Conference reconfiguration continues on all levels. According to the sources familiar with the process, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will add Quinnipiac, and Monmouth from the Northeast Conference. Wagner was on the list to join, but sources familiar with the process at Wagner said the Seahawks had second thoughts about the financial commitments necessary. The announcement will be made on Friday.
The MAAC currently has 10 teams, but will lose Loyola of Maryland to the Patriot League. The newcomers will boost the MAAC to 11 teams if Wagner chooses not to join.
The Northeast Conference will drop from 12 to 10
The MAAC, which is expected to officially approve the move at a meeting of the conference Presidents on Friday wants to set up a system similar to the Ivy League in which each team will have a ‘travel partner” during the conference season
.The Northeast Conference could stay at 10 teams or could make a geographical move by taking New Jersey Institute of Technology which is out-of-place in the Great West Conference, playing with schools such as Utah Valley, North Dakota, Texas-Pan American, Houston Baptist and Chicago State.
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