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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: August 02, 2021, 04:21:05 pm »
Made a few edits regarding committee approvals and added a couple moves that were missing.

Provisional Pipeline for 2021-22
Full membership fall 2021: SUNY-Delhi
*3rd year provisional members (full membership fall 2022): Pratt, University of St Thomas (Texas)
2nd year provisional members (full membership fall 2023): Bob Jones, Mississippi University for Women, Warren Wilson
1st year provisional members: Asbury
Exploratory: Johnson & Wales (Charlotte)

* Games against Year 3 provisional members count the same as games against full-members for regional-ranking and tournament selection purposes

Becker is closing, removed from NECC
Wesley athletic programs discontinued in merger with Delaware State, leaves AEC

Conference Changes Starting in 2021-2022
Bay Path leaves the NECC and NCAA for the USCAA
Centenary (NJ) leaves the CSAC for the AEC
Elms leaves the NECC for the GNAC
Emory & Henry leaves ODAC for Division II
Iowa Wesleyan leaves SLIAC and NCAA for NAIA
Louisiana College leaves ASC and NCAA for NAIA
Mary Baldwin will add men's program, begin play in the USA South
Southern Virginia leaves the C2C for the USA South
St. Mary's (Md.) leaves the C2C for the UEC
St. Norbert leaves the MWC for the NACC
St. Thomas involuntarily removed from MIAC, will join Division I (Summit League)
St. Scholastica leaves the UMAC for the MIAC

Conference Changes Starting in 2022-2023
Averett leaves the USAC for the ODAC
Mississippi University for Women (MUW) will join the SLIAC

Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: July 30, 2021, 07:54:37 pm »
The June membership committee report is finally out.

SUNY Delhi advances to active membership. Bob Jones and Warren Wilson advance to Year 2, St. Thomas (TX) to Year 3. MUW and Pratt must repeat Year 2. (Language in the report makes it clear that Year 4 is gone even for the schools already in the pipeline.)

EDIT: I just read the July report. ( Pratt successfully appealed and will advance to Year 3 after all.

Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: July 08, 2021, 01:42:13 am »
Bay Path is leaving D3 for the USCAA:

The NECC is now down to 4 members for both genders.

Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: June 18, 2021, 07:25:14 pm »
I think we can safely assume now that the reduction to 3 provisional years is effective for those already in the pipeline. The release about MUW indicates they'll be a full D3 member in 2022.

Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: April 08, 2021, 09:49:10 pm »
Remind me– how many schools does a conference need to have in order to remain in the grace period rather than immediately falling into Pool B? This puts the NECC at 4 for men's sports.

Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: March 31, 2021, 01:47:37 am »
Okay, I figured out what gave me the impression.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 30, 2020) - The NCAA Division III Membership Committee announced that it has advanced SUNY Delhi to its third and final year of provisional membership entering the 2020-21 year. The committee communicated that SUNY Delhi has fulfilled all requirements for provisional membership for the 2019-20 academic year. The Broncos are scheduled to become eligible for full-time membership by the 2021-22 season.

Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: March 30, 2021, 06:58:16 pm »
My impression is that the 3-year structure applies to teams already in the process, though I can't remember exactly how I arrived at that conclusion.

Incidentally, as Ryan alluded to above, per the March report (, Asbury is skipping the exploratory year and going straight to Year 1 of provisional membership.

Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: March 18, 2021, 12:47:00 am »
The February membership committee report is out:

Asbury and Johnson & Wales (NC) were accepted for exploratory membership. Manor's application for provisional membership was denied.

Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: February 18, 2021, 02:38:09 pm »
Would Manor College be a possibility, if they get approved for provisional membership?

Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: December 29, 2020, 12:29:01 am »
How's this for vague?

As the COVID19 pandemic continued heading into the start of the 2020-2021 athletic and academic year, there was an expectation that there would be institutions that would need to **** intercollegiate athletics and its fit within the institution. Collegiate Consulting recently completed a comprehensive Divisional Reclassification Study for a Division II institution exploring options at Division III.

The four-month project included an assessment of two Division III conferences within the institution’s geographic footprint, which included institutional comparison, sports sponsorship, travel and opportunity for membership invitation. The study included the membership protocol and steps for an institution to reclassify into Division III.

The institutional assessment included sports and administrative budget analysis, staffing and salaries and total budget impact on the institution.  The final component was a SWOT Analysis comparing the pros and cons of remaining Division II or a reclassification to Division III. The institution is quietly reviewing the report and assessing its options as they consider the future of its intercollegiate athletics program.

Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: November 18, 2020, 02:01:52 pm »
It's finally official!

Nothing surprising or unexpected. But a pretty cool video launch.

I'm relieved to see the numeral "2" isn't actually in the name.

Anecdote time: After I noticed that name in the SVU release (which I posted about on page 74 of this thread), I mentioned it in the /r/CFB mod chat (I'm a mod of /r/CFB). We tweeted about it from the @RedditCFB Twitter account (, even though it wasn't really football-related. Within an hour or two, the Capital Athletic Conference account DM'd us asking to take down the tweet because SVU had inadvertently leaked the rebrand.

Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: November 17, 2020, 03:25:45 pm »
I figure the Emory & Henry news belongs in this thread.

So this would mean Emory & Henry would begin their transition in 2021–22 but not play a SAC schedule until the following year. Don't know whether they'd play a D3 schedule in 2021–22, but they definitely would not be eligible for D3 championships.

Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: October 17, 2020, 04:22:22 pm »
As for Louisiana College, I suspect this is a move related to travel time. LC likely has a more compact footprint in its new conference and this is a school with very little money, so that will be a noticeable savings.

For the most part, the RRAC (LC's new conference except in football) is slightly more compact than the ASC, but does have a school in southeastern New Mexico. However, LC's new football conference has two teams in Arizona.

Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: October 16, 2020, 03:06:47 pm »
Dave - With Dean's move to the GNAC over the summer, I think Inkblot's (partially) right and the NECC would be into their grace period with their men's AQ sports (MSOC/MBB/BASE). Current membership is at 7, but one is Bay Path. That is, of course, NCAA waivers/allowances notwithstanding. Not sure about MVB...Dean gets replaced by Sage, which keeps them at 7, but Dean was a core member and there are now only three left (ENC, Elms, Lesley).

Yes, this is what I meant. I was referring to men's basketball.

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