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NCAA Approves ‘Power Five” Autonomy as U.S. Court Sides with NCAA Athletes

Aug 12th, 2014 | By | Category: BCS, College Sports Business, FBS, FCS, Featured News, NCAA News

On Thursday, the NCAA did what it had to do to maintain unity: it surrendered much of it’s control to the conferences generating the most money. As conference television contracts have skyrocketed, it’s put the most pressure on the schools of the Big Ten, Pac-12, SEC, ACC and Big XII as the clamoring for more […]

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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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Oral Roberts to Return to Summit League

Dec 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured News, Southland Expansion & Realignment, Summit League Expansion & Realignment
Oral Roberts University Conference Realignment

It’s been an interesting couple of days in the world of conference realignment. It appeared that business would be as usual, and that there were no sudden shifts on the horizon. And then, the Summit League announced that Oral Roberts was rejoining. The move, gives the Summit some much needed strength. The conference had been […]

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2013 College Football Coaching Changes

Dec 2nd, 2013 | By | Category: College Football Coaching News, College Sports School News, Editorial, Featured News, NCAA News, school news
2013 College Football Coach Changes

  Updated on 1/23/14:  As the 2013 season progresses, schools will be lining up to make coaching changes. Here is a look at the current college football coach openings and hirings. The coaching changes here are for the 2013season and will carry over as into next year for the 2014 college football coach changes.   […]

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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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What’s in a Name: ULL vs ULM Back in the News

Oct 28th, 2013 | By | Category: College Sports School News, Editorial, FBS, Featured News, NCAA News, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment
University of Louisana Lafayette Conference Realignment

There might not be much happening with conference realignment these days, but there is plenty happening in the college sports business and marketing world. Back in 2007, we discussed some of the marketing impacts of schools changing their names. The focus of this piece was about how in some states, schools could capitalize by improving […]

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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 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, a William & Mary fan site. By requesting emails, the […]

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Flashback: June 2001 Conference Realignment Possibilities

Aug 5th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured News

With things slow on the expansion front, I thought it might be fun to share some of the earlier realignment possibilities. Thanks to the Wayback Machine, here’s a few expansion possibilities from way back in June 2001. There were 3 scenarios. If you click on each, you’ll get a more thorough analysis. I’ve included a […]

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