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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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Report: Monmouth and Quinnipiac to Join MAAC

Dec 3rd, 2012 | By | Category: Featured News, MAC Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, NEC Expansion & Realignment

While still in the early stages if it were to happen (MAAC Commissioner Rich Ensor has stated that no invitations have been extended at this time), reports have both Monmouth and Quinnipiac joining the MAAC. No expansion vote would happen until December 14th when the MAAC presidents meet. More to come as the story develops…

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Temple to Big East for All-Sports

Mar 7th, 2012 | By | Category: American Conference Expansion & Realignment, Atlantic 10 Expansion & Realignment, Big East Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, MAC Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment
Temple University Conference Realignment

You can go home again. And in more desperate times for the Big East, Temple was able to get something they couldn’t in the past: all-sports membership. Temple had been part of the Big East discussions ever since the defections of Syracuse and Pitt. But when the Big East opted for UCF, Houston and SMU […]

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UMass to Join MAC for Football, Upgrade to FBS

Apr 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Atlantic 10 Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, MAC Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Division Upgrades

New England will have a third FBS level football school, joining Boston College and UConn in the highest level of college football. Per MAC sources and reported on the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the MAC and UMass will hold a joint press conference on Wednesday to make the official announcement. The move has been expected for […]

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Umass in Talks with MAC About FBS Upgrade

Nov 30th, 2010 | By | Category: MAC Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Division Upgrades

The change in the conference landscape could be making it’s way to New England. According to reports, UMass and the MAC have had initial discussions in which Umass would upgrade to FBS level football and join the MAC as it’s 14th school. Like the football arrangement the MAC has with Temple, the other UMass sports […]

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Temple & WKU to MAC Rumors

Mar 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: expansion, Featured News, MAC Expansion & Realignment

Some rumblings by The Spectrum (Buffalo). But I think they might be basing their reports on something Andy Katz wrote about in 2008, not recently. I think this is the case because in 2008 I wrote a similar blurb based on the same Andy Katz article. There was more talk about expanding the league to 14 […]

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Steinbrecher named new MAC commissioner

Mar 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured News, MAC Expansion & Realignment

“Dr. Jon A. Steinbrecher named new commissioner of Mid-American Conference – ESPN: “The Mid-American Conference announced Monday that Dr. Jon A. Steinbrecher will replace Rick Chryst as the league commissioner. Steinbrecher spent the past six years as commissioner of the Ohio Valley Conference. Prior to the OVC, he served as commissioner of the Mid-Continent Conference […]

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MAC commissioner Rick Chryst resigns after 10 seasons – ESPN

Jan 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured News, MAC Expansion & Realignment

MAC commissioner Rick Chryst resigns after 10 seasons – ESPN: “Mid-American Conference commissioner Rick Chryst has decided to resign after 10 seasons. Chryst will stay with the conference through the end of his current contract, which ends June 30. ‘I have been privileged to serve an outstanding group of institutions, administrators and student-athletes during a […]

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MAC Expansion Rumblings: Temple & WKU

May 30th, 2008 | By | Category: expansion, Featured News, MAC Expansion & Realignment

There is a real possibility of the MAC moving to 14 teams in the very near future. According to college basketball insider Andy Katz of ESPN, the MAC is in discussions to bring in Western Kentucky and Temple for all sports. Read More…

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