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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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UCSD Eyes Division 1 Upgrade

Mar 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Big West Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Division Upgrades

When the Big West lifted their moratorium on expansion in preparation of Hawaii’s move to the conference, D1 independent CSU-Bakersfield also applied to join the Big West…along with D2 UCSD. Well, it now appears that UCSD is preparing to officially make the move. The only hold-up will be that due to NCAA rules, UCSD will […]

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Summit League Visits Nebraska-Omaha

Mar 10th, 2011 | By | Category: NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Division Upgrades, Summit League Expansion & Realignment

The Summit League is back in expansion exploratory mode. Following the Summit League conference tournament, officials headed south for a visit to Nebraksa-Omaha. UNO is currently in Division 2, but has been considering an upgrade to Division 1, especially since athletic director Trev Alberts came aboard. UNO has made sense for some time for the […]

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Hawaii, CSU-Bakersfield & UC San Diego Apply to Big West

Dec 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Big West Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Division Upgrades

When the Big West lifted their moratorium on expansion last month, the flood gates were opened. Hawaii, who is seeking a conference home for it’s non-football sports should they get invited to the Mountain West for football-only, is hoping to make the Big West it’s new home. Such a move would benefit the schools sports […]

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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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Summit League Expansion: Tom Douple Radio on WDAY, UNO mention

Nov 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured News, NCAA Division Upgrades, Summit League Expansion & Realignment

Per Jeff Kolpack, it appears that the idea of Nebraska-Omaha joining the Summit League could be closer to reality. On his site, he gives a recap of the interview Summit League commissioner Tom Douple had on his radio station, WDAY. Douple says he has indeed had discussions with UNO athletic director Trev Alberts about the […]

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Southland Conference Expansion…Time to Consider Some Options

Sep 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Editorial, Featured News, NCAA Division Upgrades, Southland Expansion & Realignment

The Southland Conference, an FCS football conference, has known for sometime that their membership numbers might be shrinking. For a decade, Texas St. has been public about their desire to upgrade to FBS football. UTSA, a school without football much of this decade has plans to go from having no football program to being FBS […]

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Why Villanova Needs to Upgrade & Join Big East

Sep 16th, 2010 | By | Category: American Conference Expansion & Realignment, Big East Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Division Upgrades

If you haven’t heard the rumblings of late, the Big East has reached out to FCS football school, Villanova, about joining the conference as it’s 9th member. Villanova has no stadium capable of FBS level football. They could pay to lease out the new Philadelphia MLS stadium in the city that seats 18,500, and pay […]

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Penn St. Set to Start D1 Hockey – Big Ten Hockey Conference Coming

Sep 13th, 2010 | By | Category: College Hockey Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Division Upgrades, school news

It appears that Penn St. is set to upgrade it’s club hockey team to a full Division 1 program. It might not be the most groundbreaking news for college sports fans, but the implications are quite big. In sponsoring hockey, there will now be (6) Big Ten schools sponsoring hockey: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Michigan St., […]

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