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The American Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
(also known as The American and sometimes abbreviated AAC) is an American collegiate athletic conference, featuring 12 member universities and three associate member universities that compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Division I, with its football teams competing in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Member universities represent a range of private and public universities of various enrollment sizes located primarily in urban metropolitan areas in the Northeastern, Midwestern, Western, and Southern regions of the United States.[1][2] The American's legal predecessor, the original Big East Conference, was considered one of the six collegiate power conferences of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) era in college football, and The American inherited that status in the BCS's final season.[3] With the advent of the College Football Playoff
College Football Playoff
in 2014, The American became a "Group of Five" conference, which shares one automatic spot in the New Year's Six bowl games.[note 3][4] The league is the product of substantial turmoil in the old Big East during the 2010–14 conference realignment period. It is one of two conferences to emerge from the all-sports Big East in 2013. While the other successor, which does not sponsor football, purchased the Big East Conference name, The American inherited the old Big East's structure and is that conference's legal successor. However, both conferences claim 1979 as their founding date, and the same history up to 2013.[5][6] The American is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, and led by Commissioner Michael Aresco.[2][7]

Contents

1 History

1.1 The Big East 1.2 Realignment and reorganization 1.3 Commissioners 1.4 Membership timeline

2 Member universities

2.1 Current members 2.2 Associate members

2.2.1 Future associate members

2.3 Former full members 2.4 Former associate members

3 Sports

3.1 Men's sponsored sports by school 3.2 Women's sponsored sports by school

4 NCAA
NCAA
team championships 5 Football

5.1 All-time school and conference records 5.2 Conference champions 5.3 Rivalries 5.4 Bowl games 5.5 Head football coach compensation 5.6 Conference individual honors

6 Men's basketball

6.1 All-time school records by winning percentage 6.2 Rivalries 6.3 Conference champions

7 Women's basketball

7.1 All-time school records by winning percentage 7.2 Conference champions

8 Facilities 9 Academics 10 Media

10.1 Television 10.2 Internet

11 See also 12 Notes 13 References 14 External links

History[edit] The Big East[edit] Main article: Big East Conference
Big East Conference
(1979–2013) The Big East Conference
Big East Conference
was founded in 1979 as a basketball conference and included the colleges of Providence, St. John's, Georgetown, and Syracuse, which in turn invited Connecticut
Connecticut
(UConn), Holy Cross, Rutgers, and Boston College to be members.[8][9] UConn and Boston College would accept the invitation, while Holy Cross soon thereafter declined the invitation, and Rutgers eventually declined and remained in the Atlantic 10 Conference
Atlantic 10 Conference
(then known as the Eastern 8 Conference). Seton Hall was then invited as a replacement, and the conference started play with seven members.[9] Villanova and Pittsburgh joined shortly thereafter under the leadership of the Big East's first commissioner, Dave Gavitt.[10][11][12] The conference remained largely unchanged until 1991, when it began to sponsor football, adding Miami as a full member, and Rutgers, Temple, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia as football-only members.[13] Rutgers and West Virginia were offered full all-sports Big East membership in 1995, while Virginia Tech waited until 2000 for the same offer. Temple football was kicked out after the 2004 season, but rejoined in 2012 and intended to become a full Big East member in 2013. The unusual structure of the Big East, with the "football" and "non-football" schools, led to instability in the conference.[14] The waves of defection and replacement brought about by the conference realignments of 2005 and the early 2010s revealed tension between the football-sponsoring and non-football schools that eventually led to the split of the conference in 2013.[15] Realignment and reorganization[edit]

UCF

Cincinnati

Connecticut

East Carolina

Florida

Houston

Memphis

South Florida

SMU

Tulane

Tulsa

Sacramento State

San Diego
San Diego
State

Temple

Navy

Vanderbilt

Wichita State

– All-sports member – Full, non-football member – Associate member (women's rowing) – Associate member (football) – Future associate member (women's lacrosse)

Further information: 2010–2014 NCAA conference realignment
2010–2014 NCAA conference realignment
and 2010–13 Big East Conference
Big East Conference
realignment The conference was reorganized following the tumultuous period of realignment that hobbled the Big East between 2010 and 2013. The Big East was one of the most severely impacted conferences during the most recent conference realignment period. In all, 14 member schools announced their departure for other conferences, and 15 other schools announced plans to join the conference (eight as all-sports members, and four for football only). Three of the latter group later backed out of their plans to join (one for all sports, and the other two for football only). On December 15, 2012, the Big East's seven remaining non-FBS schools, all Catholic institutions consisting of DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall, and Villanova announced that they voted unanimously to leave the Big East Conference
Big East Conference
effective June 30, 2015.[16][17] The "Catholic 7", by leaving, were looking for a more lucrative television deal than the one they would receive by remaining with the football schools.[18] In March 2013, representatives of the Catholic 7 announced they would leave the conference effective June 30, 2013, retaining the Big East name, $10 million, and the right to hold the conference's basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden.[3][19] Following the announcement of the departure of the Catholic 7 universities, the remaining ten football-playing members started the process of selecting a new name for the conference and choosing a new site to hold its basketball tournament.[20][21] Various names were considered, with the "America 12" conference reportedly one of the finalists until rejected by college presidents sensitive of adding a number to the end of the conference name.[22] On April 3, 2013, the conference announced that it had chosen a new name: American Athletic Conference.[1] The conference also revealed that it prefers the nickname "The American" because it was thought "AAC" would cause too much confusion with the Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
(ACC).[23] Louisville and Rutgers spent one season in the renamed conference. On July 1, 2014, Louisville joined the ACC[24] and Rutgers joined the Big Ten Conference.[25] On that same day, East Carolina, Tulane, and Tulsa joined The American for all sports, while Sacramento State and San Diego State joined as associate members for women's rowing.[26][27] Navy joined as an associate member in football on July 1, 2015.[26] For the next several years, The American did not discuss the addition of any new members. However, in March 2017, media reports indicated that the conference was seriously considering adding one or more new members specifically as basketball upgrades. Wichita State, Dayton, and VCU were reportedly considered, with Wichita State being seen as the strongest candidate.[28] By the end of that month, it was reported that talks between the American and Wichita State had advanced to the point that the two sides were discussing a timeline for membership, with the possibility of the Shockers joining as a full but non-football member as early as the 2017–18 school year. The report indicated that a final decision would be made in April.[29][30][31] The conference's board of directors voted unanimously on April 7 to add Wichita State effective in July 2017, making the Shockers the league's first full non-football member since the Big East split.[32] Commissioners[edit]

Name Term

Michael Aresco 2013–present[7]

Membership timeline[edit]

Member universities[edit] Further information on members of the old Big East: Big East Conference (1979–2013) § Member institutions The conference currently has 12 full member institutions – and three associate members – in 12 states, including California, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas. The newest full member, Wichita State, is the only one that does not sponsor football. Current members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Joined Enrollment Nickname Colors

Central Florida !University of Central Florida Orlando, Florida 1963 2013 66,183[33] Knights          

Cincinnati
Cincinnati
!University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio 1819 2005 44,783[34] Bearcats          

Connecticut
Connecticut
!University of Connecticut Storrs, Connecticut 1881 1979[note 4] 32,182[35] Huskies          

East Carolina University Greenville, North Carolina 1907 2014 29,131[36] Pirates          

Houston
Houston
!University of Houston Houston, Texas 1927 2013 45,364[37] Cougars          

Memphis
Memphis
!University of Memphis Memphis, Tennessee 1912 2013 21,521[38] Tigers          

South Florida !University of South Florida Tampa, Florida 1956 2005 49,591[39] Bulls          

Southern Methodist University Dallas, Texas 1911 2013 11,789[40] Mustangs          

Temple University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1884 1991, 2012[note 5] 40,240[41] Owls          

Tulane University New Orleans, Louisiana 1834 2014 13,581[42] Green Wave          

Tulsa !University of Tulsa Tulsa, Oklahoma 1894 2014 4,433[43] Golden Hurricane               

Wichita State !Wichita State University[note 6] Wichita, Kansas 1895 2017 15,081[44] Shockers          

Associate members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Joined Enrollment Nickname Colors Sport Primary Conference

California State University, Sacramento Sacramento, California 1947 2014 28,811 Hornets           Rowing Big Sky

San Diego
San Diego
State University San Diego, California 1897 2014 29,392 Aztecs           Rowing Mountain West

Navy ! United States
United States
Naval Academy Annapolis, Maryland 1845 2015 4,400 Midshipmen           Football Patriot League

Future associate members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Joining Enrollment Nickname Colors Sport Primary Conference

Florida !University of Florida Gainesville, Florida 1853 2018 51,474 Gators           Women's lacrosse SEC

Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee 1873 2018 12,686 Commodores           Women's lacrosse SEC

Former full members[edit] Two full members have departed from the conference.

Institution Location Founded Joined Left Enrollment Nickname Colors Current Conference

Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Jersey 1766 1991[note 7] 2014 66,013 Scarlet Knights      Big Ten

Louisville !University of Louisville Louisville, Kentucky 1798 2005 2014 22,529 Cardinals           ACC

Former associate members[edit] One associate member has left the conference.

Institution Location Founded Joined Left Enrollment Nickname Colors Sport Primary Conference Conference in Former AAC Sport

Villanova University Villanova, Pennsylvania 1842 2013 2015 10,735 Wildcats           Rowing Big East CAA

Sports[edit] The American currently sponsors championship competition in 10 men's and 11 women's NCAA
NCAA
sanctioned sports. Sacramento State and San Diego State are associate members for women's rowing.[45] Conference members who sponsor women's lacrosse and field hockey compete as associate members of the Big East through the 2017–18 school year, with the exception of East Carolina's startup women's lacrosse program, which is playing its first varsity season in 2018 as an independent.[46] Beginning in 2018–19, The American will sponsor women's lacrosse.[47] Under NCAA
NCAA
rules reflecting the large number of male scholarship participants in football and attempting to address gender equity concerns (see also Title IX), each member institution is required to provide more women's varsity sports than men's.[note 8]

Sport Men's Women's

Baseball

9

Basketball

12

12

Cross Country

10

12

Football

12

Golf

11

10

Lacrosse

[a]

Rowing

7

Soccer

8

10

Softball

8

Swimming & Diving

4

6

Tennis

10

12

Track and Field (Indoor)

9

12

Track and Field (Outdoor)

9

12

Volleyball

12

^ To begin play in the 2019 season (2018–19 school year) with 6 teams.

Men's sponsored sports by school[edit]

School Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Soccer Swimming & Diving Tennis Track & Field (Indoor) Track & Field (Outdoor) Total

Cincinnati Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y 9

Connecticut Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 10

East Carolina Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y 9

Houston Y Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y 7

Memphis Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y 9

South Florida Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y 9

SMU N Y N Y Y Y Y Y N N 6

Temple N Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N 6

Tulane Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y 7

Tulsa N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y 8

UCF Y Y N Y Y Y N Y N N 6

Wichita State Y Y Y N Y N N Y Y Y 7

Associate Member

Navy[note 9] N N N Y N N N N N N 1

Totals 9 12 10 12 11 8 4 10 9 9 94

Men's varsity sports not sponsored by The American which are played by conference schools:

School Ice hockey Rifle[note 10] Rowing[note 11]

Connecticut HEA N N

Memphis N GARC N

Temple N N Independent

Women's sponsored sports by school[edit]

School Basketball Cross Country Golf Rowing Soccer Softball Swimming & Diving Tennis Track & Field (Indoor) Track & Field (Outdoor) Volleyball Total

Cincinnati Y Y Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y 9

Connecticut Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 10

East Carolina Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 10

Houston Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 10

Memphis Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y 9

South Florida Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y 9

SMU Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y 10

Temple Y Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y 8

Tulane Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y Y 8

Tulsa Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y 10

UCF Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y 10

Wichita State Y Y Y N N Y N Y Y Y Y 8

Associate Members

Sacramento State N N N Y N N N N N N N 1

San Diego
San Diego
State N N N Y N N N N N N N 1

Totals 12 12 10 7 10 8 6 12 12 12 12 113

Women's varsity sports not sponsored by The American which are played by conference schools:

School Beach Volleyball Bowling Fencing Field Hockey Equestrian Gymnastics Ice hockey Lacrosse Rifle[note 10] Sailing

Cincinnati — — — — — — — Big East — —

Connecticut — — — Big East — — Hockey East Big East — —

East Carolina — — — — — — — Ind. — —

Memphis — — — — — — — — GARC —

South Florida — — — — — — — — — SAISA

SMU — — — — Independent — — — — —

Temple — — NIWFA Big East — Independent — Big East — —

Tulane Independent Southland — — — — — — — —

Women's Bowling – The Southland Conference
Southland Conference
provides administrative support for the Southland Bowling League, but the SBL operates independently from regular conference operations.[48] The women's bowling league was established in 2015 and includes Southland Conference members Sam Houston
Houston
State and Stephen F. Austin, plus Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech, Monmouth, Tulane, Valparaiso and Vanderbilt. East Carolina is playing its first women's lacrosse season in 2018 (2017–18 school year) as an independent. The following season, the Pirates will form The American's new women's lacrosse league with Cincinnati, Connecticut, Temple and affiliate members Florida and Vanderbilt.[49]

NCAA
NCAA
team championships[edit] [50] Excluded from this list are all national championships earned outside the scope of NCAA
NCAA
competition, including Division I FBS football titles, women's AIAW championships, equestrian titles, and retroactive Helms Athletic Foundation titles.

School Total Men Women Co-ed Nickname Most successful sport (Titles)

University of Connecticut 22 6 16 0 Huskies Women's basketball (11)

University of Houston 17 17 0 0 Cougars Men's golf (16)

U.S. Naval Academy 5 5 0 0 Midshipmen Men's Fencing (3)

Southern Methodist University 4 4 0 0 Mustangs Men's outdoor track & field (2)

Temple University 3 1 2 0 Owls Women's lacrosse
Women's lacrosse
(2)

University of Cincinnati 2 2 0 0 Bearcats Men's basketball (2)

Tulane University 1 1 0 0 Green Wave Men's tennis (1)

University of Tulsa 1 0 1 0 Golden Hurricane Women's golf (1)

Wichita State University 1 1 0 0 Shockers Baseball
Baseball
(1)

University of South Florida 0 0 0 0 Bulls n/a

University of Central Florida 1 1 0 0 Knights Football (1)

East Carolina University 0 0 0 0 Pirates n/a

University of Memphis 0 0 0 0 Tigers n/a

See also: List of NCAA
NCAA
schools with the most NCAA
NCAA
Division I championships, List of NCAA
NCAA
schools with the most Division I national championships, and NCAA
NCAA
Division 1 FBS Conferences Football[edit] See also: Bowl Championship Series
Bowl Championship Series
and College Football Playoff The conference began football during the 1991–92 season, and was a founding member of the Bowl Championship Series.[51] Previously conference opponents operated on a two-year cycle, as a home-and-home series.[52]

West Division East Division

Houston Cincinnati

Memphis Connecticut

Navy East Carolina

SMU South Florida

Tulane Temple

Tulsa UCF

The conference previously did not have enough teams to form divisions, but now does after Navy joined the conference in 2015.[note 12] When Navy joined in 2015 and divisions were created, Navy was placed in the West division along with Houston, Memphis, SMU, Tulane, and Tulsa. Teams play eight conference games a season. Since 2015, each team has played the other five teams in its own division, as well as three teams from the other division, operating in a four-year cycle ensuring that each school will play every conference opponent at home and on the road at least once in the four-year cycle.[53] The East and West division winners, determined by final conference record, meet in the American Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
Football Championship Game, which is played at the home site of one of the division winners. Like the conference itself, football experienced much transition through its history – in fact it was the main force behind such departures and expansion. In 2003, the BCS announced that it would adjust the automatic bids granted to its six founding conferences based on results from 2004 to 2007. With the addition of Cincinnati, Louisville, and South Florida in 2005, the conference retained its BCS automatic-qualifying status. In 2007, South Florida rose to No. 2 in the BCS rankings, but finished No. 21 in the final poll. Cincinnati finished the 2009 regular season undefeated at 12–0, and ranked No. 3 in the final BCS standings, barely missing the opportunity to play for the BCS National Championship. The conference was 9–7 (.563) in BCS bowl games, the third highest winning percentage amongst the AQ conferences. All-time school and conference records[edit] As of Jan 2, 2018.[citation needed]

Team Overall Conference The American Championships National Championships

W L T Win % W L Win %

Tulsa 603 487 28 .552 12 20 .375 0 0

Navy 706 554 57 .558 18 6 .750 0 1

South Florida 145 105 0 .580 24 16 .600 0 0

UCF 237 202 1 .540 27 13 .675 3 1

Houston 433 360 15 .545 27 13 .675 1 0

East Carolina 429 394 11 .521 11 21 .344 0 0

Cincinnati 607 590 51 .507 20 20 .500 1 0

Connecticut 505 550 38 .479 11 29 .275 0 0

SMU 484 527 54 .480 13 27 .325 0 3

Memphis 465 507 33 .479 25 15 .625 1 0

Tulane 516 636 38 .450 7 25 .219 0 0

Temple 462 588 52 .443 23 17 .575 1 0

Conference champions[edit] Main article: American Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
Football Championship Game Further information on football champions of the Big East Conference from 1991 to 2012: Big East Conference (1979–2013)
Big East Conference (1979–2013)
§ Champions The American Championship Game pits the Eastern Division representative against the Western Division representative in a game held following the conclusion of the regular season. The site of the Championship Game is the home stadium of the division champion with the best overall conference record. In the event that the two division champions are tied, then the head-to-head record shall be used as the tiebreaker. Prior to the 2015 season, when the conference split into two six-team divisions and created a conference championship game, The American awarded its championship to the team(s) with the best overall conference record.

Record Ranking

Year Champions Conference Overall AP Coaches' Bowl result Head coach

2013 !2013 Central Florida !UCF 8–0 12–1 #10 #12 W Fiesta Bowl
Fiesta Bowl
52–42 vs. Baylor† George O'Leary

2014 !2014 Central Florida !UCF 7–1 9–4 N/A N/A L St. Petersburg Bowl 27–34 vs. NC State George O'Leary

Cincinnati
Cincinnati
!Cincinnati 7–1 9–4 N/A N/A L Military Bowl
Military Bowl
17–33 vs. Virginia Tech Tommy Tuberville

Memphis
Memphis
!Memphis 7–1 10–3 #25 #25 W Miami Beach Bowl 55–48 vs. BYU Justin Fuente

2015 !2015 Houston
Houston
!Houston 7–1 13–1 #8 #8 W Peach Bowl
Peach Bowl
38–24 vs. Florida State† Tom Herman

2016 Temple 7–1 10–3 #23 #24 L Military Bowl
Military Bowl
26–34 vs Wake Forest Matt Rhule

2017 UCF 8-0 13-0 #6 #7 W Peach Bowl
Peach Bowl
34-27 vs Auburn† Scott Frost

† BCS or CFP Bowl Game

Rivalries[edit] The American has many rivalries among its member schools, primarily in football. Some rivalries existed before the conference was established or began play in football. Recent conference realignment in 2005 and 2013 ended – or temporarily halted – many rivalries. Before their departure to other conferences, a number of former member schools held longtime rivalries within the conference.

Teams Rivalry Name Trophy Meetings Began Record Series leader Current Streak

East Carolina–UCF — — 13 1991 10-5-0 East Carolina UCF won 1

Navy–SMU — Gansz Trophy 16 1930 9–7–0 Navy Navy won 5

Houston–SMU The Burrito Bowl Burrito Bowl 31 1975 20-10-1 Houston Houston
Houston
won 3

South Florida–UCF War on I–4 War on I-4 Trophy 9 2005 6-3-0 South Florida UCF won 1

Houston-Tulsa The Rivalry The Gazebo 39 1950 21-18-0 Houston Tulsa won 1

Bowl games[edit] Following the 2013 season, the BCS era came to a close and was replaced by the College Football Playoff. Four teams will play in two semifinal games, with the winners advancing to the new College Football Championship Game.[54] Six bowl games — the Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Orange Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, and Peach Bowl
Peach Bowl
— will rotate as hosts for the semifinal games, and host major bowls when they do not host semifinal games (access bowls). With the birth of the College Football Playoff, The American lost its automatic qualifying status for one of the major bowls. Instead, one automatic qualifying spot is reserved for the highest ranked team from the "Group of Five" conferences – The American, Conference USA, the Mid-American Conference, Mountain West Conference, and Sun Belt Conference. Although the pick order usually corresponds to the conference standings, the bowls are not required to make their choices strictly according to the won-lost records; many factors influence bowl selections, especially the likely turnout of the team's fans. Picks are made after any applicable College Football Playoff
College Football Playoff
selections. If a team is selected for the one of the access bowls or playoff, the bowl with the No. 2 pick will have the first pick of the remaining teams in the conference.

Year[55] Name Location Opposing Conference

2014–19 Cotton, Peach, Fiesta, or Playoff[note 13] Dallas, Atlanta, Glendale, or Playoff Site CFP At-Large

2014–19 Birmingham Bowl Birmingham, Alabama SEC

2014–19 Gasparilla Bowl St. Petersburg, Florida ACC or C-USA

2014–19 Frisco Bowl[a] Frisco, Texas C-USA, MAC, Sun Belt, or BYU

2014–19 Military Bowl Annapolis, Maryland ACC

2014/16/17/19 Armed Forces Bowl Fort Worth, Texas Big 12 or Army

2016/18 Bahamas Bowl Nassau, Bahamas MAC or C-USA

2015–19 Cure Bowl Orlando, Florida Sun Belt

2015/17/19 Hawaiʻi Bowl Honolulu, Hawaii MWC or BYU

2015/16/17/19 Boca Raton Bowl Boca Raton, Florida MAC or C-USA

2018–19 New Orleans
New Orleans
Bowl New Orleans, Louisiana MAC or Sun Belt

2014–19 Liberty and Independence Bowls[b] Memphis, Shreveport ACC or SEC (Backup Agreement)

^ From 2014 through 2016, this bowl was the Miami Beach Bowl played in Miami, Florida. ^ This group formerly included the Poinsettia Bowl, held in San Diego, but that game was discontinued after the 2016 season.

Head football coach compensation[edit] The total pay of head coaches includes university and non-university compensation. This includes base salary, income from contracts, foundation supplements, bonuses and media and radio pay.[56][57] These listings are accurate for the most recently completed 2017 season. Coaches in bold italics are no longer employed at American member schools; both left after the 2017 season for head coaching positions at Power Five schools.

Conf. Rank University Head Coach Salary[56]

1 Southern Methodist !Southern Methodist University Morris, ChadChad Morris $2,600,000

2 Temple !Temple University Collins, GeoffGeoff Collins† TBA

3 Cincinnati
Cincinnati
!University of Cincinnati Fickell, LukeLuke Fickell† $1,900,000

4 Naval Academy ! United States
United States
Naval Academy Niumatalolo, KenKen Niumatalolo $2,250,000

5 South Florida !University of South Florida Strong, CharlieCharlie Strong† $5,000,000+

6 Memphis
Memphis
!University of Memphis Norvell, MikeMike Norvell $1,800,000+

7 UCF !University of Central Florida Frost, ScottScott Frost $2,000,000+

8 Connecticut
Connecticut
!University of Connecticut Edsall, RandyRandy Edsall† $1,000,000+

9 Houston
Houston
!University of Houston Applewhite, MajorMajor Applewhite† $1,500,000+

10 Tulane !Tulane University Fritz, WillieWillie Fritz $1,500,000+

11 East Carolina !East Carolina University Montgomery, ScottieScottie Montgomery $1,250,000+

12 Tulsa !University of Tulsa Montgomery, PhilipPhilip Montgomery $1,400,000

† New hire + Plus incentives

Conference individual honors[edit] Main article: American Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
football individual awards Coaches and media of The American award individual honors at the end of each football season.[58] Men's basketball[edit] See also: American Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
Men's Basketball
Basketball
Tournament In June 2013, it was announced that the inaugural men's basketball tournament will take place at FedExForum
FedExForum
in Memphis.[59] FedExForum had previously hosted eight Conference USA
Conference USA
basketball tournaments. Even though the Big East Conference
Big East Conference
was meant to be a basketball-oriented conference, UConn, a member of The American, won the 2014 NCAA Division I
NCAA Division I
Men's Basketball
Basketball
Tournament (the first after the conferences split). All-time school records by winning percentage[edit] This list goes through the 2016–17 season.

No. Team Records Win Pct. The American Tournament Championships The American Regular Season Championships Final Fours National Championships

1 Temple 1,840–933 .664 0 1 2 1

2 Connecticut 1,609–903 .641 1 0 5 4

3 Memphis 1,459–852 .631 0 0 3 0

4 Cincinnati 1,669–974 .631 1 2 6 2

5 Houston 1,165–805 .591 0 0 5 0

6 Tulsa 1,362–1,092 .555 0 0 0 0

7 Wichita State 1,456–1,186 .551 0 0 2 0

8 UCF 665–549 .548 0 0 0 0

9 SMU 1,314–1,192 .524 2 2 1 0

10 Tulane 1,166–1,191 .495 0 0 0 0

11 East Carolina 1,018–1,055 .491 0 0 0 0

12 South Florida 584–664 .468 0 0 0 0

Rivalries[edit]

Cincinnati- Memphis
Memphis
men's basketball rivalry Tulsa-Wichita State men's basketball rivalry

Conference champions[edit] Further information on men's basketball champions of the Big East Conference from 1980 to 2013: Big East Men's Basketball
Basketball
Tournament

Regular Season Tournament

Year Champions Record AP Coaches' Postseason Champions Record AP Coaches' Postseason

2013–14 Louisville 31–6 (15–3) #5 #9 NCAA
NCAA
Sweet Sixteen Louisville 31–6 #5 #9 NCAA
NCAA
Sweet Sixteen

Cincinnati 27–7 (15–3) #15 #22 NCAA
NCAA
Second Round

2014–15 SMU 27–7 (15–3) #18 RV NCAA
NCAA
First Round SMU 27–7 #18 RV NCAA
NCAA
First Round

2015–16 Temple 21–12 (14–4) NR NR NCAA
NCAA
First Round Connecticut 25–10 (11–7) RV RV NCAA
NCAA
Second Round

2016–17 SMU 30–4 (17–1) #12 #15 NCAA
NCAA
First Round SMU 30–4 #12 #15 NCAA
NCAA
First Round

2017–18 Cincinnati 30–4 (16–2) #8 #8 TBD Cincinnati 30–4 #8 #8 NCAA
NCAA
Second Round

Connecticut, after being eliminated from the Conference Championship Tournament, went on to become the National Champions after beating the University of Kentucky 60–54 in the 2014 Men's NCAA
NCAA
Basketball Championship.

Women's basketball[edit] See also: American Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
Women's Basketball
Basketball
Tournament In June 2013, it was announced that the inaugural women's basketball tournament would take place at the Mohegan Sun
Mohegan Sun
in Connecticut.[60] Women's basketball teams have played a total of 20 times in the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball
Basketball
Championship (since 1982), with UConn winning 11 national championships under head coach Geno Auriemma
Geno Auriemma
since 1995. Women's national championship tournaments prior to 1982 were run by the AIAW. All-time school records by winning percentage[edit] This list goes through the 2016–17 season.[61]

No. Team Records Win Pct. The American Tournament Championships The American Regular Season Championships Final Fours National Championships

1 Connecticut 1,082–297 .785 4 4 18 11

2 Memphis 781–590[a] .570 0 0 0 0

3 Tulane 684–534 .562 0 0 0 0

4 Temple 806–653–3 .552 0 0 0 0

5 SMU 630–534 .541 0 0 0 0

6 East Carolina 705–600 .540 0 0 0 0

7 Houston 650–603 .519 0 0 0 0

8 Cincinnati 636–628 .503 0 0 0 0

9 South Florida 604–649 .482 0 0 0 0

10 UCF 546–611 .472 0 0 0 0

11 Wichita State 571–647[b] .469 0 0 0 0

12 Tulsa 326–544 .375 0 0 0 0

^ Record since the 1972–73 season, considered by Memphis
Memphis
to be the start of its "modern era" of women's basketball. ^ Record since the 1976–77 season, considered by Wichita State to be the start of its "modern era" of Division I women's basketball.

Conference champions[edit] Further information on women's basketball champions of the Big East Conference from 1983 to 2013: Big East Women's Basketball
Basketball
Tournament

Regular Season Tournament

Year Champions Record AP Coaches' Postseason Champions Record AP Coaches' Postseason

2013–14 Connecticut 40–0 (18–0) #1 #1 NCAA
NCAA
Champion Connecticut 40–0 (18–0) #1 #1 NCAA
NCAA
Champion

2014–15 Connecticut 38–1 (18–0) #1 #1 NCAA
NCAA
Champion Connecticut 38–1 (18–0) #1 #1 NCAA
NCAA
Champion

2015–16 Connecticut 38–0 (18–0) #1 #1 NCAA
NCAA
Champion Connecticut 38–0 (18–0) #1 #1 NCAA
NCAA
Champion

2016–17 Connecticut 36–1 (16–0) #1 #1 Final Four Connecticut 36–1 (16–0) #1 #1 Final Four

2017–18 Connecticut 32–0 (16–0) #1 #1 TBD Connecticut 32–0 (16–0) #1 #1 TBD

Facilities[edit]

Institution Football stadium Capacity Basketball
Basketball
arena Capacity Baseball
Baseball
stadium Capacity

Cincinnati Nippert Stadium 40,000 Fifth Third Arena[a] 13,176 Marge Schott Stadium 3,085

Connecticut Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field 42,704 Harry A. Gampel Pavilion XL Center 10,167 15,564 J. O. Christian Field Dunkin' Donuts Park 2,000 6,850

East Carolina Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium 50,000 Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum 8,000 Clark-LeClair Stadium 5,000

Houston TDECU Stadium 40,000 Hofheinz Pavilion[b] 8,479 Cougar Field 5,000

Memphis Liberty Bowl
Liberty Bowl
Memorial Stadium 59,308 FedExForum
FedExForum
(men) Elma Roane Fieldhouse (women) 18,119 2,565 FedExPark 2,000

South Florida Raymond James Stadium 65,908 USF Sun Dome 10,411 USF Baseball
Baseball
Stadium 3,211

SMU Gerald J. Ford Stadium 32,000 Moody Coliseum 7,000 Non-baseball school

Temple Lincoln Financial Field 68,532 Liacouras Center McGonigle Hall
McGonigle Hall
(women)[c] 10,206 3,900 Non-baseball school

Tulane Yulman Stadium 30,000 Smoothie King Center
Smoothie King Center
(men) Devlin Fieldhouse
Devlin Fieldhouse
(men/women) 17,003 4,100 Turchin Stadium 5,000

Tulsa H. A. Chapman Stadium 30,000 Reynolds Center 8,355 Non-baseball school

UCF Spectrum Stadium 45,323 CFE Arena 9,465 Jay Bergman Field 3,600

Wichita State Non-football member[d] Charles Koch Arena Intrust Bank Arena 10,506 15,006 Eck Stadium 7,851

Navy Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium 34,000 Associate member

^ Cincinnati
Cincinnati
men's basketball played the 2017–18 season at BB&T Arena (capacity 9,400) on the campus of Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Kentucky
Highland Heights, Kentucky
during renovations to Fifth Third Arena. Women's basketball is playing that season in the city of Cincinnati
Cincinnati
at the gym of St. Ursula Academy (capacity 1,000).[62] ^ Houston
Houston
played its 2017–18 men's and women's basketball seasons at the Health and Physical Education Arena
Health and Physical Education Arena
at Texas Southern University (capacity 8,100) due to renovations to Hofheinz Pavilion, which will be renamed Fertitta Center upon its reopening in 2018.[63] ^ Temple splits its women's basketball schedule between McGonigle Hall and the Liacouras Center. ^ Wichita State discontinued its football program following the 1986 season. The Shockers' football facility, Cessna Stadium
Cessna Stadium
(capacity 30,000) still stands. It is the home of the Shockers' track and field program and hosts football games for Wichita's Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School.

Academics[edit] One of the current member schools, Tulane University, is a member of the Association of American Universities
Association of American Universities
(AAU), an organization of 62 leading research universities in the United States
United States
and Canada.[64] Seven members are doctorate-granting universities with "very high research activity," the highest classification given by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.[65] Member schools are also highly ranked nationally and globally by various groups, including U.S. News & World Report, Washington Monthly, and Times Higher Education.

University Location Affiliation Carnegie[65] Endowment[66] USN Nat.[67] WM Nat.[68] URAP U.S.[69]

Central Florida !University of Central Florida Orlando, Florida Public (SUSF) Research (VH) $135,500,000 176 211 114

Cincinnati
Cincinnati
!University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio Public (USO) Research (VH) $1,183,922,000 135 191 57

Connecticut
Connecticut
!University of Connecticut Storrs, Connecticut Public Research (VH) $436,900,000 60 81 94

East Carolina University Greenville, North Carolina Public (UNC) Doctoral $164,065,000 210 171 69

Houston
Houston
!University of Houston Houston, Texas Public (UH System) Research (VH) $789,700,000 194 68 104

Memphis
Memphis
!University of Memphis Memphis, Tennessee Public (TBR) Research (H) $200,750,000 RNP 37 188

South Florida !University of South Florida Tampa, Florida Public (SUSF) Research (VH) $447,000,000 159 78 72

Southern Methodist University University Park, Texas Private (Methodist) Research (H) $1,466,258,000 56 260 164

Temple University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Public (CSHE) Research (VH) $386,758,000 118 195 108

Tulane University New Orleans, Louisiana Private (non-sectarian) Research (VH) $1,183,924,000 39 100 112

Tulsa !University of Tulsa Tulsa, Oklahoma Private (Presbyterian) Doctoral $1,015,474,000 86 164 297

Wichita State University Wichita, Kansas Public (KBOR) Doctoral $235,500,000 RNP (Tier 2) 233 258

Media[edit] As of 2014, The American has carriage agreements with the following broadcast and cable networks.[70][71][72] Television[edit]

ABC broadcasts select football games. CBS broadcasts up to 12 appearances for men's and women's basketball games. CBS, under a separate contract with Navy that predated its association with The American for football, also carries select Navy neutral site football games, including all games against the U.S. Military Academy and select games against Notre Dame and Air Force. CBS Sports Network
CBS Sports Network
broadcasts football, men's and women's basketball, and baseball. ESPN
ESPN
broadcasts football, men's and women's basketball, across its networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNews, and ESPNU). ESPN
ESPN
broadcasts the men's and women's basketball tournament, and the football championship game. Fox Sports Ohio
Fox Sports Ohio
broadcasts select men's basketball and football games for the University of Cincinnati. SportsNet New York
SportsNet New York
broadcasts select men's basketball, women's basketball, and football games for the University of Connecticut. Cox Kansas broadcasts select basketball, baseball and volleyball games for Wichita State University. Spectrum Sports broadcasts select basketball games for SMU.

Internet[edit]

American Digital Network
American Digital Network
broadcasts women's basketball games, most conference events otherwise not televised, baseball championship game, championship games for select olympic sports. The American Digital Network streams online on the American Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
website.

See also[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to American Athletic Conference.

List of NCAA
NCAA
conferences Big East Conference
Big East Conference
(2013–present) Big East Conference
Big East Conference
(1979–2013)

Notes[edit]

^ The American is the legal all-sports successor to the Big East Conference (1979–2013). The Big East was rebranded and reorganized as the American Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
on July 1, 2013. ^ The American is the legal successor to the Big East Conference (1979–2013) and retains its charter. The current Big East Conference purchased the "Big East" name during the 2013 conference breakup. ^ The other conferences in the "Group of Five" are Conference USA (C-USA), the Mid-American Conference
Mid-American Conference
(MAC), the Mountain West Conference, and the Sun Belt Conference. ^ Connecticut's football program did not join the conference until 2004. ^ Temple was not a Big East football member between the 2005 and 2011 seasons, most of this time being spent in the Mid-American Conference. Temple joined as a football only member in 2012, and as an all-sports member in 2013. ^ Non-football member. ^ Rutgers joined the conference in 1991 as a football-only member, and joined in all-sports in 1995. ^ Under NCAA
NCAA
Bylaw 20.9.4, all Division I schools are required to sponsor a minimum of seven men's and seven women's sports, or six men's and eight women's sports. Bylaw 20.9.7.1 imposes the latter requirement on FBS schools. FCS schools, under Bylaw 20.9.8.1, may use either requirement. Note that this does not explicitly require that a school sponsor two more women's sports than men's sports. See "2012–13 NCAA Division I
NCAA Division I
Manual" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved March 7, 2013.  ^ Navy continues to field most of its other sports in the NCAA Division I Patriot League. ^ a b Rifle is technically a men's sport, but men's, women's, and coed teams all compete against each other. ^ The only category of rowing that the NCAA
NCAA
governs is women's heavyweight rowing. All men's rowing is governed by the Intercollegiate Rowing Association. ^ At the time Navy joined in football, the NCAA
NCAA
required 12 teams for a conference to conduct divisional play and stage a championship game that was exempt from the NCAA-imposed limit of 12 regular-season games. Starting with the 2016 season, a conference can conduct an "exempt" championship game with fewer than 12 members, as long as it either plays in two divisions or conducts a full round-robin schedule. ^ If The American's champion is the highest ranked from among the "Group of Five" conferences, it will receive a bid to either the Cotton Bowl, the Peach Bowl, or the Fiesta Bowl. If the team is ranked in the top four at the end of the regular season, it will take part in the College Football Playoff.

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External links[edit]

Official website

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American Athletic Conference

Full members

Cincinnati
Cincinnati
Bearcats Connecticut
Connecticut
Huskies East Carolina Pirates Houston
Houston
Cougars Memphis
Memphis
Tigers SMU Mustangs South Florida Bulls Temple Owls Tulane Green Wave Tulsa Golden Hurricane UCF Knights Wichita State Shockers
Wichita State Shockers
(non-football member)

Associate members

Football: Navy Midshipmen Women's lacrosse
Women's lacrosse
(joining in 2018): Florida Gators Vanderbilt Commodores Women's rowing: Sacramento State Hornets San Diego
San Diego
State Aztecs

Championships and awards

Conference champions

Media

American Digital Network

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NCAA Division I
Football Bowl Subdivision conferences

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