It is well past rumor and speculation, and while not "confirmed" by either side (these things almost never are), multiple sources from have indicated that yes, DSU and the NEC are having conversations.By the way, has there been any confirmation on Del State leaving or is it still just speculation?
Editors Note: This story has been updated with a statement from Steve Newton, to correct the timeline of BOT discussions, and to accurately report the number of
What hasn't been leaked and discussed publicly, is what each side wants. Does Delaware State want to join the NEC with another MEAC partner such as Morgan State, or Howard? Does the NEC want DSU to commit to certain budgetary minimums? No one has reported what these discussions might entail.
IMO, Howard University is playing a huge role in the keeping the MEAC alive right now. But once they see the writing on the wall and concede the conference's inevitable dissolution, what is their "Plan B" - Patriot, NEC, Big South, ASUN?