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On Thursday night we featured a rain-shortened baseball game between UNCW and George Mason. We also talked to UNCW A.D Jimmy Bass about the recent trend of schools leaving the CAA. In golf the UNCW men's golf team is tied for fifth place after one round of their NCAA Golf Regional. Plus, we featured state playoff softball action on Thursday that pitted South Columbus and South Lenoir.
Old Dominion is leaving the Colonial Athletic Association and joining Conference USA. School President John R. Broderick said in a release Thursday that the move will be effective July 1, 2013.
VCU President Michael Rao says the university Is leaving the Colonial Athletic Association and will join the Atlantic 10. Rao says the switch will take effect in all sports on July 1, 2012.
Academic sanctions and potential defections could give the Colonial Athletic Association a drastically different look. UNC Wilmington is not on the list for leaving the conference, but the UNCW men's basketball team is on the list for academic sanctions.
On Monday the CAA announced a five-year agreement with the NBC Sports Group that will exponentially increase both the conference’s national exposure and number of games produced in high definition.
Seahawk baseball fans wonder if this will be the year UNCW makes it back to the NCAA tournament. The Seahawks open the 2012 season at home against Ohio on February 17.
ACC fans are accustomed to having at least one ACC team in the Final Four. This year the ACC came up empty when the final surviving ACC lost on Sunday. The CAA has a team heading to the Final Four though.