I’m not going to pretend to know the particulars of this, and JMU Sports Blog has a very good rundown of it, but the CAA is crumbling and it sounds like JMU may be moving to the Sun Belt Conference. That is, if Western Kentucky is moving on to C-USA. So nothing is definitely happening here.
My know-nothing reactions to that would be two-fold, though:
1. D-1/FBS football! Sweet! There are two schools of thought, but I’d rather the Dukes be a top-division bottom-feeder than a second-division power.
2. Who are these guys? I’m only vaguely aware of most of the Sun Belt schools (sure are Southern, though!), but it’s not like GMU, Richmond, VCU or ODU are still in the CAA anyway.
In any event, JMU has to do something, and it’ll probably be driven by football. The Sun Belt’s not the MAC, but it’d do.