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Report: Davidson close to joining Atlantic 10 conference

Davidson, whose men's basketball program is lead by coach Bob McKillop, is close to joining the Atlantic-10 conference. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Davidson, whose men's basketball program is led by coach Bob McKillop, is close to joining the Atlantic-10 conference. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Davidson is nearing a move to the Atlantic 10 conference, CBS Sports' Jeff Goodman reported Sunday. The move would come in the 2014-15 season, Goodman reported.

The A-10 is in the midst of a revamp after losing both Xavier and Butler to the Big East, while Dayton and Saint Louis could join the exodus soon.

Davidson has been the gold standard of the Southern Conference in recent years, making the NCAA men's basketball tournament in five of the past eight seasons. The Wildcats lost a heartbreaker to No. 3 seed Marquette in the first round of this year's tournament.

The school gained notoriety in the 2008-09 season, when Stephen Curry led the team on a run to the Elite Eight. Its men's basketball program is led by head coach Bob McKillop, who has coached the team since 1989.

Meanwhile, Goodman reported that the Atlantic 10 is also targeting Siena as a potential addition to the conference.

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