Thursday, February 10, 2022

BREAKING: Lycoming, Wilkes to Join Landmark


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Lycoming, Wilkes to Join Landmark

The Landmark Conference added two new institutions to its membership today as Lycoming College and Wilkes University will join the fold in the summer of 2023.

The Conference's Presidents Council also unanimously voted to add football as a conference-sponsored sport in fall 2023. Lycoming and Wilkes will join Catholic, Juniata, Moravian and Susquehanna as football-playing members.

When the Landmark receives an automatic berth to the NCAA Division III football championship, that will bring the total number of AQs in football to 28, leaving just four at-large berths to the 32-team field.

Lycoming and Wilkes are leaving the Middle Atlantic Conference, while Juniata, Moravian and Susquehanna will be departing the Centennial Conference where they have resided as associate members in football. Catholic will leave the NEWMAC.

“The additions of Lycoming College and Wilkes University builds on the already
strong Landmark brand while also creating new competitive opportunities and strategic goals for the league," said Landmark Commissioner Katie Boldvich

This expansion marks only the third change to conference membership in the past 15 years. Lycoming and Wilkes will be the second full-time additions to the league’s membership in the past eight years, with Elizabethtown coming as the other addition in 2014.

Football Conference Memberships

  • Landmark (6): Catholic, Juniata, Lycoming, Moravian, Susquehanna, Wilkes.
  • Centennial (7): Dickinson, Franklin & Marshall, Gettysburg, Johns Hopkins, McDaniel, Muhlenberg, Ursinus.
  • Middle Atlantic (10): Albright, Alvernia, Delaware Valley, Eastern (2023), FDU Florham, King's, Lebanon Valley, Misericordia, Stevenson, Widener

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