I talked with Michael Franke today before running out to a tennis match, and he said expansion talks are continuing, and there's a lot going on in the industry right now.
"We feel good that we'll have some positive news to announce over the next couple of weeks," he said. "All the things we've been working on are progressing well."
Franke said he could not comment on Quad City or Dayton because he could not speak specifically about any city, other than saying, "They are both looking at our league right now."
He said the league will likely know for sure about expansion for next season by June 12, which also happens to be the week the league opens its annual meetings June 15-17.
As for finding a replacement for Paul Pickard as league president/commissioner, Franke said the league received four or five calls from interested parties today.
"I think we'll have somebody in place by the middle-to-end of July."