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Charleston Golden Eagles

Charleston Golden Eagles
University University of Charleston
Conference Mountain East Conference
NCAA Division II
Athletic director Bren Stevens
Location Charleston, WV
Varsity teams 18
Football stadium University of Charleston Stadium at Laidley Field
Basketball arena Eddie King Gym
Baseball stadium Triana Field
Appalachian Power Park
Nickname Golden Eagles
Colors
     Maroon       Gold
Website .comucgoldeneagles

The Charleston Golden Eagles are the athletic teams that represent the University of Charleston, located in Charleston, West Virginia, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Golden Eagles compete as members of the Mountain East Conference for all eighteen varsity sports. Charleston was a founding member of the Mountain East following the 2013 demise of the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, of which Charleston had been a member since 1924. Prior to 1978, the university was called Morris Harvey College. Charleston's main rivals are the West Virginia State University Yellow Jackets.

Contents

  • Varsity teams 1
    • History 1.1
    • List of teams 1.2
  • External links 2

Varsity teams

History

In June 2012, UC was one of nine members of the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) that announced their plans to leave to form a new Division II conference. Two months later, the new conference was unveiled as the MEC, with UC as one of 12 charter members. The school's newest sport is men's volleyball, which will play its first season in spring 2015. Since men's volleyball has a combined national championship for Division I and Division II schools, UC will compete as an effective Division I member in that sport, initially as an independent.

In 2005, UC entered into a partnership with the local school board to refurbish the school board–owned Laidley Field, which was renamed University of Charleston Stadium. The campus also boasts new or renovated softball, football, baseball, and soccer fields, and competes in 18 Division II sports.

List of teams

External links

  • Official Website of Charleston Golden Eagles Athletics
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