ODU Selected to Host 2014 Conference USA Women's Tennis Championship
By ODU Athletics
May 15, 2013
DESTIN, Fla. - Conference USA concluded its annual Spring Meetings today in Destin, Fla. C-USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky and staff hosted Athletics Directors, Senior Woman Administrators, Faculty Athletics Representatives and head coaches for football, men's and women's basketball from its 16 member institutions for the upcoming 2013-14 season.
Old Dominion was selected to host the 2014 Women's Tennis Championship on April 17-20 at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center.
The meetings launched on Monday and both coaches and administrators discussed key topics for the newly aligned membership, including NCAA national governance, scheduling, formatting, revenue distribution, video and television.
Eight potential bowl partners participated in the week's activities as the league looks at its future bowl agreements. Conference television partners also attended to focus on current and future distribution through television and streaming.
Sites for several Conference USA Championships were selected and will be given to the C-USA Board of Directors for final approval. As previously announced, the 2014 C-USA Men's and Women's Basketball Championship will be hosted by UTEP.
2013-14 CONFERENCE USA CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sport - Dates - Site - Host
Cross Country - TBD - TBD - TBD
Women's Soccer - November 6-10 - Houston, Texas - Rice
Men's Soccer - November 13-17 - Charlotte, N.C. - Charlotte
Volleyball - November 21-24 - Murfreesboro, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee
Football - December 7 - Divisional Champion with best record
Women's Swimming & Diving - February 19-22 - Atlanta, Ga. - C-USA
Indoor Track & Field - February 19-20 - Birmingham, Ala. - UAB
Men's & Women's Basketball - March 11-15 - El Paso, Texas - UTEP
Women's Tennis - April 17-20 - Norfolk, Va. - Old Dominion
Men's Tennis - April 17-20 - Tulsa, Okla. - Tulsa
Women's Golf - April 21-23 - Gulf Shores, Ala. - C-USA
Men's Golf - TBD - Texarkana, Ark. - C-USA
Softball - May 8-10 - Boca Raton, Fla. - Florida Atlantic
Outdoor Track & Field - May 15-18 - TBD - TBD
Women's Rowing - May 17 - Oak Ridge, Tenn. - Tennessee
Baseball - May 21-25 - TBD - TBD
During the meetings, a number of additional recommendations were adopted and will be forwarded to the Board during their meetings next month for final approval:
1 - Having all 16 teams for men's and women's basketball participate in the C-USA Basketball Championship, making it a five-day format.
2 - Increasing the field size of fall championships for volleyball to 12, women's soccer to 10 and men's soccer to seven.
3 - Scheduling men's basketball games with travel partners and conference games played on Thursdays and Saturdays.
4 - Scheduling women's basketball games on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
"We had an amazing week," Banowsky said. "Our members were focused and worked hard on policies and platforms to prioritize the things that will add to our success moving forward. A set of principles was developed that includes operational integrity, support of the academic missions of our universities and unwavering commitment to student-athlete welfare. Most of all, we truly enjoyed the opportunity to have this time together."
The Conference USA Board of Directors will meet on Monday, June 10.