CAA Statement On VCU
RICHMOND, Va. -- A statement from CAA Commissioner Tom Yeager regarding VCU's departure:
"This morning I was informed over the phone by President Michael Rao of VCU's decision to withdraw from the CAA effective July 1, 2012. I was disappointed by the decision, but we are involved in a period of unprecedented change in collegiate athletics. There have been a lot of decisions made for all different kinds of reasons. Time will tell which ones were good.
"The CAA remains strong with outstanding universities that have excellent leadership, coaches and student-athletes. The current membership is committed to the growth of the league. We look forward to continuing our membership-related discussions, but will do so in a confidential matter."