The Colonial Athletic Affiliation (CAA) has modified their official convention title to Coastal Athletic Affiliation, in response to an announcement on Thursday.
The league will nonetheless be known as the CAA and can proceed to make use of the identical CAA emblem.
Per the convention launch, the title was modified to replicate “…the CAA’s latest enlargement, with members spanning the Atlantic coast from Massachusetts to South Carolina.”
“The Convention’s new title represents a end result of its efforts over the previous three years to increase its membership, solidify its geographic footprint and affirm its long-standing mission by way of a brand new imaginative and prescient assertion which emphasizes that CAA establishments work collectively to advance nationally aggressive faculty athletic applications – coupled with excellent tutorial applications – that empower pupil athletes as entire individuals who attempt on the highest stage in each facet of their lives,” stated CAA Commissioner Joe D’Antonio. “Our new title is reflective of the Convention’s continuity and unity, in addition to every establishments’ dedication to be United in Excellence.”
With the addition of two groups from the Large South Convention — Campbell and North Carolina A&T — the CAA will formally increase to fifteen football-playing members in 2023. Campbell and North Carolina A&T will be a part of Delaware, Elon, Hampton, Maine, Monmouth, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Richmond, Stony Brook, Towson, UAlbany, Villanova, and William & Mary.
UAlbany would be the first CAA group in motion this fall after they host the Fordham Rams in a Week Zero matchup on Saturday, Aug. 26. The sport will likely be streamed dwell by FloSports at 7:00pm ET.
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