Thursday , Jun , 15 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Big South grants Birmingham-Southern relief

=== Big South grants Birmingham-Southern relief ===

Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) – The Big South Conference Executive Committee
granted Birmingham-Southern’s request to not participate in the conference’s
sports of men’s basketball and baseball for the 2006-07 campaign.

The school announced on May 26th its intentions to transition to Division III
and a large number of student-athletes in basketball and baseball have
transferred, resulting in Birmingham-Southern’s request.

The Big South Conference will have eight men’s basketball teams and eight
baseball teams competing in 2006-07.