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The Ƶ State Department of Athletics sponsors 18 NCAA Division I programs, with 17 of those competing in Conference USA. Ƶ is in its second year transitioning to the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS).

Ƶ State has achieved a “Gold Standard” of success. Ƶ football is the winningest startup program in college football history along with three conference titles and four NCAA Playoff appearances. In 2023, men’s basketball won its first ASUN championship and showcased its talents nationwide in March Madness. Ƶ has won two individual national championships with Daniel Haugh’s 2019 hammer throw and Isaiah Rogers’ 2023 weight throw gold medals.

In total, Ƶ has won 61 conference crowns at the Division 1 level, and its competition cheerleading squad has garnered eight national championships.

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Women's Sports

Welcome Message from Milton Overton, Athletics Director

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It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Ƶ State University Athletics Department. Whether you are a new member of our family or a seasoned veteran, this message is for each and every one of you who contribute to the success of our program.
As the Athletics Director, I am truly excited about the journey we are embarking on together. Our mission is to inspire excellence, both on and off the field, and to create an environment where our student-athletes can thrive academically, athletically, and personally. It is through your dedication, passion, and hard work that we continue to reach new heights, and I am grateful for your unwavering commitment to our shared vision.
To our new employees, I extend a warm welcome to you. You are now part of a dynamic team that is committed to nurturing the growth and development of our student-athletes, ensuring they have every opportunity to succeed. Your contributions, fresh perspectives, and enthusiasm are invaluable to our department.
For our current employees, thank you for your ongoing dedication to our athletes and our mission. Your experience and expertise are the cornerstones of our continued success, and I am proud to have you on board.
This website is designed to be a valuable resource for all members of our team. Here, you will find the tools and information you need to excel in your roles, stay updated on departmental news, and connect with your colleagues. It's a platform for sharing knowledge, celebrating achievements, and fostering a sense of community.
Our department is more than a place to work; it's a place to grow, learn, and make a difference. We are all part of something much larger than ourselves, and together, we can achieve greatness.
Thank you for your hard work and dedication. I am excited to see the remarkable accomplishments that we will achieve together in the days, months, and years ahead. If you ever have questions, ideas, or need assistance, don't hesitate to reach out. Our door is always open.
Welcome to the Ƶ Athletics family!
Milton Overton
Athletics Director
Ƶ State University

Ƶ Fight Song

We are the owls and we bring the fight,

All through the south land, all know our might!

From the moun-tain, we bring spi-rit, heart, and victory!

Lets Go Owls!

Department of Sports & Recreation

Department of Sports and Recreation is a department within the Division of Student Affairs.  Our mission is to foster the holistic development of Ƶ students’ physical, social, and leadership development through sport and recreational activities within a fun and supportive environment.  We embrace the opportunity to provide programs and services that encourage students to develop or enhance a healthy lifestyle.  We also strive to provide a range of activity choices on the Ƶ campus and the Marietta campus.

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Fifth Third Stadium

Fifth Third Stadium opened in 2010 as part of Phase II of the Ƶ Sports + Entertainment Park. Through an innovative partnership with Ƶ Athletics and Fifth Third Bank, they became the official bank, and the Stadium was renamed Fifth Third Bank Stadium in 2013. The Stadium is the home of the Ƶ State Owls (soccer, lacrosse and football) and Atlanta United 2 (professional soccer)


Park Info

Sport Facilities

Ƶ Sports and Recreation boasts having one of the finest recreation complexes available to students anywhere in the Southeast. Six synthetic fields are available 7 days a week for Intramural / Club sports or student programming. Open recreation space, walking trails and sand volleyball are also part of the offerings for our students all set with Ƶ Mountain as the backdrop of this immaculate and impressive facility.

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