Division III conference shuffle
May 9, 2018
Manhattanville returning to Skyline
In 2007-08, Manhattanville left the Skyline Conference for the MAC Freedom, even though Purchase, New York, is well within sight of the New York City skyline. In 2019-20, the Knights will return.
April 17, 2018
Thomas More admitted to NAIA
Unable to find any Division III conference willing to take them as members, Thomas More will leave the NCAA altogether in the fall of 2019.
April 16, 2018
SUNY-Delhi brings six sports to NAC
Six of the Broncos' spring sports will be joining the North Atlantic Conference, a possible prelude to the provisional D-III member joining for the rest of its sports down the line.
March 1, 2018
Atlantic East has name, formal announcement
Back in June 2017, D3sports.com announced a new conference would be forming, and cited the members' names. Finally, the conference has made its announcement.
January 16, 2018
Benedictine looking to D2
Having gained approval from its board of trustees, and found a sponsoring conference in Division II, Benedictine has made its application and will await word from the Division II membership committee.
September 8, 2017
CSAC restocks with two new schools
Over the summer, five schools announced they would be leaving the Colonial States Athletic Conference after the 2017-18 school year, leaving the conference with no schools that had ever won its all-sports title. But the CSAC is starting to patch the holes.
June 30, 2017
CSAC confirms: Five schools withdraw
Earlier in June, we wrote that a new conference was being formed, and the Colonial States Athletic Conference would be the hardest hit. On June 30, the conference confirmed the story.
June 27, 2017
ODAC expands to add Ferrum
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference is adding another all-sports member, but perhaps most importantly, Ferrum brings with it an eighth football program.
June 6, 2017
A new conference shuffle coming
A decade ago, a Mid-Atlantic Shuffle created a new conference and remade six others. Now, the process looks ready to start again, with eight schools from three leagues in the process of signing on for another new group.
June 1, 2017
Thomas More to withdraw from PAC
After 12 years, Thomas More will be leaving the Presidents' Athletic Conference following the upcoming school year. And the school did not announce a new home.
May 4, 2017
Castleton to join Little East in 2018
The Little East, a collection of state schools in New England, is expanding to Vermont for the first time with the addition of Castleton for the 2018-19 academic year.
May 3, 2017
Illinois Tech finds home in NACC
The Illinois Tech athletic department should be full members of Division III in two years, and its baseball team will play in the WIAC next spring, but the following year, IIT will become full NACC members.
April 8, 2017
Eastern Nazarene to move to NECC
Eastern Nazarene is already an associate member of the NECC in men's volleyball. Starting in 2018, ENC will be joining in everything else as well as schools continue to realign.
February 21, 2017
Three schools line up to join Division III
Each year, a group of schools starts the five-year process to join NCAA Division III. Not all of them finish the process, but one of the three already has a Division III conference to call home.
February 17, 2017
New Division III conference approved
Seven unaffiliated schools, mostly in and near New York but as far-flung as Northern California, will be members of the American Collegiate Athletic Association.
July 21, 2016
Sage set to join Empire 8
It's been a long trip for Sage from Albany to play every Skyline Conference road opponent in the New York City area and beyond. Starting in 2017-18, the Gators will look more to the north and west.
May 10, 2016
USA South expansion continues
Two more schools coming into Division III are finding a home in the USA South Athletic Conference, which is slated to have 19 schools.
December 17, 2015
Ithaca moving to Liberty League
The Bombers will participate in 24 of the Liberty League's 26 sports, but the move is really about football. The LL still needs to find one more member in order to keep its automatic bid in football down the line.
July 20, 2015
NWU gives up NAIA status, will join IIAC
Nebraska Wesleyan, the lone remaining dual member of the NAIA and NCAA Division III, is giving up its NAIA affiliation effective July 2016 and joining the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference that fall.
April 25, 2014
Carroll to return to CCIW
After a 22-year absence, Carroll is returning to the CCIW in 2016. That gives the CCIW an odd number in most sports and will limit the Midwest Conference in football.
April 22, 2014
Superior looks to jump to UMAC
UW-Superior could be leaving the rest of the WIAC for every sport except hockey, joining a neighboring conference.
March 14, 2014
ASC adding Belhaven, McMurry
For one program, it's a return, while for the other, it's their first step into Division III. Both will help shore up the American Southwest Conference's football membership.
September 7, 2013
On further review, MC gets into D-II
Mississippi College was turned down for Division II membership earlier this year, but on appeal, they were accepted. This has playoff imapcts for all of their sports this season.
July 12, 2013
Mississippi College does not make cut for D2
Last September, Mississippi College announced it was returning to Division II. Before Feb. 1, it formalized that with an application. This week, however, that application was denied.
June 6, 2013
Northern Athletics Conference changes name
From the moment the conference announced its name, one with the exact same initials as an existing D-III conference, D-III fans were looking for a change.
April 2, 2013
Elizabethtown to join Landmark Conference
After a 63-year association with the MAC, Elizabethtown is leaving for the Landmark Conference, where it will become the ninth full member in 2014-15.
January 20, 2013
Finlandia joins Great South
One of the northernmost schools in Division III is joining the Great South for women's sports as the GSAC tries to hang onto its automatic bids.
November 1, 2012
Spelman to drop athletics
Spelman, a women's college in Atlanta, will be dropping athletics entirely following the 2012-13 academic year.
September 15, 2012
Great South expands its borders
Following the departure or announced departure of every school with men, the GSAC has gone looking for ways to keep its automatic bid.
July 29, 2012
Penn State-Harrisburg to join CAC
For the third time this year, the CAC announced a new member will join the conference in 2013-14. Penn State-Harrisburg will make the jump from the NEAC.
June 25, 2012
Southern Virginia to join CAC
Southern Virginia, which has been exploring Division III membership, seems likely to follow through with the process after having been granted a spot in the Capital Athletic Conference.
May 10, 2012
Huntingdon, Covenant to join USA South
After waiting an extra year, Huntingdon finally will get to follow its GSAC rivals into the USA South and have a home for all sports, including football. Covenant will join the conference as well.
March 20, 2012
RIT women's hockey leaves for D-I
On the heels of their first D-III women's ice hockey championship, Rochester Tech announces its women will join its men in Division I starting next season. More on D3hockey.com.
March 4, 2012
Emerson to join NEWMAC
In the first change since the conference took its current form, the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference is bringing in Emerson as its 11th member in 2013-14.
February 16, 2012
CNU leaving USA South for CAC
Christopher Newport has notified the USA South of its intention to withdraw and pursue membership in the Capital Athletic Conference.
February 16, 2012
SCAC adds Texas Lutheran
The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference continued its rebuilding process by announcing that Texas Lutheran has accepted an invitation to join the conference.
February 9, 2012
NEFC splits, will get two football bids
The New England Football Conference is splitting after the 2012 season, with the groups getting a second automatic bid after a two-year waiting period and taking one at-large bid away from the field.
January 23, 2012
Schreiner to join SCAC
Schreiner will move from the American Southwest Conference to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference in the fall of 2013, ensuring the conference will retain its automatic bids in most sports.
December 8, 2011
Iowa Wesleyan to join SLIAC
The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced today that Iowa Wesleyan has been approved for membership, provided it completes the exploratory year and comes to D-III from the NAIA.
November 1, 2011
Southwestern adding football
The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference will gain one more member in the fall of 2013 when football returns to Southwestern.
October 16, 2011
Iowa Wesleyan to apply to Division III
The school's trustees voted to apply for membership in this academic year and hopes to gain membership in a D-III conference. Iowa Wesleyan is currently a member of the NAIA.
September 28, 2011
Centenary (La.) moves to SCAC
Having just entered the American Southwest Conference this fall, Centenary is moving and the SCAC gets a much-needed member for after the split.
August 19, 2011
New southern conference picks a name
The schools that broke away from the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference will be known as the Southern Athletic Association.
July 21, 2011
NYC Tech drops athletics
New York City Tech has dropped intercollegiate athletics effective immediately, D3sports.com has learned.
June 7, 2011
Seven break away from SCAC
The geographic footprint of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference was so big DePauw decided to leave more than a year ago. Now seven others are doing the same, and Berry is joining the group.
May 20, 2011
Maryville makes it three for USA South
The third member of the Great South Athletic Conference has accepted an invitation to join the USA South, as Maryville's other sports will join football as conference members.
May 12, 2011
Chapman joins the SCIAC
After more than a decade of trying, Chapman finally will get into the SCIAC. But the Panthers won't be eligible for conference titles right away.
April 21, 2011
LaGrange follows Piedmont to USA South
The second of three Great South Athletic teams invited to join the USA South has accepted membership, as LaGrange finds a more permanent home for its football program and others.
April 14, 2011
Houghton to join Empire 8, D-III
Houghton, currently an NAIA institution, is in the process of applying for Division III membership and will become a member of the Empire 8 beginning in 2012-13.
April 11, 2011
Piedmont to jump from GSAC to USA South
The dominoes are starting to fall in the long-rumored Great South/USA South collaboration as Piedmont is set to join the USAC in the fall of 2012. Could others follow?
December 18, 2010
McMurry to move to Division II
McMurry announced late Friday night that it was planning to move from Division III to NCAA Division II.
October 15, 2009
HCAC formally welcomes Earlham
The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference has announced that Earlham College will join the membership beginning in the 2010-11 academic year.