Bigger isn’t always better as Davidson mulls move to CAA SI.com The Colonial Athletic Association has come calling for the Wildcats after it lost VCU to the A-10, Old Dominion to Conference USA and Georgia State to the Sun Belt. Davidson’s success has created an opportunity to upgrade, and while it’s flattering to …“Can the CAA offer a better situation? Commissioner Tom Yeager, who declined to comment for this story, is targeting the SoCon’s Davidson, College of Charleston and Appalachian State as replacements for his lost teams, according to a source. The CAA has been superior to the SoCon in basketball, earning multiple NCAA tournament bids in 2006, 2007 and 2011, and sending George Mason to the Final Four in 2006 and VCU in 2011, both as No. 11 seeds. The CAA has a new TV deal with NBC Sports Network (the financial terms are undisclosed), and received a bigger payout from the NCAA’s Basketball Distribution Fund ($3.4 million) in 2011 than did the SoCon ($2.2 million).”
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