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CAA looking for two full members?


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Seems like Saint Francis and SH need to look and see what's going on around them. If they don't they'll be in a conference where they're only playing each other.

 

I wonder if the NEC goes full scholly and the CAA doesn't add the northern teams Maine and UNH want if they don't think about joining us.

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Seems like Saint Francis and SH need to look and see what's going on around them. If they don't they'll be in a conference where they're only playing each other.

 

I wonder if the NEC goes full scholly and the CAA doesn't add the northern teams Maine and UNH want if they don't think about joining us.

 

I dont think they'd want any part of the NEC, why would they? This is a third tier conference at best, regardless of what they finally decide on scholorships. We should GTFO asap.

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Seems like Saint Francis and SH need to look and see what's going on around them. If they don't they'll be in a conference where they're only playing each other.

 

I wonder if the NEC goes full scholly and the CAA doesn't add the northern teams Maine and UNH want if they don't think about joining us.

 

I dont think they'd want any part of the NEC, why would they? This is a third tier conference at best, regardless of what they finally decide on scholorships. We should GTFO asap.

 

If they are a third tier conference...what does that make this train wreck we are in? The AE is a flaming joke...how much lower can basketball get, talk about a joke of a conference. But then again, we've done nothing to raise the profile...we are every bit low-major. Need to point the finger at ourselves first...

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The problem is... the time is now. Now's not the time to be stuck in neutral.

I hope, truly hope, Albany is actively persuing an upgrade someway, somehow.

The NEC has always struck me as a small time dead end. With their reluctance to even go to 40,

I wonder what is really happening, and what change they would actually consider.

 

My hats off to SBU. We all knew that moving to the Big South was a sign of strength and balls.

They are doing what it takes to make a name for themselves. With a stadium and then adding max schollies,

they knew they would grow... and with that, comes bigger and better opportunities.

 

We're getting a first phase of a mini stadium now.... but need to address the scholarship and full rides NOW... and get there.

There is no time to wait. The ship is pulling away from the dock. Are we jumping on, or not.

 

Let's go McElroy. Time to whip out those nuts, and start making a name for yourself, and make your mark on this university

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Men's basketball likely will be the membership priority, but the CAA's football arm will be a factor.

 

CAA Football is a mix of schools (William and Mary, James Madison, Delaware and Towson) that play all sports, plus schools that are in the conference only for football.

 

By 2013, CAA Football will be down to eight members. League members want at least nine so they can play eight conference games.

 

The premier conference in FCS may look at some Northern schools, including Stony Brook, Albany or Monmouth, to help ease travel for Maine and New Hampshire.

 

William and Mary athletics director Terry Driscoll said he'd like to see a conference that is as "geographically manageable" as possible for travel and class-time reasons. But he suggested whatever the CAA does probably will take some compromise.

 

"I think the critical thing is if you get to a larger conference, 12 or more schools, you begin to get into either divisional play or things that can mitigate the travel costs over a large region," he said.

 

"Right now, I'm looking at the best quality we can get to try to reach the most obvious objectives, and that's really good basketball schools for the CAA and addressing the football issues of quality competition and geography that will allow us to retain what we have."

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