UT Arlington Mavericks

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The UT Arlington Mavericks (abbreviated UT Arlington, UTA, and Mavs) are the athletic teams that represent the University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas. The Mavericks currently compete in the NCAA Division I Sun Belt Conference in 15 varsity sports, but will move to the Western Athletic Conference in July 2022. The number rose to 15 in the fall of 2017 as the University announced women's golf will begin their first season of competition.

The school's football team was disbanded after the 1985 season due to major financial losses (nearly one million dollars per year) and low home game average attendance (5,600 with 23,100 students). By the end, the program was funded by the university's auxiliary enterprise income while the other 14 sports were under-funded, as football accounted for half the total athletic budget.

Football

Texas-Arlington Mavericks football college football
First Season
1919
Team History
Texas-Arlington Mavericks (1919-85)
Conference
Southland Conference (1964-85)
Independent (1919-63)
Venue
Maverick Stadium (1980-85)
Cravens Field (1977-79)
Arlington Stadium (1970-76)
Key People
Players • Coaches


Programs by season

1970s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1976
September 18 vs. New Mexico State Arlington Stadium

Media guides and yearbooks by season

Media guides

1970s 1978 • 1979
Western Athletic Conference
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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 • Western Athletic Conference
Other Conferences Current: Atlantic 10 Conference • Big East Conference • West Coast Conference
Former: Big Eight Conference • Pacific Coast Conference • Southwest Conference