Many conference changes. Here they are:
The Atlantic 10: Along with new logo
the A10 welcomes Davidson from the SoCon bolstering an already strong basketball league.
The Atlantic Coast Conference adds Louisville. Yikes.
The American gets Tulane, Tulsa, and East Carolina by way of CUSA.
The Big Sky adds the Vandals of Idaho.
The Big Ten will get Maryland and Rutgers, which has to be the new punching bag. 23 years and counting for the Scarlet Knights absence in the NCAA tournament.
The Colonial welcomes former SoCon member, the Phoenix of Elon.
Conference USA has just one team coming in after three teams bailing. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. Same best floor logo and mascot.
The Southern Conference or SoCon adds more teams than any other league welcoming VMI, East Tennessee State, and Mercer.
The Sun Belt Conference adds Appalachian State and Georgia Southern primarily to strengthen their football.
Listed below are this years new head coaches. Thanks to bsstate.com. Not listed is recently fired Hawaii head coach Gib Arnold. As of this blog entry a new hire as not been confirmed.
Obviously Manhattan head coach Steve Masiello had quite the time this off season, leaving the Jaspers to coach South Florida, only to be let go by the Bulls after they found out Masiello hadn't yet completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky. Manhattan welcomed him back as head coach on the condition he completed his degree over the summer, which he did. So interesting that I found this photo from Steve's twitter account dated October 14th 2014.
Have never been the biggest fan of Coach as blogged about 2 seasons ago but I must say that I hope for the best!