Northwood University Officially Welcomed into Sooner Athletic Conference

Knights Athletic Conference

Longtime Sooner Athletic Conference commissioner John Hudson welcomed Northwood University to the SAC at convocation this Thursday.  Northwood begins play in the SAC this fall after competing for many years in the Red River Athletic Conference. 

Texas Wesleyan and Southwest Assemblies of God Universities joined Northwood in leaving the Red River for the SAC.  The move became official for all three schools earlier this summer.

“These three Metroplex schools are a perfect fit for the SAC,” Hudson said.  “They are high-quality institutions, have great athletics traditions, and give us a solid foothold in North Texas.”

Other SAC universities are Wayland Baptist, in Plainview, TX; John Brown in Siloam Springs, AR; and Oklahoma schools Mid-American Christian, Oklahoma Baptist, St. Gregory’s, Southwestern Christian, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, and Oklahoma City University.


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in seven states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.