Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference

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Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference
(MASCAC)
Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference logo
Established 1971
Association NCAA
Division Division III
Members 8 full, 2 associate
Sports fielded 16 (men's: 8; women's: 8)
Region Massachusetts
Headquarters Westfield, Massachusetts
Commissioner Angela Baumann (since 2006)
Website mascac.com
Locations
Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference locations

The Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA's Division III. Member institutions are all located in the State of Massachusetts.

Sports[edit]

The MASCAC sponsors intercollegiate athletic competition in men's baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, women's field hockey, men's ice hockey, men's and women’s soccer, women's softball, men's and women's track and field, and women's volleyball.

The MASCAC will sponsor football for the first time in 2013. Conference members Bridgewater State, Fitchburg State, Framingham State, Massachusetts Maritime, Westfield State, and Worcester State will depart the New England Football Conference after the 2012 season. Joining them will be fellow NEFC opponents Plymouth State and UMass–Dartmouth, and Western Connecticut State University.[1] The NEFC will retain the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III playoffs.

Member schools[edit]

Current members[edit]

The league currently has eight full members:

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined
Bridgewater State University Bridgewater, Massachusetts Bears 1840 Public 12,197 1971
Fitchburg State University Fitchburg, Massachusetts Falcons 1894 Public 5,201 1971
Framingham State University Framingham, Massachusetts Rams 1839 Public 6,156 1971
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts North Adams, Massachusetts Trailblazers 1894 Public 1,811 1971
Massachusetts Maritime Academy* Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts Buccaneers 1891 Public 1,100 1974
Salem State University Salem, Massachusetts Vikings 1854 Public 10,125 1971
Westfield State University Westfield, Massachusetts Owls 1838 Public 5,166 1971
Worcester State University Worcester, Massachusetts Lancers 1874 Public 6,221 1971

* - Of all the football-sponsoring full members of the MASCAC (except MCLA and Salem State), Massachusetts Maritime is the only non-basketball all-sports member school which also sponsors football.

Former members[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined Left Current Conference
Boston State College Boston, Massachusetts Warriors 1872 Public ? 1971 1982 Merged into the University of Massachusetts–Boston
Lowell State College Lowell, Massachusetts ? 1894 Public ? 1971 1975 Merged into the University of Massachusetts–Lowell

Associate members[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined MASCAC Sport Primary
Conference
Plymouth State University Plymouth, New Hampshire Panthers 1871 Public 4,192 2009-10 (ice hockey)
2013-14 (football)
men's ice hockey,
football
Little East
University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth Dartmouth, Massachusetts Corsairs 1895 Public 7,982 2009-10 (ice hockey)
2013-14 (football)
men's ice hockey,
football
Little East
Western Connecticut State University Danbury, Connecticut Colonials 1903 Public 6,001 2013-14 football Little East

Membership timeline[edit]

Western Connecticut State University Plymouth State College University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth Massachusetts Maritime Academy Worcester State University Westfield State University Salem State University Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Lowell State College Framingham State University Fitchburg State University Bridgewater State University Boston State College

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MASCAC Set to Add Football as Championship Sport in 2013-14". mascac.com. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 

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