Dixie State Trailblazers

The Dixie State Trailblazers are the 15 varsity athletic teams that represent Dixie State University, located in St. George, Utah, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Trailblazers compete as members of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Dixie State began competing in NCAA Division II in the 2006–07 academic year[2] after being a member of the NJCAA. In 2009, the school's nickname was changed from the "Rebels" to the "Red Storm". In 2016, the nickname was changed to the "Trailblazers".[3]

Dixie State Trailblazers
UniversityDixie State University
Western Athletic Conference (2020)
FCS Independent (2020)
NCAADivision II
Division I (2020)
Athletic directorJason Boothe
LocationSt. George, Utah
Varsity teams15 (6 men's and 9 women's)
Football stadiumTrailblazer Stadium
Basketball arenaBurns Arena
Baseball stadiumBruce Hurst Field
MascotBrooks the Bison
ColorsRed, White, and Blue[1]

On January 11, 2019, Dixie State announced that they will be moving their sports program up to NCAA Division I by joining the Western Athletic Conference for all sports except football, which will compete as an FCS Independent. These moves will take effect on July 1, 2020.[4]

Sports sponsored

Men's sports Women's sports
BasketballCross country
Cross CountryGolf
SoccerSwimming and diving
Track and field
† – Women's track and field is outdoor only


  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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