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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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UMass Lowell to Join America East

Feb 13th, 2013 | By | Category: America East Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Division Upgrades
Umass-Lowell

Reports claim that UMass Lowell intends to upgrade to Division 1 from Division 2 and join the America East. The move would give the America East (9) members for the 2013-2014 season, and help after the loss of Boston University. The America East has had it’s eyes on Northeast Conference members for expansion, but at […]

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Southland to Add UNO along with UIW and ACU

Aug 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Division Upgrades, Southland Expansion & Realignment

  As has been expected over the past few weeks, the Southland Conference is set to expand by adding University of the Incarnate Word, Abilene Christian University and University of New Orleans. UIW and ACU will join for FCS football as well, upgrading from Division 2, with UNO set to join for non-football sports on […]

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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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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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Appalachian St. Committee Recommends FBS Upgrade

Aug 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Division Upgrades, SoCon Expansion & Realignment, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment

A report out of Winston-Salem is citing sources who claim that the Appalachian St. committee voted on Monday to recommend to ASU Chancellor Ken Peacock, that the school upgrade to FBS football. Appalachian St. has been the subject of many FBS upgrade rumors over the past decade due to it’s success at the FCS level […]

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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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Jacksonville St. Approves FBS Upgrade Exploration

Apr 19th, 2011 | By | Category: NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Division Upgrades, Ohio Valley Conference Expansion

The Jacksonville State University Board of Trustees passed a resolution during Monday’s quarterly meeting that allows the University to explore the possibility of moving the Gamecock football team to the Football Bowl Subdivision, provided there is an opportunity in the future. The official statement is available on their website. Jacksonville St. is part one of […]

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Northern Kentucky University Plans Division 1 Upgrade

Apr 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Division Upgrades, Summit League Expansion & Realignment

With the moratorium on Division 1 upgrades coming to an end soon, NKU is planning to follow in the footsteps of Nebraska-Omaha and rise to Division 1. Always thought to be a strong upgrade candidate, NKU was made strides in recent years with the building of the Bank of Kentucky Center, a 10,000 seat arena. […]

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Nebraska-Omaha to Join Summit, Drop Football

Mar 13th, 2011 | By | Category: NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Division Upgrades, Summit League Expansion & Realignment

Discussions between the Summit League and UNO have been going on for some time. The Omaha based school made plenty of sense for the Summit, with nearby UMKC as well as three of the 4 Dakota schools. So the announcement of UNO joining the Summit isn’t a surprise. It’s the steps they are taking to […]

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