UNC Pembroke Braves
|UNC Pembroke Braves|
|University||University of North Carolina at Pembroke|
|Conference||Peach Belt Conference|
Independent (football, swimming and diving, track and field)
|Athletic director||Dick Christy|
|Location||Pembroke, North Carolina|
|Football stadium||Grace P. Johnson Stadium|
|Basketball arena||English E. Jones Center|
|Baseball stadium||Sammy Cox Field|
|Softball stadium||UNCP Softball Field|
|Soccer stadium||Varsity Grounds|
|Colors||Black and Gold|
The Braves compete as members of the Peach Belt Conference for 11 of their 16 varsity sports. The wrestling team belongs to the Eastern College Athletic Conference, and the football, men's and women's indoor track & field, and women's swimming & diving programs all compete as independents. UNC Pembroke will move all of its non-Peach Belt sports to the Mountain East Conference in the coming years. The indoor track & field, swimming & diving, and wrestling programs will begin Mountain East competition in the 2019–20 school year, with football following in the 2020 season.
UNC Pembroke's athletic teams are known as the Braves. Due to its heritage as an institution founded for the benefit of American Indians and support from the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, the school has largely been immune to the ongoing controversies related to American Indian-themed nicknames and mascots.
List of teams
- UNC Pembroke Style Guide (PDF). February 18, 2016. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
- "Davis & Elkins To Join MEC; UNC Pembroke To Be Associate Member" (Press release). Bridgeport, West Virginia: Mountain East Conference. August 30, 2018. Retrieved September 16, 2018.