Alabama A&M Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs

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Alabama A&M Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs
UniversityAlabama A&M University
ConferenceSouthwestern Athletic Conference
NCAADivision I (FCS)
Athletic directorDr. Paul A. Bryant
LocationNormal, Alabama
Varsity teams15
Football stadiumLouis Crews Stadium
ArenaAlabama A&M Events Center
Lady Bulldogs
ColorsMaroon and white[1]

The Alabama A&M Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs are the athletic teams that represent Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University. The program features 15 varsity sports teams. They participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I as a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. Russell Athletic is the current sponsor of the Alabama A&M University Athletic Department.

Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Bowling
Football Cross Country
Golf Soccer
Tennis Softball
Track & Field Tennis
Track & Field
† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor


National championships[edit]

Association Division Sport Year Opponent Score
NCAA Division II Men's Soccer[2] (2) 1977 Seattle Pacific 2–1
1979 Eastern Illinois 2–0
Women's Indoor Track and Field (1) 1992 Abilene Christian
Cal State Los Angeles
67–42 (+25)
Women's Outdoor Track and Field (1) 1992 Cal State Los Angeles 112–65 (+47)
1993 Abilene Christian 92–86 (+6)

Individual sports[edit]


The Alabama A&M Bulldogs transitioned from Division II to NCAA Division I in 1999. The lone Bulldogs baseball conference title came in 1993 in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.


Alabama A&M vs. Southern University, 2014

The Alabama A&M Bulldogs are the college football team representing the Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University. The Bulldogs play in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision.


The Alabama A&M Bulldogs basketball team has had notable players including Desmond Cambridge, Mickell Gladness, Obie Trotter, Frank Sillmon, Willie Hayes (basketball), and Nigel Moore (basketball). The Bulldogs were coached by L. Vann Pettaway from 1986 to 2010. During that span, Pettaway amassed a 440–264 record with the a school-best 28–3 in 1992-93 and 1995–96. From 1992 to 1997, the Bulldogs went 136–20. The Alabama A&M Bulldogs men's basketball team has made the NCAA tournament once, in 2005.[3]


Alabama A&M's men's soccer team won two NCAA Division II national championships in 1977 and 1979, finished Third place in 1980, and was runner-up in Division I in 1981. The program was discontinued following the 2011 season.[4][5]


  1. ^ Alabama A&M University Style Manual (PDF). Retrieved September 11, 2016.
  2. ^ "Division II Men's Soccer Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  3. ^ "NCAA basketball tournament History: Alabama A&M Bulldogs". Retrieved October 28, 2012.
  4. ^ Kennedy, Paul (August 16, 2010). "Alabama A&M to drop men's program". SoccerAmerica. Archived from the original on August 20, 2010. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  5. ^ McCarter, Mark (February 18, 2012). "Alabama A&M sports history: Men's soccer program folded after years of success". The Huntsville Times. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved October 9, 2012.

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