List of college athletic programs in Mississippi Article

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  • 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, such as the College of Charleston.
    • 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.


Division I

Team School City Conference
Alcorn State Braves1 Alcorn State University Lorman SWAC
Jackson State Tigers and Lady Tigers Jackson State University Jackson SWAC
Mississippi State Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs Mississippi State University Starkville SEC
Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils and Devilettes Mississippi Valley State University Itta Bena SWAC
Ole Miss² Rebels University of Mississippi Oxford SEC
Southern Miss Golden Eagles and Lady Eagles The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg C-USA

1 Alcorn State uses no nickname for its women's teams at all, referring to them solely as "Alcorn".
² 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".

Division II

Team School City Conference
Delta State Statesmen and Lady Statesmen Delta State University Cleveland Gulf South
Mississippi College Choctaws Mississippi College Clinton Gulf South

Division III

Team School City Conference
Belhaven Blazers Belhaven College Jackson American Southwest
Millsaps Majors Millsaps College Jackson SAA


Team School City Conference
Blue Mountain Toppers Blue Mountain College Blue Mountain Southern States
Rust Bearcats Rust College Holly Springs Independent
Tougaloo Bulldogs Tougaloo College Tougaloo Gulf Coast
William Carey Crusaders William Carey College Hattiesburg Southern States


Team School City Conference
Mississippi University for Women Owls Mississippi University for Women Columbus N/A

The Mississippi University for Women Blues ceased competition in intercollegiate athletics following the destruction of the Emma Ody Pohl Physical Education Assembly Building by an F-3 tornado on November 10, 2002. [1] The university announced an intent to return to intercollegiate athletics and the hiring of an athletic director on January 11, 2016. [2] In February 2017, the NCAA accepted an exploratory application to enter Division III from The W's athletic department, now going by The Owls. [3] In June of that year, The W announced acceptance into the United States Collegiate Athletic Association to allow intercollegiate play while pursuing entry into the NCAA. [4]


Team School City Conference
Coahoma Tigers Coahoma Community College Clarksdale Mississippi C&JC
Copiah-Lincoln Wolves Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wesson Mississippi C&JC
East Central Warriors East Central Community College Decatur Mississippi C&JC
East Mississippi Lions East Mississippi Community College Scooba Mississippi C&JC
Hinds Eagles Hinds Community College Raymond Mississippi C&JC
Holmes Bulldogs Holmes Community College Goodman Mississippi C&JC
Itawamba Indians Itawamba Community College Fulton Mississippi C&JC
Jones County Bobcats Jones County Junior College Ellisville Mississippi C&JC
Meridian Eagles Meridian Community College Meridian Mississippi C&JC
Mississippi Delta Trojans Mississippi Delta Community College Moorhead Mississippi C&JC
Mississippi Gulf Coast Bulldogs Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkinston Mississippi C&JC
Northeast Mississippi Tigers Northeast Mississippi Community College Booneville Mississippi C&JC
Northwest Mississippi Rangers Northwest Mississippi Community College Senatobia Mississippi C&JC
Pearl River Wildcats Pearl River Community College Poplarville Mississippi C&JC
Southwest Mississippi Bears Southwest Mississippi Community College Summit Mississippi C&JC


  1. ^ Legacy of the Blues: A Century of Athletics at The W
  2. ^ "The W announces search for athletic director - MUW". Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  3. ^ "NCAA approves W Athletics exploratory application - MUW". Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  4. ^ "The W announces acceptance into USCAA - MUW". Retrieved 2018-04-12.

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