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Wilkins recaps Board of Trustees meeting


  by David Hood - Senior Writer - Thursday, May 24, 2012 6:47 PM
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Clemson’s Board of Trustees met in Columbia Thursday afternoon in an effort to discuss the rumors swirling around the university and possible conference realignment, and in an exclusive interview with TigerNet, Chairman David Wilkins talked about what was discussed in the meeting.

The board called an executive session so they could close the doors, and Wilkins said the board covered a variety of topics.

“In general, we talked about athletics,” Wilkins told TigerNet shortly after the board was dismissed from the meeting. “But we called an executive session and we talked about the ACC contract and the television contract. We did talk about that in great detail. We talked about the general status of conferences right now, and at the very end we talked about tuition and fees for the upcoming school year. Those were the various subjects.”

Wilkins said another reason for the meeting was to help separate fact from fiction, especially where conference realignment and a potential move to the Big 12 are concerned.


“We tried to separate the facts from the rumors,” he said. “This board is very committed to Clemson athletics and Clemson sports. We want Clemson teams to be the best they can be. We are very interested in a football program that is excelling at a high level, and we would consider, as we should, any viable option from any conference if we received any. We have not received any. In the meantime we are committed to working to make the ACC the strongest conference possible. We took no votes and took no action, we just had a general discussion about the lay of the land.”

Wilkins then said that the school would be interested in what other conferences have to say, should they make contact.

“If we were contacted by a conference, we would obviously listen to what they had to say,” Wilkins said. “And then we would make a reasonable decision. We aren’t seeking that, and we aren’t making any overtures about that. I think we have a responsibility to consider any viable component that would come our way. But we haven’t been contacted by anybody. We just want Clemson athletics to be the best they can be. This board is committed to Clemson athletics.”

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Crump®
Is that picture really necessary?***
Tiger4Ever91®
so in other words we are exploring our options***
tgrfan42069
Re: so in other words we are exploring our options***
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: so in other words we are exploring our options***
kkjacks
in another words we will stay in acc forever just like befo
mjm
Re: in another words we will stay in acc forever just like befo
DBrittsRKm
We will announce we are gone by mid July if not sooner.
Baltimore Tiger®
Was that the sound of a flare going up in the general
tig0606
That's what it sounded like to me***
dblackm5806
A flare, a strobe light, and sirens***
grover173
I think that was saying as much as he could without....
dblackm5806
I agree - as good of a statement he could make right now***
1983Grad®
Re: I think that was saying as much as he could without....
wideleft2001
Re: I think that was saying as much as he could without....
wideleft2001
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clemsonfanest90
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brad12
That interview was code for
TCTCTiger
Re: That interview was code for
brad12
It may be a distress call!***
justbrowsin
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CuFan21
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Dolfantiger
Re: Front Page Story: Wilkins recaps Board of Trustees meeting
LostDog13®
if we were happ with the ACC...
tgrfan42069
He said just about everything one would want to hear
colonelforbin1
Wow...I didn't expect it to be that blatant
CASDM9901
Basically, it's like this......if you want us we're there.***
Ridgeland Booster
very savy man saying we are keeping our options open
Tigerfansince1972®
Ladies & Gentlemen! Run, don't walk, to the nearest exit!***
TigerTwice®
I am happy with the statement, but I secretly wanted more.***
clemsonphi®
We gone!
Tigerstyle
He couldn't very well say...
ClemsonTiger1988®
In the words of comedian Ron White, "Pick me, pick me!"***
Tiger95
If Big 12 moves they will get sued.
CUdude98
Re: If Big 12 moves they will get sued.
tiger49®
and the Big 12 will win by summary judgment.
william
He Said More
GrayBengal®
Doesn't take much more than that.
TigerCC
If you read betweent the lines it's obvious that
justbrowsin
Re: Front Page Story: Wilkins recaps Board of Trustees meeting
Dugatiger®
For what it's worth....
footballmanager
teams 13 and 14 for SEC are TAMU and Mizzou.***
justbrowsin
Re: teams 13 and 14 for SEC are TAMU and Mizzou.***
footballmanager
Re: teams 13 and 14 for SEC are TAMU and Mizzou.***
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