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Follow-up to the previous post mentioning WAC membership for 2022:
UIW (Incarnate Word) has announced that they will not proceed in joining the WAC and will instead remain in the Southland conference.
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ST_Lawson wrote: Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:52 am Follow-up to the previous post mentioning WAC membership for 2022:
UIW (Incarnate Word) has announced that they will not proceed in joining the WAC and will instead remain in the Southland conference.

 
Another follow-up...Lamar was planning on going back to the Southland in I think 2023. That has been moved up to this season.
Southland Football in 2022 includes the following teams: Houston Baptist, Incarnate Word, Lamar, McNeese State, Nicholls State, Northwestern State, Southeastern Louisiana, and Texas A&M-Commerce

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Campbell is leaving the Big South to join the CAA next year (2023). As a reminder, NC A&T also joining the CAA next year.
Also, James Madison is transitioning to the FBS, so they are no longer in the CAA.
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ST_Lawson wrote: Wed Feb 23, 2022 10:22 am Probably posted a bit early, but it looks like it's official for Lindenwood to DI and the OVC:


 
And they're really upping their facilities...

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Looks like Kennesaw State is likely to be moving up to CUSA. Kennesaw State has ~40k students, although is generally thought of as a "commuter school", so idk how many students actually live on campus. 40k puts it bigger than U of Iowa or Nebraska, and slightly smaller than Indiana University or Maryland. They're also located in Kennesaw, GA, which is a northern suburb of Atlanta, so it gets CUSA into the Atlanta market (it currently does not have a presence in Georgia, although does have a presence in most of the neighboring states.
If the addition of KSU goes through, CUSA football in 2023 will consist of: Florida International, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee State, U of Texas El Paso (UTEP), Western Kentucky, plus new additions Jacksonville State, Liberty, New Mexico State, Sam Houston State, and Kennesaw State.

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Update on Kennesaw State to C-USA:

 
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Kennesaw State to CUSA is official: https://ksuowls.com/news/2022/10/14/gen ... 24-25.aspx


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Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH) looking at adding FCS football (Pioneer League) and rowing.

I know the Pioneer doesn’t really concern itself with travel costs much with teams in California, Florida, and NY State, but they’re really close to current Pioneer League members Dayton, Morehead, and Butler, with Valpo not too far away either.




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UT-Rio Grande Valley officially adding football at the FCS level and joining the WAC in 2025.




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Bunch of ASUN and WAC schools are planning on moving up to FBS "en masse":
Stephen F. Austin (WAC)
Abilene Christian (WAC)
Utah Tech (WAC)
Southern Utah (WAC)
Tarleton State (WAC)
Austin Peay (ASUN)
Eastern Kentucky (ASUN)
Central Arkansas (ASUN)
North Alabama (ASUN)
UT Rio Grande Valley (new team, 2025)

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