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Death of the CAA
With the C7 poaching the A-10, the A-10 will be looking to the CAA again.

GMU will be tops on their list. CofC, Hofstra, Drexel, and Northeastern will all be looked at as well.

JMU and UD will be forced to find new homes as the CAA's death knell rings.

W&M will finally make the move to the Patriot.

UNCW to the SoCon

I don't know where this leaves Towson.
03-01-2013 09:29 AM
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A10 can look to the CAA all they want, doesnt mean those schools are going to jump.
03-01-2013 09:33 AM
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why would a JMU fan post this? Even if A10 takes 2 schools, that leaves 8. Hardly forcing JMU/Delaware to find new homes.
03-01-2013 09:37 AM
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(03-01-2013 09:33 AM)darkdragon99 Wrote:  A10 can look to the CAA all they want, doesnt mean those schools are going to jump.

I'm not sure they will. That being said, I don't see how it makes any sense to have 2 mid-major conferences sharing the same territory.

It worked when the A-10 was considered a power mid-major, but that label is GONE now.
03-01-2013 09:40 AM
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(03-01-2013 09:37 AM)stever20 Wrote:  why would a JMU fan post this? Even if A10 takes 2 schools, that leaves 8. Hardly forcing JMU/Delaware to find new homes.

A lot of CAA fans feel that if we lose 2 more schools (after losing 3 last year), the conference will start to collapse.
03-01-2013 09:41 AM
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RE: Death of the CAA
(03-01-2013 09:29 AM)JMU2004 Wrote:  With the C7 poaching the A-10, the A-10 will be looking to the CAA again.

GMU will be tops on their list. CofC, Hofstra, Drexel, and Northeastern will all be looked at as well.

JMU and UD will be forced to find new homes as the CAA's death knell rings.

W&M will finally make the move to the Patriot.

UNCW to the SoCon

I don't know where this leaves Towson.

The only way Drexel is considered by the A-10 is if for some inexplicable reason St. Joe's leaves the conference. Even then, i doubt the A-10 would want them. The only reason there are currently three Philly teams was Temple went to bat for LaSalle to rescue them when the MCC imploded. I've seen nothing fom the A-10 leadership to think that they are so clueless as to consider adding a mediocre and completely irrelevant program such as Northeastern. I think Hofstra and CofC will be considered, but I think that Hofstra especially will be a lower priority. I don't think the CAA is going to be completely destroyed, but they may well lose a team or two.
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VCU would be better off going BACK to the CAA.
03-01-2013 09:47 AM
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RE: Death of the CAA
(03-01-2013 09:41 AM)JMU2004 Wrote:  
(03-01-2013 09:37 AM)stever20 Wrote:  why would a JMU fan post this? Even if A10 takes 2 schools, that leaves 8. Hardly forcing JMU/Delaware to find new homes.

A lot of CAA fans feel that if we lose 2 more schools (after losing 3 last year), the conference will start to collapse.

CAA is not at the bottom of the pecking order.

And may not even be below the A10 much longer. The WAC got raided by the Sun Belt, so it could happen. All the teams that play in something bigger than a high school gym are leaving the A10.
03-01-2013 09:50 AM
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(03-01-2013 09:47 AM)dbackjon Wrote:  VCU would be better off going BACK to the CAA.


If cooler heads cold prevail.....UR/VCU would come back to the CAA. GWU would be a good fit as well.

However, VCU and UR had "relations" with the CAA's wife, kicked the dog, and then did figure 8's in our yard when they left. There is too much mutual animosity for them to come back.
03-01-2013 09:56 AM
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RE: Death of the CAA
It is strange to see all this realignment just take a recent powerhouse FCS conference and take it down to dire straights. I think there is plenty more moving and shaking to come too.
03-01-2013 10:05 AM
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