VMI, ETSU, Mercer to join SoCon
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Southern Conference officials believe they have secured the league's future -- and reversed a troubling trend -- by adding East Tennessee, Mercer and VMI as new members.
The conference announced Thursday that East Tennessee and Mercer accepted invitations, while VMI's addition must be ratified Friday by the school's Board of Visitors.
"All indications are they will accept our invitation," conference Commissioner John Iamarino said.
The SoCon had been one ...
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