FAU President Mary Jane Saunders tells our Marcus Nelson FAU will remain in the Sun Belt Conference after not receiving an invite to new C-USA/Mtn. West league.
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The Craig Angelos legacy lives on.
He has plenty of time now to "monitor the situation"
I have not seen ANY mention of ANY additional teams being invited to the mega conference yet so I for one will still hold out hope.
A reply indicating that they have had no contact with the new conference would have sufficed. Nobody really knows what decisions will be made if, in fact, they are contacted. We shouldn't have a goal of remaining in the Sun Belt. Our goals have to be higher than that. MJ needs to follow Howard's lead on this one. The Sun Belt was always a stepping stone for him.
Saunders didn't say the goal was to remain in the Sun Belt forever, she said she believes the Mtn. West-C-USA has decided on which teams to invite and FAU is not one of them.
That's what happens when you aren't proactive in trying to get in a new league. Sitting around waiting for the phone to ring isn't going to cut it.
This news came after she discussed the matter with SBC Commissioner Karl Benson, who is very dailed-in to what's happening concering conference realignment.
Of course, some other bombshell could happen next month, but for the short term FAU is done pursuing an invitation to the CUSA/Mtn. West and will remain in the Sun Belt.
RB Trey Rodriguez was suspended for the first four games for an unspecified violation of team rules. He should be off suspension for the Rice game....
Any info on our missing starting center and our missing RB from the Daytona area.
Great day in South Florida coming off an FAU road win. The defense played well again and have only given up 10 points in the past two games. Bye week...
Six interceptions propel FAU to a 17-7 victory over Charlotte.
Whooo, whooo! A WIN! Congratulations guys!