Wednesday March 20, 2013

Conference Realignment

The University issued a statement about its commitment to compete in a conference that provides a platform for success for all sports programs.

University of Dayton Statement on Conference Realignment

The University of Dayton will continue to aggressively pursue the best interests of the institution, our student-athletes, alumni, supporters and fans. The University is committed to being both a Catholic leader in higher education and fielding highly competitive athletic programs.

As you are aware, Butler University and Xavier University have delivered notice of their intent to withdraw from the Atlantic 10 conference. 

The Atlantic 10 will continue to make decisions to enhance the strength and brand of the conference.
A period of instability has persisted within intercollegiate athletics for the last few years and will continue. 

Details surrounding conference realignment are highly confidential. The University will continue to communicate with our alumni, supporters and fans about any significant developments impacting our conference affiliation.

The University of Dayton is committed to competing in a conference that provides a platform for success for all of our sports programs and, specifically, men’s basketball.  University and athletics administration continue to make conference affiliation a top priority.