Despite the denials by both of the George Mason and VCU athletic departments, a statement by George Washington's athletic director Patrick Nero published in the George Washington Hatchet student paper claims that he hopes a decision to maybe bring in the two CAA schools will be made in the next two months.
It is an ongoing process. I think the hope is that we'll start to have some decisions made in the next month or two. And we're definitely looking at the biggest criteria that who brings the highest value in men's basketball.
This talk of expansion is at the time where Temple and possibly Charlotte are on their way out of the Atlantic-10. Temple is heading back to the Big East in all sports effective in the 2013-14 season. In addition, CBSSports.com reported on March 13 that the 49ers, who will be fielding a football team in 2013, had received an informal invitation to join the Sun Belt Conference.