Conference USA

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Conference USA was formed in 1995. The conference unveiled its name, logo and commissioner on April 24, 1995 in Chicago. The league's charter members included Charlotte, Cincinnati, DePaul, Houston, Louisville, Marquette, Memphis, Saint Louis, Southern Miss, Tulane, UAB and USF. Eleven of the institutions began athletic participation in 1995, while Houston joined competition in the fall of 1996.

C-USA added East Carolina (September, 1996) and the United States Military Academy (March, 1997) as football members. ECU began league competition in 1997; Army in 1998 and UAB began football play in 1999. The league added TCU and ECU (1999) for all sports and they began competition in 2001.

2017 Conference Members and First Year of Baseball[edit]

The Conference includes University of North Texas and UTEP but they no longer support baseball.

Former Members[edit]


Year Season Champion Tournament Champion
1996 USF Bulls Tulane Green Wave
1997 Tulane Green Wave Houston Cougars
1998 Tulane Green Wave Tulane Green Wave
1999 Houston Cougars Tulane Green Wave
2000 Houston Cougars Houston Cougars
2001 Tulane Green Wave Tulane Green Wave
2002 Houston Cougars ECU Pirates
2003 Southern Miss. Golden Eagles Southern Miss. Golden Eagles
2004 ECU Pirates TCU Horned Frogs
2005 Tulane Green Wave Tulane & TCU Co-Champions
2006 Rice Owls Rice Owls
2007 Rice Owls Rice Owls
2008 Rice Owls Houston Cougars
2009 ECU Pirates Rice Owls
2010 Rice Owls Southern Miss. Golden Eagles
2011 Southern Miss. Golden Eagles Rice Owls
2012 Rice Owls UAB Blazers
2013 Rice & Southern Miss Rice Owls
2014 Rice Owls Rice Owls
2015 Rice Owls FIU Panthers
2016 FAU Owls Southern Miss. Golden Eagles

Source: Confernce-USA