Mid-American Conference

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The 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.wikipedia
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The 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.

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The 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.

Ohio University

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The five charter members of the 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.
Ohio's athletic teams are called the Bobcats and compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I level as charter members of the Mid-American Conference.

Western Michigan University

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Miami University and Western Michigan University took the place of those charter members for the 1948 season.
They compete in the Mid-American Conference for most sports.

Eastern Michigan University

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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.
The school belongs to the Mid-American Conference and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Bowling Green State University

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The MAC added the University of Toledo (1950), Kent State University (1951), and Bowling Green State University (1952).
Fielding athletic teams known as Bowling Green Falcons, the university competes at the NCAA Division I level (FBS for football) as a member of the Mid-American Conference in all sports except ice hockey, in which the university is a member of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

Central Michigan University

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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.
CMU competes in the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference in six men's and ten women's sports.

Buffalo Bulls

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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 in 1998.
The Bulls compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I level as a member of Mid-American Conference (MAC) East Division.

Miami University

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Miami University and Western Michigan University took the place of those charter members for the 1948 season.
They compete in the Mid-American Conference in all varsity sports except ice hockey, which competes in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.

Temple Owls football

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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.
Temple played the 2005 and 2006 seasons as an independent before playing in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) from 2007 to 2011.

Ball State University

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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.
The university is a member of the Mid-American Conference and the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association.

Conference USA

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Marshall and Central Florida left after the 2004–05 academic year, both joining Conference USA in all sports.
With the loss of these teams, C-USA lured six teams from other conferences: UCF and Marshall from the MAC, as well as Rice, SMU, Tulsa, and later UTEP from the WAC.

University of Toledo

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The MAC added the University of Toledo (1950), Kent State University (1951), and Bowling Green State University (1952).
Its athletic teams, called the Rockets, are members of the Mid-American Conference.

West Virginia Mountaineers

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In 2012, the West Virginia Mountaineers joined the Florida Atlantic Owls and Hartwick College Hawks as men's soccer affiliates.
At that time, the Mountaineers joined the Mid-American Conference as an affiliate member for men's soccer.

UMass Minutemen football

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The 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.
In March 2014, the Mid-American Conference and UMass announced an agreement for the Minutemen to leave the conference after the 2015 season due to UMass declining an offer to become a full member of the conference.

Northern Illinois University

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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.
The university's athletic teams are known as the Huskies and compete in the Mid-American Conference (MAC).

Northern Iowa Panthers

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Missouri, Northern Iowa, and Old Dominion are wrestling affiliates.
They participate in the Missouri Valley Conference for all sports except football and wrestling, in which they are a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference (formerly the Gateway Football Conference) and the Mid-American Conference.

Bowling Green Falcons

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The Falcons compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I level as a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) East Division, while the men's ice hockey team competes in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA).

Ohio Bobcats

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Ohio University is a charter member (1946) of the Mid-American Conference (MAC), is currently in the East Division of that conference, and sponsors teams in six men's and ten women's NCAA sanctioned sports.

Northern Illinois Huskies

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The Huskies are a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and the Mid-American Conference (MAC).

Akron Zips

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The Zips compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I level as a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) East division.

Eastern Michigan Eagles

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The Eagles compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I level as members of the Mid-American Conference (MAC).

Atlantic Sun Conference

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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.

Western Michigan Broncos

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They compete in the Mid-American Conference in men's baseball, basketball, football, soccer and tennis; and women's basketball, cross-country, golf, gymnastics, soccer, softball, track and field, and volleyball.

Ball State Cardinals

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The Cardinals are part of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference.