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Clemson BOT to meet Thursday, discuss rumors of realignment and future


  by - Senior Writer - Wednesday, May 23, 2012 12:03 PM
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Chairman David H. Wilkins

CLEMSON – The Clemson Board of Trustees will convene on Thursday, in a meeting that Board Chairman David Wilkins says is designed to get everyone on the same page regarding possible realignment and to address all of the rumors that have surfaced in the past week regarding that topic.

The SEC and Big XII signed an agreement last Friday that pits a team from each conference in an end-of-season bowl game, and speculation has run rampant since then that this allows for four major conferences – the SEC, Big XII, Big 10 and Pac-12 – with everybody else on the outside looking in when it comes to national prominence.

That has led to a rash of reports that have Atlantic Coast Conference teams, including Clemson, contemplating a move to other conferences in order to keep, as Clemson Athletic Director Terry Don Phillips told TigerNet Monday, their ‘seat at the table.’

With that in mind, Clemson’s Board will meet Thursday.

“That is what the main topic of discussion will be,” Wilkins told TigerNet Wednesday morning. “But I can tell you, that as far as I know, I am not aware of any contact that we have had officially or unofficially with the Big XII, nor have we had any contact or conversations with any conference besides the ACC.”

Wilkins said that with so many rumors floating about, and with speculation running rampant, he felt like this was the perfect time for the Board to convene.

“It’s just to get everybody on the same page,” he said. “The general discussion will be about what we think the future holds. We will talk about everything that has been going on, and this will allow us to get on the same page as the president [James Barker] and discuss the situation as he sees it. I have no reason to believe that he will say he has had contact with any other conference, whether through a third party or intermediaries. We are a member of the ACC, and we have not been asked to join any other conference.”


Wilkins said the meeting will be a chance for each member to voice his or her opinion.

“This will be about what we think about the future,” he said. “We will be looking at whether the ACC will be seeking other teams, and obviously Clemson can't act on that on behalf of the ACC, but this will be just a general information type of meeting. There is no proposal active, and no action has been taken. This will just allow folks to voice their opinion and share information.”

Wilkins said the BOT will, of course, act in the best interests of the university.

“All of us want what is best for Clemson,” he said. “Things are changing so fast, and we want to be aware of what possibilities are out there. I think we all want what is best for Clemson, period. We just have to deal with things right now. “

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Front Page Story: Clemson BOT to meet Thursday, discuss rumors of realignment and future
Crump®
You forgot the quotations around "rumors"***
TigerEric35®
Re: You forgot the quotations around "and future"******
ClemsonTiger1988®
Re: You forgot the quotations around "and future"******
allorangeallthetime52®
At least I don't have a dental appointment tomorrow.***
SOLOS®
Re: Front Page Story: Clemson BOT to meet Thursday, discuss rumors of realignment and future
sloanerb
the eyes and mouth have a striking resemblence to Gov. Haley***
ragtop
Re: the eyes and mouth have a striking resemblence to Gov. Haley***
CUAtTheFinishLine®
Clemson helping form a new
71PR®
Re: the eyes and mouth have a striking resemblence to Gov. Haley***
dgcannon39
"Hey NOW!!"*****
ReallyJoelShaw
Mm hmm... just getting everyone on the same page...
I4CUTigers
Re: Mm hmm... just getting everyone on the same page...
grover173
The BOT needs better sources.***
deleted
Yes, someone send them the Dude's web address.******
TigerCPA
Well, if they haven't talked to anybody, how do they know
Spud
honestly, some of "us" are***
ragtop
HAHA, point for that laugh!***
ALL IN Tiger 888
Re: Well, if they haven't talked to anybody, how do they know
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: Well, if they haven't talked to anybody, how do they know
dgcannon39
Why would the BOT discuss rumors?
TheProdigal
Maybe to ...end them?***
Completely Solid Orange®
Gotta figure out which one of them talked***
PenthouseTiger
That was my first question.
ClemsonTiger1988®
They're tired of all the emails and phone calls I guess.***
josephg®
DING DING DING, We Have a WINNER!!!***
TygerEye®
But will a vote of confidence let Barker do what he wants?
MackDaddy®
How often does the BOT get together to discuss rumors?
tdrake®
This is like the HC at one school who all-but-swears....
Tiger77
They are doing one of two things...either voting to leave
TigerGrad'93
Re: They are doing one of two things...either voting to leave
CleverTiger
Duh...that is why I stated "seek" rather than seek.
TigerGrad'93
Re: They are doing one of two things...either voting to leave
dgcannon39
Re: Front Page Story: Clemson BOT to meet Thursday, discuss rumors of realignment and future
Playdough
^^^Someone is on their "A" game^^^^^^^^^^^
ALL IN Tiger 888
Will Tiger Talk air it?
potatoes and gravy®
Re: Front Page Story: Clemson BOT to meet Thursday, discuss rumors of realignment and future
CUTIGERTIM®
I think they put TDP out front to partly inform the fans...
ClemsonTiger1988®
Re: I think they put TDP out front to partly inform the fans...
CUTIGERTIM®
This will be our last year of ACC football.
Tigerstyle
That or the ACC rolls over and lets us keep some of the...
ClemsonTiger1988®
Let's not get carried away
ebush75
I wouldn't be surprised at all if the ratio wasn't somewhere
ClemsonTiger1988®
Re: Let's not get carried away
dgcannon39
No they are nolonger discussing rumors.
ClemsonTiger1988®
Thursday night...
Playdough
Re: No they are nolonger discussing rumors.
CUTIGERTIM®
I think "yes" - advisory board was formed in January***
designtiger®
Re: No they are nolonger discussing rumors.
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: Talk about a hot seat When does Swofford resign
CUTIGERTIM®
VERY REAL. Kinda what I'm thinking. BIG12 should go for VT &***
SOLOS®
Re: Talk about a hot seat When does Swofford resign
ebush75
Re: Talk about a hot seat When does Swofford resign
allorangeallthetime52®
And so it begins...
zumaboy
Re: And so it begins...
Brad01
Re: And so it begins...
dgcannon39
Hmmmmm. If my math is correct
deleted
The reality sets in, we are stuck with acc, no way out***
mjm
Re: The reality sets in, we are stuck with acc, no way out***
raginranger®
Re: The reality sets in, we are stuck with acc, no way out***
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: The reality sets in, we are stuck with acc, no way out***
dgcannon39
Another great job reporting by David Hood.***
Brad W®
AKA Woodshed***
WALLACE
Ummmmmmm***
gopaws4
Terry Don Phillips & Mark Packer dismissing Rumors
CUTIGERTIM®
The Infamous....
71PR®
if that is the case though..
tgrfan42069
Re: Terry Don Phillips & Mark Packer dismissing Rumors
Whitehurst74®
Now this feels like big news
IPTAY FAMILY
Re: Now this feels like big news
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: Now this feels like big news
CUalum79ALLn65®
Wilkins has painted himself in an interesting corner
tigerpride98
Or ... discussions have been with someone close
RevDodd®
Even if it is TCU - I think that would considered
tigerpride98
Re: Or ... discussions have been with someone close
CUTIGERTIM®
Re: Or ... discussions have been with someone close
allorangeallthetime52®
Board members wouldn't know those kinds of conversations
IPTAY FAMILY
Boards are responsible for the organization, the board
tigerpride98
I report to a Board
IPTAY FAMILY
Sure, for the organizations I serve on the board of there
tigerpride98
I guess we have a difference of opinion on "contact"
IPTAY FAMILY
Just a followup - you indicated "advise" with respect to a
tigerpride98
I meant more like give direction on strategy
IPTAY FAMILY
Re: Wilkins has painted himself in an interesting corner
CUTIGERTIM®
He can't come out and say what they are doing
MackDaddy®
Re: He can't come out and say what they are doing
Litefoot®
Re: He can't come out and say what they are doing
dgcannon39
Or maybe this is all a curveball being thrown......
WS Tiger®
Re: Front Page Story: Clemson BOT to meet Thursday, discuss rumors of realignment and future
ZA206
As someone who has seen Wilkins work first hand
GunTotnTigr®
Re: Front Page Story: Clemson BOT to meet Thursday, discuss rumors of realignment and future
clemtiger117®
My Niece Helen Turner Hill is Advisory Board Member, BUT
lightbulbbill®
Re: My Niece Helen Turner Hill is Advisory Board Member, BUT
CUTIGERTIM®
Re: Front Page Story: Clemson BOT to meet Thursday, discuss rumors of realignment and future
clemsonfanest90
Re: Front Page Story: Clemson BOT to meet Thursday, discuss rumors of realignment and future
dgcannon39
Should I be as nervous as I feel right now?
BentZero
I'm with you, especially if FSU takes off and we're not up
TigerGrant8®
Re: Front Page Story: Clemson BOT to meet Thursday, discuss rumors of realignment and future
BonCon®
Re: Notre Dame
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Re: Notre Dame
allorangeallthetime52®

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