Atlantic 10 eyeing expansion targets

Virginia Commonwealth, George Mason and Butler have had discussions with the Atlantic 10 about joining the league for the 2013-14 academic year, according to a report from

Each school would need approval from its respective school board to move. VCU and George Mason currently belong to the Colonial Athletic Association. Butler is in the Horizon League.

Source told the website that VCU’s Board of Visitors had met at least twice about a potential move and Butler has talked to the Atlantic 10 about the league helping financially.

Also, according to the report, Atlantic 10 member Charlotte has received an “informal invitation” to join the Sun Belt. Charlotte is starting am FCS football program in 2013 and could move up to FBS by 2015.

Temple has announced plans to move to the Big East for all sports beginning in 2013.