The Central Intercollegiate Conference (CIC) was an American intercollegiate athletic conference that operated from 1928 to 1968.[1] It was less often referred to as the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (CIAC), particularly towards the beginning of its existence. Formed in late 1927, the conference initially had seven members, all located in the state of Kansas, and began play in early 1928.[2][3][4] Many of the league's members went on to form the Central States Intercollegiate Conference (CSIC) in 1976.

Member schools

Final members

Institution Location Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined[5] Left Subsequent
conference
Current
conference
Kansas State Teachers College[a] Emporia, Kansas Public 5,887 Hornets 1927–28 1967–68[6] various[b] Mid-America (MIAA) (NCAA D-II)
(1991–92 to present)
Kansas State Teachers College in Hays[c] Hays, Kansas 14,658 Tigers 1927–28 1967–68[7] various[d] Mid-America (MIAA) (NCAA D-II)
(2006–07 to present)
Kansas State Teachers College in Pittsburg[e] Pittsburg, Kansas 7,102 Gorillas 1927–28 1967–68[8] various[f] Mid-America (MIAA) (NCAA D-II)
(1989–90 to present)
University of Omaha[g] Omaha, Nebraska 15,431 Indians[h] 1959–60 1967–68 various[i] Summit (NCAA D-I)
(2012–13 to present)
Washburn University Topeka, Kansas 7,971 Ichabods 1927–28,
1940–41
1932–33,
1967–68[6]
various[j] Mid-America (MIAA) (NCAA D-II)
(1989–90 to present)
Notes
  1. ^ Currently known as Emporia State University since 1977.
  2. ^ Emporia State had joined various subsequent conference affiliations: the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) from 1968–69 to 1971–72; the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) from 1972–73 to 1975–76; the Central States Intercollegiate Conference (CSIC) from 1976–77 to 1988–89; and as an NCAA D-II Independent from 1989–90 to 1990–91.
  3. ^ Currently known as Fort Hays State University since 1977.
  4. ^ Fort Hays State had joined various subsequent conference affiliations: the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) from 1968–69 to 1971–72 (also from 1989–90 to 2005–06 on its second stint); the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) from 1972–73 to 1975–76; and the Central States Intercollegiate Conference (CSIC) from 1976–77 to 1988–89.
  5. ^ Currently known as Pittsburg State University since 1977.
  6. ^ Pittsburg State had joined various subsequent conference affiliations: the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) from 1968–69 to 1971–72; the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) from 1972–73 to 1975–76; and the Central States Intercollegiate Conference (CSIC) from 1976–77 to 1988–89.
  7. ^ Currently known as the University of Nebraska at Omaha since 1968.
  8. ^ Nebraska–Omaha is now competing as the Mavericks since the 1971–72 school year.
  9. ^ Nebraska–Omaha had joined various subsequent conference affiliations: the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) from 1968–69 to 1971–72; the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) from 1972–73 to 1975–76; the North Central Conference (NCC) from 1976–77 to 2007–08; the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) from 2008–09 to 2010–11; and as an NCAA D-I Independent during the 2011–12 school year.
  10. ^ Washburn had joined various subsequent conference affiliations: as an Independent from 1933–34 to 1939–40; the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) from 1968–69 to 1971–72; the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) from 1972–73 to 1975–76; and the Central States Intercollegiate Conference (CSIC) from 1976–77 to 1988–89.

Former members

Institution Location Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined[5] Left Subsequent
conference
Current
conference
College of Emporia Emporia, Kansas Presbyterian N/A Fighting Presbies 1927–28 1939–40[6] various[a] Closed in 1974
Rockhurst College[b] Kansas City, Missouri Catholic
(Jesuit
2,746 Hawks 1948–49 1950–51 various[c] Great Lakes Valley (GLVC) (NCAA D-II)
(2005–06 to present)
St. Benedict's College[d] Atchison, Kansas Catholic
(Benedictines)
2,189 Ravens 1937–38 1961–62 NAIA Independent
(1962–63 to 1990–91)
Heart of America (HAAC)
(1991–92 to present)
Southwestern College Winfield, Kansas United Methodist 1,650 Moundbuilders 1927–28 1957–58[9] Kansas (KCAC)
(1958–59 to present)
Municipal University of Wichita[e] Wichita, Kansas Public 15,778 Shockers 1927–28 1939–40[10] various[f] The American (NCAA D-I)
(2017–18 to present)
Notes
  1. ^ The College of Emporia had joined various subsequent conference affiliations: the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) from 1940–41 to 1970–71; and the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) from 1971–72 to 1973–74.
  2. ^ Currently known as Rockhurst University since 1999.
  3. ^ Rockhurst had joined various subsequent conference affiliations: as an NAIA Independent from 1951–52 to 1997–98; as an NCAA D-II Independent during the 1998–99 school year; and the Heartland from 1999–2000 to 2004–05.
  4. ^ Currently known as Benedictine College since 1971.
  5. ^ Currently known as Wichita State University since 1964.
  6. ^ Wichita State had joined various subsequent conference affiliations: as an NAIA Independent from 1940–41 to 1944–45; and the Missouri Valley Conference from 1945–46 to 2016–17.

Membership timeline

University of Nebraska OmahaRockhurst UniversityBenedictine CollegeWichita State UniversityWashburn UniversitySouthwestern College (Kansas)Pittsburg State UniversityFort Hays State UniversityEmporia State UniversityCollege of Emporia

 Full member (all sports)   Full member (non-football) 

Football champions

See also

References

  1. ^ "CIC Will Disband After '68". St. Joseph News-Press. St. Joseph, Missouri. September 29, 1968. p. 41. Retrieved May 29, 2020 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  2. ^ "Kirksville to Play C Of E." Kansas City Times. Kansas City, Missouri. December 29, 1927. p. 10. Retrieved June 4, 2020 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  3. ^ "The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Basket Ball Schedule". The Kansas City Star. Kansas City, Missouri. December 4, 1927. p. 26. Retrieved June 4, 2020 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  4. ^ Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Archived 2015-09-07 at the Wayback Machine, College Football Data Warehouse, retrieved November 1, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association".
  6. ^ a b c "Bylaws (Introduction)" (PDF). Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. January 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 6, 2014. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  7. ^ DeLassus, David. "Fort Hays State University historical data". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on January 25, 2013. Retrieved March 10, 2013.
  8. ^ DeLassus, David. "Pittsburg State University championship results". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on November 13, 2012. Retrieved March 10, 2013.
  9. ^ DeLassus, David. "Southwestern History". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on January 25, 2013. Retrieved March 10, 2013.
  10. ^ DeLassus, David. "Wichita State History". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on January 25, 2013. Retrieved March 30, 2013.