VCU announced this afternoon that it will be leaving the CAA conference for the Atlantic 10.
From VCU Head Basketball Coach Shaka Smart:
"We are extremely excited by the opportunity to join the Atlantic 10 Conference. It is a phenomenal league, made up of programs with both rich traditions and recent track records of success. We are very appreciative of the time we spent in the CAA, the experiences we had and the relationships we gained. We plan to maintain our key rivalries with CAA teams, now and in the future. We are enthuasiastic about attacking the challenges that lie ahead. Our number one goal remains to move our student-athletes forward, both on and off the court."
All VCU teams will begin play in the Atlantic 10 conference 2012-13.