The Washington Huskies are the athletic teams at the University of Washington. The term properly applies to any sports team at the school. The University of Washington is a member of the NCAA Division I-A and the Pacific Ten Conference. The athletic program is made up of 9 men's sports (baseball, basketball, crew, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track & field) and 10 women's sports (basketball, crew, cross country, golf, gymnastics, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, volleyball).
Among its facilities on campus are Husky Stadium (football and track & field), Husky Ballpark (baseball), the Hec Edmundson Pavilion (basketball), the Nordstrom Tennis Center, the Husky Golf Club, and the Conibear Shellhouse (crew).
UW students, sports teams, and alumni are called Huskies. The husky was selected as the school mascot by student committee in 1922. The costumed "Harry the Husky" performs at sporting and special events, and a live Alaskan Malamute has traditionally led the UW football team onto the field at the start of games. The school colors of purple and gold were adopted in 1892 by student vote.