American Midwest Conference

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American Midwest Conference
(AMC)
American Midwest Conference logo
Established 1986 (as Show-Me), 1994
Association NAIA
Division Division I
Members 12 (14 in 2014)
Sports fielded 15 (men's: 7; women's: 8)
Region Region V of the NAIA
Headquarters St. Louis, Missouri
Commissioner Will Wolper
Website amcsportsonline.com
Locations
American Midwest Conference locations

The American Midwest Conference (AMC) is a NAIA college athletic conference with twelve member institutions located in Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee in the United States. The conference began as the Show-Me Conference in 1986, then changed to its current name in 1994, reflecting that its footprint had expanded beyond Missouri.

Member schools[edit]

Current members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Joined
Benedictine University at Springfield Springfield, Illinois 1927 Private 1,023 Bulldogs 2011
Columbia College of Missouri Columbia, Missouri 1851 Private 4,000 Cougars 1986
Freed–Hardeman University Henderson, Tennessee 1869 Private 2,027 Lions 2013
Hannibal-LaGrange University Hannibal, Missouri 1858 Private 1,200 Trojans 1986
Harris–Stowe State University St. Louis, Missouri 1857 Public 1,900 Hornets 1986
Lyon College Batesville, Arkansas 1872 Private 600 Scots 2012
Mid-Continent University1 Mayfield, Kentucky 1949 Private 76 Cougars 2013
Missouri Baptist University St. Louis, Missouri 1828 Private 2,800 Spartans 1986
Park University2 Parkville, Missouri 1875 Private 2,340 Pirates 1993, 2009
Stephens College3 Columbia, Missouri 1833 Private 754 Stars 2008
William Woods University Fulton, Missouri 1870 Private 2,300 Owls 1993
Williams Baptist College Walnut Ridge, Arkansas 1941 Private 700 Eagles 2001
Notes

1 - Mid-Continent will cease operations in June, 2014.
2 - Park was a member of the AMC from 1993 to 2000 and then re-joined since 2009.
3 - Stephens is a private women's college and only participates in women's athletics.

Future members[edit]

Name Location Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Joining
Lindenwood University – Belleville Belleville, Illinois 2003 Private 1,900 Lynx 2014
St. Louis College of Pharmacy St. Louis Missouri 1864 Private 1,260 Eutectics 2014

Former Members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Joined Previous Conference Left Conference Joined
Fontbonne University Clayton, Missouri 1923 Private/Catholic 2,900 Griffins 1986 1990 St. Louis
(NCAA DIII)
Lindenwood University St. Charles, Missouri 1827 Private 17,351 Lions 1987 1996 Heart of America
McKendree University Lebanon, Illinois 1828 Private 3,500 Bearcats 1987 2012 Great Lakes Valley (NCAA DII)
Iowa Wesleyan College Mount Pleasant, Iowa 1842 Private/United Methodist 975 Tigers 1993 1995 Midwest Classic
University of Illinois at Springfield Springfield, Illinois 1969 Public 5,174 Prairie Stars 2003 2009 Great Lakes Valley (NCAA DII)

Sports[edit]

  • Baseball
  • Men's basketball
  • Women's basketball
  • Men's cross country
  • Women's cross country
  • Men's golf
  • Women's golf
  • Softball
  • Men's soccer
  • Women's soccer
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball

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