The Longwood Lancers are "Going Big" in 2012, joining the Big South Conference.
The University made the announcement Monday and it was a momentous occasion and a move that was definitely a long time coming. "It it is my pleasure to announce that the Big South Conference has extended an invitation to your President and to Longwood University to join the Big South Conference as soon as possible," Big South President Penelope Kyle exclaimed.
Longwood began its transition from Division 2 to Division 1 in 2003. They completed that transition in 2007 and five years later they have found a home with the Big South after competing as an independent.