Monmouth to CAA

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Private University

Founded as Monmouth Junior College 1933,Monmouth College 1956,Monmouth University 1995

Acceptance Rate 79%

Undergraduates 4,600

Postgraduates 1,500

Sponsors teams in ten(10)men's and eleven(11)women's NCAA sanctioned sports

Kevin Callahan is the Head Coach and has been around since program inception.
He’s 67 yo.


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Kessler Stadium has a capacity of 4,200

 
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CAA expected to add Hampton on July 1st, targeting Monmouth and Stony Brook

 
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Bit of a curveball…Hampton and Monmouth, with Stony Brook moving in for all sports?

 

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Hampton is a SoCon member for MLAX.We play them this Spring.As a CAA full member, Hampton would be required to move to CAA MLAX in July,2022( after this upcoming season).Stony, as an associate CAA member in football would likely become a full member in all sports.Monmouth,presently Big South for football and MAAC for all other sports would become a full CAA member.A big upgrade.
 

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Hampton already left its previous HBCU conference, so this move wouldn't change anything in that regard. It's in the Big South now.
 

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We need to move to the SoCon ASAP. The CAA is dropping off in terms of quality. I know a big concern of jmu’s was the fact that no one else in the league was making the efforts they were to be successful in football aside for maybe delaware. SoCon seems like a league that takes football seriously and it fits our geographic footprint better now too. Maybe get William and Mary to come with us.
 

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So what's the best option for UR and/or SoCon lax? Being back down to 5, they can't stand pat.

The new CAA will be up to 9 men's lax programs, tying the Patriot for the largest group and with the potential for more if the CAA expands further. Not sure they'd be interested in having us as an associate member.

We're kind of stuck as far as striking out on our own as an associate somewhere...ACC won't do it, ASUN is a geographic mess, Patriot would be a good academic fit and Loyola/Navy aren't too far away, but why would they have any interest in expanding to 10? Big Ten with Hopkins/Maryland and Big East with Georgetown could be options, but haven't seen any signs so far that they'd be interested in us.

The other option is SoCon adding at least one more, but who? There are no more independents out there, and I don't believe there are any new programs starting up.
 

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Hampton is a nice replacement but will never be a rivalry like we had with the Dukebags. Hopefully we play Elon, WM, Villnova, Delaware, Hampton every year going forward. Games vs. Stony Brook and Albany don't do it for me like regional games.
 
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Hampton is a nice replacement but will never be a rivalry like we had with the Dukebags. Hopefully we play Elon, WM, Villnova, Delaware, Hampton every year going forward. Games vs. Stony Brook and Albany don't do it for me like regional games.
Yes, we need to add traditional rivals like Furman, VMI and The Citadel in alternating years in our OOC schedule.
 

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The other option is SoCon adding at least one more, but who? There are no more independents out there, and I don't believe there are any new programs starting up.
A10 needs to start it at this point. We already have 4 playing members and can pick off the remaining SOCON schools to join(The CAA did this to the A10 in football). Doubt UMASS would be on board unless they dont want to be in the crowded CAA but could see SBU and St. Joes all for it. Perhaps it would encourage more A10 schools to sponsor it as well since they would have a home. Davidson, Duquense and Fordham would be solid additions to D1 lax. I wouldn't even be mad if VCU started a team.

Richmond
SBU
St. Joes
UMASS
HPU
Furman
Mercer
VMI

Could even feasibly do it without UMASS.
 

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Yes, we need to add traditional rivals like Furman, VMI and The Citadel in alternating years in our OOC schedule.
Or we could just move to their conference. That’s a much better league now than the CAA. No one else in the CAA tries to be good at football anymore except delaware so we need to go to a league that values it, unless we don’t either which is entirely possible.
 
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Every time someone leaves the CAA, the league seems to try replaced them with two teams. It's like how they say if you have two QBs, you really have none.
 

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Interesting moves. Makes a lot of sense in many ways. They know teams are going to fold. Brings us a much more local presence.
 

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We seriously need to go to the SoCon. CAA is rapidly dropping in quality. Get William and Mary to leave with us.
 

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Ya we need to leave the CAA. It is quickly becoming a subpar league with some of the new additions. Get us, William and Mary and maybe Elon and go back to the SoCon.
 

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