River States Conference
|River States Conference
|Sports fielded||15 (men's: 7; women's: 8)|
|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||750||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|
|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||Montgomery, West Virginia||1895||2,252||Golden Bears||2015|
- Alice Lloyd — left the KIAC in 1992, and re-joined in 2005.
- Midway — former women's college; became coed in 2016, but will not start sponsoring men's sports until 2017–18.
- Rio Grande — left the KIAC in 1971, and re-joined in 2014.
- Clinch Valley College — school name reflects that used during conference membership, now known as University of Virginia's College at Wise.
- Kentucky Wesleyan College — moved to its current site in Owensboro, Kentucky in 1955.
- Mountain State — basketball (M) competed as an Independent.
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.