Southland Conference

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Southland Conference
Southland Conference logo.svg
Established1963
Association NCAA
Division Division I
Subdivision FCS
Members13 (8 in 2021)
Sports fielded
  • 18
    • men's: 8
    • women's: 10
Region West South Central
Former namesSouthland Football League (1996–2002, football-only)
Headquarters Frisco, Texas
CommissionerTom Burnett (since 2002)
Website southland.org
Locations
Southland Conference Map.svg

The Southland Conference, abbreviated as SLC, is a collegiate athletic conference which operates in the South Central United States (specifically Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas). It participates in the NCAA's Division I for all sports; for football, it participates in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The Southland sponsors 18 sports, 10 for women and eight for men, and is governed by a presidential Board of Directors and an Advisory Council of athletic and academic administrators. Tom Burnett was named the Southland's sixth commissioner on Dec. 23, 2002. From 1996 to 2002, for football only, the Southland Conference was known as the Southland Football League. [1]

Contents

The conference's offices are located in the Dallas suburb of Frisco, Texas.

Locations of Southland Conference full member institutions as of July 1, 2014 SouthlandLocations.png
Locations of Southland Conference full member institutions as of July 1, 2014

History

Founded in 1963, its members were Abilene Christian College (now Abilene Christian University; departed in 1973 for NCAA Division II, but moved to Division I and re-joined the Southland in 2013), Arkansas State College (now Arkansas State University; departed in 1987, now a member of the Sun Belt Conference), Arlington State College (now The University of Texas at Arlington, departed in 2012 now also in the Sun Belt), [2] Lamar State College of Technology (now Lamar University; departed in 1987, but re-joined in 1999), [3] and Trinity University (departed in 1972, now participating in NCAA Division III).

Since its founding, the Southland Conference has been the home for 18 college and university all-sports programs (see membership timeline below). In addition, the conference has also been home to some schools for one sport only. In the case of football, Troy University fielded a team from 1996 to 2000 and Jacksonville State University did so from 1997 to 2002. This has also been the case for some Olympic sports like men's tennis, in which the University of Texas–Pan American (UTPA) and the University of New Orleans (UNO) fielded teams as affiliate members before 2013, when UTPA joined the WAC and UNO became a full Southland member.

Member schools

Current members

InstitutionLocationFoundedJoinedTypeEnrollmentNicknameColors
Abilene Christian University [lower-alpha 1] Abilene, Texas 19061963; 20131Private5,200 [6] Wildcats          
University of Central Arkansas [lower-alpha 2] Conway, Arkansas 19072006Public11,750 [8] Bears/Sugar Bears          
Houston Baptist University Houston, Texas 19602013Private3,963 [9] Huskies          
University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio, Texas 18812013Private10,984 [10] Cardinals               
Lamar University [lower-alpha 1] Beaumont, Texas 19231963; 19992Public17,488 [11] Cardinals/Lady Cardinals          
McNeese State University Lake Charles, Louisiana 19391972Public7,648 [12] Cowboys/Cowgirls          
University of New Orleans New Orleans, Louisiana 19582013Public8,151 [13] Privateers               
Nicholls State University Thibodaux, Louisiana 19481991Public6,366 [14] Colonels          
Northwestern State University Natchitoches, Louisiana 18841987Public10,979 [15] Demons/Lady Demons               
Sam Houston State University [lower-alpha 1] Huntsville, Texas 18791987Public21,025 [16] Bearkats          
Southeastern Louisiana University Hammond, Louisiana 19251997Public14,327 [17] Lions/Lady Lions          
Stephen F. Austin State University [lower-alpha 1] Nacogdoches, Texas 19231987Public13,144 [18] Lumberjacks/Ladyjacks          
Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, Texas 19472006Public11,929 [19] Islanders               
Notes
  1. 1 2 3 4 Abilene Christian, Lamar, Sam Houston State, and Stephen F. Austin will leave the Southland Conference and join the Western Athletic Conference in July 2021. Original plans were for these schools to leave in 2022, but their departure was moved forward to 2021 when the Southland expelled all four schools. [4] [5]
  2. Central Arkansas will leave the Southland Conference for the ASUN Conference in 2021. [7]
  1. Abilene Christian re-joined the Southland Conference in 2013 after joining the NAIA and Lone Star Conference after the 1972–73 season.
  2. Lamar re-joined the Southland Conference after competing in the American South and Sun Belt conferences between the 1987–88 and 1998–99 seasons.

Former members

School names and nicknames listed here reflect those in use in each institution's final school year of Southland Conference membership.

InstitutionLocationFoundedJoinedLeftTypeNicknameColorsCurrent
Conference
Arkansas State University Jonesboro, Arkansas 190919631987Public Indians [lower-alpha 1]           Sun Belt
Louisiana Tech University Ruston, Louisiana 189419711987Public Bulldogs
Lady Techsters
         
         
C-USA
University of North Texas Denton, Texas 189019821996Public Mean Green           C-USA
University of Louisiana at Monroe Monroe, Louisiana 193119822006Public Indians [lower-alpha 2]           Sun Belt
Oral Roberts University Tulsa, Oklahoma 196320122014Private Golden Eagles                Summit League
University of Southwestern Louisiana [lower-alpha 3] Lafayette, Louisiana 189819711982Public Ragin' Cajuns           Sun Belt
Texas State University [lower-alpha 4] San Marcos, Texas 189919872012Public Bobcats           Sun Belt
University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, Texas 189519632012Public Mavericks                Sun Belt
University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, Texas 196919912012Public Roadrunners                C-USA
Trinity University San Antonio, Texas 186919631972Private Tigers           SCAC
(NCAA Division III)
Notes
  1. Arkansas State changed its nickname to Red Wolves after leaving the Southland Conference.
  2. Louisiana–Monroe changed its nickname to Warhawks after leaving the Southland Conference.
  3. Southwestern Louisiana changed its institutional name to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1999, after leaving the Southland Conference. Still later, the school changed its athletic branding to "Louisiana", with no city identifier.
  4. Texas State dropped the directional identifier (Southwest) from its institutional name in 2013, a year after leaving the Southland Conference.

Former associate members

InstitutionNicknameLocationFoundedTypeEnrollmentJoinedLeftCurrent
Primary
Conference
Southland
Sport(s)
Centenary College of Louisiana Gentlemen Shreveport, Louisiana 1825Private/United Methodist5002000–012002–03 American Southwest
(NCAA Division III)
men's tennis
Jacksonville State University Gamecocks Jacksonville, Alabama 1883Public9,4901996–972002–03 Ohio Valley (OVC) football
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(formerly University of Southwestern Louisiana)
Ragin' Cajuns Lafayette, Louisiana 1898Public16,8851982–831986–87 Sun Belt women's sports
University of New Orleans Privateers New Orleans, Louisiana 1958Public9,8252012–132012–13Southlandmen's tennis
Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi Islanders Corpus Christi, Texas 1947Public9,6002003–042005–06Southlandmen's tennis
University of Texas–Pan American [fa 1] Broncs [fa 2] Edinburg, Texas [fa 3] 1927Public17,0482000–012012–13 WAC men's tennis
Troy University
(formerly Troy State University)
Trojans Troy, Alabama 1887Public29,6891996–972000–01 Sun Belt football
  1. Texas–Pan American (UTPA) ceased to exist at the start of the 2015–16 school year, when it merged with the nearby University of Texas at Brownsville to create the new University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). [20]
  2. Nearly a year before the merger, the University of Texas System announced that UTRGV would directly inherit the UTPA athletic program. [21] The new nickname of Vaqueros was announced in November 2014. [22]
  3. The UTRGV athletic program continues to be based at the former UTPA main campus in Edinburg.

Membership timeline

University of New OrleansUniversity of the Incarnate WordHouston Baptist UniversityOral Roberts UniversityTexas A&M University–Corpus ChristiUniversity of Central ArkansasSoutheastern Louisiana UniversityJacksonville State UniversityTroy UniversityNicholls State UniversityUniversity of Texas at San AntonioStephen F. Austin State UniversitySam Houston State UniversityNorthwestern State UniversityTexas State UniversityUniversity of Louisiana at MonroeUniversity of North TexasMcNeese State UniversityLouisiana Tech UniversityUniversity of Louisiana at LafayetteUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonLamar UniversityLamar UniversityArkansas State UniversityAbilene Christian UniversityAbilene Christian UniversityTrinity University (Texas)Southland Conference

Full membersFull members (non-football)Associate members (football only)

1. - Southwestern Louisiana became the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Louisiana–Lafayette, now athletically branded as simply Louisiana) in 1999.
2. - Northeast Louisiana became the University of Louisiana at Monroe (Louisiana–Monroe) in 1999.

Sports

The Southland Conference sponsors championship competition in eight men's and 10 women's NCAA sanctioned sports. [23] The most recently added sport is beach volleyball, with SLC competition starting in 2019–20. [24]

Teams in Southland Conference competition
SportMen'sWomen's
Baseball
13
Basketball
13
13
Beach Volleyball
9
Cross Country
13
13
Football
11
Golf
11
8
Soccer
12
Softball
12
Tennis
6
12
Track and Field (Indoor)
12
13
Track and Field (Outdoor)
12
13
Volleyball (Indoor)
13

Men's sponsored sports by school

SchoolBaseballBasketballCross CountryFootballGolfTennisTrack & Field
(Indoor)
Track & Field
(Outdoor)
Total Southland Sports
Abilene ChristianGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg8
Central ArkansasGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg7
Houston BaptistGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg7
Incarnate WordGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg8
LamarGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg8
McNeese StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg7
New OrleansGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg7
NichollsGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svg6
Northwestern StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg6
Sam Houston StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg7
Southeastern LouisianaGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg7
Stephen F. AustinGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg7
Texas A&M–Corpus ChristiGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg6
Totals13131311116121291

Men's varsity sports not sponsored by the Southland Conference which are played by SLC schools:

SchoolSoccerSwimming &
Diving
Central Arkansas Sun Belt No
Houston Baptist WAC No
Incarnate Word WAC CCSA

    Women's sponsored sports by school

    SchoolBasketballBeach VolleyballCross CountryGolfSoccerSoftballTennisTrack & Field
    (Indoor)
    Track & Field
    (Outdoor)
    VolleyballTotal Southland Sports
    Abilene ChristianGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg9
    Central ArkansasGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg10
    Houston BaptistGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg9
    Incarnate WordGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg9
    LamarGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg9
    McNeese StateGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg9
    New OrleansGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg7
    NichollsGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg9
    Northwestern StateGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg8
    Sam Houston StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg10
    Southeastern LouisianaGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg9
    Stephen F. AustinGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg10
    Texas A&M–Corpus ChristiGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg10
    Totals139138121212131313118

    Women's varsity sports not sponsored by the Southland Conference which are played by SLC schools:

    SchoolBowlingSwimming &
    Diving
    Incarnate WordNo CCSA
    Sam Houston StateSouthland Bowling LeagueNo
    Stephen F. AustinSouthland Bowling LeagueNo

    Football

    Former and current players from the Southland that would go on to star in the National Football League include Gary Barbaro, Mike Barber, Fred Barnett, Bill Bergey, Derrick Blaylock, Bubby Brister, Ray Brown, Roger Carr, Mark Carrier, Larry Centers, Bruce Collie, Keith Davis, Fred Dean, Jackie Harris, Stan Humphries, Buford Jordan, Wade Key, Josh McCown, Tim McKyer, Jeff Novak, Kavika Pittman, Mike Quinn, Billy Ryckman, Ricky Sanders, Eugene Seale, Rafael Septién, Terrance Shaw, Marcus Spears, Chad Stanley, Pat Tilley, Jeremiah Trotter, Marvin Upshaw, Lardarius Webb and Spergon Wynn. The Southland was instrumental in founding the Independence Bowl, and the Southland champion served as the automatic home team for that bowl from 19761980. [26] On May 21, 2014, the Southland Conference approved the use of instant replay at all its home games becoming the first FCS league to fully commit to having all games utilize instant replay. [27] [28]

    Men's basketball

    Among notable NBA stars attending Southland Conference schools include Karl Malone (Louisiana Tech), Joe Dumars (McNeese State), Scottie Pippen (Central Arkansas), Jeff Foster (Southwest Texas State, now known as Texas State), and Andrew Toney (Southwestern Louisiana, now known as Louisiana).

    Women's basketball

    Former member Louisiana–Monroe (then Northeast Louisiana) advanced to the 1985 NCAA Women's Final Four.

    Championships

    Spending and revenue

    Total revenue includes ticket sales, contributions and donations, rights/licensing, student fees, school funds and all other sources including TV income, camp income, food and novelties. Total expenses includes coaching/staff, scholarships, buildings/ground, maintenance, utilities and rental fees and all other costs including recruiting, team travel, equipment and uniforms, conference dues and insurance costs.

    Conference Rank (2017)National Rank (2017)Institution2017 Total Revenue from Athletics [29] 2017 Total Expenses on Athletics [29]
    1202 Incarnate Word $18,929,629$18,629,846
    2213 Lamar $18,138,816$18,055,713
    3215 Sam Houston State $17,913,191$17,623,293
    4239 Houston Baptist $16,060,012$16,060,012
    5244 Stephen F. Austin $15,518,495$15,518,495
    6260 Southeastern Louisiana $14,419,587$13,395,835
    7269 Abilene Christian $13,701,403$13,701,403
    8287 Central Arkansas $13,031,924$13,031,924
    9294 Northwestern State $12,744,329$11,693,998
    10317 McNeese State $11,018,462$11,016,688
    11318 Texas A&M Corpus Christi $10,958,225$10,958,225
    12331 Nicholls $8,463,641$8,326,628
    13342 New Orleans $5,417,246$5,417,246

    Note: Data from U.S. Department of Education Equity in Athletics Data Analysis Cutting Tool Database. Ranking based on revenue position in selection of records using NCAA Division I-FBS, NCAA Division I-FCS, and NCAA Division I without football criteria. (346 records were retrieved.) OPE Equity in Athletics Data Analysis Cutting Tool used in order to provide ranking for private institutions in the conference.

    Facilities

    Departing members in red.

    SchoolFootball stadiumCapacitySoccer stadiumCapacityBasketball arenaCapacityBaseball stadiumCapacitySoftball stadiumCapacity
    Abilene Christian Anthony Field at Wildcat Stadium 12,000 [30] Elmer Gray Stadium 1,000 Moody Coliseum 4,600 Crutcher Scott Field 4,500 Poly Wells Field 1,000 [31]
    Central Arkansas Estes Stadium 9,000 [32] Bill Stephens Track/Soccer Complex 1,000 Farris Center 6,000 Bear Stadium 1,000 Farris Field 1,000
    Houston Baptist Husky Stadium 5,000 [33] Sorrels Field 500 Sharp Gymnasium 1,000 Husky Field 500 [34] Husky Field 300
    Incarnate Word Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium 6,000 Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium 6,000 McDermott Convocation Center 2,000 Sullivan Field 1,000 Cardinals Field 250
    Lamar Provost Umphrey Stadium 16,000 Lamar Soccer Complex 500 Montagne Center 10,080 Vincent-Beck Stadium 3,500 Lamar Softball Complex 467 [35]
    McNeese State Cowboy Stadium 17,410 Cowgirl Field 300 Health and Human Performance Education Complex 4,200 [36] Joe Miller Ballpark 2,000 Joe Miller Field at Cowgirl Diamond 1,200
    New Orleans Non-football schoolNon-soccer school Lakefront Arena 8,785 [37] Maestri Field at Privateer Park 2,900 [38] Non-softball school
    Nicholls Manning Field at John L. Guidry Stadium 10,500 Nicholls Soccer Complex 1,000 Stopher Gymnasium 3,800 Ben Meyer Diamond at Ray E. Didier Field 2,100 Swanner Field at Geo Surfaces Park 500
    Northwestern State Harry Turpin Stadium 15,971 Lady Demon Soccer Complex 1,000 Prather Coliseum 3,900 H. Alvin Brown–C. C. Stroud Field 1,200 Lady Demon Diamond 1,000 [39]
    Sam Houston State Bowers Stadium 12,593 Pritchett Field 2,100 Bernard Johnson Coliseum 6,110 Don Sanders Stadium 1,163 Bearkat Softball Complex 400
    Southeastern Louisiana Strawberry Stadium 7,408 Southeastern Soccer Complex 1,000 University Center 7,500 Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field 2,500 North Oak Park 500
    Stephen F. Austin Homer Bryce Stadium 14,575 SFA Soccer Complex 400 William R. Johnson Coliseum 7,203 Jaycees Field 1,000 SFA Softball Field 750
    Texas A&M–Corpus Christi Non-football school Dr. Jack Dugan Soccer & Track Stadium 1,000 American Bank Center 8,000 Chapman Field 750 Chapman Field 200

    Notes:

    Media

    Southland Conference Television Network

    The Conference began its own syndicated broadcast entity in 2008, the Southland Conference Television Network. It aired in over 25 markets in the league's four-state region, plus on national networks such as Fox College Sports, ESPN GamePlan, and ESPN3. In 2008-09, the network featured 35 broadcasts, and over 30 in each of the next four seasons.

    For 2013 and 2014, the syndicated network was restricted to only regular season football games. The remainder of the schedule was available on ESPN3 or regional sports networks, including regular season and tournament basketball as well as championships in soccer, volleyball, softball and baseball. ESPN3 also carried an exclusive package of football games beyond the syndicated network's schedule.

    SLCTV dissolved on July 1, 2015. Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, the Southland Conference entered into an agreement with the American Sports Network to syndicate and televise selected games, [44] while also continuing its association with ESPN3. [45] A separate deal will allow for Louisiana-based Cox Sports Television to air select games. [46]

    After ASN folded following the 2016-17 academic year, the Southland announced a television agreement with Eleven Sports. [47] During 2017-18, conference-controlled games aired on ESPN3, Eleven Sports, Fox Sports Southwest and Cox Sports Television. For 2018-19, ESPN productions began to be split between ESPN3 and ESPN+ platforms.

    Academics

    InstitutionUniversity System Endowment [48] [49] U.S. News
    rank [48]
    Carnegie
    Foundation
    Classification
    [50]
    Forbes [51]
    Abilene Christian UniversityNot Applicable$425,000,000 [49] 21
    (Regional: West)
    Masters
    (Larger Programs)
    463
    University of Central ArkansasNot Applicable$25,952,861 [48] 68
    (Regional: South)
    Masters
    (Larger Programs)
    N/A
    Houston Baptist UniversityNot Applicable$90,638,537 [48] 73
    (Regional: West)
    Masters
    (Medium Programs)
    N/A
    University of the Incarnate WordNot Applicable$125,271,000 [49] 68
    (Regional: West)
    Masters
    (Larger Programs)
    N/A
    Lamar University Texas State University System $106,826,000 [49] RNP
    (National)
    Doctoral
    (Moderate Research)
    624
    McNeese State University University of Louisiana System $71,001,000 [49] 87
    (Regional: South)
    Masters
    (Larger Programs)
    N/A
    University of New OrleansUniversity of Louisiana System$23,250,028 [48] RNP
    (National)
    Doctoral
    (Higher Research)
    565
    Nicholls State UniversityUniversity of Louisiana System$8,500,663 [48] 87
    (Regional: South)
    Masters
    (Medium Programs)
    N/A
    Northwestern State UniversityUniversity of Louisiana SystemNot AvailableRNP
    (Regional: South)
    Masters
    (Larger Programs)
    N/A
    Sam Houston State UniversityTexas State University System$116,800,000 [49] 272
    (National)
    Doctoral
    (Moderate Research)
    537
    Southeastern Louisiana UniversityUniversity of Louisiana System$14,503,193 [48] RNP
    (Regional: South)
    Masters
    (Larger Programs)
    619
    Stephen F. Austin State UniversityNot Applicable$81,300,000 [48] 75
    (Regional: West)
    Doctoral

    (Moderate Research)

    N/A
    Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi Texas A&M University System $13,673,273 [48] RNP
    (National)
    Doctoral
    (Moderate Research)
    632

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    The 2018 Southland Conference Women's Soccer Tournament, the postseason women's soccer tournament for the Southland Conference, was held from October 31–November 4, 2018. The seven-match tournament took place at the Lamar Soccer Complex in Beaumont, Texas. The eight-team single-elimination tournament consisted of three rounds based on seeding from regular season conference play.

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