Great Midwest Conference
|Great Midwest Conference|
|Region||Midwestern United States|
|Commissioner||Michael L. Slive|
The Great Midwest Conference was an NCAA Division I athletics conference which existed from 1991 to 1995.
It was formed in 1990 with six members--Cincinnati and Memphis State (now Memphis) from the Metro Conference; UAB from the Sun Belt Conference; Marquette and Saint Louis from the Midwestern Collegiate Conference (now the Horizon League), and independent DePaul. Dayton joined in 1993.
In 1995 reunification with the Metro Conference and teams from the Southwest Conference formed Conference USA. At present (2012) only two schools, Memphis and UAB, from the Great Midwest still remain in C-USA, and as of July 2013, only UAB will remain.
|University of Cincinnati||Bearcats||Cincinnati, Ohio||1819||Public||41,357||1991||1995|
|University of Dayton||Flyers||Dayton, Ohio||1850||Private||11,186||1993||1995|
|DePaul University||Blue Demons||Chicago, Illinois||1898||Private||24,966||1991||1995|
|Marquette University||Golden Eagles||Milwaukee, Wisconsin||1881||Private||12,002||1991||1995|
|University of Memphis*||Tigers||Memphis, Tennessee||1912||Public||22,365||1991||1995|
|Saint Louis University||Billikens||Saint Louis, Missouri||1818||Private||13,785||1991||1995|
|University of Alabama at Birmingham * (UAB)||Blazers||Birmingham, Alabama||1936||Public||17,999||1991||1995|
* - Still in reunified C-USA. Dayton and Saint Louis are in the Atlantic 10 Conference, and Cincinnati, DePaul and Marquette are in the Big East Conference. The Big East will split into two conferences in July 2013—a non-football conference that will maintain the Big East name and a football-sponsoring league to be known as the American Athletic Conference. At that time, DePaul and Marquette will move to the new Big East, while Cincinnati will be joined by Memphis in The American.
Membership timeline 
The following were the locations of the GMC men’s basketball tournament.
- 1992: Chicago Stadium; Chicago, Illinois
- 1993: The Pyramid; Memphis, Tennessee
- 1994: Shoemaker Center; Cincinnati, Ohio
- 1995: Bradley Center; Milwaukee, Wisconsin
See also 
Notes and references 
- NCAA (2005). "Florida Gators basketball" (PDF). University of Florida. Retrieved 2011-01-02.