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Big South Conference

The Big South Conference is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAAís Division I-AA in football and Division I in all other sports; it was founded in 1983. The conference is firmly rooted in the southeastern United States, with member institutions located in Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

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

'Former members\' include Armstrong State (1983-1987), Augusta (1983-1990), Campbell (1983-1994), Elon (1999-2003), Maryland-Baltimore County (1992-1998), North Carolina-Greensboro (1992-1997), and Towson State (1992-1995). Departing members have joined the Atlantic Sun Conference (Campbell), North Atlantic Conference (Towson State), Northeast Conference (Maryland-Baltimore County), Peach Belt Conference (Armstrong State and Augusta), and Southern Conference (Davidson, North Carolina-Greensboro, Elon).

The Big South Conference began sponsoring football in 2002, with Charleston Southern, Gardner-Webb, and Liberty fielding teams; Coastal Carolina and Virginia Military Institute joined the conference as football-playing members in 2003.

Table of contents
1 Current members (and date joined)
2 Sports
3 External link

Current members (and date joined)

(^ indicates school that competes in football)

Sports

The Big South Conference sponsors intercollegiate competition in menís baseball, menís and womenís basketball, menís and womenís cross country, menís football, menís and womenís golf, menís and womenís indoor track and field, men's and womenís outdoor track and field, menís and womenís soccer, womenís softball, menís and womenís tennis, and womenís volleyball.

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