“VCU is a proud member of the CAA,” Teague said in a statement. “There have been no discussions with any other conferences concerning changing our affiliation.”
“Contrary to media reports, the VCU Board of Visitors has not met about nor discussed conference realignment,” Teague said.
In a statement from George Mason, O’Connor said, "George Mason University has not had any formal discussions nor have we been invited to join the Atlantic 10 Conference. As a founding member of the Colonial Athletic Association, we are proud of the CAA’s accomplishments and are committed to the success of the conference. The nature of college athletics dictates that we have to be aware of all the discussions that may be going on with conference membership issues on all levels."

Yeager had a regularly-scheduled conference call with athletic directors Monday morning and said “both schools indicated there’s absolutely no truth to the rumors, as well as some others that have been bandied about in the media the last couple of weeks. They are not exploring other options. In combination with conversations we’ve had over the last couple of months and weeks, they aren’t looking to go anywhere else, nor have they had any kind of offer that would turn their heads.

“We didn’t hold hands and take blood oaths or anything like that. I take them for their word.”
Atlantic 10 Commissioner Bernadette McGlade issued a statement saying “membership issues are constantly examined and analyzed in light of the most recent Division I realignment activities.” McGlade also said “there is no specific timeline regarding if and or when any decisions on membership are made.

“The A-10’s current membership is fully committed through 2013 and is in a position to be very deliberate and patient regarding any decisions that impact the future of the league,” McGlade said.