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AMERICAN SOUTHWEST (1976-) TEXAS (1976-1995)
East Texas Baptist   (2000)
Hardin-Simmons       (1990)
Howard Payne         (1987)
Louisiana            (2000)
Mary Hardin-Baylor   (1997)
McMurry              (1976)
Mississippi College  (1996)
Sul Ross State       (1976)
Texas Lutheran       (2000)
Austin               (1976-2005)
Lubbock Christian    (1979-1981)
Midwestern State     (1988-1995)
Tarleton State       (1976-1990)
Trinity (TX)         (1976-1980)
The reformed Texas conference in 1976 had a familiar look.  It's gone through several
changes, but now is a powerhouse in the Southwest, usually placing two or three teams
in the weekly D-III rankings.  MHB, specifically, has built a strong program quickly.
Austin for the Southern Conference in 2006.

Frostburg State      (1998)
Newport News App.    (2001)
Salisbury            (1998) Salisbury State
Wesley               (1998)
Brockport State	     (2004-2007)
Buffalo State        (2004-2005)
Chowan               (1998-2000)
Ferrum               (1998-2000)
Greensboro           (1999-2000)
Methodist            (1998-2000)
Small confederation of long-term D-III independents.  Mired on the short
road to oblivion, having been ripped in half by the formation of the Dixie Conference,
but reached up to grab two solid New York State independents - only to watch them
bolt to greener pastures.  It is, presumably, folding after 2010 with Frostburg and
Salisbury moving to the Empire 8.

Dickinson            (1982)
Franklin & Marshall  (1982)
Gettysburg           (1982)
Johns Hopkins        (1982)
Juniata		     (2007)
McDaniel             (1982) Western Maryland
Moravian	     (2007)
Muhlenberg           (1982)
Ursinus              (1982)
Swarthmore           (1982-2000)
Split off from the bloated Middle Atlantic in a shower of words about academics.
Very stable and organized, although they gave Juniata and Moravian a new home in 2007.

Augustana (IL)       (1946)
*Carthage (II)       (1961)
*Elmhurst (II)       (1968)
Illinois Wesleyan    (1946)
Millikin             (1946)
North Central        (1946)
North Park           (1962)
*Wheaton (II)        (1970)
Carroll (WI)         (1956-1991)
*Carthage (I)        (1946-1951)
*Elmhurst (I)        (1946-1959)
Illinois College     (1946-1952)
Lake Forest          (1946-1962)
*Wheaton (I)         (1946-1959)
One of the three groups of smaller schools which split from the IIAC.  Fairly successful
group, with a reasonable history in the D-III championships.

EASTERN (2009-)
Anna Maria	     (2009)
Becker		     (2009)
Castleton State	     (2009)
Gallaudet	     (2009)
Husson		     (2009)
Mount Ida	     (2009)
New York Maritime    (2009)
Norwich		     (2009)
Brand-new conference, composed mostly of independents with new programs, with the
notable exception of Norwich.

EMPIRE 8 (2002-)
Alfred               (2002)
Frostburg State      (2011)
Hartwick             (2002)
Ithaca               (2002)
Saint John Fisher    (2002)
Salisbury            (2011)
Springfield          (2004)
Utica                (2002)
Norwich              (2004-2008)
Another banding of independents, newly minted.  Springfield and Norwich moved over from
the Freedom Conference in 2004, though Norwich departed again in 2009 for the new Eastern
league.  Frostburg and Salisbury will join in 2011 from the ACFC.

HEARTLAND (pre-1947-) INDIANA ICC (pre-1947-1947/8/9); HOOSIER (1948/49/50-1971);
                      HOOSIER-BUCKEYE (1972-1986); INDIANA (1987-1997)
Anderson             (1947)
*Bluffton (II)       (1998)
*Defiance (II)       (2000)
*Earlham (III)       (2010)
*Franklin (II)       (1987)
Hanover              (pre-1942)
Manchester           (pre-1942)
*Rose-Hulman (III)   (2006) Rose Poly
Mount Saint Joseph   (1998)
Ball State           (pre-1942-1947) Muncie Normal
*Bluffton (I)        (1972-1986)
Butler               (pre-1942-1947/8/9)
Canterbury           (pre-1942-1950) Central Normal, Danville Normal
*Defiance (I)        (1972-1986)
*DePauw (I)          (pre-1942-1947/8/9)
*DePauw (II)         (1987-1997)
*Earlham (I)         (pre-1942-1957)
*Earlham (II)        (1967-1983)
Evansville           (pre-1942-1946) Moore's Hill
Findlay              (1972-1986)
*Franklin (I)        (pre-1942-1969)
Indiana State        (pre-1942-1947/8/9)
Indianapolis         (1946-1969) Indiana Central
*Rose-Hulman (I)     (pre-1942-1947/8/9) Rose Poly
*Rose-Hulman (II)    (1988-1997) Rose Poly
Saint Joseph's (IN)  (pre-1942-1947/8/9)
*Taylor (I)          (pre-1947-1986)
*Taylor (II)         (1988-1990)
Valparaiso           (pre-1942-1947/8/9)
*Wabash (I)          (pre-1942-1947/8/9)
*Wabash (II)         (1987-1999)
*Wilmington          (1972-1986)
*Wilmington (II)     (1998-1999)
The old Indiana Intercollegiate Conference fragmented into two conferences sometime between
1947 and 1950, with the more major schools forming the Indiana Collegiate Conference and the
smaller schools forming the Hoosier Conference.  Since the overall roster has been more stable
with the smaller colleges, and since I know Ball State left to become independent with
the 1947 season before joining the ICC and Evansville left for the Ohio Valley the same year,
I'm placing the overall chain here.
The Mid-Ohio Conference football schools left that conference and joined the Hoosier Conference in 1972, forming the Hoosier-Buckeye Conference. I know there was a conference champion in the HBC in 1985; the new Indiana Conference was announced in July 1987, so I'm assuming the HBC lasted through 1986.

IOWA (1923-)
Buena Vista          (1923)
Central              (1923)
Coe                  (1997)
Cornell (IA)         (1997)
Dubuque              (1929)
*Loras (II)          (1986)
Luther               (1923)
Simpson              (1923)
Wartburg             (1937)
Des Moines           (1923-1953)
Ellsworth            (1923-1926)
Iowa Wesleyan        (1923-1964)
*Loras (I)           (1926-1950)
Morningside          (1923-1935)
Northern Iowa        (1923-1934) Iowa State Teachers
Parsons              (1923-1962)
Saint Ambrose        (1923-1950)
Upper Iowa           (1923-2003)
Westmar              (1923-1953) Western Union, Teikyo Westmar
*William Penn (I)    (1923-1948)
*William Penn (II)   (1963-2000)
Long tradition here, and powerful teams.  Loras was absent for 36 years because
the other schools basically kicked them out for being too good... Des Moines also
competed in the North Central Conference from 1922-1925.  Upper Iowa jumped to D-II
after the 2003 season, but fulfilled their conference schedule in 2004.

LIBERTY (1996-) UPSTATE (1996-2003)
Hobart               (1996)
Kings Point          (2004) Merchant Marine
Rensselaer Polytech  (1996)
Rochester            (1996)
Saint Lawrence       (1996)
Susquehanna	     (2007)
Union (NY)           (1996)
Worcester Tech       (2004)
Coast Guard          (2004-2005)
Essentially a reformation of the Independent CAC.  Rochester had retained its
membership in the University Athletic Association, until coming to the Liberty
full-time in 2004.

MICHIGAN (1888-)
Adrian               (1908)
Albion               (1888)
Alma                 (1902)
Hope                 (1926)
Kalamazoo            (1896)
Olivet               (1888)
Trine		     (2004) Tri-State
Defiance             (1997-1999)
Eastern Michigan     (1892-1926) Michigan Normal
Hillsdale            (1888-1960)
Michigan State       (1888-1907) Michigan Agricultural
Wisconsin Lutheran   (2002-2007)
From 1926 until 1997, the only change in this, the oldest conference in the
nation, was Hillsdale's departure in 1960.  They had three changes from 1907-1997;
they've had four since then, with a fifth coming in 2007.

Albright             (1958)
Delaware Valley      (1966)
FDU-Florham          (1993)
King's (PA)          (1993)
Lebanon Valley       (1985)
Lycoming             (1958)
Widener              (1958) Pennsylvania Miltary
Wilkes               (1958)
Dickinson            (1958-1981)
Drexel               (1958-1969) Drexel Tech
Franklin & Marshall  (1958-1981)
Gettysburg           (1976-1981)
Haverford            (1958-1972)
Hofstra              (1960-1962)
Johns Hopkins        (1958-1981)
Juniata              (1958-2006)
McDaniel             (1958-1981) Western Maryland
Moravian             (1958-2006)
Muhlenberg           (1963-1981)
Scranton             (1958-1961)
Susquehanna          (1958-2006)
Swarthmore           (1958-1982)
*Upsala (I)          (1960-1987)
*Upsala (II)         (1993 only)
Ursinus              (1958-1981)
Wagner               (1958-1974)
West Chester         (1958 only)
The East's first super-conference.  Finally brought down to manageable size when the
Centennial teams departed in 1981. Johns Hopkins and McDaniel retained their membership
in the Mason-Dixon conference until 1974.  Reduced even further with the formation of
the non-football Landmark Conference in 2007, with the MAC teams leaving to join Landmark
sending their football programs elsewhere as well.
MIDWEST (1922-)
*Beloit (II)         (1959)
Carroll (WI)         (1992)
Grinnell             (1939)
Illinois College     (1983)
Knox                 (1922)
Lake Forest          (1975)
Lawrence             (1922)
*Monmouth (IL) (II)  (1976)
Ripon                (1923)
Saint Norbert        (1984)
*Beloit (I)          (1922-1950)
Carleton             (1922-1982)
Chicago              (1976-1986)
Coe                  (1922-1996)
Cornell (IA)         (1922-1996)
Hamline              (1922-1929)
Millikin             (1922-1924)
*Monmouth (IL) (I)   (1924-1973)
Saint Olaf           (1952-1973)
Knox, Millikin, and Monmouth were all also members of the Illinois Conference ("little
nineteen") until 1937.  Carleton remained part of the Minnesota Conference through 1924,
and Hamline remained a member of the Minnesota Conference during their entire term in the

Augsburg             (1924)
Bethel (MN)          (1977)
*Carleton (II)       (1983)
Concordia-Moorhead   (1921)
Gustavus Adolphus    (1921)
Hamline              (1921)
Saint John's (MN)    (1921)
*Saint Olaf (II)     (1975)
Saint Thomas         (1921)
*Carleton (I)        (1921-1924)
MacAlester           (1921-2001)
Minnesota-Duluth     (1951-1975) Duluth Branch
*Saint Olaf (II)     (1921-1950)
Long an NAIA power before moving to D-III, and nothing changed after that.
Saint John's is probably the most notable D-III program in the country, due to
the longevity and success of their coach, John Gagliardi, who's just a couple
of seasons away from the all-time coaching victory record.

Bridgewater State    (1965)
Coast Guard	     (2006)
*Curry (II)          (1998)
Endicott             (2003)
Fitchburg State      (1985)
Framingham State     (1974)
Maine Maritime       (1965)
Mass-Dartmouth       (1988)
Mass Maritime        (1973)
MIT                  (1998)
*Nichols (II)        (1998)
*Plymouth State (II) (2006)
Salve Regina         (1998)
*W New England (II)  (1998)
Westfield State      (1982)
Worcester State      (1985)
*Curry (I)           (1965-1991)
*Mass-Boston (I)     (1972-1981) Boston State 
*Mass-Boston (II)    (1988-2000) Boston State
Massachusetts-Lowell (1987-1991) Lowell, Lowell Tech, Lowell State
New England College  (1971-1972)
New Haven            (1973-1980)
Nichols              (1972-1991)
*Plymouth State (I)  (1971-1991)
W. Connecticut State (1979-1984)
*W New England (I)   (1981-1988)
Mostly the home of the Massachusetts State schools until the D-III schools in the
Eastern Conference decided to move to an all-D-III league.

Amherst              (1991)
Bates                (1991)
Bowdoin              (1991)
Colby                (1991)
Hamilton             (1991)
Middlebury           (1991)
Trinity (CT)         (1991)
Tufts                (1991)
Wesleyan             (1991)
Williams             (1991)
Union (NY)	     (1971-1977)
These schools had been loosely affiliated for a long time, but in 1991, they
banded together and agreed to eschew post-season play, and only play one another.
As such, this group of ten teams exists completely outside the realm of all other
college football teams.

NEW JERSEY (1973-)
Brockport State	     (2008)
Buffalo State	     (2006)
Coll. of New Jersey  (1973) Trenton State
Cortland State       (2000)
Kean                 (1973) Newark State
Montclair State      (1973)
Morrisville State    (2008)
Rowan                (1973) Glassboro State
W. Connecticut State (2004)
William Paterson     (1973) Paterson State
New Jersey City      (1973-2002) Jersey City State
Ramapo               (1984-1992)
Stretched beyond the borders of New Jersey for the first time in 2000, Western
Connecticut State is joining from the Freedom Conference in 2004, and the NJAC may
be a good bet to snap up some other New York independents in the future.  New
Jersey City dropped football after 2002.

Allegheny            (1984)
Denison              (1984)
Hiram                (2000)
Kenyon               (1984)
Oberlin              (1984)
Ohio Wesleyan        (1984)
Wabash               (2000)
Wittenberg           (1989)
Wooster              (1984)
Case Western Reserve (1984-1999)
Earlham              (1989-2009)
Split off from the Ohio Conference after the 1983 season.  Case was also
a member of the University Athletic Association from 1990-1999.

NORTHERN (2008-)
Aurora		     (2008)
Benedictine (IL)     (2008)
Concordia (IL)	     (2008)
Concordia (WI)	     (2008)
Lakeland	     (2008)
Maranatha Baptist    (2008)
Rockford	     (2008)
Wisconsin Lutheran   (2008)
An all-sports conference formed in the merger of the non-football Lake
Michigan and Northern Illinois-Iowa conferences, the NAC gathered its own
members back from the Illini-Badger, Upper Midwest, and Michigan conferences
to start conference play in 2008.

NORTHWEST (1926-) all teams moved to COLUMBIA (1985-1995), then reformed
*Lewis & Clark (II)  (1947)
Linfield             (1926)
Menlo                (2006)
Pacific Lutheran     (1965)
*Puget Sound (II)    (1967)
*Whitworth (II)      (1987)
Willamette           (1926)
Albertson            (1926-1978) College of Idaho
*Lewis & Clark (I)   (1931-1937)
Pacific (OR)         (1926-1992)
*Puget Sound (I)     (1926-1947)
Whitman              (1926-1977)
*Whitworth (I)       (1971-1984)
Every team that has ever been in this conference either still is, or no
longer fields a football team.  One could argue that there are only four truly
historically "powerful" non-Division I teams west of Abilene, Texas, and three
of them are here.  All teams merged with the Evergreen Conference into the
Columbia Football Association in 1985; in 1996, all the former Northwest
Conference teams returned to competition within the Northwest, which had
continued to exist as a conference for all other sports.  San Francisco-area
Menlo joins up beginning in 2006 as the Northwest expands its horizons.

OHIO (1902-)
*Baldwin-Wallace (3) (1962)
Capital              (1927)
*Heidelberg (II)     (1920)
*John Carroll (II)   (1989)
Marietta             (1926)
Mount Union          (1914)
Muskingum            (1922)
*Ohio Northern (II)  (1974)
Otterbein            (1921)
Wilmington           (2000)
*Akron (I)           (1915-1935) Bechtel
*Akron (II)          (1946-1965) Bechtel
Ashland              (1931-1947)
*Bald.-Wallace (I)   (1915-1919)
*Bald.-Wallace (II)  (1924-1947)
Bowling Green        (1933-1941)
Case Western Reserve (1902-1947) Case Tech
Cincinnati           (1910-1924)
Dayton               (1926-1934)
*Denison (I)         (1907-1924)
*Denison (II)        (1947-1983)
Findlay              (1934-1947)
*Heidelberg (I)      (1907-1909)
*Hiram (I)           (1920-1934)
*Hiram (II)          (1952-1970)
*Hiram (III)         (1989-1999)
*John Carroll (I)    (1932-1948) Saint Ignatius
Kent                 (1932-1950)
*Kenyon (I)          (1902-1949)
*Kenyon (II)         (1952-1983)
Miami (OH)           (1910-1924)
Ohio                 (1910-1924)
*Ohio Northern (I)   (1916-1948)
*Ohio State (I)      (1902-1913)
*Ohio State (II)     (1919-1921)
*Ohio Wesleyan (I)   (1902-1924)
*Ohio Wesleyan (II)  (1948-1983)
Oberlin              (1902-1983)
Toledo               (1932-1948)
Western Reserve      (1902-1931) Adelbert
*Wittenberg (I)      (1909-1924)
*Wittenberg (II)     (1935-1988)
Wooster              (1907-1983)
Xavier               (1921-1935) Saint Xavier
Third-oldest conference in the nation.  Until the fifties, only a loosely
organized conference offering no championship.  Ohio State also competed in the
Big Ten from 1912 on.  Two splits have occurred; in 1925, six schools left to
form the Buckeye Conference; the smaller schools later returned.  In 1983, five
schools left to help form the North Coast.  Kenyon and Oberlin spent several
years prior to that ineligible for the conference title, but still playing
an official conference schedule.

OLD DOMINION (pre-1946-) MASON-DIXON (pre-1946-1974)
Bridgewater          (1948/49/50)
*Catholic (II)       (1999)
Emory & Henry        (1975)
Guilford             (1991)
Hampden-Sydney       (pre-1946)
Randolph-Macon       (pre-1946)
Washington & Lee     (1975)
*Catholic (I)        (1982-1983)
Delaware             (1946-1947)
Gallaudet            (1948/49/50-1974)
Johns Hopkins        (pre-1946-1974)
Maryville            (1980-1986/7)
McDaniel             (pre-1946-1974) Western Maryland
Mount Saint Mary's   (1948/49/50-1950)
Shepherd             (1964-1968)
Towson               (1969-1974)
Washington (MD)      (1948/49/50-1950)
The Mason-Dixon was loosely organized, some teams only playing one or two conference
games a season.  Johns Hopkins and McDaniel also competed in the Middle Atlantic Conference
from 1958 on; Shepherd was a member of the West Virginia State Conference during its entire
term of membership here.  In 1975, four schools departed, and adding Emory & Henry and
Washington & Lee, the ODAC was formed as a more organized conference.

Bethany (WV)         (1958)
Geneva		     (2007)
Grove City           (1984)
Saint Vincent	     (2007)
Thiel                (1958)
Thomas More	     (2004)
Wash. & Jeff.        (1958)
Waynesburg           (1990)
Westminster (PA)     (2002)
Allegheny            (1958-1983)
Carnegie Mellon      (1972-1989)
Case Western Reserve (1955-1983) Case Tech
Eastern Michigan     (1964-1965)
Hiram                (1971-1988)
John Carroll         (1955-1988)
Wayne State          (1955-1965)
Western Reserve      (1955-1966)
A fairly potent league (maybe even equal to a low I-AA) at the start, but sort of
watered down as time went on.  Now, pretty much ruled by Washington and Jefferson.

Austin		     (2006)
Birmingham-Southern  (2008)
Centre               (1962)
DePauw               (1997)
Hendrix		     (2010)
Millsaps             (1988)
Rhodes               (1962) Southwestern (TN)
Univ. of the South   (1962) Sewanee
Trinity (TX)         (1988)
Colorado College     (2007-2008)
Earlham              (1984-1988)
Fisk                 (1983 only)
Illinois College     (1980-1982)
Principia            (1974-1983)
*Rose-Hulman (I)     (1974-1987) Rose Poly
*Rose-Hulman (II)    (1997-2005) Rose Poly
Washington (MO)      (1962-1971)
Washington & Lee     (1962-1972)
An academic conference with a fairly notable roster over the years on that score.
Colorado College, citing travel costs resulting from its isolated location among D-III
schools, dropped football.  Hendrix, an all-sports member, adds football in 2010.

Cal Lutheran         (1991)
Claremont-Mudd-Scr.  (1958)
*La Verne (II)       (1971)
Occidental           (1915)
*Pomona-Pitzer (II)  (2003)
Redlands             (1915)
Whittier             (1915)
Cal-Los Angeles      (1920-1927)
Cal-Santa Barbara    (1931-1938)
*Cal Tech (I)        (1915-1934)
*Cal Tech (II)       (1938-1977)
Cal-Los Angeles      (1920-1927)
*La Verne (I)        (1926-1938)
*Pomona (I)          (1915-1934)
*Pomona (II)         (1938-1946) merged teams with Claremont
*Pomona-Claremont    (1947-1957) see note
*Pomona-Pitzer (I)   (1958-1995)
San Diego State      (1926-1939)
Pomona-Claremont split up, and Pomona later merged teams with Pitzer, while Claremont
merged first with Harvey Mudd, then with Scripps.

Carnegie-Mellon      (1990)
Case Western Reserve (1990)
Chicago              (1990)
Washington (MO)      (1990)
Rochester            (1990-2003)
An academic conference.  Rochester had also participated in the Upstate
Conference since 1996, but finally went full-time there in 2004.  Case held
membership in the North Coast Conference until 1999.

UPPER MIDWEST (1983-) TWIN RIVERS (1972-1982)
*Blackburn (II)      (2009)
Crown                (1994)
Eureka		     (2009)
Greenville	     (2009)
MacMurray	     (2009)
Martin Luther        (1972)
Minnesota-Morris     (2003)
Northwestern (MN)    (1972)
Saint Scholastica    (2008)
Westminster (MO)     (2009)
*Blackburn (I)       (2000-2007)
Concordia-St. Paul   (1972-1998)
Loras                (1972-1985)
Maranatha Baptist    (1972-2007)
Mount Senario        (1977-2001)
Northwestern (WI)    (1976-1994)
Pillsbury Baptist    (1972-1988)
Principia            (1999-2007)
Rockford             (2002-2007)
Trinity Bible        (1994-2007)
Westminster (MO)     (2000-2007)
Older info on this conference is very sketchy, but the overall membership
is complete.  This is a strange conference, as its membership long consisted
of schools from the NAIA, NCAA Divisions II and III, and a couple of schools
which are members of neither.  However, the conference finally succeeded
moving to a full D-III affiliation.  It wasn't easy, and in the birthing throes,
in 2008, several members left to join their own all-sport conferences' new
football sections. This left the UMAC football conference in a nebulous state
with only five teams (including the new program at Saint Scholastica).  The
UMAC football teams had initially accepted the offer to join the SLIAC football
league, but later opted not to, instead offering full membership in the UMAC
to the SLIAC schools, who declined.  After one season, they changed their minds
and rejoined, finally solidifying the UMAC as a D-III conference.  Principia,
which had moved to the SLIAC, suspended its football program after the 2008 season,
but does plan to reinstate it, and will be a member when that occurs.

USA SOUTH (2000-) DIXIE (2000-2002)
Averett              (2000)
Christopher Newport  (2001)
Ferrum               (2000)
Greensboro           (2000)
Maryville (TN)	     (2005)
Methodist            (2000)
N. C. Wesleyan       (2004)
Shenandoah           (2000)
Chowan               (2001-2003)
Just a couple of years after getting together to form the ACFC, four schools couldn't resist
the lure of an all-sports conference and switched gears.  Chowan didn't play a Dixie schedule in
2000, but the other three former ACFC teams played in both leagues that year.  Chowan has since
taken the move to Division II.

UW-Eau Claire        (1917)
UW-LaCrosse          (1913)
UW-Oshkosh           (1913)
UW-Platteville       (1913)
UW-River Falls       (1913)
UW-Stevens Point     (1913) Central State (WI)
UW-Stout             (1914) Stout Institute
UW-Whitewater        (1913)
UW-Milwaukee         (1913-1964)
UW-Superior          (1913-1992)
The Wisconsin state teachers colleges.  Very stable, only changes being those schools
which dropped their football programs.

Chapman              (1994)
Huntingdon           (2009)
LaGrange	     (2009)
MacAlester           (2002)
Dates indicate first year competing as an independent in Division III (or as a college-
division team prior to 1973).


Brooklyn             (1988-1990)
Gallaudet            (1988-1991)
Marist               (1989-1991)
New York Maritime    (1988)
Saint Francis (PA)   (1989-1991)
Saint John Fisher    (1988-1991)
Siena                (1988-1990)
Short-lived New York-area confederation which for some reason stretched down to
the DC area.

CBB (pre-1942-1988) MAINE (pre-1942-1974)
Bates                (pre-1942-1988)
Bowdoin              (pre-1942-1988)
Colby                (pre-1942-1988)
Maine                (pre-1942-1964)
CBB, for Colby-Bates-Bowdoin.  Or Colby-Bowdoin-Bates.  The two Bs can fight
over it.  A fairly important minor conference in the pre-Vietnam era.

FREEDOM (1992-2003)
Coast Guard          (1992-2003)
Kings Point          (1992-2003) Merchant Marine
Norwich              (1992-2003)
Plymouth State       (1992-2003)
Springfield          (1995-2003)
W. Connecticut State (1992-2003)
Worcester Tech       (1992-2003)
Massachusetts-Lowell (1992-1995)
Stony Brook          (1992-1995)
Stable circuit, until it fractured totally in one season, with good mid-level teams.  Part
of the great eastern "being independent is a real pain" movement.

Colorado College     (1964)
Doane                (1964)
Hastings             (1964)
Nebraska Wesleyan    (1964)
Hastings remained in the Nebraska CC, and Doane didn't leave that conference
until after the 1963 season.  This conference may have more than one season, but
the 1966 NCAA Guide shows all these teams save Hastings as independents.

ILLINI-BADGER (pre-1940-2007) BADGER STATE (pre-1940-1947/8/9); BADGER-ILLINI (1948/49/50-1958);
                     BADGER-GOPHER (1959-1961); GATEWAY (1962-1974); ILLINI-BADGER-HAWKEYE (1990-1991)
*Aurora (II)         (1998-2007)
*Concordia (IL) (II) (1975-2007) Concordia Teachers
Concordia (WI)       (1980/1-2007)
*Eureka (II)         (1975-2007)
Greenville           (1989-2007)
*IL Benedictine (3)  (1998-2007) Saint Procopius
Lakeland             (pre-1940-2007) Mission House
MacMurray            (1990-2007)
*Aurora (I)          (1948/49/50-1952)
Bethel (MN)          (1958-1961)
Blackburn            (1990-1991)
*Concordia (IL) (I)  (1948/49/50-1956)
*Eureka (I)          (1962-1970?)
*IL Benedictine (I)  (1948/49/50-1956)
*IL Benedictine (II) (1967-1970?)
Illinois-Chicago     (1962-1966)
Iowa Wesleyan        (1989-1991)
Milton               (pre-1940-1981)
Martin Luther        (pre-1940-1974)
NE Illinois          (1975-1987)
*Northland (I)       (1959-1961)
*Northland (II)      (1967-1974)
Quincy		     (1993-1995)
Principia            (1985-1991)
Wisconsin Extension  (pre-1940-1955)
Wisconsin Tech       (pre-1940-1958)
The years I've tagged for IBH are based on my extrapolation of Iowa
Wesleyan's membership.  MacMurray and Greenville also participated in the
Saint Louis Conference from 1996-1999.  With the formation of the Northern
Athletics Conference, and the Saint Louis Conference resuming football play,
the IBFC disbanded after the 2007 season.

Alfred               (1964-1989)
Hamilton             (1964 only)
Hobart               (1964-1989)
Ithaca               (1975-1989)
Rensselaer Polytech  (1964-1989)
Rochester            (1989 only)
Rochester Tech       (1971-1977)
Saint Lawrence       (1964-1989)
Union (NY)           (1964-1968)
It was, more than anything, a hockey conference of all things.  The football side
collapsed when Rochester joined the UAA, and everyone else went back down the Independent
road.  (And isn't that name the best college football oxymoron ever?)

Brooklyn             (1979-1984)
Fordham              (1985-1989)
*Iona (I)            (1979-1979/80)
*Iona (II)           (1985-1992)
Kings Point          (1985-1991) Merchant Marine
Long Island-CW Post  (1985-1992)
*Marist (I)          (1979-1984)
*Marist (II)         (1992 only)
Pace                 (1979-1992)
Saint John's (NY)    (1979-1992)
Saint Peter's        (1979-1985)
Stony Brook          (1988-1991)
Conference of New York Metro teams which lumbered on until the teams started
drifting to different divisions.

LITTLE THREE (pre-1942-1989)
Amherst              (pre-1942-1989)
Wesleyan             (pre-1942-1989)
Williams             (pre-1942-1989)
Nothing little about these rivalries, that's for sure.

LITTLE FIVE (1910-1920) MIDDLE WEST (1910-1913)
Armour Tech          (1910-1916)
Beloit               (1910-1920)
Knox                 (1910-1920)
Lake Forest          (1910-1920)
Monmouth (IL)        (1910-1920)
North Central        (1917-1920) Northwestern College (IL)
Basically merged into the Illinois (Little Nineteen) conference, then broke back out to become the
new Midwest conference.

MID-OHIO (1949-1971)
Ashland              (1949-1966)
Bluffton             (1949-1971)
Cedarville           (1949/50-1952)
Defiance             (1949-1971)
*Findlay (I)         (1949-1961)
*Findlay (II)        (1968-1971)
Ohio Northern        (1950-1961)
Wilmington           (1955-1971)
Some schools that escaped the Ohio Conference, and some schools that avoided it
altogether.  Although the non-football schools continued on, the football schools
folded into the Hoosier Conference in 1972.

PRAIRIE (1951-1973)
Eureka               (1951-1957)
Illinois College     (1953-1973)
Principia            (1951-1973)
Rose-Hulman          (1951-1973) Rose Poly
Pretty long history for a conference nobody remembers... Iowa Wesleyan claims to
have been a member, but I don't think they ever were for football.  If they were, I
haven't unearthed any standings which show them there.

PRAIRIE (?-1988)
Greenville           (?-1988)
Eureka               (?-1988)
MacMurray            (?-1988)
Principia            (?-1988)
I honestly don't know if this is the same Prairie Conference as the older one. This
is around the time when the NCAA guides start ignoring NAIA-only conferences.  I do
know that in the interim, Principia left, and Greenville and MacMurray didn't start their
programs until 1987 and 1985 respectively.  This may be the period during which Iowa
Wesleyan was a member.

SAINT LOUIS (1996-1999)
Blackburn            (1996-1999)
Greenville           (1996-1999)
MacMurray            (1996-1999)
Principia            (1996-1998)
Westminster (MO)     (1996-1999)
Short-lived federation of Saint Louis-area schools.  Greenville and
MacMurray retained their memberships in the IBC throughout.

SAINT LOUIS (II) (2008 only)
Blackburn	     (2008 only)
Eureka		     (2008 only)
Greenville	     (2008 only)
Huntingdon	     (2008 only)
LaGrange	     (2008 only)
MacMurray	     (2008 only)
Principia	     (2008 only)
Westminster (MO)     (2008 only)
The SLIAC opted to restart its football conference, gathering back its own
members from the Illini-Badger and Upper Midwest, and adding a couple of
former independents.  After one year, they chucked it again.

TEXAS (old) (pre-1942-1955)
Abilene Christian    (pre-1942-1953)
Austin               (pre-1942-1953)
Eastern New Mexico   (1954-1955)
Hardin-Simmons       (1947-1947/8/9)
Howard Payne         (pre-1942-1955)
McMurry              (pre-1942-1955)
Southwestern (TX)    (pre-1942-1950)
Texas A&M-Kingsville (1948/49/50-1953) Texas A&I
This is very incomplete.  I'm positive many more Texas schools were involved before
the war.  McMurry also competed in the Gulf Coast conference in 1955.

Carnegie Mellon      (1958-1963)
Geneva               (1959-1967)
Grove City           (1958-1967)
Saint Vincent        (1958-1963)
Waynesburg           (1958-1967)
Westminster (PA)     (1958-1967)
Roughly a decade of existence, and quite a bit of forgotten tradition.