Campbell Camels will join the Colonial Athletic Association in 2023
The Campbell Camels have accepted an invitation to join the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) in 2023, it was announced Wednesday.
Campbell will officially join the CAA in all league-sponsored sports on July 1, 2023.
“We are thrilled to welcome Campbell University as a newest member of the Colonial Athletic Association,” said CAA Commissioner Joe D’Antonio. “Campbell is an exceptional academic institution that offers a successful and competitive athletic program. These two attributes dovetail perfectly with the vision of the Conference, which calls on our members to work together to advance nationally competitive athletic programs—coupled with exceptional academic programs—that empower student-athletes as people in their own right to strive to the highest standards in all aspects of their lives. Lives. CAA continues to focus on making decisions that ensure its members have a competitive and sustainable model.
Campbell has been a member of the Big South Conference since 2018 after leaving the Pioneer Football League without a scholarship.
“The Campbell University leadership team could not be more grateful to the Colonial Athletic Association for the invitation to join this outstanding athletic conference,” said Campbell President J. Bradley Creed. “Campbell’s sports teams have proven that we can compete with some of the best teams in the country. This move to CAA aligns extremely well for Campbell in terms of the profile of sport and athletics, as well as the academic reputation of these highly regarded colleges and universities.
With the addition of Campbell, the CAA will have 15 football player members beginning in the 2023 season. Other members include UAlbany, Delaware, Elon, Hampton, Maine, Monmouth, New Hampshire, North Carolina A&T, Rhode Island, Richmond, Stony Brook, Towson, Villanova and William & Mary.
“I would like to thank Commissioner Joe D’Antonio and the CAA Board of Directors for extending this invitation and providing Campbell University, our student-athletes, coaches and staff with this tremendous opportunity. It’s an exciting time to be at Campbell,” said Campbell University Acting Director of Athletics Hannah Bazemore. “Academicly, culturally and athletically, CAA will be an exceptional home for Fighting Camel Athletics for decades to come. Our goal is to give our student-athletes and coaches the opportunity to compete among the leaders in the country, and joining CAA at this time affords us that opportunity.
North Carolina A&T, currently a member of the Big South Conference, is also joining the CAA in 2023. Hampton and Monmouth officially left the Big South on July 1 and begin playing in the CAA this season.
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