Houston Baptist Huskies
UniversityHouston Baptist University
ConferenceSouthland Conference
Western Athletic Conference (men's soccer only)
NCAADivision I (FCS)
Athletic directorSteve Moniaci
LocationHouston, Texas
Varsity teams15
Football stadiumHusky Stadium
Basketball arenaSharp Gymnasium
Baseball stadiumHusky Field
Softball stadiumHusky Field
Soccer stadiumSorrels Field
Fight songGet Up and Go, You Mighty Huskies
ColorsRoyal blue and orange

Houston Baptist Huskies, also known as Houston Baptist, HBU or Huskies, refers to the sports teams of Houston Baptist University. HBU's official school colors are royal blue and orange. With the inception of the athletics program at the university in 1960 until 1990 the Huskies were a part of the NCAA. After playing for seventeen years as a member of the NAIA, the Huskies began play as an NCAA Division I team again in 2007 and became a full member of the NCAA for the 2011–12 academic year.[1]

After one year of independent status in the NCAA, HBU joined the Great West Conference, and began play as a member in 2008 for all sports but basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, and women's soccer.[2] These teams remained independent until the 2009–2010 season when they joined the other HBU teams. Men's soccer joined the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation since the Great West did not sponsor the sport.

On November 9, 2011, officials from the Southland Conference visited HBU in their expansion drive.[3] On November 21, Houston Baptist accepted an invitation to join the Southland Conference joining July 1, 2013. The school started a football program in 2013 and began Southland play in 2014. There are also plans for a new basketball arena.[4] With the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation dropping men's soccer after the 2012 season, the HBU team moved to the Western Athletic Conference, which began sponsoring the sport from 2013 onwards.[5]

Sports sponsored

Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Beach volleyball
Cross country Cross country
Football Golf
Golf Soccer
Soccer Softball
Track and field Track and field
† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor

Venues and facilities


  1. ^ Staff (March 23, 2011). "Houston Baptist continues D-I march". Associated Press/ESPN. Retrieved April 5, 2011.
  2. ^ "HBU Joins Great West Conference". HBU Athletics. 2008-07-10. Retrieved 2008-07-17.[dead link]
  3. ^ "FOX 26 Houston | KRIV". Myfoxhouston.com. Retrieved 2016-06-20.
  4. ^ "Houston Baptist University to Join Southland Conference on July 1, 2013". Southland Conference. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  5. ^ "WAC Adds Men's Soccer". WACsports.com. 2013-01-09. Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2013-02-17.