[Vision2020] Fwd: UI Weighing Options After Sun Belt Decision

Kenneth Marcy kmmos1 at frontier.com
Tue Mar 1 14:22:02 PST 2016

This decision has been rendered ten days early, but is not entirely 


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Subject: 	UI Weighing Options After Sun Belt Decision
Resent-From: 	kmarcy at vandals.uidaho.edu
Date: 	Tue, 1 Mar 2016 19:35:21 +0000
From: 	University of Idaho, Office of the President <noreply at uidaho.edu>
Reply-To: 	University of Idaho, Office of the President 
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To: 	kmarcy at vandals.uidaho.edu

UI Weighing Options After Sun Belt Decision

University of Idaho
Office of the President
president at uidaho.edu <mailto:noreply at uidaho.edu>

*TO:* 	University of Idaho Faculty, Staff and Students
*FROM:* 	Chuck Staben, President
*DATE:* 	March 1, 2016
*SUBJECT:* 	UI Weighing Options After Sun Belt Decision


The University of Idaho is analyzing its options for football 
affiliation following the Sun Belt Conference’s decision today to move 
forward with a 10-team league after the 2017 football season.

We are disappointed by the Sun Belt’s decision. But we are optimistic 
about the options before us and we are continuing to diligently consider 
our future affiliation as an opportunity to find the stability and full 
participation we have not experienced in the Sun Belt. We will make a 
decision in the coming months.

This decision comes from the Sun Belt 10 days before its previously 
announced deadline of March 10, when it said league presidents would 
vote to determine whether or not to keep UI in the conference.  UI made 
a presentation to the Sun Belt in mid-February, at the conference’s 
request, to outline UI’s value to the conference.

UI will now evaluate whether to play an independent schedule or accept 
an invitation from the Big Sky Conference for the fall 2018 season.

The University of Idaho will continue to assess how to provide the best 
experience for our student-athletes and fans. Football is an important 
part of the college experience. A strong, stable athletic program 
complements the university’s great academic programs, enhances the 
student experience and engages our alumni and fans.

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