Twelve university presidents announced the addition of a new conference spanning Division II schools in Ohio, West Virginia, and Virginia.
The new Mountain East conference will include; Concord (WV), Fairmont State (WV), Glenville State (WV), Notre Dame College (OH), Shepherd (WV), The University of Charleston (WV), The University of Virginia's College at Wise (VA), Urbana (OH), West Liberty (WV), West Virginia State (WV), Wheeling Jesuit (WV), and West Virginia Wesleyan (WV).
The West Virginia schools were previously part of the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and had announced plans to withdraw from the conference earlier this year to form a new league.
Conference competition in the Mountain East will begin in 2013 - 2014, and with 11 of the 12 members sponsoring a football program (Wheeling Jesuit being the only one that does not), a conference championship game will take place.
According to West Virginia Wesleyan's website, no schedules for 2012 - 2013 will be affected.