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Conference Options for UAB

Dec 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Atlantic 10 Expansion & Realignment, Atlantic Sun Expansion & Realignment, CAA Expansion & Realignment, College Sports School News, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, Ohio Valley Conference Expansion, SoCon Expansion & Realignment, Southland Expansion & Realignment

When UAB announced on 12/1/14 that they were dropping football, the immediate concern by many fans was what Conference USA would do with them. When the conference consolidated following the 2000’s conference shift in college sports, non-football members St. Louis and Charlotte were jettisoned to the Atlantic 10 after DePaul and Marquette joined the then-Big East, […]

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2014 College Football Coaching Changes

Dec 5th, 2014 | By | Category: College Football Coaching News, Editorial, Featured News
2014 college football coach changes

Updated on 1/29/15: As the 2014 season progresses, schools will be lining up to make coaching changes. Here is a look at the current 2014 – 2015 college football coach openings and hirings. The coaching changes here are for the 2014 season and will carry over as into next year for the 2015 college football coach […]

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Should FBS Schools Who Schedule FCS Opponents Be Playoff Eligible?

Sep 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: BCS, BCS News, BCS vs Playoffs, College Sports Business, FBS, FCS, NCAA Division Upgrades, NCAA News

There’s been plenty of change in the world of college football. After years of clamoring for post-season change, college football finally responded with a (4) team playoff. The setup hardly compares to the post-season tournament in college basketball, but it’s a step in the right direction as we will now see the top 4 schools […]

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Understanding the NCAA Lawsuits and the Recent O’Bannon Court Ruling

Aug 13th, 2014 | By | Category: BCS, College Sports Business, FBS, FCS, Featured News, NCAA News

When U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled against the NCAA last week in the ongoing O’Bannon case, it was inevitable that the NCAA would plan it’s appeal. That ruling was to ensure that the NCAA could no long bar athletes from earning money from the use of their names and images in video games and broadcasts. For NCAA […]

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NCAA Approves ‘Power Five” Autonomy as U.S. Court Sides with NCAA Athletes

Aug 12th, 2014 | By | Category: BCS, College Sports Business, FBS, FCS, Featured News, NCAA News

On Thursday, the NCAA did what it had to do to maintain unity: it surrendered much of it’s control to the conferences generating the most money. As conference television contracts have skyrocketed, it’s put the most pressure on the schools of the Big Ten, Pac-12, SEC, ACC and Big XII as the clamoring for more […]

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UMass to Leave MAC in 2015

Mar 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Atlantic 10 Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, MAC Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, school news
University of Massachusettes Amhearst Conference Realignment

UMass will leave the MAC conference following the 2015 season. The school joined the conference as a football-only member upon upgrading to FBS in 2011. Per the agreement with the MAC, if UMass were to reject an all-sports MAC invitation, that the conference could force the school to leave. Upon UMass rejecting that invitation and […]

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EKU Considers FBS Upgrade

Feb 1st, 2014 | By | Category: expansion, FBS, FCS, Featured News, MAC Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Division Upgrades, Ohio Valley Conference Expansion, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment
Eastern Kentucky University Conference Realignment

FBS could see another school added if Eastern Kentucky gets it’s way. EKU athletic director Mark Sandy recently gave a presentation to the Faculty Senate detailing why the school should upgrade to FBS and what would be needed to for it to happen. When a school seeks to upgrade from FCS to FBS, they are required […]

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2014 College Basketball Coach Changes

Jan 31st, 2014 | By | Category: College Basketball Coaching News, College Sports School News, Editorial

Updated on 9/02/14: Who’s out? Who’s in? It’s that time of the year again when college basketball assistants get their big shot at a head coaching position while other schools begin the poaching process. As positions are made available, potential candidates will be included on the list. “Hirings” will appear at the bottom of the […]

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Atlantic Sun and SoCon Form Lacrosse Partnership

Jan 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Atlantic Sun Expansion & Realignment, College Lacrosse Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, SoCon Expansion & Realignment
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The Southern Conference and the Atlantic Sun have partnered in a deal that will shift men’s lacrosse sponsorship from the A-Sun to the SoCon in 2015. A-Sun men’s lacrosse debuts this season with six participants (Furman, High Point, Jacksonville, Mercer, Richmond, VMI) competing for an automatic bid. Bellarmine University, an NCAA Division II school in […]

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Oral Roberts to Return to Summit League

Dec 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured News, Southland Expansion & Realignment, Summit League Expansion & Realignment
Oral Roberts University Conference Realignment

It’s been an interesting couple of days in the world of conference realignment. It appeared that business would be as usual, and that there were no sudden shifts on the horizon. And then, the Summit League announced that Oral Roberts was rejoining. The move, gives the Summit some much needed strength. The conference had been […]

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