Red River Athletic Conference

Red River Athletic Conference
Established 1998
Association NAIA
Division Division I
Members 13
Sports fielded 15 (men's: 7; women's: 8)
Region South Central United States
Region VI of the NAIA
Headquarters Waco, Texas
Commissioner Tony Stigliano

The Red River Athletic Conference is an affiliate of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The conference's 13 member institutions are located in Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.


The conference began competition in 1998 with 16 charter members.[1] The conference is now at 13 members with the addition of Texas A&M-Texarkana in 2016.[2]

Member schools

Current members

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Joined
Huston–Tillotson University Austin, Texas 1881 800 Rams 1998
University of Houston–Victoria Victoria, Texas 1973 4,407 Jaguars 2015
Jarvis Christian College Hawkins, Texas 1912 550 Bulldogs 1998
Langston University Langston, Oklahoma 1897 4,000 Lions 1998
Louisiana State University of Alexandria Alexandria, Louisiana 1961 3,277 Generals 2014
Louisiana State University in Shreveport Shreveport, Louisiana 1967 4,200 Pilots 2010
Our Lady of the Lake University San Antonio, Texas 1895 2,660 Saints 2008
Paul Quinn College Dallas, Texas 1872 700 Tigers 1998
University of St. Thomas Houston, Texas 1947 3,300 Celts 2011
University of the Southwest Hobbs, New Mexico 1962 550 Mustangs 1998
Texas College Tyler, Texas 1894 800 Steers 1998
Texas A&M University-Texarkana Texarkana, Texas 1971 1,865 Eagles 2016
Wiley College Marshall, Texas 1873 1,250 Wildcats 1998

Former members

Institution Location Founded Nickname Joined Left Current
Bacone College Muskogee, Oklahoma 1880 Warriors 1998 2015 Sooner
Houston Baptist University Houston, Texas 1960 Huskies 1998 2007 Southland
Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alva, Oklahoma 1897 Rangers 1998 2002 Great American
Northwood University Cedar Hill, Texas 1966 Knights 1998 2013 Dropped sports
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Chickasha, Oklahoma 1908 Drovers 1998 2000 Sooner
Southwestern Adventist University Keene, Texas 1893 Knights 1998 2002 Dropped sports
Southwestern Assemblies of God University Waxahachie, Texas 1927 Lions 1998 2013 Sooner
Texas A&M International University Laredo, Texas 1969 Dustdevils 1998 2006 Heartland
Texas Wesleyan University Fort Worth, Texas 1890 Rams 2001 2013 Sooner
University of Texas at Brownsville Brownsville, Texas 1991 Ocelots 1998 2015 Merged in 2015 with
University of Texas–Pan American
University of Texas of the Permian Basin Odessa, Texas 1973 Falcons 1998 2006 Lone Star


The Red River Athletic Conference sponsors championships in seven men's and eight women's sports.

Conference sports
Baseball Green tick
Basketball Green tick Green tick
Cross Country Green tick Green tick
Golf Green tick Green tick
Soccer Green tick Green tick
Softball Green tick
Tennis Green tick Green tick
Track & Field Outdoor Green tick Green tick
Volleyball Green tick


  1. "Looking Back at the Past 15 Years of RRAC Basketball - Blog". 2013-06-18. Retrieved 2015-07-20.
  2. "LSUA Joins the Red River Athletic Conference". Retrieved 2015-07-20.
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