In a new article, Sun Belt Commissioner talks with with NOLA.com on his primary focus: realignment. He talks about the prospects of adding FCS teams and how football is king:
Since it became a football league in 2001, the Sun Belt has been the home of several programs either moving up from FCS status – Louisiana-Monroe, Middle Tennessee, Western Kentucky, Troy and North Texas – or starting from scratch, Florida International, Florida Atlantic and South Alabama.
Georgia State and other potential Sun Belt members such as Texas-San Antonio, Texas State and Charlotte would fall into that latter pattern and there are other schools primarily in the Sun Belt footprint considering FBS status as well.
Benson said that continuing to nurse developing football programs may continue to be the league’s profile. “I don’t see that as a negative at all,” he said. “Our foundation is tremendous and our potential is very strong. We have several universities which have expressed interest, so regardless of what happens, we will be prepared.”
Baseball: App wins Game One 8-6 vs College of Charleston. Elon loses to Furman as well so App extends its first place lead in the conference.