Updated Sept. 3 at 11:21 AM (CT)
Alcorn State will become the newest member of the SWAC’s West Division, according to a WJTV’s Samaria Terry.
The SWAC plans to move Alcorn State to the West Division, per sources.
FAMU and Bethune-Cookman, of course, will be in the East.
— Samaria Terry (@samariaterry) September 2, 2020
“The SWAC plans to move Alcorn State to the West Division, per sources. FAMU and Bethune-Cookman, of course, will be in the East,” Terry reported on Twitter late Wednesday.
The move was necessary to accommodate the arrival of Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman, two athletic programs that will become the conference’s newest members beginning in 2021.
With the conference’s new alignment as a 12-team league, the East and West divisions will be set as follows:
|East Division||West Division|
|Alabama A&M||Alcorn State|
|Alabama State||Arkansas-Pine Bluff|
|Florida A&M||Prairie View A&M|
|Jackson State||Texas Southern|
|Mississippi Valley State||Southern|
Alcorn State has been affiliated with the SWAC’s East Division since 1999 when the conference created the football championship game which was first played at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama.