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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
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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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Elon to Join CAA

May 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: America East Expansion & Realignment, CAA Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, SoCon Expansion & Realignment
Elon University Conference Realignment

Elon will announce at 2pm Thursday that it will be leaving the Southern Conference and joining the CAA. The school would replace George Mason, who announced they will be leaving to join the Atlantic 10. The loss of Elon by the Southern Conference comes at a time when the conference is expected to add VMI […]

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VMI and ETSU to Rejoin Southern Conference with Mercer to Follow

May 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Big South Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, SoCon Expansion & Realignment
Virginia Millitary Institute Conference Realignment

VMI will leave the Big South to join rejoin the Southern Conference, it’s previous home from 1924-2002. VMI basketball coach Duggar Baucom reportedly told a Roanoke Valley Sports Club group that the school was set to make the move. VMI will also be joined by Atlantic Sun members East Tennessee St. and Mercer, two schools who […]

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Davidson to Join the Atlantic 10

May 8th, 2013 | By | Category: Atlantic 10 Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, SoCon Expansion & Realignment
Davidson College Conference Realignment

With Xavier and Butler departing for the Big East, Charlotte to Conference USA, and Temple to the AAC, the Atlantic 10 will add Davidson for the 2014-2015 season. The addition of Davidson, which will follow George Mason who joins a year earlier, will bring the Atlantic 10 to 14 members. The Atlantic 10 expansion process […]

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College of Charleston to Join CAA in 2013

Nov 30th, 2012 | By | Category: CAA Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, SoCon Expansion & Realignment
College of Charleston Conference Realignment

After a month of negotiating with the CAA, College of Charleston has accepted an invitation to join the CAA for the 2013-2014 season. The move gives the CAA a school to replace Georgia St., VCU and ODU, which have already left or leaving next year. Charleston gains more recruiting and exposure in the northeast due […]

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College of Charleston Likely to Join CAA

Oct 19th, 2012 | By | Category: CAA Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, SoCon Expansion & Realignment
College of Charleston Conference Realignment

Despite seeing their SoCon conference mate Davidson reject an invitation from the CAA, the College of Charleston will likely vote Saturday to move to the CAA. The move is an interesting one when you look at the history of the school and the CAA. When the CAA stil had members ODU and VCU and were […]

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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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Georgia Southern Looking at Move to FBS

Nov 29th, 2007 | By | Category: Featured News, NCAA Division Upgrades, SoCon Expansion & Realignment

Georgia Southern University Athletics Director Sam Baker announced Thursday plans to commission an external feasibility study regarding potential movement of its football program from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (formerly known as Division I-AA) to the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly known as Division I-A).Read More…

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ETSU Students Vote Down Football

Apr 12th, 2007 | By | Category: Atlantic Sun Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, SoCon Expansion & Realignment

East Tennessee State University officials announced Wednesday evening that students have voted down a ballot referendum regarding an increase in student athletic fees that would have helped pay for a new football program. “This was an opportunity for our students to be heard,” said ETSU President Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr. “This vote did not […]

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Samford to Join SoCon

Mar 18th, 2007 | By | Category: Featured News, SoCon Expansion & Realignment

This one has been brewing for quite some time, but is now official. The Southern Conference announced today that Samford University has accepted an invitation to join the Conference. Samford will become the 12th member of the SoCon beginning July 1, 2008. The SoCon’s Council of Presidents formally ratified the unanimous endorsement of the league’s […]

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