampshire New Hampshire Wildcats Durham New Hampshire State America East Conference
New Jersey Institute of Technology NJIT Highlanders Newark New Jersey State Atlantic Sun Conference
University of New Mexico New Mexico Lobos Albuquerque New Mexico State Mountain West Conference
New Mexico State University New Mexico State Aggies Las Cruces New Mexico State Western Athletic Conference[n]
University of New Orleans New Orleans Privateers New Orleans Louisiana State Southland Conference
Niagara University Niagara Purple Eagles Lewiston New York Private/Catholic Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Nicholls State University Nicholls Colonels Thibodaux Louisiana State Southland Conference
Norfolk State University Norfolk State Spartans Norfolk Virginia State Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University North Carolina A&T Aggies Greensboro North Carolina State Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference[o]
University of North Carolina at Asheville UNC Asheville Bulldogs Asheville North Carolina State Big South Conference
North Carolina Central University North Carolina Central Eagles Durham North Carolina State Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill North Carolina Tar Heels Chapel Hill North Carolina State Atlantic Coast Conference
University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte 49ers Charlotte North Carolina State Conference USA
University of North Carolina at Greensboro UNC Greensboro[A 30] Spartans Greensboro North Carolina State Southern Conference
North Carolina State University NC State Wolfpack Raleigh North Carolina State Atlantic Coast Conference
University of North Carolina at Wilmington UNC Wilmington Seahawks Wilmington North Carolina State Colonial Athletic Association
University of North Dakota North Dakota Fighting Hawks[A 31] Grand Forks North Dakota State The Summit League[p]
North Dakota State University North Dakota State Bison Fargo North Dakota State The Summit League[h]
University of North Florida North Florida Ospreys and Lady Ospreys Jacksonville Florida State Atlantic Sun Conference
University of North Texas North Texas Mean Green Denton Texas State Conference USA
Northeastern University Northeastern Huskies Boston Massachusetts Private/Non-Sectarian Colonial Athletic Association
Northern Arizona University Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Flagstaff Arizona State Big Sky Conference
University of Northern Colorado Northern Colorado Bears Greeley Colorado State Big Sky Conference
Northern Illinois University Northern Illinois Huskies DeKalb Illinois State Mid-American Conference
University of Northern Iowa Northern Iowa[A 32] Panthers Cedar Falls Iowa State Missouri Valley Conference[h]
Northern Kentucky University Northern Kentucky Norse Highland Heights Kentucky State Horizon League
Northwestern University Northwestern Wildcats Evanston Illinois Private/Non-Sectarian Big Ten Conference
Northwestern State University Northwestern State Demons and Lady Demons Natchitoches Louisiana State Southland Conference
University of Notre Dame Notre Dame Fighting Irish South Bend Indiana Private/Catholic Atlantic Coast Conference[q]
Oakland University Oakland Golden Grizzlies Rochester Michigan State Horizon League
Ohio University Ohio Bobcats Athens Ohio State Mid-American Conference
The Ohio State University Ohio State[A 33] Buckeyes Columbus Ohio State Big Ten Conference
University of Oklahoma Oklahoma Sooners Norman Oklahoma State Big 12 Conference
Oklahoma State University–Stillwater Oklahoma State Cowboys and Cowgirls Stillwater Oklahoma State Big 12 Conference
Old Dominion University Old Dominion Monarchs and Lady Monarchs Norfolk Virginia State Conference USA
Oral Roberts University Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Tulsa Oklahoma Private/Christian The Summit League
University of Oregon Oregon Ducks Eugene Oregon State Pac-12 Conference
Oregon State University Oregon State Beavers Corvallis Oregon State Pac-12 Conference
University of the Pacific Pacific Tigers Stockton California Private/Methodist West Coast Conference
University of Pennsylvania Penn Quakers Philadelphia Pennsylvania Private/Non-Sectarian Ivy League
Pennsylvania State University Penn State Nittany Lions[A 34] State College Pennsylvania State-related Big Ten Conference
Pepperdine University Pepperdine Waves Malibu California Private/Churches of Christ West Coast Conference
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh[A 35] Panthers Pittsburgh Pennsylvania State-related Atlantic Coast Conference
University of Portland Portland Pilots Portland Oregon Private/Catholic West Coast Conference
Portland State University Portland State Vikings Portland Oregon State Big Sky Conference
Prairie View A&M University Prairie View A&M Panthers and Lady Panthers Prairie View Texas State Southwestern Athletic Conference
Presbyterian College Presbyterian Blue Hose Clinton South Carolina Private/Presbyterian Big South Conference[r]
Princeton University Princeton Tigers Princeton New Jersey Private/Non-Sectarian Ivy League
Providence College Providence Friars Providence Rhode Island Private/Catholic Big East Conference
Purdue University Purdue Boilermakers West Lafayette Indiana State Big Ten Conference
Purdue University Fort Wayne[s] Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons Fort Wayne Indiana State The Summit League[t]
Quinnipiac University Quinnipiac Bobcats Hamden Connecticut Private/Non-Sectarian Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Radford University Radford Highlanders Radford Virginia State Big South Conference
University of Rhode Island Rhode Island Rams Kingston Rhode Island State Atlantic 10 Conference
Rice University Rice Owls Houston Texas Private/Non-Sectarian Conference USA
University of Richmond Richmond Spiders Richmond Virginia Private/Non-Sectarian Atlantic 10 Conference
Rider University Rider Broncs Lawrenceville New Jersey Private/Non-Sectarian Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Robert Morris University Robert Morris Colonials Moon Township Pennsylvania Private/Non-Sectarian Northeast Conference
Rutgers University Rutgers Scarlet Knights New Brunswick New Jersey State-private hybrid Big Ten Conference
Sacred Heart University Sacred Heart Pioneers Fairfield Connecticut Private/Catholic Northeast Conference
St. Bonaventure University St. Bonaventure Bonnies St. Bonaventure New York Private/Catholic Atlantic 10 Conference
St. Francis College St. Francis Brooklyn[A 36] Terriers Brooklyn New York Private/Catholic Northeast Conference
Saint Francis University Saint Francis (PA)[A 37] Red Flash Loretto Pennsylvania Private/Catholic Northeast Conference
St. John's University St. John's[A 38] Red Storm Jamaica New York Private/Catholic Big East Conference
Saint Joseph's University Saint Joseph's[A 39] Hawks Philadelphia Pennsylvania Private/Catholic Atlantic 10 Conference
Saint Louis University Saint Louis Billikens St. Louis Missouri Private/Catholic Atlantic 10 Conference
Saint Mary's College of California Saint Mary's Gaels Moraga California Private/Catholic West Coast Conference
Saint Peter's University Saint Peter's Peacocks and Peahens Jersey City New Jersey Private/Catholic Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Sam Houston State University Sam Houston State Bearkats Huntsville Texas State Southland Conference
Samford University Samford Bulldogs Homewood Alabama Private/Baptist Southern Conference
University of San Diego San Diego Toreros San Diego California Private/Catholic West Coast Conference[a]
San Diego State University San Diego State Aztecs San Diego California State Mountain West Conference
University of San Francisco San Francisco Dons San Francisco California Private/Catholic West Coast Conference
San Jose State University San Jose State Spartans San Jose California State Mountain West Conference
Santa Clara University Santa Clara Broncos Santa Clara California Private/Catholic West Coast Conference
Seattle University Seattle Redhawks Seattle Washington Private/Catholic Western Athletic Conference
Seton Hall University Seton Hall Pirates South Orange New Jersey Private/Catholic Big East Conference
Siena College Siena Saints Loudonville New York Private/Catholic Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
University of South Alabama South Alabama Jaguars Mobile Alabama State Sun Belt Conference
University of South Carolina South Carolina Gamecocks Columbia South Carolina State Southeastern Conference
South Carolina State University South Carolina State Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs Orangeburg South Carolina State Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
University of South Carolina Upstate USC Upstate[A 40] Spartans Spartanburg South Carolina State Big South Conference
University of South Dakota South Dakota Coyotes Vermillion South Dakota State The Summit League[h]
South Dakota State University South Dakota State Jackrabbits Brookings South Dakota State The Summit League[h]
University of South Florida South Florida Bulls Tampa Florida State American Athletic Conference
Southeast Missouri State University Southeast Missouri[A 41] Redhawks Cape Girardeau Missouri State Ohio Valley Conference
Southeastern Louisiana University Southeastern Louisiana Lions and Lady Lions Hammond Louisiana State Southland Conference
Southern University Southern Jaguars and Lady Jaguars Baton Rouge Louisiana State Southwestern Athletic Conference
University of Southern California USC[A 42] Trojans[A 43] Los Angeles California Private/Non-Sectarian Pac-12 Conference
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Southern Illinois Salukis Carbondale Illinois State Missouri Valley Conference[h]
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville SIU Edwardsville[A 44] Cougars Edwardsville Illinois State Ohio Valley Conference
Southern Methodist University SMU Mustangs University Park Texas Private/Methodist American Athletic Conference
University of Southern Mississippi Southern Miss Golden Eagles and Lady Eagles Hattiesburg Mississippi State Conference USA
Southern Utah University Southern Utah[A 45] Thunderbirds Cedar City Utah State Big Sky Conference
Stanford University Stanford Cardinal Palo Alto California Private/Non-Sectarian Pac-12 Conference
Stephen F. Austin State University Stephen F. Austin[A 46] Lumberjacks and Ladyjacks Nacogdoches Texas State Southland Conference
Stetson University Stetson Hatters DeLand Florida Private/Non-Sectarian Atlantic Sun Conference[a]
Stony Brook University Stony Brook Seawolves Stony Brook New York State America East Conference
Syracuse University Syracuse Orange Syracuse New York Private/Methodist Atlantic Coast Conference
Temple University Temple Owls Philadelphia Pennsylvania State-related American Athletic Conference
University of Tennessee Tennessee Volunteers and Lady Vols[A 47] Knoxville Tennessee State Southeastern Conference
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Chattanooga Mocs Chattanooga Tennessee State Southern Conference
University of Tennessee at Martin UT Martin Skyhawks Martin Tennessee State Ohio Valley Conference
Tennessee State University Tennessee State Tigers and Lady Tigers Nashville Tennessee State Ohio Valley Conference
Tennessee Technological University Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Cookeville Tennessee State Ohio Valley Conference
Texas A&M University Texas A&M Aggies College Station Texas State Southeastern Conference
Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi Texas A&M–Corpus Christi Islanders Corpus Christi Texas State Southland Conference
University of Texas at Arlington Texas–Arlington Mavericks Arlington Texas State Sun Belt Conference
University of Texas at Austin Texas Longhorns Austin Texas State Big 12 Conference
Texas Christian University TCU Horned Frogs and Lady Frogs Fort Worth Texas Private/Disciples of Christ Big 12 Conference
University of Texas at El Paso UTEP Miners El Paso Texas State Conference USA
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley UTRGV Vaqueros Edinburg[A 48] Texas State Western Athletic Conference
University of Texas at San Antonio UTSA Roadrunners San Antonio Texas State Conference USA
Texas Southern University Texas Southern Tigers and Lady Tigers Houston Texas State Southwestern Athletic Conference
Texas State University Texas State Bobcats San Marcos Texas State Sun Belt Conference
Texas Tech University Texas Tech Red Raiders[A 49] Lubbock Texas State Big 12 Conference
University of Toledo Toledo Rockets Toledo Ohio State Mid-American Conference
Towson University Towson Tigers Towson Maryland State Colonial Athletic Association
Troy University Troy Trojans Troy Alabama State Sun Belt Conference
Tulane University Tulane Green Wave New Orleans Louisiana Private/Non-Sectarian American Athletic Conference
University of Tulsa Tulsa Golden Hurricane Tulsa Oklahoma Private/Presbyterian American Athletic Conference
United States Air Force Academy Air Force Falcons Colorado Springs Colorado Federal academy Mountain West Conference
United States Military Academy Army[A 50] Black Knights West Point New York Federal academy Patriot League[u]
United States Naval Academy Navy Midshipmen Annapolis Maryland Federal academy Patriot League[v]
University of Utah Utah Utes[A 51] Salt Lake City Utah State Pac-12 Conference
Utah State University Utah State Aggies Logan Utah State Mountain West Conference
Utah Valley University Utah Valley Wolverines Orem Utah State Western Athletic Conference
Valparaiso University Valpo Crusaders Valparaiso Indiana Private/Lutheran Missouri Valley Conference[a]
Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt Commodores Nashville Tennessee Private/Non-Sectarian Southeastern Conference
University of Vermont Vermont Catamounts Burlington Vermont State America East Conference
Villanova University Villanova Wildcats Radnor Township Pennsylvania Private/Catholic Big East Conference
University of Virginia Virginia Cavaliers Charlottesville Virginia State Atlantic Coast Conference
Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Rams Richmond Virginia State Atlantic 10 Conference
Virginia Military Institute VMI Keydets Lexington Virginia State Southern Conference
Virginia Tech[A 52] Virginia Tech Hokies Blacksburg Virginia State Atlantic Coast Conference
Wagner College Wagner Seahawks Staten Island New York Private/Lutheran Northeast Conference
Wake Forest University Wake Forest Demon Deacons Winston-Salem North Carolina Private/Non-Sectarian Atlantic Coast Conference
University of Washington Washington Huskies Seattle Washington State Pac-12 Conference
Washington State University Washington State Cougars Pullman Washington State Pac-12 Conference
Weber State University Weber State Wildcats Ogden Utah State Big Sky Conference
West Virginia University West Virginia Mountaineers Morgantown West Virginia State Big 12 Conference
Western Carolina University Western Carolina Catamounts Cullowhee North Carolina State Southern Conference
Western Illinois University Western Illinois Leathernecks Macomb Illinois State The Summit League[h]
Western Kentucky University Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and Lady Toppers Bowling Green Kentucky State Conference USA
Western Michigan University Western Michigan Broncos Kalamazoo Michigan State Mid-American Conference
Wichita State University Wichita State Shockers Wichita Kansas State American Athletic Conference
College of William & Mary William & Mary Tribe Williamsburg Virginia State Colonial Athletic Association
Winthrop University Winthrop Eagles Rock Hill South Carolina State Big South Conference
University of Wisconsin–Green Bay Green Bay[A 53] Phoenix Green Bay Wisconsin State Horizon League
University of Wisconsin–Madison Wisconsin Badgers Madison Wisconsin State Big Ten Conference
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Milwaukee[A 54] Panthers Milwaukee Wisconsin State Horizon League
Wofford College Wofford Terriers Spartanburg South Carolina Private/Methodist Southern Conference
Wright State University Wright State Raiders Fairborn Ohio State Horizon League
University of Wyoming Wyoming Cowboys and Cowgirls Laramie Wyoming State Mountain West Conference
Xavier University Xavier Musketeers Cincinnati Ohio Private/Catholic Big East Conference
Yale University Yale Bulldogs New Haven Connecticut Private/Non-Sectarian Ivy League
Youngstown State University Youngstown State Penguins Youngstown Ohio State Horizon League[h]
Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i The football team plays in the Pioneer Football League.
  2. ^ a b The football team plays in the Big Sky Conference.
  3. ^ Primary affiliation changing to the Big West Conference in July 2020.
  4. ^ Primary affiliation changing to the Big East Conference in July 2020.
  5. ^ Duquesne football plays in the Northeast Conference.
  6. ^ a b The football team plays in the Patriot League.
  7. ^ Hawaii football plays in the Mountain West Conference.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j The football team plays in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
  9. ^ Jacksonville played FCS football in the Pioneer Football League through the 2019 season, but dropped that sport after the season.
  10. ^ a b The football team plays in the Big South Conference.
  11. ^ Liberty football currently plays as an FBS independent.
  12. ^ UMass football plays as an FBS independent.
  13. ^ Primary affiliation changing to the Summit League in July 2020.
  14. ^ New Mexico State football currently plays as an FBS independent.
  15. ^ Primary affiliation changing to the Big South Conference in July 2021.
  16. ^ North Dakota football competed as an FCS independent in 2018 and 2019 before joining the Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2020.
  17. ^ Notre Dame football plays as an FBS independent, but has a scheduling agreement with the ACC by which it plays five games each season against ACC schools, and plays each other ACC member at least once every three years.
  18. ^ Presbyterian football will leave the Big South after the 2019 season, spending a transitional season as an FCS independent before joining the Pioneer Football League in 2021. It will remain a full non-football Big South member.
  19. ^ Purdue Fort Wayne was established on July 1, 2018 with the split of Division I member Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) into separate institutions affiliated with Indiana University and Purdue University. The IPFW athletic program transferred completely to Purdue Fort Wayne, inheriting IPFW's memberships in Division I and The Summit League, and rebranded as the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons.[4]
  20. ^ Primary affiliation changing to the Horizon League in July 2020.
  21. ^ Army football plays as an FBS independent.
  22. ^ Navy football plays in the American Athletic Conference.

Transitional schools[edit]

List of NCAA Division II institutions in transition to Division I
School Common name Team City State Type Conference Began transition Full membership
California Baptist University Cal Baptist Lancers Riverside California Private/Southern Baptist Western Athletic Conference July 2018 July 2022[5]
University of North Alabama North Alabama Lions Florence Alabama State Atlantic Sun Conference[a] July 2018 July 2022[6]
Merrimack College Merrimack Warriors North Andover Massachusetts Private/Catholic Northeast Conference[A 55] July 2019 July 2023[7]
  1. ^ North Alabama football competes in the Big South Conference.
List of NCAA Division II institutions scheduled for upward transition
School Common name Team City State Type Future conference Making transition Full membership
Bellarmine University Bellarmine Knights Louisville Kentucky Private/Catholic Atlantic Sun Conference[A 56] From D-II to D-I July 2024[8]
University of California San Diego UC San Diego Tritons San Diego California State Big West Conference[A 57] From D-II to D-I July 2024[9]
Dixie State University Dixie State Trailblazers St. George Utah State Western Athletic Conference[A 58] From D-II to D-I July 2024[10]
Tarleton State University Tarleton[A 59] Texans Stephenville Texas State Western Athletic Conference[A 60] From D-II to D-I July 2024[11]
Tentative (but probable) moves
University of St. Thomas St. Thomas Tommies St. Paul Minnesota Private/Catholic Summit League[A 61] From D-III to D-I July 2025–Pending approval of NCAA to move directly from Division III to Division I.[12]
Augustana University Augustana Vikings Sioux Falls South Dakota Private/Lutheran TBD (Summit League most likely) From D-II to D-I TBD – Augustana announced its intent to move to D-I in December 2018.
It has since been internally studying the needs of the move and expects to request and receive an invitation to join a D-I conference by December 2020.[13]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The formal nickname for women's teams is "Razorbacks", and the university consistently refers to the women's teams as the Razorbacks or Razorback women. The terms "Lady Razorbacks" and "Lady'Backs" have been abandoned by the university.
  2. ^ Although the school now prefers to use "Little Rock" for its athletic programs, and the NCAA has also adopted this usage, national media have yet to fully recognize this change.
  3. ^ The school is also commonly referred to by its short name Cal, or, less commonly, as Cal–Berkeley.
  4. ^ The Long Beach State baseball team is unofficially called "Dirtbags", and the school recognizes the nickname.
  5. ^ The school and the Big West Conference brand the school as CSUN, which has wide media usage but is not yet used by the NCAA.
  6. ^ The school is increasingly branding its athletic program as simply "Charleston". The NCAA and national sports media are inconsistent, using "Charleston" for basketball but "College of Charleston" for other sports.
  7. ^ Charleston Southern's women's golf team is known as the Lady Bucs
  8. ^ Although the school brands itself as Detroit Mercy, it is still usually referred to as Detroit.
  9. ^ The school has long branded itself as ETSU, but media usage is inconsistent.
  10. ^ The school has long branded itself as EKU, but media usage is inconsistent.
  11. ^ The women's gymnastics team is known as "Gym Dogs".
  12. ^ Most of the university is in Cambridge, but some academic buildings and almost all athletic facilities, including the football stadium, lie in Boston.
  13. ^ In July 2013, all Hawaiʻi men's teams adopted the nickname of "Rainbow Warriors". This reversed a 2000 policy that resulted in different men's teams using "Rainbow Warriors", "Warriors", and "Rainbows". All women's teams continue to use "Rainbow Wahine", although the beach volleyball team has mostly deprecated that nickname in favor of "SandBows".
  14. ^ Although UIC is the school's preferred athletic name, national sports media generally use "Illinois-Chicago" in score listings and on first reference.
  15. ^ The school brands itself as UIW, but media usage is inconsistent, largely because the school is still new to Division I.
  16. ^ Before the 2019–20 school year, LIU operated separate NCAA athletic programs at each of its two principal campuses. LIU Brooklyn was a Division I member, while LIU Post was in Division II. The two athletic programs merged in July 2019, with the merged program inheriting Brooklyn's Division I membership.
  17. ^ The school brands its athletic program solely as "Louisiana", with no city identifier, but it is still usually referred to as Louisiana–Lafayette.
  18. ^ The use of "Tigers" or "Lady Tigers" depends on whether a given sport is sponsored for both men and women at the varsity level. In sports that are sponsored for both sexes, women's teams are known as "Lady Tigers". Sports that are sponsored only for one sex use "Tigers".
  19. ^ National sports media generally use "Loyola–Chicago", "Loyola (Chicago)", or "Loyola (Illinois)" to distinguish this school from others with the Loyola name. The NCAA now uses "Loyola–Chicago".
  20. ^ The school brands itself as LMU, but media generally disregard this.
  21. ^ While national media generally use "Massachusetts", the shortened "UMass" is in wide usage, especially in Massachusetts itself.
  22. ^ National media sometimes use "Miami (Florida)" or "Miami (FL)" to distinguish it from Miami University in Ohio.
  23. ^ National media usually use "Miami (Ohio)" or "Miami (OH)" to distinguish it from the University of Miami in Florida.
  24. ^ National media generally use "Mississippi" in score listings and on first reference, but will frequently use "Ole Miss" on later reference. The school athletic department prefers "Ole Miss".
  25. ^ After long insisting on being known as UMKC, the school changed its branding to the commonly used Kansas City in 2019. At the same time, it changed its nickname from the traditional "Kangaroos" to the long-used short form of "Roos".
  26. ^ The women's basketball team is known as the "Lady Griz", but all other women's teams use the "Grizzlies" nickname.
  27. ^ The baseball team is nicknamed "Thoroughbreds" instead of "Racers".
  28. ^ The school has rebranded its athletic program as "Omaha". Both its all-sports league, The Summit League, and its ice hockey league, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference, follow this usage, as does the NCAA. National media, however, still tend to use "Nebraska–Omaha".
  29. ^ The men's basketball team is nicknamed "Runnin' Rebels"; the women's basketball team is "Lady Rebels"; all other teams, whether men's or women's, are simply "Rebels".
  30. ^ The school brands itself as UNCG, though national sports media will refer to it was UNC Greensboro, which is not preferred by the athletic department.
  31. ^ From November 9, 2011 through November 18, 2015, North Dakota had no athletic nickname. In 2011, the state's governor Jack Dalrymple signed a bill into law that allowed the school to drop its former nickname of Fighting Sioux, ending a long-standing controversy over its use. Under the law, UND was not allowed adopt a new nickname until after January 2015.[2] On November 18, 2015, the school announced Fighting Hawks was the new nickname chosen by the students/alumni.[3]
  32. ^ The school has branded itself as UNI almost from being renamed in 1967, but media generally disregard this.
  33. ^ The school brands itself with its legal name of The Ohio State University, but it was denied a trademark on "The".
  34. ^ The Penn State women's basketball team is nicknamed "Lady Lions", but all other women's teams use "Nittany Lions".
  35. ^ The school also widely uses its historic short form of "Pitt".
  36. ^ In 2013, the school changed its athletic brand to "St. Francis Brooklyn" in an attempt to distinguish itself from other schools of that name, notably the fellow Northeast Conference member in Pennsylvania. National media usually use "St. Francis (New York)" instead.
  37. ^ National media usually use "St. Francis (Pennsylvania)" to distinguish it from other schools of that name, notably the fellow Northeast Conference school of the same name in Brooklyn.
  38. ^ Other schools in the U.S. have this name, but national media do not add a location identifier to it, since it is the only "St. John's" whose athletic teams compete in NCAA Division I.
  39. ^ Although there are other schools with this name in the U.S., none of the others are members of NCAA Division I. Therefore, national media refer to it as "Saint Joseph's" (preferred usage) or "St. Joseph's", without a regional identifier, or just St. Joe's/Saint Joe's.
  40. ^ Although the school prefers to use "USC Upstate", national media often use "South Carolina Upstate".
  41. ^ The school is also frequently referred to as SEMO.
  42. ^ The school accepts either "Southern California" or "USC" for athletics purposes; national news media generally use "USC".
  43. ^ Historically, USC women's teams were known as the "Women of Troy". The school now accepts either "Trojans" or "Women of Troy" for use with women's teams.
  44. ^ Although the school prefers to use "SIUE", national media often use "SIU Edwardsvile". The NCAA now uses "SIUE".
  45. ^ The school brands itself as SUU.
  46. ^ The school brands itself as SFA.
  47. ^ In 2017–18, Tennessee allowed women's teams to use the school's historic women's nickname of "Lady Volunteers", reversing a change it had made in 2015–16 that saw only the women's basketball team retain the "Lady" designation. Since then, Tennessee has moved toward a model similar to that used by LSU and Texas Tech, with women's teams in sports sponsored for both sexes using "Lady Volunteers" and other women's teams using "Volunteers".
  48. ^ UTRGV has six campuses within its service area, but its athletic program is based from its Edinburg campus. The school inherited its athletic program from the University of Texas–Pan American, located in Edinburg and merged into UTRGV in 2013, with UTRGV beginning full operation in 2015.
  49. ^ The use of "Red Raiders" or "Lady Raiders" depends on whether a given sport is sponsored for both men and women at the varsity level. In sports that are sponsored for both sexes, women's teams are known as "Lady Raiders". Sports that are sponsored only for one sex use "Red Raiders".
  50. ^ The academy now uses "Army West Point" for marketing purposes, though national media simply use "Army".
  51. ^ The men's basketball team is nicknamed "Runnin' Utes", and the women's gymnastics team is nicknamed "Red Rocks".
  52. ^ The school's formal name is Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, but it uses "Virginia Tech" in all but the most formal contexts.
  53. ^ The school prefers "Green Bay" for its athletic program, and accepts "GB". National sports media were slow to adopt this, generally using "Wisconsin-Green Bay", but the school's preferred usage has become generally accepted since 2011.
  54. ^ The school officially uses "Milwaukee" for its athletic program, and accepts "UWM". As with Green Bay, national media were slow to accept this, preferring "Wisconsin–Milwaukee", but "Milwaukee" is now seeing wide media use.
  55. ^ Accepted as future member by the Northeast Conference in September 2018.
  56. ^ Accepted as future member by the Atlantic Sun Conference in June 2019.
  57. ^ Accepted as future member by the Big West Conference in November, 2017.
  58. ^ Accepted as future member by the Western Athletic Conference in January 2019.
  59. ^ Although the school calls itself Tarleton, it is usually referred to by the media as Tarleton State.
  60. ^ Accepted as future member by the Western Athletic Conference in September 2019.
  61. ^ Accepted as future member by the Summit League in October 2019.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Division I Members". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
  2. ^ "Governor signs Fighting Sioux name bill". ESPN.com. Associated Press. November 9, 2011. Retrieved November 9, 2011.
  3. ^ "Fighting Hawks selected as new nickname for the University of North Dakota". North Dakota Fighting Hawks. November 18, 2015. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  4. ^ "Purdue Fort Wayne Branding Released" (Press release). Purdue University Fort Wayne. June 18, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  5. ^ "Cal Baptist moving to NCAA Division I". The Press-Enterprise & Digital First Media. January 13, 2017. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  6. ^ "UNA to move to Division 1, join ASUN". DecaturDaily.com. December 7, 2016. Retrieved January 22, 2017.
  7. ^ "Merrimack Accepts Invitation to Join Northeast Conference". Northeast Conference/sidearmsports.com. September 10, 2018. Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  8. ^ "DONE D-1 DEAL". wdrb.com. June 17, 2019. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  9. ^ "Cal State Bakersfield, UC San Diego to join Big West Conference". Orange County Register. November 27, 2017. Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  10. ^ "Dixie State to move up to Division I, join Western Athletic Conference in 2020-21". Deseret News. January 11, 2019. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  11. ^ "Stephenville's Tarleton State accepts invite to Division I, will join Western Athletic Conference". Dallas Morning News. September 30, 2019. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  12. ^ "St. Thomas announces intentions to go Division I after getting removed from MIAC". Star Tribune. October 4, 2019. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  13. ^ "Augustana University approves plans to pursue Division I". Sioux Falls Argus Leader. December 14, 2018. Retrieved December 4, 2019.