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Conference realignment

  1. UAB’s lack of football complicates its status as a member of Conference USA

    Apr 29, 2015, 7:25 PM EDT

    Ray Watts, UAB President

    Conference USA requires its members to have football programs. UAB doesn’t, which is an issue.

  2. Maryland, Atlantic Coast Conference come to agreement on exit fee

    Aug 8, 2014, 2:52 PM EDT

    Maryland Announces Move to Big Ten Conference

    Maryland avoids paying the full $52,266,342 exit fee originally demanded by the ACC.

  3. Realignment Catchup: More changes come on July 1

    Jul 1, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Mark Turgeon, Kevin Anderson

    Confused as to where some schools are headed on July 1? Here’s a guide that should help some.

  4. Kentucky entertained thoughts of joining ACC during 1990s

    Jun 20, 2014, 3:14 PM EDT


    The move to the ACC that will become official for Louisville on July 1? Rival Kentucky had discussions about doing the same during the 1990s according to a report.

  5. Conference realignment could have resulted in merger of Big 12, Big East schools

    Jun 11, 2014, 6:07 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Galaxy v Houston Dynamo

    West Virginia AD Oliver Luck had discussions with Big 12 leaders during a wild 2011.

  6. ACC’s league schedule highlights the flaws of massive power conferences

    Apr 22, 2014, 11:52 AM EDT


    The ACC schedule is what happens when leagues get too big.

  7. Oral Roberts headed back to the Summit League in 2014

    Dec 5, 2013, 7:51 PM EDT

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    Throughout the history of collegiate athletics there have been instances of schools moving from one conference to another, only to return to their original conference shortly thereafter. This had not happened in the recent wave of conference realignment, but that changed on Thursday as Oral Roberts announced that it will return to the Summit League…

  8. Atlantic 10 can remain strong conference without Butler, Xavier, Temple and Charlotte

    Oct 24, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

    Derek Kellogg

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The Atlantic 10 Conference saw a record five teams play in the NCAA tournament in 2013, with every single team advancing to at least the Round of 32. That was before conference realignment struck…

  9. Don’t expect Duke to schedule Maryland in the near future

    Sep 12, 2013, 4:40 PM EDT

    Mike Krzyzewski

    We’ve seen it happen before in this current era of conference realignment. A school announces its decision to switch conferences, and the reactions from their current conference range from sadness and disappointment to outright anger. What those moves also do is open the door for programs to re-evaluate their relationships, and such is the case…

  10. Syracuse, Georgetown close to renewing acquaintances?

    Sep 11, 2013, 11:28 PM EDT

    Big East Conference

    Many likely remember the drama surrounding the meetings between old rivals Georgetown and Syracuse this past season, with all the dramatics surrounding it being “the last time these two will play” as members of the Big East. Well it seems as if the two programs are close to agreeing to a ten-year contract, with Syracuse…

  11. Xavier athletic director: ‘I think that the Big East will expand’ (VIDEO)

    Sep 5, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT


    The general consensus around the country had been that conference realignment came to a halt when the ACC signed their Grant of Media Rights earlier this summer. And, when it comes to the five power conferences, that much is probably true. The Big 12 and the ACC have signed Grant of Media Rights deals, and…

  12. Gonzaga pumped about BYU's move to WCC

    Sep 1, 2010, 1:27 AM EDT

    BYU hoops heads to the West Coast Conference in 2011. And Mark Few couldn’t be happier about it. “It’s great for our league,” Few told’s Jeff Goodman. “Anytime you can bring in someone to enhance the profile of your league, that’s a good thing.” “BYU’s been in the top 25 the last four or…

  13. BYU hoops will join West Coast Conference

    Aug 31, 2010, 7:14 PM EDT

    Gonzaga, you’ve got company. BYU’s declaring its football independence, leaving the rest of its sports – including the rising men’s basketball program – to participate in the West Coast Conference starting with the 2011-12 season. A press conference will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET. I previously spelled out some of the reasons why…

  14. BYU hoops in WCC makes perfect sense

    Aug 30, 2010, 9:58 PM EDT

    Well BYU? What’ll it be? Will the push for football independence win out – and Mountain West dissatisfaction – prevail? Or will the Cougars settle for another conference, or possibly start their own? That Wednesday deadline to decide is approaching fast… This Salt Lake Tribune story says BYU wants that football independence more than anything,…

  15. Make or break season for BYU?

    Aug 28, 2010, 11:27 PM EDT

    BYU basketball could have a memorable season. Not only are the Cougars – behind Player of the Year candidate Jimmer Fredette – poised for yet another 25-win season and possibly a deep NCAA tournament run, it could be their last chance to do so as part of the Mountain West. Kenny Crookston/AP Or any conference,…

  16. BYU reportedly will stay in Mountain West

    Aug 26, 2010, 2:28 AM EDT

    BYU’s down to less than a week to decide its athletic future: Stay with the Mountain West or go the independent route in football and join the WAC for everything else, including college hoops. If a report in the Denver Post is right, the Cougars are staying in the MWC – and they could announce…

  17. BYU's making one big mess of three leagues

    Aug 22, 2010, 11:25 PM EDT

    Here’s a thought to chew on: Texas held all the cards in the Big 12-Pac-10 drama, but BYU’s desire for football independence could spell the end of three conferences. Who knew the Cougars had that kind of influence? OK, so influence is slightly overblown. Call them a domino. So let’s recap how this began last…

  18. BYU to go WAC in hoops, go alone in football?

    Aug 17, 2010, 11:59 PM EDT

    Someone wasn’t happy with the conference realignment results. And that someone was BYU. While the Pac-10 scooped up in-state rival Utah, the Cougars remained the Mountain West Conference (which some think BYU disdains) with their smaller TV deal and no guarantee at a BCS bowl. And now they’re thinking about going it alone. According to…

  19. Everything's still delicate in Big 12 country

    Jul 11, 2010, 12:09 AM EDT

    As the Big 12 continues to iron out the kinks of its new 10-team conference (and presumably adjust the name), there’s still a sense of foreboding among the schools, particularly the five who almost were left behind: Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State, Baylor and Missouri. Orlin Wagner/AP This detailed article by Sam Mellinger of the…

  20. The World Cup, expressed with college hoops

    Jun 10, 2010, 7:08 PM EDT

    Who says these are the slow summer months? With news regarding Tom Izzo, conference realignment and the USC fallout, there’s hardly a lack of blog-worthy material. But can we pause a moment to consider the World Cup? Randomly, it seems many college hoops writers and bloggers (Grant Wahl, Mike DeCourcy, Andy Glockner, Jonathan Tannenwald, Jeff…