Commissioner Benson Explored Membership Options For SBC

July 8, 2012 · By · Filed Under Football, Sun Belt Conference 

A good article in The Tennessean about the Sun Belt Conference, Commissioner Benson and conference expansion talks earlier this year. This included trying to persuade four current Conference USA members to join the SBC.

Here’s the opening part of the article.

The path toward the Sun Belt Conference’s recently announced realignment was far more expansive and ambitious than first appeared, as revealed by an open records request of MTSU administrative emails and a candid conversation with new league commissioner Karl Benson.

The Sun Belt proposed a massive four-conference merger, tried to persuade four current Conference USA members to switch leagues, put a 48-hour deadline on two other prospective schools to join the Sun Belt and even listed 21 schools (including Belmont University) as potential targets in Sun Belt expansion.

The Tennessean Article.

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