The Mission of Intercollegiate Athletics
Wherever they compete, Binghamton University student-athletes excel athletically while advancing their education and preparing for life after graduation.
Our mission is to continue to recruit and produce competitive teams while stressing the value of a Binghamton education and maintaining the University’s reputation as the premier public university in the Northeast and a national rising star.
Binghamton student-athletes have competed strongly against teams from other schools since the University was founded in 1946. By the mid-1990s, we had established our position as one of the top NCAA Division III programs in the nation. In 2001, we moved up to Division I, and into the America East Conference, challenging our players and programs to compete at a level befitting an institution of the highest caliber.
Today, Binghamton fields 21 Division I men’s and women’s teams in a broad-based athletic program. The 156,000-square-foot Events Center opened in 2004, demonstrating the University’s commitment to playing at the Division I level. Our soccer and lacrosse teams take the field under the lights at the new Bearcats Sports Complex.
We consistently lead the America East Conference in attendance, as an average of nearly 4,000 fans cheer on the men’s basketball team every home game — support that is unrivaled in the America East Conference. Now we need to match the loyalty of our fans with financial support of our programs so we can continue to compete as we should at the Division I level
Points of Pride
- Our student-athletes are academic all-stars, regularly averaging a collective 3.0+ GPA most semesters since Binghamton joined Division I. In 2008-09, Binghamton led the America East with 273 student-athletes on the Academic Honor Roll.
- The baseball team won its third consecutive regular season America East championship, and advanced to the NCAA tournament in 2009, defeating 27th ranked George Mason University in regional play.
- The men’s tennis team has won four America East championships in the past six years.