1912 – Representatives from Elon, the University of North Carolina, Trinity University (Duke), Wake Forest, North Carolina A&M (North Carolina State University) and Guilford College meet in Raleigh to form a basketball league.
1930 – Elon becomes a charter member of the North State Conference.
1961 – The North State Conference changes its name to the Carolinas Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Carolinas Conference).
1975 – Elon’s football team moves into the newly formed South Atlantic Conference (SAC-8).
1989 – Elon leaves the North State Conference to join the South Atlantic Conference, which has become an all-sports league.
1993 – The South Atlantic Conference moves from NAIA competition to the NCAA Division II level.
1997 – Elon begins the transition to NCAA Division I play and membership in the Big South Conference.
1999 – Elon becomes an official NCAA Division I member of the Big South Conference.
2003 – Elon becomes an official member of the Southern Conference.
2014 – Elon will join the Colonial Athletic Association.