Multiple sources directly involved with realignment discussions said Saturday afternoon that
Teague has resigned to become Minnesota's athletic director, effective July 1.
It is unclear how VCU's decision will affect George Mason's.
If, as expected, Rao follows Teague’s recommendation,
Monarchs athletic director Wood Selig is so concerned about the CAA’s future that he inquired of possible membership in
If ODU received an invitation from Conference USA, would VCU's decision sway the Monarchs to decline?
CAA commissioner Tom Yeager said Saturday he could not confirm Teague's recommendation.
"I'm waiting to hear like everyone else," said Yeager, who Friday conducted a conference call with the CAA's 12 athletic directors.
Asked if he were more confident in the league's stability than a week ago, Yeager said, "I've always thought we were viable," he said. "But I'm paid to think that way."
Yeager has served as commissioner throughout the CAA's 28 years.
The Newport News-based Atlantic 10 has courted VCU, George Mason and the
The A-10’s basketball history – the league has earned 28 at-large
The worry is Big East basketball schools such as
Adding to the uncertainty, the Big East basketball schools’ decision may hinge on whether
The Big East needs to finalize its membership as soon as possible since it's scheduled to begin renegotiating its television contracts this fall.
Furthering the intrigue: VCU could lose approximately $750,000-$1 million annually for six years in lost Final Four income by leaving the CAA.
Given all those moving parts, Teague decided to call time out. VCU can revisit the issue next year, if the Atlantic 10 offer remains.
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