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Sooner Athletic Conference
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Classification NAIA
Established 1978
Members 12
Sports fielded 15 (7 men's, 8 women's)
Region Central United States
States 3 - Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas
Headquarters Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) is an affiliate of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Its 12 member institutions are located in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.

The conference has a rich men's basketball tradition. Member schools have won the NAIA tournament 9 times. Member Oklahoma Baptist won in 1966, before the formation of the SAC, Oklahoma City won in 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2007, and 2008, USAO won in 2002 and John Brown in 2005.[1]

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Membership

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Current members

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined
John Brown University Siloam Springs, Arkansas 1919 Private 2,078 Golden Eagles 1980[2]
Lubbock Christian University Lubbock, Texas 1957 Private 2,100 Chaparrals 1994[2]
Mid-America Christian University Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1953 Private 764 Evangels 2007[2]
Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alva, Oklahoma 1897 Public 2,300 Rangers 2002[2]
Oklahoma Baptist University Shawnee, Oklahoma 1910 Private 1,700 Bison 1978[2]
Oklahoma Christian University Edmond, Oklahoma 1950 Private 2,040 Eagles 1978[2]
Oklahoma City University Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1904 Private 3,688 Stars 1986[2]
St. Gregory's University Shawnee, Oklahoma 1875 Private 500 Cavaliers 1999[2]
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Chickasha, Oklahoma 1908 Public 1,400 Drover 1978[2]
Southern Nazarene University Bethany, Oklahoma 1899 Private 2,082 Crimson Storm 1978[2]
Wayland Baptist University Plainview, Texas 1908 Private 1,124 Pioneers 1994[2]
Rogers State University Claremore, Oklahoma 1909 Public 4,227 Hillcats 2007[2]

Former members

Institution Affiliation Years Classification
Phillips University Charter Member 1978–1998 University ceased operations

Membership timeline

Teams

References

  1. ^ "NAIA DIVISION I MEN’S BASKETBALL". The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/naia/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/MBBDIChampionshipHistory1223.pdf. Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l [1] "History of the SAC".NAIA (naia.cstv.com).Retrieved 2-4-2010.

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