Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association (TIAA) was the name of two different Texas-based college sports association that operated from 1909 to 1932 and then from 1976 to 1997. From 1976 till its dissolution, it was an NCAA-affiliated Division III college athletic association.

Early incarnation[edit]

Originally founded in 1909 by Southwestern University, Austin College, Texas Christian University, Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor University and Trinity University the TIAA had a changing set of members that spun off into the Southwest Conference, Lone Star Conference and the Texas Conference. The league had been formed to rid college athletics of objectionable elements like gambling and place them entirely under the control of the schools. At first the league worked well, but soon the disparity in the sizes of the schools became an issue. The large state schools, with bigger stadiums and crowds, began to refuse to travel to the smaller schools and insisted on playing that at home.[1]

This battle between the large and small schools led to the first big change in 1914, when Texas, A&M, Baylor and Southwestern left to form the Southwest Conference, with some considering themselves to be members of both. After two seasons, Southwestern left the Southwest conference and returned to the TIAA. The conferences became completely separate in 1917. In 1922, TIAA expanded by including North Texas.[2] In 1923, TCU left to join the Southwest Conference and in 1924, Rice followed suit.

In 1925 the TIAA was split between members who wanted to allow freshmen and transfers to play and schools that did not. This fault line also separated the teachers colleges that had joined over the years and the church-sponsored schools that had been founders. In May 1925 those that wanted to allow them to play, Trinity, Simmons, Austin College, Howard Payne, Southwestern and Daniel Baker left to form the Texas Conference, but they agreed to play out the fall 1925 football season within the TIAA. Play within the Texas Conference began with the 1926 basketball season. The five departing schools were all church supported and agreed to ally themselves "along denominational lines."[2]

By 1930, the TIAA had expanded back to 11 members. This included teachers colleges such as Sul Ross, West Texas, East Texas, North Texas, Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin, and Southwest Texas as well as Abilene Christian College, Daniel Baker, Texas A&I and McMurry. But in May 1931, five TIAA schools joined together together to form the Lone Star Conference. These were Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin, East Texas, Southwest Texas and North Texas. [3][2] As a result, the conference was dissolved in 1932. Many of the members became independents and eventually wound up in the short-lived Alamo Conference.

Description and members[edit]

Members over the years have included, but not been limited to Rice University, Howard Payne University, TCU, Southwestern University, Austin College, Trinity University, Hardin-Simmons University, SMU, Daniel Baker College, The University of Texas, Southwest Texas State, Sam Houston State, Texas A&M, Baylor, North Texas State and Stephen F. Austin State University.

When the association dissolved in 1997, most of the teams joined the newly formed American Southwest Conference which included teams from other states.

At the time of its dissolution it consisted of:[4]

Championships[edit]

Baseball[edit]

  • 1988 Sul Ross State
  • 1989 Tarleton State
  • 1990 Sul Ross State
  • 1991 Tarleton State
  • 1992 Howard Payne
  • 1993 Howard Payne
  • 1994 Howard Payne
  • 1995 Hardin-Simmons
  • 1996 Sul Ross State

Men's basketball[edit]

  • 1977 Tarleton State
  • 1978 McMurry
  • 1979 McMurry
  • 1980 McMurry
  • 1981 McMurry
  • 1982 McMurry
  • 1983 Lubbock Christian
  • 1984 McMurry/Tarleton State
  • 1985 McMurry
  • 1986 McMurry
  • 1987 McMurry
  • 1988 Howard Payne
  • 1989 Tarleton State
  • 1990 Tarleton State
  • 1991 Tarleton State
  • 1992 Howard Payne/Hardin-Simmons
  • 1993 Hardin-Simmons
  • 1994 McMurry
  • 1995 Howard Payne
  • 1996 Howard Payne/McMurry

Women's basketball[edit]

  • 1977 Tarleton State
  • 1978 Tarleton State
  • 1979 Tarleton State
  • 1980 Tarleton State
  • 1981 Tarleton State
  • 1982 Tarleton State/McMurry
  • 1983 Tarleton State
  • 1984 Tarleton State
  • 1985 Tarleton State/Sul Ross State
  • 1986 Tarleton State
  • 1987 Sul Ross State
  • 1988 Tarleton State
  • 1989 Tarleton State
  • 1990 Howard Payne
  • 1991 Tarleton State
  • 1992 Sul Ross State
  • 1993 Hardin-Simmons
  • 1994 Hardin-Simmons/Howard Payne
  • 1995 Hardin-Simmons/Howard Payne/Sul Ross State
  • 1996 Hardin-Simmons

Football[edit]

Early incarnation

  • 1924 Howard Payne
  • 1925 Southwestern
  • 1926 Daniel Baker
  • 1927 McMurry College
  • 1928 Daniel Baker
  • 1929 No Championship
  • 1930 Sam Houston State Teachers College
  • 1931 North Texas State Teachers College

Later incarnation

  • 1976 Trinity
  • 1977 Tarleton State
  • 1978 Tarleton State
  • 1979 Austin College
  • 1980 McMurry
  • 1981 Austin College/Sul Ross State
  • 1982 Sul Ross State
  • 1983 McMurry/Sul Ross State
  • 1984 Austin College
  • 1985 Austin College/Sul Ross State
  • 1986 Tarleton State
  • 1987 Tarleton State
  • 1988 Austin College
  • 1989 Tarleton State/Howard Payne
  • 1990 Tarleton State
  • 1991 Midwestern State
  • 1992 Howard Payne
  • 1993 Hardin-Simmons
  • 1994 Hardin-Simmons/Midwestern State/Howard Payne
  • 1995 Howard Payne/Hardin-Simmons

Men's golf[edit]

  • 1977 McMurry
  • 1978 Trinity
  • 1979 McMurry
  • 1980 McMurry
  • 1981 McMurry
  • 1982 McMurry
  • 1983 McMurry
  • 1984 Tarleton State
  • 1985 Sul Ross State
  • 1986 McMurry
  • 1987 McMurry
  • 1988 Howard Payne
  • 1989 Howard Payne
  • 1990 Tarleton State
  • 1991 Tarleton State
  • 1992 Midwestern State
  • 1993 Hardin-Simmons
  • 1994 McMurry
  • 1995 McMurry
  • 1996 McMurry

Men's tennis[edit]

  • 1980 Sul Ross State
  • 1981 Sul Ross State
  • 1982 Sul Ross State
  • 1983 Sul Ross State
  • 1984 Austin College
  • 1985 Sul Ross State
  • 1986 Austin College
  • 1987 McMurry
  • 1988 Sul Ross State
  • 1989 Tarleton State
  • 1990 Tarleton State
  • 1991 Tarleton State/Howard Payne
  • 1992 Tarleton State
  • 1993 Hardin-Simmons
  • 1994 Hardin-Simmons
  • 1995 Hardin-Simmons
  • 1996 Hardin-Simmons

Women's tennis[edit]

  • 1980 Sul Ross State
  • 1981 Sul Ross State
  • 1982 Sul Ross State
  • 1983 Sul Ross State
  • 1984 Austin College
  • 1985 Sul Ross State
  • 1986 Austin College
  • 1987 McMurry
  • 1988 Sul Ross State
  • 1989 Tarleton State
  • 1990 Tarleton State
  • 1991 Tarleton State/Howard Payne
  • 1992 Sul Ross State
  • 1993 Hardin-Simmons
  • 1994 Hardin-Simmons
  • 1995 Hardin-Simmons
  • 1996 Howard Payne

Men's track & field[edit]

  • 1977 Tarleton State
  • 1978 Tarleton State
  • 1979 Tarleton State
  • 1980 Tarleton State
  • 1981 Tarleton State
  • 1982 Tarleton State
  • 1983 Tarleton State
  • 1984 McMurry
  • 1985 McMurry
  • 1986 Tarleton State
  • 1987 Tarleton State
  • 1988 Tarleton State
  • 1989 Tarleton State
  • 1990 Tarleton State
  • 1991 Tarleton State
  • 1992 Howard Payne
  • 1993 Howard Payne
  • 1994 Howard Payne
  • 1995 Howard Payne
  • 1996 Howard Payne

Women's track & field[edit]

  • 1977 Tarleton State
  • 1978 Tarleton State
  • 1979 Tarleton State
  • 1980 Sul Ross State
  • 1981 Tarleton State
  • 1982 Tarleton State
  • 1983 Tarleton State
  • 1984 Tarleton State
  • 1985 Tarleton State
  • 1986 Tarleton State
  • 1987 Tarleton State
  • 1988 Tarleton State
  • 1989 Tarleton State
  • 1990 Tarleton State
  • 1991 Tarleton State
  • 1992 Howard Payne
  • 1993 Howard Payne
  • 1994 Howard Payne
  • 1995 Howard Payne
  • 1996 Howard Payne

Volleyball[edit]

  • 1976 Sul Ross State
  • 1977 Sul Ross State
  • 1978 Tarleton State
  • 1979 Sul Ross State
  • 1980 Sul Ross State
  • 1981 Sul Ross State
  • 1982 Sul Ross State
  • 1983 Tarleton State
  • 1984 Sul Ross State
  • 1985 Sul Ross State
  • 1986 Sul Ross State
  • 1987 Howard Payne
  • 1988 Tarleton State/Howard Payne
  • 1989 Howard Payne
  • 1990 Howard Payne
  • 1991 Sul Ross State
  • 1992 Howard Payne
  • 1993 Midwestern State
  • 1994 Howard Payne
  • 1995 Howard Payne

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Original Conference Call". magazine.tcu.edu. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c Rogers, James Lloyd (2002). The Story of North Texas: From Texas Normal College, 1890, to the University of North Texas System, 2001. University of North Texas Press. pp. 197–200. ISBN 1574411284. 
  3. ^ SOUTHWESTERN FOOTBALL Historical Review 1908-1950 (PDF). September 2000. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  4. ^ American Southwest Conference Chart of Champions - Retrieved December 17, 2007