Incoming Sun Belt commissioner Karl Benson used the conference basketball tournament that concluded Tuesday to begin convincing member schools to stay in the Sun Belt.
"There is always going to be threats," Benson said in Hot Springs, Ark. "One of my goals of the next 30 to 60 days, and it started today with the CEO meeting today, is talking about the benefits of being a member of the Sun Belt."
Benson is trying to keep the Sun Belt in tact as the
Benson is still serving as commissioner of the
"I don't think anything is imminent," Benson said. "Whether it is
FAU Athletic Director Craig Angelos said FAU will not move out of the Sun Belt unless it makes economic sense. The Owls became members of the Sun Belt in 2006 after leaving the Atlantic Sun.
-- FAU is cutting prices for football season tickets, with the cheapest seat set at $55, down from $150 in 2011, the first year of the new $70 million facility.
-- Junior Marlene Ryan of