While the George Mason Patriots appear to be going headlong into the Atlantic-10, Va. Commonwealth Rams athletic director Norwood Teague is recommending that the Richmond based school stays in the CAA for at least one more year.
Teague, who is resigning to take the same position at Minnesota in July, is giving the Rams pause because of what may transpire in other conference realignments specifically with the Old Dominion Monarchs, according to an article posted by David Teel of the Daily Press of Hampton Roads, Va.
Monarchs athletic director Wood Selig is so concerned about the CAA's future that he inquired of possible membership in Conference USA, a move that would require a premature upgrade to the Bowl Subdivision for the school's fledgling football program.
The move may also hinge on the decision of the Louisville Cardinals to either leave the Big East or stay. If the Cardinals leave, the Big East could go after top Atlantic 10 teams like the Xavier Musketeers or the Dayton Flyers, making the conference less desirable to join.