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Encyclopedia > Mid American Conference
Mid-American Conference
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Classification NCAA Division I-A
Established 1946
Members 12
Sports fielded 23 (11 men's, 12 women's)
Region Primarily the Midwestern United States
States 5 - Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,
New York, Ohio
Headquarters Cleveland, Ohio

The Mid-American Conference is a College Athletic Conference whose members are located mainly in the Midwestern United States; nine of the schools are in Ohio and Michigan alone. The conference participates in the NCAA's Division I-A. MAC Headquarters is located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The MAC is nicknamed the Conference of Quarterbacks and ranks highest among all 11 NCAA Division 1-A conferences for graduation rates. Mid-American 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. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area 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: The Forest City Motto: Progress and Prosperity Location in Cuyahoga County, Ohio Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio County Cuyahoga Founded 1796 Incorporated 1836 Mayor Frank G. Jackson (D) Area    - City 82. ... 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... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... 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. ... Nickname: The Forest City Motto: Progress and Prosperity Location in Cuyahoga County, Ohio Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio County Cuyahoga Founded 1796 Incorporated 1836 Mayor Frank G. Jackson (D) Area    - City 82. ...

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Member Schools

As of June 2006, there are 12 schools with full membership:

Institution Nickname Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment
University of Akron Zips Akron, Ohio 1870 Public 23,292
Ball State University Cardinals Muncie, Indiana 1918 Public 20,113
Bowling Green State University Falcons Bowling Green, Ohio 1910 Public 20,200
University at Buffalo Bulls Buffalo, New York 1846 Public 27,000
Central Michigan University Chippewas Mount Pleasant, Michigan 1892 Public 27,836
Eastern Michigan University Eagles Ypsilanti, Michigan 1849 Public 25,000
Kent State University Golden Flashes Kent, Ohio 1910 Public 35,458
Miami University RedHawks Oxford, Ohio 1809 Public 15,300
Northern Illinois University Huskies DeKalb, Illinois 1895 Public 25,000
Ohio University Bobcats Athens, Ohio 1804 Public 28,804
University of Toledo Rockets Toledo, Ohio 1872 Public 19,480
Western Michigan University Broncos Kalamazoo, Michigan 1903 Public 26,239

The University of Akron is an institution of higher learning located in Akron, Ohio. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Rubber Capital of the World Location Location within the state of Ohio Government Country State County United States Ohio Summit Mayor Don Plusquellic (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 161. ... Ball State University is a state-run university located in Muncie, Indiana. ... Muncie is a city in Delaware County in east central Indiana, best known as the home of Ball State University. ... Bowling Green State University (BGSU) is a public four-year institution located in Bowling Green, Ohio, USA; about 20 miles south of Toledo, Ohio on I-75. ... Bowling Green is the county seat of Wood CountyGR6, Ohio. ... University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (also known as the State University of New York at Buffalo or SUNY-Buffalo and abbreviated as UB) is located in Buffalo and Amherst, New York. ... Nickname: City of Good Neighbors Location of Buffalo in New York State County Erie County Mayor Byron Brown Area    - City 136. ... Central Michigan University (also known as CMU) is a state university located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. ... Mount Pleasant is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Eastern Michigan University (EMU) is a comprehensive, co-educational public university located in Ypsilanti, Michigan. ... Water Tower and Statue of Demetrius Ypsilanti Ypsilanti (Ǐp-sǐ-lÇŽn-tÄ“) is a city in Washtenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Kent State University (also known as Kent State or KSU) is an institution of higher learning located in Kent, Ohio, United States, which is about 40 miles southeast of Cleveland, 12 miles east of Akron, and 30 miles west of Youngstown. ... Kent is a located in Portage County, Ohio, United States. ... Miami University, founded in 1809, is the second-oldest public college west of the Allegheny Mountains. ... Oxford is located in southwestern Ohio in northwestern Butler County in Oxford Township, originally called the College Township. ... Northern Illinois University is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with a student enrollment of more than 25,000. ... DeKalb is a city located in DeKalb County, Illinois. ... Ohio University is a public university located in Athens, Ohio that is situated on a 1,800 acre (7. ... Athens is a small, historic college town located in Athens County, in southeastern Ohio, USA, on the Hocking River. ... The University of Toledo is a public university situated in Toledo, Ohio. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Glass City Location Location in the state of Ohio Government Country State County United States Ohio Lucas Mayor Carty Finkbeiner (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 217. ... Western Michigan University (abbr. ... Nickname: The Mall City Official website: www. ...

Membership history

The Mid American Conference charter members were Ohio University, Butler University, University of Cincinnati, Wayne State University and Western Reserve. Wayne State University never participated and quickly bowed out. Butler left after the 1st year. Miami University and Western Michigan University took the place of those charter members for the 1948 season. By the time the University of Cincinnati left after the 1952/53 season, the MAC had already added University of Toledo (1950), Kent State University (1951), and Bowling Green State University (1952). Ohio University is a public university located in Athens, Ohio that is situated on a 1,800 acre (7. ... Butler University is a private liberal arts university in Indianapolis, Indiana (USA), founded by abolitionist and attorney Ovid Butler in 1855. ... McMicken Hall on the main campus. ... // Introduction and overview Wayne State University, located in Detroit, Michigan, in the citys Cultural Center, part of the larger Midtown area. ... The Connecticut Western Reserve was land claimed by Connecticut in the Northwest Territory in what is now northeastern Ohio. ... // Introduction and overview Wayne State University, located in Detroit, Michigan, in the citys Cultural Center, part of the larger Midtown area. ... Miami University, founded in 1809, is the second-oldest public college west of the Allegheny Mountains. ... Western Michigan University (abbr. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... McMicken Hall on the main campus. ... The University of Toledo is a public university situated in Toledo, Ohio. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Kent State University (also known as Kent State or KSU) is an institution of higher learning located in Kent, Ohio, United States, which is about 40 miles southeast of Cleveland, 12 miles east of Akron, and 30 miles west of Youngstown. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Bowling Green State University (BGSU) is a public four-year institution located in Bowling Green, Ohio, USA; about 20 miles south of Toledo, Ohio on I-75. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The membership stayed steady for the next couple decades except for addition of Marshall University in 1954. Marshall was kicked out of the conference in 1969. The first major expansion since the 50's took place in the mid seventies with the addition of Northern Illinois University (1973), Ball State University (1973) , Eastern Michigan University (1972) and Central Michigan University (1972). NIU left after the 1986 season. University of Akron joined the conference in 1992. The conference became the largest Division 1A with the re-admittance of Marshall and NIU and addition of University at Buffalo's Buffalo Bulls in 1997 and 1998 respectively. The University of Central Florida joined in the 2001 to become the MAC first Football Only school to join the conference. Marshall University is a public university based in Huntington, West Virginia. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Northern Illinois University is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with a student enrollment of more than 25,000. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Ball State University is a state-run university located in Muncie, Indiana. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Eastern Michigan University (EMU) is a comprehensive, co-educational public university located in Ypsilanti, Michigan. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Central Michigan University (also known as CMU) is a state university located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The University of Akron is an institution of higher learning located in Akron, Ohio. ... University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (also known as the State University of New York at Buffalo or SUNY-Buffalo and abbreviated as UB) is located in Buffalo and Amherst, New York. ... Bulls The University at Buffalo offers 20 Division I intercollegiate sports that compete at the highest level of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). ... The University of Central Florida is located in Orlando, Florida, is a member institution of the State University System of Florida. ...


Two schools left the conference after the 2004-05 academic year—Marshall University, an all-sports member, and the University of Central Florida (UCF), a football-only member. Both schools, which played in the MAC East Division, joined Conference USA in all sports. Marshall University is a public university based in Huntington, West Virginia. ... The University of Central Florida is located in Orlando, Florida, is a member institution of the State University System of Florida. ... Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference which is now in the Southern United States. ...


In May 2005, Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania signed an initial six-year contract with the MAC as a football-only school which will eventually play in the East Division. Over the next three seasons, Temple's schedule of league games will gradually increase: 4 in 2005, 6 in 2006, 8 (a full schedule) in 2007. Due to Temple's partial league schedule in 2005 and 2006, the football program will have only associate membership in the league. According to the league's press release on the matter, Temple will be eligible for one of the league's two bowl tie-ins, and participate in the league's television arrangement, beginning immediately. Eligibility to compete in the MAC Championship Game, however, does not come until 2007. Presumably, this means they are also ineligible to win a Division Championship, although it is conceivable that, with a win percentage equal to or better than that of the best team in the division playing a full league schedule, they could be declared Divisional (co-)champions but ineligible to represent their Division in the Championship Game; the league has not made this distinction clear yet. Temple University is a university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


IPFW is an affiliate member in tennis and men's soccer, an affiliation scheduled to end on July 1, 2007 when IPFW becomes a full member of the Mid-Continent Conference in those and other sports.. Another affiliate member is Missouri State University in field hockey. Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is a regional university campus located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... The Mid-Continent Conference (Mid-Con) is an NCAA Division I college athletic conference which operates primarily in the Midwestern United States, with outlying teams in Louisiana and Utah. ... Missouri State University (formerly Southwest Missouri State University) located in Springfield, Missouri is the states second largest university, second only to the University of Missouri–Columbia in student enrollment. ...


Member schools participate in baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross-country, field hockey, American football, men's and women's golf, women's gymnastics, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's track, women's volleyball and wrestling. A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... A basketball game at Edwards Air Force Base Basketball is a sport in which two teams of five players each try to score points on one another by throwing a ball through a hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... US Armed Forces cross country meet Cross-country running is a sport in which teams of runners compete to complete a course over open or rough terrain before other teams. ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men and women in many countries around the world. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Golfer after swing. ... Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, and kinesthetic awareness, such as handsprings, handstands, and forward rolls. ... 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. ... Swimming is a technique that humans, and other animals, use to move through water using only movements of the body. ... 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 ball, a hollow rubber ball covered in 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. ... Andrell Durden (top) and Edward Harris grapple for position during the All-Marine Wrestle Offs. ...


The MAC is contracted to provide a team for three college football bowl games—the GMAC Bowl, Motor City Bowl, and the International Bowl. In the event that a Big East team cannot be provided for the newly created Birmingham Bowl, a fourth MAC team is selected. The GMAC Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division 1-A college football bowl game that has been played annually at 40,646-seat Ladd Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama, since 1999. ... The Motor City Bowl is a major post-season college football bowl game certified by the NCAA that has been played annually since 1997. ... The International Bowl is an American college football game. ... The Birmingham Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that was approved in April 2006 and will be played annually at the historic 71,594 seat Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. ...


Conference facilities

School Football stadium Capacity Basketball arena Capacity
Akron Rubber Bowl 31,000 James A. Rhodes Arena 5,500
Ball State Scheumann Stadium 23,500 John E. Worthen Arena 11,500
Bowling Green Doyt Perry Stadium 23,724 Anderson Arena 5,000
Buffalo University at Buffalo Stadium 31,000 Alumni Arena 6,100
Central Michigan Kelly/Shorts Stadium 30,199 Daniel P. Rose Center 5,200
Eastern Michigan Rynearson Stadium 30,200 Convocation Center 8,800
Kent State Dix Stadium 30,520 Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center 6,327
Miami University Yager Stadium 24,286 Millett Hall 9,200
Northern Illinois Huskie Stadium 31,000 Convocation Center 10,000
Ohio Peden Stadium 24,000 Convocation Center 13,080
Temple Lincoln Financial Field 68,532 Liacouras Center 10,224
Toledo Glass Bowl 26,284 Savage Hall 9,000
Western Michigan Waldo Stadium 30,200 University Arena 5,800

The Rubber Bowl is a stadium in Akron, Ohio. ... James A. Rhodes Arena is a basketball arena in Akron, Ohio, named for former Ohio governor James Rhodes. ... The Scheumann Stadium (officially, the John B. and June M. Scheumann Stadium), also known as Ball State Stadium, is a stadium in Muncie, Indiana. ... John E. Worthen Arena is a basketball arena in Muncie, Indiand. ... Doyt Perry Stadium is a stadium in Bowling Green, Ohio. ... Anderson Arena is a basketball arena in Bowling Green, Ohio. ... University at Buffalo Stadium is a stadium in Buffalo, New York. ... Alumni Arena is a multi-purpose arena in Buffalo, New York. ... Kelly/Shorts Stadium is a stadium in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. ... The Daniel P. Rose Center is a multi-purpose arena in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. ... Rynearson Stadium is a stadium in Ypsilanti, Michigan. ... The Convocation Center is a multi-purpose arena in Ypsilanti, Michigan. ... Dix Stadium is a stadium in Kent, Ohio. ... The Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center is a multi-purpose arena in Kent, Ohio. ... Fred C. Yager Stadium is the main football facility at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where the Division 1-A Miami RedHawks compete in intercollegiate football against other schools in the mid-major Mid-American Conference and non-conference foes. ... John D. Millett Hall is a basketball arena in Oxford, Ohio. ... Huskie Stadium is a stadium in DeKalb, Illinois. ... Convocation Center is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena in DeKalb, Illinois. ... Peden Stadium is a football stadium at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. ... Convocation Center is a 13,080-seat multi-purpose arena that is home to the Ohio Bobcats basketball, volleyball, and wrestling teams. ... Lincoln Financial Field, familiarly known as The Linc, is the home stadium of the National Football Leagues Philadelphia Eagles. ... Liacouras Center is a 10,224-seat multi-purpose arena in Philadelphia. ... Glass Bowl is a stadium in Toledo, Ohio. ... John F. Savage Hall (formerly Centennial Hall) has served as Northwest Ohios premier sports and entertainment venue since opening in 1976. ... Waldo Stadium is a stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan. ... University Arena is a multi-purpose arena in Kalamazoo, Michigan. ...

Championships

1997: Marshall Stadium, Huntington, West Virginia - Marshall 34, Toledo 14 1998: same - Marshall 23, Toledo 17 1999: same - Marshall 34, Western Michigan 30 2000: same - Marshall 19, Western Michigan 14 2001: Glass Bowl, Toledo, Ohio Toledo 41, Marshall 36 2002: Marshall Stadium - Marshall 49, Toledo 45 2003: Doyt Perry Stadium... 1980: Crisler Arena, Ann Arbor, Michigan (championship only; other games on campus) - Toledo 1981: (championship only; other games on campus) same - Ball State 1982: (championship only; other games on campus) same - Northern Illinois 1983: Anderson Arena, Bowling Green, Ohio (championship only; other games on campus) - Ohio 1984: MetroCentre, Rockford, Illinois... The Michigan MAC Trophy is given to the Michigan Mid American Conference university, Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, and Western Michigan University, which defeats the other two schools in the same sport in the same season. ...

External links

Mid-American Conference
EAST: AkronBowling GreenBuffaloKent StateMiamiOhioTemple (football only)
WEST: Ball StateCentral MichiganEastern MichiganNorthern IllinoisToledoWestern Michigan

 
 

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