Are the wheels of conference realignment slowing down?
The wheels of conference realignment seem to have halted, though the timing of some moves are still being ironed out. If you lost track of all the changes that will be coming in the next few years, I’ve got you covered. Here’s a breakdown by conference.
What happened during the recent wave of conference realignment?
Outside of the mergers, another notable happening during the most recent wave of conference realignment occurred when the SoCon doubled its exit fee for members to $2 million. The FCS is ever-changing as more teams are making moves in the wave of conference realignment.
Which conferences will see changes to their footprint this year?
The biggest moves — all driven by football — will occur in the Big 12, SEC, AAC, Conference USA and the Sun Belt, but frequent multibid basketball conferences including the Atlantic 10, Missouri Valley and WCC will also be undergoing alterations to their footprints.
What does realignment mean in college football?
The 2021–2022 NCAA conference realignment refers to extensive changes in NCAA conference membership, primarily at the Division I level, beginning in the 2021–22 academic year. Most of these changes have involved conferences in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of Division I.
Is Chicago State University leaving the Western Athletic Conference?
^ “Chicago State University Announces Plan to Leave Western Athletic Conference in June 2022”. Chicago State Cougars. January 14, 2021. Archived from the original on 2021-01-14. Retrieved January 22, 2022. ^ “University of the Incarnate Word Accepts Invitation to Join WAC”. Western Athletic Conference. November 12, 2021.
What is the American Athletic Conference called now?
As of 4/02/13, The new conference name is the American Athletic Conference. As of 3/26/13, Tulsa will join the conference as the 11th all-sports member, 12th for football while ECU will be “promoted” to an all-sports member.