Mid-States Football Association

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Mid-States Football Association
Established 1993
Association NAIA
Members 13
Sports fielded 1 (football) (men's: 1; women's: 0)
Region Midwestern United States
Commissioner James D. Houdeshell
Website www.mid-statesfootball.org

The Mid-States Football Association (MSFA) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NAIA. Member institutions are located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Michigan. The MSFA was organized in 1993, and on-field competition began in 1994. The MSFA is divided into two leagues, The Mideast and the Midwest.

Charter members included Geneva College, Lindenwood University, Malone College, Olivet Nazarene University, Saint Xavier University, Taylor University, Tiffin University, Trinity International University, the University of Findlay, Urbana University, and Westminster College.

Member schools

Current members

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Joined Primary
Mideast League
Concordia University–Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan 1963 950 Cardinals 2011 Wolverine–Hoosier
Lindenwood University – Belleville Belleville, Illinois 2003 1,900 Lynx 2015 American Midwest
Marian University Indianapolis, Indiana 1851 1,800 Knights 2007 Crossroads
Missouri Baptist University St. Louis, Missouri 1828 2,800 Spartans 2015 American Midwest
University of Saint Francis (IN) Fort Wayne, Indiana 1890 1,883 Cougars 1998 Crossroads
Siena Heights University Adrian, Michigan 1919 2,274 Saints 2012 Wolverine–Hoosier
Taylor University Upland, Indiana 1846 1,887 Trojans 1994 Crossroads
Midwest League
Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, Illinois 1907 4,666 Tigers 1994 Chicagoland
Robert Morris University Chicago, Illinois 1913 3,156 Eagles 2013 Chicagoland
St. Ambrose University Davenport, Iowa 1882 3,343 Fighting Bees 1996 Chicagoland
University of St. Francis (IL) Joliet, Illinois 1920 3,352 Fighting Saints 1999 Chicagoland
Saint Xavier University Chicago, Illinois 1846 5,028 Cougars 1994 Chicagoland
Trinity International University Deerfield, Illinois 1897 2,730 Trojans 1994 Chicagoland

Former members

Institution Location Founded Nickname Joined Left Primary
University of Findlay Findlay, Ohio 1882 Oilers 1994 1998 Great Lakes
Geneva College Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania 1848 Golden Tornadoes 1994 2007 Presidents
Grand View University Des Moines, Iowa 1896 Vikings 2009 2015 Heart of America
Iowa Wesleyan College Mount Pleasant, Iowa 1842 Tigers 1996 2012 St. Louis
Lindenwood University St. Charles, Missouri 1827 Lions 1994 1996 Mid-America
Malone University Canton, Ohio 1892 Pioneers 1994 2011 Great Lakes
McKendree University Lebanon, Illinois 1828 Bearcats 1998 2011 Great Lakes Valley
Ohio Dominican University Columbus, Ohio 1911 Panthers 2004 2009 Great Lakes
Quincy University Quincy, Illinois 1860 Hawks 2003 2012 Great Lakes Valley
Tiffin University Tiffin, Ohio 1888 Dragons 1994 2002 Great Lakes
Trine University Angola, Indiana 1884 Thunder 1996 2003 Michigan
Urbana University Urbana, Ohio 1850 Blue Knights 1994 2008 Mountain East
Waldorf College Forest City, Iowa 1903 Warriors 2009 2014 North Star
Walsh University North Canton, Ohio 1960 Cavaliers 1996 2011 Great Lakes
Westminster College New Wilmington, Pennsylvania 1852 Titans 1994 1998 Presidents
William Penn University Oskaloosa, Iowa 1873 Statesmen 2002 2015 Heart of America

Membership timeline

    Mideast League            Midwest League     


The MSFA sponsors teams only in football. For other sports, MSFA-member schools are affiliated with a variety of other conferences; including the American Midwest Conference, the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference, the Crossroads League, and the Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference.


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