|Region||West South Central|
|Former names||Southland Football League (1996–2002, football-only)|
|Commissioner||Tom Burnett (since 2002)|
The Southland Conference, abbreviated to 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 17 sports, nine for women and eight for men (it will add an 18th overall sport and 10th for women for the 2019-20 academic year with beach volleyball), 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.
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The conference's offices are located in the Dallas suburb of Frisco, Texas.
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Abilene Christian University (ACU) is a private Christian university in Abilene, Texas. It was founded in 1906 as Childers Classical Institute.
Arkansas State University is a public research university in Jonesboro, Arkansas. It is the flagship campus of the Arkansas State University System and the second largest university in Arkansas by enrollment. It was founded in 1909 and is located atop 1,376 acres (5.6 km2) on Crowley's Ridge. Arkansas State has Sun Belt rivalries with all West Division schools. Their primary Sun Belt rivals are Little Rock, Louisiana-Monroe, and Louisiana.
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Jacksonville State University (JSU) is a public university in Jacksonville, Alabama. Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State offers programs of study in five academic units leading to bachelor's, master's, education specialist, and doctorate degrees in addition to continuing and distance education programs. In the Fall semester of 2011, JSU began offering the school's first doctoral degree, Doctor of Science in Emergency Management.
Olympic sports are contested in the Summer Olympic Games and Winter Olympic Games. The 2016 Summer Olympics included 28 sports, with five additional sports due to be added to the 2020 Summer Olympics program; the 2014 Winter Olympics included seven sports. The number and types of events may change slightly from one Olympiad to another. Each Olympic sport is represented by an international governing body, namely an International Federation (IF). The International Olympic Committee (IOC) establishes a hierarchy of sports, disciplines, and events. According to this hierarchy, each Olympic sport can be subdivided into multiple disciplines, which are often mistaken as distinct sports. Examples include swimming and water polo, which are in fact disciplines of the sport of aquatics, and figure skating and speed skating, which are both disciplines of the sport of ice skating. In turn, disciplines are subdivided into events, for which Olympic medals are awarded. A sport or discipline is included in the Olympic program if the IOC determines it to be widely practiced around the world, that is, the popularity of a given sport or discipline is indicated by the number of countries that compete in it. The IOC's requirements also reflect participation in the Olympic Games – more stringent conditions are applied to men's sports/disciplines and to summer sports/disciplines.
|Abilene Christian University||Abilene, Texas||1906||1963; 20131||Private||4,544||Wildcats|
|University of Central Arkansas||Conway, Arkansas||1907||2006||Public||11,754||Bears/Sugar Bears|
|Houston Baptist University||Houston, Texas||1960||2013||Private||3,432||Huskies|
|University of the Incarnate Word||San Antonio, Texas||1881||2013||Private||10,389||Cardinals|
|Lamar University||Beaumont, Texas||1923||1963; 19992||Public||15,022||Cardinals/Lady Cardinals|
|McNeese State University||Lake Charles, Louisiana||1939||1972||Public||8,162||Cowboys/Cowgirls|
|University of New Orleans||New Orleans, Louisiana||1958||2013||Public||8,423||Privateers|
|Nicholls State University||Thibodaux, Louisiana||1948||1991||Public||6,267||Colonels|
|Northwestern State University||Natchitoches, Louisiana||1884||1987||Public||10,572||Demons/Lady Demons|
|Sam Houston State University||Huntsville, Texas||1879||1987||Public||20,181||Bearkats|
|Southeastern Louisiana University||Hammond, Louisiana||1925||1997||Public||14,594||Lions/Lady Lions|
|Stephen F. Austin State University||Nacogdoches, Texas||1923||1987||Public||13,144||Lumberjacks/Ladyjacks|
|Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi||Corpus Christi, Texas||1947||2006||Public||11,693||Islanders|
|Arkansas State University||Jonesboro, Arkansas||1909||1963||1987||Public||Indians||Sun Belt|
|Louisiana Tech University||Ruston, Louisiana||1894||1971||1987||Public|| Bulldogs |
|University of North Texas||Denton, Texas||1890||1982||1996||Public||Mean Green||C-USA|
|University of Louisiana at Monroe||Monroe, Louisiana||1931||1982||2006||Public||Indians||Sun Belt|
|Oral Roberts University||Tulsa, Oklahoma||1963||2012||2014||Private||Golden Eagles||Summit League|
|University of Louisiana at Lafayette||Lafayette, Louisiana||1898||1971||1982||Public||Ragin' Cajuns||Sun Belt|
|Texas State University||San Marcos, Texas||1899||1987||2012||Public||Bobcats||Sun Belt|
|University of Texas at Arlington||Arlington, Texas||1895||1963||2012||Public||Mavericks||Sun Belt|
|University of Texas at San Antonio||San Antonio, Texas||1969||1991||2012||Public||Roadrunners||C-USA|
|Trinity University||San Antonio, Texas||1869||1963||1972||Private||Tigers|| SCAC |
(NCAA Division III)
|Centenary College of Louisiana||Gentlemen||Shreveport, Louisiana||1825||Private/United Methodist||500||2000–01||2002–03|| American Southwest |
(NCAA Division III)
|Jacksonville State University||Gamecocks||Jacksonville, Alabama||1883||Public||9,490||1996–97||2002–03||Ohio Valley (OVC)||football|
| University of Louisiana at Lafayette |
(formerly University of Southwestern Louisiana)
|Ragin' Cajuns||Lafayette, Louisiana||1898||Public||16,885||1982–83||1986–87||Sun Belt||women's sports|
|University of New Orleans||Privateers||New Orleans, Louisiana||1958||Public||9,825||2012–13||2012–13||Southland||men's tennis|
|Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi||Islanders||Corpus Christi, Texas||1947||Public||9,600||2003–04||2005–06||Southland||men's tennis|
|University of Texas–Pan American||Broncs||Edinburg, Texas||1927||Public||17,048||2000–01||2012–13||WAC||men's tennis|
| Troy University |
(formerly Troy State University)
|Trojans||Troy, Alabama||1887||Public||29,689||1996–97||2000–01||Sun Belt||football|
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.
The Southland Conference sponsors championship competition in eight men's and nine women's NCAA sanctioned sports.
|Track and Field (Indoor)|
|Track and Field (Outdoor)|
|School||Baseball||Basketball||Cross Country||Football||Golf||Tennis||Track & Field|
|Track & Field|
|Total Southland Sports|
|Sam Houston State||7|
|Stephen F. Austin||7|
|Texas A&M–Corpus Christi||6|
Men's varsity sports not sponsored by the Southland Conference which are played by SLC schools:
|School||Basketball||Cross Country||Golf||Soccer||Softball||Tennis||Track & Field|
|Track & Field|
|Volleyball||Total Southland Sports|
|Sam Houston State||9|
|Stephen F. Austin||9|
|Texas A&M–Corpus Christi||9|
Women's varsity sports not sponsored by the Southland Conference which are played by SLC schools:
|School||Bowling||Beach Volleyball||Swimming &|
|Sam Houston State||Southland Bowling League||No||No|
|Stephen F. Austin||Southland Bowling League||No||No|
|Texas A&M-Corpus Christi||No||Independent||No|
The Southland Bowling League (SBL) is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) bowling-only conference. The SBL was founded in 2015 for schools that sponsor women's bowling teams, but do not have bowling sponsored by their primary conferences. The SBL champion has received an automatic bid to the NCAA Bowling Championship since the NCAA first awarded such bids in 2018. While the conference operates independently, administrative services are provided by the Southland Conference.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves are the athletic teams of Arkansas State University. They are a member of the Sun Belt Conference in all sports except women's bowling, a sport not sponsored by that league, competing at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I level. The bowling team competes in the single-sport Southland Bowling League.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and Lady Techsters, commonly abbreviated La. Tech and Dawgs, refer to the sports teams of Louisiana Tech University, in Ruston, Louisiana. The teams compete in Division I of NCAA sports. Since 2013, Louisiana Tech has been a member of Conference USA (C-USA).
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 1976–1980. 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.
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).
Former member Louisiana-Monroe (then Northeast Louisiana) advanced to the 1985 NCAA Women's Final Four.
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)||Institution||2017 Total Revenue from Athletics||2017 Total Expenses on Athletics|
|3||215||Sam Houston State||$17,913,191||$17,623,293|
|5||244||Stephen F. Austin||$15,518,495||$15,518,495|
|11||318||Texas A&M Corpus Christi||$10,958,225||$10,958,225|
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.
|School||Football stadium||Capacity||Soccer stadium||Capacity||Basketball arena||Capacity||Baseball stadium||Capacity||Softball stadium||Capacity|
|Abilene Christian||Anthony Field at Wildcat Stadium||12,000||Elmer Gray Stadium||1,000||Moody Coliseum||4,600||Crutcher Scott Field||4,500||Poly Wells Field||1,000|
|Central Arkansas||Estes Stadium||9,000||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||Sorrels Field||500||Sharp Gymnasium||1,000||Husky Field||500||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|
|McNeese State||Cowboy Stadium||17,410||Cowgirl Field||300||Health and Human Performance Education Complex||4,200||Joe Miller Ballpark||2,000||Joe Miller Field at Cowgirl Diamond||1,200|
|New Orleans||Non-football school||Non-soccer school||Lakefront Arena||8,785||Maestri Field at Privateer Park||2,900||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||3,200||Colonels Softball Complex||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|
|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|
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,while also continuing its association with ESPN3. A separate deal will allow for Louisiana-based Cox Sports Television to air select games.
After ASN folded following the 2016-17 academic year, the Southland announced a television agreement with Eleven Sports.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.
|Institution||University System||Endowment||U.S. News|
|Abilene Christian University||Not Applicable||$425,000,000||21|
|University of Central Arkansas||Not Applicable||$25,952,861||68|
|Houston Baptist University||Not Applicable||$90,638,537||73|
|University of the Incarnate Word||Not Applicable||$125,271,000||68|
|Lamar University||Texas State University System||$106,826,000||RNP|
|McNeese State University||University of Louisiana System||$71,001,000||87|
|University of New Orleans||University of Louisiana System||$23,250,028||RNP|
|Nicholls State University||University of Louisiana System||$8,500,663||87|
|Northwestern State University||University of Louisiana System||Not Available||RNP|
|Sam Houston State University||Texas State University System||$97,510,000||RNP|
|Southeastern Louisiana University||University of Louisiana System||$14,503,193||RNP|
|Stephen F. Austin State University||Not Applicable||$81,300,000||75|
|Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi||Texas A&M University System||$13,673,273||RNP|
The Lamar Cardinals and Lady Cardinals refers to the college athletics teams of Lamar University, in Beaumont, Texas. The Cardinals and Lady Cardinals teams compete in all seventeen NCAA Division I sports sponsored by the Southland Conference.
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Opened during the 1993 season, the 500-seat ballpark boasts one of the better playing surfaces in the state.
Configured for Privateers basketball Lakefront Arena has 8,701 theatre style seats, along with 84 chairback seatsfor the Courtside Krewe, for an official capacity of 8,785.
Fans will get their first glimpse at the new board and all it has to offer when the Wildcats play their first game in the new stadium on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, against Houston Baptist.