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(11-27-2017 09:47 AM)SlyFox Wrote:  We are associated with them whether we to be or not due to the nature of our schools.

Frankly I am not particularly concerned about the Big South moving forward. It is what it is.

Maybe slightly but it would be magnified if we shared a conference
11-27-2017 11:42 AM
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I am concerned about the BSC. The competition level indirectly relflects on Liberty’s programs, especially men’s basketball. Other than our last two seasons, there are only four other teams with a pulse, UNC Ashville, Winthrop, High Point, and Radford. And they aren’t even remotely world beaters, but they finish with winning records. We need strong competitive teams in the BSC to build up the LU program.
12-16-2017 07:04 PM
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I think the Big South is holding Liberty back from reaching their full potential but Liberty shoots itself in the foot a lot. I wish LU was with more schools that would raise the performance of the rest of the conference and put effort into all sports instead of a couple but there are no greener pastures at the moment for LU.
12-18-2017 09:42 PM
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(12-18-2017 09:42 PM)GE and MTS Wrote:  I think the Big South is holding Liberty back from reaching their full potential but Liberty shoots itself in the foot a lot. I wish LU was with more schools that would raise the performance of the rest of the conference and put effort into all sports instead of a couple but there are no greener pastures at the moment for LU.
- Agreed, the BSC does create a low ceiling for athletics, which is why I care about what the membership is doing. We need them to step up.
- Where is LU going at this time? Nowhere else. No other more competitive conference wants us. Why would they? We, along with the rest of the conference need to play bigger in order to be more respected.
12-18-2017 11:03 PM
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(12-18-2017 11:03 PM)army56mike Wrote:  
(12-18-2017 09:42 PM)GE and MTS Wrote:  I think the Big South is holding Liberty back from reaching their full potential but Liberty shoots itself in the foot a lot. I wish LU was with more schools that would raise the performance of the rest of the conference and put effort into all sports instead of a couple but there are no greener pastures at the moment for LU.
- Agreed, the BSC does create a low ceiling for athletics, which is why I care about what the membership is doing. We need them to step up.
- Where is LU going at this time? Nowhere else. No other more competitive conference wants us. Why would they? We, along with the rest of the conference need to play bigger in order to be more respected.
It will be easier for a single school, LU, to advance than to have a conference elevate itself. Developing a strong out of conference schedule is a start. Hoping the BSC can succeed beyond it's current model is wishful thinking. Energy and effort will be better spent simply playing better out of conference teams while remaining in the BSC. That will gain more interest and traction rather than attempting to build up the conference.
12-20-2017 06:55 AM
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(12-20-2017 06:55 AM)NewTimes Wrote:  
(12-18-2017 11:03 PM)army56mike Wrote:  
(12-18-2017 09:42 PM)GE and MTS Wrote:  I think the Big South is holding Liberty back from reaching their full potential but Liberty shoots itself in the foot a lot. I wish LU was with more schools that would raise the performance of the rest of the conference and put effort into all sports instead of a couple but there are no greener pastures at the moment for LU.
- Agreed, the BSC does create a low ceiling for athletics, which is why I care about what the membership is doing. We need them to step up.
- Where is LU going at this time? Nowhere else. No other more competitive conference wants us. Why would they? We, along with the rest of the conference need to play bigger in order to be more respected.
It will be easier for a single school, LU, to advance than to have a conference elevate itself. Developing a strong out of conference schedule is a start. Hoping the BSC can succeed beyond it's current model is wishful thinking. Energy and effort will be better spent simply playing better out of conference teams while remaining in the BSC. That will gain more interest and traction rather than attempting to build up the conference.

FGCU is a prime example. Everyone knows who they are but no one knows the A-Sun.
12-20-2017 07:02 AM
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FGCU sells the case for us staying in the Big South. A nice NCAA run trumps what happens in the regular season. It is easier for us to get tot he Dance from the Big South and then if we pull off an upset or two, that raises our profile significantly. This year's squad has that potential.
12-21-2017 11:26 AM
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(12-21-2017 11:26 AM)SlyFox Wrote:  FGCU sells the case for us staying in the Big South. A nice NCAA run trumps what happens in the regular season. It is easier for us to get tot he Dance from the Big South and then if we pull off an upset or two, that raises our profile significantly. This year's squad has that potential.
And isn't the only team to get a higher than 16h seed is Greg Marshall's 13 seed team several years ago. It seems like BSC teams most always are in the play in game as I remember UNCA I believe in two consecutive, recent years.

Still, that said, MBB and i'ts advancement, is likely tied to the FB success. Miami and Florida State elevated their MBB with inclusion into the ACC, due mostly from their FB success, not in anyway from their basketball status.
12-21-2017 02:03 PM
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