Friday, June 15, 2012

Boston University Becomes Patriot League's Ninth All-Sports Member

Nobody outside of the inner circle saw this one coming.

With most dimestore pundits (including this one) thinking that Boston University might be a target of the CAA's effort to solve their current woes, Boston University president Robert A. Brown and the eight presidents of the Patriot League pulled the trigger on a shocker of a conference move.



It's a move that was years in the making - yet proceeded at the speed of the winds of rapid change that are coarsing through collegiate athletics.

It's a move that doesn't make immediate sense - yet makes perfect sense, the more you look at it.

But more than anything, the move, which will take place on July 1st, 2013, is a throwback to how conference expansion used to be.


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