Friday, July 20, 2012

CofC board of trustees to discuss changing conferences

Per Jeff Hartsell of the Charleston Post and Courier, the CofC board of trustees athletic committee is meeting on Tuesday to discuss changing from the SoCon to the CAA. The entire board is having a meeting on August 2 (Tuesday).

Scott Eisberg of WCIV (along with a few other reporters) was at the meeting earlier this morning, and this is what he tweeted.

Hull says missed classtime and extensive travel with associated costs will certainly play a factor in decision for
Hull says exploring options because of future of . Says they have to as App St and Ga. Southern are looking.
Hull says will certainly have to weigh financial options, 600 grand to leave SOCON now, 300 grand in future hefty sums
Hull says he might feel more resistance from baseball as SOCON is far superior league than CAA.
Channel 4 RT's: : Hull says SoCon commissioner John Iamarino has been understanding and helpful in gathering information abt the move
Hull says there is no timetable on recommendation to Board of trustees. He says he has to consider all 21 sports
Channel 4 RT's: : Hull says CAA is definitely a better basketball conference, with that being main revenue sport- will def be considered. Several key points from intv w AD Joe Hull. CofC intrigued by CAA TV exposure, said its much more than

Tony Ciuffo, former play-by-play guy at the college tweets at Eisberg: hardest working sports man around. CAA and CofC, will b like the TAAC days. Nobody really cares. Stay n socon, start football
officially says that they've been in contact with CAA but no official offer has been made. They'll continue to discuss

- still waiting-from what I understand, they'll just recommend today, they won't vote on it today.

Hull never mentioned CAA directly in his opening statement.true details will be discussed in closed executive session in few minutes
Joe Hull now addressing board at . Met with coaches and staff-athletic, economic, academic issues all weighing on decision

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