List of NAIA football programs

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Map of NAIA Football Institutions

This is a list of schools in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) that have football as a varsity sport.[1]

NAIA football programs[edit]

SchoolNicknameCityStateConferencePrimary ConferenceNote
Arizona Christian UniversityFirestormPhoenixArizonaIndependentGolden State Athletic Conference[FB 1]
Ave Maria UniversityGyrenesNaplesFloridaThe Sun Conference
Avila UniversityEaglesKansas CityMissouriHeart of America Athletic Conference
Bacone CollegeWarriorsMuskogeeOklahomaCentral States Football LeagueRed River Athletic Conference
Baker UniversityWildcatsBaldwin CityKansasHeart of America Athletic Conference
Belhaven UniversityBlazersJacksonMississippiMid-South ConferenceSouthern States Athletic Conference[FB 2]
Benedictine CollegeRavensAtchisonKansasHeart of America Athletic Conference
Bethany CollegeTerrible SwedesLindsbordKansasKansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Bethel UniversityWildcatsMcKenzieTennesseeMid-South ConferenceSouthern States Athletic Conference
Bethel CollegeThreshersNewtonKansasKansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Bluefield CollegeRamsBluefieldVirginiaMid-South ConferenceAppalachian Athletic Conference
Briar Cliff UniversityChargersSioux CityIowaGreat Plains Athletic Conference
Campbellsville UniversityTigersCampbellsvilleKentuckyMid-South Conference
Carroll CollegeFighting SaintsHelenaMontanaFrontier Conference
Central Methodist UniversityEaglesFayetteMissouriHeart of America Athletic Conference
Concordia University–MichiganCardinalsAnn ArborMichiganMid-States Football AssociationWolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference
Concordia University–NebraskaBulldogsSewardNebraskaGreat Plains Athletic Conference
Culver–Stockton CollegeWildcatsCantonMissouriHeart of America Athletic Conference
Cumberland UniversityBulldogsLebanonTennesseeMid-South Conference
University of the CumberlandsPatriotsWilliamsburgKentuckyMid-South Conference
Dakota State UniversityTrojansMadisonSouth DakotaNorth Star Athletic Association
Dakota Wesleyan UniversityTigersMitchellSouth DakotaGreat Plains Athletic Conference
Dickinson State UniversityBlue HawksDickinsonNorth DakotaFrontier Conference
Doane CollegeTigersCreteNebraskaGreat Plains Athletic Conference
Dordt CollegeDefendersSioux CenterIowaGreat Plains Athletic Conference
Eastern Oregon UniversityMountaineersLa GrandeOregonFrontier ConferenceCascade Collegiate Conference
Edward Waters CollegeTigersJacksonvilleFloridaThe Sun ConferenceGulf Coast Athletic Conference
Evangel UniversityCrusadersSpringfieldMissouriHeart of America Athletic Conference
Faulkner UniversityEaglesMontgomeryAlabamaMid-South ConferenceSouthern States Athletic Conference
Friends UniversityFalconsWichitaKansasKansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Georgetown CollegeTigersGeorgetownKentuckyMid-South Conference
Graceland UniversityYellowjacketsLamoniIowaHeart of America Athletic Conference
Grand View UniversityVikingsDes MoinesIowaMid-States Football AssociationMidwest Collegiate Conference[FB 3]
Haskell Indian Nations UniversityFighting IndiansLawrenceKansasIndependentMidlands Collegiate Athletic Conference
Hastings CollegeBroncosHastingsNebraskaGreat Plains Athletic Conference
College of IdahoCoyotesCaldwellIdahoFrontier ConferenceCascade Collegiate Conference
University of JamestownJimmiesJamestownNorth DakotaNorth Star Athletic Association
Kansas Wesleyan UniversityCoyotesSalinaKansasKansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Kentucky Christian UniversityKnightsGraysonKentuckyMid-South ConferenceIndependent
Langston UniversityLionsLangstonOklahomaCentral States Football LeagueRed River Athletic Conference
Lindenwood University – BellevilleLynxBellevilleIllinoisIndependentAmerican Midwest Conference[FB 4]
Lindsey Wilson CollegeBlue RaidersColumbiaKentuckyMid-South Conference
Marian UniversityKnightsIndianapolisIndianaMid-States Football AssociationCrossroads League
Mayville State UniversityCometsMayvilleNorth DakotaNorth Star Athletic Association
McPherson CollegeBulldogsMcPhersonKansasKansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Menlo CollegeOaksAthertonCaliforniaIndependentCalifornia Pacific Conference
MidAmerica Nazarene UniversityPioneersOlatheKansasHeart of America Athletic Conference
Midland UniversityWarriorsFremontNebraskaGreat Plains Athletic Conference
Missouri Baptist UniversitySpartansSt. LouisMissouriIndependentAmerican Midwest Conference[FB 5]
Missouri Valley CollegeVikingsMarshallMissouriHeart of America Athletic Conference
Montana State University–NorthernLightsHavreMontanaFrontier Conference
Montana Tech of the University of MontanaOrediggersButteMontanaFrontier Conference
University of Montana WesternBulldogsDillonMontanaFrontier Conference
Morningside CollegeMustangsSioux CityIowaGreat Plains Athletic Conference
Nebraska Wesleyan UniversityPrairie WolvesLincolnNebraskaGreat Plains Athletic Conference
Northwestern CollegeRed RaidersOrange CityIowaGreat Plains Athletic Conference
Oklahoma Baptist UniversityBisonShawneeOklahomaCentral States Football LeagueSooner Athletic Conference[FB 6]
Olivet Nazarene UniversityTigersBourbonnaisIllinoisMid-States Football AssociationChicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Ottawa UniversityBravesOttawaKansasKansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Peru State CollegeBobcatsPeruNebraskaHeart of America Athletic Conference
University of PikevilleBearsPikevilleKentuckyMid-South Conference
Point UniversitySkyhawksEast PointGeorgiaThe Sun ConferenceAppalachian Athletic Conference
Presentation CollegeSaintsAberdeenSouth DakotaNorth Star Athletic Association
Reinhardt UniversityEaglesWaleskaGeorgiaMid-South ConferenceAppalachian Athletic Conference
Robert Morris UniversityEaglesChicagoIllinoisMid-States Football AssociationChicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain CollegeBattlin' BearsBillingsMontanaFrontier Conference
St. Ambrose UniversityFighting BeesDavenportIowaMid-States Football AssociationMidwest Collegiate Conference
University of St. Francis (IL)Fighting SaintsJolietIllinoisMid-States Football AssociationChicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
University of Saint Francis (IN)CougarsFort WayneIndianaMid-States Football AssociationCrossroads League
University of Saint MarySpiresLeavenworthKansasKansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Saint Xavier UniversityCougarsChicagoIllinoisMid-States Football AssociationChicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Siena Heights UniversitySaintsAdrianMichiganMid-States Football AssociationWolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference
Southeastern UniversityFireLakelandFloridaThe Sun Conference
Southern Oregon UniversityRaidersAshlandOregonFrontier ConferenceCascade Collegiate Conference
Southwestern Assemblies of God UniversityLionsWaxahachieTexasCentral States Football LeagueSooner Athletic Conference
Southwestern CollegeMoundbuildersWinfieldKansasKansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Sterling CollegeWarriorsSterlingKansasKansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Tabor CollegeBluejaysHillsboroKansasKansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Taylor UniversityTrojansUplandIndianaMid-States Football AssociationCrossroads League
Texas CollegeSteersTylerTexasCentral States Football LeagueRed River Athletic Conference
Trinity International UniversityTrojansDeerfieldIllinoisMid-States Football AssociationChicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Union CollegeBulldogsBarbourvilleKentuckyMid-South ConferenceAppalachian Athletic Conference
Valley City State UniversityVikingsValley CityNorth DakotaNorth Star Athletic Association
Waldorf CollegeWarriorsForest CityIowaNorth Star Athletic AssociationMidlands Collegiate Athletic Conference
Warner UniversityRoyalsLake WalesFloridaThe Sun Conference
Wayland Baptist UniversityPioneersPlainviewTexasCentral States Football LeagueSooner Athletic Conference
Webber International UniversityWarriorsBabson ParkFloridaThe Sun Conference
William Penn UniversityStatesmenOskaloosaIowaMid-States Football AssociationMidwest Collegiate Conference[FB 7]
Notes
  1. ^ Arizona Christian — Football will join the Central States Football League in 2015.
  2. ^ Belhaven — Will join the NCAA D-III American Southwest Conference in 2015.
  3. ^ Grand View — Will join the Heart of America Athletic Conference in 2015.
  4. ^ Lindenwood–Belleville — Football will join the Mid-States Football Association in 2015.
  5. ^ Missouri Baptist — Football will join the Mid-States Football Association in 2015.
  6. ^ Oklahoma Baptist — Will join the NCAA D-II Great American Conference in 2015.
  7. ^ William Penn — Will join the Heart of America Athletic Conference in 2015.

Future NAIA football programs[edit]

SchoolNicknameCityStateConferencePrimary ConferenceBegins
Play
Lyon CollegeScotsBatesvilleArkansasCentral States Football LeagueAmerican Midwest Conference2015
Davenport UniversityPanthersGrand RapidsMichiganWolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference2016

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football Qualification Plan 2009". NAIA. Retrieved 2010-05-25.