Also talks about football scheduling.
Mr. Yurachek, could you discuss the Universities prospective upgrade to a Power conference outside the Big 12? We are all ready to move past the Big 12 discussions.
Chad, our mindset has always been to put the University of Houston in the most competitive position for national success and that will not change. We are currently in a very strong Power 6 conference in The American Athletic Conference and as our league has shown across all sports, we are a conference to be reckoned with.
As a whole, we have to focus on being at the top of The American, on and off the field, including fan support in the stands. Currently we are sixth in The American in football average attendance, fifth in men’s basketball average attendance, seventh in total donors and fifth in annual donations. We are constantly pushing to increase all of those numbers to make the University of Houston an attractive conference member.