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Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

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The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (or GLIAC) is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAAís Division II. The GLIAC was founded in June 1972. Member institutions are located in the midwestern United States in the States of Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Charter members included Grand Valley State, Lake Superior State, Northwood, and Saginaw Valley State.

Former members (and years of membership) include Oakland (1972-1997) and Westminster (1997-2000).

Sponsorship of football was dropped by the GLIAC after the 1989 season. Conference schools sponsoring football joined with football-playing members of the Heartland Conference to form the Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference (MIFC), which began play in 1990. The MIFC merged with the GLIAC in July 1999 and the GLIAC resumed sponsorship of football that fall.

Current members (and year joined)

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The GLIAC sponsors intercollegiate athletic competition in menís baseball, menís and womenís basketball, menís and womenís cross country, menís football, menís and womenís golf, menís and womenís swimming, menís and womenís soccer, womenís softball, menís and womenís tennis, menís and womenís indoor and outdoor track and field, and womenís volleyball.

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