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Belmont to Join OVC

May 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, Ohio Valley Conference Expansion

The OVC had been considering schools such as North Alabama. And when Northern Kentucky announced it was considering an upgrade to Division 1, the OVC was considered one of their goal destinations. But the Ohio Valley Conference has put those schools aside for the time being with the addition of Belmont as it’s 12th member. […]

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Jacksonville St. Approves FBS Upgrade Exploration

Apr 19th, 2011 | By | Category: NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Division Upgrades, Ohio Valley Conference Expansion

The Jacksonville State University Board of Trustees passed a resolution during Monday’s quarterly meeting that allows the University to explore the possibility of moving the Gamecock football team to the Football Bowl Subdivision, provided there is an opportunity in the future. The official statement is available on their website. Jacksonville St. is part one of […]

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Ohio Valley Conference Considering North Alabama

Feb 8th, 2011 | By | Category: NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, Ohio Valley Conference Expansion

It’s certainly been no secret that the OVC has given some thought to adding UNA as a member. But the behind the scenes discussions have finally seemed to come out into the light. The OVC has officially requested information from North Alabama in regards to UNA upgrading from Division II and joining the Division I […]

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Southland Conference Expansion…Time to Consider Some Options

Sep 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Editorial, Featured News, NCAA Division Upgrades, Southland Expansion & Realignment

The Southland Conference, an FCS football conference, has known for sometime that their membership numbers might be shrinking. For a decade, Texas St. has been public about their desire to upgrade to FBS football. UTSA, a school without football much of this decade has plans to go from having no football program to being FBS […]

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Belmont & Lipscomb to OVC Rumors

Feb 13th, 2009 | By | Category: expansion, Featured News, Ohio Valley Conference Expansion

“I keep hearing the OVC is pursuing Belmont and Lipscomb to join. There was a time the two former NAIA schools preferred the OVC but were not welcomed because they don’t play football. While joining the OVC would cut down travel costs, Atlantic Sun teams get media exposure in North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia […]

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OVC to add SIU Edwardsville

Jun 9th, 2008 | By | Category: expansion, Featured News, Ohio Valley Conference Expansion

The Ohio Valley Conference may be on the brink of expansion. The conference is poised to add Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as a new member, sources told the Southeast Missourian on Friday. An announcement could come as soon as this week. OVC commissioner Dr. Jon Steinbrecher would not confirm the report, though he did say […]

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OVC and SoCon Swap Expansion Options

Sep 12th, 2006 | By | Category: expansion, Featured News, Ohio Valley Conference Expansion, SoCon Expansion & Realignment

The courtship of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has ended. UTC is staying put in the Southern Conference after rejecting the advances of Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher. How did this ill-fated romance begin? “I called the chancellor and inquired if they would be open to looking at alternatives,” Steinbrecher said. “Chattanooga has […]

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UTC to Remain in SoCon

Sep 6th, 2006 | By | Category: Featured News, Ohio Valley Conference Expansion, SoCon Expansion & Realignment

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga chancellor Roger Brown said Tuesday that the school’s athletic department has turned down inquiries from the Ohio Valley Conference and will remain in the Southern Conference. UTC has been in the SoCon since moving up to NCAA Division I athletics in 1977, but Dr. Brown and several school administrators and […]

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OVC Considers Adding UT-Chattanooga

Jun 21st, 2006 | By | Category: Featured News, Ohio Valley Conference Expansion, SoCon Expansion & Realignment

The Ohio Valley Conference has inquired about pulling the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga from the Southern Conference, and UTC chancellor Roger Brown said Tuesday the school is interested in exploring the possibility. Brown said incoming athletic director Rick Hart has been notified of the talks and will address the issue as quickly as possible […]

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A Look Back at Conference Realignment 2003

Jan 21st, 2004 | By | Category: ACC Expansion & Realignment, America East Expansion & Realignment, American Conference Expansion & Realignment, Atlantic 10 Expansion & Realignment, Atlantic Sun Expansion & Realignment, Big 12 Expansion & Realignment, Big East Expansion & Realignment, Big Sky Expansion & Realignment, Big South Expansion & Realignment, Big Ten Expansion & Realignment, Big West Expansion & Realignment, CAA Expansion & Realignment, Conference USA Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, Great West Expansion & Realignment, Horizon League Expansion & Realignment, Ivy League Expansion & Realignment, MAAC Expansion & Realignment, MAC Expansion & Realignment, MEAC Expansion & Realignment, Missouri Valley Expansion & Realignment, Mountain West Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, NEC Expansion & Realignment, Northeast Conference Expansion, Ohio Valley Conference Expansion, Pac-12 Expansion & Realignment, Patriot League Expansion & Realignment, Pioneer Football League Expansion & Realignment, SEC Expansion & Realignment, SoCon Expansion & Realignment, Southland Expansion & Realignment, Summit League Expansion & Realignment, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment, SWAC Expansion & Realignment, WAC Expansion & Realignment, WCC Expansion & Realignment

A Look Back at Conference Realignment 2003 -1/21/04 In the fall of 1999, this site, a unique meeting place for those interested in the topic of NCAA conference realignment was formed for fans from across the country to discuss the potential scenarios of conference realignment. Without any bells and whistles, without even a website domain […]

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