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Future of the A-Sun?
If the Horizon League and WAC team up to destroy the Summit League, there might be some options available for the A-Sun. If both IPFW and IUPUI get left behind, the conference can build an Ohio Valley quad with Lipscomb and NKU.
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(04-28-2013 07:43 AM)chargeradio Wrote:  If the Horizon League and WAC team up to destroy the Summit League, there might be some options available for the A-Sun. If both IPFW and IUPUI get left behind, the conference can build an Ohio Valley quad with Lipscomb and NKU.
The Ohio River region also has other DII's that want to move up: Bellarmine, Lincoln Memorial, S Indiana, and later Lindenwood. With cheap flights to Florida compared to the Dakotas, been warning the other Dakota school fans that the Summit has very few options, but they really don't want to listen.

At best the Summit and A Sun merge, but the ASun can likely take who they want from the the eastern Summit, including W Illinois. There are now some rather credible reports today that Oakland is going to the Horizon, so the dismantling of the Summit has already begun.
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Future of the A-Sun?
Oakland has most of the tournament credits for the Summit League. It would be in the best interest of the Horizon League to hasten the Summit's demise and have the credits revert to the schools. Taking IUPUI would account for all of the credits except the one earned by South Dakota State this year.
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RE: Future of the A-Sun?
(04-28-2013 09:16 PM)chargeradio Wrote:  Oakland has most of the tournament credits for the Summit League. It would be in the best interest of the Horizon League to hasten the Summit's demise and have the credits revert to the schools. Taking IUPUI would account for all of the credits except the one earned by South Dakota State this year.

IUPUI hasn't been to the tournament since 2003. It's actually Oakland that would benefit most, as it would gain its 2010 and 2011 units for a few years (for itself), while SDSU (2012 and 13), NDSU (2009), and Oral Roberts (2008) would also gain credits. But for NDSU and SDSU, those units won't pay the increased cost of independence.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Summit_League

With FGCU's extra units, and if NKU and Lipscomb stay, that should be enough for the ASun to attract IUPUI, IPFW, and W Ill, as the ASun would have higher payouts than the Summit (which hasn't had a round of 64 tourney win since Valpo in 1998 - although Oakland won a last eight game in 2005).
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Looks like ETSU and Mercer are on the verge of invitations to the SoCon... http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2013/...rtscollege
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RE: Future of the A-Sun?
What does the ASUN do? Who do they invite for 2014?
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(05-03-2013 07:46 PM)ETSUfan1 Wrote:  What does the ASUN do? Who do they invite for 2014?

It would seem like they might have to look at DII schools again. They should have been ready for this for months, I would hope they had a plan for every scenario.
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RE: Future of the A-Sun?
ASun needs to talk to Florida Tech, they have a plan to move to D1 at some point! and they fit the foot print pretty well.
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RE: Future of the A-Sun?
I think whoever gets to act 1st out of WAC, Summit, A-Sun will be fine, 1 could disappear. What I mean by gets to, is that teams that want to join the Summit or A-Sun won't until they know the SoCon, CAA, Big South, Horizon are done taking from you and the ones just above you. However you could get D-II schools now. WAC can't do anything unless the Summit gets hit by say the Horizon for another 2 teams, then they could come in and take NDSU, SDSU, USD(if the Big Sky doesn't, they're talking), UNO, WIU. A-Sun takes IPFW, IUPUI. If the Horizon stops at 10 and just takes NKU then the Summit could go for Chicago St., and try get UTPA maybe even UMKC, by offering them the same deal the WAC gave them(host 3 conf. tourneys)

For the A-Sun. Mercer, ETSU are gone, KSU will either fill the 12th spot in the SoCon or the Big South. NKU may be the top target for the Horizon. Lets say that KSU goes to the SoCon for 12. CAA is looking at Elon, UNCG, Albany to get to 12. SoCon is said to also be looking at UNCA and High Point if UNCG leaves. USC-Upstate tops the Big South list if KSU is in the SoCon. They'll need a fb school so they may stretch west to get UWG, and UNA. So you might be down 5 schools. 4 is highly likely. Georgia Regents, Columbus St., Lincoln Memorial, Nova Southeastern should be on speed dial. If UNA and UWG make it to D-I. W.Florida and Valdosta would probably want to follow. You could land them and they'd take fb only in the Big South. Maybe the NCAA allows you a full 4 year waiver after all the good exposure FGCU gave us all. If not you have 2 years of a waiver then 2 lost years of AQ, then get it back. If you bring in 2 D-II school in 2013 and hold on to say 2 of the 4 that are leaving through 2013 then there'd only be 1 lost year of AQ.
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RE: Future of the A-Sun?
D-I break down of what could happen the next 3 years
by Fresno St. Alum ยป Tue May 01, 2012 3:02 pm

All Sports Conferences
BOLD=It happened
Football Only*
Pac12(12)
SEC(14)
B1G(14) Maryland, Rutgers
ACC(14/15)Notre Dame, Louisville
Big12(10)
AAC(12/11)Tulane, ECU, Tulsa
MWC(12/11)
CUSA(14)ODU, M.Tenn.St., FAU, W.Kentucky
SBC(12/12)UTA, Appalachian St., Georgia Southern, New Mexico St.*, Idaho*, James Madison
MAC(14/12) Delaware*
BE(12)Xavier, Butler, Creighton, St.Louis, Dayton
A10(14)VCU, GMU, Davidson, Stony Brook, Siena
MVC(10)Loyola-Chicago
CAA(12)Charleston, Elon, Albany, Fairfield, UNCG
SoCon(12)ETSU, Mercer, VMI, Kennesaw St., High Point, UNCA
BSouth(12)W.Georgia, N.Alabama, USC-Upstate
OVC(12)
AEC(10)Mass-Lowell, NJIT, Bentley
NEC(10)LIU-Post
Ivy(8)
Patriot(10)Boston, Loyola(MD)
Horizon(10)Oakland, N.Kentucky
Summit(10)Denver, Bellarmine, UM-St.Louis
MAAC(10)Quinnipiac, Monmouth, LIU-Brooklyn
A-Sun(9)Georgia Regents, Columbus St., Nova Southeastern, Lincoln Memorial
SLC(14)Incarnate Word, ACU, New Orleans
BSky(12)Idaho
BW(10)UCSD
MEAC(13)
SWAC(10)
WCC(10)
WAC(9)UVU, CSUB, Chicago St., UTPA, UMKC, Metro St.
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