List of college athletic programs in Virginia

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This is a list of college athletics programs in the U.S. state of Virginia.

Notes:

  • This list is in a tabular format, with columns arranged in the following order, from left to right:
    • Athletic team description (short school name and nickname), with a link to the school's athletic program article if it exists. When only one nickname is listed, it is used for teams of both genders.(Note that in recent years, many schools have chosen to use the same nickname for men's and women's teams even when the nickname is distinctly masculine.) When two nicknames are given, the first is used for men's teams and the other is used for women's teams. Different nicknames for a specific sport within a school are noted separately below the table.
    • Full name of school.
    • Location of school.
    • Conference of the school (if conference column is left blank, the school is either independent or the conference is unknown).
  • Apart from the ongoing conversions, the following notes apply:
    • Following the normal standard of U.S. sports media, the terms "University" and "College" are ignored in alphabetization, unless necessary to distinguish schools (such as Boston College and Boston University) or are actually used by the media in normally describing the school (formerly the case for the College of Charleston, but media now use "Charleston" for that school's athletic program).
    • Schools are also alphabetized by the names they are most commonly referred to by sports media, with non-intuitive examples included in parentheses next to the school name. This means, for example, that campuses bearing the name "University of North Carolina" may variously be found at "C" (Charlotte), "N" (North Carolina, referring to the Chapel Hill campus), and "U" (the Asheville, Greensboro, Pembroke, and Wilmington campuses, all normally referred to as UNC-{campus name}).
    • The prefix "St.", as in "Saint", is alphabetized as if it were spelled out.

NCAA[edit]

Division I[edit]

Team School City Conference Sport sponsorship
Foot-
ball
Basketball Base-
ball
Soft-
ball
Soccer
M W M W
George Mason Patriots George Mason University Fairfax Atlantic 10 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hampton Pirates and Lady Pirates Hampton University Hampton Big South FCS Yes Yes No Yes No Yes
James Madison Dukes James Madison University Harrisonburg Colonial FCS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Liberty Flames and Lady Flames Liberty University Lynchburg Atlantic Sun FBS [a] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Longwood Lancers Longwood University Farmville Big South No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Norfolk State Spartans Norfolk State University Norfolk MEAC FCS Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Old Dominion Monarchs Old Dominion University Norfolk C-USA FBS Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Radford Highlanders Radford University Radford Big South No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Richmond Spiders University of Richmond Richmond Atlantic 10 FCS [b] Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
VCU Rams Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond Atlantic 10 No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Virginia Cavaliers University of Virginia Charlottesville ACC FBS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
VMI Keydets Virginia Military Institute Lexington Southern FCS Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Virginia Tech Hokies Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University [c] Blacksburg ACC FBS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
William & Mary Tribe College of William & Mary Williamsburg Colonial FCS Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
  1. ^ Liberty's football team competes as an independent.
  2. ^ Richmond's football team competes in the Colonial Athletic Association.
  3. ^ The university prefers the shortened name "Virginia Tech" over its legal name for both athletic and non-athletic purposes.

Division II[edit]

Team School City Conference Sport sponsorship
Foot-
ball
Basketball Base-
ball
Soft-
ball
M W
Virginia State Trojans Virginia State University Petersburg CIAA Yes Yes Yes Yes [a] Yes
Virginia Union Panthers Virginia Union University Richmond CIAA Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Virginia–Wise Cavaliers University of Virginia's College at Wise Wise South Atlantic Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  1. ^ Virginia State's baseball team competes as an independent.

Division III[edit]

Team School City Conference Sport sponsorship
Foot-
ball
Basketball Base-
ball
Soft-
ball
Soccer
M W M W
Averett Cougars Averett University Danville USA South [a] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bridgewater Eagles Bridgewater College Bridgewater Old Dominion Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Christopher Newport Captains Christopher Newport University Newport News Coast to Coast Yes [b] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Eastern Mennonite Royals Eastern Mennonite University Harrisonburg Old Dominion No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Emory and Henry Wasps Emory and Henry College Emory Old Dominion [c] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ferrum Panthers Ferrum College Ferrum Old Dominion Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hampden–Sydney Tigers Hampden–Sydney College Hampden Sydney Old Dominion Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No
Hollins Hollins University Roanoke Old Dominion No No Yes No No No Yes
Lynchburg Hornets University of Lynchburg Lynchburg Old Dominion No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mary Baldwin Fighting Squirrels Mary Baldwin University Staunton USA South No No [d] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mary Washington Eagles University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg Coast to Coast No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Marymount Saints Marymount University Arlington Atlantic East No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Randolph WildCats Randolph College Lynchburg Old Dominion No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Randolph–Macon Yellow Jackets Randolph–Macon College Ashland Old Dominion Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Roanoke Maroons Roanoke College Salem Old Dominion No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shenandoah Hornets Shenandoah University Winchester Old Dominion Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Southern Virginia Knights Southern Virginia University Buena Vista Coast to Coast [e] Yes [f] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sweet Briar Vixens Sweet Briar College Sweet Briar Old Dominion No No No No No No Yes
Virginia Wesleyan Marlins Virginia Wesleyan University Virginia Beach Old Dominion No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Washington and Lee Generals Washington and Lee University Lexington Old Dominion Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
  1. ^ Averett will join the Old Dominion conference in 2022–23.
  2. ^ Christopher Newport's football team competes in the New Jersey Athletic Conference.
  3. ^ If approved by the Division II Membership Committee, Emory & Henry will begin a three-year transition to Division II in 2021–22 and join the South Atlantic Conference in 2022–23.
  4. ^ Mary Baldwin's men's basketball team will begin play in 2021–22.
  5. ^ Southern Virginia will join the USA South Athletic Conference in 2021–22.
  6. ^ Southern Virginia's football team competes in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

NAIA[edit]

Team School City Conference Sport sponsorship
Foot-
ball
Basketball Base-
ball
Soft-
ball
Soccer
M W M W
Bluefield Rams Bluefield College Bluefield Appalachian Athletic Yes [a] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  1. ^ Bluefield's football team competes in the Mid-South Conference.

NJCAA[edit]

Team School City Conference
Bryant & Stratton Bobcats Bryant & Stratton College Virginia Beach Region X
Patrick Henry Patriots Patrick Henry Community College Martinsville Region X
Paul D. Camp Hurricanes Paul D. Camp Community College Franklin Region X
Richard Bland Statesmen Richard Bland College Prince George Region X

USCAA[edit]

Team School City Conference
The Apprentice Builders The Apprentice School Newport News Eastern Metro
Christendom Crusaders Christendom College Front Royal
Virginia University of Lynchburg Dragons Virginia University of Lynchburg Lynchburg

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