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Conference Rumors

Feb 14th, 2011 | By | Category: CAA Expansion & Realignment, Conference USA Expansion & Realignment, Editorial

There’s been a number of rumors floating around of late to share: Charlotte to CAA (football only) & App St. to CUSA. Note, that these are just rumors. But I’ve heard them and have now seen multiple sites discuss them as well. So here’s the breakdown: Charlotte & CAA Football: The CAA is in an […]

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VCU Considering Football

Sep 8th, 2010 | By | Category: CAA Expansion & Realignment, Featured News

When fellow in-state and Colonial Athletic Conference rival Old Dominion added football, it started some discussions about the sport at the Richmond school. Fast forward a few years and the CAA Football conference is now poised to replace schools that dropped football, Northeastern and Hofstra, with Old Dominion and Georgia St. The conference still includes […]

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Rhode Island Out of the CAA for Football?

Jun 26th, 2010 | By | Category: CAA Expansion & Realignment, Featured News

Richmond Times-Dispatch reporter, John O’Conner reporting that URI will join the NEC in 2012. According to O’Conner, URI would leave for the NEC, which get’s an automatic playoff bid next season. URI has struggled for sometime in the CAA and A10 before that. The move would put them in a better regional footprint for football, […]

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Hofstra Dropping Football

Dec 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: CAA Expansion & Realignment, Featured News

Somewhat surprised by this move. In the wake of Northeastern dropping football, yet another former America East and current CAA member has dropped football. You have to wonder that had both schools remained in a northeast based conference rather than moving to the southern CAA, that they would have been able to keep football. More […]

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CAA Football Considers Expansion

Nov 27th, 2009 | By | Category: CAA Expansion & Realignment, expansion, Featured News

On Wednesday’s final radio show for the season, Delaware coach KC Keeler said that the CAA has scrapped the proposed 11 team schedule plan (since #12 team Northeastern has dropped football). He said the CAA is now in favor of adding a football-only member. Regarding what school would be added, he said “someone from the […]

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Northeastern Drops Football, CAA Drops the Ball

Nov 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: CAA Expansion & Realignment, Featured News

A college conference commissioners job is to have foresight. CAA commish Tom Yeager dropped the ball on this one. In what he considered a coup less than 4 years ago, the CAA brought in Northeastern as a member. In doing so, the CAA now had 6 schools that sponsored football…enough to sponsor the sport as […]

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CAA Football to Consider Adding Fordham & Stonybrook?

Oct 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: CAA Expansion & Realignment, expansion, Featured News

PilotOnline article proposing a potential expansion of the CAA with Fordham and Stonybrook. This would put 8 northern schools in a division (Maine, UNH, Northeastern, UMass, URI, Fordham, Hofstra and Stonybrook) and 8 schools in a southern division (Villanova, Delaware, Towson, Richmond, JMU, William & Mary, ODU and Georgia St.). It’s not that much of […]

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More CAA Football Expansion?

Jun 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Atlantic 10 Expansion & Realignment, CAA Expansion & Realignment, expansion, Featured News

The PilotOnline is speculating that the CAA will eventually expand with Stonybrook and Fordham to bring some regionalization to potential divisions. Fordham is seeking a conference home and Stonybrook currently participates as an associate member in the Big South. If such expansion to 16 teams happened, ideally the division members would play all 7 other […]

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Rhode Island to the America East?

Jun 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Atlantic 10 Expansion & Realignment, CAA Expansion & Realignment, Featured News

There was an interesting line in an article covering an interview with outgoing Rhode Island president Robert Carothers:“Money has become a huge issue, as in every other department, because of a reduction in state assistance and the overall economic situation. It is likely to lead, Carothers feels, to a change in conference alignments soon, not […]

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Fordham Football Adds Scholarships While Basketball Withers

Jun 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Atlantic 10 Expansion & Realignment, CAA Expansion & Realignment, Featured News

After months of speculation, the final details were revealed regarding the interesting Fordham football situation. This information has been revealed with little fanfare. To recap, Fordham let it be known that they want to have football scholarships, something their conference home, the Patriot League, does not allow. The Patriot League didn’t give in on the […]

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