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What do you think they will discuss?
Someone on our board posted that his son told him that on ESPN last night there was a brief mention of the A10 having a discussion to drop 4 programs. Nobody Ono our board could confirm it. Not saying that is what they'll discuss, but it would not shock me.
 

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Why are the A10 presidents calling a meeting? Its utterly POINTLESS. Programs are leaving for the Big East when invited, its not complex.

Everyone will act in their self interest. Period
 

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Why are the A10 presidents calling a meeting? Its utterly POINTLESS. Programs are leaving for the Big East when invited, its not complex.

Everyone will act in their self interest. Period
The point is to change the equation to the point where the programs self-interest is to not go to this newly formed also-ran conference.
 

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Someone on our board posted that his son told him that on ESPN last night there was a brief mention of the A10 having a discussion to drop 4 programs. Nobody Ono our board could confirm it. Not saying that is what they'll discuss, but it would not shock me.
Whawhawhat....?

Can anyone confirm?
 

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Someone on our board posted that his son told him that on ESPN last night there was a brief mention of the A10 having a discussion to drop 4 programs. Nobody Ono our board could confirm it. Not saying that is what they'll discuss, but it would not shock me.
Let's drop Xavier, SLU, Butler and Dayton. Also your autocorrect to "Ono" is pretty hilariously Freudian.

I forgot to factor things that are impossible, mea culpa
Pretty much your posting strategy, no?
 

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Dropping teams could save the A10. If you get rid of the bottom teams in the conference then joining the A10 may actually be an attractive option for the BE7, but only if they can't retain the rights to the Big East name. How many schools would need to be dropped for this to be a possibility?
 

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Dropping teams could save the A10. If you get rid of the bottom teams in the conference then joining the A10 may actually be an attractive option for the BE7, but only if they can't retain the rights to the Big East name. How many schools would need to be dropped for this to be a possibility?
Absolutely. Should Xavier and other get poached then the bopttom should be purged and new blood added.
 

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Interesting strategy. Some have said it may take 1-2 years for the schools to officially separate so this could convince them to join in instead of recreate a conference. Even if the A-10 does get poached it will reduce the league and make it more attractive to teams like Creighton etc. Still dropping 4 schools is a pretty big step.
 

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UDs President worked with the current brass at Creighton when they were at St. Joe together as well.

Nobody wants the Big East name. Its a tar and feathered brand now. It holds zero relevance. The 1980s are just that -- the 1980s. Nobody cares anymore. What the Big East has gone through over the last 5-7 years is an embarrassment to higher education and putting students first. Any A10 schools wanting to join forces with the likes of Nova and GTown dont want to touch the Big East name with a 10ft pole.

The Big East cannot sell anything by itself. The product is what sold the Big East -- not the name. And the product is a highly watered down version of its former self.

If you are basically starting a new league, you start it from a clean sheet of paper. Everyone has to be in on the ground floor. There can be no external baggage brought in to give some teams more perceived ownership and steerage. As a UD fan, the absolute last thing I want to be associated with right now is the Big East name. I want to get as far away from it as possible. We are not living in the 1980-90s anymore. Most of the kids suiting up now have never even heard of Ed Pinckney or Malik Sealy.
 

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Interesting strategy. Some have said it may take 1-2 years for the schools to officially separate so this could convince them to join in instead of recreate a conference. Even if the A-10 does get poached it will reduce the league and make it more attractive to teams like Creighton etc. Still dropping 4 schools is a pretty big step.
As a fan of a team for whom an entire conference (one with a sweet name at that, Great Midwest>Conference USA) was dissolved, I can't support the A10 axing anyone. It's probably the right idea, but no one deserves that.
 

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Dropping teams could save the A10. If you get rid of the bottom teams in the conference then joining the A10 may actually be an attractive option for the BE7, but only if they can't retain the rights to the Big East name. How many schools would need to be dropped for this to be a possibility?
Dropping programs really can't "save" the A-10.

XU, SLU and Butler don't need saving. They're good either way.

So for those 10 to consider having their league under the name Atlantic 10, at lease FIVE schools have to be dropped:
-- Fordham, LaSalle, Saint Joseph's, GW, URI; because they share those markets.
-- Possibly St. Bona due to their market size/location.

That leaves six schools to potentially saved: Dayton, VCU, Richmond, Duquesne, UMass, and possibly St. Bona.

Drop five to save six, or drop six to save five? Can't be done through conference voting. If it were possible, the BE7 would just do it to Big East football and keep THAT name.

Now, if the BE7 was planning on taking 7 to 9 A10 schools for a 14/16 team conference, it MIGHT be worth their while to accept Duquesne and Bonaventure in order to get the Atlantic 10 name. But it probably wouldn't be because it could get them sued.
 
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