RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Albany and Stony Brook have accepted offers to join the Colonial Athletic Association football beginning 2013.
Commissioner Tom Yeager announced the additions Tuesday.
Albany has been playing in the Northeast Conference, winning the conference and reaching the FCS playoffs last season.
Stony Brook also made the FCS playoffs in 2011, winning the Big South title, and beat Albany 31-28 in the first round.
The additions will give the CAA at 10 members next season, when Georgia State and Old Dominion move up to FBS and Rhode Island leaves for the Northeast Conference.
The other CAA football schools are Delaware, James Madison, Maine, New Hampshire, Richmond, Towson, Villanova and William & Mary.