SWAC History

 

Member Schools (10)
Alabama A&M University 
"Bulldogs" 
Huntsville, AL
Alabama State University
"Hornets" 
Montgomery, AL
Alcorn State University
"Braves 
Alcorn State, MS
Univ. of Arkansas at Pine Bluff 
"Golden Lions" 
Pine Bluff, AR
Grambling State University
"Tigers"
Grambling, LA
Jackson State University
"Tigers" 
Jackson, MS
Mississippi Valley State University "Delta Devils" Itta Bena, MS
Prairie View A&M University
"Panthers"
Prairie View, TX
Southern University & A&M College
"Jaguars" 
Baton Rouge, LA
Texas Southern University "Tigers" Houston, TX

Sports Sponsored (18)

 

 

 
Women (10)  Men (8) 
Volleyball  Cross Country 
Cross Country  Football
 Soccer  Basketball
 Basketball  Indoor Track and Field
 Bowling  Baseball
 Indoor Track and Field
 Golf
 Softball  Tennis
 Outdoor Track and Field
 Outdoor Track and Field
 Golf  
 Tennis  

 

 

History at a Glance

 

    In 1920, eight men representing six colleges from the state of Texas met to discuss collegiate athletics and the many challenges that face their respective institutions.  By the time the session in Houston had concluded, they had founded an athletic league that has slowly became one of the leading sports associations in the world of collegiate athletics, the Southwestern Athletic Conference
The founding fathers of the original "Super Six" were C.H. Fuller of Bishop College, Red Randolph and C.H. Patterson of Paul Quinn, E.G. Evans, H.J. Evans and H.J. Starns of Prairie View A&M, D.C. Fuller of Texas College and G. Whitte Jordan of Wiley College.

Membership Timeline
Bishop College 
1920-56 
Paul Quinn College 
1920-29 
Samuel Huston College (now Huston Tillotson)
1920-59
Texas College
1920-68
Wiley College
1920-68
Prairie View A&M University
1920-present
Langston University
1931-57
Arkansas AM&N University
1936-70
Southern University
1934-present
Texas Southern University
1954-present
Grambling State University
1958-present
Jackson State University
1958-present
Alcorn State University
1962-present
Mississippi Valley State University
1968-present
Alabama State University
1982-present
University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff
1997-present
Alabama A&M University
1999-present