RMAC Will Celebrate 100th Birthday

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's 100th birthday is next month.

On March 6, 1909, leaders from Colorado College, the University of Colorado, and Colorado Agricultural College (now Colorado State) agreed to eligibility rules and scheduling procedures, forming the Colorado Faculty Athletic Conference.

The Colorado School of Mines joined in November 1909. It was followed by the University of Utah in March 1910 and Denver University in May 1910.

The league became known as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in 1967. It currently has 14 member institutions and sponsors 21 sports.

The RMAC says a centennial celebration is set for July 11 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs. More than 200 former student-athletes and coaches will be honored.

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