Today marks Davidson's entrance into the Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10), a 14-institution collegiate athletic conference that covers eight states and the District of Columbia for a total population of 75.3 million people.
Like Davidson, the schools in the A-10 share a commitment to academic excellence and boast an exceptional group of Division I scholar athletes who compete at the highest level-on the field and in the classroom.
In addition to Davidson, members of the Atlantic 10 Conference for the 2014-15 academic year are the University of Dayton, Duquesne University, Fordham University, George Mason University, The George Washington University, La Salle University, the University of Massachusetts, the University of Rhode Island, the University of Richmond, St. Bonaventure University, Saint Joseph's University, Saint Louis University, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Get to know the member institutions here.
Nineteen of Davidson's 21 sports will compete in the A-10, with the exception of football and wrestling. Football will remain in the Pioneer Football League which hosts non-scholarship programs, while wrestling will continue its affiliation with the Southern Conference.
This video featuring Davidson athletes was created to illustrate this exciting new chapter in our college's history – we hope you enjoy it. Go 'Cats!