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RE: Murray St to MVC??? What does OVC do?
(04-26-2017 02:53 PM)Stugray2 Wrote:  SIUE at one point was talking to the WAC, so I know they are less than thrilled by the geography of the OVC.

Sorry, but I just have to cherry pick this part. They have bus rides to Charleston, IL (EIU), Cape Girardeau, MO (SEMO) and really, the OVC is their best bet with geography if the Horizon League or MVC never call.

Plus, I would think that WIU would get serious consideration from the OVC if Murray State leaves. And the OVC provides closer trips for WIU than sending volleyball to Denver, Omaha, and the Dakotas.

But to talk to the WAC if unhappy with OVC travel? Let's see --- I don't like busing to Cookeville TN or Jacksonville AL ... I'll show them ... I'll fly them to Bakersfield CA, Seattle WA, Phoenix AZ, etc??????
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RE: Murray St to MVC??? What does OVC do?
Well, is Murray State on the list or not? It seems the privates will be balking at any football schools. I read somewhere that Valparaiso, Omaha and Wisconsin-Milwaukee are top choices. Football schools are out. ICU seems to be out as well. Grabbing tv market does not mean getting good teams. Valparaiso and Milwaukee does have the better basketball products that the privates would go for. Third choice that writers and others are not thinking about is who could be the third for the spot? There is word Belmont is not interested in MVC and are not talking with them. If Missouri State seems to be eying for another conference right now for all sports? Could a D2 basketball powerhouse who could be competitive from the word go the a choice? Drury is a powerhouse in men's basketball at the D2 level, and they were also a former affiliate in a sport. They are in the footprint, and their sports are better than UMKC. They are also located in Springfield, Missouri, and may have attracted the eyes of the MVC schools as well when they visited Missouri State in the same town.
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RE: Murray St to MVC??? What does OVC do?
The MVC will not add from Division II, and definitely not a second school in Springfield, Missouri - if Drury were in Chicago perhaps, but they'd need to join Division I first.

I think you'll see one football playing school added - the football schools aren't going to let the non-football schools usurp their position. The MVFC will also be at 11 schools once UND is on board, so it makes sense to go to 12 members. A 12 member conference opens up the possibility of divisional scheduling, and eliminates the need for late-season byes or OOC games, especially as FBS conferences cut back on FCS opponents.
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RE: Murray St to MVC??? What does OVC do?
I don't think privates are too worried about Murray's football, they're a basketball school.
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RE: Murray St to MVC??? What does OVC do?
(04-28-2017 06:51 PM)DavidSt Wrote:  Well, is Murray State on the list or not? It seems the privates will be balking at any football schools. I read somewhere that Valparaiso, Omaha and Wisconsin-Milwaukee are top choices. Football schools are out. ICU seems to be out as well. Grabbing tv market does not mean getting good teams. Valparaiso and Milwaukee does have the better basketball products that the privates would go for. Third choice that writers and others are not thinking about is who could be the third for the spot? There is word Belmont is not interested in MVC and are not talking with them. If Missouri State seems to be eying for another conference right now for all sports? Could a D2 basketball powerhouse who could be competitive from the word go the a choice? Drury is a powerhouse in men's basketball at the D2 level, and they were also a former affiliate in a sport. They are in the footprint, and their sports are better than UMKC. They are also located in Springfield, Missouri, and may have attracted the eyes of the MVC schools as well when they visited Missouri State in the same town.

Just stop the nonsense about Drury.
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(04-23-2017 08:56 AM)chargeradio Wrote:  Jacksonville State went to the NCAA Tournament this year. The OVC will be fine.

Having nine for football would be nice, but is not necessary st the FCS level.

While I think the conference schedule would be fine with eight a school like UTM which likes to play twelve games would have a difficult time lining up enough OOC games.
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(04-28-2017 12:38 PM)MemTGRS Wrote:  
(04-26-2017 02:53 PM)Stugray2 Wrote:  SIUE at one point was talking to the WAC, so I know they are less than thrilled by the geography of the OVC.

Sorry, but I just have to cherry pick this part. They have bus rides to Charleston, IL (EIU), Cape Girardeau, MO (SEMO) and really, the OVC is their best bet with geography if the Horizon League or MVC never call.

Plus, I would think that WIU would get serious consideration from the OVC if Murray State leaves. And the OVC provides closer trips for WIU than sending volleyball to Denver, Omaha, and the Dakotas.

But to talk to the WAC if unhappy with OVC travel? Let's see --- I don't like busing to Cookeville TN or Jacksonville AL ... I'll show them ... I'll fly them to Bakersfield CA, Seattle WA, Phoenix AZ, etc??????

Geography is not the same word as travel. I meant they were not thrilled at Tennessee and Kentucky (southern) based league. A Midwest league with schools in Indiana and Illinois might be appealing to them. That is after all where they recruit students from.
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(04-28-2017 07:47 PM)MissouriStateBears Wrote:  
(04-28-2017 06:51 PM)DavidSt Wrote:  Well, is Murray State on the list or not? It seems the privates will be balking at any football schools. I read somewhere that Valparaiso, Omaha and Wisconsin-Milwaukee are top choices. Football schools are out. ICU seems to be out as well. Grabbing tv market does not mean getting good teams. Valparaiso and Milwaukee does have the better basketball products that the privates would go for. Third choice that writers and others are not thinking about is who could be the third for the spot? There is word Belmont is not interested in MVC and are not talking with them. If Missouri State seems to be eying for another conference right now for all sports? Could a D2 basketball powerhouse who could be competitive from the word go the a choice? Drury is a powerhouse in men's basketball at the D2 level, and they were also a former affiliate in a sport. They are in the footprint, and their sports are better than UMKC. They are also located in Springfield, Missouri, and may have attracted the eyes of the MVC schools as well when they visited Missouri State in the same town.

Just stop the nonsense about Drury.

DavidST has these hallucinations about D2 schools he wants to move up all the time to the point of being ridiculous. What about then Wonderboys of Arkansas Tech...? hehehehehehehehehehehehe
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