Lone Star Conference

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 Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Past names
Headquarters Richardson, Texas
Commissioner Stan Wagnon

The Lone Star Conference (or LSC) is a College Athletic Conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division II. Member institutions are located in the southwestern United States, with schools in New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. 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–Commerce), North Texas State (now North Texas), Sam Houston State, Southwest Texas State (now Texas State–San Marcos), and Stephen F. Austin.

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 Trinity (now in SCAC).

Current members

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Joined
Abilene Christian University Abilene, Texas 1906 Private/Church of Christ 4,800 1973
Angelo State University San Angelo, Texas 1926 Public 6,308 1968
Cameron University Lawton, Oklahoma 1908 Public 5,482 1988
University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, Oklahoma 1890 Public 15,000 1987
East Central University Ada, Oklahoma 1909 Public 4,571 1995
Eastern New Mexico University Portales, New Mexico 1934 Public 3,400 1984
Midwestern State University Wichita Falls, Texas 1922 Public 6,500 1995
Northeastern State University Tahlequah, Oklahoma 1851 Public 9,850 1995
Southeastern Oklahoma State University Durant, Oklahoma 1909 Public 4,000 1995
Southwestern Oklahoma State University Weatherford, Oklahoma 1901 Public 4,250 1995
Tarleton State University Stephenville, Texas 1899 Public 6,000 1968
Texas A&M University-Commerce Commerce, Texas 1889 Public 8,512 1931
Texas A&M University-Kingsville Kingsville, Texas 1925 Public 6,518 1954
Texas Woman's University Denton, Texas 1901 Public 11,353 1989
West Texas A&M University Canyon, Texas 1910 Public 7,273 1986


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 Field 4,000
Angelo State San Angelo Stadium 17,500 Stephens Arena 6,500 Foster Field 4,200
Cameron Non-football School N/A Aggie Gym 1,600 McCord Field 1,200
Central Oklahoma Wantland Stadium 10,000 Hamilton Field House 3,000 Bronco Field Info Needed
East Central Norris Field 5,000 Kerr Activities Center 4,000 Info Needed Info Needed
Eastern New Mexico Greyhound Stadium 5,200 Greyhound Arena 4,800 Info Needed Info Needed
Midwestern State Memorial Stadium 14,500 Gerald Stockton Court 5,200 Non-Baseball N/A
Northeastern State Gable Field 12,000 Dobbins Fieldhouse 1,200 Info Needed Info Needed
Southeastern Oklahoma Paul Laird Field 9,000 Bloomer Sullivan Gym 2,000 The Ballpark in Durant Info Needed
Southwestern Oklahoma Milam Stadium 4,000 Rankin Williams Fieldhouse 2,400 Info Needed Info Needed
Tarleton State Memorial Stadium 5,284 Wisdom Gymnasium 3,212 Cecil Ballow Baseball Complex 550
Texas A&M-Commerce Memorial Stadium 10,000 Texas A&M-Commerce Field House 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 1,000 Non-Baseball N/A
West Texas A&M Kimbrough Memorial Stadium 20,000 First United Bank Center 4,800 Potter County Memorial Stadium 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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