GSU hasn’t been invited to Sun Belt yet

Georgia State hasn’t received an invitation to join the Sun Belt Conference, at least not yet.

CBSSports.com reported earlier today that the conference’s presidents have voted to add Georgia State and that acceptance could come as early as Thursday. A call to commissioner Karl Benson hasn’t been returned.

Benson and GSU athletic director Cheryl Levick have had exploratory discussions, but as of last week no invitation had been extended. Benson said he was going to take a fact-finding trip to Atlanta, but didn’t know when. CBSSports reported today that the trip will occur on Thursday and that Georgia State will be invited then.

Georgia State has been a member of the Colonial Athletic Association in all sports since 2005. The Panthers began playing football two years ago and will play its first conference schedule later this year.

– Doug Roberson, AJC

15 comments Add your comment

Tuscon

April 3rd, 2012
11:16 am

You mean I’ll be able to TRAVEL TO AWAY GAMES!

Panama

April 3rd, 2012
11:23 am

My sources say youre wrong Douf

Panama

April 3rd, 2012
11:23 am

J-GSU

April 3rd, 2012
11:36 am

Fact-Finding trip? More like an introduction press conference trip!

Sluggo

April 3rd, 2012
11:44 am

Just wow! Anyway!

ALUM

April 3rd, 2012
11:52 am

YES!! Writing check for donation NOW!! Where are all the haters at….oh that’s right picking peanuts. 3..2..1

GSU is in Atlanta

April 3rd, 2012
12:31 pm

State of Atlanta

April 3rd, 2012
12:37 pm

Doug = Captain Obvious + Debbie Downer rolled into one package.

ALUM

April 3rd, 2012
1:49 pm

The Sun Belt Conference was founded on August 4, 1976 with New Orleans, South Alabama, Georgia State, Jacksonville, North Carolina-Charlotte and South Florida participating in four men’s sports: basketball, golf, soccer and tennis.

GSUAlumBaseball81

April 3rd, 2012
2:07 pm

GOOD BYE CAA!!! Heard VCU is leaving too! Looks like the CAA my be coming apart at the Virginia State line. lol

OutSTATEd

April 3rd, 2012
2:59 pm

Congrats to the Panther family nothing better than a homecoming. Now let’s whoop up on the CAA this year as a going away present.

SBC

April 3rd, 2012
3:16 pm

STATEment

April 3rd, 2012
5:47 pm

I can’t tell you how long I have had dreams about this move! NEVER thought it would happen!!!! Big time stuff folks!!! And the speed at which it was done??!?! First class! Go Panthers! Will be turning up the notch on my donation to the program ASAP.

GSUAlumBaseball81

April 3rd, 2012
5:58 pm

Phil, we don’t care! Good luck playing little boy football!

Lakeisha Jackson

April 4th, 2012
2:19 pm

Hey, Doug…open “Comments” on your little blurb about Billy Payne and the membership at Augusta National. Don’t be such a sissy!