According to multiple sources, including the Charleston Post & Courier, College of Charleston’s Board of Directors met today to discuss leaving the SoCon for the CAA.
The CAA “has been in contact with the College of Charleston about the College’s potential interest in joining the league,” committee chairman Dwight Johnson said in a statement. “No formal invitation has been extended by the CAA at this time.”
A recommendation will be provided by their next meeting on Aug 3.
Jeff Hartsell, the author of that Charleston Post & Courier article, then tweeted the following:
ABC 4 News in Charleston also had some nuggets of info that somewhat contradicted that 2 month timeline:
“The level of television exposure for the Colonial, just looking at men’s basketball, the Colonial gets dramatically more exposure than the Southern Conference does,” said AD Joe Jull
“There is no timeline,” he said. “The board will do their due diligence and take the proper amount of time that it takes to make the right decision. …I’d be surprised if we make a decision by the board meeting in a few weeks.”
I think it’s only a matter of time before CoC takes off for the CAA. That could be enough to push Davidson over the edge to go ahead and join.
It’s also been rumored that UAlbany will announce a move soon. Stony Brook is also being strongly considered.
A proposed CAA would look something like this: