- Dec 21, 2006
Temple has shown that they are making decisions based on football, making it highly unlikely they come back to the A10
They got that Koch money. They could afford to put an airport on campus there if they wanted. Its a little geographically odd, but not much more than SLU being in the conference. I do think the A10 needs to make moves though. Going after Butler, VCU (Vomits) were aggressive moves while Davidson was more of a reactionary one IIRC. Sure they arent Xavier or Temple in terms of moving the needle, but had the A10 added those schools even sooner maybe there is less incentive for those other schools to leave?No one cares about non-revenue sports. The dollars to operate all sports come from Football and Men's Basketball. The A-10 either protects its Men's Basketball product by getting as much high quality MBB programs or it will end up being poached by conferences that do.
I think the only party that would care about travel would be Witchita State, but since they were already in AAC, which has a bigger geographical footprint than the A-10, they've already made that decision that geography is not a top concern, particularly in relevance to their hoops program.
As another poster pointed out they already did but that is more of an exception than rule. I don't see them going another public route baring something unforeseen and am not sure I see anyone on their radar worth adding. I feel they'd add SLU from our conference before anyone just because of its proximity to Creighton, STL market and arena.Ferrrum good points, do you think the BE would break it's private school rule?
My high school girlfriend’s brother played for Oxford, they do actually have some decent basketball in the UK. Happens to be heavily American athletes.Are there any good basketball schools in Great Britain we can add? I mean they're on the Atlantic, too, so we wouldn't have to change the name of the league or anything.
If you have to fly anyway, what is an extra 300 miles, an extra half hour-45 minutes of air travel. We fly to most of our games anyway and some conference teams (St. Louis, UMass, Rhody, Dayton), I would guess all sports teams fly because driving just takes too long.I’m beginning to think travel doesn’t mean squat to teams now days.
Was West Virginia the leader in this thinking When it joined the Big 12?
You are at a happy hour somewhere, right? LOLHere is my suggestion: the CAA agrees to take in UConn football but let UConn stay Big East for everything else. The Big EAst takes - - - UR for basketball but nothing else and UR agrees to go back to the CAA for everything except basketball. Big East purges itself of UConn football, UConn football finds a home with some natural rivals, CAA gets Richmond back but let's us go to BE for hoops and we are the biggest winners as we get BE hoops and back to CAA for everything else which is a better spot!
Many problems solved!
Zero chance this happens, but I love it for us!
The Sun Belt is targeting Southern Miss, Marshall and Old Dominion from Conference USA along with FCS James Madison, as first reported by The Athletic's Chris Vannini.
Conference USA believes it can add James Madison and FBS independent Liberty inside of the next two weeks if details can be worked out, sources tell Dodd. Should C-USA succeed with those additions, it's believed Marshall and Old Dominion would be apt to stay in a nine-team league with C-USA only losing Southern Miss.
If FCS schools stopped trying to chase higher aspirations, only to pay more to lose more (generally speaking) in a system rigged against them, the second level of college football would be a far better product.I can't imagine how humbling it would be for my school to be mulling over Sun Belch and (extremely watered down) CUSA offers like JMU is.
Thank you. Interesting that SBU and The Citadel are equi-distant. I bet the average bus ride to Charleston is, at least, an hour shorter than go into Long Island because of congestion north of DC.New SoCon Fball(mileage from UR).
Wofford bus (360)
E Tenn bus (360)
Citadel bus (425)
CAA revised(add Monmouth)