Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

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For the defunct league that was also called the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, see Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association.
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
(SIAC)
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference logo
Established 1913
Association NCAA
Division Division II
Members 14
Sports fielded 13 (men's: 7; women's: 6)
Region Southeastern United States and Ohio
Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia
Commissioner Gregory Moore (since 2008)
Website www.thesiac.com
Locations
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference locations

The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) is a collegiate athletic conference consisting mostly of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), with all but one member located in the southern United States. Formed in 1913, the SIAC is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and competes in Division II. Only two charter members are still part of the conference--Clark Atlanta University (formerly Clark College) and Tuskegee University (one other charter member, Morehouse, briefly left before returning). Before 2014, all members had been southern HBCUs, but the SIAC's two newest members include its only non-HBCU, Spring Hill College (joining in 2014), and its only member outside the South, Central State University of Ohio (joining in 2015).

The U.S. Army's 24th Infantry Division teams competed as members of the SIAC from 1930 until 1935.

The SIAC leads all Division II conferences (nationwide) in football attendance.[1]

Member schools[edit]

Current members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Colors Joined
Albany State University Albany, Georgia 1903 4,176 Golden Rams           1969
Benedict College Columbia, South Carolina 1870 2,500 Tigers           1932
Central State University Wilberforce, Ohio 1887 2,798 Marauders & Lady Marauders           2015
Claflin University Orangeburg, South Carolina 1869 1,800 Panthers           2008
Clark Atlanta University Atlanta, Georgia 1865 4,000 Panthers           1913
Fort Valley State University Fort Valley, Georgia 1895 4,250 Wildcats           1941
Kentucky State University Frankfort, Kentucky 1886 2,341 Thorobreds & Thorobrettes           1997
Lane College Jackson, Tennessee 1882 2,000 Dragons           1929
LeMoyne–Owen College Memphis, Tennessee 1862 600 Magicians           1932
Miles College Fairfield, Alabama 1898 1,900 Golden Bears           1927
Morehouse College Atlanta, Georgia 1867 3,000 Maroon Tigers           1913
Paine College Augusta, Georgia 1882 900 Lions           1985
Spring Hill College Mobile, Alabama 1830 1,439 Badgers           2014
Tuskegee University Tuskegee, Alabama 1881 3,000 Golden Tigers           1913
  • Reclassifying member in yellow.
  • Morehouse College — men's institution, does not field women's sports.
  • Central State — football was an affiliate member from 2013–2015.

Former members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Nickname Joined Left Current
Conference
Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University Normal, Alabama 1875 Bulldogs & Lady Bulldogs 1947 1998 Southwestern Athletic
(NCAA D-I)
Alabama State University Montgomery, Alabama 1867 Hornets 1913 1976 Southwestern Athletic
(NCAA D-I)
Allen University Columbia, South Carolina 1870 Yellow Jackets 1947 1969 Independent
(NAIA D-I)
Atlanta University Atlanta, Georgia 1865 Panthers 1913 1929 Merged in 1988 with
Clark College
Bethune–Cookman University Daytona Beach, Florida 1904 Wildcats 1950 1979 Mid-Eastern Athletic
(NCAA D-I)
Edward Waters College Jacksonville, Florida 1866 Tigers 1930 1935 Gulf Coast
(NAIA D-I)
Fisk University Nashville, Tennessee 1866 Bulldogs 1913 1983 Independent
(NAIA D-I)
Florida A&M University Tallahassee, Florida 1887 Rattlers 1920 1979 Mid-Eastern Athletic
(NCAA D-I)
Jackson State University Jackson, Mississippi 1877 Tigers 1913 1914 Southwestern Athletic
(NCAA D-I)
Knoxville College Knoxville, Tennessee 1875 Bulldogs 1920 1990 Dropped sports
Morris Brown College Atlanta, Georgia 1881 Wolverines 1913 2000 Dropped sports
Rust College Holly Springs, Mississippi 1866 Bearcats 1978 1988 Independent
(NCAA D-III)
Savannah State University Savannah, Georgia 1890 Tigers 1969 2000 Mid-Eastern Athletic
(NCAA D-I)
South Carolina State University Orangeburg, South Carolina 1896 Bulldogs 1935 1971 Mid-Eastern Athletic
(NCAA D-I)
Stillman College Tuscaloosa, Alabama 1874 Tigers 1978 2016 Gulf Coast
(NAIA D-I)
Talladega College Talladega, Alabama 1867 Tornadoes 1913 1941 Gulf Coast
(NAIA D-I)
Tennessee State University Nashville, Tennessee 1912 Tigers 1920 1930 Ohio Valley
(NCAA D-I)
Xavier University of Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana 1925 Gold Rush & Gold Nuggets 1935 1960 Gulf Coast
(NAIA D-I)

Membership timeline[edit]

 Full member (all sports)   Full member (non-football)   Associate member (football-only)   Associate member (sport) 

Conference facilities[edit]

Old SIAC logo
School Football Basketball
Stadium Capacity Arena Capacity
Albany State Albany State University Coliseum
11,000
HPER Gym Complex
4,000
Benedict Charlie W. Johnson Stadium
11,000
Benjamin E. Mays Arena
3,500
Central State McPherson Stadium
7,000
Beacom/Lewis Gymnasium
N/A
Claflin
non-football school
Edward Tullis Arena
3,000
Clark Atlanta Panther Stadium
6,000
L.S. Epps Gym
1,800
Fort Valley State Wildcat Stadium
10,000
Health and Physical Education Complex
5,100
Kentucky State Alumni Field
5,000
William Exum HPER Center
2,750
Lane Rothrock Stadium
3,500
J.F. Lane Center
2,500
LeMoyne–Owen
non-football school
Bruce Hall
1,000
Miles Alumni Stadium
8,500
Knox-Windham Gym
2,000
Morehouse B. T. Harvey Stadium
9,850
Forbes Arena
6,000
Paine Lucy C. Laney Memorial Stadium
9,000
Randall Carter Gymnasium
1,200
Spring Hill
non-football school
Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center
2,000
Tuskegee Abbott Memorial Alumni Stadium
10,000
James Center Arena
5,000

Conference sports[edit]

A divisional format is used for baseball, basketball (M / W), football, softball, and volleyball.
East
  • Albany State
  • Benedict
  • Claflin
  • Clark Atlanta
  • Fort Valley State
  • Morehouse
  • Paine
West
  • Central State
  • Kentucky State
  • Lane
  • LeMoyne–Owen
  • Miles
  • Spring Hill
  • Tuskegee
Conference sports
Sport Men's Women's
Baseball Green tickY
Basketball Green tickY Green tickY
Cross Country Green tickY Green tickY
Football Green tickY
Golf Green tickY
Softball Green tickY
Tennis Green tickY Green tickY
Track & Field Outdoor Green tickY Green tickY
Volleyball Green tickY

Men's sponsored sports by school[edit]

School Baseball Basketball Cross
Country
Football Golf Tennis Track
& Field
Outdoor
Total
SIAC
Sports
Albany State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Benedict Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
Central State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 4
Claflin Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 4
Clark Atlanta Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 4
Fort Valley State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Kentucky State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Lane Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
LeMoyne–Owen Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Miles Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Morehouse Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
Paine Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Spring Hill Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Tuskegee Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Totals 12 14 14 10 8 7 11 76

Women's sponsored sports by school[edit]

School Basketball Cross
Country
Softball Tennis Track
& Field
Outdoor
Volleyball Total
SIAC
Sports
Albany State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Benedict Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Central State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 4
Claflin Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Clark Atlanta Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Fort Valley State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Kentucky State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Lane Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
LeMoyne–Owen Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Miles Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Paine Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Spring Hill Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Tuskegee Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Totals 13 13 12 8 12 13 71

Other sponsored sports by school[edit]

School Men Women
Soccer Track
& Field
Indoor
Beach
Volleyball
Golf Soccer Track
& Field
Indoor
Benedict IND IND
Central State IND IND
Claflin IND IND
Kentucky State IND IND
Spring Hill GSC IND GSC GSC
  • — D-I sport
  • Albany State (IND) — Soccer (W) begins play in 2017.[2]

Championships[edit]

Commissioner's All-Sports[edit]

Men's sports[edit]

Year Football Cross
Country
Basketball
(Season)
Basketball
(Tournament)
Track
& Field
Indoor
Baseball Tennis Track
& Field
Outdoor
Golf
1965–66 Alabama State Morehouse
1966–67 Alabama State Tuskegee
1967–68 Tuskegee Morehouse Bethune-Cookman South Carolina State
1968–69 Tuskegee Tuskegee Fort Valley State Tuskegee Tuskegee
1969–70 Tuskegee Fisk Savannah State Alabama A&M
1970–71 Fort Valley State Fisk Alabama State South Carolina State
1971–72 Fort Valley State Fisk Alabama State Alabama State Albany State
1972–73 Fort Valley State Tuskegee Albany State Tuskegee Albany State
1973–74 Fisk Tuskegee Fisk Bethune-Cookman Albany State
1974–75 Clark Atlanta Tuskegee Alabama A&M Fisk Albany State
1975–76 Fisk Tuskegee Alabama A&M Bethune-Cookman Albany State
1976–77 Fort Valley State Albany State Florida A&M Bethune-Cookman Albany State
1977–78 Knoxville Albany State Florida A&M Florida A&M Albany State
1978–79 Florida A&M Tuskegee Tuskegee
1979–80 Alabama A&M Albany State Bethune-Cookman Tuskegee Albany State
1980–81 Morris Brown Albany State Morehouse Tuskegee Albany State
1981–82 Alabama A&M
Fort Valley State
Albany State Morris Brown Tuskegee Albany State
1982–83 Fort Valley State Albany State Albany State Tuskegee Albany State
1983–84 Fort Valley State Albany State Albany State Tuskegee Albany State
1984–85 Albany State Albany State Albany State Tuskegee Albany State
1985–86 Albany State
Fort Valley State
Albany State Alabama A&M Tuskegee Albany State
1986–87 Albany State Albany State Alabama A&M Tuskegee Albany State
1987–88 Alabama A&M
Tuskegee
Alabama A&M Alabama A&M Benedict
1988–89 Alabama A&M
Albany State
Alabama A&M Alabama A&M Tuskegee
1989–90 Alabama A&M Alabama A&M Morehouse Paine
1990–91 Alabama A&M Alabama A&M Morehouse Albany State
1991–92 Alabama A&M
Clark Atlanta
Fort Valley State
Morehouse
Tuskegee
Morehouse Albany State Savannah State
1992–93 Fort Valley State Alabama A&M Alabama A&M Alabama A&M
1993–94 Albany State Alabama A&M Paine Albany State
1994–95 Albany State Alabama A&M Alabama A&M Savannah State
1995–96 Albany State Morehouse Alabama A&M Savannah State Morehouse
1996–97 Albany State Morehouse Albany State Savannah State Morehouse
1997–98 Albany State Morehouse Fort Valley State Fort Valley State Savannah State Morehouse
1998–99 Tuskegee Morehouse Paine Savannah State Morehouse
1999–00 Fort Valley State
Tuskegee
Morehouse LeMoyne–Owen Paine Morehouse
2000–01 Tuskegee Morehouse Kentucky State Albany State Morehouse
2001–02 Fort Valley State
Morehouse
Tuskegee
Morehouse Paine Albany State Morehouse Morehouse
2002–03 Tuskegee Morehouse Morehouse Albany State Albany State
2003–04 Albany State Morehouse Benedict Benedict Albany State Tuskegee Albany State
2004–05 Albany State Morehouse Lane Paine Albany State Albany State
2005–06 Albany State Morehouse Benedict Stillman Albany State Morehouse Morehouse
2006–07 Albany State
Tuskegee
Morehouse Benedict Albany State Stillman Morehouse Morehouse
2007–08 Tuskegee Morehouse Benedict Benedict Stillman Tuskegee Morehouse
2008–09 Tuskegee Benedict Claflin LeMoyne–Owen Stillman Morehouse Morehouse Morehouse
2009–10 Tuskegee Morehouse Clark Atlanta Tuskegee Albany State Morehouse Morehouse Morehouse
2010–11 Albany State Morehouse Benedict Clark Atlanta Stillman Morehouse Morehouse Morehouse
2011–12 Miles Morehouse Tuskegee Benedict Stillman Fort Valley State Morehouse Paine
2012–13 Tuskegee Morehouse Benedict Stillman Stillman Morehouse
2013–14 Albany State Morehouse Tuskegee Stillman Stillman Albany State Kentucky State
2014–15 Tuskegee Morehouse Benedict Albany State Benedict Morehouse Benedict
2015–16 Miles Benedict
2016-17 Fort Valley State
  • Golf returned as a conference sport in 2008. The first SIAC Intercollegiate Golf Championship was held at Tuskegee in 1938. The SIAC stopped Golf as a sport due to World War II but restarted in 1947 as an official conference sport until 1980 when golf was discontinued.

Women's sports[edit]

Year Volleyball Cross
Country
Basketball
(Season)
Basketball
(Tournament)
Track
& Field
Indoor
Softball Tennis Track
& Field
Outdoor
1965–66 No Tournament
1966–67 No Tournament
1967–68 No Tournament
1968–69 No Tournament
1969–70 No Tournament
1970–71 No Tournament
1971–72 No Tournament
1972–73 No Tournament Tuskegee
1973–74 No Tournament
1974–75 No Tournament
1975–76 No Tournament
1976–77 No Tournament Tuskegee
1977–78 No Tournament Tuskegee Tuskegee
1978–79 Tuskegee Tuskegee Tuskegee
1979–80 Albany State
1980–81 Albany State
1981–82 Clark Atlanta Tuskegee
1982–83 Tuskegee Tuskegee
1983–84 Alabama A&M Alabama A&M Tuskegee
1984–85 Clark Atlanta Tuskegee
1985–86 Clark Atlanta Tuskegee
1986–87 Albany State
1987–88 Fort Valley State
1988–89 Albany State
1989–90 Albany State
1990–91 Alabama A&M
1991–92 Fort Valley State
1992–93 Fort Valley State
1993–94 LeMoyne–Owen
1994–95 Fort Valley State
1995–96 Albany State
1996–97 Kentucky State
1997–98 Albany State Albany State
1998–99 Clark Atlanta Albany State
1999–00 Fort Valley State Albany State
2000–01 Fort Valley State Tuskegee
2001–02 Albany State Fort Valley State
2002–03 Albany State Fort Valley State Clark Atlanta Albany State
2003–04 Albany State Benedict Clark Atlanta Albany State
2004–05 Albany State Paine Tuskegee Albany State
2005–06 Albany State Paine Albany State
2006–07 Albany State Benedict Albany State Clark Atlanta Albany State
2007–08 Albany State Tuskegee Tuskegee Albany State Albany State
2008–09 Albany State Fort Valley State Fort Valley State Miles Tuskegee
2009–10 Albany State Clark Atlanta Fort Valley State Benedict Albany State Albany State Fort Valley State
2010–11 Kentucky State Albany State Fort Valley State Fort Valley State Fort Valley State Clark Atlanta Albany State
2011–12 Kentucky State Clark Atlanta Fort Valley State Fort Valley State Miles Tuskegee Albany State
2012–13 Clark Atlanta Albany State Clark Atlanta Albany State Stillman Benedict
2013–14 Kentucky State Benedict Benedict Tuskegee Stillman Albany State
2014–15 Claflin Benedict Albany State Tuskegee Stillman Benedict
2015–16 Kentucky State Clark Atlanta

See also[edit]

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