Newport News, VA (Sports Network) - The Atlantic 10 Conference announced
Wednesday that Davidson will join the league for the 2014-15 season.
The Wildcats are the second school the conference has added this offseason to
offset the losses of Temple, Charlotte, Butler and Xavier. George Mason is
leaving the CAA to join the Atlantic 10 for the 2013-14 academic year.
Davidson originally turned down an opportunity to join the CAA a year ago to
stay in the Southern Conference.
"Davidson is an ideal fit for the Atlantic 10 -- as a nationally recognized
academic Institution complimented by excellence in a broad-based athletic
program -- the Wildcats will be competitive immediately. Their success in
men's basketball is important, bringing another nationally recognized brand
into the league," Atlantic 10 commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade said.
The remaining members in the A-10 include UMass, Dayton, Rhode Island, La
Salle, Saint Joseph's, St. Bonaventure, Duquesne, Fordham, Richmond, Saint
Louis, George Washington and VCU.
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