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Teams: Central Arkansas, Sam Houston State, McNeese State, Nicholls Colonels, Southeastern Louisiana, Northwestern State, Stephen F. Austin, Abilene Christian, UIW, Lamar, Houston Baptist
League: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS)
Most Conference Title Championships: McNeese State University
FCS National Titles: 0
All-Time Greats: John Franklin, Harlan Miller, Jonathan Woodward, Lacland Edwards, Brendan Langley, Leonard Smith, Buford Jordan, Kavika Pittman, Jeremiah Trotter, Mikhael Ricks
Rivals: Sunbelt Conference
Southland Football TicketsThe Southland Conference (SLC) was founded in 1964 and consists of 10 football teams primarily spread throughout the South. Many of the original members are now with other conferences. However, the SLC has experienced some invaluable additions over the years. McNeese State has won the most conference titles with seven wins. Other big winners in conference titles include former SLC members Lamar Tech and Louisiana Tech as well as the current teams, Central Arkansas and Sam Houston State. Both McNeese State and Sam Houston have played in the FCS championship game twice; however, neither team has yet to yield a victory. Stephen F. Austin also made an appearance in 1989, also without a win. The SLC championship will continue to be played at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, through 2025. Buy your Southland football tickets at StubHub.
Who has won the most Southland Football Championships?McNeese State has won the most Southland Football Championships with seven wins. However, Sam Houston State has won five conference titles since 2001, whereas six out of the seven titles for McNeese State occurred before 2003, indicating that the conference rivalry between the two universities could be heating up.
Have any Southland Football teams participated in an FSB bowl game?During the founding days of the Independence Bowl, one of the awarded spots for the bowl game went to the Southland Conference champion. The current FCS structure does not have a bowl game system, but rather it has a league-wide tournament that leads to the FCS national championship. The FCS conferences involved in the tournament include Big Sky, Big South, Colonial Athletic Association, Independent (FCS), Ivy League, Mid-Eastern Athletic, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot League, Pioneer League, Southern, Southland and Southwestern Atlantic. Southland players are always eligible for the East-West Shriners Game and the NFLPA Bowl Game.
Do any Southland alumni play for the NFL?Southland football alumni have been well represented in Super Bowls and Pro Bowls throughout the course of the NFL. Some greats are still playing today, such as John Franklin.
Who are the rivals of the Southland Conference?The Sunbelt Conference is often considered one of Southland’s biggest rivals given that several former members of the SLC now play in the Sunbelt. However, due to the fact that they do not play in the same leagues any longer, nonconference games between the two conferences do not occur as frequently as some might like. The best intra-conference rivals are often considered to be those between McNeese State and Northwestern State and between Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin.
How can I buy Southland Conference tickets?Regardless of if you are a student, staff, alumni or general citizen, you can get Southland Conference tickets at StubHub, the world’s leading online ticket marketplace. StubHub is your source for both Southland VIP tickets and special packages and general admission tickets, particularly during the FCS tournament.
Is tailgating allowed at Southland football games?Tailgating is a big part of the football experience for many Southland football teams. Be sure to check the rules and regulations of each team before you participate, but generally teams have grilling, games, trivia and more for fans to partake in during tailgating pregame events.
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