The Sun Belt Conference concluded its annual Spring Meeting on Wednesday with a number of important topics being discussed and several key
developments taking place.
Sun Belt Conference Membership Discussion
The Sun Belt Conference has suspended any further discussion or consideration to add any additional members to the league for the immediate future.
While we may explore adding a 12th all-sports member join the Sun Belt Conference, at this time we are moving the conference forward with our membership as is, said Sun Belt Conference Commissioner Karl Benson. Come July 1 the membership will be stable for the first time in over two years with no incoming or departing members. The makeup of that 11 all-sports conference will give us more than just stability - it will give us strength and opportunity.
Mens and Womens Basketball Championship Format
While there was discussion regarding the formats for the mens and womens basketball championships, it was ultimately decided that the tournaments will be conducted in the same manner that they were this past season. Only the top eight teams qualify for the tournament on both the mens and womens sides. Further, the mens championship will continue to be conducting in a manner that protects the top seeds in the conference by awarding byes to those teams.
Mens and Womens Basketball Scheduling
Among topics also related to mens and womens basketball was the conferences regular season schedule. It was decided that all mens and womens conference basketball games for the 2014-15 would be conducted as doubleheaders on Thursday and Saturday throughout the season.
Sun Belt Conference Championship Sites
The following sites were selected to host Sun Belt Conference Championships for 2015-16:
Cross Country: Georgia State
Womens Soccer: Georgia State
Mens Soccer: Appalachian State
Volleyball: Georgia Southern
Mens and Womens Tennis: UL Lafayette
Softball: South Alabama
Baseball: Texas State