Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
|Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
|Sports fielded||19 (men's: 10; women's: 9)|
|Region||Central United States|
|Former names||Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1912–1992)|
|Headquarters||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Commissioner||Bob Boerigter (since 2010)|
The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) is a collegiate athletic conference which operates in the states of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and in Oklahoma. The conference was formerly known as the Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association, but changed its name in 1992, after it expanded into Kansas. The conference participates in the NCAA Division II level.
- 1 History and overview
- 2 Member schools
- 3 Sports
- 4 Facilities
- 5 NCAA Division II team championships
- 6 Commissioners
- 7 Championships
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
History and overview
The MIAA currently sponsors 16 sports; eight men's and eight women's. MIAA schools with additional sports (swimming and men's soccer) usually compete independently or as part of a nearby conference. The current staff consists of Bob Boerigter (Commissioner), Larry House (Assistant Commissioner for Championships and Business Development), Amber Feldman (Assistant Commissioner for Compliance and Internal Operations/Senior Woman Administrator) and Josh Slaughter (Director of Communications).
On July 1, 1992, the MIAA entered a new era when the conference changed its name from the Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association to the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. The name change originated in 1989, when Pittsburg State University and Washburn University became the first schools outside the state of Missouri to gain membership in the MIAA.
Founding and former members
The MIAA was established in 1912 with 14 member institutions. Of the original 14 members, the University of Central Missouri and Northwest Missouri State University remain a member of the MIAA.
Other charter members were:
- Central Methodist University, Central Wesleyan College, Culver–Stockton College, Drury University, Missouri Valley College, Missouri Wesleyan College, Tarkio College, Westminster College, and William Jewell College were all excluded from the conference when the MIAA decided to reorganize to include only the five regional Missouri state colleges: Central, Truman (at the time known as Northeast Missouri State), Northwest, Southeast Missouri State University and Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State). This was the first membership change for the conference.
- Southwest Missouri State left in 1981 to join the Mid-Continent Conference as a Division I member of the NCAA.
- Southeast Missouri State left the conference in 1991 to join the Ohio Valley Conference as a NCAA Division I member.
- Truman State left the conference in 2013 to join the Great Lakes Valley Conference, but remained in the MIAA as an affiliate member in wrestling.
First expansion of the conference
Three schools joined the membership over the next 56 years: the Missouri School of Mines, (later the University of Missouri-Rolla and now the Missouri University of Science & Technology) in 1935, Lincoln University in 1970, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1980.
In 1981, the MIAA appointed its first full-time commissioner, Ken Jones, in July. He held the position for 16 years, retiring in 1997. Former Gulf South and Metro commissioner Ralph McFillen succeeded Jones, serving 10 years before retiring in 2007. Jim Johnson then succeeded McFillen in July 2007 and served as commissioner until September 2010. Dr. Bob Boerigter succeeded Johnson in September 2010 as the commisisioner for the MIAA.
In 1986, Southwest Baptist University brought the conference membership back to eight schools. In 1989, Pittsburg State, Washburn, Missouri Southern State College and Missouri Western State College – formerly members of the Central States Intercollegiate Conference – began competition in the 1989-90 season.
1990s and 2000s
Southeast Missouri State left the MIAA following the 1990-91 season to move on to NCAA Division I, and was replaced by Emporia State University in the 1991-92 season. Missouri-St. Louis left the MIAA in 1996, as did Missouri-Rolla in 2005. Lincoln forfeited membership in 1999.
On July 3, 2007, Southwest Baptist University was granted independent status for their football team, while all remaining teams will stay in the MIAA.
On July 8, 2009, the MIAA CEO Council voted to remain a 12-team league for the foreseeable future, denying an application by Rockhurst University (which does not have a football team but wanted to compete in other sports). The vote ended short term speculation about the League expanding to 16 teams divided into two divisions.
Lincoln re-joined the conference in 2010 and in that same year, the MIAA CEO Council voted to extend invitations to the University of Central Oklahoma and Northeastern State University to become members of the league beginning in 2012-13, as wells as the University of Nebraska-Kearney and Lindenwood University.
On July 30, 2010 the MIAA announced that the University of Central Oklahoma and Northeastern State University would join after leaving the Lone Star Conference at the end of the 2012–13 season. Both Lindenwood University and Nebraska-Kearney were also accepted. In 2012, the schools started to only play each other in football and play no non-conference games. At first, the teams that were closest geographically played each other every year and would rotate through the other conference members in other years. The move to expand the league was spurred at least in part after Northwest Missouri during its national championship game run had problems finding non-conference teams that would play it resulting in 2010 with it having 10-game rather than 11-game schedule. In 2011, Nebraska–Omaha joined The Summit League and moved to Division I after the 2010–11 season.
As Nebraska Omaha departed in 2011, the membership of the MIAA downsized to 11. UCO, NESU, UNK and LWU all joined in 2012-13, pushing the membership to 15. The league returned to 14 institutions when Truman left in 2013 to join the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC).
Southwest Baptist rejoined the MIAA in football for the 2013 football season, which meant that the schools would then play an 11-game conference football schedule with no non-conference games. At the time, only schools in the Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) were allowed to schedule 12 regular-season games in all seasons. Football Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA) schools are allowed to schedule 12 games in years that contain 14 Saturdays in the period starting with Labor Day weekend and ending with the Saturday before Thanksgiving; this started in the 2013 season.
In 2014, Southwest Baptist and Lincoln will compete in the GLVC for football only. This puts it so that all of the football schools in the MIAA can play each other now, instead of rotating.
- Lincoln (MO) left the MIAA in 1999 to join the Heartland Conference, and re-joined in 2010.
|Harding University||Searcy, Arkansas||1924||Private||6,815||Bisons||2012||Great American||men's soccer|
|Newman University||Wichita, Kansas||1933||Private||2,746||Jets||2013||Heartland||wrestling|
|Southern Nazarene University||Bethany, Oklahoma||1899||Private||2,110||Crimson Storm||2012||Great American||men's soccer|
|Truman State University||Kirksville, Missouri||1867||Public||6,101||Bulldogs||2013||Great Lakes Valley||wrestling|
|Upper Iowa University||Fayette, Iowa||1857||Private||6,158||Peacocks||2012||Northern Sun||men's soccer|
- Truman State — was a full member from 1912–2013.
When the conference was created it consisted of private and public schools. In 1924 it reorganized to include only public schools., and conference records tend to begin with that date. The schools left behind in the reorganization went on to later form the Missouri College Athletic Union, which would in time become the current Heart of America Athletic Conference in the NAIA.
Lincoln University was removed from the conference in 1999 because it did not have a football program since 1989. Lincoln has since reinstated its football program.
Full member (all sports) Full member (non-football) Associate member (football-only) Associate member (sport)
The Mid America Intercollegiate Athletics Association sponsors championship competition in nine men's and eight women's NCAA sanctioned sports.
|Track & Field Indoor|
|Track & Field Outdoor|
Men's sponsored sports by school
|Fort Hays State||9|
|Missouri Southern State||7|
|Missouri Western State||4|
|Northwest Missouri State||7|
- Pittsburg State – Golf (M) will not compete in the 2014–15 academic year while the future of the program will be determined.
Women's sponsored sports by school
|Fort Hays State||9|
|Missouri Southern State||7|
|Missouri Western State||6|
|Northwest Missouri State||9|
Other sponsored sports by school
|Volleyball ‡||Bowling ‡||Field
|Fort Hays State||NIRA|
|Northwest Missouri State||NIRA|
- ‡ — D-I sport
|School||Football Stadium||Capacity||Basketball Arena||Capacity|
|Central Missouri||Audrey J. Walton Stadium||10,000||UCM Multipurpose Building||8,500|
|Central Oklahoma||Wantland Stadium||10,000||Hamilton Field House||3,000|
|Emporia State||Francis G. Welch Stadium||10,000||William L. White Civic Auditorium||5,000|
|Fort Hays State||Lewis Field Stadium||6,100||Gross Memorial Coliseum||7,200|
|Lincoln (MO)||Dwight T. Reed Stadium||3,000||Jason Gymnasium||2,000|
|Lindenwood||Harlen C. Hunter Stadium||7,450||Robert F. Hyland Arena||3,270|
|Missouri Southern State||Fred G. Hughes Stadium||7,000||Leggett & Platt Athletic Center||3,240|
|Missouri Western State||Spratt Stadium||7,500||MWSU Fieldhouse||3,750|
|Nebraska–Kearney||Ron & Carol Cope Stadium||6,000||Health and Sports Center||6,000|
|Northeastern State||Doc Wadley Stadium||12,000||Dobbins Fieldhouse||1,200|
|Northwest Missouri State||Bearcat Stadium||6,500||Bearcat Arena||2,500|
|Pittsburg State||Carnie Smith Stadium||8,344||John Lance Arena||6,500|
|Southwest Baptist||Plaster Stadium||2,500||Meyer Wellness & Sports Center||2,500|
|Washburn||Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl||7,250||Lee Arena||4,000|
NCAA Division II team championships
|1963||Golf||Southwest Missouri State|
|1974||Men's Cross Country||Southwest Missouri State|
|1984||Men's Basketball||Central Missouri State|
|1984||Women's Basketball||Central Missouri State|
|1984||Men's Cross Country||Southeast Missouri State|
|1985||Men's Indoor Track||Southeast Missouri State|
|1994||Baseball||Central Missouri State|
|1998||Football||Northwest Missouri State|
|1999||Football||Northwest Missouri State|
|2003||Baseball||Central Missouri State|
|2009||Football||Northwest Missouri State|
|2010||Women's Basketball||Emporia State|
|2013||Softball||Central Oklahoma |
|2013||Football||Northwest Missouri State|
|2014||Men's Basketball||Central Missouri|
- Ken B. Jones (1981–1997)
- Ralph McFillen (1997–2007)
- Jim Johnson (2007–2010)
- Robert Boerigter (2010–present)
- MIAA Champions
MIAA champion was determined via postseason tournament from 1982-1992, and 2006-2007. From 2003 to 2005, separate regular season and tournament champions were crowned.
MIAA championships won per school
|School||Championships||Last Championship||Tournament Championships|
|2000||Central Missouri -and- Truman State|
|2010||Central Missouri -and- Washburn|
|2011||Central Missouri -and- Washburn|
|2013||Central Missouri -and- Washburn|
MIAA Tournament Champions
MIAA Championships Won or Shared Per School
|School||Conference Titles||Last Conference Title||Tournament Titles||Last Tournament Title|
|Southwest Missouri State (Missouri State)||19||1977-78||0||N/A|
|Southeast Missouri State||12||1989-90||4||1987|
|Northwest Missouri State||11||2006-07||4||2008|
|Missouri Western State||5||2001-02||4||2003|
|Missouri Southern State||2||2010-11||3||2014|
|Missouri-Rolla (Missouri S&T)||2||1995-96||1||1996|
|Fort Hays State||1||2012-13||1||2011|
Regular Season MIAA Champions
* = first place in MIAA standings, no championship awarded
N = North Division Champion (89-90 only)
S = South Division Champion (89-90 only)
MIAA Basketball Tournament Champions
|1982-83||Southeast Missouri State|
|1984-85||Southeast Missouri State|
|1985-86||Southeast Missouri State|
|1986-87||Southeast Missouri State|
|1988-89||Northwest Missouri State|
|1989-90||Missouri Western State|
|1992-93||Missouri Southern State|
|1994-95||Missouri Western State|
|1997-98||Missouri Western State|
|1999-00||Missouri Southern State|
|2001-02||Northwest Missouri State|
|2002-03||Missouri Western State|
|2003-04||Northwest Missouri State|
|2007-08||Northwest Missouri State|
|2010-11||Fort Hays State|
|2013-14||Missouri Southern State|
All-Time MIAA Standings (1924-25 to 2010-11)
|School||Wins||Losses||Winning Percentage||Tournament Wins||Tournament Losses|
|Southwest Missouri State (Missouri State)||362||213||.630||1||1|
|Fort Hays State||60||38||.612||5||4|
|Missouri Western State||231||153||.602||24||16|
|Northwest Missouri State||555||507||.523||25||21|
|Southeast Missouri State||366||342||.517||10||7|
|Missouri Southern State||198||186||.516||14||16|
|Missouri-Rolla (Missouri S&T)||240||593||.288||3||10|
- MIAA Regular Season Champions
N - North Division Champion (89-90 only)
S - South Division Champion (89-90 only)
- MIAA Tournament Champions
- Men's MIAA Championships Per School
|Southwest Missouri State (Missouri State)||23||1978||0||N/A|
|Missouri-Rolla (Missouri S&T)||10||1969||0||N/A|
|Missouri Western State||2||2006||1||2006|
|Southeast Missouri State||1||1937||0||N/A|
|Missouri Southern State||0||N/A||1||2003|
- Men's MIAA Champions
- From 1934 to 1994 the winner of the MIAA Tournament was declared the MIAA champion. From 1995 forward, the conference championship was determined by the leader in the points standing and a separate conference tournament was held.
- Women's MIAA Championships Per School
- Women's MIAA Champions
- 2014 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football season
- List of Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football champions
- List of Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association men's basketball champions
- MIAA Staff
- About the MIAA
- MIAA History
- Truman Leaves the MIAA
- SBU opts out of football
- MIAA doesn't take Rockhurst - Topeka Capital Journal - July 2, 2009
- "Local". Newspressnow.com. Retrieved 2011-01-25.
- "In an expanded future, MIAA saves some rivalries". KansasCity.com. 2011-01-06. Retrieved 2011-01-25.
- "UNO plans to move to Division I, will drop football and wrestling". omaha.com. 2011-03-13. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
- MIAA CEO Council votes to retain membership at 12 Institutions MIAA Press Release July 8, 2009
- SBU & Lincoln join GLVC for football
- "Record Enrollment Attributed to Graduate, International Students". UCMO.edu. September 20, 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
- "University of Central Oklahoma Enrollment Statistics & Demographics Fall 2013". University of Central Oklahoma. 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
- "Enrollment tops 6000". Emporia State University. 2013-09-27. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
- Fort Hays enrollment
- Lincoln enrollment
- Lindenwood enrollment
- "Enrollment Jumps at Missouri Southern State University". KOAMtv. September 17, 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
- "Key Facts About Missouri Western". Mwsu.edu. 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
- "Enrollment by Class Standing" (PDF). UNK factbook. unk.edu. 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
- Northeastern State enrollment
- "Northwest Facts". nwmissouri.edu. October 30, 2013. Retrieved December 29, 2013.
- "PSU Sets Record Fall Enrollment". pittstate.edu. September 27, 2013. Retrieved December 29, 2013.
- "Washburn University Declared Majors by Enrollment Fall 2013". washburn.edu. 2013. Retrieved December 29, 2013.
- "MIAA Historical Timeline". MIAA web site. Archived from the original on 2006-11-20. Retrieved 2007-04-29.
- Lincoln returns to MIAA - St. Joseph News-Press - February 2, 2009
- "Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association". Themiaa.com. Retrieved 2014-08-11.
- UNK Wrestling
- UCO Softball