About the Southland Conference: Founded in 1963, the Southland Conference sponsors 17 Division I sports, including FCS football, and serves approximately 4,200 student-athletes at its 13 member institutions in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. The membership of the Southland encompasses nearly 140,000 current students and an alumni base of over 800,000. The collective group of athletic programs se...rves a local population base of nearly 14 million people, and the league boasts six television markets in the Top 100 of the U.S., including Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, New Orleans and Little Rock. The Southland Conference office is located in Frisco, Texas, one of America’s fastest-growing cities and also home to sports organizations affiliated with the National Football League, Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League and Major League Soccer. The Southland annually serves as the host conference for the NCAA Division I Football Championship Game.