Sooner Athletic Conference
|Sooner Athletic Conference
|Sports fielded||15 (men's: 7; women's: 8)|
|Region||South Central United States
Region VI of the NAIA
|Headquarters||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma|
The Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) is an affiliate of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Its 10 member institutions are located in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
The conference has a rich basketball tradition. Member schools have won the men's NAIA tournament 10 times. Member Oklahoma Baptist won in 1966, before the formation of the SAC, and in 2010, Oklahoma City won in 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2007, and 2008, USAO won in 2002 and John Brown in 2005. Member schools have won the women's NAIA tournament 12 times. Southern Nazarene has won 7 times, in 1989, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2003, and 2004, and Oklahoma City has won 5 times, in 1988, 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002.
|John Brown University||Siloam Springs, Arkansas||1919||2,078||Golden Eagles||1980;
|Mid-America Christian University||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma||1953||764||Evangels||2007|
|Oklahoma Baptist University||Shawnee, Oklahoma||1910||1,700||Bison||1978|
|Oklahoma City University||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma||1904||3,688||Stars||1986|
|St. Gregory's University||Shawnee, Oklahoma||1875||500||Cavaliers||1999|
|University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma||Chickasha, Oklahoma||1908||1,400||Drovers||1978;
|Southwestern Assemblies of God University||Waxahachie, Texas||1927||2,013||Lions||2013|
|Southwestern Christian University||Bethany, Oklahoma||1946||673||Eagles||2013|
|Texas Wesleyan University||Fort Worth, Texas||1890||3,378||Rams||2013|
|Wayland Baptist University||Plainview, Texas||1908||1,124||Pioneers||1994|
- John Brown — left the SAC in 1983, and re-joined in 1995.
- Oklahoma Baptist — will join the NCAA D-II Great American Conference in 2015.
- USAO — left the SAC in 1994, and re-joined in 2000.
|Bacone College||Muskogee, Oklahoma||1880||1,000||Warriors||2015|
|Lubbock Christian University||Lubbock, Texas||1957||Chaparrals||1994||2013||Heartland
|Northwestern Oklahoma State University||Alva, Oklahoma||1897||Rangers||2002||2012||Great American
|Northwood University||Cedar Hill, Texas||1966||Knights||2013||2014||Dropped sports|
|Oklahoma Christian University||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma||1950||Eagles||1978||2012||Heartland
|Phillips University||Enid, Oklahoma||1906||Haymakers||1978||1998||Closed in 1998|
|Rogers State University||Claremore, Oklahoma||1909||Hillcats||2007||2013||Heartland
|Southern Nazarene University||Bethany, Oklahoma||1899||Crimson Storm||1978||2012||Great American
Full member (non-football)
- "NAIA DIVISION I MEN’S BASKETBALL" (PDF). The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved 2009-03-06.
- "NCAA admits Oklahoma Baptist into membership process". Tulsa World. July 11, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
- "Bacone to join SAC in 2015". Sooner Athletic Conference. October 2, 2014. Retrieved October 3, 2014.