Conference Realignment: Old Dominion Joining CUSA After All

Conference USA is getting its 12th member for 2013, after a couple weeks of delay. Old Dominion is set to announce at 2:30 p.m. ET that it is leaving the CAA for CUSA next year, David Teel reports, with the move being announced at its football stadium.

Brett McMurphy reported on May 1 that ODU would be among six members joining CUSA. Five of those -- FIU, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Charlotte and Texas-San Antonio -- announced shortly after, while the Monarchs publicly said they still weren't sure about the move and hadn't had much time to process the whole thing.

Teel reports ODU should be eligible to play for the FCS playoffs in 2012, which wasn't the case for UMass last year. The Monarchs have played north of 100 games of football in their entire history, having only restarted their program in 2009 after decades of dormancy. They are 27-8 since then. This gives them quite the leg up on Charlotte, which has yet to play a single game and is already in a relatively stable FBS conference. Nothing makes sense.

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