More conference realignment news.....
MIAA might be looking to expand
MSSU, PSU cast opposite votes on expansion
Announcement expected by August on Arkansas D-IIs
UNK pondering move from RMAC to MIAA
MIAA may add 4 teams--from Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri
Realignment not just a Division I issue
ENMU weighing options on Lone Star Conference
Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble raised concerns Saturday about the future of the athletic conference ENMU competes in with Texas and Oklahoma schools.
During ENMU’s Board of Regents meeting in Portales, Gamble said the Lone Star Conference is “unraveling before our eyes,” and said the university may soon have to hunt for a new conference to call home.
“Two Oklahoma schools have already pulled out and three others have said they are going to,” Gamble said. “It really (could result in) the demise of the Lone Star Conference.”
Gamble wouldn’t identify the schools, but the Muskogee Phoenix reported that Northeastern State and Central Oklahoma sent letters of inquiry to the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association.
Also, lscscoop.com has reported that Southeastern Oklahoma State, Southwestern Oklahoma State and East Central University may be considering forming a new league with a group of Arkansas Division II schools.
Shake-up could be looming in LSC
Scripps Texas Newspapers
It appears more likely there will be a shake-up in the Lone Star Conference.
In fact, as many as five Oklahoma schools competing in the LSC could be on the move for the 2011-12 season.
Central Oklahoma confirmed last week that it’s considering moving to the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.
Joe Muller, the Central Oklahoma athletic director, told LSCscoop.com in a prepared statement Wednesday that the school is interested in joining the MIAA.
“The University of Central Oklahoma has submitted a letter of interest to the commissioner of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association in an effort to learn more about the conference and its member institutions,” Muller wrote. “The dialogue that will occur over the next few weeks will give UCO and the MIAA an opportunity to determine what is the best interests of both parties moving forward. Given the shifts in conference alignment in the NCAA recently, it’s important that we continue to explore opportunities which are best for UCO, both academically and athletically.”
Gholson: Oklahoma schools should go
Times Record News
To all of the Oklahoma schools who decide to leave the Lone Star Conference, I have just one thing to say.
Don’t let the door hit you in the butt.
The way I see it, this is one of those “if you can’t beat ’em, leave ’em” deals.
The Okies certainly didn’t beat many Texas schools from the conference last year.
ASU TRACK and FIELD: ASU's Adams places 6th in heptathlon at U.S. championships; Ruiz takes 14th
San Angelo Standard Times
SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State senior Aisha Adams finished sixth in the heptathlon at the U.S. Track and Field Championships Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. Adams finished with 5,708 points, 87 points off of her NCAA Division II record of 5,795 points.
German star: England didn't play as a team
Solomon: U.S. team still a work in progress
After day off, Wimbledon to resume on busy Monday