ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Everything You Need to Know

ASUN Conference: Everything You Need to Know About the ASUN

This conference was originally established as the Trans America Athletic Conference (TAAC) in 1978. It was renamed as the Atlantic Sun Conference in 2001, and then re-branded as the ASUN Conference in 2016. The ASUN Conference is a college athletic conference that participates in the NCAA Division 1. There are currently 14 schools that offer men’s basketball programs in the ASUN Conference.

The conference portrays its identity of the ASUN Conference to reflect their position as a ‘premier NCAA Division 1 conference’. They are contemporary but also designed to withstand the test of time. The identity of the ASUN Conference embraces the future.


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NOTE: The rising sun within the “A” represents hope and optimism for tomorrow. It also represents the brilliance of their student athletes who are at the heart of everything the conferences does. As sure as the sun will rise, the ASUN aspire to be leading the way.

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ASUN Member Schools

Here is a list of the 14 current member schools that play in the ASUN Conference (8 are Public & 6 are Private):

  • Austin Peay State University (Public) – Clarksville, Tennessee – Governors
  • Bellarmine University Louisville (Private) – Kentucky Private – Knights
  • University of Central Arkansas (Public) – Conway, Arkansas – Bears
  • Jacksonville University (Private) – Jacksonville Florida – Dolphins
  • Eastern Kentucky University (Public) – Richmond, Kentucky – Colonels
  • Florida Gulf Coast University (Public) – Fort Myers – Eagles
  • Jacksonville State University (Public) – Jacksonville, Alabama – Gamecocks
  • Kennesaw State University (Public) – Kennesaw, Georgia – Owls
  • Liberty University (Private) – Lynchburg, Virginia – Flames
  • Lipscomb University (Private) – Nashville, Tennessee – Bisons
  • University of North Alabama (Public) – Florence, Alabama – Lions
  • University of North Florida (Public) – Jacksonville, Florida – Ospreys
  • Queens University of Charlotte (Private) – Charlotte, North Carolina – Royals
  • Stetson University(Private) – DeLand, Florida – Hatters

About the ASUN Conference

The ASUN puts their student athletes and lead by example in embracing a student-first culture. Their success resides in the impact we make in competition, in the classroom and in the community. Making a difference counts. We are united as a community of students, athletes, coaches, faculty, administrators, staff and fans. We have a history of firsts and remain committed to elevating our student-athletes and bettering our future. Below are some interesting and notable facts:

71% of ASUN student-athletes earning membership on this past year’s ASUN Honor Roll for posting a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (2018-19 marked the second-highest percentage in league history)

The ASUN SAAC formulated a Social Media Campaign to raise awareness for Mental Health among student-athletes across the NCAA with student athletes from the conference sharing their stories and struggles to help break the stigma of mental health

The league completed its first Career in Sports Program in 2016-17 providing student athletes the opportunity to learn from industry leaders in the field of intercollegiate athletics. Student-Athletes completed four seminars and 30 hours of volunteer experience in their area of interest. Nine individuals have completed the program since the start of the program two years ago.

The ASUN Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) increased the student-athlete representation on the league’s standing committees for 2017-18 with the approved policy change ensuring the student athlete’s voice is utilized throughout the full process.

A total of 13 teams from ASUN Conference member and affiliate institutions were recognized with Academic Progress Rate Public Recognition Awards.

For the second-straight year, ASUN SAAC partnered with Project Life Movement. The non-profit organization, is focused on creating a national movement to increase the potential pool of bone marrow and tissue donors by testing and registering college students with a simple cheek swab.

The 2018-19 academic year saw a record number of broadcasts with 557, an increase of 25 percent from last year. The ASUN continued its expansion of the ESPN partnership with the entirety of the league’s broadcasts shifting to the Worldwide Leader’s new platform, ESPN+.

ASUN SAAC revamped its annual Canned Food Drive this year by engaging more with its local community and in turn raised 11,849 items that were donated to organizations close to campus. The food total nearly quadrupled the previous year’s total.

ASUN Men’s Basketball teams played in front of 176,099 fans during the 2018-19 season. For the seventh-straight season, the ASUN Men’s Basketball Championship Final was played in front of a sell-out crowd.

For the second-straight year, the league publicized its ASUN Beam Video Series, which takes an in-depth look at two student-athletes from each institution. The emphasis of this year’s video campaign was one of the league’s four Beams, “Students First.” The videos highlighted their academic accomplishments as well as training and internships they have completed while on campus.

The 2018-19 season will go down as the best in ASUN Conference history in terms of postseason success as league teams totaled 19 wins in national postseason tournaments. Of the 19 team wins, nine came in NCAA Tournaments across eight different sports, while Lipscomb became the first-ever ASUN team to reach the NIT Finals.

The 2019 ASUN Men’s Basketball Championship Final – won by Liberty against Lipscomb – earned a highly-desired slot with the tournament finale on ESPN for the third-straight year. The contest played in front of a sold-out crowd – the seventh-straight ASUN Final to reach attendance capacity, drew 457,952 viewers who tuned in for the Championship Final, an increase from the previous year.

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The ASUN boasts a membership of schools that share visionary leadership, bold ambition and creative innovation. They are described as a nimble adaptive conference who are unafraid to blaze a national pathway for better service to our student-athletes, teams, and schools. The ASUN has a proud history of firsts, national academic and athletic achievements and a conference culture that walks the walk with its four ASUN Beams. Students First! Rise. Connect. Impact.

ASUN Media

The ASUN Conference has various media outlets for fans and student athletes to follow and stay up to date on whats happening. Below you can see which media outlets provide you access to men’s basketball media information:

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