By BOB REDD
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
There is movement at Bluefield State College regarding conference affiliation.
A year after a majority of schools in the former West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced they were leaving to form the Mountain East Conference, BSC, the only school in the WVIAC that does not have a conference home for this season, has authorized its president to seek membership in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference.
A statement released by President Marsha Krotseng’s office stated, “At a special meeting of the Bluefield State College Board of Governors on July 11, 2013, the Board authorized President Krotseng to begin the application process for membership in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) by submitting a formal "Letter of Interest" to the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Office.”
Former WVIAC members Alderson-Broaddus, Ohio Valley, Davis & Elkins began membership in the conference July 1. Salem University, a former WVIAC member that left the conference several years ago is also a member. Other schools in the G-MAC are Cedarville (Ohio), Central State (Ohio), Kentucky Wesleyan, Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) and Ursuline (Ohio). Georgetown Ky., a former member of the Mid-South Conference of which Bluefield College is a member, is a probationary member of the conference this year.
Should Bluefield State’s application for admission be accepted, it is expected that the Big Blues’ athletic teams will begin competing in the league in the 2014-15 academic year.