Lone Star Conference
AssociationNCAA
Founded1931
CommissionerJay Poerner (since August 1, 2014)
Sports fielded
  • 18
    • men's: 9
    • women's: 9
DivisionDivision II
No. of teams17 (18 in 2025)
HeadquartersRichardson, Texas
RegionSouthwestern United States
Official websitewww.lonestarconference.org
Locations
Location of teams in (({title))}

The Lone Star Conference (LSC) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division II level. Member institutions are located in the South Central states, with schools in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arkansas, with two members in the Pacific Northwest states of Oregon and Washington competing as affiliates for football only.

The Lone Star Conference operates from the same headquarters complex in the Dallas suburb of Richardson as the American Southwest Conference.

History

The conference was formed in 1931 when five schools withdrew from the old Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Charter members included East Texas State (now Texas A&M–Commerce), North Texas State (now University of North Texas), Sam Houston State, Southwest Texas State (now Texas State), and Stephen F. Austin. With Texas A&M–Commerce starting its transition to Division I in July 2022, none of the five charter members remain in Division II or in the conference – all have moved up to Division I (in football as of 2023, North Texas, Sam Houston, and Texas State compete in NCAA Division I FBS, while Stephen F. Austin and Texas A&M–Commerce compete in NCAA Division I FCS).

Chronological timeline

Lone Star Conference
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Angelo State
Texas–Dallas
Sul Ross State
Texas–Tyler
Texas A&M International
St. Mary's
St. Edward's
Oklahoma Christian
Lubbock Christian
Dallas Baptist
Arkansas–Fort Smith
Western New Mexico
West Texas A&M
Texas–Permian Basin
Texas Woman's
Texas A&M–Kingsville
Midwestern State
Eastern New Mexico
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Cameron
  
Location of Lone Star members: full (football), full (non-football), departing, future

Below is a timeline of the conference's history.[1][2]

Member schools

Current members

The LSC currently has 17 full members, all but five are public schools:

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Colors
Angelo State University San Angelo, Texas 1928 Public 10,928 Rams &
Rambelles
1968[a]    
University of Arkansas–Fort Smith Fort Smith, Arkansas 1928 Public 5,379 Lions 2019    
Cameron University Lawton, Oklahoma 1908 Public 3,418 Aggies 1988;
1996[b]
   
Dallas Baptist University Dallas, Texas 1898 Baptist 4,348 Patriots 2019[c]      
Eastern New Mexico University Portales, New Mexico 1934 Public 4,991 Greyhounds 1984    
Lubbock Christian University Lubbock, Texas 1957 Churches
of Christ
1,596 Chaparrals &
Lady Chaps
2019[d]    
Midwestern State University Wichita Falls, Texas 1922 Public 5,784 Mustangs 1948;
1995[e]
   
Oklahoma Christian University Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1950 Churches
of Christ
2,602 Eagles &
Lady Eagles
2019    
St. Edward's University Austin, Texas 1885 Catholic
(C.S.C.)
3,470 Hilltoppers 2019    
St. Mary's University San Antonio, Texas 1852 Catholic
(Marianists)
3,253 Rattlers 2019    
Texas A&M International University Laredo, Texas 1969 Public 8,505 Dustdevils 2019    
Texas A&M University–Kingsville Kingsville, Texas 1925 Public 6,092 Javelinas 1954    
Texas Woman's University[f] Denton, Texas 1901 Public 15,877 Pioneers 1989    
University of Texas Permian Basin Odessa, Texas 1973 Public 5,848 Falcons 2016    
University of Texas at Tyler Tyler, Texas 1971 Public 9,317 Patriots 2019    
West Texas A&M University Canyon, Texas 1910 Public 9,241 Buffaloes 1986;
1994[g]
   
Western New Mexico University Silver City, New Mexico 1893 Public 3,378 Mustangs 2016    
Notes
  1. ^ The Angelo State men's basketball team joined the LSC a year after becoming a full member for other sports (1969–70); while its football team joined the LSC two years after (1970–71).
  2. ^ Cameron left the LSC after the 1993–94 school year; before re-joining effective in the 1996–97 school year.
  3. ^ Dallas Baptist competed in the LSC as an affiliate member for men's and women's indoor track & field, and men's and women's outdoor track & field during the 2018–19 school year.
  4. ^ Lubbock Christian competed in the LSC as an affiliate member for men's and women's indoor track & field, and men's and women's outdoor track & field from 2016–17 to 2018–19.
  5. ^ Midwestern State left the LSC after the 1948–49 school year; before re-joining effective in the 1995–96 school year as a provisional member for non-football sports, with men's & women's basketball returning in the 1996–97 school year, and football returning in the 1997 fall season (1997–98 school year).
  6. ^ Despite being a co-educational institution since 1994, Texas Woman's still does not field men's sports.
  7. ^ West Texas A&M left the LSC after the 1990–91 school year; before re-joining effective in the 1994–95 school year for non-football sports, with men's & women's basketball returning in the 1995–96 school year, and football returning in the 1996 fall season (1996–97 school year).

Future members

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joining Colors Current
conference
Sul Ross State University Alpine, Texas 1917 Public 1,987 Lobos 2024[a]     American Southwest (ASC)[b]
University of Texas at Dallas
(UT Dallas)
Richardson, Texas 1961 31,570 Comets 2025    
Notes
  1. ^ Sul Ross State was previously a full member of the LSC from 1950–51 to 1975–76.
  2. ^ Currently an NCAA Division III athletic conference.

Affiliate members

The LSC currently has two affiliate members, both of which are public schools.

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Colors LSC
sport(s)
Primary
conference
Central Washington University Ellensburg, Washington 1891 Public 10,145 Wildcats 2022–23[5]     football Great Northwest (GNAC)
Western Oregon University Monmouth, Oregon 1856 6,233 Wolves        

Former members

The LSC had 20 former full members, with a solid majority (13) being public schools.

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Left Current
conference
Abilene Christian University Abilene, Texas 1906 Churches
of Christ
5,334 Wildcats 1973 2013 Western (WAC)[a][b]
University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, Oklahoma 1890 Public 16,428 Bronchos 1987 2011 Mid-America (MIAA)
East Central University Ada, Oklahoma 1909 Public 4,447 Tigers 1995 2011 Great American (GAC)
Harding University[c] Searcy, Arkansas 1924 Churches
of Christ
6,009 Bisons &
Lady Bisons
1995 2000 Great American (GAC)
University of Houston Houston, Texas 1927 Public 47,090 Cougars 1945 1949 Big 12[a]
Howard Payne University Brownwood, Texas 1889 Baptist 1,400 Yellow Jackets 1956 1987 American Southwest[d]
University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio, Texas 1881 Catholic
(C.C.I.W.)
9,366 Cardinals 2010 2013 Southland[a]
Lamar University Beaumont, Texas 1923 Public 16,191 Cardinals 1950 1965 Southland[a]
McMurry University[e] Abilene, Texas 1923 United
Methodist
1,430 War Hawks 1964 1972 American Southwest[d]
University of North Texas Denton, Texas 1890 Public 42,372 Mean Green 1931 1949 American[a]
Northeastern State University Tahlequah, Oklahoma 1909 Public 8,276 RiverHawks 1995 2011 Mid-America (MIAA)
Ouachita Baptist University Arkadelphia, Arkansas 1886 Baptist 1,569 Tigers 1995 2000 Great American (GAC)
Sam Houston State University Huntsville, Texas 1879 Public 21,679 Bearkats 1931 1984 Conference USA[a]
Southeastern Oklahoma State University Durant, Oklahoma 1909 Public 3,889 Savage Storm 1995 2011 Great American (GAC)
Southwestern Oklahoma State University Weatherford, Oklahoma 1901 Public 5,154 Bulldogs 1996 2011 Great American (GAC)
Stephen F. Austin State University Nacogdoches, Texas 1921 Public 11,946 Lumberjacks &
Ladyjacks
1931 1984 Western (WAC)[a][b]
Sul Ross State University[f] Alpine, Texas 1917 Public 2,070 Lobos 1950 1976 American Southwest[d]
Tarleton State University Stephenville, Texas 1899 Public 13,996 Texans 1968;
1994
1976;
2020[g]
Western (WAC)[a][b]
Texas A&M University–Commerce Commerce, Texas 1889 Public 12,013 Lions 1931 2022 Southland[a]
Texas State University San Marcos, Texas 1899 Public 38,231 Bobcats 1931 1984 Sun Belt[a]
Trinity University San Antonio, Texas 1869 Nonsectarian 2,487 Tigers 1932;
1946
1934;
1949[h]
Southern (SCAC)[d]
Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Currently an NCAA Division I athletic conference.
  2. ^ a b c The football team competes in the Division I FCS United Athletic Conference.
  3. ^ Harding competed in the LSC as an affiliate member for men's and women's indoor track & field, and men's and women's outdoor track & field from 2012–13 to 2014–15.
  4. ^ a b c d Currently an NCAA Division III athletic conference.
  5. ^ McMurry competed in the LSC as an affiliate member for football during the 2014 fall season (2014–15 school year); also competed as an affiliate member for men's and women's indoor track & field, and men's and women's outdoor track & field during the 2013–14 school year.
  6. ^ Sul Ross State will return to the LSC in 2024.
  7. ^ Tarleton State withdrew from the LSC from 1976–77 to 1993–94. Its football program returned during the 1995 fall season (1995–96 school year).
  8. ^ Trinity (Tex.) withdrew from the LSC from 1934–35 to 1945–46.

Former affiliate members

The LSC had two former affiliate members, both of which were also public schools:

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Left LSC
sport(s)
Primary
conference
while
competing
in LSC sport
Current
primary
conference
Oklahoma Panhandle State University Goodwell, Oklahoma 1909 Public 1,207 Aggies 2016–17 2016–17 football Heartland Sooner (SAC)[a]
Simon Fraser University Burnaby, British Columbia 1965 Public 35,604 Red Leafs 2022–23 2022–23 football Great Northwest (GNAC)
Notes
  1. ^ Currently an NAIA athletic conference.

Membership timeline

University of Texas at DallasWestern Oregon UniversitySimon Fraser UniversityCentral Washington UniversityUniversity of Texas at TylerTexas A%26M International UniversitySt. Mary's University, TexasSt. Edward's UniversityOklahoma Christian UniversityLubbock Christian UniversityDallas Baptist UniversityUniversity of Arkansas–Fort SmithWestern New Mexico UniversityUniversity of Texas Permian BasinOklahoma Panhandle State UniversityUniversity of the Incarnate WordSouthwestern Oklahoma State UniversitySoutheastern Oklahoma State UniversityUniversityNortheastern State UniversityHarding UniversityEast Central UniversityTexas Woman's UniversityCameron UniversityUniversity of Central OklahomaWest Texas A%26M UniversityEastern New Mexico UniversityAbilene Christian UniversityTarleton State UniversityAngelo State UniversityMcMurry UniversityHoward Payne UniversityTexas A%26M University–KingsvilleSul Ross State UniversityLamar UniversityMidwestern State UniversityUniversity of HoustonTrinity University (Texas)Texas State UniversityTexas A%26M University–CommerceStephen F. Austin State UniversitySam Houston State UniversityUniversity of North Texas

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

Conference sports
Sport Men's Women's
Baseball Green tickY
Basketball Green tickY Green tickY
Cross country Green tickY Green tickY
Football Green tickY
Golf Green tickY Green tickY
Soccer Green tickY Green tickY
Softball Green tickY
Tennis Green tickY Green tickY
Track and field indoor Green tickY Green tickY
Track and field outdoor Green tickY Green tickY
Volleyball Green tickY

Men's sponsored sports by school

School Baseball Basketball Cross
country
Football Golf Soccer Tennis Track
and field
indoor
Track
and field
outdoor
Total
LSC
Sports
Angelo State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Arkansas–Fort Smith Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Cameron Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Dallas Baptist Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
Eastern New Mexico Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
Lubbock Christian Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
Midwestern State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Oklahoma Christian Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
St. Edward's Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
St. Mary's Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Texas A&M International Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Texas A&M–Kingsville Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
UT Permian Basin Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
UT Tyler Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
West Texas A&M Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Western New Mexico Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Totals 13 17 15 7+2 13 10 8 10 10 104+2
Affiliate members
Central Washington Green tickY 1
Western Oregon Green tickY 1
Future members
Sul Ross State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
UT Dallas Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Men's NCAA D2 National Champions
Sport Team (Years) Total
Cross Country Abilene Christian (2007, 2009) 2
Football Texas State (1981, 1982) A&M Commerce (2017) 3
Indoor Track and Field Abilene Christian (1988, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2011) 13
Basketball Northeastern State (2003) 1
Golf Texas State (1983) Abilene Christian (1992) 2
Baseball Southeastern Oklahoma State (2000), Angelo State (2023) 2
Outdoor Track and Field Abilene Christian (1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011), Texas A&M-Kingsville (2018) 20

Women's sponsored sports by school

School Basketball Cross
country
Golf Soccer Softball Tennis Track
and field
indoor
Track
and field
outdoor
Volleyball Total
LSC
Sports
Angelo State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
Arkansas–Fort Smith Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Cameron Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Dallas Baptist Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
Eastern New Mexico Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
Lubbock Christian Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Midwestern State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
Oklahoma Christian Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
St. Edward's Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
St. Mary's Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Texas A&M International Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Texas A&M–Kingsville Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Texas Woman's Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 4
UT Permian Basin Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
UT Tyler Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
West Texas A&M Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Western New Mexico Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Totals 16 14 14 13 16 10 10 10 17 127
Future members
Sul Ross State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
UT Dallas Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
Women's NCAA D2 National Champions
Sport Team (Years) Total
Volleyball West Texas A&M (1990, 1991, 1997, 2022) 4
Indoor Track and Field Abilene Christian (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000)
West Texas A&M (2018)
13
Basketball Lubbock Christian (2018, 2019) 2
Golf Dallas Baptist (2021) 1
Softball Angelo State (2004)
West Texas A&M (2014, 2021)
3
Outdoor Track and Field Abilene Christian (1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2008),
West Texas A&M (2017, 2022)
12

Other sponsored sports by school

School Men Women
Baseball Swimming
and diving
Beach
Volleyball[a]
Bowling [a] Gymnastics [a] Swimming
and diving
Wrestling
Dallas Baptist C-USA[b]
Oklahoma Christian RMAC IND RMAC
Texas A&M–Kingsville IND
Texas Woman's MIC RMAC
Texas–Permian Basin NSISC NSISC
Notes
  1. ^ a b c De facto Division I sport. Beach volleyball, bowling, and gymnastics all have single NCAA championship events open to members of all three divisions.
  2. ^ Dallas Baptist plays baseball at the D-I level; it is the only D-II school that does so.

In addition to the above:

Only schools that explicitly list cheerleading and dance teams as men's, women's, or coed sports are counted in this listing. Some schools feature links to said teams on their athletics websites, but place them in a specific menu for "spirit teams" or a similar term.

Facilities

School Football stadium Capacity Basketball arena Capacity Baseball stadium Capacity
Angelo State LeGrand Stadium at 1st Community Credit Union Field
5,670
Stephens Arena
6,500
Foster Field
4,200
Arkansas–Fort Smith
Non-football school
Stubblefield Center
N/A
Crowder Field
N/A
Cameron
Non-football school
Aggie Gym
1,600
McCord Field
1,200
Central Washington Tomlinson Stadium
4,000
Football-only member
Dallas Baptist
Non-football school
Burg Center
1,600
Plays baseball at the D-I level in Conference USA.
DBU plays games at Horner Ballpark.
Eastern New Mexico Greyhound Stadium
5,200
Greyhound Arena
4,800
Greyhound Field
1,300
Lubbock Christian
Non-football school
Rip Griffin Center
1,950
Hays Field
3,000
Midwestern State Memorial Stadium
14,500
D.L. Ligon Coliseum
3,600
Non-baseball school
Oklahoma Christian
Non-football school
Payne Athletic Center
N/A
Dobson Field
N/A
St. Edward's
Non-football school
Recreation and Convocation Center
1,300
Lucian–Hamilton Field
N/A
St. Mary's
Non-football school
Bill Greehey Arena
3,800
Dickson Stadium
2,260
Sul Ross State Jackson Field
4,000
Pete P. Gallego Center
3,200
Kokernot Field
1,400
Texas A&M International
Non-football school
TAMIU Kinesiology and Convocation Building
1,800
Jorge Haynes Field
500
Texas A&M–Kingsville Javelina Stadium
15,000
Hampton Inn Court at the Steinke Physical Education Center (SPEC)
4,000
Nolan Ryan Field
4,000
Texas Woman's
Non-football school
Kitty Magee Arena
1,800
Non-baseball school
UT Dallas
Non-football school
UTD Activity Center
3,200
UTD Baseball Field
N/A
UT Permian Basin Ratliff Stadium
19,302
Falcon Dome
N/A
Roden Field
N/A
UT Tyler
Non-football school
Louise Herrington Patriot Center
2,000
Irwin Field
1,000
West Texas A&M Bain–Schaeffer Buffalo Stadium[13]
8,500-12,000
First United Bank Center
5,800
Wilder Park
490
Western New Mexico Ben Altamirano Memorial Stadium
3,000
Drag's Court
Non-baseball school
Western Oregon McArthur Field
3,500
Football-only member

Champions

This is a list of conference champions since 1997.

Men

Year Football
(Overall)
Cross
country
Soccer Indoor
Track
Basketball Baseball Golf Tennis Outdoor
Track
1997 Texas A&M–Kingsville Abilene Christian Not sponsored Not sponsored Central Oklahoma Central Oklahoma Southwestern Oklahoma State Rained out Abilene Christian
1998 Central Oklahoma Abilene Christian Not sponsored Not sponsored Central Oklahoma Texas A&M–Kingsville Texas A&M–Commerce Abilene Christian Abilene Christian
1999 Southeastern Oklahoma State Abilene Christian Midwestern State Not sponsored Midwestern State Southeastern Oklahoma State Cameron Rained out Rained out
2000 Northeastern State Abilene Christian West Texas A&M Not sponsored Midwestern State Abilene Christian Central Oklahoma Ouachita Baptist Abilene Christian
2001 Texas A&M–Kingsville
Tarleton State
Abilene Christian Midwestern State Not sponsored West Texas A&M Abilene Christian Cameron Midwestern State Abilene Christian
2002 Texas A&M–Kingsville
Abilene Christian
Abilene Christian Midwestern State Not sponsored Northeastern State Abilene Christian Central Oklahoma Abilene Christian Abilene Christian
2003 Texas A&M-Kinsville Abilene Christian Midwestern State;
Northeastern State;
West Texas A&M
Not sponsored West Texas A&M Southeastern Oklahoma State Central Oklahoma Abilene Christian Abilene Christian
2004 Texas A&M–Kingsville
Midwestern State
Abilene Christian No Champion Not Sponsored Tarleton State Texas A&M–Kingsville Cameron Abilene Christian Abilene Christian
2005 West Texas A&M Abilene Christian Midwestern State;
Incarnate Word
Not sponsored Texas A&M–Commerce No Champion Northeastern State Abilene Christian Abilene Christian
2006 West Texas A&M
Tarleton State
Abilene Christian Midwestern State Not sponsored West Texas A&M Central Oklahoma Northeastern State Midwestern State Abilene Christian
2007 West Texas A&M Abilene Christian Midwestern State;
West Texas A&M
Not sponsored Midwestern State Angelo State Northeastern State Abilene Christian Abilene Christian
2008 Abilene Christian Abilene Christian Midwestern State Not sponsored Central Oklahoma Texas A&M–Kingsville Cameron Cameron Abilene Christian
2009 Tarleton State
West Texas A&M
Texas A&M–Kingsville
Midwestern State
Abilene Christian Midwestern State;
West Texas A&M
Not sponsored Midwestern State Abilene Christian Northeastern State Abilene Christian Abilene Christian
2010 Abilene Christian Abilene Christian Midwestern State Not sponsored Midwestern State Abilene Christian Abilene Christian Abilene Christian Abilene Christian
2011 Midwestern State Eastern New Mexico Eastern New Mexico Not sponsored Central Oklahoma Southeastern Oklahoma State Central Oklahoma Abilene Christian Abilene Christian
2012 Midwestern State
West Texas A&M
Eastern New Mexico Incarnate Word Not sponsored Midwestern State;
Tarleton State
Angelo State Cameron Abilene Christian Abilene Christian
2013 Eastern New Mexico
Tarleton State
West Texas A&M St. Edward's
Texas A&M International (HC)
Abilene Christian Midwestern State Tarleton State Midwestern State Cameron;
Midwestern State
Angelo State
2014 Texas A&M–Commerce West Texas A&M St. Edward's (HC) West Texas A&M Tarleton State;
Midwestern State
Texas A&M–Kingsville Cameron N/A Texas A&M–Kingsville
2015 Texas A&M–Commerce West Texas A&M St. Edward's (HC) Texas A&M–Commerce Tarleton State Texas A&M–Kingsville;
West Texas A&M
Cameron N/A Texas A&M–Commerce
2016 Texas A&M–Commerce West Texas A&M Midwestern State (HC) Texas A&M–Commerce UT Permian Basin Angelo State Cameron N/A Texas A&M Kingsville
2017 Midwestern State West Texas A&M Midwestern State (HC) Texas A&M–Commerce West Texas A&M West Texas A&M Midwestern State Midwestern State Angelo State
2018 Tarleton State West Texas A&M Midwestern State (HC) West Texas A&M West Texas A&M Angelo State Midwestern State Midwestern State Angelo State
2019 Tarleton State West Texas A&M St. Mary's Angelo State West Texas A&M Season not finished Season not finished Season not finished Season not finished
2020 Not Sponsored
(COVID-19)
West Texas A&M West Texas A&M West Texas A&M Lubbock Christian West Texas A&M Oklahoma Christian UT Tyler West Texas A&M
2021 Midwestern State West Texas A&M Midwestern State West Texas A&M Lubbock Christian Angelo State Midwestern State Midwestern State West Texas A&M
2022 Angelo State West Texas A&M St. Mary's West Texas A&M West Texas A&M Angelo State Oklahoma Christian UT Tyler West Texas A&M
2023 UT Permian Basin West Texas A&M Midwestern State West Texas A&M West Texas A&M

Note: (HC) denotes the Heartland Conference. In 2012–2013, the LSC stopped sponsoring Men's soccer. In 2016, 4 schools (Eastern New Mexico, Midwestern State, UT-Permian Basin, and West Texas A&M) joined the Heartland as affiliate members for Men's soccer. When the Heartland folded, most schools became non-football members of the LSC.

Women

Year Cross
country
Soccer Volleyball Indoor
Track
Basketball Golf Softball Tennis Outdoor
Track
1997 Abilene Christian West Texas A&M West Texas A&M Not sponsored West Texas A&M Not sponsored Southeastern Oklahoma State Rained out Abilene Christian
1998 Angelo State Midwestern State Cameron Not sponsored Abilene Christian Southwestern Oklahoma State Central Oklahoma Central Oklahoma Abilene Christian
1999 Harding Texas A&M–Commerce West Texas A&M Not sponsored Abilene Christian Northeastern State Southeastern Oklahoma State Rained out Rained out
2000 Central Oklahoma Central Oklahoma West Texas A&M Not sponsored Texas A&M–Kingsville Northeastern State Southeastern Oklahoma State Abilene Christian Abilene Christian
2001 Abilene Christian West Texas A&M West Texas A&M Not sponsored Midwestern State Cameron Southeastern Oklahoma State Northeastern State Abilene Christian
2002 Abilene Christian Central Oklahoma West Texas A&M Not sponsored Angelo State Northeastern State Texas A&M–Kingsville Abilene Christian Abilene Christian
2003 Abilene Christian West Texas A&M West Texas A&M Not sponsored Northeastern State Tarleton State Angelo State Northeastern State Abilene Christian
2004 Abilene Christian Texas A&M–Commerce Abilene Christian Not sponsored Angelo State Central Oklahoma Angelo State Abilene Christian Angelo State
2005 Abilene Christian Central Oklahoma Abilene Christian Not sponsored Angelo State Central Oklahoma Central Oklahoma Abilene Christian Angelo State
2006 Abilene Christian Central Oklahoma West Texas A&M Not sponsored West Texas A&M Northeastern State Midwestern State Abilene Christian Abilene Christian
2007 Abilene Christian West Texas A&M West Texas A&M Not sponsored Texas A&M–Commerce Cameron Midwestern State Northeastern State Abilene Christian
2008 Midwestern State Midwestern State Midwestern State Not sponsored West Texas A&M Tarleton State Angelo State Abilene Christian Abilene Christian
2009 Midwestern State Central Oklahoma West Texas A&M Not sponsored West Texas A&M Tarleton State Angelo State Abilene Christian Angelo State
2010 Midwestern State Abilene Christian West Texas A&M Not sponsored West Texas A&M Tarleton State Angelo State Abilene Christian Angelo State
2011 Midwestern State Midwestern State West Texas A&M Not sponsored Texas Woman's Tarleton State West Texas A&M Abilene Christian Angelo State
2012 West Texas A&M West Texas A&M Angelo State Abilene Christian Tarleton State Tarleton State Angelo State Abilene Christian Angelo State
2013 West Texas A&M Angelo State;
Midwestern State
West Texas A&M West Texas A&M Midwestern State;
Abilene Christian
Tarleton State Texas Woman's Abilene Christian Angelo State
2014 Midwestern State Texas A&M–Commerce West Texas A&M West Texas A&M West Texas A&M Midwestern State West Texas A&M Midwestern State Angelo State
2015 Tarleton State Angelo State Tarleton State West Texas A&M West Texas A&M Midwestern State West Texas A&M Midwestern State Angelo State
2016 Midwestern State Texas A&M–Commerce
West Texas A&M
Angelo State West Texas A&M Eastern New Mexico;
Angelo State
Tarleton State Angelo State Cameron West Texas A&M
2017 Tarleton State Angelo State Tarleton State West Texas A&M Angelo State;
West Texas A&M
Tarleton State Angelo State Midwestern State Angelo State
2018 Midwestern State West Texas A&M Tarleton State West Texas A&M West Texas A&M;
Angelo State
West Texas A&M Texas A&M–Kingsville Midwestern State Angelo State
2019 Lubbock Christian Dallas Baptist Angelo State;
Arkansas-Fort Smith
West Texas A&M Texas A&M–Commerce Season not finished Season not finished Season not finished Season not finished
2020 West Texas A&M Angelo State Angelo State West Texas A&M Lubbock Christian Dallas Baptist UT Tyler UT Tyler West Texas A&M
2021 Dallas Baptist Dallas Baptist Angelo State West Texas A&M West Texas A&M Dallas Baptist UT Tyler Angelo State;
Cameron;
St. Mary's
West Texas A&M
2022 DBU DBU West Texas A&M West Texas A&M Texas Women's West Texas A&M UT Tyler Cameron West Texas A&M
2023 West Texas A&M DBU West Texas A&M
DBU
West Texas A&M

Conference tournament champions

Year Volleyball Women's soccer Men's soccer Men's basketball Women's basketball Baseball Softball
2012-13 West Texas A&M West Texas A&M Incarnate Word Midwestern State Tarleton State Angelo State Incarnate Word
2013-14 West Texas A&M Midwestern State No Tournament (HC) Tarleton State Midwestern State Texas A&M–Kingsville Texas Women's
2014-15 Tarleton State Texas A&M–Commerce St. Edward's (HC) Tarleton State West Texas A&M Tarleton State Angelo State
2015-16 Angelo State Texas A&M–Commerce St. Edwards (HC) Texas A&M–Commerce West Texas A&M Angelo State West Texas A&M
2016-17 Angelo State Midwestern State St. Edward's (HC) UT Permian Basin Tarleton State West Texas A&M West Texas A&M
2017-18 Tarleton State West Texas A&M Midwestern State (HC) West Texas A&M West Texas A&M Tarleton State Angelo State
2018-19 Texas A&M–Commerce Angelo State West Texas A&M (HC) West Texas A&M West Texas A&M West Texas A&M Texas A&M–Kingsville
2019-20 Angelo State Dallas Baptist Midwestern State West Texas A&M Lubbock Christian Season Not Finished Season Not Finished
2020-21 Angelo State Angelo State West Texas A&M West Texas A&M Lubbock Christian Angelo State West Texas A&M
2021-22 West Texas A&M Angelo State Midwestern State West Texas A&M West Texas A&M Angelo State Texas A&M Commerce
2022-23 West Texas A&M DBU Midwestern State West Texas A&M Angelo State Angelo State UT Tyler
2023-24 West Texas A&M DBU Midwestern State

Division championships

From 1997 to 2011, and 2020–present, the LSC has been divided into divisions. From 1997 to 2011, the split was north–south. Beginning in the 2019–2020 academic year, the LSC was split into three nameless divisions among the non-football sports: West Texas and New Mexico in the western division; South Texas, Central Texas, and DFW in the central division; East Texas, North Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas in the eastern division. The divisional split was temporarily discontinued for the 2021–2022 season; but divisions were reintroduced for basketball for the 2022-23 season under the names East and West.

Year Football Volleyball Men's
Basketball
Women'
Basketball
Baseball Softball
1997-98 Central Oklahoma (North)
Southwestern Oklahoma State (North)
Texas A&M–Kingsville (South)
Texas Women's (North)
West Texas A&M (South)
N/A N/A N/A Southeastern Oklahoma State (North)
Abilene Christian (South)
Texas A&M–Kingsville
1998-99 Central Oklahoma (North)
Texas A&M–Kingsville (South)
Cameron (North)
West Texas A&M (South)
Central Oklahoma (North)
West Texas A&M (South)
Texas A&M–Commerce
Southeastern Oklahoma State (North)
Southwestern Oklahoma State (North)
Abilene Christian (South)
Southeastern Oklahoma State (North)
Abilene Christian (South)
Southeastern Oklahoma State (North)
Tarleton State (South)
1999-00 Southeastern Oklahoma State (North)
Eastern New Mexico (South)
Angelo State (South)
Cameron (North)
West Texas A&M (South)
Northeastern State (North)
West Texas A&M (South)
Southeastern Oklahoma State (North)
East Central (North)
Abilene Christian (South)
West Texas A&M (South)
Southeastern Oklahoma State (North)
Tarleton State (South)
Southeastern Oklahoma State (North)
East Central (North)
Tarleton State (South)
2000-01 Northeastern State (North)
Eastern New Mexico (South)
Angelo State (South)
Cameron (North)
West Texas A&M (South)
Northeastern State (North)
Midwestern State (South)
West Texas A&M (South)
Southeastern Oklahoma State (North)
Texas A&M–Kingsville (South)
Southeastern Oklahoma State (North)
Abilene Christian (South)
Southeastern Oklahoma State (North)
Tarleton State (South)
2001-02 Midwestern State (North)
Tarleton State (South)
Texas A&M–Kingsville (South)
Central Oklahoma (North)
West Texas A&M (South)
Northeastern State (North)
Angelo State (South)
Southeastern Oklahoma State (North)
Midwestern State (North)
Texas A&M–Kingsville (South)
Angelo State (South)
Central Oklahoma (North)
Abilene Christian (South)
Southeastern Oklahoma State (North)
Eastern New Mexico (South)
2002-03 Tarleton State (North)
Texas A&M–Kingsville (South)
Abilene Christian (South)
Central Oklahoma (North)
West Texas A&M (South)
Northeastern State (North)
Tarleton State (South)
Cameron (North)
Angelo State (South)
Central Oklahoma (North)
Abilene Christian (South)
Southeastern Oklahoma State (North)
Texas Women's (South)
2003-04 Tarleton State (North)
Texas A&M–Kingsville (South)
Central Oklahoma (North)
Cameron (North)
Texas Women's (North)
West Texas A&M (South)
Northeastern State (North)
Tarleton State (North)
Eastern New Mexico (South)
Northeastern State (North)
Angelo State (South)
Central Oklahoma (North)
Tarleton State (South)
Southeastern Oklahoma State (North)
Angelo State (South)
Tarleton State (South)
2004-05 Southeastern Oklahoma State (North)
Central Oklahoma (North)
Texas A&M–Kingsville (South)
Midwestern State (South)
Cameron (North)
Abilene Christian (South)
Tarleton State (North)
Eastern New Mexico (South)
Northeastern State (North)
West Texas A&M (South)
East Central (North)
Southeastern Oklahoma State (North)
Abilene Christian (South)
Texas A&M–Kingsville (South)
Midwestern State (North)
Angelo State (South)
2005-06 Southeastern Oklahoma State (North)
West Texas A&M (South)
Central Oklahoma (North)
Abilene Christian (South)
Central Oklahoma (North)
Texas A&M–Commerce (South)
Northeastern State (North)
Angelo State (South)
Central Oklahoma (North)
Abilene Christian (South)
Central Oklahoma (North)
Angelo State (South)
2006-07 Southeastern Oklahoma State (North)
West Texas A&M (South)
Tarleton State (South)
Cameron (North)
West Texas A&M (South)
Southeastern Oklahoma State (North)
Central Oklahoma (North)
Tarleton State (South)
Southwestern Oklahoma State (North)
West Texas A&M (South)
Central Oklahoma (North)
Cameron (North)
Angelo State (South)
Southeastern Oklahoma State (North)
Midwestern State (South)
Abilene Christian (South)
2007-08 Southwestern Oklahoma State (North)
Texas A&M–Commerce (North)
Southeastern Oklahoma State (North)
Central Oklahoma (North)
Northeastern State (North)
West Texas A&M (South)
N/A Southeastern Oklahoma State (North)
Midwestern State (South)
West Texas A&M (South)
Texas A&M–Commerce (North)
West Texas A&M (South)
Central Oklahoma (North)
Abilene Christian (South)
Midwestern State (North)
Angelo State (South)
2008-09 Central Oklahoma (North)
Abilene Christian (South)
N/A Central Oklahoma (North)
West Texas A&M (South)
Central Oklahoma (North)
Northeastern State (North)
West Texas A&M (South)
N/A Southeastern Oklahoma State (North)
Angelo State (South)
Tarleton State (South)
2009-10 Texas A&M–Commerce (North)
Tarleton State (South)
West Texas A&M (South)
Texas A&M–Kingsville (South)
Midwestern State (South)
N/A Central Oklahoma (North)
Midwestern State (South)
Central Oklahoma (North)
West Texas A&M (South)
N/A Southeastern Oklahoma State (North)
Abilene Christian (South)
2010-11 Northeastern State (North)
East Central (North)
Abilene Christian
N/A Central Oklahoma (North)
Midwestern State (South)
Northeastern State (North)
West Texas A&M (South)
N/A Midwestern State (North)
West Texas A&M (South)
2011-12 N/A N/A Central Oklahoma (North)
Tarleton State (South)
Northeastern State (North)
Tarleton State (South)
N/A Midwestern State (North)
Angelo State (South)
Incarnate Word (South)
2019-20 N/A Angelo State
St. Edward's
Texas A&M–Commerce
Arkansas–Fort Smith
West Texas A&M
St. Edward's
Texas A&M Commerce
West Texas A&M
Texas A&M–Commerce
Tarleton St.
St. Mary's
N/A N/A
2020-21 N/A UT Tyler
Arkansas–Fort Smith
Texas A&M–Kingsville
Angelo State
Dallas Baptist
Texas A&M–Kingsville
Lubbock Christian
Texas A&M–Commerce
Texas A&M International
Lubbock Christian
N/A N/A
2021-22 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2022-23 N/A N/A Texas A&M Kingsville
St. Edward's
West Texas A&M
Texas Women's
Angelo State
Lubbock Christian
N/A N/A
2022-23 N/A N/A DBU
West Texas A&M
- N/A N/A

2014-2015
In the 2014 season, a conference playoff was added due to the small number of football programs in the conference. At the end of the season, the teams were guaranteed two more conference games in the Lone Star Conference playoffs, the teams were split into two separate brackets, the championship bracket (seeds 1–4) and the non-championship bracket (seeds 5–7). This format ended after the 2015 season due to the addition of Western New Mexico, UT Permian Basin, and Oklahoma Panhandle State.

Year Regular-season champion Playoff champion
2014 Texas A&M–Commerce
(conference: 6–1) (overall: 9–3)
Angelo State
(conference: 5–2) (overall: 9–3)
2015 Texas A&M–Commerce
(conference: 6–0) (overall: 8–4)
Midwestern State
(conference: 5–1) (overall: 10–2)

Notable athletes

Abilene Christian University

Angelo State University

Cameron University

University of Central Oklahoma

Eastern New Mexico University

Midwestern State University

Tarleton State University

Texas A&M University–Commerce

Texas A&M University–Kingsville

Texas Woman's University

West Texas A&M University

References

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