Old Dominion joins C-USA and they are a great add, no doubt about it. They have been successful already in football, they have above average basketball, excellent academics, and a nice media market. It was a no-brainer really and the best add they’ve had this time around with the possible exception of LA Tech.
So now C-USA is officially at 14. ECU’s Chancellor wants at least 16 (see the “Tentative” on their map).Will App State be one of the last 2? We’ll have to compete with MTSU, WKU, & FAU probably. It will be tough but hopefully we get the nod. But what if we don’t?
Well our current conference the SoCon is in trouble – in part due to App State. College of Charleston and Davidson are on a short list to be added to the CAA. App State and Georgia Southern can’t wait to get out the door to FBS. There are even messageboard-type rumors that Elon is at least being looked at by the CAA. So what is the SoCon going to do?
According to SoCon Commissioner John Iamarino, he has a short list of schools he wants to add:
“I haven’t shared that list with anyone yet,” he said. “But it might be time to share it at our upcoming meetings.”
Coastal Carolina is definitely on the list. I would guess that Winthrop, Gardner-Webb, Campbell, & UNC-Asheville are also getting looked at.