After days of number crunching, talking with donors, and politicking, Old Dominion athletic officials have not been able to convince president John Broderick to pull the trigger and move his athletic program out of the CAA and into Conference USA.
Old Dominion officials have never publicaly acknowledged that they were even invited to make the switch.
But moving their football program up to FBS was an exciting prospect.
Money is probably the biggest stumbling block, it would cost ODU an additional four plus million dollars a year to move up in football.
That may have involved an increase in the student activity fee now over 92 dollars per credit hour, something Broderick probably wouldn't sign off on without the approval of the University's board.
Has Conference USA given ODU more time to try and make it work?
We don't know, all we know is, there is no indication the Monarchs will be celebrating with five other schools when USA announces their expansion plans tomorrow.
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