Conference USA Concludes 2013 Spring Meetings
May 15, 2013
DESTIN, Fla. - Conference USA concluded its annual Spring Meetings today in Destin, Fla. C-USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky and staff hosted Athletics Directors, Senior Woman Administrators, Faculty Athletics Representatives and head coaches for football, men's and women's basketball from its 16 member institutions for the upcoming 2013-14 season.
The meetings launched on Monday and both coaches and administrators discussed key topics for the newly aligned membership, including NCAA national governance, scheduling, formatting, revenue distribution, video and television.
Eight potential bowl partners participated in the week's activities as the league looks at its future bowl agreements. Conference television partners also attended to focus on current and future distribution through television and streaming.
Sites for several Conference USA Championships were selected and will be given to the C-USA Board of Directors for final approval. As previously announced, the 2014 C-USA Men's and Women's Basketball Championship will be hosted by UTEP.
2013-14 CONFERENCE USA CHAMPIONSHIPS
During the meetings, a number of additional recommendations were adopted and will be forwarded to the Board during their meetings next month for final approval:
1 - Having all 16 teams for men's and women's basketball participate in the C-USA Basketball Championship, making it a five-day format.
"We had an amazing week," Banowsky said. "Our members were focused and worked hard on policies and platforms to prioritize the things that will add to our success moving forward. A set of principles was developed that includes operational integrity, support of the academic missions of our universities and unwavering commitment to student-athlete welfare. Most of all, we truly enjoyed the opportunity to have this time together."
The Conference USA Board of Directors will meet on Monday, June 10.