VIRGINIA Commonwealth, George Mason and Butler have had talks with the Atlantic 10 about joining the league for the 2013-14 academic year, according to a report from CBSSports.com.
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.
Sources told the website that VCU's Board of Visitors had met at least twice about a potential move and Butler has talked to the A-10 about the league helping financially. Also according to the report, A-10 member Charlotte has received an "informal invitation" to join the Sun Belt. Charlotte is starting an FCS football program in 2013 and could move up to FBS by 2015.