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Encyclopedia > Gateway Football Conference
Gateway Football Conference

Data
Classification NCAA Division I FCS
Established 1985
Members 7
Sports fielded 1 (football)
Region Midwestern United States
States 5 - Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,
Missouri, Ohio
Headquarters St. Louis, Missouri
Commissioner Patty Viverito
Locations

The Gateway Football Conference is a college athletic conference which operates in the midwestern United States. It participates in the NCAA's Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS; still frequently referred to by its former designation of Division I-AA) as a football-only conference. Gateway Football 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 (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... This article is about the Midwestern region in the United States. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Area  Ranked 26th  - Total 56,272 sq mi (145,743 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 199 miles (320 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Greater Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 552 pixel Image in higher resolution (841 × 580 pixel, file size: 27 KB, MIME type: image/png) Map of states with Gateway Football Conference schools. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ...

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Membership

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Joined Nickname Primary Conference
Illinois State University Normal, Illinois 1857 Public 20,757 1985 Redbirds Missouri Valley Conference
Indiana State University Terre Haute, Indiana 1865 Public 10,760 1986 Sycamores Missouri Valley Conference
Missouri State University Springfield, Missouri 1905 Public 22,785 1985 Bears Missouri Valley Conference
University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, Iowa 1876 Public 14,070 1985 Panthers Missouri Valley Conference
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois 1869 Public 23,600 1985 Salukis Missouri Valley Conference
Western Illinois University Macomb, Illinois 1899 Public 13,600 1985 Leathernecks The Summit League
Youngstown State University Youngstown, Ohio 1908 Public 13,183 1997 Penguins Horizon League

Illinois State University is a public university in Normal, Illinois and is the oldest public institution of higher education in the state. ... Normal is an incorporated town in McLean County, Illinois, United States. ... Former Missouri Valley Conference logo The Missouri Valley Conference (also called MVC or simply The Valley) is a college athletic conference whose members are located in the midwestern United States. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Terre Haute (IPA: ) is a city in Vigo County, Indiana near the states western border with Illinois. ... Former Missouri Valley Conference logo The Missouri Valley Conference (also called MVC or simply The Valley) is a college athletic conference whose members are located in the midwestern United States. ... Missouri State University located in Springfield, Missouri is the states second largest university in student enrollment, second only to the University of Missouri. ... Hammons Tower in downtown Springfield Springfield is the third largest city in Missouri. ... The Missouri State Bears and Lady Bears are the athletic teams representing Missouri State University. ... Former Missouri Valley Conference logo The Missouri Valley Conference (also called MVC or simply The Valley) is a college athletic conference whose members are located in the midwestern United States. ... The Campanile, a major university landmark at the center of UNIs campus. ... Location of Cedar Falls, Iowa Cedar Falls is a city in Black Hawk County, Iowa and is home to one of Iowas three Public Universities, the University of Northern Iowa. ... The Northern Iowa Panthers are the athletic teams of the University of Northern Iowa. ... Former Missouri Valley Conference logo The Missouri Valley Conference (also called MVC or simply The Valley) is a college athletic conference whose members are located in the midwestern United States. ... Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC but usually just referred to as SIU) is located in Carbondale, Illinois. ... , Carbondale is a city in Southern Illinois in the midwest United States, about one hour north of Cairo. ... Former Missouri Valley Conference logo The Missouri Valley Conference (also called MVC or simply The Valley) is a college athletic conference whose members are located in the midwestern United States. ... For another university which uses the abbreviation WIU, see Webber International University Western Illinois University is a public university founded in 1899 as Western Illinois State Normal School. ... Macomb is a city located in McDonough County, Illinois founded in 1831. ... The Summit League (or The Summit) is an NCAA Division I college athletic conference which operates primarily in the Midwestern United States, with outlying teams in Louisiana and Utah. ... Youngstown State University, founded in 1908, is an accredited university located in Youngstown, Ohio US. As of 2005, there were 13,101 students and a student-faculty ratio of 19:1. ... Location within the state of Ohio Coordinates: , Country State Counties Mahoning, Trumbull Founded 1796 Incorporated 1848 (village) - 1867 (city) Government  - Mayor Jay Williams (I) Area  - City  34. ... The Horizon League is a nine school, NCAA Division I college athletic conference, whose members are located in five of the Midwestern United States. ...

Future members

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Joining Nickname Primary Conference
North Dakota State University Fargo, North Dakota 1890 Public 12,527 2008 Bison The Summit League
South Dakota State University Brookings, South Dakota 1881 Public 9,208 2008 Jackrabbits The Summit League

North Dakota State University (NDSU) is a public university in Fargo, North Dakota, U.S. It is the second largest school in the eleven campus North Dakota University System. ... “Fargo” redirects here. ... The North Dakota State Bison is the name of the athletic teams of North Dakota State University (NDSU) which is located in the city of Fargo, North Dakota. ... The Summit League (or The Summit) is an NCAA Division I college athletic conference which operates primarily in the Midwestern United States, with outlying teams in Louisiana and Utah. ... South Dakota State University is home to Julia, the Alaskan. ... Brookings is a city in Brookings County, South Dakota, USA. The population was 18,504 at the 2000 census. ... The South Dakota State Jackrabbit are the 19 intercollegiate teams representing the South Dakota State University that compete in the U.S. National Collegiate Athletic Associations Division I. South Dakota State competes as an independent in most sports. ... The Summit League (or The Summit) is an NCAA Division I college athletic conference which operates primarily in the Midwestern United States, with outlying teams in Louisiana and Utah. ...

Former members

Eastern Illinois University is a state university located in Charleston, Illinois. ... The Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) is a college athletic conference which operates in the midwestern and southeastern United States. ... Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky. ... The Sun Belt Conference is a college athletic conference that has been affiliated with the NCAAs Division I since 1976. ...

History

The league was formed from the remnant football schools of the old Missouri Valley when it stopped sponsoring its hybrid I-A/I-AA football league in 1985. The I-AA members from the MVC, Illinois State, Indiana State, and Southern Illinois, joined Eastern Illinois, Northern Iowa, Southwest Missouri State, and Western Illinois from the AMCU. After Eastern Illinois joined the Ohio Valley Conference for football in 1995, Youngstown State joined in 1997 and was followed by Western Kentucky in 2001. Southwest Missouri State changed its name to Missouri State in 2005. Former Missouri Valley Conference logo The Missouri Valley Conference (also called MVC or simply The Valley) is a college athletic conference whose members are located in the midwestern United States. ... This article is about the year. ... The Summit League (or The Summit) is an NCAA Division I college athletic conference which operates primarily in the Midwestern United States, with outlying teams in Louisiana and Utah. ... The Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) is a college athletic conference which operates in the midwestern and southeastern United States. ...


On November 2, 2006, Western Kentucky's Board of Regents approved a proposal by the school's president to upgrade the football program to the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS; formerly Division I-A). The Hilltoppers will leave the GFC after the 2006 season, go through the two-year "reclassification" period mandated by the NCAA for schools moving from the FCS to the FBS, and then join the Sun Belt Conference for football in 2009 (it is already a member of that conference for other sports).[1] The Sun Belt Conference is a college athletic conference that has been affiliated with the NCAAs Division I since 1976. ...


Due to Western Kentucky's move, the Gateway was left with 7 members for the 2007 season. However, Great West Football Conference members North Dakota State and South Dakota State were asked to submit information about themselves and to attend the conference presidents' meeting.[2] On March, 7, 2007, the conference announced that both schools would join the conference beginning with the 2008 season.[3] The Great West Football Conference is a NCAA Division I-AA college athletic conference. ...


Champions

  • 1985: Northern Iowa
  • 1986: Eastern Illinois
  • 1987: Northern Iowa
  • 1988: Western Illinois
  • 1989: Southwest Missouri State
  • 1990: Southwest Missouri State & Northern Iowa
  • 1991: Northern Iowa
  • 1992: Northern Iowa
  • 1993: Northern Iowa
  • 1994: Northern Iowa
  • 1995: Eastern Illinois & Northern Iowa
  • 1996: Northern Iowa
  • 1997: Western Illinois
  • 1998: Western Illinois
  • 1999: Illinois State
  • 2000: Western Illinois
  • 2001: Northern Iowa
  • 2002: Western Illinois & Western Kentucky
  • 2003: Northern Iowa & Southern Illinois
  • 2004: Southern Illinois
  • 2005: Northern Iowa, Southern Illinois, & Youngstown State
  • 2006: Youngstown State

Conference facilities

School Football Stadium Capacity
Illinois State Hancock Stadium 15,000
Indiana State Memorial Stadium 12,764
Missouri State Robert W. Plaster Sports Complex 16,300
North Dakota State (2008) Fargodome 19,500
Northern Iowa UNI-Dome 16,000
South Dakota State (2008) Coughlin-Alumni Stadium 16,000
Southern Illinois McAndrew Stadium 17,000
Western Illinois Hanson Field 15,000
Youngstown State Stambaugh Stadium 20,630

Hancock Stadium is a 15,000-seat multi-purpose stadium in Normal, Illinois. ... Memorial Stadium is the home of Indiana State University football in Terre Haute, Indiana, USA. The facility is a former minor league baseball park and is one of the few Division I-AA football stadiums in the nation with an AstroPlay artificial playing surface, which was installed prior to the... The Plaster Sports Complex is an 16,300-seat multipurpose stadium located in Springfield, Missouri. ... The Fargodome is an indoor stadium located in Fargo, North Dakota. ... UNI-Dome is a multi-purpose stadium on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. ... Coughlin-Alumni Stadium is a 16,000-seat multi-purpose stadium in Brookings, South Dakota. ... McAndrew Stadium is a 14,000-seat multi-purpose stadium in Carbondale, Illinois. ... Hanson Field is a 15,000-seat multi-purpose stadium in Macomb, Illinois. ... Stambaugh Stadiums west bleachers Arnold D. Stambaugh Stadium, usually shortened to just Stambaugh Stadium, is the home of football and soccer teams at Youngstown State University in Ohio, USA. Built in 1982, Stambaugh has seen the Penguins football team rise to become a power in NCAA Division I-AA...

External links

  • Gateway Football Conference

Notes and references

  1. ^ WKU Regents Approve Move To Division 1-A (sic) Football. Western Kentucky University (2006-11-02). Retrieved on 2006-11-03.
  2. ^ Gateway Eyes Dakotas For Expansion. ESPN (2006-10-26). Retrieved on 2006-11-19.
  3. ^ Gateway Expands to Nine Members. Gateway Football Conference (2007-03-07). Retrieved on 2007-03-09.


Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... ESPN/ESPN-DT, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an [[United States|Amer<nowiki>Insert non-formatted text here--68. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Illinois State University is a public university in Normal, Illinois and is the oldest public institution of higher education in the state. ... A Division I (I-AA in football) athletic program. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Missouri State University located in Springfield, Missouri is the states second largest university in student enrollment, second only to the University of Missouri. ... The Missouri State Bears and Lady Bears are the athletic teams representing Missouri State University. ... The Campanile, a major university landmark at the center of UNIs campus. ... The Northern Iowa Panthers are the athletic teams of the University of Northern Iowa. ... Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC but usually just referred to as SIU) is located in Carbondale, Illinois. ... Southern Illinois University sponsors 16 varsity teams and is known as the Salukis The name comes from the saluki, the royal dog of Egypt, and the fact that southern Illinois has had the nickname Little Egypt for just under 200 years. ... For another university which uses the abbreviation WIU, see Webber International University Western Illinois University is a public university founded in 1899 as Western Illinois State Normal School. ... The Western Illinois Leathernecks Basketball team is the basketball team that represent Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. ... Youngstown State University, founded in 1908, is an accredited university located in Youngstown, Ohio US. As of 2005, there were 13,101 students and a student-faculty ratio of 19:1. ... Pete the Penguin Youngstown State University is in NCAA Division I. Nicknamed the Penguins, they play in the Horizon League and Gateway Football Conference, and compete in the following sports: Baseball (men) Basketball (men/women) Cross Country (men/women) Football (men) Golf (men/women) Soccer (women) Softball (women) Swimming and...

NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision Conferences
Big Sky Conference • Big South Conference • Colonial Athletic Association • Gateway Football Conference • Great West Football Conference • Ivy League • Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference • Northeast Conference • Ohio Valley Conference • Patriot League • Pioneer Football League • Southern Conference • Southland Conference • Southwestern Athletic Conference • Independents

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Gateway Football Conference - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (301 words)
The Gateway Football Conference is a college athletic conference which operates in the midwestern United States.
The league was formed from the remnant football schools of the old Missouri Valley when it stopped sponsoring its hybrid 1-A/1-AA football league in 1985.
After Eastern Illinois joined the Ohio Valley Conference for football in 1995, Youngstown State joined in 1997 and was followed by Western Kentucky in 2001.
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In July of 1992, The Gateway Conference disbanded and became the Gateway Football Conference, an NCAA Division I-AA football conference.
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