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Lone Star Conference
Classification NCAA Division II
Established 1931
Members 15
Sports fielded 16 (8 men's, 8 women's)
Region Southwest
States 3 - New Mexicomarker, Oklahomamarker, Texasmarker
Past names
Headquarters Richardson, Texasmarker
Commissioner Stan Wagnon

The Lone Star Conference (LSC) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II. Member institutions are located in the southwestern United States, with schools in New Mexicomarker, Oklahomamarker, and Texasmarker. The conference was formed in 1931 when the five charter members withdrew from the old Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association. For scheduling purposes, the conference is divided into two divisions (North and South) in some sports.

Charter members included East Texas State (now Texas A&M–Commercemarker), North Texas State (now North Texasmarker), Sam Houston Statemarker, Southwest Texas State (now Texas State–San Marcosmarker), and Stephen F.marker Austinmarker.

Former members (and years of membership, when known) include Harding (1995-2000; left for Gulf South), Howard Payne (now in American Southwest), Houston (1946-48; left for Gulf Coast Conference, now in Conference USA), Lamar (now in Southland), McMurry University (now in American Southwest), North Texas State (1931-48, left for Gulf Coast Conference, now in Sun Belt), Ouachita Baptist (1997-99; left for Gulf South Conference), Sam Houston State (1931-83; left for Gulf Star Conference, now in Southland), Southwest Texas State (1931-87; left for Gulf Star Conference, now in Southland), Stephen F. Austin (1931-83; Gulf Star Conference, now in Southland), Sul Ross State (now in American Southwest), and Trinitymarker (now in SCAC).

Current members

Institution Location(Population) Founded Affiliation Enrollment Joined Endowment
Abilene Christian Universitymarker Abilene, Texasmarker,
1906 Private-Church of Christ 4,669 1973 $258 million
Angelo State Universitymarker San Angelo, Texasmarker
1928 Public 6,383 1968 $96 million
Cameron University Lawton, Oklahomamarker
1908 Public 5,449 1988 $14 million
University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, Oklahomamarker
1890 Public 15,724 1987 $0.6 million
East Central University Ada, Oklahomamarker
1909 Public 4,571 1995 $10 Million
Eastern New Mexico University Portales, New Mexicomarker
1934 Public 4,300 1984 $17 million
University of the Incarnate Wordmarker San Antonio, Texasmarker
1881 Private-Catholic 6,361 2009 $64 million
Midwestern State Universitymarker Wichita Falls, Texasmarker
1922 Public 6,093 1995 $4 Million
Northeastern State University Tahlequah, Oklahomamarker
1851 Public 8,883 1995 $0.9 Million
Southeastern Oklahoma State University Durant, Oklahomamarker
1909 Public 3,889 1995 $0
Southwestern Oklahoma State University Weatherford, Oklahomamarker
1901 Public 4,850 1995 $19 Million
Tarleton State Universitymarker Stephenville, Texasmarker
1899 Public 6,687 1968 $0
Texas A&M University-Commercemarker Commerce, Texasmarker
1889 Public 8,787 1931 $14 million
Texas A&M University-Kingsvillemarker Kingsville, Texasmarker
1925 Public 7,133 1954 $0
Texas Woman's University Denton, Texasmarker
1901 Public 12,465 1989 $27 Million
West Texas A&M Universitymarker Canyon, Texasmarker
1910 Public 7,535 1986 $20 Million
  • Population Figures are from 2000 Census, all other figures are from the previously completed academic year.
  • Incarnate Word will become a full member in 2010.


Associate Member

Conference Stadia

School Football stadium Capacity Basketball arena Capacity Baseball stadium Capacity
Abilene-Christian Shotwell Stadium 15,000 Moody Coliseum 4,600 Crutcher Scott Fieldmarker 4,000
Angelo State San Angelo Stadiummarker 17,500 Stephens Arenamarker 6,500 Foster Fieldmarker 4,200
Cameron Non-football School N/A Aggie Gym 1,600 McCord Field 1,200
Central Oklahoma Wantland Stadium 10,000 Hamilton Field Housemarker 3,000 Broncho Field 1400
East Central Norris Field 5,000 Kerr Activities Center 4,000 East Central Field 250
Eastern New Mexico Greyhound Stadium 5,200 Greyhound Arena 4,800 Greyhound Field 350
University Of the Incarnate Word Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium 3,000 McDermott Center 4,800 Sullivan Field 1,000
Midwestern State Memorial Stadiummarker 14,500 D.L.marker Ligon Coliseummarker 5,200 Non-Baseball N/A
Northeastern State Doc Wadley Stadiummarker 12,000 Dobbins Fieldhouse 1,200 Riverhawk field 280
Southeastern Oklahoma Paul Laird Field 9,000 Bloomer Sullivan Arena 3,600 The Ballpark in Durant 420
Southwestern Oklahoma Milam Stadium 4,000 Rankin Williams Fieldhouse 2,400 Bulldog Field 300
Tarleton State Memorial Stadium 5,284 Wisdom Gymnasiummarker 3,212 Cecil Ballow Baseball Complex 550
Texas A&M-Commerce Memorial Stadium 10,000 Texas A&M-Commerce Field Housemarker 5,000 Non-baseball NA
Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelina Stadium 15,000 Steinke Physical Education Center 4,000 Nolan Ryan Field 4,000
Texas Women's Non-Football School N/A Kitty Magee Arena 1,800 Non-Baseball N/A
West Texas A&M Kimbrough Memorial Stadiummarker 20,000 First United Bank Centermarker 4,800 Potter County Memorial Stadiummarker 7,000


The LSC sponsors intercollegiate competition in men’s baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf, men’s football, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s softball, men’s and women's tennis, men’s and women’s track and field, women’s volleyball.

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