SBC weighing its options for expansion

As other college conferences continue to settle, shake, settle and shake some more, the Sun Belt Conference to which UL belongs continues to assess its own defection-replacement and potential expansion plans.

Athletic directors from throughout the conference gathered in South Florida on Tuesday, holding their annual January winter meetings in conjunction with Monday night's BCS national championship game between Alabama and Notre Dame.

"(Sun Belt commissioner) Karl (Benson) did an update on where the national landscape is, which was very productive," SBC spokesman and associate commissioner John McElwain said by telephone after Tuesday's meetings...

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