Dear Panther Fans:

The CAA office and Commissioner Tom Yeager conducted a media teleconference today regarding championship eligibility.

At last week's meeting of the CAA Council of Presidents, President Becker, along with Old Dominion University President John Broderick, presented a comprehensive case on behalf of our teams and their right to compete for CAA Conference Championships.

Earlier today, Commissioner Yeager informed President Becker of the conference's decision. Following a lengthy deliberation, the CAA Presidents have denied our request for our teams to be able to compete in conference championships in 2012-13. It goes without saying that we are incredibly disappointed in this decision.

Despite this setback, we hold strong to the belief that the future is bright for Georgia State Athletics. We have an amazing coaching staff, and our student-athletes are among the best and brightest young men and women. While our teams are not eligible to play in CAA Conference Championships, the door is not closed on postseason opportunities including NCAA at-large berths.

We appreciate your support and are looking forward to another successful year.

Sincerely,

Georgia State Athletics