The Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10) is a collegiate athletic conference whose schools compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Division I. The A-10's member schools are located in states mostly on the United States Eastern Seaboard, as well as some in the Midwest – Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Ohio, and Missouri as well as in the District of Columbia. Although some of its members are state-funded, half of its membership is made up of private, Catholic institutions. Despite the name, there are 14 full-time members, and two affiliate members that participate in women's field hockey only.
|Atlantic 10 Conference|
|Members||14 (14 full; 2 associate)|
|Region||Eastern United States|
Midwestern United States
|Former names||Eastern Collegiate Basketball League (1976–77)|
Eastern Athletic Association (1977–82)
Eastern 8 (unofficial, 1976–82)
|Headquarters||Newport News, Virginia|
The Atlantic 10 Conference was founded in 1975 as the Eastern Collegiate Basketball League (ECBL) and began conference play in 1976. At that time, basketball was its only sport. After its first season, it added sports other than basketball and changed its name to the Eastern Athletic Association. However, despite its official names, it was popularly known as the Eastern 8, as it then had eight members (Villanova, Duquesne, Penn State, West Virginia, George Washington, Massachusetts, Pittsburgh, and Rutgers).
After changes in membership that saw charter members Villanova and Pittsburgh leave (in 1980 and 1982, respectively) and new members St. Bonaventure (1979), Rhode Island (1980), Saint Joseph's (1982), and Temple (1982) enter, establishing the league with 10 members, the conference adopted the current Atlantic 10 name in 1982.
Further membership changes saw the league expand to its maximum of 16 members. From 1997 through 2006, the league also operated a football conference; during that period, more than 20 schools were participating in A-10 competition in at least one sport. This ended when the A-10 football programs all departed to join a new football conference sponsored by the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). In 2012, Butler joined the conference after leaving the Horizon League and VCU joined after leaving the CAA.
Conference realignment in 2013 saw the departure of Temple to the American Athletic Conference, Butler and Xavier to the reconfigured Big East, and Charlotte to Conference USA. George Mason joined from the CAA, and Davidson from the Southern Conference announced they would join in 2014.
The league office headquarters has been located in Newport News, Virginia since the Fall of 2009. Prior to that, the headquarters was in Philadelphia, within a few miles of member schools Saint Joseph's and La Salle.
The following is a list of the full members of the conference and the year they joined:
|Davidson College||Davidson, NC||1837||Private – Presbyterian
|University of Dayton||Dayton, OH||1850||Private – Catholic
|Duquesne University||Pittsburgh, PA||1878||Private – Catholic
|Fordham University||Bronx, NY||1841||Private – Catholic
|George Mason University||Fairfax, VA||1957||Public||33,917||2013||Patriots|
|George Washington University||Washington, D.C.||1821||Private – Non-sectarian||25,116||1976||Colonials|
|La Salle University||Philadelphia, PA||1863||Private – Catholic
(De La Salle Brothers)
|University of Massachusetts^||Amherst, MA||1863||Public
(University of Massachusetts)
|26,359||1976||Minutemen and Minutewomen|
|University of Rhode Island||Kingston, RI||1892||Public||16,243||1980||Rams|
|University of Richmond^||Richmond, VA||1830||Private – Non-sectarian||4,249||2001||Spiders|
|St. Bonaventure University||St. Bonaventure, NY||1858||Private – Catholic
|Saint Joseph's University||Philadelphia, PA||1851||Private – Catholic
|Saint Louis University||St. Louis, MO||1818||Private – Catholic
|Virginia Commonwealth University||Richmond, VA||1968||Public||32,303||2012||Rams|
† – Duquesne left the A-10 for the Midwestern Collegiate Conference (now known as the Horizon League) only for the 1992–93 season, but returned in the 1993–94 season.
^ – Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Richmond also played football within the A-10 from 1997 to 2006 after the Yankee Conference was absorbed (however, Richmond's primary conference until 2001 was the CAA).
|Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania||Lock Haven, Pennsylvania||1870||Public
|5,500||2010||Bald Eagles||PSAC (D-II)||field hockey|
|Saint Francis University||Loretto, Pennsylvania||1847||Private - Catholic
|2,449||2013||Red Flash||NEC||field hockey|
None of these institutions played football in the A-10 during their tenure as full members.
|Institution||Location||Founded||Type||Enrollment||Joined||Left||Nickname||New Conference||Current Conference|
|Butler University||Indianapolis, Indiana||1855||Private||4,667||2012||2013||Bulldogs||Big East (current)|
|University of North Carolina at Charlotte||Charlotte, North Carolina||1946||Public||26,232||2005||2013||49ers||C-USA|
|Pennsylvania State University||University Park, Pennsylvania||1855||Public||45,351||1976;
|Nittany Lions||Big Ten|
|University of Pittsburgh||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||1787||Public||28,766||1976||1982||Panthers||Big East (original)||ACC|
|Rutgers University||New Brunswick, New Jersey||1766||Public||58,788||1976||1995||Scarlet Knights||Big East/The American||Big Ten|
|Temple University||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||1884||Public||38,648||1982||2013||Owls||The American|
|Villanova University||Villanova, Pennsylvania||1842||Private||10,482||1976||1980||Wildcats||Big East (original)||Big East (current)|
|Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University||Blacksburg, Virginia||1872||Public||31,087||1995||2000||Hokies||Big East (original)||ACC|
|West Virginia University||Morgantown, West Virginia||1867||Public||29,707||1976||1995||Mountaineers||Big East (original)||Big 12|
|Xavier University||Cincinnati, Ohio||1831||Private||6,650||1995||2013||Musketeers||Big East (current)|
|West Chester University of Pennsylvania||West Chester, Pennsylvania||1880||Public
|1996-97||2010-11||Golden Rams||PSAC (D-II)||field hockey|
After expansion in the Colonial Athletic Association brought that conference to 6 football-playing schools, it was agreed that the CAA would take over management of the Atlantic 10's football conference starting in 2007. All the schools on this list (except Boston U. and Connecticut) were in the A-10 football conference when it became the CAA football conference, but Hofstra and Northeastern discontinued their football programs after the 2009–10 season. Membership dates include time in the Yankee Conference (which was an all-sports conference from 1947 to 1975 and a football-only conference after that) which merged into the A-10 in 1997.
|Boston University||Boston, Massachusetts||1839||Private||29,978||1973||19971||Terriers||Independent (1975–79)|
America East (1979–2013)
Patriot League (2013–present)
|University of Connecticut||Storrs, Connecticut||1881||Public||25,583||1947||19992||Huskies||Independent (1975–79)|
Big East (1979–2013)
The American (2013–present)
|University of Delaware||Newark, Delaware||1743||Public||19,391||1986||2006||Fightin' Blue Hens||East Coast (1986–91)|
America East (1991–2001)
|Hofstra University||Hempstead, New York||1935||Private||12,400||2001||20063||Pride||CAA|
|James Madison University||Harrisonburg, Virginia||1908||Public||19,927||1993||2006||Dukes||CAA|
|University of Maine||Orono, Maine||1865||Public||10,901||1947||2006||Black Bears||Independent (1975–79)|
America East (1979–present)
|University of New Hampshire||Durham, New Hampshire||1866||Public||11,942||1947||2006||Wildcats||Independent (1975–79)|
America East (1979–present)
|Northeastern University||Boston, Massachusetts||1898||Private||12,913||1993||20064||Huskies||America East (1993–2005)|
|Towson University||Towson, Maryland||1866||Public||21,950||2004||2006||Tigers||CAA|
|Villanova University5||Villanova, Pennsylvania||1842||Private||10,482||1988||2006||Wildcats||Big East (1979–2013)|
Big East (2013–present)
|The College of William & Mary||Williamsburg, Virginia||1693||Public||8,258||1993||2006||Tribe||CAA|
Full members Full members (non-football) Associate members (football only) Assoc. member (list sports)
* - Virginia Tech did not participate in wrestling.
There are a number of intense rivalries within the Atlantic 10,[under discussion] with rivalries that carry over from the Big 5 which includes Saint Joseph's, La Salle, and Temple (now in the American Athletic Conference). URI and UMass also have a long-standing rivalry. St. Bonaventure and Duquesne also maintain a rivalry that predates their affiliation with the conference. UMass and Temple also had a basketball rivalry while John Chaney was coaching Temple but it has died down a bit since, and even more so now that Temple has left the conference. Due to both teams sharing the Ram mascot, the Fordham - URI rivalry has increased in recent years as the competitions are heralded as "The Battle of the Rams." The long-standing crosstown rivalry between Richmond and VCU, now known as the Capital City Classic, became a conference rivalry with VCU's arrival in the A10. Rivals St. Louis and Dayton play each year in basketball for the Arch-Baron Cup. George Washington and George Mason compete annually in the Revolutionary Rivalry across all sports.
In the 2017–18 academic year, the Atlantic 10 Conference sponsors championship competition in nine men's and twelve women's NCAA sanctioned sports. In addition to the 14 full members, two Pennsylvania schools, Lock Haven and Saint Francis, are affiliate members in field hockey.
|Swimming & Diving|
|Track and Field (Indoor)|
|Track and Field (Outdoor)|
|Tennis||Track & Field
|Track & Field
Men's varsity sports not sponsored by the Atlantic 10 Conference which are played by A-10 schools:
|School||Football||Ice hockey||Lacrosse||Rowing[a]||Sailing[b]||Squash[c]||Volleyball||Water polo||Wrestling|
|George Washington||No||No||No||IRA & SIRA||MAISA||CSA||No||CWPA SE||No|
|La Salle||No||No||No||IRA||No||No||No||CWPA SW||No|
|Massachusetts||FBS Independent||Hockey East||CAA||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Tennis||Track & Field
|Track & Field
Women's varsity sports not sponsored by the Atlantic 10 Conference which are played by A-10 schools:
|George Washington||No||No||EAGL||MAISA||CSA||CWPA SE|
The Atlantic 10 Conference sponsors championship competition in nine men's and twelve women's NCAA sanctioned sports.
Champions from the previous school year are in italics. Regular-season champions are indicated with "(RS)" and tournament champions with "(T)".
|Fall 2017||Cross Country||Dayton||Dayton|
|Field Hockey||Saint Joseph's (RS & T)|
|Soccer||UMass (RS & T)||La Salle (RS & T)|
|Volleyball||VCU (RS & T)|
|Winter 2017–18||Basketball||Rhode Island (RS)
George Washington (T)
|Swimming & Diving||George Washington||Duquesne|
|Track & Field (Indoor)||Rhode Island||VCU|
|Women's Lacrosse||UMass (RS & T)|
|Softball||Fordham (RS & T)|
|Track & Field (Outdoor)||Rhode Island||George Mason|
The A-10 began sponsoring football in 1997 when it absorbed the Yankee Conference, a Division I-AA (now known as Division I FCS) football-only conference. The move was triggered by a change in NCAA rules that reduced the influence of single-sport conferences over NCAA legislation. The following teams were in the Yankee Conference at the time of its demise:
Boston University dropped football after the first season of A-10 football. After the 1999 season, UConn started a transition from Division I-AA to Division I-A football (now Division I FBS) that was completed in 2002. In 2004, UConn, already a member of the Big East for other sports, became a football member of that conference. The other schools all remained in the A-10 football conference until the management change after the 2006 season.
|Season||Regular Season Champion|
|1999||James Madison, Massachusetts|
|2001||Hofstra, Maine, Villanova, William & Mary|
|2004||Delaware, James Madison, William & Mary|
|2005||New Hampshire, Richmond|
The 2005 move of Northeastern University, a football-only member of the A-10, to the Colonial Athletic Association for basketball and Olympic sports began a chain of events that would lead to the demise of the A-10 football conference, at least under the A-10 banner.
At that time, the CAA did not sponsor football, but five of its members in the 2004–05 academic year (Delaware, Hofstra, James Madison, Towson, and William & Mary) were football members of the A-10. The addition of Northeastern gave the CAA six schools with football programs, which under NCAA rules allows a conference to sponsor football. Northeastern agreed to join any future CAA football conference, which meant that the A-10 football conference would drop to six members once CAA football began operation.
With six football members in place, the CAA decided to start a football conference in 2007. The league then invited Richmond, a member of the CAA from 1983 to 2001, to rejoin for football only, because of UR's long-standing in-state rivalries with William & Mary and James Madison. UR accepted the invitation, taking the A-10 football conference below the NCAA minimum of six. Shortly after this, the A-10 football conference opted to disband, with all of its members becoming charter members of the CAA football conference.
A-10 charter members Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, West Virginia, and Villanova played I-A football as independents while members of the A-10 in other sports. Villanova became a member of the Big East in 1980 with Pittsburgh following in 1982. Temple joined the A-10 that year. Penn State joined the Big Ten in 1991 (effectively in 1993), and three A-10 members joined the Big East as football-only members: Rutgers, West Virginia, and Temple (only Rutgers and West Virginia would later join the Big East as full members in 1995).
Virginia Tech joined the A-10 in 1995 as a result of the merger that created Conference USA. They would then join the Big East as full members in 2000, following the football program which was already a member of the league. Temple remained a football-only member of the Big East until 2004; they would join the MAC for football in 2007 until 2012, and re-joined the Big East in football for the 2012 season. Temple planned to move the rest of its sports into the Big East in 2013, but the conference realigned into the football-sponsoring American Athletic Conference and a new non-football Big East. Temple joined The American. Massachusetts joined them in FBS football with membership in the MAC beginning in the 2012 season and as an FBS independent beginning in 2016. Charlotte, which started a football program in 2013, left for Conference USA.
|A-10 schools in DI-A/FBS|
|Schools Currently in the A-10||Schools formerly in the A-10|
|School||Basketball arena||Capacity||Baseball stadium||Capacity||Soccer stadium||Capacity|
|Davidson||John M. Belk Arena||5,223||T. Henry Wilson, Jr. Field||700||1992 Team Field at Alumni Stadium||6,000|
|Dayton||University of Dayton Arena||13,435||Woerner Field||500||Baujan Field||2,000|
|Duquesne||A. J. Palumbo Center
PPG Paints Arena1
|Non-baseball school||Rooney Field||2,200|
|Fordham||Rose Hill Gymnasium||3,470||Houlihan Park||1,000||Coffey Field||7,000|
|George Mason||EagleBank Arena||10,000||Spuhler Field||900||George Mason Stadium||5,000|
|George Washington||Smith Center||4,338||Barcroft Park||1,000||Mount Vernon Athletic Fields||N/A|
|La Salle||Tom Gola Arena||3,400||Hank DeVincent Field||1,000||McCarthy Stadium||7,500|
|Massachusetts||Mullins Center||9,493||Earl Lorden Field||N/A||Rudd Field||2,000|
|Rhode Island||Ryan Center||7,657||Bill Beck Field||1,000||URI Soccer Complex||1,547|
|Richmond||Robins Center||7,201||Malcolm U. Pitt Field||600||E. Claiborne Robins Stadium||8,700|
|St. Bonaventure||Reilly Center||5,480||Fred Handler Park||N/A||McGraw-Jennings Field||N/A|
|St. Joseph's||Hagan Arena||4,200||Smithson Field||400||Sweeney Field||3,000|
|Saint Louis||Chaifetz Arena||10,600||Billiken Sports Center||500||Hermann Stadium||6,050|
|Virginia Commonwealth||Stuart C. Siegel Center||7,617||The Diamond||9,560||Sports Backers Stadium||3,250|
1 - Duquesne occasionally uses PPG Paints Arena for larger home games, including three during the 2012–2013 season. For these games, the upper bowl is blocked off by curtains, so the number of 19,100 is inaccurate.
The 1997 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 1997 NCAA Division I-AA football season as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. The team was coached by Mike Hodges and played its home games at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Hadley, Massachusetts. It was Hodges' last as head coach, as he would take the position of assistant athletic director at the University in the offseason. The 1997 season was a tough one for the Minutemen as they stumbled to their worst record since 1953. UMass finished the season with a record of 2–9 overall and 1–7 in conference play.1998 UMass Minutemen football team
The 1998 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 1998 NCAA Division I-AA football season as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. The team was coached by Mark Whipple and played its home games at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Hadley, Massachusetts. 1998 was the most successful season in Minutemen history, as UMass won their first National Championship in the NCAA DI-AA playoffs in Whipple's first year with the team. UMass entered the postseason as champions of the A-10, but were not expected to make a serious run for the title. They reached the final game ranked 12th in the nation, and were matched up with perennial powerhouse Georgia Southern, the top ranked team in the country. The Minutemen rushed out of the gates, scoring three touchdowns in the opening quarter, and won the shootout by a final score of 55–43. UMass finished the season with a record of 12–3 overall and 6–2 in conference play.1999 UMass Minutemen football team
The 1999 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 1999 NCAA Division I-AA football season as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. The team was coached by Mark Whipple and played its home games at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Hadley, Massachusetts. The Minutemen entered the season with high expectations as defending National Champions, but struggled out of the gate as they lost three of their first four games. UMass turned their fortune around after that as they used a 77–0 thrashing of Northeastern to propel them on an eight-game winning streak. The Minutemen did not lose again until the second round of the NCAA Playoffs against the eventual champions, Georgia Southern. UMass finished the season with a record of 9–4 overall and 8–1 in conference play.2001 UMass Minutemen football team
The 2001 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 2001 NCAA Division I-AA football season as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. The team was coached by Mark Whipple and played its home games at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Hadley, Massachusetts. The 2001 season was a difficult one for the Minutemen, as they collected their first losing record since the 1997 season. UMass finished the season with a record of 3–8 overall and 3–6 in conference play.2002 UMass Minutemen football team
The 2002 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 2002 NCAA Division I-AA football season as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. The team was coached by Mark Whipple and played its home games at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Hadley, Massachusetts. The 2002 season saw UMass return to the top half of the conference, as they finished the season with a record of 8–4 overall and 6–3 in conference play.2003 UMass Minutemen football team
The 2003 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 2003 NCAA Division I-AA football season as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10). The team was coached by Mark Whipple and played its home games at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Hadley, Massachusetts. The 2003 season was Whipple's last with UMass. He left to take the position of quarterbacks coach with the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers after the season. It was a successful year for Whipple and the Minutemen as they returned to the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs for the first time since 1999 by virtue of winning the A-10 Conference championship. UMass finished the season with a record of 10–3 overall and 8–1 in conference play.2004 UMass Minutemen football team
The 2004 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 2004 NCAA Division I-AA football season as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. The team was coached by Don Brown and played its home games at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Hadley, Massachusetts. The Minutemen struggled in their first year under Coach Brown, but finished the season with a three-game winning streak and promise for the future. UMass finished second in the North division of the A-10 with a record of 6–5 (4–4 A-10).2005 UMass Minutemen football team
The 2005 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 2005 NCAA Division I FCS football season as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. The team was coached by Don Brown and played its home games at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Hadley, Massachusetts. The Minutemen finished second in the North division of the A-10 with a record of 7–4 (6–2 A-10).2006 UMass Minutemen football team
The 2006 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 2006 NCAA Division I FCS football season as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. The team was coached by Don Brown and played its home games at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Hadley, Massachusetts. The Minutemen won their first conference title since 2003, and advanced all the way to the NCAA Division I Championship before falling to Appalachian State. 2006 was the last season of A-10 football, as all member programs would move over to the Colonial Athletic Association in the offseason. UMass finished the season with a record of 13–2 (8–0 A-10).2012 Atlantic 10 Conference Baseball Tournament
The 2012 Atlantic 10 Conference Baseball Tournament was held from May 23–26. The top six regular season finishers of the league's thirteen teams met in the double-elimination tournament at Jim Houlihan Park at Jack Coffey Field on the campus of Fordham University in Bronx, NY. Second seed Dayton won their first tournament championship and claimed the conference's automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.2014 Atlantic 10 Conference Baseball Tournament
The 2014 Atlantic 10 Conference Baseball Tournament took place from May 21–24. The top seven regular season finishers of the league's twelve teams met in the double-elimination tournament held at Billiken Sports Center on the campus of the Saint Louis University in St. Louis. George Mason won their first Tournament championship in their first year of membership and earned the conference's automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.2015 Atlantic 10 Conference Baseball Tournament
The 2015 Atlantic 10 Conference Baseball Tournament took place from May 20–23. The top seven regular season finishers of the league's twelve teams met in the double-elimination tournament held at Barcroft Park, the home field of George Washington in Arlington, Virginia. VCU won their first title as a member of the conference to earn the conference's automatic bid to the 2015 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.2016 Atlantic 10 Conference Baseball Tournament
The 2016 Atlantic 10 Conference Baseball Tournament toke place from May 25–28. The top seven regular season finishers of the league's twelve teams met in the double-elimination tournament at Jim Houlihan Park at Jack Coffey Field, the home field of Fordham in the New York City borough of The Bronx. Champions Rhode Island earned the conference's automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.2016 Atlantic 10 Conference men's soccer season
The 2016 Atlantic 10 Conference men's soccer season was the 30th season of men's varsity soccer in the conference.The George Washington Colonials and Dayton Flyers are the defending regular season and tournament champions, respectively. The Saint Louis Billikens won the regular season and the Fordham Rams won the tournament.2018–19 Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball season
The 2018–19 Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball season is the 43rd season of Atlantic 10 Conference basketball. The season began with practices in October 2018, followed by the start of the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season in November. League play begin in late December and will end in March.
The 2019 Atlantic 10 Tournament will be held from March 13–17, 2019 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Rhode Island is the defending regular season champion, while Davidson is the defending Tournament champions.2019 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament
The 2019 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament is the postseason men's basketball tournament for the Atlantic 10 Conference's 2018–19 season. It will be held from March 13th through March 17th, 2019 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.Atlantic 10 Conference Baseball Tournament
The Atlantic 10 Conference Baseball Tournament, sometimes referred to simply as the A-10 Tournament, is the conference baseball championship of the NCAA Division I Atlantic 10 Conference. The top seven finishers in the regular season of the conference's twelve teams advance to the double-elimination tournament, which in 2017 will be played at Billiken Sports Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The winner of the tournament receives an automatic berth to the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship.Atlantic 10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
The Atlantic 10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to the Atlantic 10 Conference's (A–10) most outstanding player. The award was first given following the conference's inaugural 1976–77 season, when the conference was officially known as the Eastern Collegiate Basketball League but popularly known as the Eastern 8. David West of Xavier is the only player to have won the award three times (2001–03). Four other players—James Bailey, Earl Belcher, Greg Jones and Steven Smith—have won the award twice. Two players—Marcus Camby (1996) and Jameer Nelson (2004)—have also won the award in the same season that they were named the Naismith College Player of the Year or received the John R. Wooden Award, the nation's two most prestigious men's college basketball awards.
As of 2018, Temple has the most all-time winners with ten, but the Owls left for the American Athletic Conference in July 2013. Among schools remaining in the conference beyond 2013, Saint Joseph's and UMass have the most winners, with five each. There have been three ties in the award's history (1983, 2005, 2018). Four current member schools have had no winners—Dayton, Fordham, George Mason, and VCU. However, of these schools, only Dayton and Fordham were A-10 members before 2012.Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament
The Atlantic 10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament is the conference championship tournament in men's basketball for the Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10). The tournament has been held every year since 1977. It is a single-elimination tournament, and seeding is based on regular season records. The winner, declared conference champion, receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
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