Hampton

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Location: Hampton, Virginia
Division: NCAA Division I FCS
Conference (football): Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Stadium: Armstrong Stadium
Conference (basketball): Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Arena: Hampton Convocation Center

The Hampton University Pirates compete as members of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in NCAA Division I FCS football and in NCAA Division I basketball. Hampton (formerly known as Hampton Institute), a historically black college, is a private non-sectarian institution located in Hampton, Virginia, near the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. The school has an undergraduate enrollment of around 5,000.

The campus sits right on the Hampton River just a few hundred feet from its outflow into Hampton Roads, south of US 60 (Settlers Landing Road) and west of I-64. Exit 287 off I-64 is the US 60 exit, and directly serves campus. Armstrong Stadium (17,000) is on Soldiers Home Road on the south edge of campus; next door, on Emancipation Drive, is Hampton Convocation Center (7,200).

Norfolk State is Hampton's main rival, but their conflict with Howard is nearly as intense and stretches back to their co-founding of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1912.

Hampton has sent 33 players on to the NFL, led by DT Reggie Doss. Only two Pirates have played in the NBA; Devin Green you probably don't remember, but the other is pretty famous: Rick Mahorn.

Conference Affiliations

Football

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference NCAA I FCS 1995-present
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association NCAA II 1973-1994
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association NCAA College 1950-1972
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association unaffiliated 1912-1949
Unaffiliated Independents unaffiliated 1910-1911
Pre-NCAA Independents unaffiliated 1902-1909

Men's Basketball

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference NCAA I 1995-present
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association NCAA II 1983-1995
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association NCAA II
NAIA
1973-1983
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association NCAA College
NAIA
1956-1973
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association NCAA 1912-1956

Note: Detailed basketball data for Hampton prior to 1953 is unavailable.

Post-Season

Football

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NCAA Division I FCS Playoffs 1997, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2006
NCAA Division II Playoffs 1985, 1992, 1993
Orange Blossom Classic 1937, 1943, 1947

Men's Basketball

NCAA Division I Men's Tournament 2001, 2002, 2006, 2011, 2015
College Basketball Invitational 2014
NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament 1983, 1991
NAIA Tournament 1978, 1980, 1982

Championships

Football

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Champions 1997, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2006
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Champions 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1922, 1925, 1928, 1931, 1992, 1993, 1994
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association North Division Champions 1985, 1987

Men's Basketball

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament Champions 2001, 2002, 2006, 2011, 2015
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Regular Season Champions 2001, 2002
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Tournament Champions 1982, 1983, 1991
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Champions 1913, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1919, 1921, 1922, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1936
NAIA District 19 Champions 1978, 1980, 1982

National Individual Awards

Football

NAIA Hall of Fame 1961: Harry Jefferson (coach)
NCAA Division I FCS First-Team All-Americans 1995: Hugh Hunter (DL)
1996: Darrell Flythe (LB)
1997: Cordell Taylor (DB)
1998: Charles Preston (DL)
1999: Deon Hunt (LB)
2002: Erik Steiner (OL)
2002: Zuriel Smith (KR)
2003: Jelani Clement (OL)
2004: Jelani Clement (OL)
2004: Jerome Mathis (KR)
2005: Andrew Paterini (K)
2005: Gerell Golightly (OL)
2005: Justin Durant (LB)
2006: Andrew Paterini (K)
2007: Jeremy Gilchrist (AP)
2007: Kendall Langford (DL)
2008: Chris Baker (DT)
2008: Jeremy Gilchrist (KR)
2008: Kevin Teel (KR)
2010: Brandon Peguese (DT)
2010: Kenrick Ellis (DL)
NCAA Division II Football First-Team All-Americans 1984: Ike Readon (MG)
1985: Ike Readon (DL)
1993: Christopher Williams (DL)
1993: Emerson Martin (OL)
1994: John Meredith (LB)
NAIA Division I Football First-Team All-Americans 1977: Reggie Doss (DL)
1981: Mike Johnson (OL)

Men's Basketball

National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006: John McLendon (coach)
NAIA First-Team All-Americans 1978: Rick Mahorn (C)
1979: Rick Mahorn (C)
1980: Rick Mahorn (C)

External Links

Hampton University Athletics