List of NAIA football programs

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Map of NAIA Football Institutions

This is a list of schools in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) that have football as a varsity sport.[1]

NAIA football programs[edit]

School Nickname City State Conference Primary Conference Note
Arizona Christian University Firestorm Phoenix Arizona Independent Golden State Athletic Conference [FB 1]
Ave Maria University Gyrenes Naples Florida The Sun Conference
Avila University Eagles Kansas City Missouri Heart of America Athletic Conference
Bacone College Warriors Muskogee Oklahoma Central States Football League Red River Athletic Conference
Baker University Wildcats Baldwin City Kansas Heart of America Athletic Conference
Belhaven University Blazers Jackson Mississippi Mid-South Conference Southern States Athletic Conference [FB 2]
Benedictine College Ravens Atchison Kansas Heart of America Athletic Conference
Bethany College Terrible Swedes Lindsbord Kansas Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Bethel University Wildcats McKenzie Tennessee Mid-South Conference Southern States Athletic Conference
Bethel College Threshers Newton Kansas Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Bluefield College Rams Bluefield Virginia Mid-South Conference Appalachian Athletic Conference
Briar Cliff University Chargers Sioux City Iowa Great Plains Athletic Conference
Campbellsville University Tigers Campbellsville Kentucky Mid-South Conference
Carroll College Fighting Saints Helena Montana Frontier Conference
Central Methodist University Eagles Fayette Missouri Heart of America Athletic Conference
Concordia University–Michigan Cardinals Ann Arbor Michigan Mid-States Football Association Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference
Concordia University–Nebraska Bulldogs Seward Nebraska Great Plains Athletic Conference
Culver–Stockton College Wildcats Canton Missouri Heart of America Athletic Conference
Cumberland University Bulldogs Lebanon Tennessee Mid-South Conference
University of the Cumberlands Patriots Williamsburg Kentucky Mid-South Conference
Dakota State University Trojans Madison South Dakota North Star Athletic Association
Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers Mitchell South Dakota Great Plains Athletic Conference
Dickinson State University Blue Hawks Dickinson North Dakota Frontier Conference
Doane College Tigers Crete Nebraska Great Plains Athletic Conference
Dordt College Defenders Sioux Center Iowa Great Plains Athletic Conference
Eastern Oregon University Mountaineers La Grande Oregon Frontier Conference Cascade Collegiate Conference
Edward Waters College Tigers Jacksonville Florida The Sun Conference Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
Evangel University Crusaders Springfield Missouri Heart of America Athletic Conference
Faulkner University Eagles Montgomery Alabama Mid-South Conference Southern States Athletic Conference
Friends University Falcons Wichita Kansas Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Georgetown College Tigers Georgetown Kentucky Mid-South Conference
Graceland University Yellowjackets Lamoni Iowa Heart of America Athletic Conference
Grand View University Vikings Des Moines Iowa Mid-States Football Association Midwest Collegiate Conference [FB 3]
Haskell Indian Nations University Fighting Indians Lawrence Kansas Independent Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference
Hastings College Broncos Hastings Nebraska Great Plains Athletic Conference
College of Idaho Coyotes Caldwell Idaho Frontier Conference Cascade Collegiate Conference
University of Jamestown Jimmies Jamestown North Dakota North Star Athletic Association
Kansas Wesleyan University Coyotes Salina Kansas Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Kentucky Christian University Knights Grayson Kentucky Mid-South Conference Independent
Langston University Lions Langston Oklahoma Central States Football League Red River Athletic Conference
Lindenwood University – Belleville Lynx Belleville Illinois Independent American Midwest Conference [FB 4]
Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raiders Columbia Kentucky Mid-South Conference
Marian University Knights Indianapolis Indiana Mid-States Football Association Crossroads League
Mayville State University Comets Mayville North Dakota North Star Athletic Association
McPherson College Bulldogs McPherson Kansas Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Menlo College Oaks Atherton California Independent California Pacific Conference
MidAmerica Nazarene University Pioneers Olathe Kansas Heart of America Athletic Conference
Midland University Warriors Fremont Nebraska Great Plains Athletic Conference
Missouri Baptist University Spartans St. Louis Missouri Independent American Midwest Conference [FB 5]
Missouri Valley College Vikings Marshall Missouri Heart of America Athletic Conference
Montana State University–Northern Lights Havre Montana Frontier Conference
Montana Tech of the University of Montana Orediggers Butte Montana Frontier Conference
University of Montana Western Bulldogs Dillon Montana Frontier Conference
Morningside College Mustangs Sioux City Iowa Great Plains Athletic Conference
Nebraska Wesleyan University Prairie Wolves Lincoln Nebraska Great Plains Athletic Conference
Northwestern College Red Raiders Orange City Iowa Great Plains Athletic Conference
Oklahoma Baptist University Bison Shawnee Oklahoma Central States Football League Sooner Athletic Conference [FB 6]
Olivet Nazarene University Tigers Bourbonnais Illinois Mid-States Football Association Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Ottawa University Braves Ottawa Kansas Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Peru State College Bobcats Peru Nebraska Heart of America Athletic Conference
University of Pikeville Bears Pikeville Kentucky Mid-South Conference
Point University Skyhawks East Point Georgia The Sun Conference Appalachian Athletic Conference
Presentation College Saints Aberdeen South Dakota North Star Athletic Association
Reinhardt University Eagles Waleska Georgia Mid-South Conference Appalachian Athletic Conference
Robert Morris University Eagles Chicago Illinois Mid-States Football Association Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain College Battlin' Bears Billings Montana Frontier Conference
St. Ambrose University Fighting Bees Davenport Iowa Mid-States Football Association Midwest Collegiate Conference
University of St. Francis (IL) Fighting Saints Joliet Illinois Mid-States Football Association Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
University of Saint Francis (IN) Cougars Fort Wayne Indiana Mid-States Football Association Crossroads League
University of Saint Mary Spires Leavenworth Kansas Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Saint Xavier University Cougars Chicago Illinois Mid-States Football Association Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Siena Heights University Saints Adrian Michigan Mid-States Football Association Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference
Southeastern University Fire Lakeland Florida The Sun Conference
Southern Oregon University Raiders Ashland Oregon Frontier Conference Cascade Collegiate Conference
Southwestern Assemblies of God University Lions Waxahachie Texas Central States Football League Sooner Athletic Conference
Southwestern College Moundbuilders Winfield Kansas Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Sterling College Warriors Sterling Kansas Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Tabor College Bluejays Hillsboro Kansas Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Taylor University Trojans Upland Indiana Mid-States Football Association Crossroads League
Texas College Steers Tyler Texas Central States Football League Red River Athletic Conference
Trinity International University Trojans Deerfield Illinois Mid-States Football Association Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Union College Bulldogs Barbourville Kentucky Mid-South Conference Appalachian Athletic Conference
Valley City State University Vikings Valley City North Dakota North Star Athletic Association
Waldorf College Warriors Forest City Iowa North Star Athletic Association Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference
Warner University Royals Lake Wales Florida The Sun Conference
Wayland Baptist University Pioneers Plainview Texas Central States Football League Sooner Athletic Conference
Webber International University Warriors Babson Park Florida The Sun Conference
William Penn University Statesmen Oskaloosa Iowa Mid-States Football Association Midwest Collegiate Conference [FB 7]
Notes
  1. ^ Arizona Christian — Football will join the Central States Football League in 2015.
  2. ^ Belhaven — Will join the NCAA D-III American Southwest Conference in 2015.
  3. ^ Grand View — Will join the Heart of America Athletic Conference in 2015.
  4. ^ Lindenwood–Belleville — Football will join the Mid-States Football Association in 2015.
  5. ^ Missouri Baptist — Football will join the Mid-States Football Association in 2015.
  6. ^ Oklahoma Baptist — Will join the NCAA D-II Great American Conference in 2015.
  7. ^ William Penn — Will join the Heart of America Athletic Conference in 2015.

Future NAIA football programs[edit]

School Nickname City State Conference Primary Conference Begins
Play
Lyon College Scots Batesville Arkansas Central States Football League American Midwest Conference 2015
Davenport University Panthers Grand Rapids Michigan TBA Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference 2016
Clarke University Crusaders Dubuque Iowa TBA TBA 2018
Cincinnati Christian University Eagles Cincinnati Ohio TBA Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 2016

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football Qualification Plan 2009" (PDF). NAIA. Retrieved 2010-05-25.