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UMass Lowell to Join America East

Feb 13th, 2013 | By | Category: America East Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Division Upgrades
Umass-Lowell

Reports claim that UMass Lowell intends to upgrade to Division 1 from Division 2 and join the America East. The move would give the America East (9) members for the 2013-2014 season, and help after the loss of Boston University. The America East has had it’s eyes on Northeast Conference members for expansion, but at […]

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UMKC To Join WAC

Feb 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured News, Missouri Valley Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, Summit League Expansion & Realignment
University of Missouri Kansas City Conference Realignment

UMKC will join the WAC for the 2013 season. They will leave the Summit, a conference that had it’s most recent addition come from the same WAC conference via Denver. The move comes as a bit of a surprise on the surface as Denver just left the WAC for the Summit. But with multiple Summit […]

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San Diego St. to Remain in Mountain West

Jan 16th, 2013 | By | Category: American Conference Expansion & Realignment, Big East Expansion & Realignment, Big West Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, Mountain West Expansion & Realignment
San Diego State University Conference Realignment

As has been expected since Boise St. opted to remain in the Mountain West, San Diego St. will do the same. Once Boise St. left, the Big East plan for a western expansion was put to rest. The Mountain West will now have 12 football members with 11 as all-sports members. The conference is expected […]

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Boise St. Passes on Big East, Will Remain in Mountain West

Dec 31st, 2012 | By | Category: American Conference Expansion & Realignment, Big East Expansion & Realignment, Big West Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, Mountain West Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment

With the Big East loss of members to the Big Ten and ACC, and with a television contract expected to generate much less revenue than previously expected, Boise St. has opted to remain in the Mountain West. While San Diego St. has not made the move back to the Mountain West yet, with the conference […]

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Big East Basketball Schools to Split From Football Schools

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: American Conference Expansion & Realignment, Big East Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment

The decision has been made to leave. Now it is just a matter of seeing how they can leave. The group of non-football school comprised of Providence, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Villanova, Georgetown, Marquette and Depaul are ending their association with the 13 member football schools, but the path will be a rocky one. At […]

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MAAC Adds Quinnipiac and Monmouth

Dec 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured News, MAAC Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, NEC Expansion & Realignment
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In a move that has been expected since December 3, the MAAC will make it official on Friday in adding Quinnipiac and Monmouth. Wagner was expected to join but supposedly backed off due to fear of the financial commitments. The schools will replace the departed Loyola (joining the Patriot League) and further expand the conference […]

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History of the Big East Split Concept

Dec 11th, 2012 | By | Category: American Conference Expansion & Realignment, Big East Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment

There are few topics regarding conference realignment that have had more traction over the years than a potential Big East split between the football and non-football schools. On this site alone, you’ll find a number of articles specifically about a Big East split. In 2011 there was talk of a split when the landscape was […]

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Chicago St. to WAC

Dec 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured News, Great West Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, WAC Expansion & Realignment
Chicago State University Conference Realignment

In an attempt to maintain it’s postseason automatic bid, the WAC is continuing it’s raid on the Great West by adding Chicago St. for the 2013 season. The move will give the WAC a total of (7) members. New Mexico St. is still hoping that a future Sun Belt invitation is extended to them, but […]

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Report: Monmouth and Quinnipiac to Join MAAC

Dec 3rd, 2012 | By | Category: Featured News, MAC Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, NEC Expansion & Realignment

While still in the early stages if it were to happen (MAAC Commissioner Rich Ensor has stated that no invitations have been extended at this time), reports have both Monmouth and Quinnipiac joining the MAAC. No expansion vote would happen until December 14th when the MAAC presidents meet. More to come as the story develops…

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College of Charleston to Join CAA in 2013

Nov 30th, 2012 | By | Category: CAA Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, SoCon Expansion & Realignment
College of Charleston Conference Realignment

After a month of negotiating with the CAA, College of Charleston has accepted an invitation to join the CAA for the 2013-2014 season. The move gives the CAA a school to replace Georgia St., VCU and ODU, which have already left or leaving next year. Charleston gains more recruiting and exposure in the northeast due […]

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