Central States Football League

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This article is about the NAIA athletic conference in Texas. For the Collegiate Sprint Football League, see Sprint Football.
Central States Football League
(CSFL)
Central States Football League logo
Established 2000
Association NAIA
Members 7
Sports fielded 1 (football) (men's: 1; women's: 0)
Region South Central United States
Headquarters Waco, Texas
Commissioner Tony Stigliano
Website centralstatesfootball.com
Locations
Central States Football League locations

The Central States Football League (CSFL) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NAIA. Member institutions are located in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Arizona and compete only in football. The conference was established in 2000 and its charter members included Haskell Indian Nations University, Langston University, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Southwestern Assemblies of God University, and Peru State College.

Member schools[edit]

The Central States Football League did not compete in the 2012 season.

Current members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Joined Primary
Conference
Arizona Christian University Phoenix, Arizona 1960 683 Firestorm 2015 Golden State
Bacone College Muskogee, Oklahoma 1880 900 Warriors 2002 Sooner
Langston University Langston, Oklahoma 1897 3,922 Lions 2000;
2007
Red River
Lyon College Batesville, Arkansas 1872 600 Scots 2015 American Midwest
Southwestern Assemblies of God University Waxahachie, Texas 1927 2,013 Lions 2000;
2003;
2008
Sooner
Texas College Tyler, Texas 1894 600 Steers 2004 Red River
Wayland Baptist University Plainview, Texas 1908 8,000 Pioneers 2013 Sooner

Alliance members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Joined Primary
Conference
Oklahoma Panhandle State University Goodwell, Oklahoma 1909 1,550 Aggies 2007 Heartland
(NCAA D-II)
  • Oklahoma Panhandle State — will join the NCAA D-II Lone Star Conference as a football affiliate member in 2016.

Future members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Joined Primary
Conference
Texas Wesleyan University Fort Worth, Texas 1890 2,647 Rams 2017 Sooner

Former members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Nickname Joined Left Current
Conference
Haskell Indian Nations University Lawrence, Kansas 1884 Fighting Indians 2000 2006 Independent
Lincoln University (MO) Jefferson City, Missouri 1866 Blue Tigers 2000 2001 Great Lakes Valley
(NCAA D-II)
Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alva, Oklahoma 1897 Rangers 2000 2012 Great American
(NCAA D-II)
Oklahoma Baptist University Shawnee, Oklahoma 1910 Bison 2013 2015 Great American
(NCAA D-II)
Peru State College Peru, Nebraska 1865 Bobcats 2000 2007 Heart of America
Southern Nazarene University Bethany, Oklahoma 1899 Crimson Storm 2004 2012 Great American
(NCAA D-II)
  • Haskell Indian Nations — dropped football in 2015.[1]

Membership timeline[edit]

 Full member   Alliance member 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football Dropped at Haskell University; Other Sports to Be Axed". Indian Country Today Media Network. Retrieved June 9, 2015. 

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