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Dec 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Atlantic 10 Expansion & Realignment, Atlantic Sun Expansion & Realignment, CAA Expansion & Realignment, College Sports School News, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, Ohio Valley Conference Expansion, SoCon Expansion & Realignment, Southland Expansion & Realignment
University-of-Alabama-Birmingham

When UAB announced on 12/1/14 that they were dropping football, the immediate concern by many fans was what Conference USA would do with them. When the conference consolidated following the 2000’s conference shift in college sports, non-football members St. Louis and Charlotte were jettisoned to the Atlantic 10 after DePaul and Marquette joined the then-Big East, […]

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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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Belmont to Join OVC

May 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, Ohio Valley Conference Expansion

The OVC had been considering schools such as North Alabama. And when Northern Kentucky announced it was considering an upgrade to Division 1, the OVC was considered one of their goal destinations. But the Ohio Valley Conference has put those schools aside for the time being with the addition of Belmont as it’s 12th member. […]

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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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Ohio Valley Conference Considering North Alabama

Feb 8th, 2011 | By | Category: NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, Ohio Valley Conference Expansion

It’s certainly been no secret that the OVC has given some thought to adding UNA as a member. But the behind the scenes discussions have finally seemed to come out into the light. The OVC has officially requested information from North Alabama in regards to UNA upgrading from Division II and joining the Division I […]

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Belmont & Lipscomb to OVC Rumors

Feb 13th, 2009 | By | Category: expansion, Featured News, Ohio Valley Conference Expansion

“I keep hearing the OVC is pursuing Belmont and Lipscomb to join. There was a time the two former NAIA schools preferred the OVC but were not welcomed because they don’t play football. While joining the OVC would cut down travel costs, Atlantic Sun teams get media exposure in North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia […]

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OVC to add SIU Edwardsville

Jun 9th, 2008 | By | Category: expansion, Featured News, Ohio Valley Conference Expansion

The Ohio Valley Conference may be on the brink of expansion. The conference is poised to add Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as a new member, sources told the Southeast Missourian on Friday. An announcement could come as soon as this week. OVC commissioner Dr. Jon Steinbrecher would not confirm the report, though he did say […]

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OVC and SoCon Swap Expansion Options

Sep 12th, 2006 | By | Category: expansion, Featured News, Ohio Valley Conference Expansion, SoCon Expansion & Realignment

The courtship of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has ended. UTC is staying put in the Southern Conference after rejecting the advances of Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher. How did this ill-fated romance begin? “I called the chancellor and inquired if they would be open to looking at alternatives,” Steinbrecher said. “Chattanooga has […]

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UTC to Remain in SoCon

Sep 6th, 2006 | By | Category: Featured News, Ohio Valley Conference Expansion, SoCon Expansion & Realignment

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga chancellor Roger Brown said Tuesday that the school’s athletic department has turned down inquiries from the Ohio Valley Conference and will remain in the Southern Conference. UTC has been in the SoCon since moving up to NCAA Division I athletics in 1977, but Dr. Brown and several school administrators and […]

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OVC Considers Adding UT-Chattanooga

Jun 21st, 2006 | By | Category: Featured News, Ohio Valley Conference Expansion, SoCon Expansion & Realignment

The Ohio Valley Conference has inquired about pulling the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga from the Southern Conference, and UTC chancellor Roger Brown said Tuesday the school is interested in exploring the possibility. Brown said incoming athletic director Rick Hart has been notified of the talks and will address the issue as quickly as possible […]

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