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East Tennessee State to join Atlantic Sun

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Macon, GA (Sports Network) - will join the Atlantic Sun Conference, beginning in the fall of the 2005-06 athletic season. The Buccaneers currently compete in the Southern Conference and will join a group that features , , UCF, , , , Jacksonville, Lipscomb, and Stetson.

"The Atlantic Sun is proud to announce the addition of University," said A-Sun Commissioner Bill Bibb in a release. "It is exciting to add an institution that is committed to maintaining its already outstanding athletic program."

won the Southern Conference basketball tournament last year and is the pre-season favorite to win its division this year.

"We feel that the Atlantic Sun will allow us to position our athletic department for success in the years to come," said ETSU athletic director Dave Mullins. "We appreciate the dialogue and enthusiasm that the A-Sun has shown for ETSU. They have emphasized for us the positive impact that we will have on the conference. This is an important day for the future of ETSU athletics."

will replace , which is set to join the Sun Belt Conference in 2005.
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