On May 1, George Mason and VCU will be leaving the Colonial Athletic Association to join the Atlantic 10 Conference. This according to Lenn Robbins of the New York Post.
Robbins added that Butler will “probably” be joining the conference as well. The Bulldogs are currently a member of the Horizon League.
George Mason and VCU to the A-10 on May 1…Butler probably…The Post has learned
— Lenn Robbins (@LennRobbins) April 20, 2012
If the report is true, adding the two perennial Colonial powerhouses would greatly bolster the strength of the A-10. The CAA, meanwhile, would unquestionably lose any claim it may have had on the title of best mid-major conference in college basketball.