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
(CSFL)
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
Locations
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 Type Enrollment Joined Nickname Primary
Conference
when
joining
the CSFL
Current
Primary
Conference
Bacone College Muskogee, Oklahoma 1880 Private 900 2002-03 Warriors Red River
Langston University Langston, Oklahoma 1897 Public, HBCU 3,922 2000-01
2007-08 [FB 1]
Lions Red River
Oklahoma Baptist University Shawnee, Oklahoma 1910 Private 1,871 2013-14 Bison Sooner
Oklahoma Panhandle State University [FB 2] Goodwell, Oklahoma 1909 Public 1,550 2007-08 Aggies Heartland
(NCAA D–II)
Southwestern Assemblies of God University Waxahachie, Texas 1927 Private 2,013 2000-01
2003-04
2008-09 [FB 3]
Lions Sooner
Texas College Tyler, Texas 1894 Private, HBCU 600 2004-05 Steers Red River
Wayland Baptist University Plainview, Texas 1908 Private 8,000 2012-13 Pioneers Sooner
Notes
  1. ^ Langston left the CSFL after the 2005-06 season.
  2. ^ Alliance Member.
  3. ^ Southwestern Assemblies of God left the CSFL after the 2001-02 season, and again after the 2004-05 season.

Future member[edit]

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Joining Nickname Primary
Conference
when
joining
the CSFL
Current
Primary
Conference
Lyon College Batesville, Arkansas 1872 Private 600 2015 Scots American Midwest
Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Joining Nickname Primary
Conference
when
joining
the CSFL
Current
Primary
Conference
Arizona Christian University Phoenix, Arizona 1960 Private 683 2015 Firestorm Golden State

Former members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Joined Left Nickname Primary
Conference
when
joining
the CSFL
Current
Primary
Conference
Haskell Indian Nations University Lawrence, Kansas 1884 Tribal 1,000 2000-01 2005-06 Fighting Indians Midlands Collegiate
Lincoln University of Missouri Jefferson City, Missouri 1866 HBCU 3,156 2000-01 2000-01 Blue Tigers Heartland
(NCAA D–II)
Great Lakes Valley
(NCAA D–II)
Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alva, Oklahoma 1897 Public 2,233 2000-01 2011-12 Rangers Sooner Great American
(NCAA D–II)
Peru State College Peru, Nebraska 1865 Public 2,124 2000-01 2006-07 Bobcats Midlands Collegiate Heart of America
Southern Nazarene University Bethany, Oklahoma 1899 Private 2,110 2004-05 2011-12 Crimson Storm Sooner Great American
(NCAA D–II)

Membership timeline[edit]

Oklahoma Baptist University Wayland Baptist University Oklahoma Panhandle State University Texas College Southern Nazarene University Bacone College Southwestern Assemblies of God University Peru State College Northwestern Oklahoma State University Lincoln University (Missouri) Langston University Haskell Indian Nations University

Full members Full members (non-football) Assoc. members (football only) Assoc. member (list sports)

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