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Appalachian St. Committee Recommends FBS Upgrade

Aug 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Division Upgrades, SoCon Expansion & Realignment, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment

A report out of Winston-Salem is citing sources who claim that the Appalachian St. committee voted on Monday to recommend to ASU Chancellor Ken Peacock, that the school upgrade to FBS football. Appalachian St. has been the subject of many FBS upgrade rumors over the past decade due to it’s success at the FCS level […]

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Sun Belt Considers Expansion, 11th Football School

Apr 7th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment

Things have settled from the movement last year with the Pac-12, Big Ten, Big 12, Mountain West and WAC. But there are still some aftershocks. The Big East is expected to add a 10th football school (Villanova tops the list, a CUSA school are the likely 2nd option). The MAC is considering adding FCS upgrade […]

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State of the WAC: WAC Winners and Losers

Nov 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Editorial, Featured News, WAC Expansion & Realignment

State of the WAC – Part 3: WAC Winners and Losers The WAC realignment over the past few months has been filled with all sorts of drama. We’ve had a huge grab for regional power foiled at the last second by WAC members sabotaging from within. We’ve had recovery momentum build, new schools pledge allegiance […]

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State of the WAC: What Else Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Nov 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Editorial, Featured News, WAC Expansion & Realignment

State of the WAC – Part 2:What Else Could Possibly Go Wrong? The quick answer: EVERYTHING.  As we’ve seen in every other instance of conference realignment, there is always the impending “trickle down”. When one conference at the top of the pecking order makes a move, the next conference below follows and so on. For the […]

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LA Tech & the WAC

Sep 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: Featured News, WAC Expansion & Realignment

Let’s face it LA Tech fans, being in the WAC now is a liability & not the advantage it was a year ago compared to the Sunbelt. Since 2001, LA Tech has been a member of the WAC. Many have questioned their membership as the conference was comprised of schools as west as Hawaii, San […]

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Predicting the Conference Realignment Aftermath

Jun 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Editorial, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment

Over the past few months, everyone has an opinion about about what the conferences will look like when all the realignment is complete. But this past week, we’ve taken a step closer to having some real movement. So here’s what we know: Big Ten:  * Wants Notre Dame, wants Texas.  * Notre Dame wants to […]

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UALR Reveals Sunbelt Contingency Plan is the Summit League

Mar 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: expansion, Featured News, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment

In a recent interview, Arkasas-Little Rock AD Chris Peterson revealed that UALR has had discussions with the Summit League about joining should they leave the Sunbelt. Peterson said that the Trojans have had talks with the conference about potential membership given that the Sun Belt has toyed with the idea of wanting every member to […]

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New Orleans To Leave Sunbelt

Jan 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured News, NCAA Division Upgrades, school news, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment

The school will leave the Sunbelt Conference in Division 1 and head to D3. May 15 is the deadline to submit the D3 application and the LSU Board of Supervisors voted 11-1 on the move. It’s a sound move by the school. It makes you wonder is schools like New Orleans had been in more […]

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New Orleans Considers D3 Downgrade

Nov 13th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured News, NCAA Division Upgrades, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment

The University of New Orleans announced it is exploring reclassification from Division I to Division III, effective with the 2010-11 academic year. The school cited budgetary concerns as its primary reason for considering the switch and committed to a decision by May 15, 2010. “We had to reduce funding for athletics in the previous round […]

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UNO Sports Reprieve

May 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured News, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment

What a difference a few days makes for the UNO athletic department. Last week, a student vote to increase athletic fees failed, and UNO athletes, coaches and staff were told that athletic programs were in jeopardy. But UNO administrators told the same group Wednesday that, thanks to the pledged support of the local business community, […]

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