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Are there any recent examples of a team moving out of Division I.
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Are there any recent examples of a team moving out of Division I.
With news of Northern Kentucky making the NCAAT as a Division I newcomer this had me thinking. When was the last time we saw a non FBS member move out of Division I?
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RE: Are there any recent examples of a team moving out of Division I.
(03-08-2017 09:29 PM)john01992 Wrote:  With news of Northern Kentucky making the NCAAT as a Division I newcomer this had me thinking. When was the last time we saw a non FBS member move out of Division I?

Centenary
Birmingham Southern

Chicago St should.
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RE: Are there any recent examples of a team moving out of Division I.
There were a slew of D1 schools moved down from D1 in the 1970s to 1980s.
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RE: Are there any recent examples of a team moving out of Division I.
New Orleans briefly decided to move down but then changed their mind later before it was to late.
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RE: Are there any recent examples of a team moving out of Division I.
(03-08-2017 09:49 PM)NoDak Wrote:  
(03-08-2017 09:29 PM)john01992 Wrote:  With news of Northern Kentucky making the NCAAT as a Division I newcomer this had me thinking. When was the last time we saw a non FBS member move out of Division I?

Centenary
Birmingham Southern

Chicago St should.

what was the backstory for those two schools?
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RE: Are there any recent examples of a team moving out of Division I.
Winston-Salem State played for a few seasons in the MEAC as a transitional D1 school but moved back to D2 and the CIAA in 2010 before becoming full members.
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RE: Are there any recent examples of a team moving out of Division I.
(03-08-2017 10:28 PM)john01992 Wrote:  
(03-08-2017 09:49 PM)NoDak Wrote:  
(03-08-2017 09:29 PM)john01992 Wrote:  With news of Northern Kentucky making the NCAAT as a Division I newcomer this had me thinking. When was the last time we saw a non FBS member move out of Division I?

Centenary
Birmingham Southern

Chicago St should.

what was the backstory for those two schools?

Same with Winston-Salem State — money, or lack thereof. Plus Centenary had like 500 students total. If they were a Virginia high school, they'd be in the smallest of the six classifications.
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RE: Are there any recent examples of a team moving out of Division I.
I believe with Birmingham Southern, starting football and the costs of that were also part of the decision. Being a college baseball fan, losing both of those teams really was a shame as they were both pretty good in the sport and had some tradition.

Not that it counts, but FAMU sort of backed out of the FBS in the early 2000's after completing their first transition year. Terrible decision to try and move up, pretty much ruined the athletic program ever since.
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RE: Are there any recent examples of a team moving out of Division I.
(03-08-2017 10:28 PM)john01992 Wrote:  
(03-08-2017 09:49 PM)NoDak Wrote:  
(03-08-2017 09:29 PM)john01992 Wrote:  With news of Northern Kentucky making the NCAAT as a Division I newcomer this had me thinking. When was the last time we saw a non FBS member move out of Division I?

Centenary
Birmingham Southern

Chicago St should.

what was the backstory for those two schools?

Centenary was part of the Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma NAIA type schools that started the Transamerica Athletic Conference (TAAC) when it went DI in 1978. Hardin Simmons, Oklahoma City, and Houston Baptist were part of that monstrosity, but those schools soon dropped out of DI. The conference kept gaining more eastern schools until Centenary went independent rather than travel to Florida all the time. The TAAC eventually changed its name to the Atlantic Sun. Centenary later joined the Slummit, but seemingly got disillusioned when the Dakota schools got added. The Southland formerly didn't allow private schools, and only changed their policy after Centenary moved to DIII.

Birmingham-Southern was a later add to the Big South, which started later than the TAAC as in 1983. Armstrong Atlantic and Augusta were earlier DI dropouts from that league, which has been much more stable than the Atlantic Sun's history.

Both schools have very low enrollment of -1000.
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RE: Are there any recent examples of a team moving out of Division I.
Ah, the Centenary Gents: alma mater of the journeyman Robert Parish.
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