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Big South Conference

Data
Classification NCAA Division I-AA
Established 1983
Members 9
Sports fielded 18 (9 men’s, 9 women’s)
Region Southern United States
States 4 - Alabama, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Virginia
Headquarters Charlotte, North Carolina
Commissioner Kyle Kallander
Locations

The Big South Conference is a College Athletic Conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I-AA in football and Division I in all other sports; it was founded in 1983. The conference is firmly rooted in the southeastern United States, with member institutions located in Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Big South Conference logo, claiming fair use This work is copyrighted. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-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 I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Southern United States The states shown in dark red are usually included in the South, while all or portions of the striped states may or may not be considered part of the Southern United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... This article is the current U.S. Collaboration of the Week. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... Nickname: The Queen City, Hornets Nest Location in Mecklenburg County in the state of North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Mayor Pat McCrory, (R) Area    - City 280. ... 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... 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. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... This article is the current U.S. Collaboration of the Week. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ...


Charter members included Armstrong State (now Armstrong Atlantic State), Augusta (now Augusta State), Campbell, Charleston Baptist (now Charleston Southern), Coastal Carolina University, Radford, and Winthrop. Coastal Carolina University (CCU) is an independent, state-supported university in Conway, South Carolina, located nine miles west of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. ...


Former members include Armstrong State (1983-1987), Augusta (1983-1990), Campbell (1983-1994), Elon (1999-2003), Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC) (1992-1998), North Carolina-Greensboro (1992-1997), and Towson State (now Towson University) (1992-1995). Departing members have joined the Atlantic Sun Conference (Campbell), Atlantic Ten Conference (Towson football), Colonial Athletic Association (Towson for other sports), Northeast Conference (UMBC), Peach Belt Conference (Armstrong State and Augusta), and Southern Conference (Davidson, UNC-Greensboro, Elon). The Atlantic Sun Conference is a college athletic conference which operates primarily on the east coast of the United States. ... The Atlantic 10 Conference (A10) is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in the eastern United States; it also has two member schools in Ohio: Dayton and Xavier, located in Dayton and Cincinnati, respectively. ... The Colonial Athletic Association, also known as the CAA, is a NCAA Division I college athletic conference whose members are located in East Coast states from Massachusetts to Georgia. ... The Northeast Conference (NEC) is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. ... The Peach Belt Conference (also known as the PBC) is an intercollegiate college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division II. The PBC was formed in 1990 with seven charter universities as the Peach Belt Athletic Conference. ... The Southern Conference (or SoCon) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAAs Division I-AA for football and Division I for all other sports. ...


The Big South Conference began sponsoring football in 2002, with Charleston Southern University, Gardner-Webb University, and Liberty University fielding teams; Coastal Carolina University and Virginia Military Institute joined the conference as football-playing members in 2003. Charleston Southern University, founded in 1964, is an independent comprehensive university located near historic Charleston and the beautiful beaches of the South Carolina coastline. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Liberty University is a Christian liberal arts university in Lynchburg, Virginia. ... Coastal Carolina University (CCU) is an independent, state-supported university in Conway, South Carolina, located nine miles west of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. ... The Virginia Military Institute (VMI), located in Lexington, Virginia, is the oldest state military college in the United States. ...

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Current members

Full members

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Joined
Birmingham-Southern College Birmingham, Alabama 1856 Private/Methodist 1,388 2000
Charleston Southern University Charleston, South Carolina 1964 Private/Baptist 3,000 1983
Coastal Carolina University Conway, South Carolina 1954 Public 7,021 1983
High Point University High Point, North Carolina 1924 Private/Methodist 2,899 1999
Liberty University Lynchburg, Virginia 1971 Private/Baptist 13,750 1991
Radford University Radford, Virginia 1910 Public 9,552 1983
University of North Carolina at Asheville Asheville, North Carolina 1927 Public 3,488 1984
Virginia Military Institute Lexington, Virginia 1839 Public 1,300 2003
Winthrop University Rock Hill, South Carolina 1886 Public 6,447 1983

BSC: Birmingham-Southern College is a 4-year, private liberal arts college in Birmingham, Alabama. ... Nickname: The Magic City, Pittsburgh of the South, BHam, The Ham Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: Country United States State Alabama County Jefferson, Shelby Mayor Bernard Kincaid (D) Area    - City 151. ... Charleston Southern University, founded in 1964, is an independent comprehensive university located near historic Charleston and the beautiful beaches of the South Carolina coastline. ... Nickname: The Holy City, The Palmetto City, Chucktown, The Port City, Charlie O The C-Port City Motto: Aedes Mores Juraque Curat (She cares for her temples, customs, and rights) Location of Charleston in South Carolina. ... Coastal Carolina University (CCU) is an independent, state-supported university in Conway, South Carolina, located nine miles west of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. ... Conway is a city located in Horry County, South Carolina. ... High Point University is a private, liberal arts university in High Point, North Carolina affiliated with The United Methodist Church and dedicated to the Judeo-Christian principles of inclusiveness and diversity. ... Nickname: Furniture and Hosiery Capital of the World Location in Guilford County and the state of North Carolina Country United States State North Carolina Counties Guilford, Randolph, Davidson, Forsyth Mayor Rebecca Smothers Area    - City 95. ... Liberty University is a Christian liberal arts university in Lynchburg, Virginia. ... The Allied Arts Building in downtown Lynchburg, completed in 1931. ... Radford University is a public, state-funded, comprehensive university, located in the City of Radford, in Southwestern Virginia. ... Radford is an independent city located in Virginia. ... The University of North Carolina at Asheville (known for short as UNC Asheville) is a public liberal arts university in Asheville, North Carolina. ... Asheville City Hall. ... The Virginia Military Institute (VMI), located in Lexington, Virginia, is the oldest state military college in the United States. ... Lexington is an independent city within the confines of Rockbridge County in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Winthrop University (formerly Winthrop College) is an American public, four-year liberal arts college in Rock Hill, South Carolina, within the greater Metrolina (NC / SC) area. ... Rock Hill is a city located in York County, South Carolina and a suburb of the city of Charlotte, North Carolina. ...

Associate member

  • Gardner-Webb University (2002) [associate member in football only]

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Future members

  • Presbyterian College will join in the 07-08 academic year, and become eligible for conference and NCAA championships in 2011 [1]
  • Gardner-Webb University, already a football member, will join in the 07-08 academic year for all other sports.

Presbyterian College is a small liberal arts college in Clinton, South Carolina, USA. Presbyterian College, or PC, is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA. Presbyterian College has around 1200 students and runs on an endowment of around $75 million. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Departing member

  • Birmingham-Southern College announced plans in May, 2006 to transition to Division III and will leave the conference after the 2006-2007 academic year. In preparation for the transition, the school elected not to field a men's basketball team this season. [2]

BSC: Birmingham-Southern College is a 4-year, private liberal arts college in Birmingham, Alabama. ... Division III consists of institutions who recognize that collegiate athletics can be an integral part of the educational process. ...

Teams

BSC: Birmingham-Southern College is a 4-year, private liberal arts college in Birmingham, Alabama. ... Charleston Southern University, founded in 1964, is an independent comprehensive university located near historic Charleston and the beautiful beaches of the South Carolina coastline. ... Coastal Carolina University (CCU) is an independent, state-supported university in Conway, South Carolina, located nine miles west of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. ... High Point University is a private, liberal arts university in High Point, North Carolina affiliated with The United Methodist Church and dedicated to the Judeo-Christian principles of inclusiveness and diversity. ... Liberty University is a Christian liberal arts university in Lynchburg, Virginia. ... Radford University is a public, state-funded, comprehensive university, located in the City of Radford, in Southwestern Virginia. ... The University of North Carolina at Asheville (known for short as UNC Asheville) is a public liberal arts university in Asheville, North Carolina. ... The Virginia Military Institute (VMI), located in Lexington, Virginia, is the oldest state military college in the United States. ... Winthrop University (formerly Winthrop College) is an American public, four-year liberal arts college in Rock Hill, South Carolina, within the greater Metrolina (NC / SC) area. ...

Sports

The Big South Conference sponsors intercollegiate competition in men’s baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s football, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s indoor track and field, men's and women’s outdoor track and field, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s softball, men’s and women’s tennis, and women’s volleyball. 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. ... Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Softball is a team sport in which a ball, eleven to twelve inches (or rarely, 16 inches) (28 to 30. ... A tennis net Tennis is a game 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. ... It has been suggested that History of volleyball be merged into this article or section. ...


Conference champions

Men's basketball

Season Regular Season Champion Tournament Champion Tournament Final Location
1986 Charleston Southern (5-1) Charleston Southern Savannah Civic Center, Savannah, Georgia
1987 Charleston Southern (12-2) Charleston Southern Savannah Civic Center
1988 Coastal Carolina (9-3) Winthrop Winthrop Coliseum, Rock Hill, South Carolina
1989 Coastal Carolina (9-3) UNC-Asheville Winthrop Coliseum
1990 Coastal Carolina (11-1) Coastal Carolina Winthrop Coliseum
1991 Coastal Carolina (13-1) Coastal Carolina Civic Center of Anderson, Anderson, South Carolina
1992 Radford (12-2) Campbell Civic Center of Anderson
1993 Towson State (14-2) Coastal Carolina North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, South Carolina
1994 Towson State (15-3) Liberty North Charleston Coliseum
1995 UNC-Greensboro (14-2) Charleston Southern Vines Center, Lynchburg, Virginia
1996 UNC-Greensboro (11-3) UNC-Greensboro Vines Center
1997 UNC-Asheville (11-3) Charleston Southern Vines Center
1998 UNC-Asheville (11-1) Radford Vines Center
1999 Winthrop (9-1) Winthrop Asheville Civic Center, Asheville, North Carolina
2000 Radford (12-2) Winthrop Asheville Civic Center
2001 Radford (12-2) Winthrop Roanoke Civic Center, Roanoke, Virginia
2002 Winthrop (10-4) Winthrop Roanoke Civic Center
2003 Winthrop (11-3) UNC-Asheville Vines Center
2004 Liberty (12-4) Liberty Vines Center
2005 Winthrop (15-1) Winthrop Winthrop Coliseum
2006 Winthrop (13-3) Winthrop Winthrop Coliseum

Football The Savannah Civic Center is a 9,600-seat multi-purpose arena in Savannah, Georgia. ... Nickname: Coordinates: County Chatham Mayor Otis S. Johnson Area    - City 202. ... Winthrop Coliseum is a 6,100-seat multi-purpose arena in Rock Hill, South Carolina. ... Rock Hill is a city located in York County, South Carolina and a suburb of the city of Charlotte, North Carolina. ... The Civic Center of Anderson is part of a larger entertainment complex in Anderson, South Carolina that also features baseball and soccer fields, tennis courts, an ampitheatre, a playground, and conference center. ... Anderson is a city located in Anderson County, South Carolina. ... The North Charleston Coliseum is a 12,405-seat multi-purpose arena in North Charleston, South Carolina, part of the North Charlston Coliseum, Performing Arts Center, and Convention Center complex built in 1993 (the Performing Arts Center and Convention Center opened in 1999) located on the access road to Charleston... North Charleston is a city located in South Carolina. ... The Vines Center is a 9,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Lynchburg, Virginia. ... The Allied Arts Building in downtown Lynchburg, completed in 1931. ... The Asheville Civic Center is a 7,654-seat multi-purpose arena in Asheville, North Carolina. ... Asheville City Hall. ... Roanoke Civic Center is a 9,828-seat multi-purpose arena in Roanoke, Virginia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Season Champion Record
2002 Gardner-Webb 3-0
2003 Gardner-Webb 4-0
2004 Coastal Carolina 4-0 (10-1)
2005 Charleston Southern 3-1 (7-4)
Coastal Carolina 3-1 (9-2)

Conference facilities

School Football stadium Capacity Basketball arena Capacity Soccer stadium Capacity
Birmingham-Southern Non-Football School N/A Bill Battle Coliseum 2,000 BSU Soccer Field N/A
Charleston Southern Buccaneer Field 4,000 CSU Field House 790 Buccaneer Field 4,000
Coastal Carolina Brooks Stadium 6,408 Kimbel Arena 1,039 CCU Soccer Field N/A
High Point Non-Football School N/A Millis Center 2,565 Albion Millis Stadium 3,000
Liberty Williams Stadium 12,000 Vines Center 9,000 Liberty Soccer Field N/A
Radford Non-Football School N/A Dedmon Center 5,000 Cupp Stadium 5,000
UNC-Asheville Non-Football School N/A Justice Center 1,100 Greenwood Field N/A
VMI Alumni Memorial Stadium 10,000 Cameron Hall 5,800 Patchin Field 1,000
Winthrop Non-Football School N/A Winthrop Coliseum 6,100 Eagle Field 1,500

Bill Battle Coliseum is a 2,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Birmingham, Alabama. ... CSU Field House is a 790-seat multi-purpose arena in Charleston, South Carolina. ... Kimbel Arena is a 1,039-seat multi-purpose stadium in Conway, South Carolina. ... Millis Center is a 2,565-seat multi-purpose stadium in High Point, North Carolina. ... Williams Stadium is a 12,000 seat football stadium located on the campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virgina, USA. The stadium was built in 1990 and plays host to Liberty Flames football (NCAA I-AA). ... The Vines Center is a 9,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Lynchburg, Virginia. ... Dedmon Center is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Radford, Virginia. ... Justice Center is a 1,100-seat multi-purpose arena in Asheville, North Carolina. ... Alumni Memorial Stadium is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose stadium in Lexington, Virginia. ... Cameron Hall is a 5,800-seat multi-purpose arena in Lexington, Virginia. ... Winthrop Coliseum is a 6,100-seat multi-purpose arena in Rock Hill, South Carolina. ...

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BSC: Birmingham-Southern College is a 4-year, private liberal arts college in Birmingham, Alabama. ... Charleston Southern University, founded in 1964, is an independent comprehensive university located near historic Charleston and the beautiful beaches of the South Carolina coastline. ... Coastal Carolina University (CCU) is an independent, state-supported university in Conway, South Carolina, located nine miles west of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. ... High Point University is a private, liberal arts university in High Point, North Carolina affiliated with The United Methodist Church and dedicated to the Judeo-Christian principles of inclusiveness and diversity. ... Liberty University is a Christian liberal arts university in Lynchburg, Virginia. ... Radford University is a public, state-funded, comprehensive university, located in the City of Radford, in Southwestern Virginia. ... The University of North Carolina at Asheville (known for short as UNC Asheville) is a public liberal arts university in Asheville, North Carolina. ... The Virginia Military Institute (VMI), located in Lexington, Virginia, is the oldest state military college in the United States. ... Winthrop University (formerly Winthrop College) is an American public, four-year liberal arts college in Rock Hill, South Carolina, within the greater Metrolina (NC / SC) area. ...

NCAA Division I-AA Football Conferences
Atlantic Ten ConferenceBig Sky ConferenceBig South ConferenceGateway Football ConferenceGreat West Football ConferenceIvy League
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference – Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – Northeast ConferenceOhio Valley ConferencePatriot League
Pioneer Football LeagueSouthern ConferenceSouthland ConferenceSouthwestern Athletic ConferenceIndependents

 
 

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