Per Long Island Newsday:
Stony Brook University will leave the Big South Conference in football after the 2012 season and join the Colonial Athletic Association, according to two people familiar with the move.
Albany, Stony Brook’s longtime rival in the America East Conference for all other sports, also is headed to the CAA for football, the sources confirmed.
Schools need 75 percent of the CAA football membership to approve admission. A source said Stony Brook and Albany already have been confirmed.
The CAA would then have Stony Brook, Albany, Delaware, Villanova, New Hampshire, William & Mary, Richmond, James Madison, Maine and Towson as football members in 2013.
A news conference announcing the moves is expected next week, the sources said.