Kingston, RI (Sports Network) - The University of Rhode Island is reconsidering
its impending move from CAA Football to the Northeast Conference next year.
The move has been planned since 2010, but the Colonial Athletic Association
recently asked URI to consider staying in its conference.
Thorr Bjorn, URI's director of athletics, told the Providence Journal that his
university is considering the CAA's invitation and will "take the time to do
what we think is best for the future of URI football."
URI was a charter member of the conference - then known as the Yankee
Conference - in 1946.
With Tuesday's announced additions of Albany, from the NEC, and Stony Brook,
from the Big South Conference, for the 2013 season, CAA Football would have 10
teams: Albany, Delaware, James Madison, Maine, New Hampshire, Richmond, Stony
Brook, Towson, Villanova and William & Mary.
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