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Davidson to join Atlantic 10 in 2014-15
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On May 8, 2013 @ 11:17 am In Wirenews | Comments Disabled
by Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY Sports
Davidson College announced plans to join the Atlantic 10 Conference in a news conference Wednesday morning.
The Wildcats will join the league effective July 1, 2014.
“Davidson is thrilled to join the Atlantic 10 Conference to compete alongside some of the most dynamic Division I student-athletes in the country,” school president Carol Quillen said in a statement. “Our athletic teams – from men’s basketball to women’s lacrosse, from men’s swimming to women’s tennis – are ready for this new opportunity and we have the greatest confidence they will succeed.”
Davidson’s arrival could help fill the void left in the A-10 when Butler and Xavier parted ways to join the new Big East.
Coming off a breakout year as one of the top basketball conferences in the country, the A-10 has now found two strong replacement with an Elite Eight finisher in Davidson (2008), while also adding 2006 Final Four finisher George Mason at the start of the 2013-14 season. The Wildcats will join the league in 2014-15.
With Charlotte leaving for Conference USA next season and Temple going to the American Athletic Conference, the league is now made up of: UMass, Dayton, Rhode Island, La Salle, Saint Joseph’s, St. Bonaventure, Duquesne, Fordham, Richmond, Saint Louis, George Washington and VCU.
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