The shift in conference means a lot more than an alteration of schedule, opposition and playing venues. For Davidson, the move from the Southern Conference to the Atlantic 10 has encompassed all that and more. A step from low to mid-major to a conference rightfully considering itself as a respected high-major.
“Looking at the talent of the Atlantic 10 has been a real eye opener,” Davidson coach Bob McKillop said recently. “It is something to see what (talent) these schools actually have.”