PVAMU Athletics has built a solid tradition of excellence. Notably, in 2008 the Panthers football team capped off their best season in over four decades going an impressive 9-1. The Panthers baseball team also won back-to-back SWAC titles during the 2006 and 2007 seasons. During the 2007-2008 season, the Prairie View A&M Lady Panthers bowling team advanced to the SWAC bowling tournament for only the second time in school history. In 2008, the women’s basketball program also attained their first 20 win season in school history and clinched back-to-back conference titles under the coaching of one of the most popular women to ever play the game of basketball - Cynthia Cooper-Dyke. The men’s track and field capped off an impressive 2007-2008 campaign making a sweep of the SWAC’s championships as they won both the Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field titles. Overall the athletics department has won a total of 14 championships since 2003.
The PVAMU “marching Storm” has created a tradition of celebrating PVAMU. The multi-talented musicians have performed all over the world at several major events. The “Storm” has performed at numerous events including the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament in Pittsburgh, PA, halftime at several Texas A&M University athletic games, the CBS Morning Show and appeared at numerous nationally televised professional sports games. They have also been featured in the London Times, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and several other news outlets.
The “Marching Storm” and the “Black Foxes” have performed alongside many celebrity artists; however, July 2006 marked the group’s first appearance in the annual Coca-Cola ESSENCE Music Festival. The “Marching Storm” and “Black Foxes” Majorette Dance Team entertained thousands during the opening. The performers received compliments from comedian emcees Mo’Nique and Jonathan Slocum.
To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the acclaimed Honda Battle of the Bands, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.’s commissioned “Stompin’ at the Dome,” a DVD documentary showcasing bands on and off of the field. The documentary highlights top bands from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that annually compete in the battle of the bands competition. Critics hail “Stompin’ at the Dome” as an entertaining film that is as high energy as the marching band performances it highlights. Prairie View A&M University’s “Marching Storm” is one of the 10 featured bands in the documentary.
In January 2005, The Prairie View A&M University “Marching Storm” joined nine of the best HBCU marching bands in the country at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta for the Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase. The band stormed the field and gave a riveting performance before a sold out crowd of more than 60,000 fans. Since then, the band has made two additional appearances at the annual event
The "Marching Storm" was also featured in the British Documentary Marching All Together, which aired on the BBC Network in April 2005
The PVAMU Marching Storm Band and Black Foxes dance troupe was selected to perform in the 120th Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, New Years Day 2009.