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Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association

The Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association (sometimes referred to as the Border Intercollegiate Athletic Conference), an NCAA-affiliated college athletic conference founded in 1931, was disbanded following the 1961-1962 season. Centered in the southwestern United States, the conference formerly included nine member institutions located in the states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.

Charter members playing American football (and years of membership) included Arizona (1931-1961), Arizona State Teachers’-Flagstaff (now Northern Arizona, 1931-1952), Arizona State Teacher’-Tempe (now Arizona State, 1931-1952), New Mexico (1931-1951 and New Mexico A&M (now New Mexico State, 1931-1961).

Other members competing in football (and years of membership) included Texas Tech (1932-1956), Texas Mines (now Texas-El Paso, 1935-1961), Hardin-Simmons (1941-19xx), and West Texas Teachers’ (now West Texas A&M, 1941-19xx).

Current conference affiliations of former members

The nine former football-playing members of the Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association are currently affiliated with the following eight conferences (all NCAA Division I-A unless indicated):