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RE: Question about conference membership rules
(02-13-2017 04:10 PM)CenterSquarEd Wrote:  
(02-13-2017 11:44 AM)NoDak Wrote:  That isn't true. Providence played volleyball in the less competitive America East because that sport probably didn't have talent or funding at Providence. It has since changed to the Big East. The Big East chose to give an exemption for Providence, as some schools like Creighton and Marquette put serious money into that sport and don't want a lax member that would bring down the RPI. The NCAA rules allow it but conferences mostly dont.

The MAAC allows Fairfield to affiliate men's lacrosse with the CAA, which is a tougher league. If this is a rule, it seems to have a lot of exceptions.

Didn't know that. Good info.
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RE: Question about conference membership rules
(02-13-2017 10:01 PM)johnbragg Wrote:  
(02-13-2017 09:45 PM)john01992 Wrote:  
(02-13-2017 09:23 AM)chargeradio Wrote:  A school's primary conference is the one in which it plays basketball.

is this an official rule?

Yes

which rule is it. i'm curious. i don't see this in the rulebook.
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RE: Question about conference membership rules
(02-13-2017 04:10 PM)CenterSquarEd Wrote:  The MAAC allows Fairfield to affiliate men's lacrosse with the CAA, which is a tougher league. If this is a rule, it seems to have a lot of exceptions.

I think it's about funding the sport. Fairfield left when the MAAC wasn't requiring full funding of lacrosse. The MAAC only started making it a fully funded sport in 2012 or so. By then, Fairfield was already out and its status grandfathered.

In a similar vein, PC volleyball had stopped (or may never have been) being a fully funded sport which is why it left the Big East and returned when it was fully funded. gosports1 can probably tell more about the history there.
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(02-13-2017 02:21 PM)Erictelevision Wrote:  I prefer schools be in conferences with all the same schools whenever feasible. To me, unless not enough schools play the sport, you're a full member or not, no halfsies.

Then there should be no issue with bringing in Navy basketball to the AAC.
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Agreed!
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