Heartland Collegiate Conference

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The Heartland Collegiate Conference (HCC) was a football-only intercollegiate athletic conference that evolved out of the Indiana Collegiate Conference (ICC) and competed between 1978 and 1989. Originally comprising the football-playing arm of the ICC, the HCC became its own separate entity after the ICC was dissolved in 1979. The HCC continued for ten more seasons before its own collapse in 1989. When formed in 1978, the conference had members in the states of Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky.


Membership of the conference when it was formed in 1978.[1]

Institution Location Nickname Founded Joined Left Conference
Ashland College Ashland, Ohio Eagles 1878 1978 1990 MIFC
Butler Indianapolis, Indiana Bulldogs 1855 1978 1990 MIFC
Evansville Evansville, Indiana Purple Aces 1854 1978
Franklin College Franklin, Indiana Grizzlies 1834 1978
Georgetown College Georgetown, Kentucky Tigers 1829 1978
Indiana Central Indianapolis, Indiana Greyhounds 1902 1978 1990 MIFC
Saint Joseph's Rensselaer, Indiana Pumas 1889 1978 1990 MIFC
Valparaiso Valparaiso, Indiana Crusaders 1859 1978 1990 MIFC



See also[edit]


  1. ^ UPI (June 2, 1978). "ICC Expands, Changes Name to Heartland"Paid subscription required. The Star Press. Muncie, Indiana. Retrieved February 15, 2017 – via newspapers.com. 
  2. ^ Chappell, Mike (March 28, 1990). "Veteran Butler assistant Bartolomeo will head Bulldog football program"Paid subscription required. The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved February 15, 2017 – via newspapers.com. 
  3. ^ Young, Clarence (December 8, 1978). "Clarence's Corner"Paid subscription required. The Call-Leader. Elwood, Indiana. Retrieved February 15, 2017 – via newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ Heartland Collegiate Conference, College Football Data Warehouse, retrieved September 27, 2016.