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Confirmed and Speculative D1 Realignment Moves for 2022 On
At the moment, I'm only tracking football, baseball, and men's basketball, soccer, and lacrosse. I'm also not listing a conference unless any of its members are moving into or out of these sports. Feel free to ask questions, discuss my speculations, etc.

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  • [Speculative moves are in brackets with text in italics]
  • Uncertain moves (including speculative) have the school name followed by "?", with the conference joining/leaving and year also possibly uncertain/speculative
  • +School = member joining conference for sport
  • -School = member leaving conference for sport
  • (Conference) = the conference the member is either confirmed to be joining from or confirmed to be leaving for (D1 unless otherwise indicated)
  • [Conference?] = the conference the member is either joining from or leaving for, based on speculation (D1 unless otherwise indicated)
  • x±School? (Conf) 2# = conference move aborted (speculatively)
  • 22, 23, 24, 25 = year in which conference move takes place
  • (# to #) = members in 2021-22 to confirmed members in 2025-26
  • [#?] = members in 2025-26 based on speculation
  • * = number of members is below NCAA minimum for sponsoring the sport

- FBS CONFERENCES (as of 2021-22) -

American Athletic Conference (AAC)
  • Basketball (11 to 14): -Central Florida (B12) 23, -Cincinnati (B12) 23, -Houston (B12) 23, +Charlotte (CUSA) 23, +FAU (CUSA) 23, +North Texas (CUSA) 23, +Rice (CUSA) 23, +UAB (CUSA) 23, +UTSA (CUSA) 23
  • Football (11 to 14): -Central Florida (B12) 23, -Cincinnati (B12) 23, -Houston (B12) 23, +Charlotte (CUSA) 23, +FAU (CUSA) 23, +North Texas (CUSA) 23, +Rice (CUSA) 23, +UAB (CUSA) 23, +UTSA (CUSA) 23
  • Baseball (8 to 10): -Central Florida (B12) 23, -Cincinnati (B12) 23, -Houston (B12) 23, +Charlotte (CUSA) 23, +FAU (CUSA) 23, +Rice (CUSA) 23, +UAB (CUSA) 23, +UTSA (CUSA) 23
  • Soccer (6 to 9): +Charlotte (CUSA) 22, +FAU (CUSA) 22, +FIU (CUSA) 22, +UAB (CUSA) 22, -Central Florida (SBC?) 23
Big 12 Conference (B12)
  • Basketball (10 to 12): +BYU (WCC) 23, +Central Florida (AAC) 23, +Cincinnati (AAC) 23, +Houston (AAC) 23, -Oklahoma (SEC) 25, -Texas (SEC) 25
  • Football (10 to 12): +BYU (FBS Ind) 23, +Central Florida (AAC) 23, +Cincinnati (AAC) 23, +Houston (AAC) 23, -Oklahoma (SEC) 25, -Texas (SEC) 25
  • Baseball (9 to 11): +BYU (WCC) 23, +Central Florida (AAC) 23, +Cincinnati (AAC) 23, +Houston (AAC) 23, -Oklahoma (SEC) 25, -Texas (SEC) 25
Conference USA (CUSA)
  • Basketball (14 to 9): -Marshall (SBC) 22, -Old Dominion (SBC) 22, -Southern Miss (SBC) 22, -Charlotte (AAC) 23, -FAU (AAC) 23, -North Texas (AAC) 23, -Rice (AAC) 23, -UAB (AAC) 23, -UTSA (AAC) 23, +Jacksonville State (ASUN) 23, +Liberty (ASUN) 23, +New Mexico State (WAC) 23, +Sam Houston (WAC) 23
  • Football (14 to 9): -Marshall (SBC) 22, -Old Dominion (SBC) 22, -Southern Miss (SBC) 22, -Charlotte (AAC) 23, -FAU (AAC) 23, -North Texas (AAC) 23, -Rice (AAC) 23, -UAB (AAC) 23, -UTSA (AAC) 23, +Jacksonville State (ASUN) 23, +Liberty (FBS Ind) 23, +New Mexico State (FBS Ind) 23, +Sam Houston (ASUN) 23
  • Baseball (12 to 9): -Marshall (SBC) 22, -Old Dominion (SBC) 22, -Southern Miss (SBC) 22, +Dallas Baptist (MVC) 22, -Charlotte (AAC) 23, -FAU (AAC) 23, -Rice (AAC) 23, -UAB (AAC) 23, -UTSA (AAC) 23, +Jacksonville State (ASUN) 23, +Liberty (ASUN) 23, +New Mexico State (WAC) 23, +Sam Houston (WAC) 23
  • Soccer (9 to 1*? [0*?]): -Charlotte (AAC) 22, -Coastal Carolina (SBC) 22, -FAU (AAC) 22, -FIU (AAC) 22, -Kentucky (SBC) 22, -Marshall (SBC) 22, -Old Dominion (SBC) 22, -South Carolina (SBC) 22, -UAB (AAC) 22, +Liberty? (ASUN) 23 [x+Liberty? (ASUN) 23]
Mid-American Conference (MAC)
  • Basketball (12)
  • Football (12)
  • Baseball (11)
  • Soccer (7 to 4* [6?]): -Georgia Southern (SBC) 22, -Georgia State (SBC) 22, -West Virginia (SBC) 22 [+Eastern Illinois? (SL) 22, +SIU Edwardsville? (MVC) 22]
Southeastern Conference (SEC)
  • Basketball (14 to 16): +Oklahoma (B12) 25, +Texas (B12) 25
  • Football (14 to 16): +Oklahoma (B12) 25, +Texas (B12) 25
  • Baseball (14 to 16): +Oklahoma (B12) 25, +Texas (B12) 25
Sun Belt Conference (SBC)
  • Basketball (12 to 14): -Little Rock (OVC) 22, -Texas-Arlington (WAC) 22, +James Madison (CAA) 22, +Marshall (CUSA) 22, +Old Dominion (CUSA) 22, +Southern Miss (CUSA) 22
  • Football (10 to 14): +James Madison (CAA) 22, +Marshall (CUSA) 22, +Old Dominion (CUSA) 22, +Southern Miss (CUSA) 22
  • Baseball (12 to 14): -Little Rock (OVC) 22, -Texas-Arlington (WAC) 22, +James Madison (CAA) 22, +Marshall (CUSA) 22, +Old Dominion (CUSA) 22, +Southern Miss (CUSA) 22
  • Soccer (0* to 9 [10?]): +Coastal Carolina (CUSA) 22, +Georgia Southern (MAC) 22, +Georgia State (MAC) 22, +James Madison (CAA) 22, +Kentucky (CUSA) 22, +Marshall (CUSA) 22, +Old Dominion (CUSA) 22, +South Carolina (CUSA) 22, +West Virginia (MAC) 22 [+Central Florida? (AAC) 23]
FBS Independent
  • Football (7 to 4): -BYU (B12) 23, -Liberty (CUSA) 23, -New Mexico State (CUSA) 23

- FCS CONFERENCES (as of 2021-22) -

ASUN Conference
  • Basketball (12): +Austin Peay (OVC) 22, +Queens (D2 SAC) 22, -Jacksonville State (CUSA) 23, -Liberty (CUSA) 23 [-Bellarmine? (HL) 23, +Tennessee State? (OVC) 23]
  • Football (9 to 11 [6?]): +Austin Peay (OVC) 22, +Incarnate Word (SLC) 22, +Kennesaw State (BSoC) 22, +North Alabama (BSoC) 22, +Southern Utah (BSkC) 22, -Jacksonville State (CUSA) 23, -Lamar (SLC) 23, -Sam Houston (CUSA) 23 [x+Incarnate Word? (SLC) 22, +Tennessee State? (OVC) 23, -Abilene Christian? (WAC) 24, -Dixie State/Utah Tech? (WAC) 24, -Stephen F. Austin? (WAC) 24, -Southern Utah? (WAC) 24, -Tarleton State? (WAC) 24]
  • Baseball (12 [to 11?]): +Austin Peay (OVC) 22, +Queens (D2 SAC) 22, -Jacksonville State (CUSA) 23, -Liberty (CUSA) 23 [-Bellarmine? (HL) 23]
  • Soccer (8?): +Queens (D2 SAC) 22, -Liberty? (CUSA) 23 [-Bellarmine? (HL) 23, x-Liberty? (CUSA) 23]
  • Lacrosse (6 to 10 [11?]): +Jacksonville (SoCon) 22, +Lindenwood (D2 GLVC) 22, +Mercer (SoCon) 22, +Queens (D2 SAC) 22 [+Indianapolis? (D2 GLVC) 23]
Big Sky Conference (BSkC)
  • Basketball (11 to 10): -Southern Utah (WAC) 22
  • Football (13 to 12): -Southern Utah (ASUN) 22
Big South Conference (BSoC)
  • Basketball (12 to 10 [13?]): -Hampton (CAA) 22, -NC A&T (CAA) 22 [+NC Central? (MEAC) 23, +Norfolk State? (MEAC) 23, +SC State? (MEAC) 23]
  • Football (9 to 0* [6?]): -Hampton (CAA) 22, -Kennesaw State (ASUN) 22, -Monmouth (CAA) 22, -North Alabama (ASUN) 22, +Bryant (NEC) 22, -Bryant (OVC) 23, -Campbell (OVC) 23, -Charleston Southern (OVC) 23, -Gardner-Webb (OVC) 23, -NC A&T (CAA) 23, -Robert Morris (OVC) 23 [x-Campbell? (OVC) 23, x-Charleston Southern? (OVC) 23, x-Gardner-Webb? (OVC) 23, +NC Central? (MEAC) 23, +Norfolk State? (MEAC) 23, +SC State? (MEAC) 23]
  • Baseball (11 to 10 [11?]): -NC A&T (CAA) 22 [+Norfolk State? (MEAC) 23]
  • Soccer (9)
Colonial Athletic Association (CAA)
  • Basketball (10 to 13 [14?]): -James Madison (SBC) 22, +Hampton (BSoC) 22, +Monmouth (MAAC) 22, +NC A&T (BSoC) 22, +Stony Brook (AEC) 22 [+Howard? (MEAC) 23]
  • Football (12 to 14 [15?]): -James Madison (SBC) 22, +Hampton (BSoC) 22, +Monmouth (BSoC) 22, +NC A&T (BSoC) 23 [+Howard? (MEAC) 23]
  • Baseball (9 to 11): -James Madison (SBC) 22, +Monmouth (MAAC) 22, +NC A&T (BSoC) 22, +Stony Brook (AEC) 22
  • Soccer (9 to 10 [11?]): -James Madison (SBC) 22, +Monmouth (MAAC) 22, +Stony Brook (AEC) 22 [+Howard? (NEC) 23]
  • Lacrosse (6 to 8): -Massachusetts (A-10) 22, +Hampton (SoCon) 22, +Monmouth (MAAC) 22, +Stony Brook (AEC) 22
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC)
  • Basketball (8 [to 0*?]): [-Coppin State? (D2 CIAA) 23, -Delaware State? (NEC) 23, -Howard? (CAA) 23, -Morgan State? (NEC) 23, -NC Central? (BSoC) 23, -Norfolk State? (BSoC) 23, -SC State? (BSoC) 23, -UMES? (D2 CIAA) 23]
  • Football (6 [to 0*?]): [-Delaware State? (NEC) 23, -Howard? (CAA) 23, -Morgan State? (NEC) 23, -NC Central? (BSoC) 23, -Norfolk State? (BSoC) 23, -SC State? (BSoC) 23]
  • Baseball (4* [to 0*?]): [-Coppin State? (D2 CIAA) 23, -Delaware State? (NEC) 23, -Norfolk State? (BSoC) 23, -UMES? (D2 CIAA) 23]
Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVFC)
  • Football (11 to 12): +Murray State (OVC) 23
Northeast Conference (NEC)
  • Basketball (10 to 9 [11?]): -Bryant (AEC) 22, -Mount St. Mary's (MAAC) 22, +Stonehill (D2 NE10) 22 [+Delaware State? (MEAC) 23, +Morgan State? (MEAC) 23]
  • Football (8 [to 10?]): -Bryant (BSoC) 22, +Stonehill (D2 NE10) 22 [+Delaware State? (MEAC) 23, +Morgan State? (MEAC) 23]
  • Baseball (8 to 7 [8?]): -Bryant (AEC) 22, -Mount St. Mary's (MAAC) 22, +Stonehill (D2 NE10) 22 [+Delaware State? (MEAC) 23]
  • Soccer (10 to 9 [8?]): -Bryant (AEC) 22, -Mount St. Mary's (MAAC) 22, +Stonehill (D2 NE10) 22 [-Howard? (CAA) 23]
  • Lacrosse (8 to 0*): -Bryant (AEC) 22, -Hobart (A-10) 22, -LIU (MAAC) 22, -Merrimack (AEC?) 22, -Mount St. Mary's (MAAC) 22, -Sacred Heart (MAAC) 22, -St. Joseph's (A-10) 22, -Wagner (MAAC) 22
Ohio Valley Conference (OVC)
  • Basketball (10): -Austin Peay (ASUN) 22, -Belmont (MVC) 22, -Murray State (MVC) 22, +Lindenwood (D2 GLVC) 22, +Little Rock (SBC) 22, +Southern Indiana (D2 GLVC) 22 [-Tennessee State? (ASUN) 23, +Indianapolis? (D2 GLVC) 23]
  • Football (7 to 11 [8?]): -Austin Peay (ASUN) 22, +Lindenwood (D2 GLVC) 22, -Murray State (MVFC) 23, +Bryant (BSoC) 23, +Campbell (BSoC) 23, +Charleston Southern (BSoC) 23, +Gardner-Webb (BSoC) 23, +Robert Morris (BSoC) 23 [-Tennessee State? (ASUN) 23, x+Campbell? (BSoC) 23, x+Charleston Southern? (BSoC) 23, x+Gardner-Webb? (BSoC) 23, +Indianapolis? (D2 GLVC) 23]
  • Baseball (9 [to 10?]): -Austin Peay (ASUN) 22, -Belmont (MVC) 22, -Murray State (MVC) 22, +Lindenwood (D2 GLVC) 22, +Little Rock (SBC) 22, +Southern Indiana (D2 GLVC) 22 [+Indianapolis? (D2 GLVC) 23]
Southern Conference (SoCon)
  • Basketball (10)
  • Football (9)
  • Baseball (8)
  • Soccer (7 to 6): -Belmont (MVC) 22
  • Lacrosse (6 to 0*): -Hampton (CAA) 22, -High Point (A-10) 22, -Jacksonville (ASUN) 22, -Mercer (ASUN) 22, -Richmond (A-10) 22, -VMI (MAAC) 22
Southland Conference (SLC)
  • Basketball (8 to 9 [10?]): -Incarnate Word (WAC) 22, +TAMU Commerce (D2 LSC) 22, +Lamar (WAC) 23 [x-Incarnate Word? (WAC) 22]
  • Football (6 to 7 [8?]): -Incarnate Word (ASUN) 22, +TAMU Commerce (D2 LSC) 22, +Lamar (ASUN) 23 [x-Incarnate Word? (ASUN) 22]
  • Baseball (8 [to 9?]): -Incarnate Word (WAC) 22, +Lamar (WAC) 23 [x-Incarnate Word? (WAC) 22]

- NON-FOOTBALL CONFERENCES (as of 2021-22) -

America East Conference (AEC)
  • Basketball (10 to 9): -Hartford (D3 conf TBD) 22, -Stony Brook (CAA) 22, +Bryant (NEC) 22
  • Baseball (8 to 7): -Hartford (D3 conf TBD) 22, -Stony Brook (CAA) 22, +Bryant (NEC) 22
  • Soccer (9 to 8): -Hartford (D3 conf TBD) 22, -Stony Brook (CAA) 22, +Bryant (NEC) 22
  • Lacrosse (8 to 7 [8?]): -Hartford (D3 conf TBD) 22, -Stony Brook (CAA) 22, +Bryant (NEC) 22 [+Merrimack? (NEC) 22]
Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10)
  • Basketball (14 to 15): +Loyola-Chicago (MVC) 22
  • Baseball (12)
  • Soccer (13 to 14): +Loyola-Chicago (MVC) 22
  • Lacrosse (0* to 6): +High Point (SoCon) 22, +Hobart (NEC) 22, +Massachusetts (CAA) 22, +Richmond (SoCon) 22, +St. Bonaventure (MAAC) 22, +St. Joseph's (NEC) 22
Big West Conference (BWC)
  • Basketball (11)
  • Baseball (11 [to 12?]): [+Sacramento State? (WAC) 23]
  • Soccer (10)
Horizon League (HL)
  • Basketball (12 to 11 [12?]): -UIC (MVC) 22 [+Bellarmine? (ASUN) 23]
  • Baseball (7 to 6 [7?]): -UIC (MVC) 22 [+Bellarmine? (ASUN) 23]
  • Soccer (11 to 10 [11?]): -UIC (MVC) 22 [+Bellarmine? (ASUN) 23]
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC)
  • Basketball (11 [to 12?]): -Monmouth (CAA) 22, +Mount St. Mary's (NEC) 22 [+Le Moyne? (D2 NE10) 22]
  • Baseball (11 [to 12?]): -Monmouth (CAA) 22, +Mount St. Mary's (NEC) 22 [+Le Moyne? (D2 NE10) 22]
  • Soccer (11 [to 12?]): -Monmouth (CAA) 22, +Mount St. Mary's (NEC) 22 [+Le Moyne? (D2 NE10) 22]
  • Lacrosse (7 to 10 [11?]): -Monmouth (CAA) 22, -St. Bonaventure (A-10) 22, +LIU (NEC) 22, +Mount St. Mary's (NEC) 22, +Sacred Heart (NEC) 22, +VMI (SoCon) 22, +Wagner (NEC) 22 [+Le Moyne? (D2 NE10) 22]
Missouri Valley Conference (MVC)
  • Basketball (10 to 12): -Loyola-Chicago (A-10) 22, +Belmont (OVC) 22, +Murray State (OVC) 22, +UIC (HL) 22
  • Baseball (8 to 10): -Dallas Baptist (CUSA) 22, +Belmont (OVC) 22, +Murray State (OVC) 22, +UIC (HL) 22
  • Soccer (6 to 7 [6?]): -Loyola-Chicago (A-10) 22, +Belmont (SoCon) 22, +UIC (HL) 22 [-SIU Edwardsville? (MAC) 22]
Summit League (SL)
  • Basketball (10)
  • Baseball (7)
  • Soccer (7 to 9 [10?]): +Lindenwood (D2 GLVC) 22, +Southern Indiana (D2 GLVC) 22 [-Eastern Illinois? (MAC) 22, +Incarnate Word? (WAC) 22, +Indianapolis? (D2 GLVC) 23]
West Coast Conference (WCC)
  • Basketball (10 to 9): -BYU (B12) 23
  • Baseball (10 to 9): -BYU (B12) 23
  • Soccer (8)
Western Athletic Conference (WAC)
  • Basketball (13 to 12 [11?]): -Chicago State (NAIA CCAC?) 22, +Incarnate Word (SLC) 22, +Southern Utah (BSkC) 22, +Texas-Arlington (SBC) 22, -Lamar (SLC) 23, -New Mexico State (CUSA) 23, -Sam Houston (CUSA) 23 [x+Incarnate Word? (SLC) 22]
  • Football (0* [to 6?]): [+Abilene Christian? (ASUN) 24, +Dixie State/Utah Tech? (ASUN) 24, +Southern Utah? (ASUN) 24, +Stephen F. Austin? (ASUN) 24, +Tarleton State? (ASUN) 24, +UTRGV? (no program) 24]
  • Baseball (13 to 12 [10?]): +Incarnate Word (SLC) 22, +Texas-Arlington (SBC) 22, -Lamar (SLC) 23, -New Mexico State (CUSA) 23, -Sam Houston (CUSA) 23 [x+Incarnate Word? (SLC) 22, -Sacramento State? (BWC) 23]
  • Soccer (12 to 11 [10?]): -Chicago State (NAIA CCAC?) 22 [-Incarnate Word? (SL) 22]
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It was already stated this week the OVC turned down Chicago St.
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Updated with news of the CUSA 3 leaving early.
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(02-11-2022 07:12 PM)EKUSteve Wrote:  It was already stated this week the OVC turned down Chicago St.

Really? Bummer. If true, I'll have to rework some soccer stuff.

Do you have a link? I searched briefly but couldn't find anything.
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(02-11-2022 07:24 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(02-11-2022 07:12 PM)EKUSteve Wrote:  It was already stated this week the OVC turned down Chicago St.

Really? Bummer. If true, I'll have to rework some soccer stuff.

Do you have a link? I searched briefly but couldn't find anything.
They should join the MEAC and looks like Lindenwood to the OVC could happen soon.
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If Lindenwood (or even GVSU) is indeed recruited by the OVC, that would suggest the conference really isn't giving up on football after all. Murray State football is to linger in the OVC for one more year as they attempt to get into the MVFC. But starting in 2023, as things stand, the OVC will be down to 5 football schools (EIU, SEMO, TSU, TTU, UTM). And that's assuming no others leave in the meantime.

The Big South also happens to be short on football teams as of next year due to the ASUN's starting up football -- for at least one season, anyway. The Big South is left with just 5 schools in 2022, including one affiliate (Campbell, CSU, GWU, NC A&T, RMU*). The ASUN will have 6 FB members in 2022 (APSU, UCA, EKU, KSU, JSU, UNA), though JSU leaves for CUSA in 2023. Meanwhile, the MEAC and Southland both cling to FB sponsorship at the bare minimum of 6 members.

I would wager that at least 1 of these 5 conferences will no longer be able to sponsor football due to lack of members. Assuming the MEAC continues to hold together, and barring massive NCAA deregulation, I expect that it's either the OVC or Big South that takes the fall. Since the Big South has enough men's team sports already without football to meet NCAA requirements as a multisport conference, and the OVC would need to scrape together 6 men's soccer programs just to meet these requirements were they to lose football, I might wager that the Big South is actually the one who will end up dropping the sport.

In this case, the ASUN's potential shortage of FB members in 2023 could be alleviated by offering affiliate membership to the 4 FB programs owned by Big South full members. This runs counter to the ASUN's recent delusional goal of becoming an FBS conference, of course. However, given the previous agreement with the Big South to house the FB programs of ASUN members, if the Big South were in need, the ASUN would be honor bound (if not contractually bound) to provide a similar home. Especially if you consider that the departure of KSU and UNA FB for the ASUN contributed to the dire straits Big South FB is in.

Robert Morris, as a Big South affiliate, might not be afforded the same courtesy by the ASUN, but I'm sure the OVC would be glad to have their FB program. If the OVC is unsuccessful in promoting D2 FB schools or loses more existing FB members to the ASUN, RMU might make all the difference even as just a warm body.

So perhaps by 2025-26, we end up with something like:

ASUN
FB+MBB: Austin Peay, Central Arkansas, Eastern Kentucky, Kennesaw State, North Alabama [Tennessee State?, Tennessee Tech?]
FB Only: Campbell (BSoC), Charleston Southern (BSoC), Gardner-Webb (BSoC), NC A&T (BSoC)
MBB (no FB): FGCU, Jacksonville, North Florida, Stetson [Bellarmine?, Lipscomb?]

OVC
FB+MBB: Eastern Illinois, Southeast Missouri, Tennessee-Martin [(at least 2 of) Grand Valley?, Lindenwood?, Tennessee State?, Tennessee Tech?]
FB Only: Robert Morris (HL)
MBB (no FB): Little Rock, Morehead State, SIU Edwardsville, Southern Indiana [Chicago State?, Lincoln Memorial?, Lipscomb?, Western Illinois?]
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.

You list some potential D2 call-ups, but "potential D1 call-ups" would also interest a lot of people - - though the list might be too long to mention.

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(02-12-2022 11:40 PM)Milwaukee Wrote:  .

You list some potential D2 call-ups, but "potential D1 call-ups" would also interest a lot of people - - though the list might be too long to mention.

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D1 is currently as high as one can be called up. I do have some speculative moves involving current D1 members indicated in [italics] in the main list.
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I posted a link to a news article out of Edmond, Oklahoma that UCO and Southland are talking. There is no official invite yet, but it seems they are working out for them to join D1. They do have all three money sports, and they could be a good target to add since they already upgraded their baseball field and now they are adding more seats to 12,000 and possible more addition seating. They need to just add one more men's sport and a posible women's sport for title 9 purposes, but it seems they do have donors giving money for these projects.
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(02-13-2022 04:04 AM)DavidSt Wrote:  I posted a link to a news article out of Edmond, Oklahoma that UCO and Southland are talking. There is no official invite yet, but it seems they are working out for them to join D1. They do have all three money sports, and they could be a good target to add since they already upgraded their baseball field and now they are adding more seats to 12,000 and possible more addition seating. They need to just add one more men's sport and a posible women's sport for title 9 purposes, but it seems they do have donors giving money for these projects.

So many false statements. The article does not say what you claim. The baseball field did get some improvements but it was just new lighting allowing them to play night games for the first time ever and new turf. The football stadium is expanding to nearly 12,000 seats and a waterfall but there is nothing about anymore seating. You are right about one thing; there is no official invite. That is because they are ineligible for D1. It does not matter how big or shiny their stadiums are, they will remain ineligible and never receive an official invite until a men's sport is added.
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(02-11-2022 07:23 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  Updated with news of the CUSA 3 leaving early.

Do you plan to add speculative FCS to FBS replacements?
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(02-13-2022 04:04 AM)DavidSt Wrote:  I posted a link to a news article out of Edmond, Oklahoma that UCO and Southland are talking. There is no official invite yet, but it seems they are working out for them to join D1. They do have all three money sports, and they could be a good target to add since they already upgraded their baseball field and now they are adding more seats to 12,000 and possible more addition seating. They need to just add one more men's sport and a posible women's sport for title 9 purposes, but it seems they do have donors giving money for these projects.

We don't need any of your nonsense in this thread. Provide the link to the article, or post elsewhere.
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(02-11-2022 07:23 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  Updated with news of the CUSA 3 leaving early.

Do you plan to add speculative FCS to FBS replacements?

Things seem pretty stable for the time being on that front now that CUSA has restocked.
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(02-13-2022 06:00 AM)AZcats Wrote:  So many false statements. The article does not say what you claim. The baseball field did get some improvements but it was just new lighting allowing them to play night games for the first time ever. and new turf The football stadium is expanding to nearly 12,000 seats and a waterfall but there is nothing about anymore seating. You are right about one thing; there is no official invite. That is because they are ineligible for D1. It does not matter how big or shiny their stadiums are, they will remain ineligible and never receive an official invite until a men's sport is added.

Again, this is a naive viewpoint. If a D1 conference wants to add a D2 school that lacks a sport, then in the announcement that the school will be joining the conference, it will also be noted that in addition to all the scholarships the school has to tack on to their existing sports to meet D1 minimums, they will be adding scholarships to a particular sport or sports they currently lack but would need to be D1 compliant. The D1 conference won't necessarily just wait until the D2 schools adds the sport(s) of their own volition, but rather would make it part of the conditions for joining.
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(02-10-2022 09:32 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  At the moment, I'm only tracking sponsored men's team sports, aside from hockey. I'm also not listing a conference unless any of its members are moving into or out of these sports. Feel free to ask questions, discuss my speculations, etc.

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  • [Speculative moves are in brackets with text in italics]
  • Uncertain moves (including speculative) have the school name followed by "?", with the conference joining/leaving and year also possibly uncertain/speculative
  • +School = member joining conference for sport
  • -School = member leaving conference for sport
  • (Conference) = the conference the member is either confirmed to be joining from or confirmed to be leaving for (D1 unless otherwise indicated)
  • [Conference?] = the conference the member is either joining from or leaving for, based on speculation (D1 unless otherwise indicated)
  • 22, 23, 24, 25 = year in which conference move takes place
  • (# to #) = members in 2021-22 to confirmed members in 2025-26
  • [#?] = members in 2025-26 based on speculation
  • * = number of members is below NCAA minimum for sponsoring the sport

FBS CONFERENCES (as of 2021-22)

American Athletic Conference (AAC)
  • Basketball (11 to 14): -Central Florida (B12) 23, -Cincinnati (B12) 23, -Houston (B12) 23, +Charlotte (CUSA) 23, +FAU (CUSA) 23, +North Texas (CUSA) 23, +Rice (CUSA) 23, +UAB (CUSA) 23, +UTSA (CUSA) 23
  • Football (11 to 14): -Central Florida (B12) 23, -Cincinnati (B12) 23, -Houston (B12) 23, +Charlotte (CUSA) 23, +FAU (CUSA) 23, +North Texas (CUSA) 23, +Rice (CUSA) 23, +UAB (CUSA) 23, +UTSA (CUSA) 23
  • Baseball (8 to 10): -Central Florida (B12) 23, -Cincinnati (B12) 23, -Houston (B12) 23, +Charlotte (CUSA) 23, +FAU (CUSA) 23, +Rice (CUSA) 23, +UAB (CUSA) 23, +UTSA (CUSA) 23
  • Soccer (6 to 8): -Central Florida (D1 Ind? [ASUN?]) 23, +Charlotte (CUSA) 23, +FAU (CUSA) 23, +UAB (CUSA) 23
Big 12 Conference (B12)
  • Basketball (10 to 12): +BYU (WCC) 23, +Central Florida (AAC) 23, +Cincinnati (AAC) 23, +Houston (AAC) 23, -Oklahoma (SEC) 25, -Texas (SEC) 25
  • Football (10 to 12): +BYU (FBS Ind) 23, +Central Florida (AAC) 23, +Cincinnati (AAC) 23, +Houston (AAC) 23, -Oklahoma (SEC) 25, -Texas (SEC) 25
  • Baseball (9 to 11): +BYU (WCC) 23, +Central Florida (AAC) 23, +Cincinnati (AAC) 23, +Houston (AAC) 23, -Oklahoma (SEC) 25, -Texas (SEC) 25
Conference USA (CUSA)
  • Basketball (14 to 9): -Marshall (SBC) 22, -Old Dominion (SBC) 22, -Southern Miss (SBC) 22, -Charlotte (AAC) 23, -FAU (AAC) 23, -North Texas (AAC) 23, -Rice (AAC) 23, -UAB (AAC) 23, -UTSA (AAC) 23, +Jacksonville State (ASUN) 23, +Liberty (ASUN) 23, +New Mexico State (WAC) 23, +Sam Houston (WAC) 23
  • Football (14 to 9): -Marshall (SBC) 22, -Old Dominion (SBC) 22, -Southern Miss (SBC) 22, -Charlotte (AAC) 23, -FAU (AAC) 23, -North Texas (AAC) 23, -Rice (AAC) 23, -UAB (AAC) 23, -UTSA (AAC) 23, +Jacksonville State (ASUN) 23, +Liberty (ASUN) 23, +New Mexico State (FBS Ind) 23, +Sam Houston (WAC) 23
  • Baseball (12 to 8): -Marshall (SBC) 22, -Old Dominion (SBC) 22, -Southern Miss (SBC) 22, -Charlotte (AAC) 23, -FAU (AAC) 23, -Rice (AAC) 23, -UAB (AAC) 23, -UTSA (AAC) 23, +Jacksonville State (ASUN) 23, +Liberty (ASUN) 23, +New Mexico State (WAC) 23, +Sam Houston (WAC) 23
  • Soccer (9 to 5*? [0*?]): -Coastal Carolina (SBC) 22, -Marshall (SBC) 22, -Old Dominion (SBC) 22, +West Virginia? (MAC) 22, -Charlotte (AAC) 23, -FAU (AAC) 23, -UAB (AAC) 23, +Liberty? (ASUN) 23 [-FIU? (ASUN) 23, -Kentucky? (SBC) 23, -South Carolina? (SBC) 23]
Mid-American Conference (MAC)
  • Basketball (12)
  • Football (12)
  • Baseball (11)
  • Soccer (7 to 4*? [6?]): -Georgia Southern (SBC) 22, -Georgia State (SBC) 22, -West Virginia? (CUSA) 22 [+Chicago State? (WAC) 22, +Southern Indiana? (D2 GLVC) 22, -Chicago State? (OVC) 23, -Southern Indiana? (OVC) 23, +Liberty? (ASUN) 23]
Southeastern Conference (SEC)
  • Basketball (14 to 16): +Oklahoma (B12) 25, +Texas (B12) 25
  • Football (14 to 16): +Oklahoma (B12) 25, +Texas (B12) 25
  • Baseball (14 to 16): +Oklahoma (B12) 25, +Texas (B12) 25
Sun Belt Conference (SBC)
  • Basketball (12 to 14): -Little Rock (OVC) 22, -Texas-Arlington (WAC) 22, +James Madison (CAA) 22, +Marshall (CUSA) 22, +Old Dominion (CUSA) 22, +Southern Miss (CUSA) 22
  • Football (10 to 14): +James Madison (CAA) 22, +Marshall (CUSA) 22, +Old Dominion (CUSA) 22, +Southern Miss (CUSA) 22
  • Baseball (12 to 14): -Little Rock (OVC) 22, -Texas-Arlington (WAC) 22, +James Madison (CAA) 22, +Marshall (CUSA) 22, +Old Dominion (CUSA) 22, +Southern Miss (CUSA) 22
  • Soccer (0* to 6 [8?]): +Coastal Carolina (CUSA) 22, +Georgia Southern (MAC) 22, +Georgia State (MAC) 22, +James Madison (CAA) 22, +Marshall (CUSA) 22, +Old Dominion (CUSA) 22 [+Kentucky? (CUSA) 23, +South Carolina? (CUSA) 23]
FBS Independent
  • Football (7 to 4): -BYU (B12) 23, -Liberty (CUSA) 23, -New Mexico State (CUSA) 23

FCS CONFERENCES (as of 2021-22)

Big Sky Conference (BSkC)
  • Basketball (11 to 10): -Southern Utah (WAC) 22
  • Football (13 to 12): -Southern Utah (WAC) 22
Big South Conference (BSoC)
  • Basketball (12 to 11): -Hampton (CAA) 22
  • Football (9 to 5* [8?]): -Hampton (CAA) 22, -Kennesaw State (ASUN) 22, -Monmouth (CAA) 22, -North Alabama (ASUN) 22 [+Eastern Illinois? (OVC) 23, +Southeast Missouri? (OVC) 23, +Tennessee-Martin? (OVC) 23]
  • Baseball (11)
  • Soccer (9)
Colonial Athletic Association (CAA)
  • Basketball (10 to 12): -James Madison (SBC) 22, +Hampton (BSoC) 22, +Monmouth (MAAC) 22, +Stony Brook (AEC) 22
  • Football (12 to 13): -James Madison (SBC) 22, +Hampton (BSoC) 22, +Monmouth (BSoC) 22
  • Baseball (9 to 10): -James Madison (SBC) 22, +Monmouth (MAAC) 22, +Stony Brook (AEC) 22
  • Soccer (9 to 10): -James Madison (SBC) 22, +Monmouth (MAAC) 22, +Stony Brook (AEC) 22
  • Lacrosse (6 to 9?): +Hampton? (SoCon) 22, +Monmouth (MAAC) 22, +Stony Brook (AEC) 22
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC)
  • Basketball (8 [9?]): [+Chicago State? (WAC) 22]
  • Football (6)
  • Baseball (5*)
Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVFC)
  • Football (11 [12?]): [+Murray State? (OVC) 23]
Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) [to NFB? 23]
  • Basketball (10 to 9 [10?]): -Austin Peay (ASUN) 22, -Belmont (MVC) 22, -Murray State (MVC) 22, +Little Rock (SBC) 22, +Southern Indiana (D2 GLVC) 22 [+Chicago State? (WAC) 22, -Tennessee State? (ASUN) 23, -Tennessee Tech? (ASUN) 23, +Lipscomb? (ASUN) 23, +Western Illinois? (SL) 23]
  • Football (7 to 5* [0*?]): -Austin Peay (ASUN) 22, -Murray State (FCS Ind? [MVFC?]) 23 [-Eastern Illinois? (BSoC) 23, -Southeast Missouri? (BSoC) 23, -Tennessee State? (ASUN) 23, -Tennessee Tech? (ASUN) 23, -Tennessee-Martin? (BSoC) 23]
  • Baseball (9 to 8 [9?]): -Austin Peay (ASUN) 22, -Belmont (MVC) 22, -Murray State (MVC) 22, +Little Rock (SBC) 22, +Southern Indiana (D2 GLVC) 22 [-Tennessee Tech? (ASUN) 23, +Lipscomb? (ASUN) 23, +Western Illinois? (SL) 23]
  • Soccer (0* [6?]): [+Chicago State? (D1 Ind? [MAC?]) 23, +Eastern Illinois? (SL) 23, +Lipscomb? (ASUN) 23, +SIU Edwardsville? (MVC) 23, +Southern Indiana? (D1 Ind? [MAC?]) 23, +Western Illinois? (SL) 23]
Southern Conference (SoCon)
  • Basketball (10)
  • Football (9)
  • Baseball (8)
  • Soccer (7 to 6): -Belmont (MVC) 22
  • Lacrosse (6 to 5*?): -Hampton? (CAA) 22
Southland Conference (SLC)
  • Basketball (8): -Incarnate Word (WAC) 22, +TAMU Commerce (D2 LSC) 22
  • Football (6): -Incarnate Word (WAC) 22, +TAMU Commerce (D2 LSC) 22
  • Baseball (8 to 7): -Incarnate Word (WAC) 22
Western Athletic Conference (WAC)
  • Basketball (13): -Chicago State (D1 Ind? [OVC?]) 22, +Incarnate Word (SLC) 22, +Southern Utah (BSkC) 22, +Texas-Arlington (SBC) 22, -New Mexico State (CUSA) 23, -Sam Houston (CUSA) 23
  • Football (9 to 8): -Central Arkansas (ASUN) 22, -Eastern Kentucky (ASUN) 22, -Jacksonville State (ASUN) 22, +Incarnate Word (SLC) 22, +Southern Utah (BSkC) 22, -Sam Houston (CUSA) 23, +UTRGV (no program) 24
  • Baseball (13): +Incarnate Word (SLC) 22, +Texas-Arlington (SBC) 22, -New Mexico State (CUSA) 23, -Sam Houston (CUSA) 23
  • Soccer (12 to 11): -Chicago State (D1 Ind? [MAC?]) 22
FCS Independent
  • Football (0 to 1? [0?]): +Murray State? (OVC) 23

NON-FOOTBALL CONFERENCES (as of 2021-22)

America East Conference (AEC)
  • Basketball (10 to 8): -Stony Brook (CAA) 22, -Hartford (D3 conf TBD) 23
  • Baseball (8 to 6): -Stony Brook (CAA) 22, -Hartford (D3 conf TBD) 23
  • Soccer (9 to 7): -Stony Brook (CAA) 22, -Hartford (D3 conf TBD) 23
  • Lacrosse (8 to 6): -Stony Brook (CAA) 22, -Hartford (D3 conf TBD) 23
ASUN Conference (to FCS 22)
  • Basketball (12 to 11): +Austin Peay (OVC) 22, -Jacksonville State (CUSA) 23, -Liberty (CUSA) 23 [-Bellarmine? (HL) 22, -Lipscomb? (OVC) 23, +Tennessee State? (OVC) 23, +Tennessee Tech? (OVC) 23]
  • Football (0* to 5* [7?]): +Austin Peay (OVC) 22, +Central Arkansas (WAC) 22, +Eastern Kentucky (WAC) 22, +Jacksonville State (WAC) 22, +Kennesaw State (BSoC) 22, +North Alabama (BSoC) 22, -Jacksonville State (CUSA) 23 [+Tennessee State? (OVC) 23, +Tennessee Tech? (OVC) 23]
  • Baseball (12 to 11 [10?]): +Austin Peay (OVC) 22, -Jacksonville State (CUSA) 23, -Liberty (CUSA) 23 [-Bellarmine? (HL) 22, -Lipscomb? (OVC) 23, +Tennessee Tech? (OVC) 23]
  • Soccer (8 to 7 [6?]): -Liberty (CUSA? [MAC?]) 23 [-Bellarmine? (HL) 22, -Central Arkansas? (SL) 23, -Lipscomb? (OVC) 23, +Central Florida? (AAC) 23, +FIU? (CUSA) 23]
  • Lacrosse (6)
Atlantic-10 Conference (A-10)
  • Basketball (14 to 15): +Loyola-Chicago (MVC) 22
  • Baseball (12)
  • Soccer (13 to 14): +Loyola-Chicago (MVC) 22
Horizon League (HL)
  • Basketball (12 to 11 [12?]): -UIC (MVC) 22 [+Bellarmine? (ASUN) 22]
  • Baseball (7 to 6 [7?]): -UIC (MVC) 22 [+Bellarmine? (ASUN) 22]
  • Soccer (11 to 10 [11?]): -UIC (MVC) 22 [+Bellarmine? (ASUN) 22]
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC)
  • Basketball (11 to 10): -Monmouth (CAA) 22
  • Baseball (11 to 10): -Monmouth (CAA) 22
  • Soccer (11 to 10): -Monmouth (CAA) 22
  • Lacrosse (7 to 6): -Monmouth (CAA) 22
Missouri Valley Conference (MVC)
  • Basketball (10 to 12): -Loyola-Chicago (A-10) 22, +Belmont (OVC) 22, +Murray State (OVC) 22, +UIC (HL) 22
  • Baseball (8 to 11): +Belmont (OVC) 22, +Murray State (OVC) 22, +UIC (HL) 22
  • Soccer (6 to 7 [6?]): -Loyola-Chicago (A-10) 22, +Belmont (SoCon) 22, +UIC (HL) 22 [-SIU Edwardsville? (OVC) 23]
Summit League (SL)
  • Basketball (10 [9?]): [-Western Illinois? (OVC) 23]
  • Baseball (7 [6?]): [-Western Illinois? (OVC) 23]
  • Soccer (7 [6?]): [-Eastern Illinois? (OVC) 23, -Western Illinois? (OVC) 23, +Central Arkansas? (ASUN) 23]
West Coast Conference (WCC)
  • Basketball (10 to 9): -BYU (B12) 23
  • Baseball (10 to 9): -BYU (B12) 23
  • Soccer (8)
D1 Independent
  • Basketball (0 to 1? [0?]): +Chicago State? (WAC) 22
  • Soccer (0 to 3? [0?]): +Chicago State? (WAC) 22, +Southern Indiana? (D2 GLVC) 22, +Central Florida? (AAC) 23 [-Chicago State? (OVC) 23, -Southern Indiana? (OVC) 23]

Potential D2 Call-ups
  • Grand Valley State (GLIAC): basketball (OVC?), football (OVC?), baseball (OVC?)
  • Lincoln Memorial (SAC): basketball (BSoC?/OVC?), baseball (BSoC?/OVC?), soccer (BSoC?/MAC?/OVC?), lacrosse (ASUN?/SoCon?)
  • Lindenwood (GLVC): basketball (OVC?), football (OVC?), baseball (OVC?), soccer (MAC?/OVC?), lacrosse (ASUN?)
  • New Haven (NE10): basketball (NEC?), football (NEC?), baseball (NEC?), soccer (NEC?)
  • Queens (SAC): basketball (BSoC?), baseball (BSoC?), soccer (BSoC?), lacrosse (ASUN?/SoCon?)

An impressive effort on your part. I just perused and plan to check again. Well done.
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(02-13-2022 08:59 AM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(02-13-2022 06:00 AM)AZcats Wrote:  So many false statements. The article does not say what you claim. The baseball field did get some improvements but it was just new lighting allowing them to play night games for the first time ever. and new turf The football stadium is expanding to nearly 12,000 seats and a waterfall but there is nothing about anymore seating. You are right about one thing; there is no official invite. That is because they are ineligible for D1. It does not matter how big or shiny their stadiums are, they will remain ineligible and never receive an official invite until a men's sport is added.

Again, this is a naive viewpoint. If a D1 conference wants to add a D2 school that lacks a sport, then in the announcement that the school will be joining the conference, it will also be noted that in addition to all the scholarships the school has to tack on to their existing sports to meet D1 minimums, they will be adding scholarships to a particular sport or sports they currently lack but would need to be D1 complaint. The D1 conference won't necessarily just wait until the D2 schools adds the sport(s) of their own volition, but rather would make it part of the conditions for joining.

Maybe so but it's been at least 16 years since a school did not meet the D1 sports sponsorship requirement at the time they received their D1 conference invite.
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(02-13-2022 08:34 AM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(02-13-2022 04:04 AM)DavidSt Wrote:  I posted a link to a news article out of Edmond, Oklahoma that UCO and Southland are talking. There is no official invite yet, but it seems they are working out for them to join D1. They do have all three money sports, and they could be a good target to add since they already upgraded their baseball field and now they are adding more seats to 12,000 and possible more addition seating. They need to just add one more men's sport and a posible women's sport for title 9 purposes, but it seems they do have donors giving money for these projects.

We don't need any of your nonsense in this thread. Provide the link to the article, or post elsewhere.

The best thing you could do for yourself DavidSt is repost the link wherever you’re first referencing it. I’ve seen this several times now, you’ll say you posted something in some other thread somewhere, sometimes weeks or months ago, and then move on with a summary that may or may not reflect the piece. It would be helpful if we knew what you posted so we’re working from the same material. Just a thought for discussion quality!
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I keep hearing the word aggressive associated with the MAAC and their approach to present realignment. Who in D1 do they plan on aggressively pursuing and how do they plan to address their expansion schools’ need for a football home as most of the teams they’d be potentially poaching from the NEC sponsor football.
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(02-13-2022 08:34 AM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(02-13-2022 04:04 AM)DavidSt Wrote:  I posted a link to a news article out of Edmond, Oklahoma that UCO and Southland are talking. There is no official invite yet, but it seems they are working out for them to join D1. They do have all three money sports, and they could be a good target to add since they already upgraded their baseball field and now they are adding more seats to 12,000 and possible more addition seating. They need to just add one more men's sport and a posible women's sport for title 9 purposes, but it seems they do have donors giving money for these projects.

We don't need any of your nonsense in this thread. Provide the link to the article, or post elsewhere.

It is not nonsense, Nerdlinger. That article I posted in The Southland thread had UCO's officials on record that they have been in talks to several D1 conferences. The Southland is the one they are still talking today. They have not said anything about moving up or staying. They are keeping all their cards to their vests. I do think even Matt have them listed on moving up as well as a potential seriesness.
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(02-13-2022 08:59 AM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(02-13-2022 06:00 AM)AZcats Wrote:  So many false statements. The article does not say what you claim. The baseball field did get some improvements but it was just new lighting allowing them to play night games for the first time ever. and new turf The football stadium is expanding to nearly 12,000 seats and a waterfall but there is nothing about anymore seating. You are right about one thing; there is no official invite. That is because they are ineligible for D1. It does not matter how big or shiny their stadiums are, they will remain ineligible and never receive an official invite until a men's sport is added.

Again, this is a naive viewpoint. If a D1 conference wants to add a D2 school that lacks a sport, then in the announcement that the school will be joining the conference, it will also be noted that in addition to all the scholarships the school has to tack on to their existing sports to meet D1 minimums, they will be adding scholarships to a particular sport or sports they currently lack but would need to be D1 complaint. The D1 conference won't necessarily just wait until the D2 schools adds the sport(s) of their own volition, but rather would make it part of the conditions for joining.

UCO do sponsor club sports that they do spend money on. Men's volleyball would be cheap to add. UCO would have a baseball team that Southland needs. The other sport would be a woman's like wrestling or ice hockey. They do have a club men's team. Many D2 schools do turned the club team into a varsity before moving up.
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