Colonial Athletic Association

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Colonial Athletic Association
Status
Active
Years Active
1979-present
Prior Name(s)/Conference(s)
Colonial Athletic Association
Successor Conference(s)
n/a

The Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) is a collegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA's Division I whose full members are located in East Coast states from Massachusetts to South Carolina. Most of its members are public universities and the conference is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. The CAA was historically a Southern conference until the addition of four schools in the Northeast (of five that joined from rival conference America East) after the turn of the 21st century, which added balance to the conference.

The CAA was founded in 1979 as the ECAC South basketball league. It was renamed the Colonial Athletic Association in 1985 when it added championships in other sports (although a number of members maintain ECAC affiliation in some sports). As of 2006, it organizes championships in 21 men's and women's sports. The addition of Northeastern University in 2005 gave the conference the NCAA minimum of six football programs needed to sponsor football. For the 2007 football season, all of the Atlantic 10 Conference's football programs joined the CAA football conference, as agreed in May 2005.

Members

Current members

Charleston Cougars • Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens • Drexel Dragons • Elon Phoenix • Hofstra Pride • James Madison Dukes • Northeastern Huskies • Towson Tigers • UNC Wilmington Seahawks • William & Mary Tribe

Associate members

Albany Great Danes • UConn Huskies • Eastern Michigan Eagles • Fairfield Stags • Maine Black Bears • UMass Minutemen • New Hampshire Wildcats • Rhode Island Rams • Richmond Spiders • Stony Brook Seawolves • Villanova Wildcats

Former members

American Eagles • Baltimore Super Bees • Catholic University Cardinals • East Carolina Pirates • George Mason Patriots • Georgia State Panthers • Navy Midshipmen • Old Dominion Monarchs • Saint Francis Red Flash • VCU Rams

Media guides and yearbooks by sport

Media guides

Football

2010s 2019
Colonial Athletic Association
Full Members Charleston Cougars • Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens • Drexel Dragons • Elon Phoenix • Hofstra Pride • James Madison Dukes • Northeastern Huskies • Towson Tigers • UNC Wilmington Seahawks • William & Mary Tribe
Football Members Albany Great Danes • Maine Black Bears • New Hampshire Wildcats • Rhode Island Rams • Richmond Spiders • Stony Brook Seawolves • Villanova Wildcats
Basketball Venues
Football Venues
FBS Conferences American Athletic Conference • Atlantic Coast Conference • Big 12 Conference • Big Ten Conference • Conference USA • Mid-American Conference • Mountain West Conference • Pac-12 Conference • Southeastern Conference • Sun Belt Conference
FCS Conferences Big Sky Conference • Big South Conference • Colonial Athletic Association • Ivy League • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference • Missouri Valley Football Conference • Northeast Conference • Ohio Valley Conference • Patriot League • Pioneer Football League • Southern Conference • Southland Conference • Southwestern Athletic Conference
Other Conferences Current: Big East Conference • West Coast Conference
Former: Big Eight Conference