Being in the A-10 allows VCU to be with universities whose first athletic priority in sports is basketball, not football. The A-10 for VCU , with the exception of St. Louis, is good for travel, especially our non revenue sports. The A-10 has several schools that have very limited financial resources, and will they be able to keep up with the needed cost of sports on a D1 level in the future? The AAC is a league made up of major research universities, like VCU. The AAC would definitely increase the travel costs for VCU, and would there be increased revenues through TV, etc., to offset those costs? Lastly, the A10 hurts VCU's non revenue sports, such as baseball, as we are basically in a one bid league for those sports. The AAC gives your non revenue sports a chance for multi bids to the NCAA tournament in that sport.