This moves makes sense geographically for the Bruins, as the bulk of the Ohio Valley's membership is within a bus trip (and the league offices are just outside of Nashville.
The addition of Belmont, who has qualified for the NCAAs in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2011, makes the OVC an even tougher loop. Murray State won a First Round game in 2010 and Morehead State has a 2009 Opening Round victory and 2011
First Second Round triumph. The Bruins, meanwhile, have come close themselves and are poised to finally breakthrough in 2011-12.
As for the Atlantic Sun, that conference could be in the market for new members, since Campbell is already headed for the Big South in time for the 2011-12 campaign.