In a letter to the campus today (via email) Benson said,
The fact that the Sun Belt is only considering current FBS schools for its future underscores one of the fears raised by proponents during recent campus-wide discussions - that changes in the NCAA might well lead to a situation where schools not in a major or mid-major conference could end up as road-kill on the highway of collegiate athletics.We have learned from the Commissioner of the Sun Belt that we are no longer being considered for expansion at this time. Instead, the member institutions of the Sun Belt seem to be narrowing their attention to those universities currently within the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), and not to those Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) schools considering a move upward.We will remain in the Ohio Valley Conference, will continue to improve our facilities and expand our programs, and will compete on the national stage of FCS football.I have appreciated the input received from interested faculty, staff, and students on the topic of EKU and the future of our athletics program and remain committed to moving our institution forward, both academically and athletically.Go Eastern!
But with all of the changes going on with the NCAA, who can say what the future may hold?
The Colonel's football season starts August 28th versus Robert Morris in Moon Township PA. Home opener is against Morehead on Sept. 13. Revenue games this year are against Miami of Ohio (Sept 6) and the University of Florida (Nov 22).