Austin College football begins competition this fall as an affiliate member of the Southern Athletic Association, reconnecting with other NCAA Division III liberal arts schools. Other Austin College teams remain members of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
“I’m very grateful our administration worked to make this possible,” Kangaroo head football coach Loren Dawson ’91 said when the decision was made in 2015.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the SAA began play in 2012-2013 with several former SCAC schools on its roster. Current SAA member institutions are Berry College in Georgia, Birmingham-Southern University in Alabama, Centre College of Kentucky, Hendrix College of Arkansas, Rhodes College of Tennessee, Millsaps College of Mississippi, and Sewanee—University of the South in Tennessee. Trinity University also joins the SAA as an affiliate member in football this fall. Oglethorpe University is a non-football-playing SAA member.
See the ’Roos in the first home football game of the season September 9 at 1 p.m. Conference play begins September 16 in Apple Stadium at noon versus Sewanee. The Larry Kramer Outback, located at the south end of the field, opens for tailgating two hours prior to kickoff.
|Austin College is a member of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Football joins the SAA.
See all schedules and results at acroos.com.