Big South Conference


Big South Conference

Infobox Athletic Conference
name = Big South Conference
short_name =
established =1983

logo_size = 174
association = NCAA
division = Division I
subdivision = FCS
members = 10
sports = 16
mens = 8
womens = 8
region = South Atlantic States
former_names =
hq_city = Charlotte
hq_stateabb = NC
hq_state = North Carolina
commissioner = Kyle Kallander
since = 1996
website = http://www.bigsouthsports.com
color = FF5E00
font_color = FFFFFF


map_size = 250

The Big South Conference is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I. The conference's football teams are part of the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA). The Big South, founded in 1983, is firmly rooted in the southeastern United States, with member institutions located in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. [cite news|title=Big South Conference History|author=Big South Conference|publisher=Big South Sports|date=2007-08-01|url=http://www.bigsouthsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=4800&KEY=&ATCLID=130896]

Charter members included Armstrong State (now Armstrong Atlantic State), Augusta (now Augusta State), Campbell University, Charleston Baptist (now Charleston Southern), Coastal Carolina University, Radford, and Winthrop.

The Big South Conference began sponsoring football in 2002, with Charleston Southern University, Gardner-Webb University, and Liberty University fielding teams; Coastal Carolina University and Virginia Military Institute joined the conference as football-playing members in 2003. Presbyterian joined the conference in 2007, moving up from Division II. They will be eligible for regular-season championships and conference honors during the 2008 athletic year.cite news|title=Gardner-Webb Officially Joins Big South|author=Big South Conference|publisher=Big South Sports|date=2008-07-01|url=http://www.bigsouthsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=4800&ATCLID=1504891] Gardner-Webb, which had been a football playing member since 2002, joined the conference for all sports on July 1, 2008.

Current members

Full members

Football

References

External links

* [http://bigsouthsports.com/ Online home of the Big South Conference]
* [http://bigsouthtalk.com/ Online Forum for the Big South Conference]
* [http://bluehosesports.com/ Online Forum for Presbyterian Blue Hose Sports]
* [http://highpointpanthers.com/ High Point University Athletics]
* [http://uncabulldogs.com/ Online home of UNC Asheville Athletics]
* [http://www.uncafans.com UNCA Fans -- The UnOfficial home of UNC Asheville Athletics]
* [http://www.flamefans.com Flame Fans - "Serious" Fans of Liberty University]
* [http://www.hpupanthers.proboards82.com High Point Message Board]
* [http://www.wusb.org/ Stony Brook Radio (Football)]


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