Originally posted on The Mid-Majority  |  Last updated 1/18/12
Game #8-410: Campbell Fighting Camels at Winthrop EaglesJanuary 17, 2012 7:00 pmWinthrop ColiseumBBState Stats/RecapI did not follow the Big South for the most part in its early days, being too young to remember the days before Gregg Marshall and Winthrop dominated. For that matter, few did follow the conference in its early days. The conference was created in 1983 by Baptist College (now Charleston Southern) as a vehicle to get ambitious schools in the region to join Division I. Like the Great West today, the Big South did not have an automatic bid for its first eight years of existence. Most schools in the early years of the Big South were transitioning to Division I, and membership changed quite frequently. Two schools from Georgia decided to go back to Division II, Armstrong Atlantic from Savannah in 1987 and Augusta State in 1991 as they formed the Peach Belt Conference, which has been a fairly solid Division II conference since then. It was this transitional period where the B...
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