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RE: Savannah State headed to D-II
sounds like it's official:
http://www.fcs.football/cfb/story.asp?i=...m=&src=FCS

The move, if approved by the NCAA, is expected to occur for the 2019-20 academic year. The Georgia school would end its membership in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, which it joined in 2010.

The SIAC, Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and Peach Belt Conference are each considered a potential fit for the Tigers with a return to D-II.
04-18-2017 12:00 PM
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RE: Savannah State headed to D-II
With what could be happening to MVC and Murray State, and maybe SoCon and Belmont, does the SS drop down motivate Tennessee State to come over to MEAC?
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(04-21-2017 04:35 AM)The Cutter of Bish Wrote:  With what could be happening to MVC and Murray State, and maybe SoCon and Belmont, does the SS drop down motivate Tennessee State to come over to MEAC?

I think the convenient travel situation in the OVC is enough of a motivation to keep Tennessee St in the OVC.
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RE: Savannah State headed to D-II
Or maybe the other way around ... is Alabama State ready to step up to the OVC?? 05-stirthepot
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RE: Savannah State headed to D-II
Could Savannah State get a waiver to keep baseball in D1? D1 is getting a hit big time with so many schools dropping the sport.
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RE: Savannah State headed to D-II
(04-21-2017 07:12 AM)Fighting Muskie Wrote:  
(04-21-2017 04:35 AM)The Cutter of Bish Wrote:  With what could be happening to MVC and Murray State, and maybe SoCon and Belmont, does the SS drop down motivate Tennessee State to come over to MEAC?

I think the convenient travel situation in the OVC is enough of a motivation to keep Tennessee St in the OVC.

It's a weird situation from what's out there. OVC is better than MEAC, and more stable, but the HBCU thing has legs at the school, and a desire to get the fellow institutions back onto the schedule regularly. Logically, TSU should stay where they are, at least, imo. But, I don't know what the pulse is with HBCU leadership.
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I think the difference is that Tenn St is only "half" HBCU, nowadays. The state of Tenn decided that UT-Nashville had to merge with the old Tenn St, which was a full HBCU.
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RE: Savannah State headed to D-II
(04-21-2017 08:39 AM)DavidSt Wrote:  Could Savannah State get a waiver to keep baseball in D1? D1 is getting a hit big time with so many schools dropping the sport.


Doubtful. DI baseball is probably better off without them.
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RE: Savannah State headed to D-II
(04-18-2017 12:00 PM)stever20 Wrote:  The SIAC, Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and Peach Belt Conference are each considered a potential fit for the Tigers with a return to D-II.

D2 requires a conference invite before a membership application can be submitted.

(04-21-2017 08:39 AM)DavidSt Wrote:  Could Savannah State get a waiver to keep baseball in D1? D1 is getting a hit big time with so many schools dropping the sport.

Why would SSU want to or need to keep baseball in D1? There is far from a shortage of D1 baseball teams. When California Baptist and North Alabama complete reclassifying D1 will have 300 teams and D2 will be down to 265 teams (Boise State returned, SSU moved to D2, and pending future changes). Including Buffalo, 51 teams have been dropped in the last 50 years.
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(04-21-2017 08:25 AM)MplsBison Wrote:  Or maybe the other way around ... is Alabama State ready to step up to the OVC?? 05-stirthepot

If we were to go anywhere it would be the MEAC which almost happened a few years ago.
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