|Mid-State Athletic Conference|
The Mid-State Athletic Conference (MSAC) is a junior college conference located within Region III of the National Junior College Athletic Association. The MSAC has 23 member schools, all located in Upstate New York. Conference championships are held in most sports and individuals can be named to All-Conference teams.
This conference began during 1987-88 school year. Prior to this, a proposal was brought forward to the Athletic Directors of the original members (listed below) by Mr. Larry Hinkle, Director of Athletics at Tompkins Cortland CC. The concept was approved and each A.D. received approval from his/her college president. After collaboration with other conferences already formed within Region III, Mr. Hinkle drafted MSAC by-laws. After review and minor tweaking, the by-laws were approved and officers were elected. The result was that the Mid-State Athletic Basketball Conference was officially formed. As sports were added, it became the Mid-State Athletic Conference. The original members were:
Cazenovia College Broome Community College Cayuga Community College Finger Lakes Community College Jefferson Community College Onondaga Community College Tompkins Cortland Community College
In the early 1990s, SUNY Canton was added as well as Corning Community College.