List of college athletic programs in Minnesota

List of college athletic programs in Minnesota

The main article is College sports.


  • This list is in a tabular format, with columns arranged in the following order, from left to right:
    • Athletic team description (short school name and nickname), with a link to the school's athletic program article if it exists. When only one nickname is listed, it is used for teams of both sexes. (Note that in recent years, many schools have chosen to use the same nickname for men's and women's teams even when the nickname is distinctly masculine.) When two nicknames are given, the first is used for men's teams and the other is used for women's teams. Different nicknames for a specific sport within a school are noted separately below the table.
    • Full name of school.
    • Location of school.
    • Conference of the school (if conference column is left blank, the school is either independent or the conference is unknown).
  • Apart from the ongoing conversions, the following notes apply:
    • Following the normal standard of U.S. sports media, the terms "University" and "College" are ignored in alphabetization, unless necessary to distinguish schools (such as Boston College and Boston University) or are actually used by the media in normally describing the school (formerly the case for the College of Charleston, but media now use "Charleston" for that school's athletic program).
    • Schools are also alphabetized by the names they are most commonly referred to by sports media, with non-intuitive examples included in parentheses next to the school name. This means, for example, that campuses bearing the name "University of North Carolina" may variously be found at "C" (Charlotte), "N" (North Carolina, referring to the Chapel Hill campus), and "U" (the Asheville, Greensboro, Pembroke, and Wilmington campuses, all normally referred to as UNC-{campus name}).
    • The prefix "St.", as in "Saint", is alphabetized as if it were spelled out.


Division I

Team School City Conference
Minnesota Golden Gophers University of Minnesota Twin Cities Minneapolis and St. Paul Big Ten[a 1]

Division II

Team School City Conference
Bemidji State Beavers Bemidji State University Bemidji Northern Sun[b 1]
Concordia Golden Bears Concordia University St. Paul Northern Sun
Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs University of Minnesota Duluth Duluth Northern Sun[b 2]
Minnesota State–Mankato Mavericks Minnesota State University, Mankato Mankato Northern Sun[b 1]
Minnesota State Moorhead Dragons Minnesota State University Moorhead Moorhead Northern Sun
Southwest Minnesota State Mustangs Southwest Minnesota State University Marshall Northern Sun
St. Cloud State Huskies St. Cloud State University St. Cloud Northern Sun[b 2]
UM-Crookston Golden Eagles University of Minnesota Crookston Crookston Northern Sun
Winona State Warriors Winona State University Winona Northern Sun

Division III

Team School City Conference
Augsburg Auggies Augsburg College Minneapolis Minnesota
Bethany Lutheran Vikings Bethany Lutheran College Mankato Upper Midwest
Bethel Royals Bethel University Arden Hills Minnesota
Carleton Knights Carleton College Northfield Minnesota
Concordia Cobbers Concordia College, Moorhead Moorhead Minnesota
Crown Storm Crown College St. Bonnifacius Upper Midwest
Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties Gustavus Adolphus College St. Peter Minnesota
Hamline Pipers Hamline University St. Paul Minnesota
Macalester Scots Macalester College St. Paul Minnesota
Martin Luther Knights Martin Luther College New Ulm Upper Midwest
UM-Morris Cougars University of Minnesota Morris Morris Upper Midwest
North Central Rams North Central University Minneapolis Upper Midwest
Northwestern Eagles University of Northwestern – St. Paul Roseville Upper Midwest
St. Benedict Blazers College of St. Benedict St. Joseph Minnesota
St. Catherine Wildcats College of St. Catherine St. Paul Minnesota
St. John's Johnnies Saint John's University Collegeville Minnesota
St. Mary's Cardinals Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Winona Minnesota
St. Olaf Oles St. Olaf College Northfield Minnesota
St. Scholastica Saints College of St. Scholastica Duluth Upper Midwest
St. Thomas Tommies University of St. Thomas St. Paul Minnesota


Team School City Conference
Anoka-Ramsey Rams Anoka-Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids Minnesota CC
Central Lakes Raiders Central Lakes College Brainerd Minnesota CC
Century Wood Ducks Century College White Bear Lake Minnesota CC
Dakota County Blue Knights Dakota County Technical College Rosemount Minnesota CC
Fond du Lac Thunder Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College Cloquet Minnesota CC
Hibbing Cardinals Hibbing Community College Hibbing Minnesota CC
Itasca Vikings Itasca Community College Grand Rapids Minnesota CC
Mesabi Range Norse Mesabi Range Community & Technical College Virginia Minnesota CC
Minneapolis Mavericks Minneapolis Community & Technical College Minneapolis Minnesota CC
Minnesota State Spartans Minnesota State Community & Technical College Fergus Falls Minnesota CC
Minnesota West Bluejays Minnesota West Community & Technical College Worthington Minnesota CC
Northland Pioneers Northland Community & Technical College Thief River Falls Minnesota CC
Rainy River Voyageurs Rainy River Community College International Falls Minnesota CC
Ridgewater Warriors Ridgewater College Willmar Minnesota CC
Riverland Blue Devils Riverland Community College Austin Minnesota CC
Rochester Yellowjackets Rochester Community & Technical College Rochester Minnesota CC
St. Cloud Tech Cyclones St. Cloud Technical and Community College St. Cloud Minnesota CC/Northern Intercollegiate
Vermillion Ironmen Vermilion Community College Ely Minnesota CC


Team School City Conference
AFLBS Conquerors Association Free Lutheran Bible School Plymouth Northern Intercollegiate
Crossroads Knights Crossroads College Rochester Northern Intercollegiate
Oak Hills Christian Wolfpack Oak Hills Christian College Bemidji Northern Intercollegiate


Team School City Conference
Alexandria Tech Alexandria Technical College Alexandria Northern Intercollegiate

See also