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Old 03-01-2013, 06:49 AM   #46 (permalink)
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Furthermore, if the A-10 became more Catholic school based, it makes it harder to differntiate itself from the Big East Catholic CYO league as the A-10 would merely be the CYO Junior Varsity.
RF1, I hear ya. [sarc]But we've always been the BigEast's JV (in perception) why should it change now?[/sarc]

The best possibilities in New England are already in the C7, or the A-10. Who do you suggest?
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RFI - Catholic / public does not matter. If it can help the league that is all I care about. If we had to add 2 schools what would be your choices?

Personally I don't want Delaware or Drexel. I think we should look at Towson. They are putting a ton of money into their sports programs. And its public.
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RFI - Catholic / public does not matter. If it can help the league that is all I care about. If we had to add 2 schools what would be your choices?

Personally I don't want Delaware or Drexel. I think we should look at Towson. They are putting a ton of money into their sports programs. And its public.
Towson is intriguing. But I'd be worried about sustaining that funding level. Maryland is only one step behind Illinois and California in the department of fiscal mismanagement. And it's going to get worse with the sequester (which I'm starting to think is going to be permanent).
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Towson is intriguing. But I'd be worried about sustaining that funding level. Maryland is only one step behind Illinois and California in the department of fiscal mismanagement. And it's going to get worse with the sequester (which I'm starting to think is going to be permanent).
While Towson is putting money into the new arena, they are also dropping some sports from what I heard. Not sure it has been officially announced yet or not but the recommendation is to drop baseball and men's soccer. They are citing gender equity, but some say that it does not pass the sniff test and there is more to it than just equity. In short, I agree and would be worried too. I lose a little respect for any school that drops soccer, but I'm biased on that one.
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For us its all about basketball. No different then the new CYO league. Seriously what does Creighton bring that new league besides basketball?


Towson is opening up a new basketball facility next year. Get them on board. The question I have for them is do they have D1 football aspirations?

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"Towson is intriguing" is a phrase that makes me want to vomit.
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Moliva - We need to look at what a school could add going forward not what they have been in the past. I see potential there. Is the school much different then VCU? Public, growing.
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As a fan of the northeastern most member of the league (URI), I don't like some of the names beng thrown around for reasons of geography. If GMU was added, we would have FOUR schools in the DC to Richmond corridor and two more just up the road in Philly. That is a very high concentration of schools in such a small area. Talk of Umass possibly leaving and replacing them with a midwest or southern school also makes me uneasy as the league center moves further away.

With URI as one of the three remaining publics, I also have reservations about adding more small Catholic schools and giving that faction more power in league matters. Furthermore, if the A-10 became more Catholic school based, it makes it harder to differentiate itself from the Big East Catholic CYO league as the A-10 would merely be the CYO Junior Varsity.

A lot of factors will need to be considered in selecting new members - program success, past atendance, facilities, tv market, geography, and school type are just a few that come to mind.
Who would be your suggestions?
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Merge with the top of the MVC. The end.
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Every team among the ones that will remain spent more than $2MM on men's basketball last year and some spent more than $3MM. Towson sepnt $1.5MM. I expect the A-10 will focus on teams that don't have to fund scholarship football and spend no less than $2MM annually. For example, GMU spent $2.75MM and Siena spent $2.3MM. Though I think Northeastern would be a turrible, just turrible addition, at least they spent $2.35MM last year.

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Merge with the top of the MVC. The end.
I'm wondering if they'll consider doing that. The main problems I can foresee in this are it creates a very broad geography and I wonder whether conference revnue would be sufficnet to cover travel expenses. I also wonder if they won't focus more on the east coast for non-basketball reasons. The current members are likely looking to increase applications from the Mid-Atlantic and Southesast and probably less so from the Midwest. They may be much more interested in getting exposure in Charlotte (Davidson) than Peoria (Bradley). Still, it's an idea that has merit.

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"Towson is intriguing" is a phrase that makes me want to vomit.
I hear you there, but now that I live just up the road from Towson and seeing the changes they are making, they do not seem as bad as I once thought.

I do think though that they might be looking at FBS down the road and their dropping of a few men's sports points to them potentially looking to throw more money at football. They have come a long way from their days of being known as Towson State though.
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Too many people mentioning the wrong schools.

It should be from the pot of:

Belmont
Wichita St
Murry St
Davidson

I'm good with any combination of two of these.

Trust me, we want no part of GMU. They're going to sink into oblivion with the lack of support the athletic dept. is getting.
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Too many people mentioning the wrong schools.

It should be from the pot of:

Belmont
Wichita St
Murry St
Davidson

I'm good with any combination of two of these.

Trust me, we want no part of GMU. They're going to sink into oblivion with the lack of support the athletic dept. is getting.
Besides the inclusion of Davidson this could be one of the dumbest posts I have read on this board. Schools from Tennessee, Kansas and Kentucky? The new league will earn no money and you want the Soccer & softball teams to travel to Kansas.
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For us its all about basketball. No different then the new CYO league. Seriously what does Creighton bring that new league besides basketball?
Ummm - Duh - basketball is driving the bus for that whole "new" league.
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Knobby - Douche post- You took my post totally out of context. Somebody brought up soccer and I responded to that. DUH? What are you 12?
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