Foothill Conference

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The Foothill Conference is a college athletic conference that is affiliated with the California Community College Athletic Association. Several community colleges are members.[1]

History[edit]

The Foothill Conference as it is known today was formed in 1988. However, the roots of the conference can be traced to 1981 when the football-only Foothill Conference was formed.

The Foothill Conference was an offshoot of the Southern California Conference, which included many of the Los Angeles-based community colleges. Founding members of the Foothill Conference were Antelope Valley, Citrus, Chaffey, Desert, East Los Angeles, Mt. San Jacinto, Rio Hondo, San Bernardino Valley and Victor Valley colleges.

Since its founding days, two colleges, East Los Angeles College and Citrus College, have left the conference. Barstow College and Cerro Coso Community College joined later as full-time participants.

As of Fall 2013, both Mt. San Jacinto[2] and Antelope Valley will be hosted into other athletic conferences. Mt. San Jacinto will be going to the Pacific Coast Conference and Antelope Valley will be moving to the Western State Conference South Division.[3]

The departure of Mt. San Jacinto and Antelope Valley from the Foothill Conference will make the Conference the smallest in the state.

Members[edit]

Past Members[edit]

School Nickname Current Conference
Antelope Valley College Marauders Western State Conference
Citrus College Owls Western State Conference
East Los Angeles College Huskies South Coast Conference
Mt. San Jacinto College Eagles Pacific Coast Athletic Conference

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gardner, Michelle (2008-06-21). "Colleges out at home". San Bernardino County Sun. Retrieved 2008-06-22. 
  2. ^ Riverside Press-Enterprise http://www.pe.com/sports/college/college-headlines/20121205-inland-colleges-mt.-san-jacinto-leaving-foothill-conference.ece |url= missing title (help). 
  3. ^ "Marauder Athletics to move into Western State Conference". Aantelope Valley Marauder Athletics. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 

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