Ehhh... that's actually not what you said...Oh I believe that there are many reasons why Xavier would not want UD in the NBE. I said that it was delusional to argue that that from an institutional standpoint UD is at a competitive disadvantage to Xavier because Xavier is a member of the NBE.
I don't know if you just don't want to believe it or what...Xavier not wanting UD in the New Big East is a strategic decision relative to men's basketball only. You are delusional if you believe any different.
But, again, the reason Xavier does not want Dayton to be in the Big East has nothing to do with men's basketball. Dayton and Xavier were in the same league for 18 years - how were those 18 years for UD basketball and Xavier basketball?
It's much larger than that. It's a strategic institutional decision.
Now UD leadership would love an invite to the Big East partly for men's basketball. But the real driver is much larger than that as a University wide strategic thing. Try to get in front of some of the people at UD and have a conversation with them - I have. They are good people and have UD moving in the right direction, but I think you might be surprised with what you hear.