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Lone Star Conference
(LSC)
Established1931
AssociationNCAA
DivisionDivision II
Members11
Sports fielded16 (men's: 8; women's: 8)
RegionSouthwestern United States
HeadquartersRichardson, Texas
CommissionerStan Wagnon (since 2006)
Websitelonestarconference.org
Locations

The Lone Star Conference (LSC) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II. Member institutions are located in the southwestern United States, with schools in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

The conference was formed in 1931 when five schools withdrew from the old Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Charter members included East Texas State (now Texas A&M–Commerce), North Texas State (now North Texas), Sam Houston State, Southwest Texas State (now Texas State), and Stephen F. Austin. Only TAMU-Commerce is still a member of LSC and in Division II; the other schools moved up to FBS status (North Texas and Texas State) or FCS (SFA and Sam Houston).

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The LSC sponsors intercollegiate competition in men’s baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf, men’s football, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s softball, men’s and women's tennis, men’s and women’s indoor track and field, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, women’s volleyball.

Member schoolsEdit

Current membersEdit

Institution Location
(Population)
Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Joined Endowment
Abilene Christian University Abilene, Texas
(115,930)
1906 Private 4,669 Wildcats 1973 $302 million
Angelo State University San Angelo, Texas
(92,000)
1928 Public 6,898 Rams 1968 $118 million
Cameron University Lawton, Oklahoma
(92,575)
1908 Public 5,449 Aggies 1988,1
1996
$15 million
Eastern New Mexico University Portales, New Mexico
(17,000)
1934 Public 5,574 Greyhounds 1984 $1 million
University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio, Texas
(1,351,305)
1881 Private 6,361 Cardinals 2009 $89 million
Midwestern State University Wichita Falls, Texas
(107,000)
1922 Public 6,093 Mustangs 1948,2
1995
$16 Million
Tarleton State University Stephenville, Texas
(14,921)
1899 Public 13,020 Texans (men's)
TexAnns (women's)
1968,3
1994
$0
Texas A&M University–Commerce5 Commerce, Texas
(9,287)
1889 Public 10,390 Lions 1931 $15 million
Texas A&M University–Kingsville6 Kingsville, Texas
(25,575)
1925 Public 6,147 Javelinas 1954 $17
Texas Woman's University8 Denton, Texas
(119,454)
1901 Public 12,465 Pioneers 1989 $32 million
West Texas A&M University7 Canyon, Texas
(12,875)
1910 Public 7,759 Buffaloes 1986,4
1994
$20 million
Notes
  1. Cameron left the conference after the 1993-94 season, and re-joined in the 1996-97 season.
  2. Midwestern State left the conference after the 1948-49 season, and re-joined in the 1995-96 season.
  3. Tarleton State left the conference after the 1975-76 season, and re-joined in the 1994-95 season.
  4. West Texas A&M left the conference after the 1988-89 season, and re-joined in the 1994-95 season.
  5. Texas A&M–Commerce was known as East Texas State until the 1994-95 season.
  6. Texas A&M–Kingsville was known as Texas A&I until the 1992-93 season.
  7. West Texas A&M was known as West Texas State until the 1992-93 season.
  8. Texas Woman's is predominantly a women's college (though officially co-ed); therefore, the school doesn't sponsor men's sports.

Former membersEdit

Institution Location Nickname Joined Left New Conference Current Conference
University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, Oklahoma Bronchos 1987 2011 NCAA D-II Independent Mid-America (MIAA)
East Central University Ada, Oklahoma Tigers 1995 2011 Great American
Harding University Searcy, Arkansas Bisons 1995 2000 Gulf South Great American
University of Houston Houston, Texas Cougars 1945 1949 Gulf Coast Conference USA
(will join the renamed Big East in July 2013)
Howard Payne University Brownwood, Texas Yellowjackets 1956 1987 TIAA American Southwest
Lamar University Beaumont, Texas Cardinals 1950 1965 Southland
McMurry University Abilene, Texas War Hawks 1964 1972 TIAA American Southwest
(now in the Heartland)
University of North Texas Denton, Texas Mean Green 1931 1949 Gulf Coast Sun Belt
(will join C-USA in July 2013)
Northeastern State University
(Northeastern State)
Tahlequah, Oklahoma RiverHawks 1995 2011 NCAA D-II Independent Mid-America (MIAA)
Ouachita Baptist University
(Ouachita Baptist)
Arkadelphia, Arkansas Tigers 1995 2000 Gulf South Great American
Sam Houston State University
(Sam Houston State)
Huntsville, Texas Bearkats 1931 1984 Gulf Star Southland
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
(Southeastern Oklahoma)
Durant, Oklahoma Savage Storm 1995 2011 Great American
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
(Southwestern Oklahoma)
Weatherford, Oklahoma Bulldogs 1996 2011 Great American
Stephen F. Austin State University
(Stephen F. Austin)
Nacogdoches, Texas Lumberjacks and Ladyjacks 1931 1984 Gulf Star Southland
Sul Ross State University Alpine, Texas Lobos 1950 1988 TIAA American Southwest
Texas State University–San Marcos
(Texas State)
San Marcos, Texas Bobcats 1931 1984 Gulf Star
Southland
WAC
(will join the Sun Belt in July 2013)
Trinity University San Antonio, Texas Tigers 1932,
1946,
1957
1934,
1949,
1988
SCAC

Membership timeline[1]Edit

University of the Incarnate WordSouthwestern Oklahoma State UniversitySoutheastern Oklahoma State UniversityOuachita Baptist UniversityNortheastern State UniversityHarding UniversityEast Central UniversityTexas Woman's UniversityCameron UniversityCentral Oklahoma UniversityWest Texas A&M UniversityEastern New Mexico UniversityAbilene Christian UniversityTarleton State UniversityAngelo State UniversityMcMurry UniversityHoward Payne UniversityTexas A&M University–KingsvilleSul Ross State UniversityLamar UniversityMidwestern State UniversityUniversity of HoustonTrinity University (Texas)Texas State University–San MarcosTexas A&M University–CommerceStephan F. Austin State UniversitySam Houston State UniversityUniversity of North Texas

FacilitiesEdit

School Football stadium Capacity Basketball arena Capacity Baseball stadium Capacity
Abilene Christian Shotwell Stadium 15,000 Moody Coliseum 4,600 Crutcher Scott Field 4,000
Angelo State San Angelo Stadium 17,500 Stephens Arena 6,500 Foster Field 4,200
Cameron Non-football school N/A Aggie Gym 1,600 McCord Field 1,200
Eastern New Mexico Greyhound Stadium 5,200 Greyhound Arena 4,800 Greyhound Field 350
Incarnate Word Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium 6,000 McDermott Convocation Center 4,800 Sullivan Field 1,000
Midwestern State Memorial Stadium 14,500 D.L. Ligon Coliseum 3,600 Non-baseball school N/A
Tarleton State Memorial Stadium 7,000 Wisdom Gymnasium 3,212 Cecil Ballow Baseball Complex 550
Texas A&M-Commerce Memorial Stadium 13,500 Texas A&M-Commerce Field House 5,000 Non-baseball school NA
Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelina Stadium 15,000 Steinke Physical Education Center 4,000 Nolan Ryan Field 4,000
Texas Woman's Non-football school N/A Kitty Magee Arena 1,800 Non-baseball school N/A
West Texas A&M Kimbrough Memorial Stadium 20,000 First United Bank Center 4,800 Potter County Memorial Stadium 7,000

Football ChampionshipsEdit

This is a list of conference champions from the conference since 1997.

Year Overall Champion North Division South Division
1997 Texas A&M–Kingsville
(7-0-0)
Central Oklahoma
and
Southwestern Oklahoma
(5-1-0)
Texas A&M–Kingsville
(7-0-0)
1998 Central Oklahoma
(9-0-0)
Central Oklahoma
(9-0-0)
Texas A&M–Kingsville
(8-1-0)
1999 Southeastern Oklahoma
(7-2-0)
Southeastern Oklahoma
(7-2-0)
Angelo State
and
Eastern New Mexico
(6-3-0)
2000 Northeastern State
(5-0-0)
Northeastern State
(5-0-0)
Angelo State
and
Eastern New Mexico
(4-2-0)
2001 Texas A&M–Kingsville
and
Tarleton State
(5-1-0)
Midwestern State
(4-1-0)
Texas A&M–Kingsville
and
Tarleton State
(5-1-0)
2002 Texas A&M–Kingsville
and
Abilene Christian
(5-1-0)
Tarleton State
(4-1-0)
Texas A&M–Kingsville
and
Abilene Christian
(5-1-0)
2003 Texas A&M–Kingsville
(6-0-0)
Tarleton State
(4-1-0)
Texas A&M–Kingsville
(6-0-0)
2004 Texas A&M–Kingsville
and
Midwestern State
(5-1-0)
Southeastern Oklahoma
and
Central Oklahoma
(4-1-0)
Texas A&M–Kingsville
and
Midwestern State
(5-1-0)
2005 West Texas A&M
(6-1-0)
Southeastern Oklahoma
(5-0-0)
West Texas A&M
(6-1-0)
2006 West Texas A&M
and
Tarleton State
(5-1-0)
Southeastern Oklahoma
(4-1-0)
West Texas A&M
and
Tarleton State
(5-1-0)
2007 West Texas A&M
(6-0-0)
Southwestern Oklahoma
Texas A&M–Commerce
Southeastern Oklahoma
Central Oklahoma
and
Northeastern State
(3-2-0)
West Texas A&M
(6-0-0)
2008 Abilene Christian
(6-0-0)
Central Oklahoma
(5-0-0)
Abilene Christian
(6-0-0)
2009 Tarleton State
West Texas A&M
Texas A&M–Kingsville
and
Midwestern State
(4-2-0)
Texas A&M–Commerce
(5-0-0)
Tarleton State
West Texas A&M
Texas A&M–Kingsville
and
Midwestern State
(4-2-0)
2010 Abilene Christian
(6-0-0)
Northeastern State
and
East Central
(5-1-0)
Abilene Christian
(6-0-0)
2011 Midwestern State
(8-0-0)
Division Split ended
2012 Midwestern State
(7-1-0)
and
West Texas A&M
(7-1-0)

Other ChampionsEdit

This is a list of conference champions since 1997.

Year Men's Basketball Women's Basketball Men's Tennis Women's Tennis Men's Golf Women's Golf Men's Track Women's Track Volleyball Baseball Softball Men's Soccer Women's Soccer Men's Cross Country Women's Cross Country
1997 Central Oklahoma West Texas A&M Rained Out Rained Out Southwestern Oklahoma Did not sponsor sport Abilene Christian Abilene Christian West Texas A&M Central Oklahoma Southeastern Oklahoma Did not sponsor sport West Texas A&M Abilene Christian Abilene Christian
1998 Central Oklahoma Abilene Christian Abilene Christian Central Oklahoma Texas A&M–Commerce Southwestern Oklahoma Abilene Christian Abilene Christian Cameron Texas A&M–Kingsville Central Oklahoma Did not sponsor sport Midwestern State Abilene Christian Angelo State
1999 Midwestern State Abilene Christian Rained out Rained Out Cameron Northeastern State Rained out Rained out West Texas A&M Southeastern Oklahoma Southeastern Oklahoma Midwestern State Texas A&M–Commerce Abilene Christian Harding University
2000 Midwestern State Texas A&M–Kingsville Ouachita Baptist Abilene Christian Central Oklahoma Northeastern State Abilene Christian Abilene Christian West Texas A&M Abilene Christian Southeastern Oklahoma West Texas A&M Central Oklahoma Abilene Christian Central Oklahoma
2001 West Texas A&M Midwestern State Midwestern State Northeastern State Cameron Cameron Abilene Christian Abilene Christian West Texas A&M Abilene Christian Southeastern Oklahoma Midwestern State West Texas A&M Abilene Christian Abilene Christian
2002 Northeastern State Angelo State Abilene Christian Abilene Christian Central Oklahoma Northeastern State Abilene Christian Abilene Christian West Texas A&M Abilene Christian Texas A&M–Kingsville Midwestern State Central Oklahoma Abilene Christian Abilene Christian
2003 West Texas A&M Northeastern State Abilene Christian Northeastern State Central Oklahoma Tarleton State Abilene Christian Abilene Christian West Texas A&M Southeastern Oklahoma Angelo State Midwestern State,
Northeastern State,
and
West Texas A&M
West Texas A&M Abilene Christian Abilene Christian
2004 Tarleton State Angelo State Abilene Christian Abilene Christian Cameron Central Oklahoma Abilene Christian Angelo State Abilene Christian Texas A&M–Kingsville Angelo State No Champion Texas A&M–Commerce Abilene Christian Abilene Christian
2005 Texas A&M–Commerce Angelo State Abilene Christian Abilene Christian Northeastern State Central Oklahoma Abilene Christian Angelo State Abilene Christian No Champion Central Oklahoma Midwestern State
and
University of the Incarnate Word
Central Oklahoma Abilene Christian Abilene Christian
2006 West Texas A&M West Texas A&M Midwestern State Abilene Christian Northeastern State Northeastern State Abilene Christian Abilene Christian West Texas A&M Central Oklahoma Midwestern State Midwestern State Central Oklahoma Abilene Christian Abilene Christian
2007 Midwestern State Texas A&M–Commerce Abilene Christian Northeastern State Northeastern State Cameron Abilene Christian Abilene Christian West Texas A&M Angelo State Midwestern State Midwestern State
and
West Texas A&M
West Texas A&M Abilene Christian Abilene Christian
2008 Central Oklahoma West Texas A&M Cameron Abilene Christian Cameron Tarleton State Abilene Christian Abilene Christian Midwestern State Texas A&M–Kingsville Angelo State Midwestern State Midwestern State Abilene Christian Midwestern State
2009 Midwestern State West Texas A&M Abilene Christian Abilene Christian Northeastern State Tarleton State Abilene Christian Angelo State West Texas A&M Abilene Christian Angelo State Midwestern State
and
West Texas A&M
Central Oklahoma Abilene Christian Midwestern State
2010 Midwestern State West Texas A&M Abilene Christian Abilene Christian Abilene Christian Tarleton State Abilene Christian Angelo State West Texas A&M Abilene Christian Angelo State Midwestern State Abilene Christian Abilene Christian Midwestern State
2011 Central Oklahoma Texas Woman's Abilene Christian Abilene Christian Central Oklahoma Tarleton State Abilene Christian Angelo State West Texas A&M Southeastern Oklahoma West Texas A&M Eastern New Mexico Midwestern State Eastern New Mexico Midwestern State
2012 Midwestern State Tarleton State Abilene Christian Abilene Christian Cameron Tarleton State Abilene Christian Angelo State West Texas A&M Angelo State Incarnate Word Incarnate Word West Texas A&M Eastern New Mexico West Texas A&M
2013 Tarleton State Midwestern State

Notable athletesEdit

Abilene Christian University

Angelo State University

Cameron University

University of Central Oklahoma

Midwestern State University

Tarleton State University

TAMU-Commerce

TAMU-Kingsville

Texas Woman's University

West Texas A&M University

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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