River States Conference
|River States Conference|
|Division||Division I Division II|
|Commissioner||Scott McClure (since July 1, 2015)|
The River States Conference (RSC), formerly known as Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC), is a collegiate athletic conference with membership in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Although it was historically a Kentucky-only conference, it has now expanded to include members in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, and at various times in the past has also had members in Missouri, Tennessee, and Virginia.
In March 2016, the KIAC announced it would change its name to the River States Conference, effective July 1, 2016, to better reflect its membership, which has expanded beyond Kentucky and now includes members in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia.
|Alice Lloyd College||Pippa Passes, Kentucky||1923||600||Eagles||1983;|
|Asbury University||Wilmore, Kentucky||1890||1,300||Eagles||1971|
|Brescia University||Owensboro, Kentucky||1950||1,100||Bearcats||1984|
|Carlow University||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||1929||2,400||Celtics||2012|
|Cincinnati Christian University||Cincinnati, Ohio||1924||1,100||Eagles||2008|
|Indiana University East||Richmond, Indiana||1971||2,700||Red Wolves||2007|
|Indiana University Kokomo||Kokomo, Indiana||1945||3,719||Cougars||2013|
|Indiana University Southeast||New Albany, Indiana||1941||6,840||Grenadiers||1994|
|Midway University||Midway, Kentucky||1847||1,800||Eagles||1991[b]|
|Ohio Christian University||Circleville, Ohio||1948||3,300||Trailblazers||2015|
|Point Park University||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||1960||3,376||Pioneers||2012|
|University of Rio Grande||Rio Grande, Ohio||1876||1,893||RedStorm||1964;|
|West Virginia University Institute of Technology||Beckley, West Virginia||1895||2,252||Golden Bears||2015|
- Alice Lloyd left the KIAC in 1992 and rejoined in 2005.
- Midway was a women's college until 2016. The school began sponsoring men's sports in 2017.
- Rio Grande left the KIAC in 1971 and rejoined in 2004.
- School name reflects that used during conference membership; known as Bellarmine University since 2000.
- School name reflects that used during conference membership; known as Campbellsville University since 1996.
- School name reflects that used during conference membership; known as University of Virginia's College at Wise (UVA–Wise) since 1999.
- UVA–Wise will join the South Atlantic Conference, also in NCAA Division II, in 2019.
- School name reflects that used during conference membership; known as University of the Cumberlands since 2005.
- Nickname reflects that used during conference membership; changed to Patriots in 2002.
- Kentucky Wesleyan moved to its current campus in Owensboro, Kentucky in 1956.
- Mountain State competed as an independent in men's basketball during its tenure in the conference.
- Thomas More will rejoin the NAIA in 2019 as a member of the Mid-South Conference.
The River States Conference currently fields 15 sports (7 men's and 8 women's):
|Track & Field Outdoor|
- "Midway University Trustees vote to accept men into its daytime undergraduate programs" (Press release). Midway University. May 16, 2016. Retrieved April 11, 2017.