Red River Athletic Conference

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Red River Athletic Conference
Red River Athletic Conference logo
Established 1998
Association NAIA
Division Division I
Members 12
Sports fielded 13 (men's: 6; women's: 7)
Region South Central United States
Region VI of the NAIA
Headquarters Waco, Texas
Commissioner Tony Stigliano
Red River Athletic Conference locations

The Red River Athletic Conference is an affiliate of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The conference's 12 member institutions are located in Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.


The conference began competition in 1998 with 16 charter members.[1] The conference will be at 13 members when Louisiana State University at Alexandria joins in 2014.[2]


The Red River Athletic Conference sponsors championships in seven men's and eight women's sports.

Member schools[edit]

Current members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Joined
Bacone College Muskogee, Oklahoma 1880 Private/Baptist 1,000 Warriors 1998
Huston–Tillotson University Austin, Texas 1881 Private/Methodist, Church of Christ 800 Rams 1998
Jarvis Christian College Hawkins, Texas 1912 Private/Disciples of Christ 550 Bulldogs 1998
Langston University Langston, Oklahoma 1897 Public 4,000 Lions 1998
Louisiana State University at Alexandria Alexandria, Louisiana 1961 Public 2,233 Generals 2014
Louisiana State University in Shreveport Shreveport, Louisiana 1967 Public 4,200 Pilots 2010
Our Lady of the Lake University San Antonio, Texas 1895 Private/Catholic 2,660 Saints 2008
Paul Quinn College Dallas, Texas 1872 Private/A.M.E. Church 700 Tigers 1998
University of St. Thomas Houston, Texas 1947 Private/Catholic 3,300 Celts 2011
University of the Southwest Hobbs, New Mexico 1962 Private/non-denominational Christian 550 Mustangs 1998
Texas College Tyler, Texas 1894 Private/C.M.E. Church 800 Steers 1998
University of Texas at Brownsville Brownsville, Texas 1991 Public 17,300 Ocelots 1998
Wiley College Marshall, Texas 1873 Private/United Methodist Church 1,250 Wildcats 1998
  1. Departing member in red. UTB will combine Universities with UT PanAmerican to create UT Rio Grande Valley.[3]

Future members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment US News Ranking Endowment Joining Nickname Current Conference
University of Houston–Victoria[4] Victoria, Texas 1973 Public 3,174 not ranked N/A 2015-2016 Jaguars NAIA Independent

Former members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Joined Left Current Conference
Houston Baptist University Houston, Texas 1960 Private/Baptist 2,000 Huskies 1998 2007 Southland
(NCAA Division I)
Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alva, Oklahoma 1897 Public 2,233 Rangers 1998 2002 Great American
(NCAA Division II)
Northwood University Cedar Hill, Texas 1966 Private/non-sectarian 1,500 Knights 1998 2013 Sooner (SAC)
Southwestern Assemblies of God University Waxahachie, Texas 1927 Private/Assemblies of God USA 2,000 Lions 1998 2013 Sooner (SAC)
Southwestern Adventist University Keene, Texas 1893 Private 807 Knights 1998 2002 dropped athletics
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Chickasha, Oklahoma 1908 Public 1,400 Drovers 1998 2000 Sooner (SAC)
Texas A&M International University Laredo, Texas 1969 Public 4,298 Dustdevils 1998 2006 Heartland Conference
(NCAA Division II)
University of Texas of the Permian Basin Odessa, Texas 1973 Public 3,600 Falcons 1998 2006 Heartland Conference
(NCAA Division II)
Texas Wesleyan University Fort Worth, Texas 1890 Private/United Methodist Church 3,350 Rams 2001 2013 Sooner (SAC)


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