List of former Southern Conference members

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This is a list of former members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Southern Conference (SoCon). Most former members are currently members of either the Southeastern Conference or the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Institution Location Founded Nickname Joined Left Current
Conference
University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Alabama 1831 Crimson Tide 1921 1932 Southeastern
Auburn University Auburn, Alabama 1856 Tigers 1921 1932 Southeastern
College of Charleston Charleston, South Carolina 1770 Cougars 1998 2013 Colonial Athletic
Clemson University Clemson, South Carolina 1889 Tigers 1921 1953 Atlantic Coast
Duke University Durham, North Carolina 1838 Blue Devils 1928 1953 Atlantic Coast
East Carolina University Greenville, North Carolina 1907 Pirates 1964 1976 The American
Elon University Elon, North Carolina 1889 Phoenix 2003 2014 Colonial Athletic
University of Florida Gainesville, Florida 1853 Gators 1922 1932 Southeastern
George Washington University Washington, D.C. 1821 Colonials 1936 1970 Atlantic 10
University of Georgia Athens, Georgia 1785 Bulldogs 1921 1932 Southeastern
Georgia Southern University Statesboro, Georgia 1906 Eagles 1991 2014 Sun Belt
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Georgia 1885 Yellow Jackets 1921 1932 Atlantic Coast
University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky 1865 Wildcats 1921 1932 Southeastern
Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1860 Tigers 1922 1932 Southeastern
Marshall University Huntington, West Virginia 1837 Thundering Herd 1976 1997 C-USA
University of Maryland, College Park College Park, Maryland 1856 Terrapins 1923 1953 Big Ten
University of Mississippi Oxford, Mississippi 1848 Rebels 1922 1932 Southeastern
Mississippi State University Starkville, Mississippi 1878 Bulldogs 1921 1932 Southeastern
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina 1789 Tar Heels 1921 1953 Atlantic Coast
North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina 1887 Wolfpack 1921 1953 Atlantic Coast
Sewanee: The University of the South Sewanee, Tennessee 1857 Tigers 1923 1932 Southern Athletic
(NCAA D-III)
University of South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina 1801 Gamecocks 1922 1953 Southeastern
University of Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee 1794 Volunteers 1921 1932 Southeastern
Tulane University New Orleans, Louisiana 1834 Green Wave 1922 1932 The American
Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee 1873 Commodores 1922 1932 Southeastern
University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 1819 Cavaliers 1921 1937 Atlantic Coast
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, Virginia 1872 Hokies 1921 1965 Atlantic Coast
Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, North Carolina 1834 Demon Deacons 1936 1953 Atlantic Coast
Washington and Lee University Lexington, Virginia 1749 Generals 1921 1958 Old Dominion
(NCAA D-III)
West Virginia University Morgantown, West Virginia 1867 Mountaineers 1950 1968 Big 12
The College of William & Mary Williamsburg, Virginia 1693 Tribe 1936 1977 Colonial Athletic

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