Mid-American Conference Information:
Headquarters: Cleveland, Ohio
Commissioner: Jon Steinbrecher
East Division: University of Akron, Bowling Green State University, University at Buffalo, Kent State University, Miami University, Ohio University, Temple University, University of Massachusetts
West Division: Ball State University, Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, Northern Illinois University, University of Toledo, Western Michigan University
Men’s Sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, indoor and outdoor track and field , soccer, swimming, tennis and wrestling
Women’s Sports: basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, indoor and outdoor track and field, gymnastics, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball
Bowl Games: GoDaddy.com Bowl, Little Caesars Pizza Bowl and Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
The Mid-American Conference (MAC) is composed of 12 full-member schools located primarily in the Great Lakes region of the United States. There are four affiliate member schools in the conference, one of which plays football: Temple University Owls. The MAC is sometimes referred to as the "Conference of Quarterbacks" due to the NFL accomplishments of former MAC players.
The Mid-American Conference was founded in 1946 with a total membership of five institutions. The conference became the largest Division I-A with the re-admittance of Marshall and Northern Illinois, and in 2001, the University of Central Florida became the first football-only member in conference history. In 2005, the University of Central Florida left the MAC for Conference USA.
Some notable football alumni from the Mid-American Conference include: Chuck Ealey, Jack Lambert, Mel Long, Don Nehlen, Doyt Perry, Ron Johnson, Phil Villapiano, Gary Hogeboom, and Bill Hess (coach).