UAlbany's intercollegiate athletics program excels at the NCAA Division I level, producing competitive teams, successful coaches, and outstanding student-athletes recognized for their accomplishments both on the field and in the classroom. The University sponsors 18 varsity sports for men and women. Club sports, an intramural program, and recreational opportunities are also offered.

UAlbany is a member of the America East Conference in 16 of 18 varsity sports, while women’s golf is an associate member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, and football, a Division I FCS program, is an associate member of the Colonial Athletic Association.

UAlbany has won 100 conference championships and has made 48 NCAA Tournament appearances since moving to Division I in 1999. Proving to be a perennial power, the Great Danes have won eight or more conference titles in each of the last seven years.

In 2016-17, UAlbany earned nine America East titles and earned berths into six NCAA Tournaments, with men’s soccer and men’s lacrosse each hosting NCAA Tournament games as seeded teams and earning victories over Boston College and North Carolina, respectively. The women’s basketball team earned its sixth-consecutive America East Tournament title while the men’s and women’s track teams earned four conference titles combined. The football team earned its best record as a CAA member at 7-4, including victories over FBS opponent Buffalo and NCAA Tournament participants New Hampshire and Saint Francis.

The Great Danes won eight conference championships in 2015-16 and made five NCAA Tournament appearances in field hockey, women’s soccer, women’s basketball, women’s tennis, and men’s lacrosse.

UAlbany has had 13 players selected in the Major League Lacrosse Draft, eight players have been drafted by Major League Baseball, while 13 football players have inked NFL contracts.

For more information, visit or call UAlbany Athletics at (518) 442-DANE (3263). Follow the Great Danes on Twitter (@UAlbanySports), Facebook and Instagram (UAlbany Athletics). The Intramural Office can be contacted at 442-5640.

UAlbany’s indoor and outdoor athletic facilities are among the most comprehensive in the Northeast. In 2012-2013, the University constructed a state-of-the-art 8,500 seat multi-sport complex for football and soccer now known as Bob Ford Field at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium; a brand new track and field venue; and a synthetic turf field designed for year-round recreational, intramural and club sport activities. John Fallon Field is home to the men's and women's lacrosse teams, and an adjacent surface known as Alumni Turf Field is home to field hockey, in addition to serving as a multi-use recreational field for UAlbany students.

The Great Danes’ indoor facilities are also top-notch. SEFCU Arena, the Physical Education Building, and an air-supported bubble are utilized for sporting and cultural activities. In addition, there are lighted tennis courts, racquetball/squash/handball courts, a swimming pool, a dance studio, and a fitness and weight training center. The Department of Athletics & Recreation is located in both the SEFCU Arena and the Physical Education Building, (518-442-DANE).