UIS Prairie Stars

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UIS Prairie Stars
University University of Illinois at Springfield
Conference GLVC (East Division)
NCAA Division II
Athletic director Kim Pate
Location Springfield, Illinois
Varsity teams 14
Basketball arena The Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC)
Baseball stadium UIS Baseball Field
Soccer stadium Kiwanis Stadium
Other arenas UIS Cross Country Course
Nickname Prairie Stars
Colors Navy, Vegas Gold, and White[1]
Website uisprairiestars.com

The UIS Prairie Stars (also Illinois–Springfield Prairie Stars and formerly Sangamon State) are the athletic teams that represent the University of Illinois at Springfield, located in Springfield, Illinois, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Prairie Stars compete as members of the East Division of the Great Lakes Valley Conference. UIS joined the GLVC in October 2008, and earned full Division II membership in August 2010.

Prior to joining the NCAA, UIS was a member of the American Midwest Conference (AMC) of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

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While a member of the NAIA, the Prairie Stars won the NAIA national men's soccer championship in 1986, 1988, and 1993 and were runner-up in 1998.[2]


  1. ^ "UIS Sports Information". Retrieved 2017-01-15. 
  2. ^ "NAIA Men's Soccer Championship Results" (PDF). NAIA. NAIA Honors.com. Retrieved January 30, 2016. 

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