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 www.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 Enrollment Nickname Joined Primary
Conference
Mideast League
Concordia University–Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan 1963 800 Cardinals 2011 Wolverine–Hoosier
Marian University Indianapolis, Indiana 1851 1,800 Knights 2007 Crossroads
Robert Morris University Chicago, Illinois 1913 3,156 Eagles 2013 Chicagoland
University of St. Francis (IL) Joliet, Illinois 1920 3,352 Fighting Saints 1999 Chicagoland
University of Saint Francis (IN) Fort Wayne, Indiana 1890 1,883 Cougars 1998 Crossroads
Siena Heights University Adrian, Michigan 1919 2,274 Saints 2012 Wolverine–Hoosier
Taylor University Upland, Indiana 1846 1,887 Trojans 1994 Crossroads
Midwest League
Grand View University Des Moines, Iowa 1896 1,750 Vikings 2009 Midwest
Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, Illinois 1907 4,666 Tigers 1994 Chicagoland
St. Ambrose University Davenport, Iowa 1882 3,623 Fighting Bees 1996 Midwest
Saint Xavier University Chicago, Illinois 1846 5,028 Cougars 1994 Chicagoland
Trinity International University Deerfield, Illinois 1897 2,730 Trojans 1994 Chicagoland
William Penn University Oskaloosa, Iowa 1873 1,550 Statesmen 2002 Midwest

Future members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Joins Primary
Conference
Lindenwood University – Belleville Belleville, Illinois 2003 1,900 Lynx 2015 American Midwest
Missouri Baptist University St. Louis, Missouri 1828 2,800 Spartans 2015 American Midwest

Former members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Nickname Joined Left Primary
Conference
University of Findlay Findlay, Ohio 1882 Oilers 1994 1998 Great Lakes
(NCAA D-II)
Geneva College Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania 1848 Golden Tornadoes 1994 2007 Presidents
(NCAA D-III)
Iowa Wesleyan College Mount Pleasant, Iowa 1842 Tigers 1996 2012 St. Louis
(NCAA D-III)
Lindenwood University St. Charles, Missouri 1827 Lions 1994 1996 Mid-America
(NCAA D-II)
Malone University Canton, Ohio 1892 Pioneers 1994 2011 Great Lakes
(NCAA D-II)
McKendree University Lebanon, Illinois 1828 Bearcats 1998 2011 Great Lakes Valley
(NCAA D-II)
Ohio Dominican University Columbus, Ohio 1911 Panthers 2004 2009 Great Lakes
(NCAA D-II)
Quincy University Quincy, Illinois 1860 Hawks 2003 2012 Great Lakes Valley
(NCAA D-II)
Tiffin University Tiffin, Ohio 1888 Dragons 1994 2002 Great Lakes
(NCAA D-II)
Trine University Angola, Indiana 1884 Thunder 1996 2003 Michigan
(NCAA D-III)
Urbana University Urbana, Ohio 1850 Blue Knights 1994 2008 Mountain East
(NCAA D-II)
Waldorf College Forest City, Iowa 1903 Warriors 2009 2014 Midlands
Walsh University North Canton, Ohio 1960 Cavaliers 1996 2011 Great Lakes
(NCAA D-II)
Westminster College New Wilmington, Pennsylvania 1852 Titans 1994 1998 Presidents
(NCAA D-III)

Membership timeline[edit]

     Mideast League             Midwest League     

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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