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College of Charleston To Join CAA in 2013

Nov 30, 2012, 4:46 PM EST

The College of Charleston has accepted an invitation of membership to join the Colonial Athletic Association beginning July 1, 2013, CAA Commissioner Tom Yeager announced today. Visit CAASports.com for the entire release and read below for news links about today’s announcement. The media teleconference can be heard in full on CAASports.com/Digital.

Tom Yeager Comments on College of Charleston Joining the CAA in 2013

The College of Charleston is a public liberal arts and sciences university located in the heart of historic Charleston, S.C. Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation’s top universities for quality education, student life and affordability. With more than 11,000 students, the College of Charleston offers the distinctive combination of a beautiful and historic campus, modern facilities and cutting-edge programs.

CofC Athletic Director Joe Hull Comments on Joining the CAA in 2013

The CAA conducts championships in 23 sports. Male athletes compete for championships in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field and wrestling. Female athletes battle for conference titles in basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field and volleyball. In 2011-12, 24 teams earned NCAA Tournament berths and 51 student-athletes received All-America honors in 16 different sports. The conference has had two men’s basketball teams advance to the NCAA Final Four in the past six years.

The College of Charleston will join the University of Delaware, Drexel University, George Mason University, Hofstra University, James Madison University, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Northeastern University, Towson University and the College of William and Mary as members of the CAA in 2013-14.

IN THE NEWS (will be updated continuously–check back often):
College of Charleston Athletic Release: College of Charleston to Join Colonial Athletic Association
College of Charleston.edu: Message from the President on Joining CAA
The Post and Courier: College of Charleston makes it official: Cougars to join CAA
StarNewsOnline: College of Charleston to join CAA
ESPN.com: Charleston board OKs move to CAA
GoUpstate.com: College of Charleston board approves move to CAA
News4 ABC Charleston: CofC Trustees Votes to leave SoCon for CAA
News2 WCBD NBC Charleston: College of Charleston leaving SoCon