List of defunct college football teams

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This is a list of universities in the United States that sponsored football at one time but have since discontinued their programs. The last season that the school fielded a football team is annotated in parentheses.

Division I schools[edit]

School Last Year Notes
University of Alabama at Birmingham 2014 UAB will reinstate football in the 2017 season.
American University 1941
University of Arkansas at Little Rock 1955 UALR fielded a football team when it was known as Little Rock Junior College
Boston University 1997
Bradley University 1970
University of California, Riverside 1975
University of California, Santa Barbara 1991
California State University, Fullerton 1992
California State University, Long Beach 1991
California State University, Northridge 2001
Canisius College 2002
Carlisle Indian Industrial School 1917

The school closed before college football was aligned into divisions, but it is retroactively considered to have been a "major college" program by the NCAA.

Centenary College of Louisiana 1947
City College of New York 1951
College of Charleston 1923
Creighton University 1942
University of Denver 1960
DePaul University 1938
University of Detroit 1964
Drexel University 1973
University of Evansville 1997
Fairfield University 2002
George Washington University 1966
Gonzaga University 1941
High Point University 1950
Hofstra University 2009
University of Illinois at Chicago 1973
Iona College 2008
La Salle University 2007
Long Island University 1940
Loyola University Maryland 1933
Loyola University Chicago 1930
Loyola Marymount University 1951 Was known as Loyola University of Los Angeles when playing football.
Manhattan College 1942
Marquette University 1960
University of Maryland Eastern Shore 1979
Mount Saint Mary's University 1950
New York University 1952
Niagara University 1950
University of North Carolina at Asheville 1954 UNCA was known as Asheville-Biltmore College when it last competed in football.[1]
Northeastern University 2009
University of the Pacific 1995
Pepperdine University 1961
University of Portland 1949
Providence College [2] 1941
Rider University 1951
St. Bonaventure University 1951
St. John's University (New York) 2002
Saint Mary's College of California 2003
Saint Joseph's University 1939
St. Francis College (New York) 1935
Saint Louis University 1949
Saint Peter's University 2006
University of San Francisco 1971
Santa Clara University 1992
Seton Hall University 1981
Siena College 2003
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi 1966 Was known as University of Corpus Christi when football was discontinued.
University of Texas at Arlington 1985
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (c. late 1940s) One of the predecessor institutions to UTRGV, Texas–Pan American, fielded a football team when it was known as Edinburg Junior College.
University of Vermont 1974
Wichita State University 1986
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee 1974
Xavier University (Ohio) 1973

Non-Division I schools[edit]

International schools[edit]

United Kingdom
  • Aberdeen Steamroller
  • Aston Rhinos
  • Cambridge Pythons
  • Dundee Bluedevils
  • Manchester MPs
  • Strathclyde Hawks

See also[edit]