Conference USA Information:
Headquarters: Irving, Texas
Commissioner: Britton Banowsky
West Division: University of Houston, Rice University, Southern Methodist University, University of Texas at El Paso, Tulane University, University of Tulsa
East Division: University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Central Florida, East Carolina University, Marshall University, University of Memphis, University of Southern Mississippi
Men’s Sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field, swimming & diving and tennis
Women’s Sports: basketball, cross country, golf, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis and volleyball
Titles: 2 NIT championships (basketball), 43 NCAA titles
Bowl Games: Heart of Dallas Bowl, New Orleans Bowl, Liberty Bowl, Hawaii Bowl, Armed Forces Bowl, Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl
Conference USA was formed in 1995 as a result of the merger of the Metro Conference and the Great Midwest Conference, both Division I conferences that did not sponsor football. During the 2005-2006 academic year, a radical shift in the institutional lineup of the conference brought together 12 schools, each of which sponsored football.
Since 1994, schools from Conference USA have made 41 Bowl appearances, and 25 NCAA appearances in men’s basketball. The conference touts a hefty athletics record, with 22 national championships in track and field and cross country. The conference has also brought home 17 NCAA men’s golf titles and 2 NCAA women’s golf titles.