Central States Football League

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This article is about the NAIA athletic conference in Texas. For the Collegiate Sprint Football League, see Sprint Football.
Central States Football League
Central States Football League logo
Established 2000
Association NAIA
Members 6
Sports fielded 1 (football) (men's: 1; women's: 0)
Region South Central United States
Headquarters Waco, Texas
Commissioner Tony Stigliano
Website centralstatesfootball.com
Central States Football League locations

The Central States Football League (CSFL) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NAIA. Member institutions are located in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Arizona and compete only in football. The conference was established in 2000 and its charter members included Haskell Indian Nations University, Langston University, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Southwestern Assemblies of God University, and Peru State College.

Member schools[edit]

Current members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Joined Primary
Bacone College Muskogee, Oklahoma 1880 900 Warriors 2002 Red River
Langston University Langston, Oklahoma 1897 3,922 Lions 2000;
Red River
Oklahoma Baptist University Shawnee, Oklahoma 1910 1,871 Bison 2013 Sooner
Southwestern Assemblies of God University Waxahachie, Texas 1927 2,013 Lions 2000;
Texas College Tyler, Texas 1894 600 Steers 2004 Red River
Wayland Baptist University Plainview, Texas 1908 8,000 Pioneers 2013 Sooner
  • Langston — left the CSFL in 2006, and re-joined in 2007.
  • Oklahoma Baptist — will join the NCAA D-II Great American Conference in 2015.
  • Southwestern Assemblies of God — left the CSFL in 2002, re-joined in 2003 to leave again in 2005, and re-joined again in 2008.

Future members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Joins Primary
Arizona Christian University Phoenix, Arizona 1960 683 Firestorm 2015 Golden State
Lyon College Batesville, Arkansas 1872 600 Scots 2015 American Midwest

Alliance members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Joined Primary
Oklahoma Panhandle State University Goodwell, Oklahoma 1909 1,550 Aggies 2007 Heartland
  • Oklahoma Panhandle State — will join the NCAA D-II Lone Star Conference as a football-only member in 2016.

Former members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Nickname Joined Left Current
Haskell Indian Nations University Lawrence, Kansas 1884 Fighting Indians 2000 2006 Midlands
Lincoln University (MO) Jefferson City, Missouri 1866 Blue Tigers 2000 2001 Great Lakes Valley
Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alva, Oklahoma 1897 Rangers 2000 2012 Great American
Peru State College Peru, Nebraska 1865 Bobcats 2000 2007 Heart of America
Southern Nazarene University Bethany, Oklahoma 1899 Crimson Storm 2004 2012 Great American

Membership timeline[edit]

 Full member   Alliance member 


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