Category Archives: Conference Expansion

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    Maryland Terrapins to join Big Ten Conference in 2014

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    Maryland TerrapinsThe Big Ten officially announced on Monday the addition of the Maryland Terrapins to the conference effective July 1, 2014. Maryland will join in all sports for the 2014-15 academic year.

    Maryland has been a member of the ACC since 1953. Prior to that, the Terrapins were a member of the Southern Conference from 1922-1951 before going Independent for the 1952 season.Read Full Story »

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    Maryland & Rutgers to join Big Ten Conference

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    Big TenThe Maryland Terrapins and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights will each join the Big Ten Conference, ESPN has reported.

    The University of Maryland’s Board of Regents voted today to accept an invitation to join the Big Ten. An official announcement will be made by the school at 3 p.m. ET. The Big Ten Network will follow with a special report at 4 p.m.Read Full Story »

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    Report: Big East considering Air Force and BYU as 14th member

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    Big EastThe Big East Conference is considering their options for a 14th member, and the two most likely schools are Air Force and BYU, ESPN has reported.

    When Navy joins the conference in 2015, the Big East will have 13 football-playing members. The conference wants to add a 14th team from the West to balance their divisions.

    Another option the Big East has reportedly considered is adding Air Force, Army, and BYU to create a 16-team league with eight division members.Read Full Story »

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    Notre Dame to join ACC in all sports except Football

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    Notre DameThe Notre Dame Fighting Irish will join the ACC in all sports except football, but the Irish will play five football games per year against ACC members.

    The latest news in conference realignment was announced this morning in a release from the ACC. Notre Dame will likely join in 2015 unless an earlier exit can be negotiated with the Big East. Read Full Story »

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    WAC to drop football after 2012 season

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    The WAC will drop football after the 2012 season, commissioner Jeff Hurd told The Denver Post this morning.Read Full Story »

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    Big East, Pittsburgh reach agreement for Panthers to join the ACC in 2013

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    Big EastThe Big East Conference and Pittsburgh have reached an agreement that will allow the Panthers to leave for the ACC for the 2013 season.

    Pittsburgh’s membership in the Big East will end on July 1, 2013 and the Panthers will officially join the ACC on the same day. Pittsburgh will pay the Big East a one-time fee of $7.5 million for their early departure.Read Full Story »

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    Fresno State, Hawaii & Nevada now official members of MWC

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    Fresno State, Hawaii, and Nevada are now official members of the Mountain West Conference. Each school officially made the switch from the WAC on Sunday, July 1.

    With the addition of these three schools, the Mountain West will have ten football members for the 2012 season. In 2013, San Jose State and Utah State join the MWC while Boise State and San Diego State leave for the Big East. That will put the conference at ten football members in 2013 barring any new additions.Read Full Story »

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    TCU and West Virginia officially join the Big 12 Conference today

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    The TCU Horned Frogs and the West Virginia Mountaineers are official members of the Big 12 Conference today. The Big 12 remains at 10 members after losing Missouri and Texas A&M to the SEC.

    Since the Big 12 has only ten teams, the conference is not split into divisions. TCU and West Virginia will play every other member of the Big 12 on a yearly rotating basis.

    TCU opens the 2012 season on September 8 at home against Grambling State and their first Big 12 game is September 15 at Kansas.Read Full Story »

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    Missouri and Texas A&M officially join the SEC today

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    Today the Missouri Tigers and the Texas A&M Aggies have officially joined the SEC. The conference now has 14 members and has expanded for the first time since 1992.

    Missouri will compete in the East Division along with Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt. Their first game of the 2012 season is on September 1 at home against Southeastern Louisiana and their first SEC game is September 8 vs. Georgia.Read Full Story »

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    Old Dominion Monarchs to join Conference USA in 2015

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    Old Dominion joins C-USAThe Old Dominion Monarchs have accepted an invitation to join Conference USA, the school announced this afternoon.

    Old Dominion is the sixth program this year to announce a move to Conference USA. They join Charlotte, Florida International, Louisiana Tech, North Texas and UTSA, who each announced their decisions earlier this month.

    ODU will join C-USA in football in 2015 while all other sports will join for the 2013-14 season.Read Full Story »

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    Florida State considering a move to the Big 12?

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    Florida State SeminolesAre the Florida State Seminoles considering a move to the Big 12 Conference? They should be, according to Chip Brown of OrangeBloods.com.

    Yesterday, the ACC and ESPN announced an extension to their exclusive media rights package through 2026-27. Reports indicate that the revenue for football and basketball will rise from $13 million to around $17 million per school.Read Full Story »

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    San Jose State, Utah State to join Mountain West Conference in 2013

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    MWCThe Mountain West announced today that San Jose State and Utah State have accepted invitations to join the conference on July 1, 2013.

    The addition of San Jose State and Utah State brings the total number of football members in the MWC to 10. The others are Air Force, Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, UNLV and Wyoming.Read Full Story »

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    Conference USA adds five schools for 2013

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    C-USA 2013 AdditionsConference USA announced today that they are adding five schools for the 2013 season. Joining C-USA are Charlotte, Florida International, Louisiana Tech, North Texas and UTSA.

    Florida International and North Texas are moving from the Sun Belt while Louisiana Tech and UTSA are coming from the WAC. Charlotte, which begins their football program in 2013, will move up from the Football Championship Subdivision.Read Full Story »

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    Texas State Bobcats to join Sun Belt Conference in 2013

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    Sun Belt ConferenceThe Sun Belt Conference announced today that the Texas State Bobcats will officially join the league on July 1, 2013.

    Texas State is currently an FCS Independent and becomes a member of the FBS when they join the WAC on July 1, 2012.

    The Bobcats are the first team to officially announce their move from the WAC for 2013.Read Full Story »

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    Report: Conference USA to add six schools in 2013

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    Conference USAConference USA will add six schools to their list of members in 2013, CBSSports.com has reported. An official announcement could be made as early as Friday.

    Set to join are Florida International and North Texas from the Sun Belt Conference, Louisiana Tech and UTSA from the WAC, and Charlotte and Old Dominion from the Football Championship Subdivision.Read Full Story »

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