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ODU next to leave the CAA, will join Conference USA in 2013

George Mason Basketball: ODU next to leave the CAA, will join Conference USA in 2013

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

ODU next to leave the CAA, will join Conference USA in 2013

CBS insider Brett McMurphy has been in the middle of all the conference realignment talk this off-season, especially involving the CAA. His latest story doesn't involve George Mason or VCU but does say ODU is leaving the CAA, making them the second school to leave the conference this year after Georgia State. In his story released today McMurphy confirms the rumors that ODU had interest in joining Conference USA and is set to join what will become a 14-team league
"Conference USA, which has four schools departing to the Big East next season, is reloading by adding six schools in 2013, industry sources told

Florida International, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Texas San Antonio, Charlotte and Old Dominion will join C-USA giving the league 14 members. However, it's not clear how soon after 2013 Charlotte, which is beginning its football program in 2013, and ODU, currently in the FCS, would be able to compete as a C-USA football member."
The move makes sense for ODU if they know George Mason and VCU are leaving for the A10, because I can't imagine they'd be making this move if those two weren't leaving the CAA. It's also a no-brainer for them because of their desire to continue to build their young football program.

This news today is more smoke to the George Mason/VCU to the A10 fire and I would imagine we should be expecting some sort of announcement on that very soon. 


Anonymous Christopher Hirsch said...

Won't believe a thing until it is official. Remember when the Mountain West and Conference USA were going to merge? Didn't happen.

4:30 PM  
Anonymous Bill Aldacushion said...

How about starting a rumor that the CAA is considering ADDing two schools? Then we can all speculate who they might be.

7:33 PM  
Anonymous Dsndsn said...

The Industrial and Normal School for Women in Harrisonburg appears to be the big loser in these transactions, they are losing three in-state rivals to bigger higher profile national conferences.

8:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no one laughed at that joke the first time...

12:16 AM  
Anonymous Dsndsn said...

????? must be new here....I have referred to  the INSWH...just ONE of the institutions past  REAL NAMES for YEARS (literally years) now on this post and others,,,its is NO JOKE, it is fact.....a few years ago I went into great detail into the name's origin and its numerous changes over the years after induring too many juvenile "GMCC" taunts from fans of "the School for Women...Madison College.."the U.Va waiting list",,,.or whatever name the former all  girls school chooses to call itself at the moment . Are you sure that you are not really a fan of INSWH who has infiltrated this post? lol

1:23 AM  
Anonymous Christopher Hirsch said...


11:41 AM  

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