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Should the A-Sun look to expand?
Interesting. As a Valpo fan, would you want to move up and play in the Big South Conference for football?
10-24-2016 11:53 PM
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RE: Should the A-Sun look to expand?
Neither conference is on strong footing. Lipscomb is dying to get into the OVC, Kennesaw thinks they belong in FBS as does Liberty, Florida Gulf Coast and UNF both have come to the realizations they're going to have to start football soon just to compete with the other schools around them for students.
JU and Stetson don't have the resources to add scholarships, otherwise they would've when the SoCon door was open.
The Big South needs Campbell to get its' act together and bring in scholarships, then convince North Alabama and a couple of the Peach Belt teams to take the plunge and move up.
10-27-2016 02:56 PM
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RE: Should the A-Sun look to expand?
(10-27-2016 02:56 PM)Buccaneerlover Wrote:  Neither conference is on strong footing. Lipscomb is dying to get into the OVC, Kennesaw thinks they belong in FBS as does Liberty, Florida Gulf Coast and UNF both have come to the realizations they're going to have to start football soon just to compete with the other schools around them for students.
JU and Stetson don't have the resources to add scholarships, otherwise they would've when the SoCon door was open.
The Big South needs Campbell to get its' act together and bring in scholarships, then convince North Alabama and a couple of the Peach Belt teams to take the plunge and move up.

Why is NJIT in the Atlantic Sun???
10-30-2016 05:02 AM
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RE: Should the A-Sun look to expand?
NJIT wanted in one of the basketball conferences in the northeast and nobody would take them. They needed a conference to make scheduling home games a little bit easier, and the A-Sun needed a team. The homeless shelter took in the homeless, which is what this league has had a reputation for doing. It's the halfway house for college athletics.
11-03-2016 01:07 PM
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RE: Should the A-Sun look to expand?
(11-03-2016 01:07 PM)Buccaneerlover Wrote:  NJIT wanted in one of the basketball conferences in the northeast and nobody would take them. They needed a conference to make scheduling home games a little bit easier, and the A-Sun needed a team. The homeless shelter took in the homeless, which is what this league has had a reputation for doing. It's the halfway house for college athletics.

And NJIT built a $250 million arena which its admin cannot afford to pay for
11-15-2016 11:48 PM
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RE: Should the A-Sun look to expand?
Could adding NYIT, who already plays D-I baseball, be taken as a travel partner for NJIT when trying to get to 10?
11-17-2016 11:18 AM
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(11-17-2016 11:18 AM)PK_UToledo Wrote:  Could adding NYIT, who already plays D-I baseball, be taken as a travel partner for NJIT when trying to get to 10?
NJIT needs to get into a Northeastern conference ASAP.

The NJIT admins otherwise would have wasted $250 million on a new arena and continues having student fees finance 96% of the athletic budget,because the local fans are not interested in viewing Atlantic Sun schools.
12-11-2016 08:08 PM
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(10-24-2016 11:53 PM)army56mike Wrote:  Interesting. As a Valpo fan, would you want to move up and play in the Big South Conference for football?

I would love to see us add scholarships but it will not happen. I keep hoping more D1 schools will adopt the Pioneer's model.
12-14-2016 02:00 PM
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RE: Should the A-Sun look to expand?
I think the Pioneer is a nice football conference, but too spread out. Which really makes the Big South thing appealing
12-16-2016 08:50 PM
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