Bob Morrison, editor of the College basketball magazine Blue Ribbon Yearbook and writer for NBA.com & SECDigitalNetwork.com, tweeted the following today:
If you haven’t been paying attention, Davidson & College of Charleston have basically been invited to the CAA and have been considering the move for some time.
That’s a decent source we have there, but we’ve been burned before. It ain’t official until it’s official obviously. But having followed this pretty closely, I expected Davidson to stay put. They have a lot of history in this conference and they are the top dog here. A move would increase their travel and make them a small fish in only a slightly bigger pond. The TV exposure and possible money increase were the only reasons to even consider it.
The worry that App State and Georgia Southern will leave soon affects football a lot more than basketball. Actually, basketball in the SoCon might get even better if we leave (hate to say it). The SoCon will be able to reload easily enough with some Big South schools, if and when we leave, so the instability argument isn’t as real as some may think.
This decision (if it’s true) decreases the odds that College of Charleston will leave, but like Dortch says it’s still 50/50. CoC’s Board of Trustees have meetings scheduled on Thursday and Friday of this week, with the athletics talk supposedly being done on Friday. So hopefully we’ll know by the end of the week one way or the other. I think the SoCon needs to be proactive, regardless of the outcome, and invite a few more members. Coastal Carolina, in particular, is a no brainer. In any case, if this news it’s true, it’s great news for SoCon hoops.