Changes for the A-Sun Conference


      The Atlantic Sun Conference concluded their annual spring meetings June 11 by announcing the host sites for the upcoming 2009-2010 baseball, indoor track and field, and tennis conference championships.  

      The baseball championship will move from Stetson’s Melching Field at Conrad Park, where it has been held since 2001, to Lipscomb University for the 2010-2011 season. The men’s and women’s tennis will play at the University of Central Florida and their sports commission leaving Johnson City, Tenn. after three years at Stetson. East Tennessee State University will host the A-Sun Championships for track and field for the fourth straight year, due to the fact that they have the only on-campus indoor track facility in the conference.  

      Other than the awarding of locations for A-Sun tournaments and events, policies were also made. An important amendment that was passed involved the non-conference opponents on the men’s basketball team. The teams will be limited to one annual opponent not in Division I. 

      As for volleyball, an online video exchange program was appointed to be used for volleyball scouting. However, soccer coaches will not be allowed to exchange verbal and written scouting reports.

      Squad sizes for the men’s and women’s golf teams were also discussed at the meeting. Each squad will be able to attain a max amount of six student athletes.