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NJIT to Atlantic Sun

Jun 12th, 2015 | By | Category: Atlantic Sun Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment
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After years of waiting, NJIT has finally found a conference home as the school will join the Atlantic Sun for all sports for the 2015-2016 season. NJIT will replace Northern Kentucky, who is leaving to join the Horizon League. The move to the Atlantic Sun puts NJIT in a less than ideal geographic conference, as […]

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Northern Kentucky to the Horizon

May 11th, 2015 | By | Category: Atlantic Sun Expansion & Realignment, expansion, Featured News, Horizon League Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment
Northern Kentucky University

Just 4 years after upgrading to Division 1, Northern Kentucky is preparing to also upgrade it’s conference affiliation next year. Northern Kentucky is set to join the Horizon league for the 2015-2016 season after spending it’s transitional years in the Atlantic Sun. The school will become eligible for the postseason in the 2016-2017 season. The move […]

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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
University-of-Alabama-Birmingham

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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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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NKU to Atlantic Sun

Dec 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Atlantic Sun Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Division Upgrades, Summit League Expansion & Realignment

While the Summit League had looked like a likely destination for Northern Kentucky University, the school ultimately opted to join the Atlantic Sun. NKU will pay the Atlantic Sun $200,000 over the span of 5 years and will join in 2012, as the first year of their upgrade to Division 1 athletics.    

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Campbell to Leave A-Sun for Big South

May 13th, 2009 | By | Category: Atlantic Sun Expansion & Realignment, Big South Expansion & Realignment, Featured News

Campbell University athletics will rejoin the Big South Conference in two years, making the move in all but three sports.Three sources close to the athletic department confirmed the move Tuesday, the same day a press conference was announced touting “an exciting new direction for Campbell University Athletics.”The Camels will make public their plans to leave […]

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Atlantic Sun Football?

Jul 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Atlantic Sun Expansion & Realignment, Featured News

From the Rumor Mill: There is talk around the South that the Atlantic Sun Conference will be adding football. JacksonvilleLipscombMercerKennessaw StateEast Tennessee StateStetson All of them already have programs or are in the talks about bringing back or adding a football program.

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ETSU Students Vote Down Football

Apr 12th, 2007 | By | Category: Atlantic Sun Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, SoCon Expansion & Realignment

East Tennessee State University officials announced Wednesday evening that students have voted down a ballot referendum regarding an increase in student athletic fees that would have helped pay for a new football program. “This was an opportunity for our students to be heard,” said ETSU President Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr. “This vote did not […]

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Atlantic Sun Expands with USC-U

May 16th, 2006 | By | Category: Atlantic Sun Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Division Upgrades

The Atlantic Sun Conference expanded to 12 teams today with the addition of University of South Carolina Upstate. The University of South Carolina board of trustees unanimously approved the upgrade of the USC-U athletic programs from Division II to I-AAA in February. Read on for the Official Atlantic Sun Press Release

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FGCU to Join Atlantic Sun

May 10th, 2006 | By | Category: Atlantic Sun Expansion & Realignment, Featured News

The Atlantic Sun Conference has announced the addition of Florida Gulf Coast University as its newest member beginning in 2007-08. A-Sun Commissioner Bill Bibb made the announcement at a press conference held today on the FGCU campus. “The Atlantic Sun Conference is extremely pleased to announce the addition of the Florida Gulf Coast University,” said […]

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