Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

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Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
SIAC
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference logo
Established1913
AssociationNCAA
DivisionDivision II
Members15
Sports fielded
  • 14
    • men's: 8
    • women's: 6
RegionSoutheastern United States and Ohio
HeadquartersAtlanta, Georgia
CommissionerGregory Moore (since January 2009)
Websitewww.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 three charter members are still part of the conference—Clark Atlanta University (formerly Clark College), Tuskegee University, and Morehouse (which briefly left before returning). Before 2014, all members had been southern HBCUs, but two of the SIAC's three newest members include its only non-HBCU, Spring Hill College (joined in 2014), and its only member outside the South, Central State University of Ohio (joined in 2015). The newest member, Edward Waters University, returned to the SIAC in 2021 after a nearly 86-year absence. The U.S. Army's 24th Infantry Division teams competed as members of the SIAC from 1930 until 1935.[citation needed]

The SIAC has led all NCAA Division II conferences in football attendance.[1]

Member schools[edit]

Current members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Joined Type Enrollment Nickname Colors
Albany State University Albany, Georgia 1903 1969 Public 6,371 Golden Rams    
Allen University Columbia, South Carolina 1870 1947; 2020 Private (AME Church) 600 Yellow Jackets    
Benedict College Columbia, South Carolina 1870 1932 Private (Baptist) 2,500 Tigers    
Central State University Wilberforce, Ohio 1887 2015 Public 2,798 Marauders & Lady Marauders    
Clark Atlanta University Atlanta, Georgia 1865 1913 Private (United Methodist) 4,000 Panthers      
Edward Waters University Jacksonville, Florida 1866 1930; 2021 Private (AME Church) 966 Tigers    
Fort Valley State University Fort Valley, Georgia 1895 1941 Public 2,776 Wildcats    
Kentucky State University Frankfort, Kentucky 1886 1997 Public 2,341 Thorobreds & Thorobrettes    
Lane College Jackson, Tennessee 1882 1929 Private (CME Church) 2,000 Dragons    
LeMoyne–Owen College Memphis, Tennessee 1862 1932 Private (United Church of Christ) 950 Magicians    
Miles College Fairfield, Alabama 1898 1927 Private (CME Church) 1,900 Golden Bears    
Morehouse College Atlanta, Georgia 1867 1913 Private (Nonsectarian) 3,000 Maroon Tigers    
Savannah State University Savannah, Georgia 1890 1969; 2019 Public 4,077 Tigers    
Spring Hill College Mobile, Alabama 1830 2014 Private (Catholic) 1,439 Badgers    
Tuskegee University Tuskegee, Alabama 1881 1913 Private (Nonsectarian) 3,000 Golden Tigers    
  • Morehouse — men's institution, does not field women's sports.
  • Central State — football was an affiliate member in 2013–2015.
  • Allen — previously left the SIAC in 1969.
  • Edward Waters — previously left the SIAC in 1935.
  • Reclassifying member in yellow.

Former members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Joined Left Type Nickname Current
Conference
Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University Normal, Alabama 1875 1947 1998 Public Bulldogs & Lady Bulldogs Southwestern Athletic
(NCAA D-I)
Alabama State University Montgomery, Alabama 1867 1913 1976 Public Hornets Southwestern Athletic
(NCAA D-I)
Atlanta University Atlanta, Georgia 1865 1913 1929 Private (AMA) Panthers Merged in 1988 with
Clark College
Bethune–Cookman University Daytona Beach, Florida 1904 1950 1979 Private (Nonsectarian) Wildcats SWAC
(NCAA D-I)
Claflin University Orangeburg, South Carolina 1869 2008 2018 Private (United Methodist) Panthers CIAA
Edward Waters University Jacksonville, Florida 1866 1930 1935 Private (AME Church) Tigers Gulf Coast
(NAIA)
Fisk University Nashville, Tennessee 1866 1913 1983 Private (United Church of Christ) Bulldogs Independent
(NAIA)
Florida A&M University Tallahassee, Florida 1887 1920 1979 Public Rattlers Southwestern Athletic
(NCAA D-I)
Jackson State University Jackson, Mississippi 1877 1913 1914 Public Tigers Southwestern Athletic
(NCAA D-I)
Knoxville College Knoxville, Tennessee 1875 1920 1990 Private (Presbyterian) Bulldogs Dropped sports
Morris Brown College Atlanta, Georgia 1881 1913 2000 Private (AME Church) Wolverines Dropped sports
Paine College Augusta, Georgia 1882 1985 2021 Private (UMC & CME Church) Lions NCCAA
Rust College Holly Springs, Mississippi 1866 1978 1988 Private (United Methodist) Bearcats Gulf Coast
(NAIA)
South Carolina State University Orangeburg, South Carolina 1896 1935 1971 Public Bulldogs Mid-Eastern Athletic
(NCAA D-I)
Stillman College Tuscaloosa, Alabama 1874 1978
2002
1999
2016
Private (Presbyterian) Tigers Southern States
(NAIA)
Talladega College Talladega, Alabama 1867 1913 1941 Private (United Church of Christ) Tornadoes Southern States
(NAIA)
Tennessee State University Nashville, Tennessee 1912 1920 1930 Public Tigers Ohio Valley
(NCAA D-I)
Xavier University of Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana 1925 1935 1960 Private (Catholic) Gold Rush & Gold Nuggets Gulf Coast
(NAIA)

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
Allen Various
Varies
John Hurst Adams Gym
N/A
Benedict Charlie W. Johnson Stadium
11,000
Benjamin E. Mays Arena
3,500
Central State McPherson Stadium
7,000
Beacom/Lewis Gymnasium
N/A
Clark Atlanta Panther Stadium
6,000
L. S. Epps Gym
1,800
Edward Waters Nathaniel Glover Community Field & Stadium
N/A
John Hurst Adams-Jimmy R. Jenkins Community Sports & Music Complex
1,950
Fort Valley State Wildcat Stadium
10,000
Health and Physical Education Complex (FVSU)
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
Savannah State Ted Wright Stadium
8,500
Tiger Arena
5,000
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]

The SIAC currently sponsors 14 sports, eight for men and six for women. Men's volleyball became the 14th SIAC sport in the 2020–21 school year; play was intended to start in January 2021[2] but was delayed to 2022 due to COVID-19 issues.

A divisional format is used for baseball, men's and women's basketball, football, softball, and women's volleyball.
East
  • Albany State
  • Benedict
  • Clark Atlanta
  • Edward Waters
  • Fort Valley State
  • Morehouse
  • Savannah State
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 Green tickY

Men's sponsored sports by school[edit]

School Baseball Basketball Cross
Country
Football Golf Tennis Track
& Field
Outdoor
Volleyball[a] Total
SIAC
Sports
Albany State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Allen Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 4
Benedict Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Central State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Clark Atlanta Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 4
Edward Waters 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 Green tickY Green tickY 7
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 Green tickY 8
Savannah State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
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 16 16 13 9 7 13 6 93
  1. ^ De facto Division I sport. The NCAA sponsors a combined national championship for Divisions I and II.

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
Allen Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
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
Clark Atlanta Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Edward Waters Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
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
Savannah State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
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 15 15 14 9 15 15 76

Other sponsored sports by school[edit]

School Men Women
Soccer Track
& Field
Indoor
Beach
Volleyball[a]
Golf Soccer Track
& Field
Indoor
Albany State IND
Allen IND
Benedict IND IND
Central State IND IND
Edward Waters IND IND IND IND
Kentucky State IND IND
Savannah State IND
Spring Hill GSC IND GSC GSC
  1. ^ De facto Division I sport. The NCAA sponsors a single championship event open to members of all three divisions.

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 South Carolina State Florida A&M
1966–67 Alabama State Tuskegee Florida A&M Fisk
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 Alabama A&M
1993–94 Albany State Alabama A&M Paine Albany State Alabama A&M
1994–95 Albany State Alabama A&M Alabama A&M Savannah State Alabama A&M
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 Morehouse 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 Morehouse Benedict Stillman Stillman Morehouse
2013–14 Albany State Morehouse Fort Valley State Tuskegee Stillman Stillman Albany State Kentucky State
2014–15 Tuskegee Morehouse Paine Benedict Albany State Benedict Morehouse Benedict
2015–16 Miles Benedict Stillman Stillman
2016–17 Fort Valley State Morehouse Lane Clark Atlanta
2017–18 Tuskegee Morehouse Morehouse Claflin Albany State Benedict Morehouse Albany State
2018–19 Miles College Morehouse Morehouse Miles
  • 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 Kentucky State Albany State
1999–00 Fort Valley State Kentucky State Albany State
2000–01 Fort Valley State Tuskegee
2001–02 Albany State Fort Valley State Kentucky State
2002–03 Albany State Fort Valley State Kentucky 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 Kentucky State 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ pbrock (November 19, 2013). "NCAA Football Attendance".
  2. ^ "First Point Volleyball Foundation and USA Volleyball Makes a $1 Million Investment to SIAC Member Institutions". Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. September 6, 2019. Retrieved September 13, 2019.

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