Longwood Heading To The Big South As The List Of Independents Continues To Shrink

All that's left now is to find Cal State Bakersfield a conference home.

Longwood University , the Farmville, Virginia school with an enrollment of around 4,800, is finally headed to a conference after spending its first five years in Division I as an independent, and the Lancers didn't even have to settle from a geographic or competitive perspective to make the move. On July 1st, Longwood will become the Big South Conference's 12th member, a move that seemed inevitable, even if it took forever to happen. The Big South features three other Virginia schools--Liberty, Radford, and VMI--and eight in the Carolinas. The travel factor, along with the possibility of increased access to NCAA Championships, makes this a great move for one of Division I's newest members.

I've updated the Conference Changes for 2012-13 (And Beyond) page with this information.

(HT: Patrick Stevens of The Washington Times @D1scourse)

Enjoy this post? Follow Blogging the Bracket on Twitter and Like the site on Facebook.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Blogging the Bracket

You must be a member of Blogging the Bracket to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blogging the Bracket. You should read them.

Join Blogging the Bracket

You must be a member of Blogging the Bracket to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blogging the Bracket. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker