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BYU to Big East Talk on Hold

Nov 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: American Conference Expansion & Realignment, Big East Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment

After weeks of discussions with BYU, as well as laying out a full expansion plan to 12 schools, the Big East remains where it was a month ago: at 5 schools for football. BYU’s TV contract with ESPN, the issue that the world knew would be a deal breaker, seems to have been exactly that: […]

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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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Big East Expansion Imminent

Nov 17th, 2011 | By | Category: American Conference Expansion & Realignment, Big East Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment

After holding off on formal expansion plans until after the Penn St. story slowed down a bit…along with the UCF scandal…the Big East is poised to make it’s expansion moves. * The Big East had been working on a plan that would bring in Boise St., Air Force and Navy for football only, with UCF, […]

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Missouri to SEC Official

Nov 7th, 2011 | By | Category: Big 12 Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, SEC Expansion & Realignment

The longest public secret  courtship came to a completion yesterday as Missouri and the SEC finally pulled the public trigger, with Missouri joining the SEC. The move gives the SEC exactly what it needs: a new region with new markets to help improve it’s already massive television package. With Texas A&M joining and the SEC […]

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Wednesday Conference Realignment: WVU, Louisville News, WAC Plans

Oct 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Big 12 Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, WAC Expansion & Realignment

* Top of the list is the latest with the “will they/won’t they” romance between the Big 12 and WVU. It appeared just yesterday that the Big 12 had popped the big question with WVU giving a happy and tearful “yes”…and all that was left was to get the paperwork in order. * But now, […]

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Oral Roberts to Join Southland Conference

Oct 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment

Oral Roberts is headed to the Southland. The school has scheduled a 3:30ET press conference to announce its intentions (can be watched a online here). The Southland has been in a tough spot with the losses of Texas St., UTSA and Texas-Arlington to the WAC, leaving the Southland with with 8 football members and 1 […]

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Monday Conference Realignment Updates

Oct 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment

Here’s a quick look at where we’re at: SEC: * All eyes are still on Missouri. The school will likely announce as soon as today, that they will withdraw from the Big 12. Of course, it will be conditional on getting a formal invitation from the SEC.   Big 12: * With Missouri set to […]

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CUSA & Mountain West Football Partnership Official

Oct 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Conference USA Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, Mountain West Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment

This has been in the works for sometime now, and it’s finally a go: welcome your first “super” (in volume of schools) “conference”. Over the past year, the Mountain West and CUSA have toyed with the idea of some sort of union. The idea first gained legs when Utah left for the Pac-10 and the […]

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TCU to Join Big 12

Oct 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Big 12 Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment

Various reports are claiming that the Big 12 has agreed to invite TCU to be it’s 10th member, a replacement for Texas A&M. The invitation is expected to also mean Missouri will be remaining in the Big 12, as the SEC does not have unanimous support to invite Missouri to be the 14th member. For […]

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Conference Realignment Weekend Recap

Oct 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment

Here’s a quick recap from the weekend: Big 12: The new Big 12 lovefest had another meeting this weekend. Nothing official had been decided. The likely reason is so that they can wait for Missouri to make their decision on Big 12 or to work on a move to the SEC. Missouri curators are set […]

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