Midwest Conference

Midwest Conference
Midwest Conference
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Established 1921
Association NCAA
Division Division III
Members 10
Sports fielded 20 (men's: 10; women's: 10)
Region Upper Midwest
Headquarters Ripon, Wisconsin
Commissioner Chris Graham (since 2004)
Website midwestconference.org
Midwest Conference locations

The Midwest Conference (MWC) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA's Division III. Member institutions are located in the Midwestern United States in the states of Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. The Midwest Conference was created in 1994 with the merger of the Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference, which had been sponsoring men's sports since 1921, and the Midwest Athletic Conference for Women, which was formed in 1977.


Current members

School Location Nickname Color Founded Affiliation Enrollment Year Joined
Beloit College Beloit, Wisconsin


Buccaneers College Blue & Vegas Gold 1846 Private 1,288 1921
Carroll University Waukesha, Wisconsin


Pioneers/Lady Pioneers Orange & White 1846 Private/Presbyterian 2,493 1992
Grinnell College Grinnell, Iowa


Pioneers Scarlet & Black 1846 Private 1,636 1940
Illinois College Jacksonville, Illinois


Blueboys/Lady Blues Blue & White 1829 Private/UCC & Presbyterian 864 1982
Knox College Galesburg, Illinois


Prairie Fire Purple & Gold 1837 Private 1,355 1921
Lake Forest College Lake Forest, Illinois


Foresters Red & Black 1857 Private 1,342 1974
Lawrence University Appleton, Wisconsin


Vikings Blue & White 1847 Private 1,415 1921
Monmouth College Monmouth, Illinois


Fighting Scots Red & White 1853 Private/Presbyterian 1,314 1924
Ripon College Ripon, Wisconsin


Red Hawks Red & White 1851 Private 1,036 1923
St. Norbert College De Pere, Wisconsin


Green Knights Dartmouth Green & Old Gold 1898 Private/Catholic 2,019 1982

Former members

School Location Nickname Founded Affiliation Enrollment Year Joined Year Left Current Conference
Carleton College Northfield, Minnesota Knights 1866 Private 1,750 1921 1983 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Coe College Cedar Rapids, Iowa Kohawks 1851 Private/Presbyterian 1,355 1921 1997 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Cornell College Mount Vernon, Iowa Rams 1853 Private/Methodist 1,155 1921 1997 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Hamline University St. Paul, Minnesota Pipers 1854 Private/Methodist 1,944 1922 1930 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Millikin University Decatur, Illinois Big Blue 1901 Private/Presbyterian 2,200 1922 1925 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
St. Olaf College Northfield, Minnesota Oles 1874 Private/Lutheran (ELCA) 2,900 1952 1974 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois Maroons 1890 Research University 13,400 1976 1987 University Athletic Association





Conference facilities

School Football Field Capacity Basketball Arena Capacity Baseball Field
Beloit College Strong Stadium 3,500 Flood Arena 2,500 Ballpark at Strong Stadium
Carroll University Schneider Stadium 4,200 Van Male Arena 1,100 Frame Park
Grinnell College Rosenbloom Field 5,000 Darby Gym 1,250 Grinnell Baseball Diamond
Illinois College England Stadium 3,000 Sherman Gymnasium 1,600 Joe Brooks Field
Knox College Knosher Bowl 4,000 Memorial Gym 3,000 Blodgett Field
Lake Forest College Farwell Field 1,000 Lake Forest Sports Center No Baseball Team
Lawrence University Banta Bowl 5,255 Alexander Gym 1,280 Whiting Field
Monmouth College Bobby Woll Memorial Field 2,000 Glennie Gymnasium 1,600 Glasgow Field
Ripon College Ingalls Field 3,500 Storzer Gymnasium 1,000 Francis Field
St. Norbert College Minaham Stadium 3,100 Schuldes Center 2,000 Mel Nichols Sports Complex

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