Mid-States Football Association

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Mid-States Football Association
(MSFA)
Mid-States Football Association logo
Established 1993
Association NAIA
Members 13
Sports fielded 1 (football) (men's: 1; women's: 0)
Region Midwestern United States
Commissioner James D. Houdeshell
Website mid-statesfootball.org
Locations
Mid-States Football Association locations

The Mid-States Football Association (MSFA) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NAIA. Member institutions are located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Michigan. The MSFA was organized in 1993, and on-field competition began in 1994. The MSFA is divided into two leagues, The Mideast and the Midwest.

Charter members included Geneva College, Lindenwood University, Malone College, Olivet Nazarene University, Saint Xavier University, Taylor University, Tiffin University, Trinity International University, the University of Findlay, Urbana University, and Westminster College.

Member schools[edit]

Current members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Joined Nickname Primary
Conference
when
joining
the MSFA
Current
Primary
Conference
Mideast League
Concordia University (MI) Ann Arbor, Michigan 1963 Private 800 2011 Cardinals WHAC
Marian University (IN) Indianapolis, Indiana 1851 Private 1,800 2007 Knights Crossroads
Robert Morris University Chicago, Illinois 1913 Private 7,277 2013 Eagles CCAC
University of St. Francis (IL) Joliet, Illinois 1920 Private 3,352 1999 Fighting Saints CCAC
University of St. Francis (IN) Fort Wayne, Indiana 1890 Private 1,883 1998 Cougars Crossroads
Siena Heights University Adrian, Michigan 1919 Private 2,274 2012 Saints WHAC
Taylor University Upland, Indiana 1846 Private 1,887 1994 Trojans Crossroads
Midwest League
Grand View University* Des Moines, Iowa 1896 Private 1,750 2009 Vikings MCC
Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, Illinois 1907 Private 4,666 1994 Tigers CCAC
St. Ambrose University Davenport, Iowa 1882 Private 3,623 1996 Fighting Bees MCC
St. Xavier University Chicago, Illinois 1846 Private 5,028 1994 Cougars CCAC
Trinity International University Deerfield, Illinois 1897 Private 2,730 1994 Trojans CCAC
William Penn University* Oskaloosa, Iowa 1873 Private 1,550 2002 Statesmen MCC

* - Grand View and William Penn will move their football programs to the Heart of America Athletic Conference, which they are both joining in all sports, in 2015.[1]

Future members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Joining Nickname Primary
Conference
when
joining
the MSFA
Current
Primary
Conference
Lindenwood University – Belleville Belleville, Illinois 2003 Private 1,900 2015 [2] Lynx AMC
Missouri Baptist University St. Louis, Missouri 1828 Private 2,800 2015 [3] Spartans AMC

Former members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Joined Left Nickname Primary
Conference
when
joining
the MSFA
Current
Primary
Conference
University of Findlay Findlay, Ohio 1882 Private 4,600 1994 1998 Oilers American Mideast GLIAC
(NCAA Division II)
Geneva College Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania 1848 Private 1,791 1994 2007 Golden Tornadoes American Mideast Presidents' (PAC)
(NCAA Division III)
Iowa Wesleyan College Mount Pleasant, Iowa 1842 Private 850 1996 2012 Tigers MCC SLIAC
(NCAA Division III)
Lindenwood University St. Charles, Missouri 1827 Private 17,351 1994 1996 Lions American Midwest MIAA
(NCAA Division II)
Malone University Canton, Ohio 1892 Private 2,559 1994 2011 Pioneers American Mideast GLIAC
(NCAA Division II)
McKendree University Lebanon, Illinois 1828 Private 3,220 1998 2011 Bearcats American Midwest GLVC
(NCAA Division II)
Ohio Dominican University Columbus, Ohio 1911 Private 3,052 2004 2009 Panthers American Mideast GLIAC
(NCAA Division II)
Quincy University Quincy, Illinois 1860 Private 1,169 2003 2012 Hawks GLVC
(NCAA Division II)
Tiffin University Tiffin, Ohio 1888 Private 6,816 1994 2002 Dragons American Mideast GLIAC
(NCAA Division II)
Trine University Angola, Indiana 1884 Private 1,779 1996 2003 Thunder WHAC MIAA
(NCAA Division III)
Urbana University Urbana, Ohio 1850 Private 1,505 1994 2008 Blue Knights American Mideast MEC
(NCAA Division II)
Waldorf College Forest City, Iowa 1903 Private 650 2009 2014 Warriors MCC MCAC
Walsh University North Canton, Ohio 1960 Private 2,500 1996 2011 Cavaliers American Mideast GLIAC
(NCAA Division II)
Westminster College New Wilmington, Pennsylvania 1852 Private 1,550 1994 1998 Titans  ? Presidents' (PAC)
(NCAA Division III)

Membership timeline[edit]

Light Orange = Mideast League
Orange = Midwest League

Missouri Baptist University Lindenwood University – Belleville Robert Morris University (Illinois) Siena Heights University Concordia University (Michigan) Grand View University Waldorf College Marian University (Indiana) Ohio Dominican University Quincy University William Penn University University of St. Francis University of Saint Francis (Indiana) McKendree University Walsh University Trine University Saint Ambrose University Iowa Wesleyan College Westminster College (Pennsylvania) Urbana University Trinity International University Tiffin University Taylor University Saint Xavier University Olivet Nazarene University Malone University Lindenwood University Geneva College University of Findlay

Sports[edit]

The MSFA sponsors teams only in football. For other sports, MSFA-member schools are affiliated with a variety of other conferences; including the American Midwest Conference, the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference, the Crossroads League, the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference, the Midwest Collegiate Conference, and the Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.naia.org/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=27900&ATCLID=209368979
  2. ^ "Lindenwood-Belleville, Missouri Baptist approved for MSFA membership". Mid-States Football Association. 9 May 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "INAUGURAL MISSOURI BAPTIST FOOTBALL SCHEDULE UNVEILED". Missouri Baptist University Athletics. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 

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