Very interesting as the article linked above says
"If Belhaven believes this is the best move for the school and the NCAA accepts the application, the plan is for the Blazers to take the place of Mississippi College in the American Southwest Conference."
So much for getting rid of the long road trips to Mississippi ;-)
That would take care of the numbers issue the ASC faces in football (though I'm not sure of the timing with MC leaving next year and Belhaven starting their exploratory year at the same time). And with Mumme now as coach there -- wonder if he knew of the plan before being hired.
Also interesting that there is nothing i can spot on either the Belhaven general or athletics web site talking about this decision. EDIT: Ah, it's still in the "sources say" stage.