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Conference USA
Conference USA
(C-USA or CUSA) is a collegiate athletic conference whose current member institutions are located within the Southern United States. The conference participates in the NCAA's Division I in all sports. C-USA's offices are located in the Las Colinas
Las Colinas
business district of the Dallas
suburb of Irving, Texas. C-USA was founded in 1995 by the merger of the Metro Conference
Metro Conference
and Great Midwest Conference, two Division I conferences that did not sponsor football. However, the merger did not include either Great Midwest member Dayton or Metro members VCU and Virginia Tech[2]. Since this left an uneven number of teams in the conference, Houston
of the dissolving Southwest Conference
Southwest Conference
was extended an invitation and agreed to join following the SWC's disbanding at the end of the 1995-96 academic year. The conference immediately started competition in all sports except for football, which did not launch until 1996.


1 Members

1.1 Current members 1.2 Affiliate members 1.3 Former members 1.4 Former affiliate members 1.5 Membership timeline

2 History 3 Commissioners 4 Sports

4.1 Sports sponsored 4.2 Men's sponsored sports by school 4.3 Women's sponsored sports by school 4.4 Football 4.5 Men's basketball 4.6 Women's basketball 4.7 Baseball

5 Championships

5.1 Current C-USA champions 5.2 National champions

6 Facilities 7 Media

7.1 CUSA.tv

8 Academics 9 Notes 10 References 11 External links

Members[edit] Current members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Colors Joined

Alabama-Birmingham ! University of Alabama
University of Alabama
at Birmingham Birmingham, Alabama 1969 18,698[3] Blazers           1995[a 1]

Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, Florida 1961 30,803[5] Owls           2013

Florida International University Miami, Florida 1965 52,980[6] Panthers           2013[a 2]

Louisiana Tech University Ruston, Louisiana 1894 12,873[7] Bulldogs & Lady Techsters                     [a 3] 2013

Marshall University Huntington, West Virginia 1837 16,782 Thundering Herd           2005

Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, Tennessee 1911 22,729[8] Blue Raiders           2013

North Carolina-Charlotte ! University of North Carolina
University of North Carolina
at Charlotte Charlotte, North Carolina 1946 29,000[9] 49ers           2013[a 4]

North Texas !University of North Texas Denton, Texas 1890 36,216[10] Mean Green           2013

Old Dominion University Norfolk, Virginia 1930 24,670[11] Monarchs & Lady Monarchs[a 5]                2013[a 6]

Rice University Houston, Texas 1912 6,498[12] Owls           2005

Southern Mississippi !University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, Mississippi 1910 14,845[13] Golden Eagles & Lady Eagles           1995

Texas-El Paso !University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, Texas 1914 23,079[14] Miners                2005

Texas- San Antonio
San Antonio
!University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, Texas 1969 28,628[15] Roadrunners                2013

Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, Kentucky 1906 20,303[16] Hilltoppers & Lady Toppers           2014[a 7]


^ UAB was a full but non-football member at two different times—1995 to 1999, when the school was independent in football, and 2015 to 2017, after UAB discontinued its football program. UAB football returned for the 2017 season.[4] ^ FIU was a men's soccer affiliate from 2005 to 2013. ^ Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters basketball
Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters basketball
uses their traditional Columbia blue instead of the official Tech blue. ^ Charlotte was a full but non-football member from 1995 to 2005 and again from 2013 to 2015. ^ Some Old Dominion women's sports use "Monarchs" and others "Lady Monarchs", as follows:

Monarchs – Field hockey, lacrosse Lady Monarchs – Basketball, golf, rowing, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis

^ Old Dominion was an affiliate in men's golf, women's golf, rowing, men's tennis, and women's tennis in 2012–13; full but non-football member in 2013–14. ^ Western Kentucky was an affiliate in women's swimming & diving in 2013–14.

Affiliate members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Colors Joined Sport Primary Conference

Kentucky !University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky 1865 26,054 Wildcats           2005 soccer (M) Southeastern

New Mexico !University of New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico 1889 35,211 Lobos           2013 soccer (M) Mountain West

South Carolina !University of South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina 1801 28,481 Gamecocks           2005 soccer (M) Southeastern

Former members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Nickname Joined Left Current Conference

Central Florida !University of Central Florida Orlando, Florida 1963 Knights 2005 2013 The American

!University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio 1819 Bearcats 1995 2005 The American

DePaul University Chicago, Illinois 1898 Blue Demons 1995 2005 Big East

East Carolina University Greenville, North Carolina 1907 Pirates 2001[b 1] 2014 The American

!University of Houston Houston, Texas 1927 Cougars 1996[b 2] 2013 The American

Louisville !University of Louisville Louisville, Kentucky 1798 Cardinals 1995 2005 Atlantic Coast

Marquette University Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1881 Golden Eagles 1995 2005 Big East

Memphis !University of Memphis Memphis, Tennessee 1912 Tigers 1995 2013 The American

Saint Louis University Saint Louis !St. Louis, Missouri 1818 Billikens 1995 2005 Atlantic 10

South Florida !University of South Florida Tampa, Florida 1956 Bulls 1995 2005 The American

Southern Methodist University University Park, Texas 1911 Mustangs 2005 2013 The American

Texas Christian University Fort Worth, Texas 1873 Horned Frogs 2001 2005 Big 12

Tulane University New Orleans, Louisiana 1834 Green Wave 1995 2014 The American

Tulsa !University of Tulsa Tulsa, Oklahoma 1894 Golden Hurricane 2005 2014 The American


^ Affiliate in football from 1997 to 2001. ^ Houston
was a founding member of C-USA in 1995 but did not begin competition until 1996 because of its commitments to the final year of competition in the Southwest Conference.

Former affiliate members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Nickname Joined Left Sport Primary Conference

Alabama !University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Alabama 1831 Crimson Tide 2009 2014 rowing Southeastern[c 1]

Army ! United States Military Academy
United States Military Academy
(Army) West Point, New York 1802 Black Knights 1998 2005 football Patriot[c 2]

California State University, Bakersfield Bakersfield, California 1965 Roadrunners 2007 2010 swimming & diving (W) Western Athletic

Sacramento State ! California State University, Sacramento
California State University, Sacramento
(Sacramento State) Sacramento, California 1947 Hornets 2013 2014 rowing Big Sky[c 3]

Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colorado 1874 Tigers 2006 2014 soccer (W) Southern Collegiate (NCAA Division III)[c 4]

Kansas !University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas 1865 Jayhawks 2009 2014 rowing Big 12

Kansas State University Manhattan, Kansas 1863 Wildcats 2009 2014 rowing Big 12

North Dakota !University of North Dakota Grand Forks, North Dakota 1883 Fighting Hawks 2008 2011 swimming & diving (W) Big Sky[c 5]

Northern Colorado !University of Northern Colorado Greeley, Colorado 1889 Bears 2007 2010 swimming & diving (W) Big Sky[c 5]

Oklahoma !University of Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma 1890 Sooners 2009 2014 rowing Big 12

San Diego
San Diego
State University San Diego, California 1947 Aztecs 2013 2014 rowing Mountain West[c 3]

Tennessee !University of Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee 1794 Lady Volunteers 2009 2014 rowing Southeastern[c 1]

Texas !University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas 1883 Longhorns 2009 2014 rowing Big 12

West Virginia University Morgantown, West Virginia 1867 Mountaineers 2012 2014 rowing Big 12


^ a b Rowing affiliate of the Big 12. ^ Football currently competes as an FBS independent. ^ a b Rowing affiliate of The American. ^ Women's soccer affiliate of the Mountain West. ^ a b Women's swimming & diving affiliate of the WAC.

Membership timeline[edit]

Full members (all-sports) Full members (non-football) Affiliate members (football-only) Affiliate member (other sport)Other Conference Other Conference History[edit] C-USA was founded in 1995 by the merger of the Metro Conference
Metro Conference
and Great Midwest Conference, two Division I conferences that did not sponsor football. To even out at 12 members (because Dayton, VCU, and Virginia Tech were left out of the merger[2]) the conference invited the University of Houston, but UH could not start C-USA play for a year due to committing to being in the Southwest Conference
Southwest Conference
in its final year. The conference immediately started competition in all sports, except football which started in 1996. The conference saw radical changes for the 2005–06 academic year. The stage for these changes was set in 2003, when the Atlantic Coast Conference successfully lured Miami
and Virginia Tech to make a move from the Big East Conference
Big East Conference
in 2004. Boston College
Boston College
would later make the same move, joining the ACC in 2005. In response to that series of moves, which depleted the Big East football conference, the Big East looked to Conference USA
Conference USA
to attract replacements. Five C-USA members departed for the Big East, including three football-playing schools (Cincinnati, Louisville, and South Florida; Louisville moved to the ACC in 2014) and two non-football schools (DePaul and Marquette; both joined the New Big East in 2013). Another two schools (Charlotte and Saint Louis) left for the Atlantic 10; TCU joined the Mountain West (and is now in the Big 12 with several other former Southwest Conference members); and a ninth member, Army, which was C-USA football-only, opted to become an independent in that sport again. With the loss of these teams, C-USA lured six teams from other conferences: UCF and Marshall from the MAC, as well as Rice, SMU, Tulsa, and later UTEP from the WAC. Note that UCF played in the MAC for football only; for all other sports, it was a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference. With C-USA's membership now consisting of 12 schools, all of which sponsor football, the conference has adopted a two-division alignment. In 2013, C-USA entered its next phase with the departure of four schools (Houston, Memphis, SMU, and UCF) for the American Athletic Conference, the football-sponsoring portion of the former Big East Conference. This was again the result of Big East schools leaving for the ACC, this time being Syracuse and Pittsburgh. It was announced in early 2012 that Conference USA
Conference USA
was in talks with the Mountain West Conference about forming either a football alliance or conference merger in the future. However, when the conferences discussed their plans with the NCAA, they were told that if they merged, the new league would receive only one automatic bid to NCAA championships; at least one of the former conferences would lose expected future revenues from the NCAA men's basketball tournament; and at least one former conference would lose exit fees from any schools that departed for the new league. As a result, both C-USA and the MW backed away from a full merger. As of April 2012, the likeliest scenario was an all-sports alliance in which both conferences retain separate identities.[17] However, after the MW added more members, the alliance was apparently abandoned. For men's soccer, there was a chance that the MW, SEC, and C-USA along with the one Sun Belt member (FIU), that sponsor the sport, would play under the C-USA's men's soccer program. The MW, which does not sponsor men's soccer, would take three of the four members that offer the sport (UNLV, Air Force, New Mexico— San Diego
San Diego
State is a Pac-12 associate member in that sport), join C-USA's three full members that offer the sport (UAB, Marshall, Tulsa), the two SEC members already in C-USA for the sport (Kentucky, South Carolina), and the Sun Belt's FIU.[17] However, the only MW member school that ultimately moved to C-USA men's soccer was New Mexico. For the 2013–14 season C-USA invited five new members to join their conference, with all accepting. UTSA and Louisiana Tech joined from the WAC and North Texas and FIU, (an affiliate member of C-USA joining for men's soccer in 2005), from the Sun Belt Conference. Old Dominion, which already housed five of its sports in C-USA, moved the rest of its athletic program from the CAA (except for field hockey, women's lacrosse and wrestling, with the three sports joining the new Big East, the Atlantic Sun, and the MAC respectively because C-USA does not sponsor those sports) and upgraded its football program from the Football Championship Subdivision. Charter member Charlotte returned from the A-10 and accelerated its recently established football program, which was set to begin play in 2013 as an FCS school, to FBS in 2015 with full conference rights in 2016. On November 27, 2012, it was announced that Tulane would leave the conference to join the Big East in all sports and East Carolina would join the Big East for football only (ECU's membership was upgraded to all-sports in March 2013 after the Big East's non-football members, save for ACC-bound Notre Dame, announced they were leaving to form a new conference which took the Big East name, leaving the football-playing members to become the American Athletic Conference). Conference USA
Conference USA
responded by adding Middle Tennessee and Florida Atlantic, both from the Sun Belt. On April 1, 2013, Conference USA announced they were adding Western Kentucky, also from the Sun Belt, to offset Tulsa's departure to The American in all sports which was confirmed the next day.[18][19] Citing yet unproven increasing financial difficulties, the UAB football program was shut down on December 2, 2014. According to Conference USA
Conference USA
bylaws, member schools must sponsor football. In January 2015, UAB announced an independent re-evaluation of the program and the finances involved, leaving open a possible resumption of the program as early as the 2016 season. On January 29, 2015, the conference announced that there was no time pressure in making a decision regarding UAB's future membership. The conference also stated that it would wait for the results of the new study before any further discussions on the subject.[20] On June 1, UAB announced that it would reinstate football effective with the 2016 season, presumably keeping the school in C-USA for the immediate future.[21] The return of football was later pushed back to 2017.[4] Commissioner Britton Banowsky stepped down on Septerber 15, 2015 to become the head of the College Football Playoff
College Football Playoff
Foundation. Executive associate commissioner and chief operating officer Judy MacLeod was subsequently named interim commissioner. On October 26 MacLoed was named the conference's third official commissioner, also becoming the first woman to head an FBS conference.[22] Commissioners[edit]

Michael Slive
Michael Slive
1995–2002 Britton Banowsky 2002–2015 Judy MacLeod 2015–present

Sports[edit] Sports sponsored[edit] Conference USA
Conference USA
sponsors championship competition in nine men's and ten women's NCAA sanctioned sports.[23] Three schools are affiliate members for men's soccer.

Teams in C-USA Conference

Sport Men's Women's

Baseball 12 –

Basketball 14 14

Cross Country 12 13

Football 14 –

Golf 13 12

Soccer 9 14

Softball – 12

Swimming & Diving – 7

Tennis 8 14

Track and Field (Indoor) 10 13

Track and Field (Outdoor) 10 13

Volleyball – 13

Men's sponsored sports by school[edit]

Member Baseball Basketball XCountry Football Golf Soccer Tennis Indoor Track & Field Outdoor Track & Field Total C-USA Sports


Charlotte Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 9


Florida Atlantic Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N 7

Louisiana Tech Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y 7

Marshall Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N 6

Middle Tennessee Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y 8

North Texas N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y 6

Old Dominion Y Y N Y Y Y Y N N 6

Rice Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y 8

Southern Miss Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y 7



Western Kentucky Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y 7

Total 12 14 11 14 13 6+3[a] 8 10 10 98+3

^ Affiliate members Kentucky, New Mexico, and South Carolina.

Men's varsity sports not sponsored by Conference USA
Conference USA
which are played by current full C-USA members:

School Sailing[m 1] Swimming & diving Wrestling

Florida Atlantic No CCSA No

Old Dominion MAISA[m 2] CCSA MAC

^ Sailing is a coeducational team sport. It is not sanctioned by the NCAA, but instead by the Intercollegiate Sailing Association. ^ Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association

Women's sponsored sports by school[edit]

Member Basketball XCountry Golf Soccer Softball Swimming & Diving Tennis Indoor Track & Field Outdoor Track & Field Volleyball Total C-USA Sports


Charlotte Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y 9

FIU Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 10

Florida Atlantic Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 10

Louisiana Tech Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y 8

Marshall Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 10

Middle Tennessee Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y 9

North Texas Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 10

Old Dominion Y N Y Y N Y Y N N N[a] 5

Rice Y Y N Y N Y[b] Y Y Y Y 8

Southern Miss Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y 9



Western Kentucky Y Y Y Y Y N[c] Y Y Y Y 9

Total 14 13 12 14 12 6 14 13 13 13 124

^ Old Dominion plans to add women's volleyball for 2020.[24] ^ Rice fields a women's team in swimming but not in diving. ^ Western Kentucky announced on April 14, 2015 that it would suspend its men's and women's swimming & diving teams for at least 5 years (only the women's team competed in C-USA). This followed a police investigation into claims of assault and hazing by a former men's team member which in turn found multiple violations of university policies on harassment and sexual misconduct.[25]

Women's varsity sports not sponsored by Conference USA
Conference USA
which are played by current full C-USA members:

School Beach volleyball Bowling Field hockey Lacrosse Rifle[a] Rowing Sailing[b]

FIU CCSA No No No No No No

Florida Atlantic CCSA No No No No No No

Louisiana Tech No SBL No No No No No

Old Dominion No No Big East ASUN[c] No Big 12 MAISA

UAB CCSA Independent No No Independent[w 1] No No

UTEP No No No No PRC No No

^ Rifle is technically classified as a men's sport by the NCAA, but allows competitors of both sexes, and also allows schools to field any combination of coed and single-sex teams. UAB and UTEP both field women-only teams. ^ Sailing is a coeducational team sport. It is not sanctioned by the NCAA, but instead by the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association. ^ Old Dominion women's lacrosse will move from the ASUN to the Big East Conference for the 2019 season (2018–19 school year).

Football[edit] Conference USA
Conference USA
uses a divisional format only for football.

For the most recent season, see 2017 Conference USA
Conference USA
football season.

Team First Season All-Time Record All-Time Win % Bowl Appearances Bowl Record Conference Titles Head Coach

East Division

Charlotte 2013 17–41 .293 0 0–0 0 Brad Lambert

Florida Atlantic 2001 87–119 .422 3 3–0 2 Lane Kiffin

FIU 2002 64–127 .335 3 1–2 1 Butch Davis

Marshall 1895 582–542–47 .517 13 11–2 13 Doc Holliday

Middle Tennessee 1911 573–424–28 .573 7 2–5 13 Rick Stockstill

Old Dominion 1930 116–75–4 .605 1 1–0 0 Bobby Wilder

Western Kentucky 1908 572–391–30 .591 5 3–2 13 Mike Sanford Jr.

West Division

Louisiana Tech 1901 612–457–39 .570 10 6–3–1 25 Skip Holtz

North Texas 1913 507–502–33 .502 9 2–7 24 Seth Littrell

Rice 1912 470–606–32 .439 12 7–5 8 Mike Bloomgren

Southern Miss 1912 584–418–26 .581 23 11–12 8 Jay Hopson

UAB 1991 126–158–2 .444 2 0–2 0 Bill Clark

UTEP 1914 390–585–30 .403 14 5–9 2 Dana Dimel

UTSA 2011 38–44 .463 1 0–1 0 Frank Wilson

[26] C-USA champions Main article: Conference USA
Conference USA
Football Championship Game Bowl games The highest-ranked champion from the so-called "Group of Five" conferences (The American, C-USA, MAC, Mountain West, and Sun Belt) is guaranteed a berth in one of the non-semifinal bowls of the College Football Playoff
College Football Playoff
if the group's top team is not in the playoff.[27]

Name Location Stadium Opposing Conference

Cotton Bowl Classic Arlington, Texas AT&T Stadium at-large

Fiesta Bowl Glendale, Arizona University of Phoenix Stadium at-large

Peach Bowl Atlanta, Georgia Georgia Dome at-large

For the 2014–19 seasons, Conference USA
Conference USA
is guaranteed at least five of the following bowl games.

Name Location Stadium Opposing Conference

Arizona Bowl Tucson, Arizona Arizona Stadium Mountain West

Armed Forces Bowl Fort Worth, Texas Amon G. Carter Stadium The American Army Big 12 Big Ten Mountain West

Bahamas Bowl Nassau, Bahamas Thomas Robinson Stadium The American MAC Sun Belt

Boca Raton Bowl Boca Raton, Florida FAU Stadium The American MAC

Frisco Bowl Frisco, Texas Toyota Stadium The American

Hawaii Bowl Honolulu, Hawaii Aloha Stadium Mountain West

Heart of Dallas
Bowl Dallas, Texas Cotton Bowl Big 12 Big Ten

Independence Bowl Shreveport, Louisiana Independence Stadium ACC SEC

Beach Bowl Miami, Florida Marlins Park The American

New Mexico Bowl Albuquerque, New Mexico Dreamstyle Stadium Mountain West

New Orleans
New Orleans
Bowl New Orleans, Louisiana Mercedes-Benz Superdome Sun Belt

Gasparilla Bowl St. Petersburg, Florida Tropicana Field The American

Rivalries Current or former C-USA in conference rivalries:

Teams Rivalry Name Trophy Meetings Record Series Leader Current Streak

FIU Florida Atlantic Shula Bowl Don Shula Award 15 5–10 Florida Atlantic FIU won 1

Louisiana Tech Southern Miss Rivalry in Dixie — 46 15–31 Southern Miss Louisiana Tech won 2

Marshall East Carolina East Carolina–Marshall football rivalry — 15 10–5 East Carolina Marshall won 1

Middle Tennessee Western Kentucky 100 Miles of Hate — 65 34–31–1 Middle Tennessee WKU won 2

Western Kentucky Marshall Moonshine Throwdown — 8 4–4 Tied WKU won 3

North Texas SMU Safeway Bowl — 34 28–5–1 SMU North Texas won 1

Rice Houston Bayou Bucket Classic — 40 11–29 Houston Houston
won 3

Rice SMU Battle for the Mayor's Cup Mayor's Cup 89 40–48–1 SMU Rice won 1

Southern Miss Memphis Black and Blue Bowl — 63 40–22–1 Southern Miss Memphis won 1

Southern Miss Tulane Battle for the Bell The Bell 30 23–7 Southern Miss Southern Miss won 6

Men's basketball[edit] For the current season, see 2017–18 Conference USA
Conference USA
men's basketball season. See also: Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament
Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament
and Conference USA Men's Basketball Player of the Year This list goes through the 2013–14 season.[28]

Team First Season All-Time Record All-Time Win % NCAA Tournament Appearances NCAA Tournament Record Arena Head Coach

UAB 1979 713–431 .623 15 10–15 Bartow Arena Robert Ehsan

Charlotte 1963 797–652 .550 11 7–12 Dale F. Halton Arena Houston

Florida Atlantic 1989 283–473 .366 1 0–1 FAU Arena Michael Curry

FIU 1982 359–557 .392 1 0–1 FIU Arena Anthony Evans

Louisiana Tech 1910 1262–976 .564 5 4–5 Thomas Assembly Center Eric Konkol

Marshall 1907 1411–1040–2 .576 5 0–5 Cam Henderson Center Dan D'Antoni

Middle Tennessee 1914 1133–1006 .530 7 2–7 Murphy Center Kermit Davis

North Texas 1915 1095–1229 .471 3 0–3 UNT Coliseum Grant McCasland

Old Dominion 1951 1064–689 .607 11 3–11 Ted Constant Convocation Center Jeff Jones

Rice 1915 1046–1346 .437 4 2–5 Tudor Fieldhouse Scott Pera

Southern Miss 1913 1200–979–1 .551 3 0–3 Reed Green Coliseum Doc Sadler

UTEP 1915 1310–984 .571 17 14–16 Don Haskins Center Phil Johnson

UTSA 1982 493–467 .514 4 1–4 Convocation Center Steve Henson

Western Kentucky 1915 1695–856 .664 23 19–24 E. A. Diddle Arena Rick Stansbury

Women's basketball[edit] See also: Conference USA
Conference USA
Women's Basketball Tournament This list goes through the 2012–13 season.[29]

Team First Season All-Time Record All-Time Win % NCAA Tournament Appearances NCAA Tournament Record Arena Head Coach

UAB 1979 537–495 .520 2 2–2 Bartow Arena Randy Norton

Charlotte 1976 537–398 .574 2 0–2 Dale F. Halton Arena Cara Consuegra

Florida Atlantic 1985 387–419 .480 1 0–1 FAU Arena Jim Jabir

FIU 1976 668–396 .628 6 3–6 FIU Arena Tiara Malcom

Louisiana Tech 1975 1031–244 .809 27 65–25 Thomas Assembly Center Brooke Stoehr

Marshall 1970 591–597 .497 1 0–1 Cam Henderson Center Tony Kemper

Middle Tennessee 1976 764–361 .679 16 5–16 Murphy Center Rick Insell

North Texas 1977 434–602 .419 1 0–1 UNT Coliseum Jalie Mitchell

Old Dominion 1970 959–358 .728 25 34–24 Ted Constant Convocation Center Nikki McCray

Rice 1979 511–503 .504 2 1–2 Tudor Fieldhouse Tina Langley

Southern Miss 1976 618–476 .565 8 4–8 Reed Green Coliseum Joye Lee-McNelis

UTEP 1975 461–579 .443 2 1–2 Don Haskins Center Kevin Baker

UTSA 1982 453–449 .502 2 0–2 Convocation Center Kristen Holt

Western Kentucky 1914 848–440 .658 16 17–16 E. A. Diddle Arena Michelle Clark-Heard

Baseball[edit] See also: Conference USA
Conference USA
Baseball Tournament Championships[edit] Current C-USA champions[edit] Champions from the previous school year are in italics.

Fall 2016

Sport School

Football Western Kentucky (East, Championship) Louisiana Tech (West)

Soccer (M) Charlotte (Regular Season) New Mexico (Tournament)

Soccer (W) North Texas (RS) Charlotte (Tournament)

(W) Western Kentucky (RS, Tournament)

Cross Country (M) UTEP

Cross Country (W) Rice

Winter 2016–17

Sport School

Basketball (M) Middle Tennessee (RS, Tournament)

Basketball (W) Western Kentucky (RS, Tournament)

Indoor Track & Field (M) Middle Tennessee

Indoor Track & Field (W) UTEP

Swimming & Diving

Spring 2017

Sport School

Baseball Florida Atlantic (RS) Southern Miss (Tournament)

Softball Louisiana Tech (West, Tournament) Marshall (East)

Outdoor Track & Field (M) Western Kentucky

Outdoor Track & Field (W) Rice

(M) Louisiana Tech

(W) Old Dominion

Tennis (M) Rice

Tennis (W) Rice

National champions[edit] No team has won an NCAA team championship as a member of C-USA. However, the following C-USA teams have won national championships when they were not affiliated with C-USA:

School National titles Sport Years

FIU 2 Men's Soccer (Division II) 1982, 1984

Louisiana Tech 5 Football (Division II) 1972, 1973

Women's basketball 1981, 1982, 1988

Marshall 2 Football (Division I-AA) 1992, 1996

North Texas 4 Men's golf 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952

Old Dominion 28 Men's basketball 1975 (Division II)

Women's basketball 1979 (AIAW), 1980 (AIAW), 1985

Women's field hockey 1982, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1998, 2000

Sailing 1982, 1987, 1989 (Three classes), 1990 (Two classes), 1992, 1996, 1998 (Two classes), 2002 (Two classes), 2003, 2004

Rice 1 Baseball 2003

Southern Miss 2 Football (Division II) 1958, 1962

UTEP 21 Men's basketball 1966

Men's outdoor track and field 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982

Men's indoor track and field 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982

Men's cross country 1969, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981

Western Kentucky 1 Football (Division I-AA) 2002

See also: List of NCAA schools with the most NCAA Division I championships and List of NCAA schools with the most Division I national championships Facilities[edit]

School Football stadium Capacity Basketball arena Capacity Baseball park Capacity

UAB Legion Field 71,594 Bartow Arena 8,508 Regions Field Jerry D. Young Memorial Field 8,500 1,000

Charlotte Jerry Richardson Stadium 15,300 Dale F. Halton Arena 9,105 Hayes Stadium 3,000

Florida Atlantic FAU Stadium 29,419 FAU Arena 5,000 FAU Baseball Stadium 3,000

FIU Riccardo Silva Stadium 20,000 FIU Arena 5,000 FIU Baseball Stadium 2,000

Louisiana Tech Joe Aillet Stadium 28,562 Thomas Assembly Center 8,098 J. C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park 3,000

Marshall Joan C. Edwards Stadium 38,227 Cam Henderson Center 9,048 Appalachian Power Park Kennedy Center Field Linda K. Epling Stadium 4,500 300 2,500

Middle Tennessee Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium 30,788 Murphy Center 11,802 Reese Smith Jr. Field 2,600

North Texas Apogee Stadium 30,850 UNT Coliseum 10,032 Non-baseball school

Old Dominion Foreman Field 20,118 Ted Constant Convocation Center 8,639 Bud Metheny Baseball Complex 2,500

Rice Rice Stadium 47,000 Tudor Fieldhouse 5,208 Reckling Park 5,368

Southern Miss M. M. Roberts Stadium 36,000 Reed Green Coliseum 8,095 Pete Taylor Park 5,036

UTEP Sun Bowl Stadium 51,500 Don Haskins Center 12,222 Non-baseball school

UTSA Alamodome 65,000 Convocation Center 4,080 Roadrunner Field 800

Western Kentucky Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium 22,113 E. A. Diddle Arena 7,326 Nick Denes Field 1,500

Media[edit] In 2016, C-USA began a long-term television contract with lead partners ESPN
and CBS Sports Network, with ESPN
carrying 5 football games and the football championship game; and CBSSN carrying 6 football games, 5 basketball games, and both the men's and women's basketball championship games.[30] C-USA also renewed and expanded its partnership with American Sports Network; owned and operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group, ASN will carry between 15 and 30 football games; between 13 and 55 men's basketball games; and between 2 and 5 women's basketball games. ASN will also carry 10 events in other C-USA sports.[31] The conference also entered into a contract with beIN Sports for 10 football games (marking the first domestic American football rights the network has ever acquired, and the first broadcast rights deal it had ever entered into with a college conference), 10 men's and 10 women's basketball games, 12 baseball and 12 softball games, 10 men's and 10 women's soccer games (excluding conference men's soccer games at Kentucky and South Carolina, covered by their primary conference's contract), and 10 women's volleyball games.[32] The total values of the 2016 contracts are notably lower than those of the previous contracts (which included Fox Sports).[30] Men's soccer associate members Kentucky and South Carolina have an agreement with their primary conference for other sports to carry all home matches online through the SEC Network
SEC Network
service, including all Conference USA
Conference USA
conference matches. ESPN
and the SEC Network
SEC Network
will have first rights to all C-USA home men's soccer matches featuring both schools. In 2017 American Sports Network
American Sports Network
and Campus Insiders merged creating Stadium.[33] Stadium's C-USA content will be available to stream on Twitter
and Pluto TV.[34] In 2017 Stadium completed a deal with Facebook
to exclusively stream some C-USA football games. [35] In 2017 C-USA entered an agreement with the streaming subscription service FloSports to stream three football games.[36] CUSA.tv[edit] In 2016 C-USA partnered with SIDEARM Sports to create a subscription based streaming service named CUSA.tv. In a statement C-USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod said. “Thanks to our partnership with SIDEARM Sports, this new site showcases a clean modern look with easy access to information and we are proud to offer live content and original feature stories through our CUSA.tv."[37] Various sports including football, basketball, and baseball will exclusively air on CUSA.tv when they are not picked up by other networks. Academics[edit] One of the current member schools, Rice University
Rice 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 and Canada.[38] Rice and UAB are doctorate-granting universities with "very high research activity," the highest classification given by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.[39] Rice, UAB, Louisiana Tech, and Charlotte are ranked as Tier One National Universities in U.S. News and World Report's 2018 Best Colleges rankings.

University Affiliation Carnegie[39] Endowment[40] US News[41] Forbes[42]

Alabama Birmingham ! University of Alabama
University of Alabama
at Birmingham Public (UA System) 7000100000000000000♠Research (Very High) 5000000000000000000♠N/A[d 1] 7002149000000000000♠149 (National) 7002518000000000000♠518

Florida Atlantic !Florida Atlantic University Public (SUSF) 7000200000000000000♠Research (High) 7008189287000000000♠$270,933,875 7002203000000000000♠RNP (National)[d 2] 7002536000000000000♠536

Florida International !Florida International University Public (SUSF) 7000200000000000000♠Research (High) 7008149384000000000♠$230,954,000 7002203000000000000♠RNP (National)[d 2] 7002487000000000000♠487

Louisiana Tech !Louisiana Tech University Public (UL System) 7000200000000000000♠Research (High) 5000000000000000000♠N/A[d 1] 7002199000000000000♠199 (National) 7002389000000000000♠389

Marshall !Marshall University Public 7000400000000000000♠Master's (Larger) 7007906370000000000♠$114,742,403 7002325000000000000♠45 (Regional: South) 7002651000000000000♠N/A[d 3]

Middle Tennessee State !Middle Tennessee State University Public (TBR) 7000300000000000000♠Doctoral/Research 7007757100000000000♠$75,710,000 7002203000000000000♠RNP (National)[d 2] 7002635000000000000♠635

North Carolina Charlotte ! University of North Carolina
University of North Carolina
at Charlotte Public (UNC System) 7000300000000000000♠Doctoral/Research 7008148048000000000♠$166,591,692 7002194000000000000♠194 (National) 7002495000000000000♠495

North Texas !University of North Texas Public (UNT System) 7000200000000000000♠Research (High) 7008122369000000000♠$131,749,714 7002203000000000000♠RNP (National)[d 2] 7002570000000000000♠570

Old Dominion !Old Dominion University Public 7000200000000000000♠Research (High) 7008213700000000000♠$193,997,191 7002203000000000000♠210 (National)[d 2] 7002551000000000000♠551

Rice !Rice University Private 7000100000000000000♠Research (Very High) 7009483672800000000♠$4,836,728,000 7001180000000000000♠18 (National) 7001320000000000000♠32

Southern Mississippi !University of Southern Mississippi Public 7000200000000000000♠Research (High) 7007688630000000000♠$68,863,000 7002203000000000000♠RNP (National)[d 2] 7002575000000000000♠575

Texas El Paso !University of Texas at El Paso Public (UT System) 7000200000000000000♠Research (High) 5000000000000000000♠N/A[d 1] 7002203000000000000♠RNP (National)[d 2] 7002491000000000000♠491

Texas San Antonio
San Antonio
!University of Texas at San Antonio Public (UT System) 7000200000000000000♠Research (High) 5000000000000000000♠N/A[d 1] 7002203000000000000♠RNP (National)[d 2] 7002642000000000000♠642

Western Kentucky !Western Kentucky University Public 7000400000000000000♠Master's (Larger) 7008118396000000000♠$118,396,000 7002311000000000000♠31 (Regional: South) 7002584000000000000♠584


^ a b c d UAB, Louisiana Tech, UTEP, and UTSA did not participate in the 2013 NACUBO Endowment Study. ^ a b c d e f g h In the 2016 US News national university rankings, Florida Atlantic, FIU, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, Old Dominion, Southern Miss, UTEP, and UTSA are listed as Rank Not Published (RNP), otherwise known as Tier Two. ^ Marshall is not ranked in the 2015 Forbes
America's Best 650 Colleges rankings.


^ Cite error: The named reference UAB was invoked but never defined (see the help page).


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