Northern Illinois-Iowa Conference

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The Northern Illinois-Iowa Conference was an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA Division III. Member institutions were located in the midwestern United States in the states of Illinois and Iowa. After the 2005-06 academic year, the NIIC merged with the Lake Michigan Conference to form a new league called the Northern Athletics Conference.

Members before dissolution[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined Current Conference
Aurora University Aurora, Illinois Spartans 1893 Private/Non-sectarian 3,326 1970? Northern (NAC)
Benedictine University Lisle, Illinois Eagles 1887 Private/Catholic 3,232 1969 Northern (NAC)
Clarke College Dubuque, Iowa Crusaders 1843 Private/Catholic 1,201 1988 Midwest Collegiate (MCC)
(NAIA)
Concordia University Chicago River Forest, Illinois Cougars 1864 Private/Lutheran Missouri Synod 1,900 1969 Northern (NAC)
Eureka College Eureka, Illinois Red Devils 1855 Private/Christian Church 680 1996 SLIAC
Rockford College Rockford, Illinois Regents 1847 Private/Non-sectarian 1,395 1969 Northern (NAC)

Former members[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined Left Current Conference
Dominican University River Forest, Illinois Stars 1901 Private/Catholic 3,205 1990? 2005 Northern (NAC)
George Williams College Williams Bay, Wisconsin ????? 1890 Private/Christian N/A 1970? 1971? Merged with Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois.
Judson College Elgin, Illinois Eagles 1963 Private/Christian 1,200 1973? 1996? Chicagoland (CCAC)
(NAIA)
Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, Illinois Tigers 1908 Private/Nazarene, Wesleyan 4,495 1974? 1996? Chicagoland (CCAC)
(NAIA)
Trinity International University Deerfield, Illinois Trojans 1897 Private/Christian 850 1969 1996? Chicagoland (CCAC)
(NAIA)