The newly named American Athletic Conference made its first significant move by awarding its inaugural women's basketball tournament to the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut.
The Big West may have indirectly helped keep Big East football together for the short term by reversing its December decision to consider Boise State for membership in all other sports.
The UNC Charlotte 49ers have declined an offer to join the Sun Belt Conference, according to a source. The 49ers are eyeing a bid to Conference USA, the source said.
The Sun Belt will add Georgia State Monday for the fall of 2013 in the first move by new commissioner Karl Benson to keep the conference in the chase for Division I relevance.
The Pac-10 is considering a compromise that would have California and Stanford placed with the Northwest region schools to secure a north-south division split.