Wednesday, May 22, 2013

UAlbany possibly to become full CAA member

The University at Albany made an announcement last August that its football team would compete in the Colonial Athletic Association, starting in the 2013 season.

The decision was viewed as a step up by many, as that league has had more success on a national level that the Great Danes previous league, the Northeast Conference.

Now, it looks like UAlbany could become a full member of the CAA.

The UAlbany Athletic Department released the following statement on Wednesday afternoon.

"At this time, the reports that we are moving to the CAA are untrue. We remain a partner of the America East and we have no further comment on conference affiliation at this time."

That makes it seem like this is a bit premature, but the words "at this time" seem to indicate the situation is fluid and could change

The full-time CAA members are Delaware, Drexel, Hofstra, James Madison, Northeastern, Towson, UNC-Wilmington and William & Mary. Charleston is also set to join the league in the fall.

Associate members in football include Villanova, Maine, New Hampshire, Stony Brook and currently UAlbany.

The Great Danes first CAA football game is scheduled to take place at brand new Bob Ford Field, on September 14, against Rhode Island.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Note to the Siena Admin: GET SIENA TO THE A10!

May 22, 2013 at 4:28 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hate to add to the rumor mill without better confirmation but a friend who is an alumnus says that there is some talk of adding women's rowing. He didn't say if the the thinking about Title IX or relates to a CAA move (CAA does have a rowing championships.)

He rowed for their club-status program a bunch of years ago. Says that their alumni group provides a ton of the financial support and brought in a well connected coach with a beefy resume (conference championship somewhere else among other things that he mentioned.)

Apparently the coach already has the team competing successfully with schools from the MAAC and A-10.

I'm sure no one would comment but it would be great to have a way to get confirmation on this sort of stuff.

May 23, 2013 at 2:52 PM 

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