Gulf States Conference
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Gulf States Conference
Gulf States Conference
Members11 total
RegionGulf South

The Gulf States Conference (GSC) was an intercollegiate athletic football conference that existed from 1948 to 1971. The league had members in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi.[1] Many of the league's members from Louisiana joined after the Louisiana Intercollegiate Conference disbanded after the 1947 season.


Final members

Institution Nickname Joined Departed Current Conference
Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs 1948 1971 C-USA
(NCAA Division I)
McNeese State University Cowboys 1952 1971 Southland
(NCAA Division I)
Nicholls State University Colonels 1965 1971 Southland
(NCAA Division I)
Northeast Louisiana University
(currently the University of Louisiana at Monroe)
Indians 1953 1971 Sun Belt
(NCAA Division I)
Northwestern State University Demons 1948 1971 Southland
(NCAA Division I)
Southeastern Louisiana University Lions 1948 1971 Southland
(NCAA Division I)
University of Southwestern Louisiana
(currently the University of Louisiana at Lafayette)
Bulldogs 1948 1971 Sun Belt
(NCAA Division I)


Other members


Football champions


See also


  1. ^ a b "Gulf States Conference". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Gulf States Conference. Records, 1948-1971, n.d." Retrieved 2019.

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