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(01-22-2017 04:30 AM)army56mike Wrote:  We gotta figure something out. We need 2-6 more teams in the BSC, as full members. I hate all this partial member stuff. (That's why the Big East should have just gone ahead and invited us as a full fledge member rather than just women's field hockey... I kid! I kid!!) But we do need to bring in some good DII teams looking to make a move up the ladder of success. I just don't see many current DI teams that'd want to come to BSC.

I think the BSC is f*cked. Conferences that have schools that don't play all the main sports are generally unstable. Look at the old Big East they had big network contracts and they still couldn't stop from falling apart. The BSC doesn't even have that to hold us together. It needs to be a full member requirement or the school can look elsewhere.
01-22-2017 12:45 PM
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The Big South is a collection of poor, private schools for the most part. It sucks for Liberty to be a part of that but the conference has been overachieving lately (ironically while Liberty has worsened). Expanding the footprint will probably do more harm than good as far as finances go. Existing schools adding football is probably not going to happen, though the non-football schools such as Winthrop, UNC Asheville, and High Point typically carry their weight in men's basketball so it's hard to criticize them. Presbyterian is pretty much dead weight though but they participate in football which makes them important for the auto-bid.
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Honestly I think for now this is a good deal for both conferences. The auto bid is super important to LU and with Chadwell gone at CSU should be yalls yearly.
01-22-2017 10:00 PM
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I suppose Chuck So. will continue to rule the BSC, unless their new coach is a bust. I imagine Kennesaw St. will make a push to become the new kingpin. I hope the BSC succeeds. They need to attract a handful of teams though to plus up conference size.
03-27-2017 04:29 AM
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I think there is a perfect storm brewing for Kennesaw State to dominate. I think it is only a matter of time before they become a powerhouse but they overachieved last year and CSU is likely to worsen coupled with Liberty's departure presents a great opportunity for KSU or anyone to take the reigns of the conference.
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Actually, my gut says, KSU should rule the roost in most sports.
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(04-20-2017 05:34 AM)army56mike Wrote:  Actually, my gut says, KSU should rule the roost in most sports.
And there are rumblings and hopes expressed by some that KSU will eventually officially declare their intent to be FBS, of course in the SBC.
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I can easily envision KSU as an FBS member. Indy/SunBelt/C-USA? Don't know that they have the money to make it as an Independent. Doubt GSUs want them in the Sun Belt. C-USA doesn't need to expand. But hey, if they have the ambition, they should be afforded the opportunity. I'd hope Liberty would schedule them. GA/Altanta is a great recruiting area.
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FINALLY back after some login and tech issues!

So.... USC Upstate and Hampton to the BSC.

There were always rumors of Hampton joining, but USC Upstate is a surprise. What’s to be gained by leaving the Atlantic Sun?
11-17-2017 03:32 AM
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(11-17-2017 03:32 AM)army56mike Wrote:  FINALLY back after some login and tech issues!

So.... USC Upstate and Hampton to the BSC.

There were always rumors of Hampton joining, but USC Upstate is a surprise. What’s to be gained by leaving the Atlantic Sun?

Better geography for USC Upstate. Now they are in a conference of mostly Carolina schools and some Virginia. But I would say the Big South is a slight step up in over the A-Sun.
11-17-2017 06:33 AM
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