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The Alabama State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is the home to some of the best and brightest student-athletes in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), having won over 120 conference championships since joining the conference. The Hornets, led by Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Jason Cable, have won seven Commissioner Cup trophies in last nine years. The Commissioner Cup  is awarded to the overall best athletic department - based on performance - in the conference. Hornet student athletes achieve high marks in the classroom regularly  winning the All Academic Award, giving to the highest academic performing team in the SWAC.


Dunn-Oliver Acadome

The Dunn-Oliver Acadome is a multipurpose facility, featuring a 7,400-seat basketball arena suitable for NCAA Tournaments and concerts, as well as six team locker rooms for athletes, entertainers, banquet facilities and laboratory space for physical education classes.

Alabama State’s arena is named the Dunn-Oliver Acadome after two legendary Hornet basketball coaches, Charles Johnson “C.J.” Dunn and James V. Oliver. Both Alabama State women’s and men’s basketball locker rooms were renovated prior to the 2012-13 seasons, and a legacy mural added in 2013, honoring past legends who have competed in the Black and Gold.

Wheeler-Watkins Baseball Complex

The Wheeler-Watkins Baseball Complex was opened in dedicated in February, 2012. The new complex, which opened in March 2011, is named in honor of two former head baseball coaches, Herbert Wheeler and Larry Watkins.

Brunswick Bowling Lanes

Brunswick Bowling Lanes is the home facility of the Alabama State Bowling program. 

Hornet Stadium

Hornet Stadium serves as the practice facility for the Alabama State football and track and field programs. The 120-yard field turf playing field provides training to ASU football in all weather conditions. 

 Houston Markham Football Complex

A new era in Hornet Football began in June, 2011 with the opening of the Houston Markham Football Complex, the new home of the Alabama State Football Program. The two-story facility has more than 30,000 square feet of space, featuring:

  • Academic Study Lab
  • 15 offices
  • 2 team meeting room
  • Coaches’ conference room
  • Players’ lounge
  • Locker room w/116 lockers
  • Training room
  • Hospitality Room
  • Weight room

Lockhart Gymnasium

The facility houses offices for the volleyball, soccer and track and field programs, as well as academic study labs, and an indoor pool.

 ASU Stadium

The ASU Stadium, a 26,500- seat on-campus facility which now serves as the new home for Hornet Football.

 Arrowhead Country Club

The official home course for the SWAC Championship Alabama State University golf program, Arrowhead Country CLubTrent , is one of the most popular courses in the aerea. and  receives praises from golfers and golf writers alike. 

ASU Soccer Complex

The Alabama State University Soccer Complex opened in 2012 and in 2013 hosted the first SWAC Eastern Division Championship in the history of the program. Located on the east side of ASU campus and in the shadows of The New ASU Stadium, the natural grass facility was one of the catalysts to the programs’ best season ever and conference runner-up finish.

 Barbara Williams Softball Complex

The Barbara Williams Softball Complex opened in February, 2012 on the Alabama State Campus, bring the program home to compete on the campus for the first time. The complex was named for a celebrated pioneer in ASU Athletics. Williams attended ASU from 1968 to 1972, when there were no sports programs for women.

 Olean Black Underwood Tennis Center

The recently resurfaced Olean Black Underwood Tennis Center is the home to Alabama State University championship tennis programs. The lighted hard-court facility features 12 courts, coaches’ offices, locker rooms and a team meeting room for the ASU Tennis. The facility also has hosted numerous community and college tournament events.