The Info List - Mid-American Conference

The Mid-American Conference
Mid-American Conference
(MAC) is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I collegiate athletic conference with a membership base in the Great Lakes region that stretches from Western New York to Illinois. Nine of the twelve full member schools are in Ohio
and Michigan, with single members located in Illinois, Indiana, and New York. For football, the MAC participates in the NCAA's Football Bowl Subdivision. The MAC is headquartered in the Public Square district in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, and has two members in the nearby Akron area. The MAC has been referred to as the "Conference of Quarterbacks" because of the accomplishments of numerous former players in the National Football League.[1][2] The conference also ranks highest among all eleven NCAA Division I
NCAA Division I
FBS conferences for graduation rates.[3]


1 History 2 Member schools

2.1 Current members 2.2 Current affiliate members 2.3 Future affiliate members 2.4 Former members 2.5 Former full members 2.6 Former affiliate members 2.7 Membership timeline

3 Commissioners 4 Sports

4.1 Men's sponsored sports by school

4.1.1 Men's varsity sports not sponsored by the MAC

4.2 Women's sponsored sports by school

4.2.1 Women's varsity sports not sponsored by the MAC

5 Football

5.1 All-time results 5.2 MAC champions 5.3 College Football Playoff 5.4 Rivalries

6 Basketball 7 Championships

7.1 Current MAC champions

8 Facilities 9 Hall of Fame 10 Media

10.1 Broadcasts 10.2 MAC Properties

11 References 12 External links


Locations of the full members of the Mid-American Conference.

The five charter members of the Mid-American Conference
Mid-American Conference
were Ohio University, Butler University, the University of Cincinnati, Wayne University (now Wayne State University), and Western Reserve University, one of the predecessors to today's Case Western Reserve University. Wayne University
Wayne University
left after the first year. Miami University and Western Michigan
University took the place of those charter members for the 1948 season. The MAC added the University of Toledo (1950), Kent State University
Kent State University
(1951), and Bowling Green State University (1952). The University of Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati
resigned its membership February 18, 1953, with an effective date of June 1, 1953. Cincinnati's decision was based on a new requirement that at least 5 conference football games would have to be scheduled each season, University President Raymond Walters saying they "...regretfully resign...as the university could not continue under the present setup..." [4] The membership was steady for the next two decades except for the addition of Marshall University
Marshall University
in 1954 and the departure of Western Reserve in 1955.[5] Marshall was expelled from the conference in 1969 due to NCAA violations.[6] The first major expansion since the 1950s took place in the mid-1970s with the addition of Central Michigan University and Eastern Michigan
University in 1972 and Ball State University and Northern Illinois
University in 1973. NIU left after the 1985–86 season. The University of Akron
University of Akron
joined the conference in 1992. The conference became the largest in Division I-A with the re-admittance of Marshall and NIU in 1997 and addition of the Bulls from the University at Buffalo
University at Buffalo
in 1998. The University of Central Florida, a non-football all-sports member in the Atlantic Sun Conference at the time, joined for football only in 2002, becoming the first football-only member in conference history. Marshall and Central Florida left after the 2004–05 academic year, both joining Conference USA
Conference USA
in all sports. In May 2005, the Temple Owls in Philadelphia
signed a six-year contract with the MAC as a football-only school and began play in the East Division in 2007.[7] The Louisville Cardinals
Louisville Cardinals
were a MAC affiliate for field hockey for a number of years when Louisville was a member of the Metro Conference and Conference USA, winning two MAC tourney titles in 2003 and 2004.[8] The Missouri State Bears, Evansville Purple Aces, and Southern Illinois
Salukis participate in the MAC for men's swimming and diving.[9] In 2012, the West Virginia Mountaineers
West Virginia Mountaineers
joined the Florida Atlantic Owls and Hartwick College
Hartwick College
Hawks as men's soccer affiliates.[10] Florida Atlantic departed upon joining Conference USA in 2013. Hartwick's contract was not renewed by the MAC in 2015. Missouri, Northern Iowa, and Old Dominion are wrestling affiliates. The Missouri State Bears
Missouri State Bears
are also an affiliate for field hockey along with Appalachian State University. Binghamton University
Binghamton University
is an affiliate in men's tennis. In June 2017, SIU Edwardsville
SIU Edwardsville
(SIUE) was invited to become an affiliate member in both men's soccer and wrestling in 2018.[11] When Buffalo suddenly dropped four sports, including men's soccer, SIUE's move in that sport was made immediately.[12] The UMass Minutemen
UMass Minutemen
joined the MAC as a football-only member in July 2012; the university announced that the team would leave the MAC at the end of the 2015 season due to contractual issues.[13][14] Meanwhile, Temple ended its affiliation with the MAC in football and joined the Big East for football in July 2012. Following the split of the Big East into football-sponsoring and non-football conferences in July 2013, Temple became a full member of the football-sponsoring portion, the American Athletic Conference, ending its membership in the Atlantic 10 at that time.[15][16] The Chicago
State Cougars were an affiliate for men's tennis until joining the Western Athletic Conference, which sponsors that sport, in July 2013. Member schools[edit] Current members[edit] There are twelve public schools with full membership:

Institution Location Founded Joined Enrollment Nickname Colors

East Division

University of Akron Akron, Ohio 1870 1992[17] 25,177[18] Zips          

Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, Ohio 1910 1952[17] 18,756[19] Falcons          

State University of New York at Buffalo Buffalo, New York 1846 1998[17] 30,183[20] Bulls          

Kent State University Kent, Ohio 1910 1951[17] 30,067[21] Golden Flashes          

Miami University Oxford, Ohio 1809 1947[17] 18,907 RedHawks          

University Athens, Ohio 1804 1946[17] 23,701 [22] Bobcats          

West Division

Ball State University Muncie, Indiana 1918 1973[17] 20,113 Cardinals          

Central Michigan
University Mount Pleasant, Michigan 1892 1971[17] 27,693 [23] Chippewas          

Eastern Michigan
University Ypsilanti, Michigan 1849 1971[17] 22,974 Eagles          

Northern Illinois
University DeKalb, Illinois 1895 1975, 1997[17] 25,313 Huskies          

University of Toledo Toledo, Ohio 1872 1950[17] 21,594[19] Rockets          

Western Michigan
University Kalamazoo, Michigan 1903 1947[17] 25,045 Broncos          

Current affiliate members[edit] Ten schools have MAC affiliate membership status. On July 1, 2012, Temple joined the Big East Conference
Big East Conference
for football only (the school's other sports would join the Big East/American for 2013–14), and Massachusetts replaced Temple as a football-only member in the MAC East Division. On September 19, 2012, the MAC announced Missouri, Northern Iowa and Old Dominion would join as wrestling affiliates; as the Southeastern and Missouri Valley Conferences do not sponsor wrestling. Missouri and Northern Iowa participated only in the conference tournament in the 2012–13 school year, and began full conference play in 2013–14. Old Dominion did not begin MAC competition until 2013–14, when it left the Colonial Athletic Association (which had sponsored wrestling, but no longer does so) for Conference USA
Conference USA
(which has never sponsored the sport).[24] On July 1, 2013, Florida Atlantic's men's soccer program moved with the rest of its athletic program to Conference USA, and Chicago State's men's tennis team followed the rest of its sports to the Western Athletic Conference. The 2014–15 school year saw one affiliate member leave for another conference and two new affiliates join. The Hartwick men's soccer team left the MAC for the Sun Belt Conference, which had announced in February 2014 that it would reinstate men's soccer, a sport that it last sponsored in 1995, for the 2014 season.[25] The new affiliates for 2014–15 were Binghamton in men's tennis and Longwood in field hockey.[26] On July 1, 2017, one associate member left the MAC and two new schools became associate members. Northern Iowa wrestling moved from the MAC to the Big 12 Conference,[27] Appalachian State joined MAC field hockey,[28] and SIU Edwardsville
SIU Edwardsville
(SIUE) joined in men's soccer.[29] SIUE was initially announced as joining in both men's soccer and wrestling in 2018,[30] but less than a week after the initial announcement, the conference indicated that SIUE men's soccer would immediately join.[29] The arrival of SIUE wrestling remains on its originally announced schedule.

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Colors Primary Conference MAC Sport(s)

Appalachian State University Boone, North Carolina 1899 Public 19,089 Mountaineers           Sun Belt Field Hockey

Binghamton University Vestal, New York 1946 Public 16,098 Bearcats                America East men's tennis

Evansville !University of Evansville Evansville, Indiana 1854 Private 3,050 Purple Aces                Missouri Valley men's swimming

Longwood University Farmville, Virginia 1839 Public 4,800 Lancers           Big South field hockey

Missouri !University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri 1839 Public 34,255 Tigers           SEC wrestling

Missouri State !Missouri State University Springfield, Missouri 1905 Public 21,425 Bears           Missouri Valley field hockey men's swimming

Old Dominion University Norfolk, Virginia 1930 Public 24,730 Monarchs                C-USA wrestling

Southern Illinois
University Carbondale Carbondale, Illinois 1869 Public 17,964 Salukis           Missouri Valley men's swimming

Southern Illinois
University Edwardsville [31] Edwardsville, Illinois 1957 Public 14,142 Cougars           Ohio
Valley men's soccer[32]

West Virginia University Morgantown, West Virginia 1867 Public 29,616 Mountaineers           Big 12 men's soccer

Future affiliate members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Colors Joins Sport Primary Conference

Southern Illinois
University Edwardsville [31] Edwardsville, Illinois 1957 14,142 Cougars           2018 wrestling Ohio

Former members[edit] School names, nicknames, and colors listed here reflect those used during each school's MAC tenure. Wayne University
Wayne University
became Wayne State University in 1956, with athletic teams changing from Tartars to Warriors in 1999. The University of Central Florida, known as the Golden Knights during their MAC tenure, dropped "Golden" from the athletic nickname in 2007 as part of their rebrand to the UCF Knights. Western Reserve University, whose teams were known as the Red Cats during their time in the MAC, merged with Case Institute of Technology in 1967 to form Case Western Reserve University, with the athletic programs merging in 1971. With the athletic merger, Case Western abandoned the nicknames of both former institutions and adopted Spartans. Indiana
University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), known as the IPFW Mastodons during their affiliation with the MAC for men's soccer and men's tennis, rebranded their athletic program as the Fort Wayne Mastodons
Fort Wayne Mastodons
in 2016. Following IPFW's split into two separate institutions in July 2018, the Fort Wayne athletic program will transfer to the larger of the two new institutions to be created, Purdue University Fort Wayne, and the Mastodons' colors will change to the old gold and black used by the other members of the Purdue system, most notably the main campus. Former full members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Joined Left Type Enrollment Nickname Colors Current Conference

Butler University Indianapolis, Indiana 1855 1946 1949 Private 4,667 Bulldogs           Big East

Cincinnati !University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio 1819 1946 1953 Public 41,357 Bearcats           American

Marshall University Huntington, West Virginia 1837 1954, 1997 1969, 2005 Public 13,971 Thundering Herd           C-USA

Wayne University Detroit, Michigan 1868 1946 1947 Public 30,909 Tartars          [citation needed] GLIAC (Division II)

Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio 1826 1946 1955 Private 10,331 Red Cats[33]           UAA (Division III)

Former affiliate members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Joined Left Type Enrollment Nickname Colors Current Primary Conference Current Conference in Former MAC Sport MAC Sport

Hartwick College
Hartwick College
‡ Oneonta, New York 1797 2007 2014 Private 1,520 Hawks           Empire 8 (NCAA Division III) Sun Belt men's soccer[34]

IPFW ! Indiana
University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Fort Wayne, Indiana 1917 2002 (tennis) 2005 (men's soccer) 2007 (tennis) 2007 (men's soccer) Public 14,326 Mastodons           Summit League men's soccer[34] Men's tennis[35]

Kentucky !University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky 1865 1995 2005 Public 28,094 Wildcats           SEC C-USA men's soccer[34]

Louisville !University of Louisville Louisville, Kentucky 1798 1994 2005 Public 22,293 Cardinals           ACC field hockey[36]

Massachusetts !University of Massachusetts † Amherst, Massachusetts 1863 2012 2016 Public 27,062 Minutemen           Atlantic 10 FBS independent football

University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, Iowa 1876 2012 2017 Public 13,080 Panthers           Missouri Valley Big 12 wrestling

Temple University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1884 2007 2012 Public 37,696 Owls           American football

University of Central Florida Orlando, Florida 1963 2002 2005 Public 58,698 Golden Knights           American football

State University Chicago, Illinois 1867 2007[35] 2013 Public 7,131 Cougars           WAC men's tennis

Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, Florida 1961 2008[34] 2013 Public 26,245 Owls           C-USA men's soccer


‡ = In early 2014, the MAC made the decision "... to move forward without multi-divisional institutions." The conference then informed Hartwick College
Hartwick College
that their contract as an affiliate member would not be renewed. Membership timeline[edit]

Full members Associate members (football only) Commissioners[edit]

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Dave Reese, 1946–1964 Bob James, 1964–1971 Fred Jacoby, 1971–1982 Jim Lessig, 1982–1990 Karl Benson, 1990–1994 Jerry Ippoliti, 1994–1999 Rick Chryst, 1999–2009 Jon Steinbrecher, 2009–present

Sports[edit] The Mid-American Conference
Mid-American Conference
sponsors championship competition in 11 men's and 12 women's NCAA sanctioned sports.[37] As of the 2017–18 school year, 10 schools are associate members for five sports. As the MAC is an FBS conference, its full members are subject to the NCAA requirement that FBS members field at least 16 sports. However, the MAC itself requires sponsorship of only four sports: football, men's and women's basketball, and women's volleyball.[38]

Teams in MAC competition

Sport Men's Women's

Baseball 10 –

Basketball 12 12

Cross country 9 12

Field hockey – 8

Football 12 –

Golf 9 10

Gymnastics – 7

Soccer 6 12

Softball – 12

Swimming and diving 7 8

Tennis 6 9

Track and field (indoor) 5 12

Track and field (outdoor) 6 12

Volleyball – 12

Wrestling 8 –

Men's sponsored sports by school[edit]

School Baseball Basketball Cross country Football Golf Soccer Swimming Tennis Track and field (indoor) Track and field (outdoor) Wrestling Total MAC sports

Akron N[a] Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y N 7

Ball State Y Y N Y Y N Y Y N N N 6

Bowling Green Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N 6

Buffalo N Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y 7

Central Michigan Y Y Y Y N N N N Y Y Y 7

Eastern Michigan Y Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y N 7

Kent State Y Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y 8

Miami Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N Y N 7

Northern Illinois Y Y N Y Y Y N Y N N Y 7

Ohio Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N Y 6

Toledo Y Y Y Y Y N N Y N N N 6

Western Michigan Y Y N Y N Y N Y N N N 5

Totals 10 12 9 12 9 4+2[b] 2+3[c] 5+1[d] 5 6 6+2[e] 80+8

^ Akron plans to reinstate baseball effective in 2019–20.[39] ^ Affiliate members SIUE and West Virginia. ^ Affiliate members Evansville, Missouri State, and Southern Illinois. ^ Affiliate member Binghamton. ^ Affiliates Missouri and Old Dominion. SIUE will become an affiliate member in 2018–19.

Men's varsity sports not sponsored by the MAC[edit]

School Ice hockey Rifle1 Volleyball

Akron No GARC No

Ball State No No MIVA

Bowling Green WCHA No No

Miami NCHC No No

Western Michigan NCHC No No

Notes: 1: Rifle is technically a men's sport, but men's, women's, and coed teams all compete against each other. Akron fields a coed team. Women's sponsored sports by school[edit]

School Basketball Cross country Field hockey Golf Gymnastics Soccer Softball Swimming Tennis Track and field (indoor) Track and field (outdoor) Volleyball Total MAC sports

Akron Y Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 10

Ball State Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 12

Bowling Green Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 11

Buffalo Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 9

Central Michigan Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y 10

Eastern Michigan Y Y N Y Y Y N Y N Y Y Y 9

Kent State Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y 10

Miami Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 10

Northern Illinois Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y 10

Ohio Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y 10

Toledo Y Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 10

Western Michigan Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y 10

Totals 12 12 5+3[a] 10 7 12 11 8 8 12 12 12 121+3

^ Affiliate members Appalachian State, Longwood, and Missouri State

Women's varsity sports not sponsored by the MAC[edit]

School Lacrosse Rifle[a] Rowing Synchronized skating[b]

Akron No[c] GARC No No

Central Michigan SoCon No No No

Eastern Michigan No No CAA No

Kent State No[d] No No No

Miami No No No Independent


^ Rifle is technically a men's sport, but men's, women's, and coed teams all compete against each other. Akron fields a coed team. ^ Synchronized skating
Synchronized skating
is sanctioned by U.S. Figure Skating, not by the NCAA. Most synchronized skating teams are clubs not affiliated with any college or university; Miami is one of about 15 schools that sponsor varsity or club teams. ^ Akron plans to add women's lacrosse in the 2019–20 school year. It has not yet announced a future conference affiliation.[39] ^ Kent State will add women's lacrosse in the 2018–19 school year, with the new team playing in the ASUN Conference.

Football[edit] All-time results[edit]

For the current season, see 2017 Mid-American Conference
Mid-American Conference
football season.

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Team First season All-time record All-time win % Bowl appearances Bowl record MAC titles Other conference titles Stadium Head coach

East Division

Akron 1891 508–526–36 .492 2 1–1 1 0 InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field Terry Bowden

Bowling Green 1919 533–364–52 .589 13 5–8 12 5 Doyt Perry
Doyt Perry
Stadium Mike Jinks

Buffalo 1894 385–514–28 .430 2 0–2 1 1 University at Buffalo
University at Buffalo
Stadium Lance Leipold

Kent State 1920 335–535–28 .389 2 0–2 1 0 Dix Stadium Paul Haynes

Miami 1888 674–446–44 .598 10 7–3 15 7 Yager Stadium Chuck Martin

Ohio 1894 545–552–47 .498 9 2–7 5 6 Peden Stadium Frank Solich

West Division

Ball State 1924 439–402–32 .521 7 0–7 5 5 Scheumann Stadium Mike Neu

Central Michigan 1896 603–400–37 .598 9 3–6 7 9 Kelly/Shorts Stadium John Bonamego

Eastern Michigan 1891 443–576–47 .438 2 1–1 1 9 Rynearson Stadium Chris Creighton

Northern Illinois 1899 566–475–51 .542 11 4–7 4 8 Huskie Stadium Rod Carey

Toledo 1917 517–416–24 .553 15 10–5 10 3 Glass Bowl Jason Candle

Western Michigan 1905 556–439–24 .557 7 1–6 3 1 Waldo Stadium Tim Lester

MAC champions[edit] Main article: MAC Championship Game Bowl games In 2017, the MAC is contracted to provide a team for four college football bowl games: the Bahamas Bowl, Dollar General Bowl, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, and Camellia Bowl. The MAC also has secondary agreements with the Quick Lane Bowl
Quick Lane Bowl
and with several ESPN
owned bowls.

Name Location Opposing conference

Bahamas Bowl Nassau, Bahamas C-USA

Dollar General Bowl Mobile, Alabama Sun Belt

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Boise, Idaho Mountain West

Camellia Bowl Montgomery, Alabama Sun Belt


The MAC Champion (if not invited to the College Football Playoff
College Football Playoff
or its associated bowls) is not contractually obligated to any specific bowl. The conference and the universities select which teams will play in which of the league's affiliated bowls.

College Football Playoff[edit] The MAC champion receives an automatic berth in one of the so-called "New Year's Six" bowl games associated with the College Football Playoff under either of the following circumstances::

Selected as one of the top four teams overall by the CFP selection committee, in which case the team will play in a CFP national semifinal. Ranked by the committee as the top champion among the five conferences (American, C-USA, MAC, MW, Sun Belt) given access to one of the CFP bowls, in which case the team will play in the so-called "Access Bowl" as an at-large selection.

The first "Access Bowl" berth in 2014 went to Boise State (MW); the 2015 berth went to Houston (American). The MAC got its first berth in 2016 with Western Michigan. During the era of the now-defunct Bowl Championship Series
Bowl Championship Series
(BCS), one MAC team appeared in a BCS bowl game. In 2012, NIU qualified by being ranked in the top 16 (15th) in the season's final BCS standings, and also higher than at least one champion of a conference that received an automatic berth in a BCS game. In the 2012 season, two such conference champions were ranked below NIU: Big East champion Louisville, who was ranked 22nd, and Big Ten champion Wisconsin, who was unranked. NIU lost to Florida State in the Orange Bowl. Rivalries[edit]

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Football rivalries involving MAC teams include:

Teams Rivalry name Trophy Meetings Record Series leader Current streak

Akron Kent State – Wagon Wheel 59 33–24–2 Akron Akron won 2

Akron Youngstown State – Steel Tire 35 14–19–2 Youngstown State Youngstown State won 3

Bowling Green Kent State Battle for the Anniversary Award Anniversary Award 83 58–19–6 Bowling Green Bowling Green won 3

Bowling Green Toledo Battle of I-75 Battle of I-75 Trophy 81 39–38–4 Bowling Green Toledo won 7

Miami Cincinnati Battle for the Bell Victory Bell 120 59–54–7 Miami Cincinnati won 10

Miami Ohio Battle of the Bricks – 93 52-39-2 Miami Ohio
won 4

Ohio Marshall Battle for the Bell The Bell 59 33–20–6 Ohio Ohio
won 1

Ball State Northern Illinois – Bronze Stalk Trophy 44 20–22–2 Northern Illinois Northern Illinois
won 8

Central Michigan Western Michigan CMU–WMU Rivalry Victory Cannon 87 37–48–2 Western Michigan Western Michigan
won 3

In addition, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, and Western Michigan compete for the Michigan
MAC Trophy, which is awarded to the team with the best head-to-head record each year. Since the inception of the trophy in 2005, Central Michigan
and Eastern Michigan
have each won the trophy four times, and Western Michigan
has won the trophy three times. Basketball[edit] Main articles: Mid-American Conference
Mid-American Conference
Men's Basketball
Tournament and Mid-American Conference
Mid-American Conference
Women's Basketball
Tournament See also: Mid-American Conference
Mid-American Conference
Men's Basketball
Player of the Year In August 2010, Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher and the Cleveland Cavaliers announced that the Mid-American Conference
Mid-American Conference
Men's and Women's Basketball
Tournaments would remain in Cleveland
at Quicken Loans Arena through 2017.[41] Both tournaments have flourished since moving to Cleveland
in 2000, with the men's semi-finals and championship regularly drawing large crowds at Quicken Loans Arena.[42] In 2007, the MAC also announced a format change for both tournaments, bringing all twelve men's and women's teams to Cleveland. The MAC also co-hosted the 2007 Women's Final Four at Quicken Loans Arena
Quicken Loans Arena
after successfully hosting the 2006 NCAA Women's Basketball
Regional at the same facility. Championships[edit] Main article: List of Mid-American Conference
Mid-American Conference
champions Current MAC champions[edit] The following are the most recent conference champions of each MAC sport. In sports in which regular-season and tournament champions are recognized, "RS" indicates regular-season champion and "T" indicates tournament champion.

Fall 2016

Sport School

Football Western Michigan

Soccer (M) Akron (RS & T)

Soccer (W) Ball State (RS, East) Kent State (RS, West & T)

(W) Miami (RS, East) Northern Illinois
(RS, West & T)

Cross country (M) Eastern Michigan

Cross country (W) Eastern Michigan

Field hockey
Field hockey
(W) Kent State (RS & T)

Winter 2016–17

Sport School

(M) Akron (RS, East) Ball State & Western Michigan
(RS, West) Kent State (T)

(W) Kent State (RS, East) Central Michigan
(RS, West) Toledo (T)

Indoor track and field (M) Akron

Indoor track and field (W) Akron

Swimming and diving (M) Eastern Michigan

Swimming and diving (W) Akron

Gymnastics (W) Eastern Michigan

Wrestling (M) Missouri

Spring 2017

Sport School

Baseball Kent State (RS, East & overall) Central Michigan
(RS, West) Ohio

Softball Ohio
(RS, East) Central Michigan
(RS, West & overall) Kent State (T)

Outdoor track and field (M) Akron

Outdoor track and field (W) Akron

(M) Kent State

(W) Kent State

(M) Buffalo

(W) Buffalo


School Football stadium Capacity Basketball
arena Capacity Baseball
stadium Capacity

Akron InfoCision Stadium–Summa Field 27,000 James A. Rhodes Arena 5,500 — —

Ball State Scheumann Stadium 22,500[43] John E. Worthen Arena 11,500 Ball Diamond 7003170000000000000♠1,700

Bowling Green Doyt Perry
Doyt Perry
Stadium 24,000 Stroh Center 4,700 Warren E. Steller Field 7003250000000000000♠2,500

Buffalo University at Buffalo
University at Buffalo
Stadium 31,000 Alumni Arena 6,100 Amherst Audubon Field 7002500000000000000♠500

Central Michigan Kelly/Shorts Stadium 32,885 McGuirk Arena 5,300 Bill Theunissen Stadium 7003204600000000000♠2,046

Eastern Michigan Rynearson Stadium 30,200 Convocation Center 8,800 Oestrike Stadium 7003131300000000000♠1,313

Kent State Dix Stadium 25,319 Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center 6,327 Schoonover Stadium 7003113000000000000♠1,130

Miami Yager Stadium 24,286 Millett Hall 6,400 Stanley G. McKie Field at Joseph P. Hayden Jr. Park 7003100000000000000♠1,000

Northern Illinois Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium 23,595 Convocation Center 10,000 Ralph McKinzie Field 7003150000000000000♠1,500

Ohio Peden Stadium 24,000 Convocation Center 13,080 Bob Wren Stadium 7003400000000000000♠4,000

Toledo Glass Bowl 26,248 Savage Arena 7,300 Scott Park Baseball
Complex 7003100000000000000♠1,000

Western Michigan Waldo Stadium 30,200 University Arena 5,421 Robert J. Bobb Stadium at Judson Hyames Field 7003150000000000000♠1,500

Hall of Fame[edit] The Mid-American Conference
Mid-American Conference
Hall of Fame was the first Division I conference Hall of Fame.[44] It was established in 1987 and classes have been inducted in 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 2012 and 2013.[45][46] In order to be eligible, a person must have participated during the time the university was in the MAC and five years must have passed from the time the individual participated in athletics or worked in the athletic department.[44] The following is a list of the members of the MAC Hall of Fame, along with school affiliation, sport(s) for which they were inducted, and year of induction.

Harold Anderson, Bowling Green, basketball, 1991 Janet Bachna, Kent State, gymnastics, 1992 Joe Begala, Kent State, wrestling, 1991 Tom Beutler, Toledo, football, 1994 Kermit Blosser, Ohio, golf, 1988 Jim Corrigall, Kent State, football, 1994 Hasely Crawford, Eastern Michigan, track and field, 1991 Ben Curtis, Kent State, golf, 2012 Caroline (Mast) Daugherty, Ohio, basketball, 1994 Herb Deromedi, Central Michigan, football, 2012 Chuck Ealey, Toledo, football, 1988 Fran Ebert, Western Michigan, softball / basketball, 1992 Wayne Embry, Miami, basketball, 2012 Karen Fitzpatrick, Ball State, field hockey, 2012 John Gill, WMU athlete / coach / administrator, 1994 Maurice Harvey, Ball State, football, 1992 Bill Hess, Ohio, football coach, 1992 Gary Hogeboom, Central Michigan, football, 1994 Fred Jacoby, MAC commissioner, 1990 Bob James, MAC commissioner, 1989 Ron Johnson, Eastern Michigan, football, 1988 Dave Keilitz, Central Michigan, baseball, 2013 Ted Kjolhede, Central Michigan, basketball, 1988 Kim Knuth, Toledo, women's basketball, 2013 Ken Kramer, Ball State, football, 1991 Bill Lajoie, Western Michigan, baseball, 1991 Jack Lambert, Kent State, football, 1988 Frank Lauterbur, Toledo, football, 1990 Mel Long, Toledo, football, 1992 Charlier Maher, Western Michigan, baseball, 1989 Bill Mallory, Miami/Northern Illinois, football, 2013 Brad Maynard, Ball State, football, 2013 Ray McCallum, Ball State, basketball, 1988 Jack McLain, MAC football official, 1992 Karen Michalak, Central Michigan, basketball / track and field / field hockey, 1992 Gordon Minty, Eastern Michigan, track and field, 1994 Steve Mix, Toledo, basketball, 1989 Thurman Munson, Kent State, baseball, 1990 Ira Murchinson, Western Michigan, track and field, 1990 Don Nehlen, Bowling Green, football, 1994 Manny Newsome, Western Michigan, basketball, 1988 Bob Nichols, Toledo, basketball, 2012 John Offerdahl, Western Michigan, football, 2013 Bob Owchinko, Eastern Michigan, baseball, 1992 Ara Parseghian, Miami, football, 1988 Doyt Perry, Bowling Green, football, 1988 John Pont, Miami, football player / coach, 1992 John Pruis, Ball State, president, 1994 Trevor Rees, Kent State, football, 1989 David Reese, MAC commissioner, 1988 George Rider, Miami, track and field, 1989 William Rohr, Miami, basketball coach 1994 Dan Roundfield, Central Michigan, basketball, 1990 Bo Schembechler, Miami, football coach, 1991 Mike Schmidt, Ohio, baseball, 2012 Dick Shrider, Miami, basketball, 1990 Christi Smith, Akron, track and field, 2013 Jim Snyder, Ohio, basketball, 1991 Shafer Suggs, Ball State, football, 1989 Nate Thurmond, Bowling Green, basketball, 1989 Gary Trent, Ohio, men's basketball, 2013 Phil Villapiano, Bowling Green, football, 1992 Bob Welch, Eastern Michigan, baseball, 1990 Dave Wottle, Bowling Green, track and field, 1990 Bob Wren, Ohio, baseball, 1989

Media[edit] Broadcasts[edit] A number of MAC sports, including football, men's and women's basketball, baseball, soccer, wrestling and volleyball, are telecast on Spectrum Sports (Ohio), replacing SportsTime Ohio
and Fox Sports Ohio
as the MAC TV partner.[47] Along with Spectrum Sports, ESPN, as well as the American Sports Network, retain the "local and regional" syndication telecast rights to the MAC for football and basketball. Ball State produces its own comprehensive television package with Ball State Sports Link. Affiliate stations include WIPB in Muncie, WNDY in Indianapolis, WPTA in Fort Wayne, WHME in South Bend, WTVW
in Evansville, WYIN in Merrillville and Comcast
in Michigan. All Ball State Sports Link games are also broadcast on student radio station WCRD and on the Ball State Radio Network produced by WLBC-FM
and Backyard Broadcasting. NIU has multiple football and basketball games telecast by Comcast SportsNet Chicago. In addition, most NIU football and basketball games can be heard on WSCR-AM 670 "The Score" - Chicago's powerful 50,000-watt top-rated all-sports station, which reaches 38 states and Canada. MAC Properties[edit] MAC Properties (a division of ISP Sports) is the sponsorship arm of the Mid-American Conference, and handles all forms of sponsorship and advertising for the MAC which includes managing and growing its stable of official corporate partners. As of 2010, the MAC has five official corporate partners: FirstEnergy, Marathon, PNC Bank, AutoTrader.com and Cleveland
Clinic Sports Health. There are approximately 20 other companies engaged as sponsors of the conference at the non-official level. MAC Properties also assists with the management of the conference's television and radio contracts, including those with ESPN Regional, FOX Sports Ohio
and ESPN
850 WKNR among others. References[edit]

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