Monday, June 18, 2012

CofC, others maybe joining CAA?

There's some new news on conference realignment that may change the landscape.

Update, July 9, 11:30pm: John Nugent of WCIV in Charleston was reporting that the College of Charleston was having discussions of joining the CAA. He asked Joe Hull, the athletic director at the College about it, and he said, "no comment." Still a big question mark here.

Update: 7/13, 11:45am: commish Tom Yeager tells Richmond Times-Dispatch's Tim Pearrell he expects to add members "by the end of the summer." From Dave Fairbank of the Daily Press.

Update: 7/19, 11:26am, poster on on 7/17 said "I am 99% sure we will see CoC in the CAA in 2013. I can't speak for the rest of the schools but I am going to be completely shocked if CoC does not come to the CAA."

Here is the page in question, post #183:

From Matt Peloquin (@NCAAsports on Twitter). CAA fans shouldn't be surprised if Stony Brook, Elon, Charleston, Davidson and Furman ALL join the CAA, per sources.

This would be massively interesting to see what happens. You'd have a whole southern leg of the CAA.

I haven't seen any signs about it, though. Furman is adding lacrosse in a year or two, so that may be a major reason why this may be occurring. The CAA wants Davidson because it would get them in the Charlotte market. Furman also gets you a big market, Greenville/Spartanburg.

All of these would be somewhat puzzling except Stony Brook, who definitely wants to move up in conference, and perhaps CofC. We will have to wait and see.

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