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.
Atlantic Sun Expansion & Realignment
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
A Look Back at Conference Realignment 2003 -1/21/04 In the fall of 1999, this site, a unique meeting place for those interested in the topic of NCAA conference realignment was formed for fans from across the country to discuss the potential scenarios of conference realignment. Without any bells and whistles, without even a website domain [...]
The Conference Realignment & Expansion Chronicles -5/12/03 -by Matthew Peloquin Over the past few weeks every major publication has included their predictions as to how the recent conference expansion rumors will play out. For the past 3 years, we’ve all participated on the Conference Realignment and Expansion Forum, making it the most popular and regularly [...]