List of college athletic programs in Colorado Article

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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 sexes. (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

Division I

Team School City Conference Sport sponsorship
Foot-
ball
Basketball Base-
ball
Soft-
ball
Ice hockey Soccer
M W M W M W
Air Force Falcons United States Air Force Academy Colorado Springs Mountain West FBS Yes Yes Yes No Yes [a] No Yes [b] Yes
Colorado Buffaloes University of Colorado Boulder Boulder Pac-12 FBS Yes Yes No No No No No Yes
Colorado State Rams Colorado State University Ft. Collins Mountain West FBS Yes Yes No Yes No No No Yes
Denver Pioneers University of Denver Denver Summit No Yes Yes No No Yes [c] No Yes Yes
Northern Colorado Bears University of Northern Colorado Greeley Big Sky FCS Yes Yes Yes [d] Yes No No No Yes
  1. ^ Air Force's ice hockey team competes in Atlantic Hockey.
  2. ^ Air Force's men's soccer team competes in the Western Athletic Conference.
  3. ^ Denver's ice hockey team competes in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.
  4. ^ Northern Colorado's baseball team competes in the Western Athletic Conference.

Division II

Team School City Conference Sport sponsorship
Foot-
ball
Basketball Base-
ball
Soft-
ball
Soccer
M W M W
Adams State Grizzlies Adams State University Alamosa Rocky Mountain Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Colorado Christian Cougars Colorado Christian University Lakewood Rocky Mountain No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Colorado Mesa Mavericks Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction Rocky Mountain Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Colorado Mines Orediggers Colorado School of Mines Golden Rocky Mountain Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
CSU Pueblo ThunderWolves Colorado State University–Pueblo Pueblo Rocky Mountain Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fort Lewis Skyhawks Fort Lewis College Durango Rocky Mountain Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Metro State Roadrunners Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver Rocky Mountain No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Regis Rangers Regis University Denver Rocky Mountain No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
UCCS Mountain Lions University of Colorado Colorado Springs Colorado Springs Rocky Mountain No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Western Colorado Mountaineers Western Colorado University Gunnison Rocky Mountain Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes

Division III

Team School City Conference Sport sponsorship
Basketball Ice hockey Soccer
M W M W M W
Colorado College Tigers Colorado College Colorado Springs Southern Collegiate Yes Yes Yes [a] No Yes Yes [b]
Johnson & Wales–Denver Wildcats [c] Johnson & Wales University Denver Denver Southern Collegiate Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
  1. ^ Colorado College's ice hockey team competes in Division I as a member of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.
  2. ^ Colorado College's women's soccer team competes in Division I as a member of the Mountain West Conference.
  3. ^ As of the 2018–19 academic year, Johnson & Wales–Denver is in the first year of a four-year transition to Division III and will be become an active Division III member in 2022–23.

NJCAA

Team School City Conference
Colorado Mountain Eagles Colorado Mountain College Glenwood Springs Scenic West
Colorado Northwestern Spartans Colorado Northwestern Community College Rangely Scenic West
Lamar Runnin' Lopes Lamar Community College Lamar Colorado CC
Northeastern (Colorado) Plainsmen Northeastern Junior College Sterling Colorado CC
Otero Rattlers Otero Junior College La Junta Colorado CC
Trinidad State Trojans Trinidad State Junior College Trinidad Colorado CC

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