Dixie State Trailblazers

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Dixie State Trailblazers
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UniversityDixie State University
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
FCS Independent
NCAADivision I
Athletic directorJason Boothe
LocationSt. George, Utah
Varsity teams15 (6 men's and 9 women's)
Football stadiumGreater Zion Stadium
Basketball arenaBurns Arena
Baseball stadiumBruce Hurst Field
MascotBrooks the Bison
NicknameTrailblazers
ColorsRed, White, and Blue[1]
              
Websitedixiestateathletics.com
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The Dixie State Trailblazers are the 15 varsity athletic teams that represent Dixie State University, located in St. George, Utah, in NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports. The Trailblazers compete as members of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC); in football, a sport not sponsored by the WAC, the school competes as an independent in the second level of D-I football, the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).

Dixie State began competing in NCAA Division II in the 2006–07 academic year[2] after being a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association. In 2009, the school's nickname was changed from the "Rebels" to the "Red Storm". In 2016, the nickname was changed again to "Trailblazers".[3]

On January 11, 2019, Dixie State announced that it would move its sports program up to NCAA Division I by joining the WAC for all sports except football, which became an FCS independent. The transition to D-I, which began upon the school's arrival in the WAC on July 1, 2020, will take four years; during this time, the Trailblazers will be ineligible for NCAA-sanctioned postseason play in any of their current sports.[4]

Sports sponsored[edit]

Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross country
Cross Country Golf
Football Soccer
Golf Softball
Soccer Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
† – Women's track and field is outdoor only

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dixie State University :: Style Guide :: Colors". Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  2. ^ "Dixie State Athletics - DSU Men's Basketball Almanac (Division II Era)". Dixieathletics.com. Retrieved 2015-03-03.
  3. ^ Knox, Annie (April 12, 2016). "Dixie State students will now be Trailblazers, represented by a bison". sltrib.com. Retrieved December 25, 2017.
  4. ^ Judd, Brandon (January 11, 2019). "Dixie State to move up to Division I, join Western Athletic Conference in 2020-21". deseretnews.com. Retrieved January 13, 2019.

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