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The HEARTLAND CONFERENCE is a collegiate athletic conference affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association
National Collegiate Athletic Association
(NCAA)'s Division II level, which was founded in 1999. The majority of members are in Texas
Texas
, with additional members in Arkansas
Arkansas
, Kansas
Kansas
, and Oklahoma
Oklahoma
. The conference office is located in Waco, Texas
Waco, Texas
.

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 2 Member schools

* 2.1 Current members * 2.2 Affiliate members * 2.3 Former members * 2.4 Membership timeline

* 3 Sports

* 3.1 Men\'s sponsored sports by school * 3.2 Women\'s sponsored sports by school * 3.3 Other sponsored sports by school

* 4 National championships * 5 References * 6 External links

HISTORY

The conference was formed in 1999 by founding members Drury University , University of the Incarnate Word
University of the Incarnate Word
, Lincoln University , Rockhurst University , St. Edward\'s University , St. Mary\'s University and Texas
Texas
Wesleyan University . Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Panhandle State University and Dallas Baptist University joined in 2002. Founding members Drury and Rockhurst left the Heartland Conference
Heartland Conference
to join the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) in 2005. Western New Mexico University and Montana State University - Billings joined in 2005. However, WNMU re-joined the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in 2006 and MSUB joined the Great Northwest Athletic Conference in 2007. Newman University , Texas
Texas
A" CLASS="SORTKEY">ARKANSAS-FORT SMITH !UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS – FORT SMITH Fort Smith, Arkansas
Arkansas
1928 6,713 Lions

2009

DALLAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY Dallas, Texas
Texas
1898 5,500 Patriots

2002

LUBBOCK CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY Lubbock, Texas
Texas
1957 2,100 Chaparrals border:1px solid #000"> 2013

NEWMAN UNIVERSITY Wichita, Kansas
Kansas
1933 2,700 Jets

2006

OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY Oklahoma
Oklahoma
City, Oklahoma
Oklahoma
1950 2,479 Eagles border:1px solid #000"> 2012

ROGERS STATE UNIVERSITY Claremore, Oklahoma
Oklahoma
1909 4,227 Hillcats

2013

SAINT EDWARD\'S !ST. EDWARD\\'S UNIVERSITY Austin, Texas
Texas
1885 5,500 Hilltoppers

1999

SAINT MARY\'S !ST. MARY\\'S UNIVERSITY San Antonio, Texas
Texas
1852 4,500 Rattlers

1999

TEXAS Aborder:1px solid #000"> 2006

AFFILIATE MEMBERS

INSTITUTION LOCATION FOUNDED ENROLLMENT NICKNAME COLORS JOINED SPORT Primary Conference

EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY Portales, New Mexico 1934 5,574 Greyhounds

2016 soccer (M) Lone Star

MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY Wichita Falls, Texas
Texas
1922 6,093 Mustangs

2016 soccer (M) Lone Star

TEXAS-PERMIAN BASIN !UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS OF THE PERMIAN BASIN Odessa, Texas
Texas
1973 3,600 Falcons

2016 soccer (M) Lone Star

WEST TEXAS Aborder:1px solid #000"> 2016 soccer (M) Lone Star

* Texas–Permian Basin — was a full member in 2006–2016.

FORMER MEMBERS

INSTITUTION LOCATION FOUNDED NICKNAME JOINED LEFT Current Conference

DRURY UNIVERSITY Springfield, Missouri
Springfield, Missouri
1873 Panthers 1999 2005 Great Lakes Valley

INCARNATE WORD !UNIVERSITY OF THE INCARNATE WORD San Antonio, Texas
Texas
1881 Cardinals 1999 2010 Southland (NCAA D-I)

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY (MO) Jefferson City, Missouri
Jefferson City, Missouri
1866 Blue Tigers 1999 2010 Mid-America

MCMURRY UNIVERSITY Abilene, Texas
Texas
1923 War Hawks 2012 2014 American Southwest (NCAA D-III)

MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY BILLINGS Billings, Montana
Billings, Montana
1927 Yellowjackets 2005 2007 Great Northwest

OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE STATE UNIVERSITY Goodwell, Oklahoma
Oklahoma
1909 Aggies 2002 2017 Sooner (NAIA)

ROCKHURST UNIVERSITY Kansas
Kansas
City, Missouri 1910 Hawks 1999 2005 Great Lakes Valley

TEXAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY Fort Worth, Texas
Texas
1890 Rams 1999 2001 Sooner (NAIA)

WESTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY Silver City, New Mexico
Silver City, New Mexico
1893 Mustangs 2005 2006 Lone Star

MEMBERSHIP TIMELINE

Full member (all sports) Full member (non-football) Associate member (football-only) Associate member (sport)

SPORTS

Dallas
Dallas
Baptist's baseball team currently competes in NCAA Division I as a baseball affiliate of the Missouri Valley Conference
Missouri Valley Conference
; it returned to the MVC baseball conference starting in the 2014 season. OPSU sponsors a non-conference football team.

The Heartland Conference
Heartland Conference
sponsors 13 sports, seven for women and six for men.

A divisional format is used for soccer (M).

NORTH

* Midwestern State * Newman * Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Christian * Rogers State

SOUTH

* Dallas
Dallas
Baptist * St. Edward's * St. Mary's * Texas
Texas
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* Eastern New Mexico * Lubbock Christian * Texas–Permian Basin * West Texas
Texas
A&M

CONFERENCE SPORTS SPORT MEN\'S WOMEN\'S

Baseball Y

Basketball Y Y

Cross Country Y Y

Golf
Golf
Y Y

Soccer Y Y

Softball

Y

Tennis
Tennis
Y Y

Volleyball
Volleyball

Y

MEN\'S SPONSORED SPORTS BY SCHOOL

SCHOOL BASEBALL BASKETBALL Cross Country GOLF SOCCER TENNIS Total HC Sports

Arkansas–Fort Smith Y Y Y Y

Y 5

Dallas
Dallas
Baptist

Y Y Y Y Y 5

Lubbock Christian Y Y Y Y Y

5

Newman Y Y Y Y Y Y 6

Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Christian Y Y Y Y Y

5

Rogers State Y Y Y Y Y

5

St. Edward's Y Y Y Y Y Y 6

St. Mary's Y Y

Y Y Y 5

Texas
Texas
A&M International Y Y Y Y Y

5

TOTALS 8 9 8 9 8 5 47

AFFILIATE MEMBERS

Eastern New Mexico

Y

1

Midwestern State

Y

1

Texas–Permian Basin

Y

1

West Texas
Texas
A&M

Y

1

WOMEN\'S SPONSORED SPORTS BY SCHOOL

SCHOOL BASKETBALL Cross Country GOLF SOCCER SOFTBALL TENNIS VOLLEYBALL Total HC Sports

Arkansas–Fort Smith Y Y Y

Y Y 5

Dallas
Dallas
Baptist

Y Y Y

Y Y 5

Lubbock Christian Y Y Y Y Y

Y 6

Newman Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 7

Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Christian Y Y Y Y Y

5

Rogers State Y Y Y Y Y

5

St. Edward's Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 7

St. Mary's Y

Y Y Y Y Y 6

Texas
Texas
A&M International Y Y Y Y Y

Y 6

TOTALS 8 8 9 8 7 5 7 52

OTHER SPONSORED SPORTS BY SCHOOL

SCHOOL

MEN

WOMEN

BASEBALL ‡ Swimming & Diving
Diving
Track & Field Indoor Track & Field Outdoor WRESTLING Swimming & Diving
Diving
Track & Field Indoor Track & Field Outdoor

Dallas
Dallas
Baptist MVC

IND IND

IND IND

Newman

MIAA

Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Christian

RMAC IND GAC

RMAC IND GAC

Rogers State

GAC

GAC

* ‡ — D-I sport

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

SPORT SCHOOL YEAR

Baseball St. Mary's 2001

Softball St. Mary's 2002

Men's Golf
Golf
(Individual) Jamie Amoretti (StMU) 2006

Women's Basketball Lubbock Christian 2016

St. Mary's won NAIA national championships in Softball (1986) and Men's Basketball (1989).

St. Mary's Men's Golf
Golf
team was named the Golf
Golf
Coaches Association of America 2008-2009 Academic National Champions, which St. Mary's treats as a fifth team national.

Dallas
Dallas
Baptist won the 2003 National Christian College Athletic Association Baseball national championship.

Lubbock Christian won NAIA national championships in Baseball (1983 -webkit-column-width: 30em; column-width: 30em; list-style-type: decimal;">

* ^ - About the Heartland Conference * ^ University of Arkansas
Arkansas
at Fort Smith Accepts Invitation to Join Heartland Conference
Heartland Conference
- arkansasbusiness.com - March 2, 2009 * ^ Lincoln returns to MIAA - St. Joseph News-Press - February 2, 2009 * ^ LSC to add Incarnate Word in 2010 - www.lonestarconference.org - January 20, 2009 * ^ NCAA accepts McMurry\'s application to transition to Division II - www.mcmurrysports.com - July 12, 2011 * ^ King, Kevin (February 7, 2012). " Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Christian To Seek NCAA Division II
NCAA Division II
Membership". KTUL TV. Retrieved February 7, 2012. * ^ Adame, Tony (June 23, 2012). "Newman athletics continues to make progress". Wichita Eagle. Retrieved June 26, 2012. * ^ " Heartland Conference
Heartland Conference
- Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Christian, Lubbock Christian, and Rogers State Earn Right to Join NCAA DII and Heartland Conference". Heartlandsports.org. 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2015-08-04. * ^ Rattler Athletics Timeline

EXTERNAL LINKS

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