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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]

Institution Location Founded Nickname Joined Left Current
Emporia State University Emporia, Kansas 1863 Hornets/Lady Hornets 1976 1989 Mid-America
Fort Hays State University Hays, Kansas 1902 Tigers 1976 1989 Mid-America
Kearney State College Kearney, Nebraska 1905 Lopers 1976 1989 Mid-America
Missouri Southern State College Joplin, Missouri 1937 Lions 1976 1989 Mid-America
Missouri Western State College St. Joseph, Missouri 1915 Griffons 1976 1989 Mid-America
Pittsburg State University Pittsburg, Kansas 1903 Gorillas 1976 1989 Mid-America
Washburn University Topeka, Kansas 1865 Ichabods/Lady Blues 1976 1989 Mid-America
Wayne State College Wayne, Nebraska 1910 Wildcats 1976 1989 Northern Sun


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 . 
  2. ^ "Wayne State Wildcats - History". Wscwildcats.com. 1998-05-20. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ "Missouri Southern State Historical Data". Cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ "Missouri Western State Historical Data". Cfbdatawarehouse.com. Archived from the original on 2015-05-26. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ "The Fort Scott Tribune - Google News Archive Search". google.com. 
  6. ^ "Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association - Conference History". Themiaa.com. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ "The Fort Scott Tribune - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved . 
  8. ^ "Missouri Western Magazine". Missouriwestern.edu. Retrieved . 
  9. ^ "Big changes for Huskers, Mavericks and Lopers - Stories | NU Foundation". Campaignfornebraska.org. 2013-08-06. Archived from the original on 2015-07-14. Retrieved . 

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