On Monday morning, it was reported by CBSSports.com that Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) would join the Atlantic 10 Conference starting in 2013.
The basic premise of this decision is simple -- the A-10 only wanted to add one more team to the mix. As we found out last week with George Mason announcing its stay in the CAA, that meant that VCU was the team to get the nod.
Let me summarize things real quick for you.
Temple and Charlotte will make their exits from the Atlantic 10 in 2013 to the Big East and C-USA, respectively. Thus, two spots were opened up to keep the league at 14 members. Butler and VCU will now fill those voids.
Is the league better with the addition of the Bulldogs and Rams? Yes. Quite certainly.
Temple is no slouch when it comes to basketball, but Charlotte really hasn't contributed a whole lot to the A-10.
Butler and VCU are two of the sport's up-and-coming programs and teeter between mid and high-major.
Between Xavier, St. Louis, St. Joseph's, Massachusetts, Dayton, Butler, and VCU, the Atlantic 10 has a ton of young squads with talented pieces and tradition.
This is going to be a lot of fun, so let's just sit back, relax, and enjoy it when the time comes.