Western States Football League
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Western States Football League

The Western States Football League (WSFL) is a defunct U.S. junior college football league for schools in the states of Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico and Utah that existed from 1985 to 2018. The league was part of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

History

Originally formed in 1985, the WSFL initially consisted of ten schools, six from the Arizona Community College Conference (ACCAC) and four from the Intermountain Collegiate Athletic Conference (ICAC). The founding members were:

Over the years a number of schools have entered and left the league. In 1988, Eastern Utah cancelled its football program and left the league. Its place was taken in 1993 by New Mexico Military Institute. Eastern Arizona left the WSFL in 1994, but rejoined the following year. New Mexico Military left the league in 1996, but rejoined in 2001. Pima Community College also joined the WSFL in 2001. In 2002, Ricks College cancelled all sports and left the WSFL, after changing its name to Brigham Young University-Idaho. Finally, in 2006, Dixie State left the league when the school moved to the NCAA Division II level.

New Mexico Military left the WSFL for the Southwest Junior College Football Conference following the 2015 season.

All of the schools in Arizona canceled football following the 2018 season, leaving only Snow College, which is now an NJCAA independent.

Former Members

Institution Location Founded Nickname Colors Joined Left
Arizona Western College Yuma, Arizona 1963 Matadors           1985 2018
Dixie State College of Utah St. George, Utah 1911 Trailblazers           1985 2006
Eastern Arizona College Thatcher, Arizona 1888 Gila Monsters           1985, 1995 1994, 2018
College of Eastern Utah Price, Utah 1937 Eagles           1985 1988
Glendale Community College Glendale, Arizona 1965 Gauchos           1985 2018
Mesa Community College Mesa, Arizona 1965 Thunderbirds           1985 2018
New Mexico Military Institute Roswell, New Mexico 1891 Broncos           1993, 2001 1996, 2015
Phoenix College Phoenix, Arizona 1920 Bears           1985 2018
Pima Community College Tucson, Arizona 1969 Aztecs           2001 2018
Ricks College Rexburg, Idaho 1888 Vikings           1985 2002
Scottsdale Community College Scottsdale, Arizona 1969 Fighting Artichokes           1985 2018
Snow College Ephraim, Utah 1888 Badgers           1985 2018

Championships

  • Snow College won the NJCAA National Football Championship in 1985.
  • Glendale Community College won the NJCAA National Football Championship in 1988, 2000 and 2005.

See also

External links

  • WSFL official website - Outdated
  • WSFL Info website
  • Jim Richards (2007-09-13). "3 Valley juco teams recognized in poll". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved .



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