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Established  1995
Headquarters  Louisville, Kentucky
Association  NAIA
Mid-South Conference
Members  15 (8 full, 7 associate)
Sports fielded  22 (men's: 11; women's: 10)
Region  Southern United States, Midwestern United States Region XI of the NAIA

The Mid-South Conference (MSC) is an athletic conference affiliated with the NAIA. Member institutions are located in Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia.


The Mid-South Conference has eight full members: Campbellsville, Cumberland (TN), Cumberlands (KY), Georgetown College (KY), Lindsey Wilson, Life, Pikeville, and Shawnee State. Six of these members sponsor football; Life and Shawnee State do not.

The Mid-South Conference also has six associate members that compete primarily in other conferences. Faulkner, Kentucky Christian, Union and recently former member Bluefield are associate members of the MSC for football, Bethel is an associate member of the MSC for football and track and field, and Reinhardt is an associate member of the MSC for football. This gave the conference 13 members for football. In the spring of 2016, the conference expanded to 20 members, adding the six football members of The Sun Conference, as well as Faulkner University for football.

The league is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, and the commissioner is Eric Ward.

Full members

  • Cumberland (TN), Georgetown College — will possibly join the NCAA D-II Great Midwest Athletic Conference in unknown year, pending acceptance into NCAA Division II..
  • Cumberland (TN) — left the Mid-South in 2002, and re-joined in 2012.
  • Affiliate members

  • Bethel (TN) — left the Mid-South after the 1996 fall season (1996–97 season); later re-joined in the 2003 fall season (2003–04 season).
  • Cincinnati Christian University (OH) - will begin conference play in fall of 2016 (2016–17 season), signed to conference August 2015
  • Future affiliate members

    Beginning with the 2017 season, The Sun Conference and Mid-South will merge its football into the largest NAIA football conference in college sports. Edward Waters was previously a full member of the Sun Conference from 2006 to 2010 and a football affiliate member from 2014 to 2016 seasons. The divisions are divided below.


    Member teams compete in 22 sports: 11 men's, 10 women's and 1 mixed.


    Mid-South Conference Wikipedia

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