Article out of Shreveport with comments from new SBC Commish regarding possible future SBC realignment at http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/ ... nav%7Chead
"But while most of the expansion and conference-membership movement nationally is football-driven, the Sun Belt had basketball-related considerations as well.
One is that, with Denver leaving and Arkansas-Little Rock left as the only Sun Belt school that plays basketball but not football, the two-division basketball conference is currently headed into next season with an odd number of members.
"I do think that balance needs to be addressed," Benson said. "Eleven members on the basketball schedule is not the ideal number.
"As we look at expansion, we need to look at the basketball piece. UALR has been a valued member of the Sun Belt for many, many years and we need to protect that and take advantage of the success they have had in Sun Belt sports."
The addition of another basketball-only member, in other words, could be in the works."
This along with the rumors about UTSA (UTA's biggest rival) makes me think UTA will get an invite if that's the way the SBC wants to go, they are the only school I think will add something to the SBC that is currently in their footprint. The only other nonfb options around their footprints would be Richmond or Oral Roberts.
Edit: tute: UTA said they would look into football many times before and have never taken the jump, I think they may do it eventually but I wouldn't bet on it happening anytime soon. I think Lamar, SHSU, and SFA would all have to be FBS before UTA feels the pressure to start football or else they'd look like a lesser school.
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