Ohio Valley Conference
Ohio Valley Conference logo.svg
ConferenceNCAA
Founded1948
CommissionerBeth DeBauche (since 2009)
Sports fielded
  • 18
    • men's: 7
    • women's: 10
    • coeducational: 1
DivisionDivision I
SubdivisionFCS
No. of teams10
HeadquartersBrentwood, Tennessee
RegionMidwest and South
Official websitewww.ovcsports.com
Locations
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Ohio Valley Conference
Location of OVC members:
Blue pog.svg
full member,
Green pog.svg
affiliate member

The Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) is a collegiate athletic conference which operates in the Midwestern and Southeastern United States. It participates in Division I of the NCAA; the conference's football programs compete in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS; formerly known as Division I-AA), the lower of two levels of Division I football competition. The OVC has 10 members, six of which compete in football in the conference.

History

Primary source:[1]
The Ohio Valley Conference can trace its roots to 1941 when Murray State athletic director Roy Stewart, Eastern Kentucky athletic director Charles "Turkey" Hughes, and Western Kentucky public relations director Kelly Thompson first formulated the idea of establishing a regional athletics conference. The plan was put on hold due to World War II, but it was resurrected after the conclusion of the war. In 1948, the three schools joined with Louisville, Morehead State, and Evansville to form the Ohio Valley Conference. While many collegiate conferences are struggling today with the question of whether their policies and rules should be determined by the athletic departments or by the institutional heads, from the very beginning, the OVC has been run by the presidents of its member schools.

Historically, the OVC was a pioneer in racial desegregation, with Morehead State signing the conference's first Black athlete, Marshall Banks, in 1958. The rest of the OVC soon followed in Morehead State's wake. From 1986 to 2018, the OVC was unique among NCAA Division I conferences in that it included one historically Black university, Tennessee State University, in a conference that otherwise consists of institutions that are not traditionally Black. During this period, every other HBCU in NCAA Division I belonged to either the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference or Southwestern Athletic Conference. That distinction changed when both Hampton University and North Carolina A&T State University joined the Big South Conference in 2018 and 2021, respectively; both schools have since announced intentions to join the Colonial Athletic Association.

The OVC has also been a leader in advancement of sports opportunities for women. The conference began adding championship competitions for women in 1977 several years after the AIAW began sponsoring national championships for women, but seven years before the NCAA was ready to move into the field. Since 2009, the OVC has been led by Commissioner Beth DeBauche, one of only six female commissioners for the thirty-two Division I conferences.[2]

Athletic rivalries, really close colleges and especially when competitors are in relatively close proximity, can generate problems with fan behavior, and the conference leadership struggled with controlling the issue for many years. When the national debate on the problem reached its apex in the mid-1990s, the OVC unveiled the national first of its kind "Sportsmanship Statement" in 1995, stating the conference's policy on, "... principles of fair play, ethical conduct and respect for one's opponent." Since then, the OVC has also introduced individual, team (for each sport), and institutional sportsmanship awards.

Founded by six schools, the expansions of 2007 and 2011 brought the Ohio Valley Conference membership to twelve schools, the most in its history. The OVC dropped to 10 members after the 2020–21 school year, when founding member Eastern Kentucky and Jacksonville State left for the ASUN Conference.[3] The OVC is searching for teams to replace both in the near future.[4]

The OVC lost three more members after the 2021–22 school year. Football-sponsoring Austin Peay left for the ASUN Conference, which ultimately launched its own football league in 2022.[5] Non-football Belmont left for the Missouri Valley Conference.[6] Another football school, founding member Murray State, left for the MVC. When announcing its move to the MVC, Murray State announced that it was seeking membership in the football-only Missouri Valley Football Conference, and also announced that it would continue to house its rifle team in the OVC.[7] In a separate statement, Murray State's president indicated that the football team would remain in the OVC in the 2022 season, ensuring that the OVC would retain its automatic bid to the FCS playoffs in that season and giving the league more time to add new football members.[8] Murray State would eventually be accepted by the MVFC effective in 2023.[9]

Also in July 2022, the OVC added two non-football members in the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, athletically known as Little Rock,[10] and the University of Southern Indiana, which started a transition from NCAA Division II,[11] plus a new football-sponsoring member in Lindenwood University, also transitioning from D-II.[12]

According to a report from Matt Brown of the Extra Points college sports blog, the OVC expected to lose Murray State, and was considering multiple expansion candidates, with Southern Indiana among them. Other schools named by Brown's sources as possible candidates were FCS programs Arkansas–Pine Bluff and Western Illinois, plus potential Division II upgraders Grand Valley State, Hillsdale, and Lincoln Memorial.[13]

On February 22, 2022, the conference announced its intent to combine its football membership with the Big South Conference beginning in 2023. Full details of the alliance, specifically whether it will be operated by either the Big South or OVC, or become a completely separate entity, have yet to be announced.[14]

Shortly after the 2022 membership changes took effect, the OVC and the Horizon League jointly announced that they would merge their men's tennis leagues under the Horizon banner, effective immediately. All five OVC members that sponsored men's tennis became Horizon affiliates in that sport.[15]

OVC Digital Network

In August 2012, the OVC announced that it had launched the OVC Digital Network as a replacement for and improvement over the conference's former efforts to provide streaming video coverage of many athletic events that had been in place since 2006.[16] This website carried live, student-produced coverage of most conference games and some non-conference games in baseball, men's and women's basketball, football, soccer, softball, and volleyball as well as some coaches' shows, special presentations, and archived game-casts available for later viewing.

In its first two years, the network provided well over 600,000 viewings of streamed live video of more than 1400 events.[17]

In the 2018–19 school year the coverage previously carried on the OVC Digital Network was switched over to ESPN+.

Member schools

Full members

Institution Location Founded Joined Type Enrollment Nickname Colors Football
member?
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock, Arkansas 1927 2022 Public 9,579 Trojans       Red XN
Eastern Illinois University Charleston, Illinois 1895 1996 8,626 Panthers     Green tickY
Lindenwood University St. Charles, Missouri 1827 2022 Private 7,374 Lions     Green tickY
Morehead State University Morehead, Kentucky 1887 1948 Public 10,748 Eagles     Red XN[a]
Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau, Missouri 1873 1991 11,978 Redhawks     Green tickY
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, Illinois 1957 2008 12,860 Cougars     Red XN
University of Southern Indiana Evansville, Indiana 1965 2022 9,758 Screaming Eagles       Red XN
Tennessee State University Nashville, Tennessee 1912 1986[b] 8,775 Tigers/Lady Tigers     Green tickY
Tennessee Technological University Cookeville, Tennessee 1915 1949 10,492 Golden Eagles     Green tickY
University of Tennessee at Martin Martin, Tennessee 1927 1992 6,705 Skyhawks       Green tickY
Notes
  1. ^ Morehead State's football team competes in the Pioneer Football League, a Division I FCS football-only conference whose members choose not to offer athletic scholarships for football.
  2. ^ The Tennessee State men's basketball team joined the OVC a year after becoming a full member for other sports (1987–88); while its football team joined the OVC two years after (1988–89).


Affiliate members

Years listed in this table are calendar years. For schools that play only spring sports (such as beach volleyball) in the OVC, the calendar year of arrival precedes the first season of competition.

Institution Location Founded Joined Type Enrollment Nickname Colors OVC
sport
Primary
conference
Murray State University Murray, Kentucky 1922 2022 Public 10,495 Racers     rifle,
football[a]
MVC
(NCAA D-I)
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Chattanooga, Tennessee 1886 2020 Public 11,388 Mocs       beach volleyball SoCon
(NCAA D-I)
Notes
  1. ^ Murray State will compete in the OVC for football only during the 2022 fall season (2022–23 school year) before joining the Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2023.


Former members

Institution Location Founded Joined Left Type Nickname Colors Conference
they joined
after leaving
the OVC
Current
conference
University of Akron Akron, Ohio 1870 1980 1987 Public Zips     NCAA D-I Independent MAC
Austin Peay State University Clarksville, Tennessee 1927 1962 2022 Governors     ASUN
Belmont University Nashville, Tennessee 1890 2012 Private Bruins       Missouri Valley
East Tennessee State University Johnson City, Tennessee 1911 1958 1978 Public Buccaneers/
Lady Buccaneers
    SoCon
Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, Kentucky 1906 1948 2021 Colonels     ASUN
University of Evansville Evansville, Indiana 1854 1952 Private Purple Aces       ICC
(NCAA Division II)
Missouri Valley
Jacksonville State University Jacksonville, Alabama 1883 2003 2021 Public Gamecocks     ASUN
(C-USA in 2023)
University of Louisville Louisville, Kentucky 1798 1948 1949 Cardinals     NCAA Independent ACC
Marshall University Huntington, West Virginia 1837 1949 1952 Thundering Herd     NCAA Independent[a] Sun Belt
Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, Tennessee 1911 1952 2000 Blue Raiders     Sun Belt C-USA
Murray State University Murray, Kentucky 1922 1948 2022 Racers     Missouri Valley
Samford University Homewood, Alabama 1841 2003 2008 Private Bulldogs     SoCon
Western Kentucky University[b] Bowling Green, Kentucky 1906 1948 1982 Public Hilltoppers/
Lady Toppers
    Sun Belt C-USA
Youngstown State University Youngstown, Ohio 1908 1981 1988 Penguins     Mid-Continent Horizon
NCAA I-AA Independent
(football)
MVFC
(football)
Notes
  1. ^ Marshall left the OVC to become an Independent for one year prior to joining the Mid-American Conference (MAC) effective with the 1953–54 school year.
  2. ^ Western Kentucky rejoined the OVC for football only in the 1999 and 2000 football seasons (1999–2000 and 2000–01 school years).

Former affiliate members

Institution Location Founded Joined Left Type Nickname Colors Sport Current
primary
conference
Current
conference
in former
OVC sport
Columbus State University Columbus, Georgia 1958 2012–13 2014–15 Public Cougars       Rifle Peach Belt
(NCAA D-II)
none[a]
Notes
  1. ^ Columbus State dropped rifle after the 2014–15 school year.

Membership timeline

University of Southern IndianaUniversity of Arkansas at Little RockLindenwood UniversityUniversity of Tennessee at ChattanoogaColumbus State UniversityBelmont UniversitySouthern Illinois University EdwardsvilleJacksonville State UniversitySamford UniversityEastern Illinois UniversityUniversity of Tennessee at MartinSoutheast Missouri State UniversityTennessee State UniversityYoungstown State UniversityUniversity of AkronAustin Peay State UniversityEast Tennessee State UniversityMiddle Tennessee State UniversityTennessee Technological UniversityMarshall UniversityMurray State UniversityEastern Kentucky UniversityMorehead State UniversityWestern Kentucky UniversityUniversity of EvansvilleUniversity of Louisville

Full members (all sports) Full members (non-football) Associate members (football-only) Associate members (other)

Comments

Conference divisions

Starting with the 2012–13 school year, the twelve member schools were split into two divisions for those sports where all schools competed. In the 2014–15 season, women's sports with twelve teams returned to a single league table, while continuing to play a divisional schedule. Men's basketball moved to an 18-game schedule in 2017–18, and they continued to play home-and-home versus the former divisional rivals, and they play home-and-home versus two teams from the other division, with those opponents on a rotation that sets up different pairs from year-to-year. The OVC returned to a single-table format after Eastern Kentucky and Jacksonville State left in 2021.

East Division West Division
Belmont Austin Peay
Eastern Kentucky Eastern Illinois
Jacksonville State Murray State
Morehead State SIU Edwardsville
Tennessee State Southeast Missouri
Tennessee Tech UT Martin

Sports offered

The Ohio Valley Conference currently offers championship competition in 18 NCAA sanctioned sports, with seven for men, 10 for women, and rifle for men's, women's, and coed teams.[18]

Teams in OVC competition
Sport Men's Women's Coed
Baseball
9
Basketball
10
10
Beach Volleyball
5
Cross Country
10
10
Football
7
Golf
9
7
Rifle
0
1
3
Soccer
9
Softball
9
Tennis
7
Track and Field (Indoor)
7
9
Track and Field (Outdoor)
8
9
Volleyball (Indoor)
10

Men's sponsored sports by school

School Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Rifle[a] Track & Field
(Indoor)
Track & Field
(Outdoor)
Total OVC Sports
Eastern Illinois Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY 7
Lindenwood Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY 7
Little Rock Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY 6
Morehead State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN[b] Green tickY Green tickY[c] Red XN Green tickY 6
SIU Edwardsville Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY 6
Southeast Missouri Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY 6
Southern Indiana Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY 6
Tennessee State Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY 6
Tennessee Tech Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN 5
UT Martin Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY[d] Red XN Red XN 6
Associate members
Murray State Green tickY[e] Green tickY[c][f] 2
Totals 9 10 10 7 9 3 7 8 63
Notes
  1. ^ Rifle is technically a men's sport, but men's, women's, and coed teams all compete against each other.
  2. ^ Morehead State football competes at the non-scholarship FCS level in the Pioneer Football League.
  3. ^ a b Fields a single coed rifle team.
  4. ^ Fields two separate rifle teams—one coed, and one women-only.
  5. ^ Murray State plans to play OVC football in 2022 before moving to the MVFC in 2023.
  6. ^ Murray State will remain a rifle member after it otherwise leaves the OVC.
Men's varsity sports not sponsored by the Ohio Valley Conference which are played by OVC schools
School Ice Hockey Lacrosse Soccer Swimming & Diving Rodeo[a] Tennis Volleyball Wrestling
Eastern Illinois Summit Summit Horizon
Lindenwood Adding program[19] ASUN Summit Summit Horizon MIVA TBA
Little Rock Pac-12
SIU Edwardsville MVC MAC
Southern Indiana Summit Summit Horizon
Tennessee State Horizon
Tennessee Tech Horizon
UT Martin NIRA[b]
Notes
  1. ^ Rodeo is sanctioned by the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA), not the NCAA.
  2. ^ UT Martin considers rodeo to be a varsity sport.

Women's sponsored sports by school

School Basketball Beach Volleyball Cross Country Golf Rifle [a] Soccer Softball Tennis Track & Field
(Indoor)
Track & Field
(Outdoor)
Volleyball (Indoor) Total OVC Sports
Eastern Illinois Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Lindenwood Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Little Rock Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
Morehead State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Southeast Missouri Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Southern Indiana Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
SIU Edwardsville Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Tennessee State Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Tennessee Tech Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
UT Martin Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickYx2 Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY 8
Associate members
Chattanooga Green tickY 1
Murray State Green tickY 1
Totals 10 5 10 7 4 9 9 7 9 9 10 89
  1. ^ Rifle is technically a men's sport, but men's, women's, and coed teams all compete against each other. All competing OVC schools have coed teams, and UT Martin has both a women's and a coed team.
Women's varsity sports not sponsored by the Ohio Valley Conference which are played by OVC schools
School Equestrian[a] Field Hockey Gymnastics Ice Hockey Lacrosse Rodeo[b] Swimming & Diving Wrestling[a]
Eastern Illinois Summit
Lindenwood Independent[c] MIC CHA ASUN[20] Summit Independent
Little Rock MVC
Southeast Missouri MIC
Southern Indiana Summit
UT Martin ECAC NIRA
  1. ^ a b Part of the NCAA Emerging Sports for Women program.
  2. ^ Rodeo is sanctioned by the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA), not the NCAA. UT Martin considers rodeo to be a varsity sport.
  3. ^ Lindenwood has yet to announce its future affiliation in some of its non-OVC sports.

Conference champions

Football conference champions

This is a list of the champions since 2010.[21] For the complete history, see List of Ohio Valley Conference football champions.

Year Regular Season Champion Record FCS Championship Result
2010 Southeast Missouri State 7–1 Second Round
2011 Tennessee Tech $
Eastern Kentucky
Jacksonville State
6–2
6–2
6–2
First Round
First Round
DNP
2012 Eastern Illinois 6–1 First Round
2013 Eastern Illinois 8–0 Quarterfinals
2014 Jacksonville State 8–0 Second Round
2015 Jacksonville State 8–0 FCS Championship Runner Up
2016 Jacksonville State 7–0 First Round
2017 Jacksonville State 8–0 Second Round
2018 Jacksonville State 7–1 Second Round
2019 Austin Peay $$
Southeast Missouri State
7–1 Quarterfinals
First Round
2020 Jacksonville State 6–1 Quarterfinals
2021 UT Martin 5–1 Second Round

$ – Tennessee Tech won the tie-breaker and received the automatic bid to the FCS playoffs.

$$ – Austin Peay won the tie-breaker and received the automatic bid to the FCS Playoffs

Basketball

This is list of the champions since 2010. For the complete men's history, see List of Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball champions.

See also: Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

See also: Ohio Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament

Year Men's Women's
Regular Season Champion Record Tournament Champion Regular Season Champion Record Tournament Champion
2010–11 Murray State 14–4 Morehead State Tourney Tennessee Tech 15–3 UT Martin
2011–12 Murray State 15–1 Murray State Tourney UT Martin 15–1 UT Martin
2012–13 East: Belmont
West: Murray State
14–2
10–6
Belmont Tourney East: Tennessee Tech
West: Eastern Illinois
12–4
12–4
UT Martin
2013–14 East: Belmont
West: Murray State
14–2
13–3
Eastern Kentucky Tourney East: Belmont
West: UT Martin
10–6
15–1
UT Martin
2014–15 East: Eastern Kentucky & Belmont
West: Murray State
11–5
16–0
Belmont Tourney UT Martin 16–0 Tennessee State
2015–16 East: Belmont
West: UT Martin & Murray State
12–4
10–6
Austin Peay Tourney UT Martin 14–2 Belmont
2016–17 East: Belmont
West: UT Martin
15–1
10–6
Jacksonville State Tourney Belmont 16–0 Belmont
2017–18 Murray State 15–2 Murray State Tourney Belmont 18–0 Belmont Tourney
2018–19 Belmont
Murray State
16–2 Murray State Tourney Belmont 16–2 Belmont Tourney
2019-20 Belmont
Murray State
15-3 Belmont Tourney Belmont
UT Martin
16-2 Southeast Missouri State Tourney
2020-21 Belmont 18-2 Morehead State Tourney UT Martin 17-4 Belmont Tourney
2021-22 Murray State 18-0 Murray State Tourney Belmont 16-2 Belmont Tourney

Baseball

This is list of the champions since 2010.

Year Regular Season Champion OVC
Record
Season
Record
Tournament Champion OVC
Record
Season
Record
2010 Tennessee Tech 14–6 31–25 Jacksonville State 15–8 32–26
2011 Austin Peay 17–6 34–24 Austin Peay 17–6 34–24
2012 Austin Peay
Eastern Kentucky
19–7 40–24
31–23
Austin Peay 19–7 40–24
2013 Tennessee Tech 24–6 40–17 Austin Peay 22–7 47–15
2014 Southeast Missouri 23–7 37–20 Jacksonville State 18–12 36–27
2015 Southeast Missouri 22–8 36–23 Morehead State 20–10 38–22
2016 Southeast Missouri 22–8 39–21 Southeast Missouri 22–8 39–21
2017 Tennessee Tech 23–7 39–18 Tennessee Tech 23–7 39–18
2018 Tennessee Tech 27–3 53–12 Morehead State 18–12 37–26
2019 Jacksonville State 22-8 39-23 Jacksonville State 22-8 39-23
2020 Canceled
2021 Southeast Missouri State 17-10 30-22 Southeast Missouri State 17-10 30-22

Softball

This is list of the champions since 2010.

Year Regular Season Champion OVC
Record
Season
Record
Tournament Champion OVC
Record
Season
Record
2010 UT Martin 22–3 47–11 Jacksonville State 13–6 30–19
2011 Eastern Illinois 26–4 40–12 Jacksonville State 21–9 40–21
2012 UT Martin 23–6 39–22 UT Martin 23–6 39–22
2013 East– Eastern Kentucky
West– Eastern Illinois
19–6
20–3
36–20
36–14
Jacksonville State 11–11 30–27
2014 East– Jacksonville State
West– SIUE
22–5
19–5
40–15
30–23
SIUE 19–5 30–23
2015 SIUE 20–6 43–16 Tennessee Tech 15–11 33–28
2016 Jacksonville State 26–0 43–17 Jacksonville State 26–0 43–17
2017 Jacksonville State 15–1 41–12 Jacksonville State 15–1 41–12
2018 Eastern Kentucky 19–3 45–21 Jacksonville State 16–6 35–25
2019 Southeast Missouri State
Jacksonville State
17-5 46-18
36-15
Southeast Missouri State 17-5 46-18
2020 Canceled
2021 Southeast Missouri 23-6 30-17 Eastern Kentucky 22-9 35-17
2022 Murray State 21-7 40-18-1 Murray State 21-7 40-18-1

Women's soccer

This is a list of Champions since 2010.[22]

Year Regular Season Champions Tournament Champions
2010 Morehead State Morehead State
2011 Southeast Missouri UT Martin
2012 UT Martin UT Martin
2013 UT Martin Morehead State
2014 Southeast Missouri SIUE
2015 Murray State Murray State
2016 Murray State SIUE
2017 Murray State Murray State
2018 UT Martin Murray State
2019 Southeast Missouri Belmont
2020-21 Murray State SIUE
2021 UT Martin SIUE

Facilities

Departing members in red; future members in gray.

School Football stadium Capacity Soccer stadium Capacity Basketball arena Capacity Baseball stadium Capacity Softball stadium Capacity Volleyball Arena Capacity
Eastern Illinois O'Brien Field 10,000 Lakeside Soccer Field 1,000 Lantz Arena 5,300 Coaches Stadium
at Monier Field
500 Williams Field 200 Lantz Arena 5,300
Lindenwood Hunter Stadium 7,450 Hunter Stadium 7,450 Hyland Arena 3,270 Lou Brock Sports Complex 700 Lou Brock Sports Complex 300 Hyland Arena 3,270
Little Rock Non-football school Coleman Sports Complex 300 Jack Stephens Center 5,600 Gary Hogan Field 2,550 Non-softball school Jack Stephens Center 5,600
Morehead State Jayne Stadium 10,000 Jayne Stadium 10,000 Ellis Johnson Arena 6,500 John "Sonny" Allen Field 1,200 University Field 500 Ellis Johnson Arena 6,500
Murray State Roy Stewart Stadium 16,800 Football-only school
Southeast Missouri State Houck Stadium 11,015 Houck Stadium 11,015 Show Me Center 6,972 Capaha Field 2,000 Southeast Softball Complex 1,000 Houck Fieldhouse 1,000
Southern Indiana Non-football school Strassweg Field Screaming Eagles Arena 4,800 USI Baseball Field 1,200 USI Softball Field Screaming Eagles Arena 4,800
SIU Edwardsville Non-football school Bob Guelker Field at Ralph Korte Stadium 4,000 First Community Arena 4,000 Roy E. Lee Field at Simmons Baseball Complex 1,500 Cougar Field 800 First Community Arena 4,000
Tennessee State Nissan Stadium
Hale Stadium
68,000
10,000
Non-soccer school Gentry Complex 10,500 Non-baseball school Tiger Field 500 Kean Hall 2,500
Tennessee Tech Tucker Stadium 16,500 Tech Soccer Field 800 Eblen Center 9,280 Bush Stadium at Averitt Express Baseball Complex 1,100 Tech Softball Field 800 Eblen Center 9,280
UT Martin Graham Stadium 7,500 Skyhawk Soccer Field 500 Skyhawk Arena 4,300 Skyhawk Baseball Field 500 Bettye Giles Softball Field 500 Skyhawk Fieldhouse 3,000

See also

References

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