Week of June 10, 2012
June 14, 2012
June 13, 2012
…Warchant.com obtained the two-page, bullet-point outline of talking points from Barron’s conference realignment discussion which took place during the BOT’s quarterly meeting at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota. Barron, Allan Bense, who was named the new Board of Trustees chairman on Friday, and former BOT chair Andy Haggardtold Warchant that Barron’s discussion was a matter of educating the trustees and no formal plans have been put in place to further analyze realignment.
“Of course any decision you make is on a whole host of things including comparing apples to apples, not apples to oranges on what the resources are like,” Barron said. “And so this board got a briefing on the apples and oranges and all of the different factors. We’re not seeking anything, we are not expecting anything, there are not any conversations are going on.”
So Conference USA is still looking to expand its membership, as stated in an official release from the league office on Monday.
That means CUSA will remain an active player in the never-ending game of musical chairs in Division I athletics. And more specifically, MTSU will continue to be in play for a potential spot in CUSA.
June 12, 2012