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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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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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WKU to Conference USA

Apr 1st, 2013 | By | Category: Conference USA Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment
Western Kentucky University Conference Realignment

The search to replace Tulsa concluded quickly with Western Kentucky slotted in to replace the departing school in Conference USA. As conference officials have known for months that Tulsa was the likely pick for the Big East football conference, the move was virtually seamless as WKU had been considered for the spot prior to Tulsa […]

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Tulsa to Join American Athletic Conference (formely Big East), ECU for All-Sports

Mar 27th, 2013 | By | Category: American Conference Expansion & Realignment, Big East Expansion & Realignment, Conference USA Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment
Tulsa Big East

As has been expected since the “America 12″ conference name was floated around, the Old Big East is adding Tulsa as it’s 12th member. ECU will also be “promoted” from a football-only member to an all-sports member. The move will officially bring the conference to 11 members for non-football sports and 12 members for football. […]

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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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Middle Tennessee St. and Florida Atlantic to CUSA

Nov 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Conference USA Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment
Middle Tennessee State University Conference Realignment

Following the departures of Tulane and ECU, Conference USA has invited Middle Tennessee St. to join. MTSU was the runner up for the spots that eventually went to Old Dominion and Charlotte. But with the loss of the New Orleans market via Tulane, gaining some access into the Nashville market is just what CUSA needs. […]

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Texas St. & UT-Arlington to Join the Sun Belt Conference

Apr 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured News, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment, WAC Expansion & Realignment
Texas State University San Marcos Conference Realignment

Another day, another WAC football school gone. As has been the story for the past week, the WAC will lose yet another football member, Texas St. and will also lose UT-Arlington, a non-football member of the WAC, added just a few months ago. Following what appears to be the trend started by UTSA (to CUSA), Utah […]

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Georgia St. Expected to Join Sun Belt

Apr 3rd, 2012 | By | Category: CAA Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment
Georgia State University Conference Realignment

The rumors started some time ago, that the Sun Belt had interest in Georgia St. Well, it appears that interest has been formalized int he form of an agreement to invite Georgia St. to join the Sun Belt. Georgia St. is expected to accept and transition to FBS. Upon starting football at Georgia St., upgrading […]

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Conference Realignment: What’s Up Next?

Feb 17th, 2012 | By | Category: ACC Expansion & Realignment, American Conference Expansion & Realignment, Big 12 Expansion & Realignment, Big East Expansion & Realignment, Big Ten Expansion & Realignment, Conference USA Expansion & Realignment, Editorial, Featured News, Mountain West Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, SEC Expansion & Realignment, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment, WAC Expansion & Realignment

The Recap: So the ACC struck first by adding Syracuse and Pittsburgh from the Big East. The SEC followed by adding Texas A&M and Missouri from the Big 12. The Big 12 then added TCU and WVU. And things seemed normal. Patterns remained intact. And we waited for the next, seemingly logical move. And then […]

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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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