August 25, 2012
Abilene Christian returns to
Christian University, a charter member of the Southland
Conference, will return to the league for the 2013-14 academic
ACU was one of five schools that formed the
Southland Conference in the spring of 1963. Abilene Christian
departed 10 years later to move to the Lone Star Conference.
The Wildcats will compete in 16 of the 17
conference championships, including baseball. ACU plays its home
games in the 4,000-seat Crutcher Scott Field.
ACU joins New Orleans and Incarnate Word as new
Southland members next year. Abilene Christian and Incarnate
Word will both transition from Division II to Division I.
The school was founded in 1906 as Childers
Classical Institute and became Abilene Christian College in
1912. Enrollment is approximately 4,600.
Click here to see 2014 conference memberships.