Article out of Orlando with comments from SBC Commish who says his league is still in an expansion "holding pattern" for now.Link at http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/c ... -post.html
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Lemme get this straight. I understand that the SBC is pausing on the expansion issue, despite that it's on the works to analyze on finding any possible candidates to become the conference's 12 member with a possible CCG bid plus division play.
However, let's be realists a bit. The 12-team group + the CCG would had happened, if ONLY Western Kentucky hadn't 'jump-shifted' to C-USA SO early; days after new full members Georgia Southern & Appalachian St., and fb-only members Idaho & New Mexico St. were invited to the conference. By that moment, C-USA would still have 12 members for this sason (former SBC schools FIU, FAU & MTSU; Marshall, UAB, & newcomer Old Dominion in the C-USA East; former SBC school North Texas; Southern Miss, UTEP, Rice, UTSA & Louisiana Tech in the C-USA West). WKU could have waited for next season to join C-USA with UNC-Charlotte's football to enter C-USA play, letting the SBC staff to take seriously on finding the WKU replacement to be its 12th member, in order to keep the CCG bid alive and not just a one-hit wonder.