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)

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