Davidson College is on its way out of the Southern Conference and will officially join the Atlantic 10 as the conference’s 14th school on July 1. Here’s what to expect from the private liberal arts college in North Carolina.
Mascot: Will E. Wildcat
Number of Division I sports: 21
School colors: Red and Black
Notable former students: Both President Woodrow Wilson and NBA player Stephen Curry attended Davidson, though neither graduated.
The construction of a $15 million athletic center will soon begin, with plans for two practice courts for men’s and women’s basketball, and volleyball. Additionally, the space will include coaches’ offices, locker rooms, team rooms and film rooms for men’s and women’s basketball.
The men’s basketball team, under the leadership of head coach Lefty Driesell, was ranked No. 1 at the start of the 1964-65 season, marking the golden age of the program’s history. The team made the Elite Eight in the 2008 NCAA tournament, riding on the shooting of now-Golden State Warriors star point guard Stephen Curry, before losing to the eventual champion Kansas.
Davidson went 20-13 last season and lost in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament.