I've been working on a theory to allow the Atlantic Ten to stay together and sponsor FBS football.
The article I wrote on BleacherReport can be found here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/49847-atlantic-10-football-coming-soon-to-a-stadium-near-you
The plan was to split the league into two, Gavitt-style divisions. One division would be FBS, the other one would not sponsor football.
Atlantic 10 Football Members: Massachusetts, Temple, UNC-Charlotte, Delaware, Georgia State, James Madison, East Carolina, SUNY-Buffalo
Atlantic 10 Basketball Members: Richmond, Saint Bonaventure, Fordham, Duquesne, La Salle, Saint Joseph’s, George Washington, Rhode Island