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Wofford Terriers

Wofford Terriers
University Wofford College
Conference(s) Southern Conference
NCAA Division I (FCS)
Athletics director Richard Johnson
Location Spartanburg, SC
Varsity teams 18
Football stadium Gibbs Stadium
Basketball arena Benjamin Johnson Arena
Baseball stadium Russell C. King Field
Mascot Ayeryel ,Boss, Lil' Ruff and Blitz
Nickname Terriers
Fight song
Colors Gold and Black


Homepage Wofford Athletics

Wofford College sponsors 18 sports for men's and women's programs. The Terriers compete in the Southern Conference, and have been a part of the league since the 1997–98 academic year. Wofford and the other SoCon members play football in the Football Championship Subdivision. Prior to the 1995–96 year, the Terriers played in Division II in all sports, and until the 1988–89 period, Wofford's athletic teams were members of the NAIA. The football team plays in Gibbs Stadium. The basketball team plays in Benjamin Johnson Arena.[1][2]

The Wofford campus is also the site of the training camp of the NFL's Carolina Panthers, whose owner, Jerry Richardson, is a Wofford alumnus.[3]


Wofford College sponsors teams in nine men's, eight women's, and one coed NCAA sanctioned sports:[4]

  • * = Rifle is technically a men's sport, but men's, women's, and coed teams all compete against each other; Wofford has a coed team that competes in the South Eastern Air Rifle Conference.


The Terriers have won three Southern Conference football championships. Wofford won the 2003 championship outright, and shared the 2007 and 2010 championships with Appalachian State. In 2007, Wofford was the conference champion and earned the automatic tournament bid based on winning the head to head matchup, however, Appalachian State received the automatic bid in 2010. The Terriers have made the I-AA/FCS playoffs 4 times. Wofford advanced the farthest in 2003, advancing to the semifinals before losing to Delaware. They have been noted for defeating FBS opponent UL-Monroe in 2000, 24-6. In 2006, Sports Illustrated called Wofford's uniform the 6th best nationally.


On March 8, 2010 the Wofford Terriers men's basketball team defeated Appalachian State to win the Southern Conference tournament, marking the first time Wofford qualified to compete in the NCAA tournament. Although Wofford came within a possession of upsetting 4th seeded Wisconsin in the first round, they eventually lost 49–53. The Terriers qualified for the NCAA tournament for the second time on March 7, 2011, winning the Southern Conference tournament over College of Charleston, 77-67, but they lost in the first round to BYU.




External links

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