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RE: Conference Realignment
Won't happen. Scholarship football that is. CU won't take the finiancial hit.
03-04-2013 11:52 AM
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I have heard that campbell will go scholarships and I have heard that they won't because they want to use it as a money maker. I think they want to see if they can win at the current level they are at, before they make the commitment financially.
03-04-2013 01:27 PM
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RE: Conference Realignment
Well I went to the Creek last week to the baseball game and saw them doing some digging over at the football stadium. Right now I just don't see us having the fan support to go scholarship. Would that change with schools that are closer to us coming into the Creek? Like Statman said, it would be a pretty big financial hit for the school.
03-04-2013 08:36 PM
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RE: Conference Realignment
(03-04-2013 08:36 PM)RedCamel Wrote:  Well I went to the Creek last week to the baseball game and saw them doing some digging over at the football stadium. Right now I just don't see us having the fan support to go scholarship. Would that change with schools that are closer to us coming into the Creek? Like Statman said, it would be a pretty big financial hit for the school.

I agree we dont have the fan support. I think once we put out a winning program that will all change. I think campbell wants is trying to put together a program that can win at this level than take the next step.
03-04-2013 09:02 PM
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RE: Conference Realignment
(01-26-2013 07:35 AM)YaleCamel Wrote:  I thought that with the women's lax and swimming that balanced the Title IX numbers. There aren't many other realistic sports to add except maybe for field hockey. I think it's more of a money issue (50-60 scholarships are a lot!). I would love to see us move up to SoCon but I think the CAA may also be a fit, if we are to realign.

How many scholarships do we award to wrestling?
03-06-2013 03:17 PM
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RE: Conference Realignment
Looks like you can have up to 9.9 equivalency scholarships for wrastlin'. It's the same number as men's soccer. Here's the link.

http://www.speeddevelopment.net/NCAA_Col...es.com.pdf
03-06-2013 11:37 PM
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(12-29-2012 06:34 PM)CamelCrazie Wrote:  I know it would be a stretch but any chance Campbell makes a leap anytime soon to a different conference? Atlantic 10 could be looking as well as SoCon which we already have a relationship with.

I know we have a limited TV market which could hold us back but when I see UNCC start a football program and immediately jump from the Atlantic 10 to C-USA it gives me hope. I know their TV market is great.

I don't believe there will be a conference jump not after just joining the Big South, who doesn't require us to have scholarship football YET. And we just picked up W. Lax to match Big South needs. I think we are staying put until football becomes scholarship and/or we pick up M. Lax/ Field Hockey. SoCon probably is the best bet if any. CAA/A-10 would be big stretches
03-07-2013 11:21 PM
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RE: Conference Realignment
US News and World Report now has Campbell in the top tier of law schools (with Duke, Wake, UNC).

Tell the SoCon.

(Nothing against the Big South...just want CU to be attractive to other leagues.)
03-14-2013 08:47 AM
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RE: Conference Realignment
I don't think the SoCon will really be a step up when all this is over. Charleston has already committed to the CAA. Georgia Southern and Appalachian are headed to the Sun Belt, more than likely this spring. Davidson turned down the CAA, with their eye on what has developed now (A-10 will lose as many as 4 teams to new Big East, Davidson is a natural fit in that league with Charlotte already in). That means the SoCon is going to have to fill spots with A-Sun or Big South teams. Rumor is that VMI could go back and ETSU could add football and go back. The only thing separating them from the Big South now is a higher quality of I-AA football.
03-14-2013 03:31 PM
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(03-14-2013 03:31 PM)oldcamel Wrote:  I don't think the SoCon will really be a step up when all this is over. Charleston has already committed to the CAA. Georgia Southern and Appalachian are headed to the Sun Belt, more than likely this spring. Davidson turned down the CAA, with their eye on what has developed now (A-10 will lose as many as 4 teams to new Big East, Davidson is a natural fit in that league with Charlotte already in). That means the SoCon is going to have to fill spots with A-Sun or Big South teams. Rumor is that VMI could go back and ETSU could add football and go back. The only thing separating them from the Big South now is a higher quality of I-AA football.

And a higher basketball RPI? Right now the Big South is sandwiched at 30 between two HBCU conferences.

Also, Charlotte is headed to back CUSA and won't be in the A10 much longer.
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