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JMU May Be Leaving The CAA Too

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.

D.C. sports fan and digital media guy that's been doing this since 2004. Once threw a football further than Chris Cooley.



  1. sportzak

    March 27, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    The Sun Belt also recently added Appalachian State and Georgia Southern, both from FCS as well.

  2. Jamie Mottram

    March 27, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    Yeah, and I feel like JMU and App St. already have a nice little thing going.

  3. Wcked Pixels

    March 28, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Those look like some long road trips.

  4. BDK

    March 29, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    Those are some crappy schools to be associated with academically.

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