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RE: Is a remodeled Dayton Arena a prerequisite for a Big East bid
(05-15-2017 04:19 PM)billybobby777 Wrote:  
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(05-12-2017 08:01 AM)Frank the Tank Wrote:  Correct, albeit for different reasons. Dayton overlaps with Xavier's market. (I know that Dayton has a separate TV market, but they are so close geographically that they're looked at as an overlap in practicality.) Gonzaga is at the opposite end of the spectrum where they're so incredibly far outside of the geographic footprint of the Big East that it's not really reasonable outside of message board land.

The crazy thing is Dayton (UC for that matter) has a bigger fan base than XU. The Flyers average about 2K more a home game and travels like a blue blood basketball school.

No, Dayton doesn't travel like UNC, KU or UK.

True. But they do travel as well as UCLA or UConn.

Better than UCLA. They get the benifit of locals putting on t-shirts for tv. That's not a traveling fan, that's a t-shirt fan. An example: Iowa fans travel. Miami fans don't. But people used to love wearing those Miami t-shirts....
Can't speak for travelling but Dayton averaged 13K for home games and UCLA 8K, and Pauley can hold about 13K. And Iowa's attendance is 2X what Miami gets.
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RE: Is a remodeled Dayton Arena a prerequisite for a Big East bid
(05-12-2017 02:06 PM)GoldenWarrior11 Wrote:  Dayton is one of the top (if not the top) expansion candidate(s) for the Big East. They are a like-minded institution (Catholic) with an athletic program driven and geared towards successful men's basketball. They have one of the top and most loyal fan bases in the country. Not only would they bring fans to all of their away conference games, they also would sell out almost all of their home games in a huge arena (13k). If Dayton and Xavier were in competition for the same fans, it would be a genuine concern - but they don't. Both programs have strong individual fan bases, and do not pick one another off. Thanks to Archie Miller, they have elevated their program to the top of the A-10, and would relish the opportunity to be in the top non-FBS conference in the country.

Adding Dayton may, or may not, cause the removal of the round-robin, but there will be a point in time where the round-robin is no longer valuable to the growth of the conference. The Big East should aim to get as many tournament bids every year, and adding successful, quality basketball programs can only strengthen that cause.

I truly feel that once Travis Ford and SLU right their ship, UD and SLU come aboard for a 12-team Big East. It would add more content for Fox and the Big East, not to mention adding two natural fits that could blossom even more under the Big East banner.

Yuck. No desire to reform the MCC.
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RE: Is a remodeled Dayton Arena a prerequisite for a Big East bid
(05-15-2017 05:52 PM)MU88 Wrote:  
(05-12-2017 02:06 PM)GoldenWarrior11 Wrote:  Dayton is one of the top (if not the top) expansion candidate(s) for the Big East. They are a like-minded institution (Catholic) with an athletic program driven and geared towards successful men's basketball. They have one of the top and most loyal fan bases in the country. Not only would they bring fans to all of their away conference games, they also would sell out almost all of their home games in a huge arena (13k). If Dayton and Xavier were in competition for the same fans, it would be a genuine concern - but they don't. Both programs have strong individual fan bases, and do not pick one another off. Thanks to Archie Miller, they have elevated their program to the top of the A-10, and would relish the opportunity to be in the top non-FBS conference in the country.

Adding Dayton may, or may not, cause the removal of the round-robin, but there will be a point in time where the round-robin is no longer valuable to the growth of the conference. The Big East should aim to get as many tournament bids every year, and adding successful, quality basketball programs can only strengthen that cause.

I truly feel that once Travis Ford and SLU right their ship, UD and SLU come aboard for a 12-team Big East. It would add more content for Fox and the Big East, not to mention adding two natural fits that could blossom even more under the Big East banner.

Yuck. No desire to reform the MCC.

Well, if Dayton continues to get into the tournament under Grant, the decision will be easy to make. As of now, only DePaul has been unable to make it into the NCAA tournament (and they appear to be turning things around with recent recruiting developments). If Dayton continues its strong basketball performance over the next few years, there is little doubt that they aren't getting invited.

SLU hit rock bottom towards the end of Crews' tenure, but he was an awful recruiter. Ford already has improved recruiting at SLU and will be noticeably better next year. If they hit a stride (like they did with Majerus), they will likely come along as well.

The institutional-fit, athletic programs and commitment to men's basketball align perfectly with what the Big East is now today. They would strengthen the middle of the league, possibly even elevate the number of total bids we receive. It would also add more content for the conference, as well push us even farther ahead as the top non-FBS conference in the country.
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RE: Is a remodeled Dayton Arena a prerequisite for a Big East bid
(05-12-2017 03:09 PM)The Cutter of Bish Wrote:  Can't help but think there's a sleeper down there in Davidson. It's just a shame their arena isn't BE-like. Same goes for Richmond.

Richmond has many faults (an underachieving program (NCAA wise), a small student body, maybe too strong academics which leads to recruiting issues), but their arena is not one of them..

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RE: Is a remodeled Dayton Arena a prerequisite for a Big East bid
Rumor was that, while Richmond was one of many candidates to join the C7 in 2013, Georgetown was adamantly opposed to them.

If Richmond has VCU's resume, Dayton and Richmond would already be in, IMO.
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RE: Is a remodeled Dayton Arena a prerequisite for a Big East bid
Richmond to the Big East? They were just playing in the CAA not that long ago and other than yet another Cinderella run to the Sweet 16, they've done little since going to the A-10.
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I would say that prior to Syracuse, BC's departure probably stung the most. other schools had more successful BB programs but there was more to it.
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RE: Is a remodeled Dayton Arena a prerequisite for a Big East bid
(05-16-2017 09:45 AM)GoldenWarrior11 Wrote:  
(05-15-2017 05:52 PM)MU88 Wrote:  
(05-12-2017 02:06 PM)GoldenWarrior11 Wrote:  Dayton is one of the top (if not the top) expansion candidate(s) for the Big East. They are a like-minded institution (Catholic) with an athletic program driven and geared towards successful men's basketball. They have one of the top and most loyal fan bases in the country. Not only would they bring fans to all of their away conference games, they also would sell out almost all of their home games in a huge arena (13k). If Dayton and Xavier were in competition for the same fans, it would be a genuine concern - but they don't. Both programs have strong individual fan bases, and do not pick one another off. Thanks to Archie Miller, they have elevated their program to the top of the A-10, and would relish the opportunity to be in the top non-FBS conference in the country.

Adding Dayton may, or may not, cause the removal of the round-robin, but there will be a point in time where the round-robin is no longer valuable to the growth of the conference. The Big East should aim to get as many tournament bids every year, and adding successful, quality basketball programs can only strengthen that cause.

I truly feel that once Travis Ford and SLU right their ship, UD and SLU come aboard for a 12-team Big East. It would add more content for Fox and the Big East, not to mention adding two natural fits that could blossom even more under the Big East banner.

Yuck. No desire to reform the MCC.

Well, if Dayton continues to get into the tournament under Grant, the decision will be easy to make. As of now, only DePaul has been unable to make it into the NCAA tournament (and they appear to be turning things around with recent recruiting developments). If Dayton continues its strong basketball performance over the next few years, there is little doubt that they aren't getting invited.

SLU hit rock bottom towards the end of Crews' tenure, but he was an awful recruiter. Ford already has improved recruiting at SLU and will be noticeably better next year. If they hit a stride (like they did with Majerus), they will likely come along as well.

The institutional-fit, athletic programs and commitment to men's basketball align perfectly with what the Big East is now today. They would strengthen the middle of the league, possibly even elevate the number of total bids we receive. It would also add more content for the conference, as well push us even farther ahead as the top non-FBS conference in the country.

I have not done research on this but I'm having a hard time believing this is an accurate statement.

Are you claiming to be the most profitable non-fbs conference? Because claiming to be the best non-fbs conference makes it seem like you guys are winning national championships in Olympic sports left and right.
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RE: Is a remodeled Dayton Arena a prerequisite for a Big East bid
Dayton to the AAC actually wouldn't be too bad. It's a decent school in a good market with good basketball. Furthermore, it's right in the AAC footprint and would easily be able to form new rivalries. I suppose that Cincy would hold the veto on this move, however...
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RE: Is a remodeled Dayton Arena a prerequisite for a Big East bid
I think Cincinnati would have more to gain than lose if they were in the same basketball conference as Dayton. They could use a natural conference rival now that Louisville is gone. I think the games could generate some local interest, especially in Dayton. Cincinnati has a lot of alumni in the Miami Valley, and adding to their presence there could also increase the casual fan base. Unlike the the old Big East days, adding a tougher game to the conference schedule would benefit Cincinnati. I don't think UC basketball has much presence in Dayton, so they wouldn't be losing anything by Dayton potentially getting stronger.
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