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UAPB Golden Lions
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School Name: University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Location: Pine Bluff, AR
Arena: K. L. Johnson Complex
Capacity: 4,500
Conference: SWAC
Head coach: Van Holt

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, is a historically black university located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

The university, commonly referred to as "UAPB", was founded in 1873 as the Branch Normal College; it was nominally part of the "normal" (education) department of Arkansas Industrial University, later the University of Arkansas, but was operated separately due to segregation. It later became a land-grant college under the 1890 Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act. The school severed its ties with the University of Arkansas and became Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical & Normal (AM&N) College in 1927; it moved to its current campus location in 1929. The school re-joined what is now the University of Arkansas System in 1972, this time as a full-fledged campus, gaining its current name and university status in the process.

Since 1988, the university has gained recognition as a leading research institution in aquaculture studies, offering the state's only comprehensive program in this field, and supporting a growing regional industry throughout the Mid-South (according to the school, aquaculture is a $167 million industry in Arkansas alone and approximately $1.2 billion in the Mississippi Delta region). UAPB is a member school of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff's colors are black and gold and their nickname is the Golden Lions. UAPB sports teams participate in NCAA Division I (I-AA for football) in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).

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