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Stony Brook Football Upgrades – America East Football Coming?

Apr
10
2006
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Category: America East Expansion & Realignment, Big South Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Division Upgrades

In an article last year, we talked about the potential for a CAA-A10 football split. In order for this to happen, (2) programs needs to upgrade their football programs. One of them has: Stony Brook (announcement). The America East is only one school upgrade away from being able to sponsor football with the help of 2 CAA/A10 football members. Richmond remians a wild-card. The A10 member is located closer to the CAA schools, but as an A10 full member, they might be pushed to move along with UMass and URI is there were a potential shift int he coming years. A compromise by the (3) A10 school and (3) America East schools might be to bring back the Yankee Conference for the 6 schools. The group could operate like the I-AA Gateway Conference, sponsoring only I-AA football.

The Players:

Albany: would need to upgrade it’s program
Maine: current A10/CAA football member with all other sports in the America East
Stony Brook: recently upgraded
New Hampshire:
current A10/CAA football member with all other sports in the America East
Rhode Island: A10 all-sports member
Massachusetts: A10 all-sports member
Richmond: A10 all-sports member

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