AD's Blog: Annual C-USA Spring Meeting

Director of Athletics, Richard Giannini

May 14, 2010

The C-USA athletic directors, head football and men's and women's basketball coaches, senior women's administrators and league staff will hold its annual Spring Meeting on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 17, 18, and 19. Our television and bowl partners will also be in attendance. As you can imagine, we have a lot of administrative work to discuss which includes a review of the current academic season we are completing along with the discussion on next year. We will determine the site of our championship events for the 2010-11 seasons and well as discussing our television schedules and bowl games for the year.

We will also discuss the national landscape and how we can improve our individual national athletic rankings in each sport along with our academic progress and graduation rates in all sports. We will also discuss the recent conference realignment issues and what effects it may have on our league. I am also excited to see how our baseball team does this weekend with the series at Rice. We are excited about sweeping the last three C-USA baseball series, which is a first for Southern Miss baseball. Next week we host our final regular season home games with a single game against Mississippi State on Tuesday and Memphis for a three-game weekend series.

Lastly and most important, I want to congratulate the 42 Golden Eagle student-athletes who will graduate tomorrow in a special 100th year Centennial Commencement event to be held in Roberts Stadium. We are very proud of their accomplishments.

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