I have begun the task of reloading the College Colors & Nickname sections using the new team colors format (take a look at the Pro Franchises section if you haven’t yet), and also grouping the schools into the individual conferences.
Here are the first three leagues that have been completed:
- America East Conference (1997 through present)
- American Athletic Conference (2013 through present)
- Atlantic 10 Conference (1975 through present)
The criteria used for this new format, is by providing current conferences, with current member institutions only. Former member institutions will not be found in these listings. However, I AM including associate members (those schools who are not full-time members, but participate in one or more sports). This will mean that there will be crossover of some schools who are full-time in one conference, but part-time in another. It’s really not that much more work for me; once a change is applied to a school, I would then need to regenerate the corresponding conference pages to keep them in synch.
You may also notice that I am building these conference sections as WordPress “Portfolio” items (as opposed to “Pages”) – this allows me to place a featured image in the header of the page…I am using it to put a conference logo in there when I can. Those conferences that I do not have a high-quality (read: vector graphic), I will use a placeholder logo in its place. Like the NCAA graphic at the top of this page. I am also planning on changing the Pro Franchises section to also use this new “Portfolio” design as well.
I already have the vast majority of data ready to go to keep publishing more and more conferences, but I am taking the opportunity to update enrollment numbers, and perform some other data integrity checks. And for some of the schools (those beginning with the letter “N” through “Z”), I am needing to check for updates to the school’s branding in a lot of cases.
Keep checking back for more conferences to be added…and as a bonus, here are some of the marks used by these three initial conferences: