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Big South Expansion & Realignment

VMI and ETSU to Rejoin Southern Conference with Mercer to Follow

May 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Big South Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, SoCon Expansion & Realignment
Virginia Millitary Institute Conference Realignment

VMI will leave the Big South to join rejoin the Southern Conference, it’s previous home from 1924-2002. VMI basketball coach Duggar Baucom reportedly told a Roanoke Valley Sports Club group that the school was set to make the move. VMI will also be joined by Atlantic Sun members East Tennessee St. and Mercer, two schools who […]

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Longwood to Join Big South

Jan 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Big South Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment

After upgrading to Division 1 during the 2003-2004 season, and passed over for year, Longwood has finally found a Division 1 home. Longwood will announce today that they have joined the Big South. The conference has always made the most sense for Longwood, with nearby VMI, Radford and Liberty as members. Not sponsoring football was […]

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Liberty Considers FBS Upgrade

Dec 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Big South Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Division Upgrades
Liberty University Conference Realignment

When the news broke of Turner Gill accepting the head coaching job at Liberty, an FCS school, some scratched their heads. The migration of coaches from an FCS head job to an FBS head coaching gig is much more difficult than simply taking a coordinator position at an existing FBS school. But when Liberty announced […]

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Big South Expansion Options: Kennesaw St. Adds Football, Longwood Knocking on the Door

Sep 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Big South Expansion & Realignment, Featured News

While Longwood University might be interested in joining the Big South, the Big South might set it’s eyes on another school. Photo by BRANT SANDERLIN, BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM  Kennesaw St. has announced plans to add FCS football, starting in 2014. The addition of football will surely put the school on the Big South’s radar. The move to add […]

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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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Big South Expansion News

Mar 19th, 2007 | By | Category: Big South Expansion & Realignment, expansion, Featured News

Update:Not news here if you read the earlier post, but the Big South made it official: Stony Brook is in. The Big south plans to petition the NCAA for an automatic bid by 2010. The Big South will now have a conference total of 7 teams with the addition of Presbyterian College. Original:There is a […]

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Gardner-Webb Joins Big South As Full Member

May 26th, 2006 | By | Category: Big South Expansion & Realignment, Featured News

Gardner-Webb University’s Board of Trustees approved the institution’s move to full membership in the Big South Conference during Thursday’s trustee meeting. Gardner-Webb will remain with the Atlantic Sun Conference – its current league – during a two-year transition period. Gardner-Webb’s final year of competition in the A-Sun would be 2007-2008, with full membership in the […]

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Stony Brook Football Upgrades – America East Football Coming?

Apr 10th, 2006 | By | 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 […]

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Campbell University Adds Football – Will Join Pioneer League

Apr 9th, 2006 | By | Category: Atlantic 10 Expansion & Realignment, Big South Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, Pioneer Football League Expansion & Realignment

I-AA football welcomes it’s newest member, Campbell University. The team will begin play in 2008 and will join the Pioneer League. Here is the official news release…

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Presbyterian College Upgrades to Division I

Mar 31st, 2006 | By | Category: Big South Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Division Upgrades

In an effort to gain greater exposure for its school while competing at a higher level of athletics, Presbyterian College will join the Big South Conference for the 2007-08 school year. Big South members compete at the NCAA Division I-AA level in football and at the Division I-A level in all other sports. The Presbyterian […]

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