Lone Star Conference expands to 19, biggest in NCAA D-II

Lone Star Conference expands to 19, biggest in NCAA D-II
The Lone Star Conference becomes the biggest conference in NCAA Div. II with the expansion to 19 teams.

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - The Lone Star Conference officially expanded to 19 member institutions today with the addition of Dallas Baptist University, Lubbock Christian University, Oklahoma Christian University, St. Edward’s University, St. Mary’s University, Texas A&M International University, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith and University of Texas at Tyler.

With 19 members, the LSC will become the biggest conference in NCAA Division II.

The LSC, founded on April 25, 1931, started as a five-member conference of Texas-based schools and with the latest expansion will become a 19-member league with 14 members in Texas, two in Oklahoma, two in New Mexico, and one in Arkansas.

“This is a historic day for the Lone Star Conference as we welcome eight new members and become the largest and most dynamic conference in NCAA Division II,” LSC Commissioner Jay Poerner said. “Individually and collectively, our 19 member institutions embody the very best in Division II with a shared commitment to community, academics and athletics excellence.”

The LSC conducts conference championships in 18 sports (nine men and nine women).

Men’s championships include football, cross country, soccer, basketball, baseball, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, golf and tennis.

Women’s titles are determined in volleyball, soccer, cross country, basketball, softball, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, tennis and golf.

MEN’S AND WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Division: Texas A&M-Commerce, UT-Tyler, Cameron, Midwestern State, Arkansas-Fort Smith, Oklahoma Christian

Division: Texas A&M International, Texas A&M-Kingsville, St. Mary’s, St. Edward’s, DBU, Texas Woman’s, Tarleton State

Division: Western New Mexico, UT-Permian Basin, Eastern New Mexico, West Texas A&M, Lubbock Christian, Angelo State

VOLLEYBALL

Division: Texas A&M-Commerce, UT-Tyler, Midwestern State, Texas Woman’s, Cameron, Arkansas-Fort Smith

Division: Texas A&M International, Texas A&M-Kingsville, St. Mary’s, St. Edward’s, Dallas Baptist, Tarleton State

Division: Western New Mexico, UT-Permian Basin, Eastern New Mexico, West Texas A&M, Lubbock Christian, Angelo State

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