Realignment Day Glance

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 1, 2013 at 5:27 pm •  Published: July 1, 2013
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Happy realignment day!

It certainly was for the Atlantic Coast Conference, which welcomed Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Notre Dame to the league with a celebratory news conference/flag planting in New York City. Other leagues took a more low-key approach.

Here's a look at just a few of the dozens of conference switches in Division I that became official on July 1.

— American Athletic Conference opened for business and Memphis, Central Florida, SMU and Houston left Conference USA to become members of the conference formerly known as the Big East.

— The new Big East is up and running. The basketball-centric league was created by old Big East members Villanova, Georgetown, St. John's, Providence, Seton Hall, Marquette and DePaul. Joining them on Monday was Butler, Xavier and Creighton.

— Charlotte, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, Old Dominion and Texas-San Antonio all became members of Conference USA, as the league restocks after being gutted by the American.

— Georgia State, UT-Arlington and Texas State are now in the Sun Belt, as the conference restocks after being gutted by C-USA.

— The Mountain West adds Utah State and San Jose State from the Western Athletic Conference, which is now out of the football business.

— Coming in 2014: Maryland and Rutgers to the Big Ten. Louisville to the ACC. East Carolina, Tulsa and Tulane to the American. Georgia Southern and Appalachian State join the Sun Belt.


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