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Central States Intercollegiate Conference

Central States Intercollegiate Conference logo
Established 1976
Dissolved 1989
Association NAIA
Division I
Members 8
Sports fielded
  • 8
    • men's: 6
    • women's: 6

The Central States Intercollegiate Conference (CSIC) was an American intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) from 1976 to 1989.[1] It was known to be as one of the toughest (NAIA) conferences in the nation.[2]


In 1976, four members from the Great Plains Athletic Conference decided to move away from that conference, which was affiliated with the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and form the Central States Intercollegiate Conference. Other institutions who joined the CSIC were Wayne State College who competed in the Nebraska College Conference, Missouri Southern State College and Missouri Western State College who competed as a NAIA Independent.[3][4]

In 1987, all institutions in the CSIC applied for NCAA membership,[5] with the announcement of four schools Missouri Southern, Missouri Western, Pittsburg State and Washburn already becoming a member of the Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Association in 1989.[6][7]


The CSIC consisted of eight members:[8][9]


Conference sports
Sport Men's Women's
Baseball Green tickY
Basketball Green tickY Green tickY
Cross Country Green tickY Green tickY
Football Green tickY
Soccer Green tickY Green tickY
Softball Green tickY
Track & Field Green tickY Green tickY
Volleyball Green tickY


  1. ^ "Central States Intercollegiate Conference - NCAA History". Sites.google.com. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "Wayne State Wildcats - History". Wscwildcats.com. May 20, 1998. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Missouri Southern State Historical Data". Cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Missouri Western State Historical Data". Cfbdatawarehouse.com. Archived from the original on May 26, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "The Fort Scott Tribune - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association - Conference History". Themiaa.com. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "The Fort Scott Tribune - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ "Missouri Western Magazine". Missouriwestern.edu. January 30, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "Big changes for Huskers, Mavericks and Lopers - Stories | NU Foundation". Campaignfornebraska.org. August 6, 2013. Archived from the original on July 14, 2015. Retrieved 2015.

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