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Patriot League
Patriot League
Data
Established 1986
Members 8
Sports fielded 23 sports (11 men's, 12 women's)[1]
Region Northeastern United States
States 5 - Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania,
Maryland, and also the District of Columbia
Past names Colonial League
Headquarters Center Valley, Pennsylvania[2]
Locations

The Patriot League is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. It participates in the NCAA's Division I for all sports; in football, it participates in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS; still often referred to by its former designation of Division I-AA). There are seven football members and eight members for basketball and other sports. It was founded in 1986 as the Colonial League (not to be confused with the Colonial Athletic Association), but changed its name in 1990 when it expanded to include other sports besides football. Patriot League logo, claiming fair use This work is copyrighted. ... The Northeastern United States is a region of the United States defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... NY redirects here. ... Official language(s) English, Pennsylvania Dutch Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (=Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack... Center Valley is an unincorporated town one mile north of Coopersburg, Pennsylvania at the intersection of Pennsylvania Route 309 and Pennsylvania Route 378 in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 552 pixelsFull resolution (841 × 580 pixel, file size: 29 KB, MIME type: image/png) Derived from [1]; map of states with Patriot League schools I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... NCAA conferences Division I Division I-A football Bowl Championship Series conferences Atlantic Coast Conference Big Ten Conference Big Twelve Conference Big East Conference Pacific Ten Conference Southeastern Conference Non BCS conferences Conference USA Mid-American Conference Mountain West Conference Sun Belt Conference Western Athletic Conference NCAA Division I-A... The Northeastern United States is a region of the United States defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Colonial Athletic Association, also known as the CAA, is a NCAA Division I college athletic conference whose members are located in East Coast states from Massachusetts to Georgia. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ...


The Patriot League, which was founded on the principles of admitting athletes who are academically representative of their class, is in its second decade of academic and athletic excellence. Participation in athletics at Patriot League institutions is viewed as an important component of the undergraduate experience. In the most recent NCAA Graduation Rate Report of student-athletes, the Patriot League ranked first among NCAA Division I conferences.


Patriot League members are schools with very strong academic reputations that adhere strongly to the ideal of the "scholar-athlete", with the emphasis on "scholar". Its member institutions are among the oldest and most prestigious in the nation and their alumni have played leadership roles in the shaping of our country. Out-of-league play for Patriot League schools is typically with members of the Ivy League, which follow similar philosophies regarding academics and athletics. For the record label, see Ivy League Records. ...


While financial aid has always been available, athletic scholarships have only been given in recent years at some Patriot League schools, and no football scholarships are permitted at all. Moreover, conference games in some sports are set for specific days of the week to fit academic calendars, and television networks often need to work cooperatively with the Patriot League to set telecast dates, rather than dictating when games will be played in order to suit television.


Patriot League members have some of the oldest collegiate athletic programs in the country. In particular, The Rivalry between Lehigh University and Lafayette College is both the nation's most played and longest uninterrupted college football series[3]. Similarly, matchups between Army and Navy in any sport, especially football, are always intense. Lafayette College and Lehigh University have one of the most passionate rivalrys in college sports. ... Lehigh University is a highly selective private, co-educational university located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the United States. ... Lafayette College is a private coeducational liberal arts college located in Easton, Pennsylvania, USA. The school, founded in 1826 by the citizens of Easton, first began holding classes in 1832. ... USMA redirects here. ... The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and is in Annapolis, Maryland, near Washington D.C. The Academy often is referred to simply as Annapolis although naval officers normally refer to it in conversation... The Army-Navy Game, an annual college football game generally played on the last weekend of the regular season in early December, pits the football teams of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York (Army), and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland (Navy), against one...


In NCAA basketball, Bucknell is the only team in the conference ever to have recorded NCAA Tournament victories, winning in 2005 over Kansas and in 2006 over Arkansas. Teams in other sports have been somewhat more successful when competing against scholarship schools, especially in men's lacrosse, where the Patriot League is generally considered one of the very best conferences in the nation. Bucknell University is a private university located along the Susquehanna River in the rolling countryside of Central Pennsylvania in the town of Lewisburg, 60 miles (97 km) north of Harrisburg. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The sports teams at the University of Kansas are known as the Jayhawks. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Arkansas Razorbacks, also known as the Hogs, are the names of college sports teams at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


The Patriot League was profiled in the John Feinstein book, The Last Amateurs. The title is derived from the belief that the Patriot League and the Ivy League are the last Division I basketball leagues which function as a place for student athletes, rather than functioning as defacto minor professional league with players not representative of their student bodies. In it, Feinstein followed all the league's men's basketball teams during the 1999-2000 season. John Feinstein is an American sportswriter and commentator. ... The Last Amateurs is a book by John Feinstein. ...


There are eight full-time member schools:

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname
American University Washington, D.C. 1893 Private/Methodist 10,842 Eagles
United States Military Academy West Point, New York 1802 Public/Federal 4,000 Black Knights
Bucknell University Lewisburg, Pennsylvania 1846 Private/Non-sectarian 3,555 Bison
Colgate University Hamilton, New York 1819 Private/Non-sectarian 2,800 Raiders
College of the Holy Cross Worcester, Massachusetts 1843 Private/Catholic 2,700 Crusaders
Lafayette College Easton, Pennsylvania 1826 Private/Presbyterian 2,303 Leopards
Lehigh University Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 1865 Private/Non-sectarian 4,577 Mountain Hawks
United States Naval Academy Annapolis, Maryland 1845 Public/Federal 4,000 Midshipmen

There are three part-time member schools: For other universities known as American University, see American University (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (=Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack... The American University Eagles are the sports teams for American University. ... USMA redirects here. ... West Point painting West Point is a federal military base (and a census-designated place) located in the Town of Highlands in Orange County, New York. ... Bucknell University is a private university located along the Susquehanna River in the rolling countryside of Central Pennsylvania in the town of Lewisburg, 60 miles (97 km) north of Harrisburg. ... Lewisburg is a borough in Union County, Pennsylvania, 30 miles (48 km) south by east of Williamsport and 60 miles (97 km) north of Harrisburg. ... Colgate in fall. ... Hamilton is a town located in Madison County, New York. ... Not to be confused with Holy Cross College (Indiana) or other similarly named Holy Cross Colleges. ...   Nickname: The Heart of the Commonwealth, The City of the Seven Hills, Wormtown Settled: 1673 â€“ Incorporated: 1684 Zip Code(s): 01608 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ... Lafayette College is a private coeducational liberal arts college located in Easton, Pennsylvania, USA. The school, founded in 1826 by the citizens of Easton, first began holding classes in 1832. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Northampton Government  - Mayor Philip B. Mitman Area  - City  4. ... Lehigh University is a highly selective private, co-educational university located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the United States. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania Counties Lehigh and Northampton Founded 1741  - Mayor John B. Callahan Area    - City  19. ... Lehigh Mountain Hawks logo The Lehigh Mountain Hawks are the athletic teams representing Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. ... The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and is in Annapolis, Maryland, near Washington D.C. The Academy often is referred to simply as Annapolis although naval officers normally refer to it in conversation... “Annapolis” redirects here. ...

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Mascot Notes
Fordham University Bronx, NY 1841 Private/Catholic 8,430 Rams Football Only Member
Georgetown University Washington, D.C. 1789 Private/Catholic 6,719 Hoyas Football Only Member
Villanova University Radnor, Pennsylvania 1842 Private/Catholic 6,300 Wildcats Women's Lacrosse Only Member

American does not play football, while Army and Navy participate as Independents in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A). Thus, Fordham and Georgetown replace them in the Patriot League for football only. Fordham University is a private, coeducational research university[2]in the United States, with three residential campuses located in and around New York City. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States. ... The 22 Fordham University varsity sports teams are known as the Rams. ... Georgetown University, incorporated as the The President and Directors of the College of Georgetown, is a private university in the United States, located in Georgetown, a historic neighborhood of Washington, D.C. With roots extending back to March 25, 1634 and founded in its current form on January 23, 1789... Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (=Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack... The Georgetown Hoyas are the athletics teams that officially represent Georgetown University in college sports. ... Villanova University is a private university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States. ... Radnor Township is a township located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. ... City West Point, New York Team Colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bobby Ross Home Stadium Michie Stadium League/Conference affiliations Division I-A Independent (1890-1997, 2005-present) Conference USA (1998-2004) Team history All-Time Record: 628-422-51 Bowl Record: 2-2-0 National Championships (3) 1914... Head Coach Paul Johnson 5th Year, 28-21 Home Stadium Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Capacity 34,000 - FieldTurf Conference Independent First Year 1879 Website NavySports. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The 22 Fordham University varsity sports teams are known as the Rams. ... The Georgetown Hoyas are the athletics teams that officially represent Georgetown University in college sports. ...

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Conference facilities

School Football stadium Capacity Basketball arena Capacity
American Non-Football School N/A Bender Arena 4,500
Army Plays Division I FBS football N/A Christl Arena 5,043
Bucknell Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium 13,100 Sojka Pavilion 4,000
Colgate Andy Kerr Stadium 10,221 Cotterell Court 3,000
Fordham Coffey Field 7,000 Football Only Member N/A
Georgetown Multi-Sport Field 4,500 Football Only Member N/A
Holy Cross Fitton Field 23,500 Hart Center 3,600
Lafayette Fisher Field 13,750 Kirby Sports Center 3,500
Lehigh Goodman Stadium 16,000 Stabler Arena 5,600
Navy Plays Division I FBS football N/A Alumni Hall 5,710

Bender Arena is a 4,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Washington, DC. The arena opened in 1988. ... Christl Arena is a 5,043-seat multi-purpose arena in West Point, New York. ... Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium is a 13,100-seat multi-purpose stadium in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. ... Sojka Pavilion is a 4,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. ... Andy Kerr Stadium is a 10,221-seat multi-purpose stadium in Hamilton, New York. ... Cotterell Court is a 3,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Hamilton, New York. ... Coffey Field is a 7,000-seat multi-purpose stadium in New York, New York. ... Multi-Sport Field is a 2,500-seat multi-purpose stadium in Washington, D.C.. It is home to the Georgetown University Hoyas football team. ... Fitton Field, officially known as Fitton Football Stadium, is a 23,500-seat multi-purpose stadium in Worcester, Massachusetts. ... Hart Center is a 3,600-seat multi-purpose arena in Worcester, Massachusetts. ... Fisher Stadium on gameday Fisher Field at Fisher Stadium is a 13,750-seat multi-purpose stadium in Easton, Pennsylvania. ... Kirby Sports Center is a 3,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Easton, Pennsylvania. ... Goodman Stadium is Lehigh Universitys 16,000-seat stadium located on its Goodman Campus in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state. ... Stabler Arena is a 5,600-seat multi-purpose arena in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, located in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Alumni Hall is a 3,365-seat multi-purpose arena in Annapolis, Maryland. ...

Championships

Football

  • 1986 Holy Cross
  • 1987 Holy Cross
  • 1988 Lafayette
  • 1989 Holy Cross
  • 1990 Holy Cross
  • 1991 Holy Cross
  • 1992 Lafayette
  • 1993 Lehigh
  • 1994 Lafayette
  • 1995 Lehigh
  • 1996 Bucknell
  • 1997 Colgate
  • 1998 Lehigh
  • 1999 Colgate and Lehigh
  • 2000 Lehigh
  • 2001 Lehigh
  • 2002 Colgate and Fordham
  • 2003 Colgate
  • 2004 Lafayette and Lehigh
  • 2005 Colgate and Lafayette
  • 2006 Lafayette and Lehigh

A History of the Patriot League men’s basketball conference tournament: 1991: Hart Center, Worcester, Massachusetts - Fordham 1992: Stabler Arena, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania - Fordham 1993: first rounds at campus locations; final at Davis Gym, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania – Holy Cross 1994: Alumni Hall, Annapolis, Maryland - Navy 1995: first rounds at Christl Arena, West...

Notes

  1. ^ Patriot League Website
  2. ^ Directions to Patriot League Office
  3. ^ The Brown and White, Lehigh University Student Newspaper

External links


Bucknell University is a private university located along the Susquehanna River in the rolling countryside of Central Pennsylvania in the town of Lewisburg, 60 miles (97 km) north of Harrisburg. ... Colgate in fall. ... Not to be confused with Holy Cross College (Indiana) or other similarly named Holy Cross Colleges. ... Lafayette College is a private coeducational liberal arts college located in Easton, Pennsylvania, USA. The school, founded in 1826 by the citizens of Easton, first began holding classes in 1832. ... Lehigh University is a highly selective private, co-educational university located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the United States. ... USMA redirects here. ... The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and is in Annapolis, Maryland, near Washington D.C. The Academy often is referred to simply as Annapolis although naval officers normally refer to it in conversation... Fordham University is a private, coeducational research university[2]in the United States, with three residential campuses located in and around New York City. ... The Georgetown Hoyas are the athletics teams that officially represent Georgetown University in college sports. ... Villanova University is a private university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States. ...

NCAA Division I Championship Subdivision Football Conferences
Atlantic Ten ConferenceBig Sky ConferenceBig South ConferenceGateway Football ConferenceGreat West Football ConferenceIvy League
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference – Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – Northeast ConferenceOhio Valley ConferencePatriot League
Pioneer Football LeagueSouthern ConferenceSouthland ConferenceSouthwestern Athletic ConferenceIndependents

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