State University of New York Athletic Conference
FormerlyNew York State Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
AssociationNCAA
Founded1958
CommissionerTom Di Camillo (since 2014)
Sports fielded
  • 22
    • men's: 10
    • women's: 12
DivisionDivision III
No. of teams10 full, 6 affiliates
HeadquartersSyracuse, New York
RegionNew York
Official websitesunyacsports.com
Locations
Location of teams in State University of New York Athletic Conference

The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) is an intercollegiate athletic conference that competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III, 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

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Chronological timeline

Member schools

Current members

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

Institution Location[a] Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Colors
State University of New York Buffalo State University Buffalo 1871 Public[b] 8,339 Bengals 1958    
State University of New York at Canton (SUNY Canton) Canton 1906 3,122 Roos 2024[c]      
State University of New York at Cortland Cortland 1868 6,832 Red Dragons 1958    
State University of New York at Fredonia Fredonia 1826 3,780 Blue Devils 1959      
State University of New York at Morrisville (SUNY Morrisville) Morrisville 1908 2,486 Mustangs 2007;
2024[d]
     
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 Oswego Oswego 1861 7,636 Lakers 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    
Notes
  1. ^ All cities are located within the State of New York.
  2. ^ Part of the State University of New York System.
  3. ^ Affiliate member of the SUNYAC for women's ice hockey since 2023.
  4. ^ Full member of SUNYAC from 2007–2009; affiliate member for field hockey and men's ice hockey since 2009 and women's hockey hockey since 2023


Affiliate members

The SUNYAC currently has six affiliate members, all but two are private schools:

Institution Location[a] Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Colors Primary
conference
SUNYAC
sport
Alfred State College Alfred 1908 Public 3,500 Pioneers 2024–25     Allegheny Mountain (AMCC) men's & women's indoor and outdoor track & field
Ithaca College Ithaca 1892 Nonsectarian 6,769 Bombers 2023–24       Liberty League men's wrestling
Rochester Institute of Technology
(RIT)
Henrietta 1829 Nonsectarian 18,000 Tigers 2023–24      
St. John Fisher University Rochester 1948 Nonsectarian 3,610 Cardinals 2023–24     Empire 8
Utica University Utica 1946 Nonsectarian 4,614 Pioneers 2023-24     Empire 8 men's wrestling
Notes
  1. ^ All cities are located within the State of New York.

Future affiliate members

Institution Location[a] Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joining Colors Primary
conference
SUNYAC
sport
Hobart College Geneva 1822 Private 2,337 Statesmen 2025-26     Liberty League men's ice hockey [5]
Skidmore College Saratoga Springs 1903 Private 2,500 Thoroughbreds 2025-26       Liberty League men's ice hockey [5]
William Smith College Geneva 1908 Private 2,229 Herons 2025-26     Liberty League women's ice hockey [5]

Former members

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

Institution Location[b] Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Left Current
conference
University at Albany[c]
(SUNY Albany)
Albany 1844 Public[d] 17,500 Great Danes 1958 1995 America East[e]
Binghamton University[f]
(SUNY Binghamton)
Vestal 1946 14,713 Bearcats 1973 1997 America East[e]
University at Buffalo[g]
(SUNY Buffalo)
Buffalo 1846 28,601 Bulls 1978 1988 Mid-American (MAC)[e]
State University of New York at Brockport Brockport 1867 7,924 Golden Eagles 1958 2024 Empire 8
State University of New York at Geneseo Geneseo 1871 4,910 Knights 1959 2024 Empire 8
State University of New York Institute of Technology
(SUNY Poly)
Marcy 1966 2,870 Wildcats 1991 2008 Empire 8
Notes
  1. ^ All cities are located within the State of New York.
  2. ^ All cities are located within the State of New York.
  3. ^ Also known as the State University of New York at Albany.
  4. ^ Part of the State University of New York System.
  5. ^ a b c Currently an NCAA Division I athletic conference.
  6. ^ Also known as the State University of New York at Binghamton.
  7. ^ Also known as the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Membership timeline

Hobart and William Smith CollegesSkidmore CollegeHobart and William Smith CollegesAlfred State CollegeUtica UniversitySt. John Fisher UniversityRochester Institute of TechnologyIthaca CollegeState University of New York at CantonState University of New York at MorrisvilleNorth Atlantic ConferenceUnited East ConferenceState University of New York Institute of TechnologyMid-American ConferenceSummit LeagueEast Coast Conference (Divsion I)NCAA Division I independent schoolsUniversity at Buffalo, The State University of New YorkAmerica East ConferenceNCAA Division I independent schoolsNew England Collegiate Conference (Division II)NCAA Division II independent schoolsBinghamton UniversityState University of New York at FredoniaEmpire 8State 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 UniversityEmpire 8SUNY BrockportAmerica East ConferenceNCAA Division I independent schoolsNew England Collegiate Conference (Division II)University at Albany, SUNY

Conference facilities

Institution Basketball Arena Capacity Football Stadium Capacity Ice Hockey Arena Capacity
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
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
Green tickY
Basketball
Green tickY
Green tickY
Cross Country
Green tickY
Green tickY
Field hockey
Green tickY
Ice Hockey
Green tickY
Green tickY
Lacrosse
Green tickY
Green tickY
Soccer
Green tickY
Green tickY
Softball
Green tickY
Swimming & Diving
Green tickY
Green tickY
Tennis
Green tickY
Track and field (indoor)
Green tickY
Green tickY
Track and field (outdoor)
Green tickY
Green tickY
Volleyball
Green tickY
Wrestling
Green tickY

Men's sponsored sports by school

School Baseball Basketball Cross Country Ice Hockey Lacrosse Soccer Swimming & Diving Track & Field
(Indoor)
Track & Field
(Outdoor)
Wrestling Total SUNYAC Sports
Brockport Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Buffalo State Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 7
Cortland Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Fredonia Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 8
Geneseo Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 8
New Paltz Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN 6
Oneonta Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
Oswego Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Plattsburgh Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 8
Potsdam Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 8
Totals 7 10 10 8+1[a] 8 10 9 9 9 4+4[b] 90
  1. ^ Affiliate member SUNY Morrisville.
  2. ^ Affiliate members Ithaca, RIT, St. John's Fisher and Utica.

Men's varsity sports not sponsored by the SUNYAC

School Football Golf Tennis Volleyball
Brockport Empire 8 No No No
Buffalo State Liberty League No No Independent
(AMCC in 2024–25)
Cortland Empire 8 No No No
New Paltz No No No UVC
Oneonta No No NJAC No
Oswego No Empire 8 Independent No
Potsdam No No No NECC

Women's sponsored sports by school

School Basketball Cross Country Ice Hockey Field Hockey Lacrosse Soccer Softball Swimming & Diving Tennis Track & Field
(Indoor)
Track & Field
(Outdoor)
Volleyball Total SUNYAC Sports
Brockport Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
Buffalo State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Cortland Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 12
Fredonia Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Geneseo Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
New Paltz Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY 9
Oneonta Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
Oswego Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 12
Plattsburgh Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Potsdam Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Totals 10 10 5+2[a] 6+1[b] 10 10 10 9 8 9 9 10 109
  1. ^ Affiliate members SUNY Canton and SUNY Morrisville.
  2. ^ Affiliate member SUNY Morrisville.

Women's varsity sports not sponsored by the SUNYAC

School Equestrian Golf Gymnastics
Brockport No No Independent
Buffalo State No No No
Cortland No Independent Independent
Geneseo Independent Independent No
New Paltz Independent No No
Oswego No No No
Plattsburgh No No No
Potsdam No No No

See also

References

  1. ^ "SUNY Brockport and SUNY Geneseo to Join Empire 8; 2024-25 Start Date Anticipated". empire8.com. 2022-02-14. Retrieved 2023-08-23.
  2. ^ "SUNYAC adds women's ice hockey, admits Canton in men's ice hockey". 12 May 2023.
  3. ^ "SUNYAC Adds 2 Full-Time Members, 5 Associates & Men's Wrestling". 5 October 2023.
  4. ^ "SUNY New Paltz Initiating Two-Year Process to Seek a New Athletic Conference". nphawks.com. 2024-04-03. Retrieved 2024-04-05.
  5. ^ a b c "SUNYAC adds Hobart, Skidmore to men's hockey conference, William Smith to women's hockey conference". USCHO. April 10, 2024. Retrieved June 9, 2024.