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Old 02-13-2013, 09:31 AM   #106 (permalink)
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You must be new to the whole CAA process.
Willing to admit that I am but assuming w&m, mason and others bolt whats the draw to the CAA
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:34 AM   #107 (permalink)
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Ok...I can accept Lowell at some level....BUT NJIT I shudder on the athletic side unless they plan on SERIOUSLY upgrading their athletic profile in a $$ sense.

If the dominoes fall for other football schools...I can see UNH, Maine, UA and SBU moving on.

This does not help keep those schools around. Being balls out and creating a football league would help.
Maine isn't going anywhere.......their athletic department is a pathetic mess.

On a side note, how the hell did I miss this thread??? (already 8 pages long!)
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Willing to admit that I am but assuming w&m, mason and others bolt whats the draw to the CAA
Would still be a marginal step up from AE, much like BU's move to PL. It would basically be about conference brand. They could be in a conference with Delaware, Drexel, Northeastern.
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Would still be a marginal step up from AE, much like BU's move to PL. It would basically be about conference brand. They could be in a conference with Delaware, Drexel, Northeastern.
Whoopty-doo! Seriously?.......I don't see anyone moving to a new conference so they "could be in a conference with Delaware, Drexel and Northeastern".
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Would still be a marginal step up from AE, much like BU's move to PL. It would basically be about conference brand. They could be in a conference with Delaware, Drexel, Northeastern.
As well as UNCW. Lets not pretend the CAA has even half the academic prestige the PL has. It's basically a lateral move academically as well

E: not even getting into the fact that the AE is comprised entirely (minus Hartford) of similar mid sized publics that SBU and UA are going to measure themselves against academically
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As well as UNCW. Lets not pretend the CAA has even half the academic prestige the PL has. It's basically a lateral move academically as well
That is a bunch of crap. The CAA is stronger academically at the top W+M, NU versus UVM, Bing and at the bottom UNCW, Towson versus UMBC, UML than the AEast. I am not a Stony Brook fan, but one would think if you ask for the peer schools they are much more likely to pick UDel, the Virginia schools, or even big privates like Drexel and NU over most of the AEast schools (outstide of the other SUNYs). Perception is part of what drew NU to the CAA and the ability to expand their own brand name to new markets. If Stony Brook moves that will be part of the reasoning.
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That is a bunch of crap. The CAA is stronger academically at the top W+M, NU versus UVM, Bing and at the bottom UNCW, Towson versus UMBC, UML than the AEast. I am not a Stony Brook fan, but one would think if you ask for the peer schools they are much more likely to pick UDel, the Virginia schools, or even big privates like Drexel and NU over most of the AEast schools (outstide of the other SUNYs). Perception is part of what drew NU to the CAA and the ability to expand their own brand name to new markets. If Stony Brook moves that will be part of the reasoning.
Shrug. Townson and UNCW are regional universities that arent even ranked according to the same standards. I really don't think the CAA is better academically especially when you factor in that the AE is all publics and the strong possibility w&m bolts to the PL
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Once the CAA loses GMU to the A-10 and JMU leaves for FBS football...........it's game over.
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And this is my point. Why not sit tight?!

Here is the thing- this opens the door for any of the four affiliates (or all four to leave) if / when Mason and JMU move on. W&M is Patriot bound in my opinion...as could be 'Nova for football.
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Whoopty-doo! Seriously?.......I don't see anyone moving to a new conference so they "could be in a conference with Delaware, Drexel and Northeastern".
I'm not saying it makes sense either, but could see that as being a school's line of thinking.

BU's move to the PL is pretty much doing something comparable, if not exactly that.
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And this is my point. Why not sit tight?!

Here is the thing- this opens the door for any of the four affiliates (or all four to leave) if / when Mason and JMU move on. W&M is Patriot bound in my opinion...as could be 'Nova for football.
Maine would finish in dead last in every sport in the CAA, except maybe for men's hoops if UNH came too. Financially, they can't compete. I wouldn't be in any hurry to join a "bigger" conference if I was Maine.
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I'm not saying it makes sense either, but could see that as being a school's line of thinking.

BU's move to the PL is pretty much doing something comparable, if not exactly that.
In the same way that moving to CUSA is kinda like moving to the Big 10? The PL is second only to the ivy in terms of academics
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Merrimack has been making a big push for Division 1 for a while as well, and more publicly so. I wouldn't be surprised to hear from them soon..
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In the same way that moving to CUSA is kinda like moving to the Big 10? The PL is second only to the ivy in terms of academics
LoL, the PL has a fantastic brand and some great academic schools (not all) and I'll leave it at that.

Let's see there's Duke, Stanford, Michigan, Virginia etc etc I could go on and on and on.
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Is UML going to be any good? Will they even win 1 game?
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