8 teams of "Wolves" in US and Canadian college sports

March 12, 2021 3 min read

8 teams of "Wolves" in US and Canadian college sports

Wolves represent power, intelligence, teamwork and strength, so no wonder their names have been used to represent sports teams for over a century. We put together a highlight reel of some of the best “ Wolves” college sports teams, check it out here!/link in bio!

From the Lakehead Thunderwolves in Ontario all the way up to the Anchorage Seawolves in Alaska, Canada’s hockey teams play with the power, teamwork and cunning of the wolf!

The 8 Teams with Wolves in their titles

Alvernia Golden Wolves

Reading Pennsylvania

  • With a campus in Reading Pennsylvania, this incredible sports program features basketball, football, cross country, golf and soccer to name just a few!

Nebraska Wesleyan Golden Wolves

Lincoln, Nebraska 

  • Based in Lincoln,the NWU football program is nationally recognized for not only its success on the field, but in the classroom as well.  To go along with its 507 wins and 22 championships, NWU currently ranks 7th among all football schools with its number of CoSIDA Academic All-Americans.

Arkansas State Red Wolves

Jonesboro, Arkansas

  • The Arkansas State Red Wolves football team represents ASU in NCAA Division 1. In 105 seasons of football, the Red Wolves have won over 450 games, appeared in seven bowl games and claimed 11 conference championships, most recently in 2016 as they claimed their fifth title in six years. 

Alaska Anchorage Seawolves

Anchorage, Alaska

  • The Alaska Anchorage Seawolves are the 13 varsity athletic teams that represent the UAA in NCAA intercollegiate sports. The majority of their teams compete in Div. 2, with their alpine and Nordic ski, gymnastics and ski teams all competing in Div. 1. 

Colorado State ThunderWolves

Fort Collins, Colorado

  • The CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves are a part of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The men’s program includes seven sports; baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, tennis and wrestling. The women’s includes 8; basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball and track.
  • The ThunderWolves won the 2014 NCAA Division II Football National Championship, its first in football program history, by blanking previously undefeated Minnesota State University, Mankato 13-0.

Lakehead Thunderwolves

Ontario, Canada

  • The Lakehead Thunderwolves were founded in 1965 as the Lakehead Nor’Westers in the International Collegiate Hockey Association, where they played American teams from the NAIA, seeing varied success from their 1966-1985 career. 
  • When hockey and other sports returned to Thunder Bay in 2001, they had rebranded as the Lakehead Thunderwolves in the Ontario University Athletics program. 

Northwood Timberwolves

Midland, Michigan

  • Representing NU in Midland, Michigan, the Timberwolves are a NCAA Division 2 program, competing in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for all 14 varsity sports since 1992. 

Grand Prairie Wolves

Alberta, Canada

  • Founded in 1966, the teams originally went by the ‘Cubs’ or the ‘Cougars’ and competed in local sports leagues for basketball, football and hockey.
  • In 1971-72 GPRC were admitted to the Alberta Colleges Athletic Association as an associate member, and a full member in ’72-73, fielding men’s and women’s basketball teams. 
  • Since ’89 the Wolves have won numerous medals; Women’s Basketball in ’89, Badminton in ’95, Men’s Volleyball in ‘98, ‘99 and 2000 and Women’s Volleyball in ‘01, ‘02 and ‘18.

Northern State Wolves

Aberdeen, South Dakot

  • Representing NSU in Aberdeen, South Dakota, the Northern State Wolves compete as members of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference for all 13 varsity sports.

Wolves head basketball coach Don Meyer coached basketball for over thirty years and over that span amassed a number of awards. He achieved 700 wins faster than any other coach in college history.

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