The Southern Conference is a collegiate athletic conference affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I. Southern Conference football teams compete in the Football Championship Subdivision. Member institutions are located in the states of Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Established in 1921, the Southern Conference ranks as the fifth-oldest major college athletic conference in the United States, either the third- or fourth-oldest in continuous operation, depending on definitions. Among conferences in operation, the Big Ten and Missouri Valley are indisputably older; the Pac-12 Conference did not operate under its current charter until 1959, but claims the history of the Pacific Coast Conference, founded in 1915, as its own. The Southwest Conference was founded in 1914, but ceased operation in 1996; the Big Eight Conference claimed the same history as the Missouri Valley from 1907 to 1928 during its existence. The Ivy League was formally organized in 1954 with athletic competition starting in 1955, but claims the history of the Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball League, which competed from 1901 to 1955, as its own.
The SoCon was the first conference to use the three-point field goal in basketball in a November 29, 1980 game at Western Carolina against Middle Tennessee State University, where Ronnie Carr shot the historic shot from 22 feet away and the Catamounts won 77–70. The Southern Conference is considered one of the stronger football conferences in the Football Championship Subdivision and is considered a mid-major conference in basketball, it has garnered considerable national attention from its recent success in these sports: in particular, former member, three-time Division I NCAA Football champion Appalachian State Mountaineers, who stunned the fifth-ranked Michigan Wolverines 34–32 on September 1, 2007. More the six-time Division I NCAA Football champion Georgia Southern Eagles stunned Southeastern Conference power-house Florida Gators 26–20 in The Swamp on November 23, 2013—the first loss to a lower division opponent in the Florida program's history. In 2015, Furman defeated UCF 16–15 and The Citadel topped South Carolina 23–22 for their second win over the Gamecocks in the past three meetings.
The SoCon frequently sees multiple teams selected to participate in the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. Talks of a new conference for southern athletics had started as early as fall of 1920; the conference was formed on February 25, 1921 in Atlanta as fourteen member institutions split from the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Southern Conference charter members were Alabama, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Mississippi State, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Washington & Lee. In 1922, six more universities – Florida, LSU, South Carolina and Vanderbilt joined the conference; the first year of competition for the conference was in 1922, effective January 1. The new rules banned freshman play. Additions included Sewanee, Virginia Military Institute, Duke; the SoCon is notable for having spawned two other major conferences. In 1932, the 13 schools located south and west of the Appalachians all departed the SoCon to form the Southeastern Conference.
In 1953, seven additional schools withdrew from the SoCon to form the Atlantic Coast Conference. The SEC and ACC have gone on to surpass their parent conference in prestige; the SoCon became the first league to hold a post-season basketball tournament to decide a conference champion. Although first played in 1921, it did not become "official" until 1922, in its first few years included teams which were not conference members. Held at the Municipal Auditorium in Atlanta from February 24 – March 2, 1922, the first meeting was won by North Carolina who defeated non-member Mercer in the Finals 40–25; the SoCon Basketball Tournament continues as the nation's oldest conference tournament. The next-oldest tournament overall is the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament, founded in 1933, but that event was suspended after its 1952 edition and did not resume until 1979. With the demise of the Division II West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in 2013, whose tournament had been continuously held since 1936, the next-oldest conference tournament in continuous existence is now the ACC Men's Basketball Tournament, first held in 1954.
The all-sports membership changed to 10 schools in 2014 following the departure of Appalachian State, Davidson and Georgia Southern, plus the arrival of East Tennessee State, VMI. The current football membership stands at nine. UNC Greensboro does not sponsor football, while ETSU, which relaunched its dormant football program in 2015, rejoined SoCon football in 2016 after one season as
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