So the latest that I have heard is that the MAAC FB schools (minus St. Peters, who abruptly dropped football that very day) attended Non-Scholarship Summit, in Chicago on June 14th.
Duquesne had already announced a move to the NEC, so they didn't go... It was Marist, Iona, and LaSalle (a guest MAAC FB team from the A-10) attending. Reportedly, they asked to join the PFL. No action was taken (perhaps not necesasrily a "no", but that the PFL members wanted to ponder the situation a bit, and weren't prepared to vote on those 3 yet.
Reportedly (I have seen no confirmation, but my computer won't let me go to the pop-up laden blog page, where Matt posts his news items), Campbell (a previous applicant to the PFL) was extended an invitation (they are ramping up for FB, and I think perhaps are targeting 2009 ?)
If the Campbell rumor is true, the PFL would have SD way out west, Drake, Butler, Valpo, Morehead, Dayton in the mid-west, and Davidson, Jacksonville, Campbell down south.
IF the MAAC schools were invited, the obvious move would be to have two 6-team divisions E-W, with Marist, Iona, LaSalle, Davidson, Jacksonville, and Campbell in the East. The current "Grid-iron Classic" (non-scholarship "Championship") could be replaced by a Pioneer League Championship between the top teams in the East and West Divisions.
This may yet come about after some further pondering by the current PFL members..... There may be no urgency on this matter until they need to form schedules for the season in which Campbell is ready to go...
If anyone has come across links to relevant stories on this matter, please post in this thread. Thanks.