Ohio Valley Conference

The Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) is a collegiate athletic conference which operates in the Midwestern and Southeastern United States. It participates in Division I of the NCAA; the conference's football programs compete in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS; formerly known as Division I-AA), the lower of two levels of Division I football competition. The OVC has 10 members, 7 of which compete in football in the conference.

Ohio Valley Conference
Ohio Valley Conference logo
DivisionDivision I
Members10 (8 in 2022)
Sports fielded
  • 19
    • men's: 8
    • women's: 10
    • coeducational: 1
RegionMidwest and South
HeadquartersBrentwood, Tennessee
CommissionerBeth DeBauche (since 2009)
Ohio Valley Conference locations


Primary source:[1]
The Ohio Valley Conference can trace its roots to 1941 when Murray State athletic director Roy Stewart, Eastern Kentucky athletic director Charles "Turkey" Hughes, and Western Kentucky public relations director Kelly Thompson first formulated the idea of establishing a regional athletics conference. The plan was put on hold due to World War II, but it was resurrected after the conclusion of the war. In 1948, the three schools joined with Louisville, Morehead State, and Evansville to form the Ohio Valley Conference. While many collegiate conferences are struggling today with the question of whether their policies and rules should be determined by the athletic departments or by the institutional heads, from the very beginning, the OVC has been run by the presidents of its member schools.

Historically, the OVC was a pioneer in racial desegregation, with Morehead State signing the conference's first black athlete, Marshall Banks, in 1958. The rest of the OVC soon followed in Morehead State's wake. From 1986 to 2018, the OVC was unique among NCAA Division I conferences in that it included one historically black university, Tennessee State University, in a conference that otherwise consists of institutions that are not traditionally black. During this period, every other HBCU in NCAA Division I belonged to either the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference or Southwestern Athletic Conference. That distinction changed in July 2018 when Hampton University joined the Big South Conference; that league has since added a second HBCU in North Carolina A&T State University.

The OVC has also been a leader in advancement of sports opportunities for women. The conference began adding championship competitions for women in 1977 several years after the AIAW began sponsoring national championships for women, but seven years before the NCAA was ready to move into the field. Since 2009, the OVC has been led by Commissioner Beth DeBauche, one of only six female commissioners for the thirty-two Division I conferences.[2]

Athletic rivalries, really close colleges and especially when competitors are in relatively close proximity, can generate problems with fan behavior, and the conference leadership struggled with controlling the issue for many years. When the national debate on the problem reached its apex in the mid-1990s, the OVC unveiled the national first of its kind "Sportsmanship Statement" in 1995, stating the conference's policy on, "... principles of fair play, ethical conduct and respect for one's opponent." Since then, the OVC has also introduced individual, team (for each sport), and institutional sportsmanship awards.

Founded by six schools, the expansions of 2007 and 2011 brought the Ohio Valley Conference membership to twelve schools, the most in its history. The OVC dropped to 10 members after the 2020–21 school year, when founding member Eastern Kentucky and Jacksonville State left for the ASUN Conference.[3] The OVC is searching for teams to replace both in the near future.[4]

The OVC will lose three more members after the 2021–22 school year. Football-sponsoring Austin Peay will leave for the ASUN Conference, which plans to launch a football league of its own in 2022.[5] Non-football Belmont will leave for the Missouri Valley Conference.[6] Another football school, founding member Murray State, will leave for the MVC. When announcing its move to the MVC, Murray State announced that it was seeking membership in the football-only Missouri Valley Football Conference, and also announced that it would continue to house its rifle team in the OVC.[7] In a separate statement, Murray State's president indicated that the football team would remain in the OVC in the 2022 season, ensuring that the OVC would retain its automatic bid to the FCS playoffs in that season and giving the league more time to add new football members.[8]

Also in July 2022, the OVC will add a non-football member in the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, athletically known as Little Rock.[9]

According to a report from Matt Brown of the Extra Points college sports blog, the OVC expected to lose Murray State, and was considering multiple expansion candidates. Among the schools named by Brown's sources as possible candidates were FCS programs Arkansas–Pine Bluff and Western Illinois, plus potential Division II upgraders Grand Valley State, Hillsdale, Lincoln Memorial, and Southern Indiana.[10]

OVC Digital NetworkEdit

In August 2012, the OVC announced that it had launched the OVC Digital Network as a replacement for and improvement over the conference's former efforts to provide streaming video coverage of many athletic events that had been in place since 2006.[11] This website carried live, student-produced coverage of most conference games and some non-conference games in baseball, men's and women's basketball, football, soccer, softball, and volleyball as well as some coaches' shows, special presentations, and archived game-casts available for later viewing.

In its first two years, the network provided well over 600,000 viewings of streamed live video of more than 1400 events.[12]

In the 2018–19 school year the coverage previously carried on the OVC Digital Network was switched over to ESPN+.

Member schoolsEdit

Full membersEdit

Institution Location Founded Joined Type Enrollment Nickname Colors Football member?
Austin Peay State University[a] Clarksville, Tennessee 1927 1962 Public 10,344 Governors      Y
Belmont University[a] Nashville, Tennessee 1890 2012 Private 8,080 Bruins        N
Eastern Illinois University Charleston, Illinois 1895 1996 Public 8,626 Panthers      Y
Morehead State University Morehead, Kentucky 1887 1948 10,748 Eagles      N[b]
Murray State University[a] Murray, Kentucky 1922 1948 10,495 Racers      Y
Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau, Missouri 1873 1991 11,978 Redhawks      Y
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, Illinois 1957 2008 12,860 Cougars      N
Tennessee State University Nashville, Tennessee 1912 1986 8,775 Tigers/Lady Tigers      Y
Tennessee Technological University Cookeville, Tennessee 1915 1949 10,492 Golden Eagles      Y
University of Tennessee at Martin Martin, Tennessee 1927 1992 6,705 Skyhawks      Y
  1. ^ a b Departing members are highlighted in red.
  2. ^ Morehead State's football team competes in the Pioneer Football League, a Division I FCS football-only conference whose members choose not to offer athletic scholarships for football.

Future membersEdit

Institution Location Founded Joining Type Enrollment Endowment
Nickname Colors Current
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock, Arkansas 1927 2022[9] Public 9,579[14] $80 Trojans       Sun Belt

Affiliate memberEdit

Years listed in this table are calendar years. For schools that play only spring sports (such as beach volleyball) in the OVC, the calendar year of arrival precedes the first season of competition.

Institution Location Founded Joined Type Enrollment Nickname Colors OVC
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Chattanooga, Tennessee 1886 2020 Public 11,388 Mocs       beach volleyball SoCon

Future affiliate memberEdit

Years listed in this table are calendar years.

Institution Location Founded Joining Type Enrollment Nickname Colors OVC
Murray State University Murray, Kentucky 1922 2022 Public 10,495 Racers     rifle, football (2022 only) MVC

Former membersEdit

Institution Location Founded Joined Left Type Nickname Colors Conference
they joined
after leaving
the OVC
University of Akron Akron, Ohio 1870 1980 1987 Public Zips     NCAA Independent MAC
East Tennessee
State University
Johnson City, Tennessee 1911 1958 1978 Buccaneers
Lady Buccaneers
Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, Kentucky 1906 1948 2021 Colonels     ASUN
University of Evansville Evansville, Indiana 1854 1952 Private Purple Aces       ICC
(NCAA Division II)
Missouri Valley
Jacksonville State University Jacksonville, Alabama 1883 2003 2021 Public Gamecocks     ASUN
University of Louisville Louisville, Kentucky 1798 1948 1949 Cardinals     NCAA Independent ACC
Marshall University Huntington, West Virginia 1837 1949 1952 Thundering Herd     NCAA Independent[a] C-USA
Middle Tennessee
State University
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 1911 1952 2000 Blue Raiders     Sun Belt C-USA
Samford University Homewood, Alabama 1841 2003 2008 Private Bulldogs     SoCon
Western Kentucky
Bowling Green, Kentucky 1906 1948 1982 Public Hilltoppers/Lady Toppers     Sun Belt C-USA
Youngstown State
Youngstown, Ohio 1908 1981 1988 Penguins     Mid-Continent Horizon
NCAA I-AA Independent (football) MVFC (football)
  1. ^ Marshall left the OVC to become an Independent for one year prior to joining the Mid-American Conference (MAC) effectively the 1953–54 school year.
  2. ^ Western Kentucky re-joined the OVC for football only in the 1999 and 2000 football seasons (academically the 1999–2000 and 2000–01 school years).

Former affiliate membersEdit

Institution Location Founded Joined Left Type Nickname Colors Sport Current
in former
OVC sport
Columbus State University Columbus, Georgia 1958 2012 2015 Public Cougars       Rifle Peach Belt
  1. ^ Columbus State dropped rifle after the 2014–15 school year.

Membership timelineEdit

University of Arkansas at Little RockUniversity of Tennessee at ChattanoogaColumbus State UniversityBelmont UniversitySouthern Illinois University EdwardsvilleJacksonville State UniversitySamford UniversityEastern Illinois UniversityUniversity of Tennessee at MartinSoutheast Missouri State UniversityTennessee State UniversityYoungstown State UniversityUniversity of AkronAustin Peay State UniversityEast Tennessee State UniversityMiddle Tennessee State UniversityTennessee Technological UniversityMarshall UniversityMurray State UniversityEastern Kentucky UniversityMorehead State UniversityWestern Kentucky UniversityUniversity of EvansvilleUniversity of Louisville

 Full members (all sports)   Full members (non-football)   Associate members (football-only)   Associate members (other) 


  • Morehead State's football team competes in the Pioneer Football League, a Division I FCS football-only conference whose members choose not to offer athletic scholarships for football.
  • Austin Peay's football team left the OVC after the 1996 season to compete as an NCAA D-I FCS Independent. After four seasons as an Independent, the team joined the Pioneer Football League in 2001, and remained there through the 2005 season. Austin Peay then returned to scholarship football, spending the 2006 season as an Independent before re-entering OVC football competition in 2007.

Conference divisionsEdit

Starting with the 2012–13 school year, the twelve member schools were split into two divisions for those sports where all schools competed. In the 2014–15 season, women's sports with twelve teams returned to a single league table, while continuing to play a divisional schedule. Men's basketball moved to an 18-game schedule in 2017–18, and they continued to play home-and-home versus the former divisional rivals, and they play home-and-home versus two teams from the other division, with those opponents on a rotation that sets up different pairs from year-to-year. The OVC returned to a single-table format after Eastern Kentucky and Jacksonville State left in 2021.

East Division West Division
Belmont Austin Peay
Eastern Kentucky Eastern Illinois
Jacksonville State Murray State
Morehead State SIU Edwardsville
Tennessee State Southeast Missouri
Tennessee Tech UT Martin

Sports offeredEdit

The Ohio Valley Conference currently offers championship competition in 19 NCAA sanctioned sports, with eight for men, 10 for women, and rifle for men's, women's, and coed teams.[15]

Teams in OVC competition
Sport Men's Women's Coed
Beach Volleyball
Cross Country
Track and Field (Indoor)
Track and Field (Outdoor)
Volleyball (Indoor)

Men's sponsored sports by schoolEdit

Departing members are displayed in red.

School Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Rifle[a] Tennis Track & Field
Track & Field
Total OVC Sports
Austin Peay  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  N  Y 6
Belmont  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  N  Y  Y  Y 7
Eastern Illinois  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  Y 8
Morehead State  Y  Y  Y  N[b]  Y  Y[c]  N  N  Y 6
Murray State  Y  Y  Y  Y[d]  Y  Y[c][e]  N  N  N 6
Southeast Missouri  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  N  N  Y  Y 6
SIU Edwardsville  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  N  N  Y  Y 6
Tennessee State  N  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  Y 7
Tennessee Tech  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  N  N 6
UT Martin  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y[f]  N  N  N 6
Totals 9 10 10 7 9 3 5 5 6 64
Future members
Little Rock  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  N  N  Y  Y 6
  1. ^ Rifle is technically a men's sport, but men's, women's, and coed teams all compete against each other.
  2. ^ Morehead State football competes at the non-scholarship FCS level in the Pioneer Football League.
  3. ^ a b Fields a single coed rifle team.
  4. ^ Murray State plans to play OVC football in 2022 before moving to another conference in 2023.
  5. ^ Murray State will remain a rifle member after it otherwise leaves the OVC.
  6. ^ Fields two separate rifle teams—one coed, and one women-only.
Men's varsity sports not sponsored by the Ohio Valley Conference which are played by OVC schools

Departing members are displayed in red; future members in gray.

School Soccer Swimming & Diving Rodeo[a] Wrestling
Belmont Southern Conference
Eastern Illinois Summit League Summit League
Little Rock Pac-12
SIU Edwardsville MVC MAC
UT Martin NIRA[b]
  1. ^ Rodeo is sanctioned by the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA), not the NCAA.
  2. ^ UT Martin considers rodeo to be a varsity sport.

Women's sponsored sports by schoolEdit

Departing members are displayed in red.

School Basketball Beach Volleyball Cross Country Golf Rifle [a] Soccer Softball Tennis Track & Field
Track & Field
Volleyball (Indoor) Total OVC Sports
Austin Peay  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 10
Belmont  Y  N  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 9
Eastern Illinois  Y  N  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 9
Morehead State  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  Y 10
Murray State  Y  N  Y  Y  Y[b]  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 10
Southeast Missouri  Y  N  Y  N  N  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 8
SIU Edwardsville  Y  N  Y  N  N  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 8
Tennessee State  Y  N  Y  Y  N  N  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 8
Tennessee Tech  Y  N  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  Y 8
UT Martin  Y  Y  Y  N  Yx2  Y  Y  Y  N  N  Y 8
Totals 10 3+1[c] 10 7 4 9 10 8 9 9 10 90+1
Future members
Little Rock  Y  N  Y  Y  N  Y  N  N  Y  Y  Y 7
  1. ^ Rifle is technically a men's sport, but men's, women's, and coed teams all compete against each other. All competing OVC schools have coed teams, and UT Martin has both a women's and a coed team.
  2. ^ Murray State will remain a rifle member after it otherwise leaves the OVC.
  3. ^ Associate member Chattanooga.
Women's varsity sports not sponsored by the Ohio Valley Conference which are played by OVC schools

Future member in gray.

School Equestrian[a] Gymnastics Rodeo[b] Swimming & Diving
Eastern Illinois Summit League
Little Rock MVC
Southeast Missouri MIC
  1. ^ Part of the NCAA Emerging Sports for Women program.
  2. ^ Rodeo is sanctioned by the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA), not the NCAA. UT Martin considers rodeo to be a varsity sport.

Conference championsEdit

Football conference championsEdit

This is a list of the champions since 2000.[16] For the complete history, see List of Ohio Valley Conference football champions.

Year Regular Season Champion Record FCS Championship Result
2000 Western Kentucky 7–0 Quarterfinals
2001 Eastern Illinois 6–1 First Round
2002 Eastern Illinois
Murray State
5–1 First Round
2003 Jacksonville State 7–1 First Round
2004 Jacksonville State 7–1 First Round
2005 Eastern Illinois 8–0 First Round
2006 UT Martin
Eastern Illinois
First Round
2007 Eastern Kentucky 8–0 First Round
2008 Eastern Kentucky 7–1 First Round
2009 Eastern Illinois $ 6–2 First Round
2010 Southeast Missouri State 7–1 Second Round
2011 Tennessee Tech $$
Eastern Kentucky
Jacksonville State
First Round
First Round
2012 Eastern Illinois 6–1 First Round
2013 Eastern Illinois 8–0 Quarterfinals
2014 Jacksonville State 8–0 Second Round
2015 Jacksonville State 8–0 FCS Championship Runner Up
2016 Jacksonville State 7–0 First Round
2017 Jacksonville State 8–0 Second Round
2018 Jacksonville State 7–1 Second Round
2019 Austin Peay $$$
Southeast Missouri State
7–1 Quarterfinals
First Round
2020 Jacksonville State 6–1 Quarterfinals
2021 UT Martin 5–1 TBD

$ – Jacksonville State (6–1) had the best record in the conference, but was ineligible for the championship due to Academic Progress Rate sanctions.

$$ – Tennessee Tech won the tie-breaker and received the automatic bid to the FCS playoffs.

$$$ – Austin Peay won the tie-breaker and received the automatic bid to the FCS Playoffs


This is list of the champions since 2000. For the complete men's history, see List of Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball champions.

Year Men's Women's
Regular Season Champion Record Tournament Champion Regular Season Champion Record Tournament Champion
2001–02 Tennessee Tech 15–1 Murray State Tennessee Tech 15–1 Austin Peay
2002–03 Austin Peay
Morehead State
13–3 Austin Peay Eastern Kentucky
Tennessee Tech
13–3 Austin Peay
2003–04 Austin Peay 16–0 Murray State Austin Peay 16–0 Austin Peay
2004–05 Tennessee Tech 12–4 Eastern Kentucky Eastern Kentucky 15–1 Eastern Kentucky
2005–06 Murray State 17–3 Murray State Tennessee Tech 16–4 Southeast Missouri
2006–07 Austin Peay 16–4 Eastern Kentucky Southeast Missouri 16–4 Southeast Missouri
2007–08 Austin Peay 16–4 Austin Peay Tourney Southeast Missouri 17–3 Murray State
2008–09 UT Martin 14–4 Morehead State Tourney Murray State 16–2 Austin Peay
2009–10 Murray State 17–1 Murray State Tourney Eastern Illinois 16–2 Austin Peay
2010–11 Murray State 14–4 Morehead State Tourney Tennessee Tech 15–3 UT Martin
2011–12 Murray State 15–1 Murray State Tourney UT Martin 15–1 UT Martin
2012–13 East: Belmont
West: Murray State
Belmont Tourney East: Tennessee Tech
West: Eastern Illinois
UT Martin
2013–14 East: Belmont
West: Murray State
Eastern Kentucky Tourney East: Belmont
West: UT Martin
UT Martin
2014–15 East: Eastern Kentucky & Belmont
West: Murray State
Belmont Tourney UT Martin 16–0 Tennessee State
2015–16 East: Belmont
West: UT Martin & Murray State
Austin Peay Tourney UT Martin 14–2 Belmont
2016–17 East: Belmont
West: UT Martin
Jacksonville State Tourney Belmont 16–0 Belmont
2017–18 Murray State 15–2 Murray State Tourney Belmont 18–0 Belmont Tourney
2018–19 Belmont
Murray State
16–2 Murray State Tourney Belmont 16–2 Belmont Tourney


This is list of the champions since 2000.

Year Regular Season Champion OVC
Tournament Champion OVC
2000 Eastern Kentucky 18–6 30–27 Middle Tennessee 17–6 39–23
2001 Eastern Illinois 19–1 35–20 Tennessee Tech 12–9 33–30
2002 Southeast Missouri 16–5 37–20 Southeast Missouri 16–5 37–20
2003 Austin Peay 14–5–1 27–27–1 Murray State 9–11 25–31
2004 Austin Peay 20–7 35–21 Jacksonville State 16–11 31–29
2005 Jacksonville State 19–8 35–25 Austin Peay 16–11 38–24
2006 Samford 21–6 34–25 Jacksonville State 19–8 35–24
2007 Austin Peay 19–8 40–27 Austin Peay 19–8 40–27
2008 Jacksonville State 23–4 37–21 Eastern Illinois 13–13 27–30
2009 Eastern Illinois # 13–5 31–19 Tennessee Tech 10–11–1 31–24–1
2010 Tennessee Tech 14–6 31–25 Jacksonville State 15–8 32–26
2011 Austin Peay 17–6 34–24 Austin Peay 17–6 34–24
2012 Austin Peay
Eastern Kentucky
19–7 40–24
Austin Peay 19–7 40–24
2013 Tennessee Tech 24–6 40–17 Austin Peay 22–7 47–15
2014 Southeast Missouri 23–7 37–20 Jacksonville State 18–12 36–27
2015 Southeast Missouri 22–8 36–23 Morehead State 20–10 38–22
2016 Southeast Missouri 22–8 39–21 Southeast Missouri 22–8 39–21
2017 Tennessee Tech 23–7 39–18 Tennessee Tech 23–7 39–18
2018 Tennessee Tech 27–3 53–12 Morehead State 18–12 37–26
  • # = 2009 Eastern Illinois lost 1 conference and 4 non-conference games by forfeit for using an ineligible player.


This is list of the champions since 2000.

Year Regular Season Champion OVC
Tournament Champion OVC
2000 Middle Tennessee 16–5 39–21 Middle Tennessee 16–5 39–21
2001 Tennessee Tech 17–4 44–20 Tennessee Tech 17–4 44–20
2002 Eastern Kentucky 16–2 37–14 Eastern Kentucky 16–2 37–14
2003 Tennessee Tech 17–3 41–16 Tennessee Tech 17–3 41–16
2004 Eastern Kentucky 22–4 42–17 Eastern Kentucky 22–4 42–17
2005 Jacksonville State 22–4 41–16 Tennessee Tech 16–8 35–28
2006 Tennessee Tech 24–2 50–15 Tennessee Tech 24–2 50–15
2007 Tennessee Tech 20–5 50–19 Tennessee Tech 20–5 50–19
2008 Jacksonville State 22–4 40–16 Jacksonville State 22–4 40–16
2009 Jacksonville State 19–2 43–16 UT Martin 13–10 38–23
2010 UT Martin 22–3 47–11 Jacksonville State 13–6 30–19
2011 Eastern Illinois 26–4 40–12 Jacksonville State 21–9 40–21
2012 UT Martin 23–6 39–22 UT Martin 23–6 39–22
2013 East– Eastern Kentucky
West– Eastern Illinois
Jacksonville State 11–11 30–27
2014 East– Jacksonville State
West– SIUE
SIUE 19–5 30–23
2015 SIUE 20–6 43–16 Tennessee Tech 15–11 33–28
2016 Jacksonville State 26–0 43–17 Jacksonville State 26–0 43–17
2017 Jacksonville State 15–1 41–12 Jacksonville State 15–1 41–12
2018 Eastern Kentucky 19–3 45–21 Jacksonville State 16–6 35–25

Women's soccerEdit

This is a list of Champions since 2000.[17]

Year Regular Season Champions Tournament Champions
2000 Eastern Illinois Tennessee Tech
2001 Southeast Missouri Eastern Illinois
2002 Southeast Missouri Eastern Illinois
2003 Samford Eastern Illinois
2004 Samford Eastern Illinois
2005 Samford Samford
2006 Samford Southeast Missouri
2007 Southeast Missouri Southeast Missouri
2008 Murray State Morehead State
2009 Morehead State, UT Martin Murray State
2010 Morehead State Morehead State
2011 Southeast Missouri UT Martin
2012 UT Martin UT Martin
2013 UT Martin Morehead State
2014 Southeast Missouri SIUE
2015 Murray State Murray State
2016 Murray State SIUE
2017 Murray State Murray State
2018 UT Martin Murray State


Departing members in red; future members in gray.

School Football stadium Capacity Soccer stadium Capacity Basketball arena Capacity Baseball stadium Capacity Softball stadium Capacity Volleyball Arena Capacity
Austin Peay Fortera Stadium 10,000 Morgan Brothers
Soccer Field
500 Winfield Dunn Center 9,000 Raymond C. Hand Park 1,000 Cheryl Holt Field 300 Winfield Dunn Center 9,000
Belmont Non-football school E. S. Rose Park 300 Curb Event Center 5,085 E. S. Rose Park 750 E. S. Rose Park 250 Curb Event Center 5,085
Eastern Illinois O'Brien Field 10,000 Lakeside Soccer Field 1,000 Lantz Arena 5,300 Coaches Stadium
at Monier Field
500 Williams Field 200 Lantz Arena 5,300
Little Rock Non-football school Coleman Sports Complex 300 Jack Stephens Center 5,600 Gary Hogan Field 2,550 Non-softball school Jack Stephens Center 5,600
Morehead State Jayne Stadium 10,000 Jayne Stadium 10,000 Ellis Johnson Arena 6,500 John "Sonny" Allen Field 1,200 University Field 500 Ellis Johnson Arena 6,500
Murray State Roy Stewart Stadium 16,800 Cutchin Field and Crisp Soccer Complex 250 CFSB Center 8,825 Johnny Reagan Field 800 Racer Field 500 Racer Arena 5,500
Southeast Missouri State Houck Stadium 11,015 Houck Stadium 11,015 Show Me Center 6,972 Capaha Field 2,000 Southeast Softball Complex 1,000 Houck Fieldhouse 1,000
SIU Edwardsville Non-football school Bob Guelker Field at Ralph Korte Stadium 4,000 First Community Arena 4,000 Roy E. Lee Field at Simmons Baseball Complex 1,500 Cougar Field 800 First Community Arena 4,000
Tennessee State Nissan Stadium
Hale Stadium
Non-soccer school Gentry Complex 10,500 Non-baseball school Tiger Field 500 Kean Hall 2,500
Tennessee Tech Tucker Stadium 16,500 Tech Soccer Field 800 Eblen Center 9,280 Bush Stadium at Averitt Express Baseball Complex 1,100 Tech Softball Field 800 Eblen Center 9,280
UT Martin Graham Stadium 7,500 Skyhawk Soccer Field 500 Skyhawk Arena 4,300 Skyhawk Baseball Field 500 Bettye Giles Softball Field 500 Skyhawk Fieldhouse 3,000



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