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South Atlantic Conference
SAC logo.png
Classification NCAA Division II
Established 1975 [1]
Members 9 (8 permanent)
Sports fielded 14 (7 men's, 7 women's)
Region Southern United States
States 3 - North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
Headquarters Rock Hill, South Carolina

The South Atlantic Conference (SAC) is a college athletic conference which operates in the southeastern United States. It participates in the NCAA's Division II.


Member schools

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment
Anderson University Anderson, South Carolina 1911 Private/Baptist 2,279 Join in 2010
Brevard College Brevard, North Carolina 1934 Private/Methodist 700
Carson-Newman College Jefferson City, Tennessee 1851 Private/Baptist 2,115
Catawba College Salisbury, North Carolina 1851 Private/United Church of Christ 1,300
Lenoir-Rhyne University Hickory, North Carolina 1891 Private/Lutheran 1,600
Lincoln Memorial University^ Harrogate, Tennessee 1897 Private/Non-sectarian 2,579
Mars Hill College Mars Hill, North Carolina 1856 Private/Baptist 1,300
Newberry College Newberry, South Carolina 1856 Private/Lutheran 930
Tusculum College Tusculum, Tennessee 1794 Private/Presbyterian 2,053
Wingate University Wingate, North Carolina 1896 Private/Baptist 1,600

Conference Stadiums and Arenas

School Football [2] Basketball[3]
Stadium Capacity Arena Capacity
Brevard Tornados Brevard Memorial Stadium 7,000 Boshamer Gymnasium 1,000
Carson-Newman Eagles Burke-Tarr Stadium 5,500 Holt Fieldhouse 2,000
Catawba Indians Shuford Stadium 4,500 Goodman Gym 3,500
Lenoir-Rhyne Bears Moretz Stadium 8,500 Shuford Memorial Gymnasium 2,770
Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters^ Non-football member -- Tex Turner Arena 5,009
Mars Hill Lions Meares Stadium 5,000 Stanford Arena 2,800
Newberry College (Newberry has dropped their "Indians" nickname in order to comply with new NCAA rules banning schools with "hostile and abusive" nicknames from hosting postseason events. The college has yet to choose a new nickname.) [4] Setzler Field 4,000 Eleazer Arena 1,600
Tusculum Pioneers Pioneer Field 3,500 Pioneer Arena 2,500
Wingate Bulldogs Irwin Belk Stadium 3,000 Cuddy Arena 2,300

On January 22, 2009 it was announced that Anderson University (South Carolina) will join the South Atlantic Conference on July 1, 2010. Anderson fields 13 sports sponsored by the South Atlantic Conference. The school’s teams are known as the Trojans. In addition to the 13 SAC-sponsored sports, the Trojans also field teams in wrestling and men’s and women’s track and field. <>

^ Participates in all SAC sports except for football.


  1. ^ History of the SAC ::
  2. ^ 2007 South Atlantic Conference Football Guide
  3. ^ 2007 South Atlantic Conference Basketball Guide
  4. ^ The State | 05/07/2008 | Newberry College teams’ nickname banned

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