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Conference Realignment

61 Years of Tradition Gets Slam Dunked and the Rest Is History

Richard-John Mensing, Jr. | Posted 05.13.2014 | Sports
Richard-John Mensing, Jr.

As a founding member of the ACC, Maryland's loss in the second round of the ACC Tournament signaled the end of 61 years in the conference. Come next season the Terps will be playing in the Big Ten.

Notre Dame Moving Ahead Of Schedule

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 05.12.2013 | Sports

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame is joining the Atlantic Coast Conference a season earlier than expected, following the split among the Big East's ...

'It Will Never Be The Same'

AP | JOHN KEKIS | Posted 02.22.2013 | Sports

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Jim Boeheim slowed as he pedaled the stationary bicycle inside the sparkling new Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center, his mind raci...

Is the NCAA Losing Its Identity?

Gregg S. Lipman | Posted 04.15.2013 | College
Gregg S. Lipman

I would strongly urge the NCAA to take back some branding equity building control and start thinking about how these haphazard groupings of schools will affect their brands -- and its own organization -- in the long run.

Division II and Division III Athletes Excel in the Classroom and on the Field

Jake Fischer | Posted 03.04.2013 | College
Jake Fischer

Many D-II and D-III student athletes were and still are talented enough to play at the D-I level, but academics and school size of D-II and D-III institutions are more suited for students who purposefully attempt to be as successful in the classroom as they are on the field.

REPORT: 7 Schools To Leave Big East

AP | RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 02.13.2013 | Sports

Officials from the seven schools planning to break off from the Big East will hold a conference call Saturday to discuss leaving the league. Big East...

The End Of The Big East?

AP | RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 02.12.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — The Big East is headed for another break up. This time, the seven prominent basketball schools that don't play FBS football are plann...

ACC Quickly Replaces Maryland

AP | AARON BEARD | Posted 01.28.2013 | Sports

Atlantic Coast Conference leaders got the school they wanted. Louisville was relieved to find a home amid the latest wave of realignment. The ACC ann...

Big East Adding 2 Teams

AP | RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 01.27.2013 | Sports

The Big East moved quickly to replace Rutgers and braced for more possible departures, getting Tulane and East Carolina to agree to join the re-invent...

'Rivalries Don't Matter To Anyone Anymore'

AP | JOHN KEKIS | Posted 11.21.2012 | Sports

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- On the day after the Big East lost its fifth member in 18 months with Rutgers bolting for the Big Ten and with more defections likel...


Posted 09.13.2012 | Sports

Once upon a time, the major conferences in college sports seemed to make geographic sense. It was simple. The schools in the Atlantic Coast Conference...

Congress Should Investigate Conference Realignment Decisions

Brian Frederick | Posted 11.23.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

It's up to the public to ask of these university leaders: which is more important -- television revenues for entertainment or public subsidies for education? Because the two are diametrically opposed.

In Search of Gold

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 11.21.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

The free market determines the price paid to colleges and conferences for televised games. If there are only four major conferences, there certainly is the possibility of something less than a free market.

Erin Andrews Interview: Sportscaster Talks NCAA Expansion, 'Dancing' & More

FanHouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Erin Andrews was hanging out with John Cena and Tony Parker in New York last night, working with Gillette to select a group of youngsters who would re...

Governor SLAMS Out-Of-State Basketball Teams

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says the Big 12 will be a stronger basketball conference without Colorado and Nebraska. Nixon on ...

Pac-10 Realignment: Con

AP | JOHN MARSHALL | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott went on a come-join-us mission across Texas and Oklahoma over the weekend, a trip that could officially doom the Big 1...

Texas REJECTS Pac-10, Saves Big 12 From Collapse

AP | JIM VERTUNO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

AUSTIN, Texas — Staring at extinction, the Big 12 is once again in play. The beleaguered conference made a rousing comeback Monday, when Texas ...

Colorado WILL Join The PAC-10

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The University of Colorado will announce on Friday that the school will leave the Big 12 and join the Pac-10. Colorado will likely join fellow Big 12...