PRINCETON -Reports of the death of the West Virginia Conference appear to be greatly exaggerated.
The WVIAC recently released a statement say board members representing Alderson-Broaddus College, Bluefield State Colletge, Davis & Elkins College, Ohio Valley University, University of Charleston, West Virginia State University, West Virginia Wesleyan College and Wheeling Jesuit University met in Princeton. The University of Pitttsburgh at Johnstown also was represented.
Those present reaffirmed their commitment to rebuild the WVIAC in a way that ensures the unity of the conference, which was formed in 1924. Although each school is free to pursue any conference options it desires, there is a hope to continue the WVIAC as a viable option.
Board members are scheduled to meet on July 19 in a WVIAC leadership retreat in Charleston.
University of Charleston president Edwin Welch said, "We are committed to rebuilding the WVIAC to assure that it meets the needs of its member institutions and their student athletes.''