From Andy Katz’s blog:
The Atlantic 10 has been talking to a number of leagues, including the West Coast Conference, about a scheduling partnership. But there seem to be disagreements as to whether or not this is imminent or just in the discussion stage. The WCC, according to league commissioner Jamie Zaninovich, envisioned a kinship with the Atlantic 10’s fellow Catholic institutions. But A-10 commissioner Bernadette McGlade said she didn’t want to do a partnership that excluded certain members of the conference, in this case that could mean state schools UMass, Rhode Island and Charlotte. The other problem for a partnership is that the WCC has eight members while the A-10 has 14.
Exclude state schools? If the A10 goes for an agreement that only works for some of the league–that will be a huge mistake. Especially three perennially good teams in UMass, URI and Charlotte.
[via Andy Katz]