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The Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) is a collegiate athletic conference affiliated with the
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's Division I whose full members are located in East Coast states from
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to
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South Carolina
. Most of its members are public universities, and the conference is headquartered in Richmond. The CAA was historically a Southern conference until the addition of four schools in the Northeast (of five that joined from rival conference America East) after the turn of the 21st century, which added balance to the conference. The CAA was founded in 1979 as the ECAC South basketball league. It was renamed the Colonial Athletic Association in 1985 when it added championships in other sports (although a number of members maintain ECAC affiliation in some sports). As of 2006, it organizes championships in 21 men's and women's sports. The addition of
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Northeastern University
in 2005 gave the conference the NCAA minimum of six football programs needed to sponsor
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. For the 2007 football season, all of the Atlantic 10 Conference's football programs joined the CAA football conference, as agreed in May 2005.


History

The CAA has expanded in recent years, following the exits of longtime members such as the United States Naval Academy, the University of Richmond, East Carolina University, and
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. In 2001, the six-member conference added four additional universities: Towson University, Drexel University, Hofstra University, and the University of Delaware. Four years later the league expanded again when Georgia State University and
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Northeastern University
joined, further enlarging the conference footprint. Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) left for the Atlantic 10 Conference in July 2012. More changes came in 2013: Old Dominion University left for Conference USA, Georgia State joined the Sun Belt Conference, and the College of Charleston joined the CAA from the Southern Conference. On the playing field, the CAA has produced 16 national team champions in six different sports (the most recent being the James Madison University Dukes who won the 2018 Division I Women's Lacrosse championship), 33 individual national champions, 11 national coaches of the year, 11 national players of the year and 12 Honda Sports Award, Honda Award winners. In 2006, 2005–06 George Mason Patriots men's basketball team, George Mason became the first CAA team to reach the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship, Final Four. In 2011, the 2010–11 VCU Rams men's basketball team, VCU Rams became the second CAA team to reach the Final Four, as well as the first team to win five games en route, due to their participation in the First Four round. On March 25, 2013, George Mason University left the CAA to join the Atlantic 10 Conference. Shortly after, the CAA ceased sponsorship of wrestling due to the lack of teams. The 2015–16 basketball season saw the conference RPI reach its highest rating when it finished the season ranked 9th in the nation.


Commissioners


Member schools


Full members


Current full members

; Notes: ‡ – Towson joined the league as a charter member in 1979, left in 1981 to join the Northeast Conference, ECAC-Metro Conference, and re-joined the CAA in 2001.


Former full members


Associate members


Current associate members


Former associate members

;Notes


Membership timeline

DateFormat = yyyy ImageSize = width:1000 height:auto barincrement:20 Period = from:1979 till:2019 TimeAxis = orientation:horizontal PlotArea = right:20 left:0 bottom:50 top:5 #> to display a count on left side of graph, use "left:20" to suppress the count, use "left:20"<# Colors = id:barcolor value:rgb(0.99,0.7,0.7) id:line value:black id:bg value:white id:Full value:rgb(0.742,0.727,0.852) # Use this color to denote a team that is a member in all sports id:FullxF value:rgb(0.551,0.824,0.777) # Use this color to denote a team that is a member in all sports except for football id:AssocF value:rgb(0.98,0.5,0.445) # Use this color to denote a team that is a member for football only id:AssocOS value:rgb(0.5,0.691,0.824) # Use this color to denote a team that is a member in some sports, but not all (consider identifying in legend or a footnote) id:OtherC1 value:rgb(0.996,0.996,0.699) # Use this color to denote a team that has moved to another conference id:OtherC2 value:rgb(0.988,0.703,0.383) # Use this color to denote a team that has moved to another conference where OtherC1 has already been used, to distinguish the two PlotData= width:15 textcolor:black shift:(5,-5) anchor:from fontsize:s bar:1 color:FullxF from:1979 till:1981 text:University of Baltimore, Baltimore (1979–1981) bar:1 shift:(65,-5) color:OtherC1 from:1981 till:1983 text:ECAC-Metro (1981–1983), then dropped athletics bar:2 color:FullxF from:1979 till:1981 text:The Catholic University of America, Catholic (D.C.) (1979–1981) bar:2 color:OtherC1 from:1981 till:1982 bar:2 shift:(65,-5) color:OtherC2 from:1982 till:1984 text:Old Dominion Athletic Conference, ODAC bar:2 color:OtherC1 from:1984 till:1989 bar:2 color:OtherC2 from:1989 till:2007 text:Capital Athletic Conference, CAC bar:2 color:OtherC1 from:2007 till:end text:Landmark Conference, Landmark bar:3 color:FullxF from:1979 till:1981 text:Saint Francis University, St. Francis (Pa.) (1979–1981) bar:3 shift:(100,-5) color:OtherC1 from:1981 till:1988 text:ECAC-Metro bar:3 color:OtherC2 from:1988 till:end text:Northeast Conference, NEC bar:4 color:FullxF from:1979 till:1981 text:Towson University, Towson (1979–1981) bar:4 shift:(60,-5) color:OtherC1 from:1981 till:1982 text:Northeast Conference, ECAC-Metro (1981–1982) bar:4 shift:(160,-5) color:OtherC2 from:1982 till:1992 text:East Coast Conference (Division I), ECC bar:4 color:OtherC1 from:1992 till:1995 text:Big South Conference, Big South bar:4 color:OtherC2 from:1995 till:2001 text: America East bar:4 color:FullxF from:2001 till:2007 text:(2001–present) bar:4 color:Full from:2007 till:end bar:5 color:FullxF from:1979 till:1982 text:Old Dominion University, Old Dominion (1979–1982) bar:5 shift:(60,-5) color:OtherC1 from:1982 till:1991 text:Sun Belt Conference, Sun Belt bar:5 color:FullxF from:1991 till:2011 text:(1991–2013) bar:5 color:Full from:2011 till:2013 bar:5 color:OtherC1 from:2013 till:end text:Conference USA, C-USA bar:6 color:FullxF from:1979 till:1991 text:United States Naval Academy, Navy (1979–1991) bar:6 color:OtherC1 from:1991 till:end text:Patriot League bar:7 color:FullxF from:1979 till:2013 text:George Mason University, George Mason (1979–2013) bar:7 color:OtherC1 from:2013 till:end text:Atlantic 10 Conference, A-10 bar:8 color:FullxF from:1979 till:2007 text:James Madison University, James Madison (1979–present) bar:8 color:Full from:2007 till:end bar:9 color:FullxF from:1979 till:2001 text:University of Richmond, Richmond (1979–2001) bar:9 color:OtherC1 from:2001 till:2002 text:Atlantic 10 Conference, A10 bar:9 color:AssocOS from:2002 till:2007 text:A–10, (women's golf, 2002–2014) bar:9 color:AssocF from:2007 till:end bar:10 color:FullxF from:1979 till:2007 text:College of William & Mary, William & Mary (1979–present) bar:10 color:Full from:2007 till:end bar:11 color:FullxF from:1981 till:2001 text:East Carolina University, East Carolina (1981–2001) bar:11 color:OtherC1 from:2001 till:2014 text: Conference USA, C-USA bar:11 color:OtherC2 from:2014 till:end text: American Athletic Conference USA, AAC bar:12 color:FullxF from:1984 till:2001 text:American University, American (1984–2001) bar:12 color:OtherC1 from:2001 till:end text:Patriot League bar:13 color:FullxF from:1984 till:end text:University of North Carolina at Wilmington, UNC Wilmington (1984–present) bar:14 color:FullxF from:1995 till:2012 text:Virginia Commonwealth University, VCU (1995–2012) bar:14 color:OtherC1 from:2012 till:end text:Atlantic 10 Conference, A10 bar:15 color:AssocOS from:2001 till:2013 text:Boston University (wrestling, 2001–2013; women's rowing, 2011–2013) bar:16 color:FullxF from:2001 till:2007 text:University of Delaware, Delaware (2001–present) bar:16 color:Full from:2007 till:end bar:17 color:FullxF from:2001 till:end text:Drexel University, Drexel (2001–present) bar:18 color:FullxF from:2001 till:2009 text:Hofstra University, Hofstra (2001–present) bar:18 color:Full from:2007 till:2010 bar:18 color:FullxF from:2010 till:end bar:19 color:AssocOS from:2001 till:2002 text:Boston College (wrestling, 2001–2002) bar:20 color:AssocOS from:2001 till:2002 text:Loyola University Maryland, Loyola (MD) (men's lacrosse, 2001–2002) bar:21 color:AssocOS from:2001 till:2010 text:Sacred Heart University, Sacred Heart (wrestling, 2001–2010; men's lacrosse, 2005–2009) bar:22 color:AssocOS from:2001 till:2013 text:Binghamton University, Binghamton (wrestling, 2001–13) bar:23 color:AssocOS from:2001 till:2007 text:Villanova University, Villanova (men's lacrosse, 2001–2009; football, 2007–present; women's rowing, 2015–present) bar:23 shift:(50, -3) color:AssocF from:2007 till:end bar:24 color:AssocOS from:2002 till:2013 text:Rider University, Rider (wrestling, 2002–13) bar:25 color:AssocOS from:2002 till:2013 text:Xavier University, Xavier (women's golf, 2002–13) bar:26 color:AssocOS from:2002 till:end text:University of Dayton, Dayton (women's golf, 2002–2014) bar:27 color:FullxF from:2005 till:2012 text:Georgia State University, Georgia State (2005–2013) bar:27 color:Full from:2012 till:2013 bar:27 color:OtherC1 from:2013 till:end text:Sun Belt Conference, Sun Belt bar:28 color:FullxF from:2005 till:2007 text:Northeastern University, Northeastern (2005–present) bar:28 color:Full from:2007 till:2010 bar:28 color:FullxF from:2010 till:end bar:29 color:AssocOS from:2006 till:2009 text:Robert Morris University, Robert Morris (men's lacrosse, 2006–2009) bar:30 color:AssocF from:2007 till:end text:University of Maine, Maine (2007–present) bar:31 color:AssocF from:2007 till:2012 text:University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts (2007–2012; men's lacrosse, 2009–present) bar:31 color:AssocOS from:2012 till:end bar:32 color:AssocF from:2007 till:end text:University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire (2007–present) bar:33 color:AssocF from:2007 till:end text:University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island (2007–present) bar:34 color:AssocOS from:2009 till:2017 text:University at Buffalo, Buffalo (rowing, 2009–2017) bar:35 color:AssocOS from:2010 till:2014 text:Pennsylvania State University, Penn State (men's lacrosse, 2010–14) bar:36 color:AssocOS from:2011 till:2013 text:Saint Joseph's University, Saint Joseph's (men's lacrosse, 2011–13) bar:37 color:AssocOS from:2011 till:end text:Eastern Michigan University, Eastern Michigan (women's rowing, 2011–present) bar:38 color:AssocF from:2013 till:end text:University at Albany, SUNY, Albany (2013–) bar:39 color:AssocF from:2013 till:end text:Stony Brook University, Stony Brook (2013–) bar:40 color:FullxF from:2013 till:end text:College of Charleston, Charleston (2013–) bar:41 color:Full from:2014 till:end text:Elon University, Elon (2014–) bar:42 color:AssocOS from:2014 till:end text:Fairfield University, Fairfield (2014–) bar:N color:powderblue from:1979 till:1985 text:ECAC South bar:N color:blue from:1985 till:2007 text:CAA bar:N color:powderblue from:2007 till:end text:CAA (with football league) ScaleMajor = gridcolor:line unit:year increment:3 start:1980 TextData = fontsize:L textcolor:black pos:(0,30) tabs:(400-center) text:^"CAA membership history" #> If the chart uses more than one bar color, add a legend by selecting the appropriate fields from the following six options (use only the colors that are used in the graphic.) 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Sports

The CAA sponsors championship competitions in ten men's and twelve women's NCAA sanctioned sports. Eleven schools are associate members in three sports.


Men's sponsored sports by school

Men's varsity sports not sponsored by the CAA which are played by CAA schools: ;Notes


Women's sponsored sports by school

Women's varsity sports not sponsored by the CAA which are played by CAA schools: ;Notes In addition to the above, Charleston counts its female cheerleaders (though not its male cheerleaders) and all-female dance team as varsity teams. Neither cheerleading nor dance team competitions are sponsored by the NCAA.


Current champions

RS = regular-season champion; T = tournament champion


Men's basketball


Regular season champions

Note: The conference was known as the ECAC South from 1979 to 1985.


History of the Tournament Final


Men's CAA Tournament championships and finalists

Former member of the CAA


Broadcasters


Women's basketball


Regular season champions


History of the Tournament Finals


Women's CAA Tournament Championships and finalists

Former member of the CAA


Football

The CAA Football Conference was formed in 2005, although it did not begin play until 2007, as a separate conference independent of the CAA, but administered by the CAA front office. For this reason, there are no true "football associate members" as every member of CAA Football is a full-member of the football-only conference. In the 2004–05 academic year, the CAA had five member schools that sponsored football, all of them as football-only members of the Atlantic 10 Conference (A10). In 2005, as previously noted, Northeastern accepted the CAA's offer of membership, giving the CAA the six football-playing members it needed under NCAA rules to organize a football conference. At that time, the CAA announced it would launch its new football conference in 2007. Next, the CAA invited the University of Richmond to become a football-only member effective in 2007. Once UR accepted the offer, this left the A10 football conference with only five members, less than the six required under NCAA rules. As a result, the remaining A10 football programs all decided to join the CAA on a football-only basis, spelling the end of A10 football, at least under that conference's banner. Since the CAA football conference had the same members as the A10 the previous year, it can be said that the CAA football conference is the A10 football conference under new management. The CAA football conference's earliest roots are in the New England Conference, founded in 1938 by four state-supported universities in that region plus Northeastern; three of the public schools are currently in the CAA football conference. After the departure of Northeastern in 1945, the remaining members joined New England's other land-grant colleges, Massachusetts State College (now the University of Massachusetts) and the University of Vermont, to form the Yankee Conference under a new charter in 1946, with competition starting in 1947. That conference eventually dropped all sports other than football in 1975. Starting in the 1980s, it expanded to include many schools outside its original New England base. After the NCAA voted to limit the influence of single-sport conferences, the Yankee merged with the A10 in 1997. As mentioned above, the A10 football conference effectively became the CAA Football Conference in 2007. The CAA Football Conference does not claim the legacy of the A10 Football Conference or the Yankee Conference. However, every school that was in the Yankee Conference at the time of the A10 merger and still fields an FCS-level football team (nine out of the final 12 members of the Yankee Conference) is in the CAA football conference. As further proof of the continuity between conferences, the CAA inherited the A10's automatic bid to the FCS playoffs, which in turn was inherited from the Yankee. On May 31, 2006, Old Dominion University announced that it would start a football team to begin play in 2009. ODU joined the CAA football conference in 2011. On April 17, 2008, Georgia State University announced that it would start a football team to begin play in 2010 and join the CAA football conference in 2012. The team is playing in the 70,000 seat Georgia Dome, but is restricting ticket sales to just over 28,000 for virtually all its games. However, GSU played only the 2012 season in the CAA, and was not eligible for the conference title, as it began an FBS transition in advance of its 2013 move to the Sun Belt Conference. Since the CAA began play as a football conference in 2007, a member team has played in the FCS Championship game seven times, with Delaware making it in 2007 and 2010, Richmond in winning in 2008, Villanova winning in 2009, Towson appearing in 2013, and James Madison winning in 2016 and appearing in 2017. In 2007, the CAA set records with 15 national player of the week honorees and by sending five teams to the national championship playoffs. The very next season, in 2008, they broke that record with 19 national player of the week honorees and tied their own record by again sending five teams to the national championship playoffs for the second straight year. At the end of the 2008 season, the CAA had six Top 25 teams with four placing in the Top Ten. Players from the CAA received 78 All-America honors. In the opening weekend of the 2009 season, CAA teams defeated three Football Bowl Subdivision, Division I FBS teams. William & Mary and Richmond took down teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference, ACC (one of the six conferences whose champions receive automatic Bowl Championship Series berths), respectively 2009 Virginia Cavaliers football team, Virginia and 2009 Duke Blue Devils football team, Duke, while Villanova defeated Temple Owls football, Temple from the Mid-American Conference, MAC. The following weekend saw New Hampshire defeat another MAC team, 2009 Ball State Cardinals football team, Ball State (which had gone through 2008 Ball State Cardinals football team, the previous regular season unbeaten, but ended 2009 2–10). All four of the CAA teams to defeat FBS teams qualified for the 2009 FCS playoffs and won their first-round games; Villanova and William & Mary reached the semifinals, and Villanova won the FCS championship. Northeastern—the school whose 2005 move to the CAA enabled the creation of the CAA football conference—dropped football after the 2009 season. President Joseph E. Aoun and the board of trustees endorsed the move after an extensive, two-year review of the athletic program by its director, Peter Roby. The decision to eliminate football followed six straight losing seasons and sparse game attendance at a school whose ice rink often sells out for hockey. On December 3, 2009, Hofstra announced that the university would no longer be sponsoring football. The decision follows a two-year review of sports spending at Hofstra. School officials stated there are no plans to cut any other sports at the Long Island school. Hofstra cited costs and low student interest—only 500 students would attend home games despite free tickets—as reasons to drop the program. Due to the reduction of the conference, the CAA did not use the division format for the 2010 season. Even though Old Dominion began conference play in 2011 and Georgia State did the same in 2012, the divisional format is not likely to return in the immediate future, as the CAA lost football members in both 2012 and 2013. UMass departed for FBS and the Mid-American Conference in 2012 followed by Georgia State's departure for the Sun Belt and Old Dominion for Conference USA. The 2010 season started with the biggest non-conference win of the CAA's short history, when James Madison defeated nationally ranked 2010 Virginia Tech Hokies football team, Virginia Tech (FBS #13 at the time) of the ACC. JMU won 21–16 on September 11, at Virginia Tech's Lane Stadium.


Current members

The CAA football conference has the following members: *Albany Great Danes football, Albany *Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football, Delaware *Elon Phoenix football, Elon *James Madison Dukes football, James Madison *Maine Black Bears football, Maine *New Hampshire Wildcats football, New Hampshire *Richmond Spiders football, Richmond *Rhode Island Rams football, Rhode Island *Stony Brook Seawolves football, Stony Brook *Towson Tigers football, Towson *Villanova Wildcats football, Villanova *William & Mary Tribe football, William & Mary


Former members

The former members of the CAA football conference are: * Northeastern Huskies football, Northeastern: 2007–2009, dropped football * Georgia State Panthers football, Georgia State: 2012, moved to the FBS-level Sun Belt Conference * Hofstra Pride football, Hofstra: 2007–2009, dropped football * UMass Minutemen football, UMass: 2007–2011, moved to the FBS-level Mid-American Conference for football only, now an FBS Independent * Old Dominion Monarchs football, Old Dominion: 2011–2012, competed as an FCS independent in 2013 before joining Conference USA, an FBS conference, for the sport in 2014 Hofstra, Massachusetts, and Northeastern each also played in the CAA's predecessor football conferences. Massachusetts and Northeastern joined the Yankee Conference in 1947 and 1993 respectively, and Hofstra joined the Atlantic 10 Conference in 2001. Additionally, former members of its ancestor conferences (New England Conference, Yankee Conference, Atlantic 10 Conference) include: *Boston University Terriers, Boston U.: 1971–1997, dropped football *Northeastern: 1938–1945 (New England Conference) *Holy Cross Crusaders football, Holy Cross: 1971, became independent, now in Patriot League *UConn Huskies football, UConn: 1938–1999, moved up to Division I-A (now FBS) and joined the Big East Conference (1979–2013), Big East Conference for football in 2004. When the original Big East 2010–13 Big East Conference realignment, split in 2013, UConn remained with most of the FBS Big East schools in the reorganized American Athletic Conference. In July 2020, UConn joined the current non-football Big East Conference, with football becoming an NCAA Division I FBS independent schools, FBS independent. *Vermont Catamounts, Vermont: 1938–1973, dropped football


Membership timeline

DateFormat = yyyy ImageSize = width:1000 height:auto barincrement:20 Period = from:2007 till:2017 TimeAxis = orientation:horizontal PlotArea = right:20 left:0 bottom:50 top:5 #> to display a count on left side of graph, use "left:20" to suppress the count, use "left:20"<# Colors = id:barcolor value:rgb(0.99,0.7,0.7) id:line value:black id:bg value:white id:Full value:rgb(0.742,0.727,0.852) # Use this color to denote a team that is a member in all sports id:OtherC1 value:rgb(0.996,0.996,0.699) # Use this color to denote a team that has moved to another conference id:OtherC2 value:rgb(0.988,0.703,0.383) # Use this color to denote a team that has moved to another conference where OtherC1 has already been used, to distinguish the two PlotData= width:15 textcolor:black shift:(5,-5) anchor:from fontsize:s bar:1 color:Full from:2007 till:end text:Maine Black Bears football, Maine (2007–present) bar:2 color:Full from:2007 till:end text:New Hampshire Wildcats football, New Hampshire (2007–present) bar:3 color:Full from:2007 till:2009 text:Northeastern Huskies, Northeastern (2007–2009) bar:3 color:OtherC1 from:2009 till:end text:Dropped Football bar:4 color:Full from:2007 till:end text:Rhode Island Rams football, Rhode Island (2007–present) bar:5 color:Full from:2007 till:2011 text:UMass Minutemen football, UMass (2007–2011) bar:5 color:OtherC1 from:2011 till:end text: Mid-American bar:6 color:Full from:2007 till:end text:Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football, Delaware (2007–present) bar:7 color:Full from:2007 till:end text:Richmond Spiders football, Richmond (2007–present) bar:8 color:Full from:2007 till:end text:Villanova Wildcats football, Villanova (2007–present) bar:9 color:Full from:2007 till:end text:James Madison Dukes football, James Madison (2007–present) bar:10 color:Full from:2007 till:end text:William %26 Mary Tribe football, William & Mary (2007–present) bar:11 color:Full from:2007 till:2009 text:Hofstra Pride, Hofstra (2001–2009) bar:11 color:OtherC1 from:2009 till:end text:Dropped Football bar:12 color:Full from:2007 till:end text:Towson Tigers football, Towson (2007–present) bar:13 shift:(-35,-5) color:Full from:2011 till:2012 text:Old Dominion Monarchs football, Old Dominion (2011–2012) bar:13 shift:(5,-5) color:OtherC1 from:2012 till:2013 text:FCS Independent bar:13 shift:(25,-5) color:OtherC2 from:2013 till:end text:C-USA bar:14 shift:(-5,-5) color:Full from:2012 till:2013 text:Georgia State Panthers football, Georgia State (2012) bar:14 color:OtherC1 from:2013 till:end text:Sun Belt bar:15 color:OtherC1 from:2007 till:2013 text: Northeast Conference (2007–2013) bar:15 color:Full from:2013 till:end text:Albany Great Danes football, Albany (2013–present) bar:16 color:OtherC1 from:2007 till:2008 text: FCS Ind. (2007) bar:16 color:OtherC2 from:2008 till:2013 text:Big South Conference (2008–2013) bar:16 color:Full from:2013 till:end text:Stony Brook Seawolves football, Stony Brook (2013–present) bar:17 color:OtherC1 from:2007 till:2014 text: Southern Conference (2007–2014) bar:17 color:Full from:2014 till:end text:Elon Phoenix football, Elon (2014–present) bar:N color:blue from:2007 till:end text:CAA Football ScaleMajor = gridcolor:line unit:year increment:10 start:2007 TextData = fontsize:L textcolor:black pos:(0,30) tabs:(400-center) text:^"CAA Football Membership History" #> If the chart uses more than one bar color, add a legend by selecting the appropriate fields from the following six options (use only the colors that are used in the graphic.) Leave a blank line after the end of the timeline, then add a line with the selected values from the list, separated by a space. <#


Conference champions


All-time conference championships

Co-championships are designated by ''italics''. BOLD denotes the team won the National Championship Former member of CAA Football *The CAA's 2020–21 NCAA Division I FCS football season was played in Spring 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Several teams opted out, and some games were cancelled. The Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens completed the season with a 5-0 overall record, 4-0 in conference, and won the North Division title; the James Madison Dukes completed the season with a 5-0 overall record, 3-0 in conference, and won the South Division title. A vote of the CAA athletic directors, not including Delaware or James Madison, was held to determine a champion. The Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens were declared the 2020 CAA football champions as a result of this vote and were awarded the automatic qualifier for the FCS playoffs.https://caasports.com/news/2021/4/17/delaware-selected-as-caa-football-champion-and-automatic-bid-recipient-to-ncaa-fcs-playoffs.aspx


NCAA FCS National Championships by School

†Delaware was an NCAA Division I FCS independent schools, NCAA FCS Independent in the 1982 season. *Won as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. ^UMass became a football-only member in the MAC in 2013, and an independent football member of FBS beginning with the 2016 season.


All-time NFL Draft selections


Men's soccer


Regular season champions

Note: The conference was known as the ECAC South from 1983 to 1985. List of CAA regular season champions.


All-time conference championships


Facilities


References


External links

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