The Crossroads League (formerly the Mid-Central College Conference) is an athletic conference composed of NAIA private Christian colleges in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio . The current conference commissioner is Larry DeSimpelare.
|Region||Midwestern United States|
|Former names||Mid-Central College Conference|
- 1959 - On June 1, 1959, the Crossroad League was founded as the Mid-Central College Conference (MCCC). Charter members included Concordia Senior College, Grace College (now Grace College & Seminary), Huntington College, Indiana Institute of Technology (Indiana Tech) and Tri-State College (now Trine University), effective beginning the 1959–60 academic year.
- 1963 - On September 17, 1963, The MCCC joined the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as a sponsored athletic conference.
- 1966 - Saint Francis College (now the University of Saint Francis of Indiana) joined the MCCC, effective the 1966–67 academic year.
- 1969 - On Nov. 6, 1969, Goshen College joined the MCCC, effective the 1970–71 academic year.
- 1972 - Concordia Senior College left the MCCC, effective after the 1971–72 academic year.
- 1973 - Marion College (now Indiana Wesleyan University) joined the MCCC, effective the 1973–74 academic year.
- 1978 - Indiana Tech left the MCCC, effective after the 1977–78 academic year.
- 1978 - Grace College left the MCCC, effective after the 1978–79 academic year.
- 1980 - Tri-State College announced that it would leave the MCCC on May 8, and Saint Francis College announced the same on May 12, both effective after the 1980–81 academic year.
- 1980 - On November 5, 1980, Bethel College (now Bethel University) joined the MCCC, with Grace rejoining as well, both effective beginning the 1981–82 academic year.
- 1986 - Bethel College initially withdrew from the MCCC, effective after the 1985–86 academic year. However on August 25, 1986, Bethel was reinstated to the conference, effective the 1986–87 academic year.
- 1986 - Women's sports were introduced in the MCCC, effective the 1986–87 academic year.
- 1987 - On September 14, 1987, Marian College (now Marian University) joined the MCCC, effective the 1987–88 academic year.
- 1994 - Taylor University joined the MCCC and Saint Francis College rejoined, both effective beginning the 1994–95 academic year.
- 2004 - Spring Arbor University joined the MCCC, effective the 2004–05 academic year.
- 2010 - On November 30, 2010, Mount Vernon Nazarene University joined the MCCC, effective the 2010–11 academic year.
- 2012 - On June 27, 2012, the MCCC was rebranded as the Crossroads League, effective the 2012–13 academic year.
The Crossroads League currently has ten full members, all of which are private schools:
|Bethel University||Mishawaka, Indiana||1947||Missionary||1,964||Pilots||1981–82|
|Goshen College||Goshen, Indiana||1894||Mennonite||971||Maple Leafs||1970–71|
|Grace College & Seminary||Winona Lake, Indiana||1948||Grace Brethren||1,308||Lancers||1959–60;|
|Huntington University||Huntington, Indiana||1897||United Brethren in Christ||1,089||Foresters||1959–60|
|Indiana Wesleyan University||Marion, Indiana||1920||Wesleyan Church||2,969||Wildcats||1973–74|
|Marian University||Indianapolis, Indiana||1851||Catholic||3,595||Knights||1987–88|
|Mount Vernon Nazarene University||Mount Vernon, Ohio||1964||Nazarene||2,622||Cougars||2011–12|
|University of Saint Francis||Fort Wayne, Indiana||1890||Catholic||1,883||Cougars||1966–67;|
|Spring Arbor University||Spring Arbor, Michigan||1873||Free Methodist||2,600||Cougars||2004–05|
|Taylor University||Upland, Indiana||1846||Christian||1,887||Trojans||1994–95|
- Grace left the Crossroads after the 1978–79 school year and rejoined effective the 1981–82 school year.
- Saint Francis left the Crossroads after the 1980–81 school year and rejoined effective the 1994–95 school year.
The Crossroads had three former full members, all of which were private schools:
|Concordia Senior College||Fort Wayne, Indiana||1957||LCMS||Cadets||1959–60||1971–72||Closed in 1977|
|Indiana Institute of Technology||Fort Wayne, Indiana||1930||Nonsectarian||Warriors||1959–60||1977–78||Wolverine–Hoosier|
|Trine University||Angola, Indiana||1884||Nonsectarian||Thunder||1959–60||1980–81||Michigan (MIAA)|
Full members (men and women) Full members (men only) Other Conference Other Conference
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Each year, the member institution with the most points based on final rankings in each sport, is awarded the Commissioners Cup (formerly known as the All Sports Trophy). The current holder is Indiana Wesleyan University, which has won the last twelve cups in a row and holds the record for cups won, with eighteen.
- Stevimir Ercegovac (Taylor University) 4-time national shot put champ, Olympian
- Steve Platt (Huntington University) Professional Basketball Player
- Steve Smith (University of St. Francis) College Slam Dunk Champion
- Eric Stults, (Bethel College) pitcher with the Los Angeles Dodgers
- Justin Masterson (Bethel College), pitcher with the Boston Red Sox
- Katie Sowers (Goshen College), first female and first openly gay coach to coach in a Super Bowl