From Stony Brook University Director of Athletics Jim Fiore:
"We are acutely aware that conference realignment is driving the current and future landscape of intercollegiate athletics. With that reality in mind, we are constantly reviewing Stony Brook's position in the national landscape and among our peer institutions. Every decision we make is with the best interest of our student-athletes and our institution in mind. We are a top 50 research institution and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU); our campus is only an hour outside of New York City; and we have a fast-rising athletics program that has proven it can compete on the national level. Those factors make our university inherently attractive to many, and we are flattered that media speculation regarding conference realignment has included Stony Brook. That said, we are proud members of both the America East Conference and the Big South Conference. We have not engaged in discussions with any other conference at this time."