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Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
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Classification NCAA Division III
Established 1920
Members 13
Sports fielded 22 (11 men's, 11 women's)
Region Midwestern United States
State Minnesota
Headquarters Saint Paul, Minnesota

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) is an College Athletic Conference which competes in the NCAA's Division III. As the name implies, member schools are located in the state of Minnesota; also, all of the member schools are private, with all but one having a religious affiliation.

History

On March 15, 1920, a formal constitution was adopted and the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference was born, with Carleton College, Gustavus Adolphus College, Hamline University, Macalester College, St. John's University, St. Olaf College and the University of St. Thomas.

Concordia College-Moorhead joined the MIAC in 1921, Augsburg College in 1924 and St. Mary's University in 1926. Carleton dropped membership in 1925, rejoining in 1983. St. Olaf left in 1950, returning in 1975. University of Minnesota Duluth was a member of the MIAC from 1950 to 1975. Bethel University joined in 1978. The MIAC initiated women's competition in 1981-1982, and it was after this that the College of St. Catherine (1983) and the College of St. Benedict (1985) joined the league.

Augsburg did not participate in intercollegiate football from 1935 through 1938. The Conference did not play sports from the fall 1943 to the spring of 1945 due to World War II. St. Mary's discontinued its football program in 1955. Macalester became an independent in football in 2002, but still retains its MIAC membership in other sports. Wrestling was dropped as a conference sponsored sport after the 2002-03 season. St. Catherine and St. Benedict, being both women's colleges, also do not sponsor football. Together with St. John's (one of only a handful of men's colleges), St. Benedict forms a joint academic institution, known commonly by the acronym CSB/SJU.

Member schools

Institution Nickname Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment
Augsburg College Auggies Minneapolis, Minnesota 1869 Private/Lutheran (ELCA) 3,564
Bethel University Royals Arden Hills, Minnesota 1871 Private/Baptist (BGC) 2,900
Carleton College Knights Northfield, Minnesota 1866 Private/Non-sectarian 1,750
Concordia College Cobbers Moorhead, Minnesota 1891 Private/Lutheran (ELCA) 2,826
Gustavus Adolphus College Golden Gusties St. Peter, Minnesota 1862 Private/Lutheran (ELCA) 2,536
Hamline University Pipers St. Paul, Minnesota 1854 Private/Methodist (UMC) 1,944
Macalester College Scots St. Paul, Minnesota 1874 Private/Presbyterian 1,700
College of Saint Benedict Blazers St. Joseph, Minnesota 1913 Private/Catholic 2,006
College of St. Catherine Wildcats St. Paul, Minnesota 1905 Private/Catholic 4,600
Saint John's University Johnnies Collegeville, Minnesota 1857 Private/Catholic 1,684
St. Mary’s University Cardinals Winona, Minnesota 1912 Private/Catholic 1,350
St. Olaf College Oles Northfield, Minnesota 1874 Private/Lutheran (ELCA) 2,900
University of St. Thomas Tommies St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Private/Catholic 5,304

Sports

Member teams compete in football (men's), soccer (men's and women's), cross country (men's and women), golf (men's and women), volleyball (women's), basketball (men's and women), ice hockey (men's and women), indoor track and field (men's and women), swimming and diving (men's and women), baseball (men's), tennis (men's and women), track and field (men's and women) and softball (women's). The conference no longer sponsors men's wrestling or men's and women's Nordic skiing.

Football trophies games

  • The Goat Trophy (Carleton College v. Saint Olaf College)
  • The Hammer (Augsburg College v. Hamline University) started 2005
  • The Holy Grail (St. John's University v. University of St. Thomas)
  • The Troll (Concordia College v. Saint Olaf College)
  • Wilson Brothers Cup (Hamline University vs. University of St. Thomas)

Trophy games between MIAC football members and non football members

  • The Old Paint Bucket (Macalester College v. Hamline University)
  • Book of Knowledge (Carleton College v. Macalester College) — since 1999
  • Power Bowl (Concordia College v. Minnesota State University-Moorhead) — 1999-2007 (formerly the American Crystal Sugar Bowl — 1984-1999 — the matchup dated back to 1919)
  • Victory Bell (Loras College (Iowa) vs. University of St. Thomas)

MIAC football titles won (1920-2007)

Team Championships Years won
St. John's 29 1932, 1935c, 1936c, 1938, 1953c, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1971c, 1974c, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979c, 1982, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995c, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001c, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006c
Gustavus Adolphus 22 1926, 1927, 1933, 1935c, 1936c, 1937, 1940, 1945, 1946, 1950, 1951, 1952c, 1953c, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1967, 1968, 1971c, 1972, 1987
Concordia 18 1931, 1934, 1942c, 1952c, 1957, 1964, 1969, 1970, 1974c, 1978c, 1979c, 1980, 1981, 1986, 1988c, 1990c, 1995c, 2004
St. Thomas 14 1922c, 1929, 1930c, 1939, 1941, 1942c, 1947c, 1948, 1949, 1956, 1973c, 1979c, 1983, 1990
St. Olaf 6 1922c, 1923, 1930c, 1935c, 1978c, 1979c
Hamline 5 1920, 1921, 1966, 1984, 1988c
Bethel 4 2000, 2001c, 2006c, 2007
UM-Duluth* 3 1960, 1961, 1973c
Augsburg 2 1928c, 1997
Carleton 2 1924, 1992
Macalester** 2 1925, 1947c
St. Mary's** 1 1928c

  • c = shared championship
  • * No Longer a MIAC member
  • ** No Longer competes in MIAC football
  • No football played in 1943-1944 due to World War II

MIAC basketball titles won or shared

Men's basketball titles won (1920-21 to 2007-08)

Team Championships Years won
St. Thomas 23 1924, 1946c, 1949c, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1981c, 1989c, 1990, 1991c, 1992c, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006c, 2007, 2008
Hamline 19 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1938c, 1939c, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1947, 1948, 1949c, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1957, 1960
Gustavus Adolphus 16 1925, 1926, 1928, 1938c, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1968, 1975c, 1988, 1991c, 1992c, 1996, 1997, 2004, 2005
Augsburg 13 1927, 1946c, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1975c, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1998, 1999
St. John's 7 1969, 1978, 1979, 1986, 1987, 1993, 2001
Carleton 4 1921, 1922, 1923, 2006c
UM-Duluth* 4 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962
St. Olaf 3 1929, 1930, 1989c
Concordia 3 1931, 1982, 1983
Macalester 2 1937, 1981c
St. Mary's 2 1939c, 1940

  • Not played 1943-44 to 1944-45
  • c = shared championship
  • * No Longer a Member of the MIAC

Women's basketball titles won (1981-82 to 2007-08)

Team Championships Years won
St. Benedict 11 1989, 1993, 1995, 1998c, 1999, 2002c, 2003c, 2004c, 2006, 2007, 2008c
St. Thomas 11 1983c, 1984, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997, 1998c, 2000, 2001, 2002c , 2008c
Concordia 6 1982, 1983c, 1986c, 1987c, 1988, 1990
Carleton 3 2003c, 2004c, 2005
St. Mary's 2 1985, 1986c
Gustavus Adolphus 1 2003c
Bethel 1 1994
St. Olaf 1 1983c

  • c = shared championship

MIAC hockey titles won or shared

Men's hockey (1922-23 - 2007-08)

School Number Last Won Years Won
St. Thomas 27 2006 1923c, 1934, 1938c, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1947, 1949, 1951c, 1952, 1953c, 1974, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993c, 1994, 1995, 1998c, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006
Gustavus Adolphus 13 1993 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977c, 1984, 1993c
Macalester % 12 1963 1923c, 1930, 1931, 1932c, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1939c, 1950c, 1951c, 1962, 1963
UM-Duluth * 9 1961 1953c, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961
Augsburg 8 1998 1928, 1977c, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981c, 1982, 1998c
St. John's 7 2005 1935, 1950c, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2004, 2005
Hamline 4 2008 1923c, 1932c, 1948, 2008
St. Mary's 4 1988 1929, 1964, 1965, 1988
Concordia 2 1987 1981c, 1987
St. Olaf 2 1939 1938c, 1939c
Bethel 1 2007 2007

  • Hockey not played 1942-43 to 1945-46
  • c = shared championship
  • * No longer a member of the MIAC
  • % No longer a hockey member - now has a club team

Women's hockey (1998-99 - 2007-08)

School Number Last Won Years Won
Gustavus 7 2008 1999c, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
St. Thomas 2 2004 2003, 2004
Augsburg 2 2000 1999c, 2000c
St. Mary's 2 2000 1999c, 2000c

  • c = shared championship

Conference Facilities

School Football stadium Capacity Basketball arena Capacity Hockey arena Capacity
Augsburg Edor Nelson Field 1,400 Si Melby Hall 2,200 Augsburg Ice Arena 800
Bethel Royal Stadium 3,500 Robertson Center 2,000 Schwan Super Rink Blaine Ice Palace 1,000
Carleton Laird Stadium 7,500 West Gymnasium 1,850 Non-Hockey School N/A
Concordia Jake Christiansen Stadium 7,000 Memorial Auditorium 3,500 Moorhead Sports Center
Gustavus Adolphus Hollingsworth Field 5,000 Lund Center 3,000 Lund Arena 1,500
Hamline Klas Field 2,000 Hutton Fieldhouse 2,000 Drake Arena 600
Macalester* Macalester Stadium 4,000 Macalester Gymnasium 600 Non-Hockey School N/A
St. Benedict Non-Football School N/A Claire Lynch Hall 1,000 Torrey Arena
St. Catherine Non-Football School N/A Butler Center 500 Ridder Arena 3,400
St. John’s Clemens Stadium 7,000 Sexton Arena 2,964 National Hockey Center 5,763
St. Mary’s Non-Football School N/A St. Mary's Fieldhouse 3,500 St. Mary's Ice Arena
St. Olaf Manitou Field 3,500 Skogland Athletic Center 3,000 Northfield Ice Arena 600
St. Thomas O'Shaughnessy Stadium 5,025 Schoenecker Arena 2,200 St. Thomas Ice Arena 1,400

* plays an independent football schedule

Executive Director of MIAC

The Executive Director services as the conference "commissioner", the position was created in 1994.

  • Carlyle Carter 1994-2005
  • Dan McKane 2005-

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