State University of New York Athletic Conference
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FormerlyNew York State Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
ConferenceNCAA
Founded1958
CommissionerTom Di Camillo (since 2014)
Sports fielded
  • 20
    • men's: 9
    • women's: 11
DivisionDivision III
No. of teams10 full, 1 affiliate
HeadquartersSyracuse, New York
RegionNew York
Official websitesunyacsports.com
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The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) is an NCAA Division III athletics conference consisting of schools in the State University of New York system. It was chartered in 1958 as the New York State Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

History

State University of New York Athletic Conference
Locations of SUNYAC members, 2021-2022
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East
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West
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Affiliate

Chronological timeline

Members schools

Current members

The SUNYAC currently has ten full members, all are public schools:

Institution Location[a] Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Colors
East Division
State University of New York at Cortland Cortland 1868 Public[b] 6,832 Red Dragons 1958    
State University of New York at New Paltz New Paltz 1828 7,489 Hawks 1958      
State University of New York at Oneonta Oneonta 1889 6,733 Red Dragons 1958    
State University of New York at Plattsburgh Plattsburgh 1889 5,257 Cardinals 1958    
State University of New York at Potsdam Potsdam 1816 3,098 Bears 1958    
West Division
State University of New York at Brockport Brockport 1867 Public[b] 7,924 Golden Eagles 1958    
State University of New York College at Buffalo
(Buffalo State College)
Buffalo 1871 8,339 Bengals 1958    
State University of New York at Fredonia Fredonia 1826 3,780 Blue Devils 1959      
State University of New York at Geneseo Geneseo 1871 4,910 Knights 1959    
State University of New York at Oswego Oswego 1861 7,636 Lakers 1958    
Notes
  1. ^ All cities are located within the State of New York.
  2. ^ a b Part of the State University of New York System.

Affiliate members

The SUNYAC currently has one affiliate member, which is also a public school:

Institution Location[a] Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Colors Primary
conference
SUNYAC
sport
Morrisville State College
(State University of New York at Morrisville)
Morrisville 1908 Public 2,486 Mustangs 2009–10f.h.;
2009–10m.i.h.[b]
    United East (UEC) field hockey;
men's ice hockey
Notes
  1. ^ All cities are located within the State of New York.
  2. ^ SUNY Morrisville was formerly a full member of the SUNYAC from 2007–08 to 2008–09.

Former members

The SUNYAC had five former full members, all were public schools:

Institution Location[a] Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Left Current
conference
University at Albany
(State University of New York at Albany)
Albany 1844 Public[b] 17,500 Great Danes 1958–59 1994–95 America East
(NCAA D-I)
Binghamton University
(State University of New York at Binghamton)
Vestal 1946 14,713 Bearcats 1973–74 1996–97 America East
(NCAA D-I)
University at Buffalo
(State University of New York at Buffalo)
Buffalo 1846 28,601 Bulls 1978–79 1987–88 Mid-American (MAC)
(NCAA D-I)
Morrisville State College[c]
(State University of New York at Morrisville)
Morrisville 1908 3,338 Mustangs 2007–08 2008–09 United East (UEC)
State University of New York Institute of Technology
(State University of New York at Utica/Rome)
Marcy 1966 2,870 Wildcats 1991–92 2007–08 United East (UEC)
Notes
  1. ^ All cities are located within the State of New York.
  2. ^ Part of the State University of New York System.
  3. ^ SUNY Morrisville remains in the SUNYAC as an associate member for field hockey and ice hockey since the 2009–10 school year.

Membership timeline

State University of New York at MorrisvilleState University of New York Institute of TechnologyUniversity at Buffalo, The State University of New YorkBinghamton UniversityState University of New York at FredoniaState University of New York at GeneseoState University of New York at PotsdamState University of New York at PlattsburghState University of New York at OswegoState University of New York at OneontaState University of New York at New PaltzState University of New York at CortlandBuffalo State CollegeState University of New York at BrockportUniversity at Albany, SUNY

Conference facilities

Institution Basketball Arena Capacity Football Stadium Capacity Ice Hockey Arena Capacity
Brockport Jim and John Vloganitis Gymnasium 2,000 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium 10,000 Tuttle North Ice Arena 1,250
Buffalo State Buffalo State Sports Arena 3,500 Coyer Field 3,000 Buffalo State Ice Arena 1,800
Cortland Whitney T. Corey Gymnasium 3,500 SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex 6,500 Alumni Arena 2,500
Fredonia Steele Hall Fieldhouse 3,300 Non-Football School N/A Steele Hall Ice Arena 1,100
Geneseo Carl Schrader Gymnasium 1,000 Non-Football School N/A Ira S. Wilson Ice Arena 2,500
New Paltz Hawk Center 1,800 Non-Football School N/A Non-Ice Hockey School N/A
Oneonta Dewar Arena 4,000 Non-Football School N/A Non-Ice Hockey School N/A
Oswego Max Ziel Gymnasium 3,500 Non-Football School N/A Campus Center Ice Arena 2,500
Plattsburgh Memorial Hall 1,000 Non-Football School N/A Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena 1,924
Potsdam Jerry Welsh Gymnasium 3,600 Non-Football School N/A Maxcy Ice Arena 2,500

Sports

See also: SUNYAC Men's Basketball Tournament

See also: SUNYAC Ice Hockey Tournament

The SUNYAC sponsors intercollegiate athletic competition in the following sports:

Conference sports
Sport Men's Women's
Baseball
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Basketball
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Cross Country
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Field hockey
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Ice Hockey
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Lacrosse
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Soccer
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Softball
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Swimming & Diving
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Tennis
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Track and field (indoor)
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Track and field (outdoor)
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Volleyball
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See also

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