|Lone Star Conference |
|Sports fielded||16 (men's: 8; women's: 8)|
|Region||Southwestern United States|
|Commissioner||Stan Wagnon (since 2006)|
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).
Sponsored sports[edit | edit source]
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 schools[edit | edit source]
Current members[edit | edit source]
|Abilene Christian University||Abilene, Texas
|Angelo State University||San Angelo, Texas
|Cameron University||Lawton, Oklahoma
|Eastern New Mexico University||Portales, New Mexico
|University of the Incarnate Word||San Antonio, Texas
|Midwestern State University||Wichita Falls, Texas
|Tarleton State University||Stephenville, Texas
|Texas A&M University–Commerce5||Commerce, Texas
|Texas A&M University–Kingsville6||Kingsville, Texas
|Texas Woman's University8||Denton, Texas
|West Texas A&M University7||Canyon, Texas
- Cameron left the conference after the 1993-94 season, and re-joined in the 1996-97 season.
- Midwestern State left the conference after the 1948-49 season, and re-joined in the 1995-96 season.
- Tarleton State left the conference after the 1975-76 season, and re-joined in the 1994-95 season.
- West Texas A&M left the conference after the 1988-89 season, and re-joined in the 1994-95 season.
- Texas A&M–Commerce was known as East Texas State until the 1994-95 season.
- Texas A&M–Kingsville was known as Texas A&I until the 1992-93 season.
- West Texas A&M was known as West Texas State until the 1992-93 season.
- Texas Woman's is predominantly a women's college (though officially co-ed); therefore, the school doesn't sponsor men's sports.
Former members[edit | edit source]
Membership timeline[edit | edit source]
Facilities[edit | edit source]
|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 Championships[edit | edit source]
This is a list of conference champions from the conference since 1997.
Other Champions[edit | edit source]
This is a list of conference champions since 1997.
Notable athletes[edit | edit source]
Abilene Christian University
- James Browne, Olympic long jumper from Antigua
- Danieal Manning, NFL safety and kickoff returner
- Bobby Morrow, sprinter, won gold metals in the 100 meters, 200, and 4 × 100 meters relay at the 1956 Summer Olympics
- Wilbert Montgomery, former NFL running back and current running backs coach of the Baltimore Ravens
- Billy Olson, pole vaulter, set 11 indoor world records in the 1980s and was the first to clear 19 feet indoors
- John "Bradshaw" Layfield, two time All-Lone Star Conference lineman & former WWE Champion
- Ove Johansson, Swedish-born NFL placekicker, world-record holder for the longest field goal in organized football (69 yards)
- Bernard Scott, NFL running back for the Cincinnati Bengals
- Johnny Knox, NFL wide receiver for the Chicago Bears
- Earl Young, sprinter, won gold medal in the 4 × 400 meters relay at the 1960 Summer Olympics
Angelo State University
- Alvin Garrett, former NFL wide receiver
- Tranel Hawkins, hurdler, placed 6th in the 400 meters hurdles at the 1984 Summer Olympics
- Pierce Holt, former Pro Bowl NFL defensive end
- Jim Morris, former relief pitcher for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, inspiration for the film The Rookie
- Grant Teaff, College Football Hall of Fame coach, coached 21 seasons at Baylor
- Clayton Weishuhn, former NFL linebacker
- Charlie West, former NFL safety
- Jason Christiansen, former Major League Baseball pitcher
- John Brandes, former NFL tight end and long snapper
- Mark Cotney, former NFL safety
- Avery Johnson, former NBA point guard and former Brooklyn Nets head coach
University of Central Oklahoma
Midwestern State University
- Dominic Rhodes, former NFL running back, current running back for the Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League
- Amini Silatolu, NFL guard for the Carolina Panthers
- Bryan Gilmore, former NFL wide receiver
- Will Pettis, former Arena Football League wide receiver and defensive back, two-time AFL Ironman of the Year
- Daniel Woolard, Major League Soccer defender for D.C. United
Tarleton State University
- Richard Bartel, NFL quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals
- James Dearth, former NFL long snapper and tight end
- Brandon Lee, American Basketball Association point guard/shooting guard for the North Dallas Vandals
- Derrick Ross, former NFL running back, current Arena Football League running back for the Philadelphia Soul
- Wade Wilson, former NFL quarterback and current NFL quarterbacks coach for the Dallas Cowboys
- Harvey Martin, former All-Pro NFL defensive end and member of the NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
- Dwight White, former Pro Bowl NFL defensive end and member of the Pittsburgh Steelers' Steel Curtain defensive line
- Kevin Mathis, former NFL cornerback
- Derrick Crawford, former Arena Football League defensive lineman
- Roberto Garza, NFL center/guard for the Chicago Bears
- Darrell Green, former Hall of Fame NFL cornerback who played a record 20 seasons with the Washington Redskins
- Al Harris, former All-Pro NFL cornerback
- Jermaine Mayberry, former NFL offensive tackle/guard
- Gene Upshaw, former Hall of Fame NFL guard and longtime executive director of the NFLPA
- Dwayne Nix, football tight end, member of the College Football Hall of Fame
Texas Woman's University
West Texas A&M University
- Maurice Cheeks, former NBA All-Star point guard and head coach, current Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach
- Alondra Johnson, former All-Star CFL linebacker and member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame
- Steve Kragthorpe, former quarterback and college football head coach, current quarterbacks coach for LSU
- Jerry Logan, former Pro Bowl NFL safety
- Mercury Morris, former All-Pro NFL running back
- Kareem Larrimore, former NFL and Arena Football League defensive back
- Duane Thomas, former NFL running back
- Chaun Thompson, former NFL linebacker
- Keith Null, free agent NFL quarterback
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