The Athletic Fee was implemented in 1990. The Intercollegiate Athletics component is a vital part of the University community’s strong commitment to and support for intercollegiate athletics. UB has a long and proud history of participating in intercollegiate athletics, dating back to the late 1800s.
Today, UB has a very diversified and exciting program consisting of 20 highly competitive sports (basketball, indoor and outdoor track, cross-country, soccer, swimming/diving, and tennis for men and women; football, baseball and wrestling for men; and softball, volleyball, and crew for women). UB is one of only 128 institutions in the nation to participate at the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision level.
Effective at the end of the spring 2017 season, UB reduced the number of its intercollegiate athletic programs by four. After the reduction, the UB athletics department is composed of these 16 sports: football, softball, women's volleyball, men's and women's basketball, wrestling, women's swimming and diving, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's cross country, women's soccer and men’s and women’s track and field (indoor and outdoor).
The Athletics Component facilitates greater student involvement. It enhances the quality of student life and increases opportunities for student interaction with peers from other like institutions. It also puts UB in the national spotlight, which helps in the recruitment and retention of students along with development efforts. For much more information on the different sports, history, FAQ, staff, schedules, etc., visit the website http://www.ubbulls.com.