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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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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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Appalachian State & Georgia Southern to Join Sun Belt; Idaho and New Mexico St. as Football Only Members

Mar 25th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, Southland Expansion & Realignment, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment
Appalachian State University Conference Realignment

Appalachian St. and Georgia Southern will upgrade their football program from FCS to FBS and join the Sun Belt. Upon joining, the schools would be the 9th and 10th football members. Both schools are expected to join for the 2015 season. In addition to the (2) all-sports members, the Sun Belt will also add Idaho […]

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Southland to Add UNO along with UIW and ACU

Aug 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Division Upgrades, Southland Expansion & Realignment

  As has been expected over the past few weeks, the Southland Conference is set to expand by adding University of the Incarnate Word, Abilene Christian University and University of New Orleans. UIW and ACU will join for FCS football as well, upgrading from Division 2, with UNO set to join for non-football sports on […]

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UTPA To Meet With Southland Conference

Jan 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Featured News, Great West Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, Southland Expansion & Realignment
University of Texas Pan American Conference Realignment

With all the movement over the past 6 months, UTPA has been hoping their number would be called and given a life raft away from the Great West. that might soon happen in the form of a Southland Conference invitation. Per Peter Rasmussen (@parasmuss), UTPA is set to meet with the Southland. The Southland is dealing […]

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Houston Baptist to Join Southland Conference

Nov 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured News, Great West Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, Southland Expansion & Realignment

On Monday, Houston Baptist is expected to formally announce they have joined the Southland Conference. Since deciding to add FCS football, HBU became an attractive option for the Southland which lost football member Texas St. to the WAC, along with non-football schools Texas-Arlington and UTSA (UTSA added football with the intent on becoming FBS and […]

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Texas-Arlington to Join WAC

Jul 11th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, Southland Expansion & Realignment, WAC Expansion & Realignment
wac medium Texas Arlington Expected to Join WAC

Despite the lack of football sponsorship, Texas-Arlington is expected to join the WAC as early as this week. The conference and the school have had informal discussions over the past few months. But in recent weeks, things have heated up with a formal invitation issued last week. UTA is set to vote on the matter on […]

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Lamar to FBS, WAC Rumors

Jan 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Featured News, Southland Expansion & Realignment, WAC Expansion & Realignment

There’s been a lot of chatter of late about Lamar finally announcing their FBS upgrade intentions and joining the WAC. They’d come in as the 8th football member and third from Texas along with UTSA and Texas St.  The WAC seems safe from losing their NCAA autobid regardless of what happens with Lamar. But a […]

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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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Lamar Football to SLC in 2011

Jun 3rd, 2008 | By | Category: Featured News, Southland Expansion & Realignment

In case you missed it, it’s official: Lamar University football will participate in the Southland Conference in 2011.

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