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The trickle-down from the football flux accounts for the conference’s needs in other sports, though Yeager said the differing demands of the football-league and all-sports members create some flexibility in finding solutions.

Regardless of who is ultimately added, the league’s coaches are optimistic about the CAA’s long-term stability.

“While it may look to someone who hasn’t spent as much time on the East Coast ‘Oh, the CAA is losing teams,’ the core is still there, and the core is what’s made them great forever,” Ambrose said. “I’m sure we’ll pick up somebody and just go to solidify the league’s strength as it is now. I have zero concerns.”