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Revolving Door WAC Moves Step Closer To Survival

The addition of Cal State Bakersfield and Utah Valley helps move the WAC closer to the magic number of seven: the number of schools needed to retain its automatic bid to the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

Notre Dame Apparently Headed To The ACC (For All But Football, Hockey)

Updated with SB Nation link. I guess the idea of playing basketball against the likes of SMU and Houston didn't sit well in South Bend. The first info I saw on this subjecthttp://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/8369070/notre-dame-sports-football-hockey-acc came from ESPN's Brett McMurphy, who has a good track record with this sort of thing. While I've been expecting a move like this for some time (based on message board chatter), I didn't quite expect it today. The Fighting Irish will now see a sizable chunk of its football schedule filled with ACC opposition (5 games according to McMurphy). Plus, they'll join fellow ACC rival Boston College in Hockey East. (Note the ACC will need four more teams to sponsor hockey as a conference, a big number, but not too sizable.) The big question is when this move happens, given the Big East's 27-month notice requirement. But, hey, it's not like Notre Dame would have much issue getting past that hurdle financially. Another is if football joins the conference down the road at some point, perhaps when the NBC money runs out.

Conference Realignment: The Southland Grows (Again), While The WAC Continues To Fade (Again)

Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean looks at the Southland's recent expansion and the WAC's continued move toward extinction.

Boston University Joins List Of Teams Unable To Claim An Auto Bid In 2012-13

Sunday, July 1st saw 20 current Division I schools switch conferences for the 2012-13 academic year. In a year's time, two dozen more moves will be made. The overwhelming majority of these lame...

Boston University Off To The Patriot League For 2013-14

The Wheel O' Conference Realignment has taken yet another turn. The Terriers leave the America East, where it was a charter member. Holy Cross now has a convenient travel partner in the now nine-team loop. The Conference Changes for 2013-14 page is now updated with this info. Read more about this at Unranked America East.

Who Says There's No News In Mid-May?

A quick look at some key pieces of info for a May afternoon... Old Dominion is, after much deliberation, departing the Colonial Athletic Association for Conference USA effective with the 2013-14...

VCU to Atlantic 10 is all but official now. The university has a presser scheduled for 1:30 p.m....

VCU to Atlantic 10 is all but official now. The university has a presser scheduled for 1:30 p.m. and the conference has one set for an hour later. I've updated the Conference Changes for 2013-14 page with this info. Update: CBS's Brett McMurphy (who else) says this move is effective for THIS fall. So the Conference Changes 2012-13 page received an unexpected update. Sorry for the lack of posts lately, but between work and moving, I haven't had a ton of time.

per Tim Pearrell of the Richmond Times-Dispatch

Conference Realignment For 2013-14

I'm updating this as quickly as I can based on new information. Today, I've moved Charlotte, UTSA, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, and FIU to Conference USA, reducing their soon-to-be former conferences in kind. As for Old Dominion ... well, that's a different story entirely. The Monarchs have yet to commit. When they do, I'll move them, and wait for the next set of dominoes to fall.

MWC Connection: San Jose State And Utah State Are Mountain West-Bound

The parade of conference realignment press conferences continues on Friday with the official announcement of the Spartans' and Aggies' move. I've updated the Conference Realignment For 2013-14 page yet again with this info.

Butler To The Atlantic 10; Texas State To Sun Belt Now Official

Mike Rutherford has more over at SB Nation. The Conference Realignment for 2013-14 page is updated with this news, along with Texas State's move to the Sun Belt. More info will be added as moves, especially in the A10, CAA, C-USA, and Mountain West, are made official.

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