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The American Southwest Conference (ASC) is a College Athletic Conference, founded in 1996, whose member schools compete in the NCAA's Division III. The schools are located in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi. NCAA conferences Division I Division I-A football Bowl Championship Series conferences Atlantic Coast Conference Big Ten Conference Big Twelve Conference Big East Conference Pacific Ten Conference Southeastern Conference Non BCS conferences Conference USA Mid-American Conference Mountain West Conference Sun Belt Conference Western Athletic Conference NCAA Division I-A... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division III consists of institutions who recognize that collegiate athletics can be an integral part of the educational process. ... Official language(s) See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English and French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans at last census; probably Baton Rouge since Hurricane Katrina Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,732 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jackson Largest city Jackson Area  Ranked 32nd  - Total 48,434 sq mi (125,443 km²)  - Width 170 miles (275 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 3  - Latitude 30°13N to 35°N  - Longitude 88°7W to 91°41W Population  Ranked 31st...


Member schools

West Divison

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East Divison

The conference competes in baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, football, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's track and field and women's volleyball. East Texas Baptist University or ETBU is a private Christian university associated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas in Marshall, Texas. ... LeTourneau University is a private, nondenominational Christian university located in Longview, Texas with flagship programs in engineering, aeronautical science, business and education. ... Louisiana College is a private institution of higher education located in Pineville, Louisiana affilliated with the Louisiana Baptist Convention, serving a student body of approximately 1,000 students. ... Mississippi College is a predominantly Baptist college located in Clinton, Mississippi. ... The University of the Ozarks is a four-year, private liberal arts university in Clarksville, Arkansas. ... The University of Texas at Dallas is a branch of the UT system, which, despite its name, is located in the Dallas suburb of Richardson, Texas. ... The University of Texas at Tyler is located in Tyler, Texas. ... BASEBALL SUCKS!!! A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... A cross country race in Minnesota, United States. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Golfer after swing. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Softball is a team sport in which a ball, eleven to twelve inches (28 to 30. ... A tennis net Tennis is a sport played between either two players (Singles) or two teams of two players (doubles). Players use a stringed racquet to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponents court. ... A womens 400 metre hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams separated by a high net use their hands, arms, or (rarely) other parts of their bodies to hit a ball back and forth over the net. ...


The American Southwest Conference was announced in May 1996. The new league included some former members of the Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association (TIAA). Founding members of the ASC were Austin College, Hardin-Simmons, Howard Payne, McMurry, Mississippi College, Sul Ross State, University of Dallas and University of the Ozarks. The University of Dallas was a member of the ASC until 2001 and Austin College withdrew in 2006. Austin College is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA located in Sherman, Texas, an hour north of Dallas. ... The University of Dallas, founded in 1956, is a private, Catholic liberal arts university. ...

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Athletic About Us (530 words)
The ASC was founded to provide a structure for intercollegiate athletics among the member institutions, a group of 16 colleges and universities with similar educational and athletic philosophies.
The American Southwest Conference has a multidimensional mission to create an environment characterized by opportunities to learn as well as provide friendly competition and activities for the conference membership.
ASC members believe team and individual sports provide learning opportunities, and its membership strives to create an athletics environment supportive of teaching and learning.
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