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The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is a college athletic conference made up of historically black universities in the southern United States. It participates in the NCAA's Division I-AA for football and its Division I for all other sports. Image File history File links SouthWesternAthleticConference_100. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... In the United States, Historically Black Colleges And Universities (HBCU) (a type of minority-serving institution or MSI) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African American community. ... 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. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ...


The SWAC is one of three conferences (the others being the Ivy League and the Pioneer Football League) which do not participate in postseason play in the I-AA football tournament—and is the only one of the three whose members offer scholarships for football. (The Ivy League does not award athletic scholarships at all; Pioneer League members may offer scholarships in other sports, but do not award football scholarships.) The SWAC splits its schools into two divisions (which the Pioneer League also did from 2001 through 2005), and instead plays a conference championship game. Furthermore, one SWAC match — the Southern (BR) vs Grambling State game — is positioned on the schedule after the NCAA tournament has begun. The Ivy League consists of eight private institutions of higher education located in the northeastern United States. ... The Pioneer Football League is a college athletic conference which operates literally from coast to coast in the United States It has member schools that range from North Carolina and Florida in the east to California in the west. ... The Bayou Classic is the annual college football game between the Grambling State University Tigers and the Southern University Jaguars, first held in 1974 at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana. ...


These moves have been criticized by other conferences containing historically black universities, especially the only other Division I conference made up entirely of such schools, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, which annually places its champion into the I-AA tournament. The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) is a collegiate athletic conference which consists of historically black colleges in the southeastern United States. ...

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Current member schools

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment
Alabama A&M University Normal, Alabama 1875 Public 6,323
Alabama State University Montgomery, Alabama 1887 Public 7,134
Alcorn State University Claiborne County, Mississippi 1871 Public 2,705
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Pine Bluff, Arkansas 1873 Public 3,303
Grambling State University Grambling, Louisiana 1901 Public 4,999
Jackson State University Jackson, Mississippi 1877 Public 6,820
Mississippi Valley State University Itta Bena, Mississippi 1950 Public 3,621
Prairie View A&M University Prairie View, Texas 1876 Public 8,100
Southern University Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1880 Public 9,438
Texas Southern University Houston, Texas 1947 Public 11,365

Former members (and years of membership)

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, is a historically black university located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Bishop College was a historically black college located first in Marshall, Texas and later Dallas, Texas. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 3 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Langston University is in Langston, Oklahoma. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Paul Quinn College is the oldest African-American liberal arts college in Texas. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Texas College is a historically black four-year college located in Tyler, Texas that is affiliated with the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and the United Negro College Fund. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Wiley College is the first and oldest historically black college west of the Mississippi River and is located on the west side of Marshall, Texas. ...

Conference Stadia

School Football stadium Stadium capacity Basketball arena Arena capacity
Alabama A&M Louis Crews Stadium 21,000 Elmore Gymnasium 6,000
Alabama State Crampton Bowl 21,800 Joe L. Reed Acadome 8,000
Alcorn State Jack Spinks Stadium 22,500 Davey Whitney Complex 7,000
Arkansas Pine Bluff Lion Stadium 12,500 K.L. Johnson Complex 4,500
Grambling State Eddie Robinson Stadium 19,800 Memorial Gym 2,200
Jackson State Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium 62,000 Williams Assembly Center 8,000
Mississippi Valley State Rice-Totten Field 10,000 Harrison HPER Complex 5,000
Prairie View A&M Blackshear Stadium 6,000 William Nicks Building 5,520
Southern Ace W. Mumford Stadium 28,400 F.G. Clark Center 7,500
Texas Southern Robertson Stadium (primary)
Reliant Stadium (secondary)
33,000
68,000
Health and Physical Education Arena 8,100

Louis Crews Stadium is a 21,000-seat multi-purpose stadium in Huntsville, Alabama. ... Elmore Gymnasium is a 6,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Huntsville, Alabama. ... The Crampton Bowl is a stadium in Montgomery, Alabama primarily designed for the playing of American football. ... Joe L. Reed Acadome is a 8,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Montgomery, Alabama. ... Jack Spinks Stadium is a 22,500-seat multi-purpose stadium in Lorman, Mississippi. ... Davey Whitney Complex is a 7,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Lorman, Mississippi. ... Lion Stadium is a 12,500-seat multi-purpose stadium in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. ... K.L. Johnson Complex is a 4,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA. It is home to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Lions basketball team. ... Eddie Robinson Stadium is a 19,600-seat multi-purpose stadium in Grambling, Louisiana. ... Memorial Gym is a 2,200-seat multi-purpose arena in Grambling, Louisiana. ... Veterans Memorial Stadium. ... Williams Assembly Center is a 8,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Jackson, Mississippi. ... Rice-Totten Field is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose stadium in Itta Bena, Mississippi. ... Harrison HPER Complex is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Itta Bena, Mississippi. ... William Nicks Building is a 5,520-seat multi-purpose arena in Prairie View, Texas. ... Ace W. Mumford Stadium is a 28,400-seat multi-purpose stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. ... F.G. Clark Center is a 7,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. ... John OQuinn Field or Robertson Stadium is a sports stadium in Houston, Texas located on the campus of the University of Houston. ... Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas is the home base for the Houston Texans, a professional NFL football team. ... Health and Physcial Education Arena is a 8,100-seat multi-purpose arena in Houston, Texas. ...

External link

  • Official website
Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC)
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Southwestern Athletic Conference - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (267 words)
The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is a college athletic conference made up of historically fl universities in the southern United States.
The SWAC is one of three conferences (the others being the Ivy League and the Pioneer Football League) which do not participate in postseason play in the I-AA football tournament—and is the only one of the three whose members offer scholarships for football.
These moves have been criticized by other conferences containing historically fl universities, especially the only other Division I conference made up entirely of such schools, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, which annually places its champion into the I-AA tournament.
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