POSTED: 11:31 a.m. HST, Nov 22, 2010
Western Athletic Conference commissioner Karl Benson said he plans to meet with University of Hawaii athletic director Jim Donovan tomorrow to renew the conference's interest in retaining UH as a member.
UH is pursuing Mountain West Conference membership in football and an affiliation with the Big West in other sports.
Benson told a media conference call he will meet with Donovan in Las Vegas where the WAC volleyball championships are under way.
"I will reiterate the WAC's desire for Hawaii to remain in the WAC and our willingness to work with Hawaii to create a structure that will be beneficial to them and to the WAC," Benson said.
"Our intention here is to let the University of Hawaii know they are a valued member of the WAC..."
Benson declined to elaborate on what proposals he might make to Donovan.
He reaffirmed an offer made last Thursday to permit UH to remain as a football-only member, if Hawaii chose.