North Central Conference

North Central Conference
North Central Conference
(NCC)
North Central Conference logo
Established 1922
Dissolved 2008
Association NCAA
Division Division II
Members 8
Sports fielded 18 (men's: 9; women's: 9)
Region Midwest, Washington
Headquarters Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Locations
North Central Conference locations

The North Central Conference (NCC), also known as North Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, was a college athletic conference which operated in the north central United States. It participated in the NCAA's Division II.

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History

The NCC was formed in 1922. Charter members of the NCC were South Dakota State College (now South Dakota State University), College of St. Thomas (now University of St. Thomas), Des Moines University, Creighton University, North Dakota Agricultural College (now North Dakota State University), University of North Dakota, Morningside College, University of South Dakota, and Nebraska Wesleyan University.

The University of Northern Iowa was a member of the NCC from 1934 until 1978. UNI currently competes in Division I-AA in the Missouri Valley Conference and the Missouri Valley Football Conference. In 2002 Morningside College left the NCC to join the NAIA. The University of Northern Colorado left the conference in 2003, followed in 2004 by North Dakota State University and South Dakota State University. These three schools are all transitioned their athletics programs from Division II to Division I; they became founding members of the Division I FCS Great West Football Conference, which started play in the fall of 2004. Since that time, Northern Colorado moved on to the Big Sky Conference in all sports in 2006. In the fall of 2006, North Dakota State and South Dakota State were admitted to The Summit League, they have also moved on to rejoin old conference mate Northern Iowa in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.

It was announced on November 29, 2006 that the 2007-08 athletic season would be the final season for the NCC, and would cease operations on July 1, 2008.[1]

Member schools

Charter members

The North Central Conference began in 1921 with nine charter members:[5]

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Joined Left Current Conference
Creighton University Omaha, Nebraska 1878 Private/Catholic 6,716 1921 1928 Missouri Valley Conference
Des Moines University Des Moines, Iowa 1864 Private/Baptist n/a 1921 1926 n/a*
Morningside College Sioux City, Iowa 1894 Private/Methodist 1,149 1921 2002 Great Plains Athletic Conference
Nebraska Wesleyan University Lincoln, Nebraska 1887 Private/Methodist 1,601 1921 1927 Great Plains Athletic Conference
University of North Dakota Grand Forks, North Dakota 1883 Public 13,817 1921 2008 Big Sky Conference
North Dakota State University Fargo, North Dakota 1890 Public 13,229 1921 2004 The Summit League, Missouri Valley Football Conference
University of St. Thomas St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Private/Catholic 10,534 1921 1928 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
University of South Dakota Vermillion, South Dakota 1862 Public 8,641 1921 2008 The Summit League, Missouri Valley Football Conference
South Dakota State University Brookings, South Dakota 1881 Public 12,816 1921 2004 The Summit League, Missouri Valley Football Conference

* Des Moines University closed in 1929.[6]

Additional members

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Joined Left Current Conference
Augustana College Sioux Falls, South Dakota 1860 Private/Lutheran (ELCA) 1,650 1941 2008 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
University of Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minnesota 1902, 1947 Public 10,497 2004 2008 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Minnesota State University, Mankato Mankato, Minnesota 1868 Public 15,649 1968
1981
1976
2008
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, Nebraska 1908 Public 14,093 1934
1976
1946
2008
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
University of Northern Colorado Greeley, Colorado 1889 Public 12,392 1978 2003 Big Sky Conference
University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, Iowa 1876 Public 14,070 1934 1978 Missouri Valley Conference
St. Cloud State University St. Cloud, Minnesota 1869 Public 17,231 1981 2008 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

Membership time line

Sports

The NCC sponsored baseball, men's and women's basketball, football, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, volleyball, and wrestling.

Six of the seven members of the NCC sponsored Division I ice hockey. University of North Dakota, University of Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota State University, Mankato, University of Nebraska at Omaha, and St. Cloud State University are members of the WCHA.

Associate members

Football - Western Washington University, Central Washington University

Women's Swimming and Diving - Colorado Mines, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Metro State (CO)

Men's Swimming and Diving - Colorado Mines, Metro State (CO)

Men's Tennis - Winona State

Conference football stadiums

School Football Stadium Stadium capacity
Augustana Howard Wood Field 10,000
Central Washington Tomlinson Stadium 4,000
Minnesota Duluth Griggs Field at James S. Malosky Stadium 4,000
Minnesota State, Mankato Blakeslee Stadium 7,500
Nebraska-Omaha Al F. Caniglia Field 9,500
North Dakota Alerus Center 13,500
St. Cloud State Husky Stadium 4,198
South Dakota DakotaDome 10,000
Western Washington Civic Stadium 5,000

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