Southland Conference

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Southland Conference
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Prior Name(s)/Conference(s)
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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 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. From 1996 to 2002, for football only, the Southland Conference was known as the Southland Football League.

Member schools

Current members

School Location Joined
Abilene Christian Wildcats Abilene, Texas 1963, 2013
Central Arkansas Bears Conway, Arkansas 2006
Houston Baptist Huskies Houston, Texas 2013
Incarnate Word Cardinals San Antonio, Texas 2013
Lamar Cardinals Beaumont, Texas 1963, 1999
McNeese State Cowboys Lake Charles, Louisiana 1972
New Orleans Privateers New Orleans, Louisiana 2013
Nicholls Colonels Thibodaux, Louisiana 1991
Northwestern State Demons Natchitoches, Louisiana 1987
Sam Houston State Bearkats Huntsville, Texas 1987
Southeastern Louisiana Lions Hammond, Louisiana 1997
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Nacogdoches, Texas 1987
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders Corpus Christi, Texas 2006

Former members

School Location Joined Left
Arkansas State Red Wolves Jonesboro, Arkansas 1963 1987
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Ruston, Louisiana 1971 1987
North Texas Mean Green Denton, Texas 1982 1996
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Monroe, Louisiana 1982 2006
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Tulsa, Oklahoma 2012 2014
Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Lafayette, Louisiana 1971 1982
Texas State Bobcats San Marcos, Texas 1987 2012
Texas-Arlington Mavericks Arlington, Texas 1963 2012
UTSA Roadrunners San Antonio, Texas 1991 2012
Trinity Tigers San Antonio, Texas 1963 1972

Former associate members

School Location Joined Left Sports
Jacksonville State Gamecocks Jacksonville, Alabama 1996 2003 football
Southland Conference
All Schools Abilene Christian Wildcats • Central Arkansas Bears • Houston Baptist Huskies • Incarnate Word Cardinals • Lamar Cardinals • McNeese State Cowboys • New Orleans Privateers • Northwestern State Demons • Sam Houston State Bearkats • Southeastern Louisiana Lions • Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks • Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders
FBS Conferences American Athletic Conference • Atlantic Coast Conference • Big 12 Conference • Big Ten Conference • Conference USA • Mid-American Conference • Mountain West Conference • Pac-12 Conference • Southeastern Conference • Sun Belt Conference
FCS Conferences Big Sky Conference • Big South Conference • Colonial Athletic Association • Ivy League • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference • Missouri Valley Football Conference • Northeast Conference • Ohio Valley Conference • Patriot League • Pioneer Football League • Southern Conference • Southland Conference • Southwestern Athletic Conference
Other Conferences Current: Big East Conference • West Coast Conference
Former: Big Eight Conference