In a move that has been expected since December 3, the MAAC will make it official on Friday in adding Quinnipiac and Monmouth. Wagner was expected to join but supposedly backed off due to fear of the financial commitments. The schools will replace the departed Loyola (joining the Patriot League) and further expand the conference [...]
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…
Buoyed by having the best athletics program in the Division II Northeast-10 Conference three of the last four years — and missing the Presidents’ Cup by only a point the fourth year — Bryant University has formally begun exploring a move to Division I, the highest in intercollegiate athletics.The NCAA yesterday accepted Bryant’s application to [...]
It makes sense with only a few teams left in the MAAC. Well, the rumors have started although there has been no official announcement.
Duquesne University is expected to announce tomorrow that its football team will move into the NCAA Division I-AA Northeast Conference, most likely beginning in 2008, and will offer athletic scholarships for the first time. There also are plans to renovate Rooney Field to include a new office complex to house coaches for the football and [...]
A Look Back at Conference Realignment 2003 -1/21/04 In the fall of 1999, this site, a unique meeting place for those interested in the topic of NCAA conference realignment was formed for fans from across the country to discuss the potential scenarios of conference realignment. Without any bells and whistles, without even a website domain [...]
The Conference Realignment & Expansion Chronicles -5/12/03 -by Matthew Peloquin Over the past few weeks every major publication has included their predictions as to how the recent conference expansion rumors will play out. For the past 3 years, we’ve all participated on the Conference Realignment and Expansion Forum, making it the most popular and regularly [...]