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http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/05/23 ... rfect.html
It was the standard will join on X date, UTA offers this for the conference, league got better, UTA does not have football.
[quote]"There is no expectation regarding the possibility of adding football," Benson said of UTA. "We know that it is something that is on their list to consider and if and when they go down that path, I'm sure the Sun Belt would welcome that.
This was before Spaniolo announced he was retiring, so it seems like the timeline I have loosely said exists fits. Upgrade all facilities and then take a look at football. With the indoor batting cages for softball and baseball done, it looks like softball is next up.
http://m.theshorthorn.com/sports/athlet ... l?mode=jqm
After CPC, the U announced athletics facilities would receive another $17 million. The batting cages were roughly $2 mill. The Shorthorn article pegs the softball/baseball upgrades at $8-$10 mill, so another roughly $5 mil for...? Tennis wouldn't need that much. Golf doesn't need it. Both basketball's and volleyball certainly don't need it. That leaves the track teams, which play at Maverick Stadium.
All of it makes me believe there is more going on behind the scenes than has been revealed.