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WWAY’s Thursday night sports – May 17

video 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 leaving CAA for Conference USA

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 leaves CAA, announces move to Atlantic 10

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.

CAA may be forced to prepare for new look

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.

Williams, UNCW beat James Madison 70-59 in CAA opener

videoFreshman forward Cedrick Williams scored 22 points to lead UNC Wilmington past James Madison 70-59 Friday in a first-round game in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament.

Colonial inks television deal

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.

Hopes high as first pitch nears at UNCW

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.

CAA’s VCU gets into Final Four, UNC does not

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.

Hawks Eliminated from CAA Baseball Tournament

videoThe George Mason Patriots defeated UNCW Friday afternoon at Brooks Field 14-9. The loss eliminates UNCW from the CAA Baseball Tournament.

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