Colonial Athletic Association commissioner Tom Yeager held a teleconference to discuss today’s news that Virginia Commonwealth is leaving for the Atlantic 10, effective immediately. Of course, Georgia State announced last month that is leaving the CAA for the Sun Belt, effective 2013-14.
Here’s a few of the salient points that I assume are of the most interest to you, the Georgia State fan:
1. He said there are still enough teams to host an 18-game conference schedule in men’s basketball. How that schedule will be put together will be discussed at the conference meetings, which be held June 2-7 in Hilton Head.
2. Other sports will likely fall short of having enough teams to complete a schedule.
3. GSU President Dr. Mark Becker has asked for the bylaw that excludes teams that are leaving from participating in conference tournaments to be reviewed. It will be reviewed at the president’s meeting, which be June 12. Yeager said he is fine with whatever the presidents decide, which leaves the door open that the Panthers could play in the CAA tournament, which is locked into Richmond through 2014.