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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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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
Atlantic%20Sun%20Conference Conference Realignment

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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NJIT Adds Men’s Lacrosse

Nov 13th, 2013 | By | Category: America East Expansion & Realignment, College Lacrosse Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, NEC Expansion & Realignment
new jersey tech Conference Realignment

NJIT has made some news of late as being the lone basketball program without a conference, participating this year as an independent. As a member of the Great West, the school suffered early after their transition from Division 2, setting the record for the longest losing streak at 52 losses. They then improved to 1-30. […]

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Hofstra Blocking of Stony Brook and Other CAA Notes

Aug 9th, 2013 | By | Category: CAA Expansion & Realignment, Editorial, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment
Hofstra University Conference Realignment

For the past week on the CollegeSportsInfo.com forums, we’ve been discussing the CAA and the proposed expansion plans they had which included schools such as VCU, Richmond, George Washington, Davidson, College of Charleston, Elon amongst others. The information was provided via a FOI request by Shadesof48.com, a William & Mary fan site. By requesting emails, the […]

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Elon to Join CAA

May 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: America East Expansion & Realignment, CAA Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, SoCon Expansion & Realignment
Elon University Conference Realignment

Elon will announce at 2pm Thursday that it will be leaving the Southern Conference and joining the CAA. The school would replace George Mason, who announced they will be leaving to join the Atlantic 10. The loss of Elon by the Southern Conference comes at a time when the conference is expected to add VMI […]

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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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Davidson to Join the Atlantic 10

May 8th, 2013 | By | Category: Atlantic 10 Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, SoCon Expansion & Realignment
Davidson College Conference Realignment

With Xavier and Butler departing for the Big East, Charlotte to Conference USA, and Temple to the AAC, the Atlantic 10 will add Davidson for the 2014-2015 season. The addition of Davidson, which will follow George Mason who joins a year earlier, will bring the Atlantic 10 to 14 members. The Atlantic 10 expansion process […]

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Oakland Expected to Join Horizon League

May 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured News, Horizon League Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, Summit League Expansion & Realignment
Oakland University Conference Realignment

Oakland will leave the Summit to join the Horizon League on July 1, 2013. The school will replace Loyola which left the Horizon to join the Missouri Valley Conference. Oakland has hoped to join the Horizon in the past, but faced opposition from Detroit-Mercy. The loss of Oakland is a difficult one for the Summit. […]

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Loyola to the Missouri Valley Conference

Apr 14th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured News, Horizon League Expansion & Realignment, Missouri Valley Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment
Loyola University Chicago Conference Realignment

Loyola will join the Missouri Valley Conference this July. The Chicago school was selected over other candidates to replace the departing Creighton, which will join the Big East. Illinois-Chicago has been falsely reported as being the first school selected as Creighton’s replacement, but ultimately Loyola was selected first. Schools such as Illinois-Chicago, Missouri-Kansas City and […]

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