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Bruce,

That Metro area is greater than the entire population of one of the Dakotas. And they are all in car driving range. The Dakota populations are spread out many of those people live 300+ miles from one of their schools.

Ellensburg has 19,786 and all of Kittas county 44,866. The county is only 6% of the greater Spokane area (comparable driving distance). The population density of 19/sq mi, compared to the greater Spokane area of 101/sq mi (5 times the density).

They do not compare on any level.
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With some exceptions, that I think are mostly in the northeast, the MSA's and CSA's are made up of counties. It's a convenient and easy way to do it, but there can be quite a bit of difference in urban vs suburban vs exurban vs just plain rural, within an MSA.

Even in the Twin Cities, just the county that Minneapolis is in (which is a big county, mind you) ... you can go from the most urban, inner city in the state ... to legitimate farm country, all within the same county. Let alone other counties that count for the MSA.
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(07-15-2017 11:14 AM)SDHornet Wrote:  The BSC actions regarding our FB only membership (or lack thereof) is all the evidence needed...and the heavy recruitment of CA by the BSC members and the BSC's ability to sell a trip "home" to recruits.

You already have all the evidence you need to convince yourself you know the truth. And you won't accept anyone criticizing your theories.

There is nothing I can say. But I know you haven't proven anything.


(07-16-2017 12:50 PM)HawaiiMongoose Wrote:  Reading the Argus Leader story, it sounds like Augustana would rather stay a big fish in a small pond than move up to D-I.

(07-16-2017 06:37 PM)MissouriStateBears Wrote:  Or it sounds like a school that knows where its right place is.

-OR- (my wild guess)

Augi was legitimately interesting in moving to DI and joining the Summit. But S Dak St said something to the effect of " ... uh ... where were you 15 years ago when we were trying to get the NCC to move up together as a conference?? Sorry, but we're good splitting the state with USD. If you want to move up and join the WAC, knock yourself out. But you ain't getting into the Summit." And they quickly got the support of the other Dakota flagships and Omaha, and send that message to the Summit commissioner. And he was forced to tell Augi, "I like you, and we need another member, but my hands are tied. Sorry!"


(07-16-2017 05:51 PM)Stugray2 Wrote:  To SoCalBobcat

WAC contract called for Chicago State to:

* Significantly increase athletic budget (it's actually much smaller, less than 50% of expected levels)
* Add Men's Soccer to their sponsored sports (DOA, Chicago State's AD forgot and now pushing Pioneer Football pipe dream)
* Increase staffing levels (triple) to WAC average, especially in compliance and support (head count is lower)
* Meet all facilities safety requirements (WAC has open complaint about T&F safety, and others)

By comparison UTRGV has met all these requirements, adding Men's and Women's soccer, upping the budget 150% from when they joined, and increasing staffing to WAC averages (over 20 hires).

In addition to the above non-compliance Chicago State's student enrollment has dropped from 7,850 when they signed the contract to under 3200 now. They have collect $0 in donations, and less than $80K in gate for all sports over the last four years. While Hurd has praised UTRGV as an example of a school that is everything the WAC wants in a partner, and even had them meet with CBU as part of their wooing; when asked to confirm Chicago State's status as a WAC member after 2017-18 he has repeatedly refused to comment, except to say "we are monitoring the situation."

I think there is more than enough evidence Chicago State is not likely to be retained or get a new contract. Where are the 6 votes to keep them going to come from?

I am trusting all this info to be correct. But assuming it is, this is exactly what I'm referring to when I say that it's likely that WAC won't extend Chicago St's membership contract. How could they possibly do that, given this info??

Of course, like I said before, that all goes out the window if they lose a member.


(07-16-2017 11:27 PM)AZcats Wrote:  Central Washington has 13 sports (6m/7w) on a budget of $6.5 million. The budget is inflated because they make 3 trips to Alaska each year. Football plays in a 4,000 seat stadium with no permanent restrooms. Men's basketball averages 1,100 attendance. About 60 scholarships are awarded in the entire athletic department with less than 30 for football.

For a D1 move CWU would need: major facility improvements, more than double football scholarships and add scholarships across all sports to D1 levels, add sports, and double the athletic budget.

Please, show us a real action plan that fills those needs in a town of 18,000 people and a county of under 45,000 people. CWU has a lot of competitors; Pullman is 180 miles and Seattle is only 108 miles from campus.

Here's the thing. When you look at Eastern, Central, and even Western Washington, they all kind've look the same from just the institutional profile, number of enrolled students, endowment size, history, etc. And I do think CW has had some success in DII athletics, though no idea if it has been recent or not.

But then you look at a post like yours, and it's so easy to see that there is zero chance that a school like CW will move to DI short of some miracle Bill Gates donation.

And it makes you wonder, really, how the heck EW is where it is and why it isn't in DII.
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(07-17-2017 09:52 AM)MplsBison Wrote:  
(07-15-2017 11:14 AM)SDHornet Wrote:  The BSC actions regarding our FB only membership (or lack thereof) is all the evidence needed...and the heavy recruitment of CA by the BSC members and the BSC's ability to sell a trip "home" to recruits.

You already have all the evidence you need to convince yourself you know the truth. And you won't accept anyone criticizing your theories.

There is nothing I can say. But I know you haven't proven anything.


(07-16-2017 12:50 PM)HawaiiMongoose Wrote:  Reading the Argus Leader story, it sounds like Augustana would rather stay a big fish in a small pond than move up to D-I.

(07-16-2017 06:37 PM)MissouriStateBears Wrote:  Or it sounds like a school that knows where its right place is.

-OR- (my wild guess)

Augi was legitimately interesting in moving to DI and joining the Summit. But S Dak St said something to the effect of " ... uh ... where were you 15 years ago when we were trying to get the NCC to move up together as a conference?? Sorry, but we're good splitting the state with USD. If you want to move up and join the WAC, knock yourself out. But you ain't getting into the Summit." And they quickly got the support of the other Dakota flagships and Omaha, and send that message to the Summit commissioner. And he was forced to tell Augi, "I like you, and we need another member, but my hands are tied. Sorry!"


(07-16-2017 05:51 PM)Stugray2 Wrote:  To SoCalBobcat

WAC contract called for Chicago State to:

* Significantly increase athletic budget (it's actually much smaller, less than 50% of expected levels)
* Add Men's Soccer to their sponsored sports (DOA, Chicago State's AD forgot and now pushing Pioneer Football pipe dream)
* Increase staffing levels (triple) to WAC average, especially in compliance and support (head count is lower)
* Meet all facilities safety requirements (WAC has open complaint about T&F safety, and others)

By comparison UTRGV has met all these requirements, adding Men's and Women's soccer, upping the budget 150% from when they joined, and increasing staffing to WAC averages (over 20 hires).

In addition to the above non-compliance Chicago State's student enrollment has dropped from 7,850 when they signed the contract to under 3200 now. They have collect $0 in donations, and less than $80K in gate for all sports over the last four years. While Hurd has praised UTRGV as an example of a school that is everything the WAC wants in a partner, and even had them meet with CBU as part of their wooing; when asked to confirm Chicago State's status as a WAC member after 2017-18 he has repeatedly refused to comment, except to say "we are monitoring the situation."

I think there is more than enough evidence Chicago State is not likely to be retained or get a new contract. Where are the 6 votes to keep them going to come from?

I am trusting all this info to be correct. But assuming it is, this is exactly what I'm referring to when I say that it's likely that WAC won't extend Chicago St's membership contract. How could they possibly do that, given this info??

Of course, like I said before, that all goes out the window if they lose a member.


(07-16-2017 11:27 PM)AZcats Wrote:  Central Washington has 13 sports (6m/7w) on a budget of $6.5 million. The budget is inflated because they make 3 trips to Alaska each year. Football plays in a 4,000 seat stadium with no permanent restrooms. Men's basketball averages 1,100 attendance. About 60 scholarships are awarded in the entire athletic department with less than 30 for football.

For a D1 move CWU would need: major facility improvements, more than double football scholarships and add scholarships across all sports to D1 levels, add sports, and double the athletic budget.

Please, show us a real action plan that fills those needs in a town of 18,000 people and a county of under 45,000 people. CWU has a lot of competitors; Pullman is 180 miles and Seattle is only 108 miles from campus.

Here's the thing. When you look at Eastern, Central, and even Western Washington, they all kind've look the same from just the institutional profile, number of enrolled students, endowment size, history, etc. And I do think CW has had some success in DII athletics, though no idea if it has been recent or not.

But then you look at a post like yours, and it's so easy to see that there is zero chance that a school like CW will move to DI short of some miracle Bill Gates donation.

And it makes you wonder, really, how the heck EW is where it is and why it isn't in DII.

I have some family that works at WSU and they say that CWU is planing to grow to 25/35k students by 2025 and they are building like crazy around the Ellensburg. I could see CWU also going Pioneer for football is the jumped to the FCS level. Western Washington is in a nice town but the leadership there is anti athletics. Both schools are getting upgrades for their campuses and their facilities. Should be fun to see what happens down the road.
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(07-17-2017 07:26 PM)Lopes87 Wrote:  
(07-17-2017 09:52 AM)MplsBison Wrote:  
(07-15-2017 11:14 AM)SDHornet Wrote:  The BSC actions regarding our FB only membership (or lack thereof) is all the evidence needed...and the heavy recruitment of CA by the BSC members and the BSC's ability to sell a trip "home" to recruits.

You already have all the evidence you need to convince yourself you know the truth. And you won't accept anyone criticizing your theories.

There is nothing I can say. But I know you haven't proven anything.


(07-16-2017 12:50 PM)HawaiiMongoose Wrote:  Reading the Argus Leader story, it sounds like Augustana would rather stay a big fish in a small pond than move up to D-I.

(07-16-2017 06:37 PM)MissouriStateBears Wrote:  Or it sounds like a school that knows where its right place is.

-OR- (my wild guess)

Augi was legitimately interesting in moving to DI and joining the Summit. But S Dak St said something to the effect of " ... uh ... where were you 15 years ago when we were trying to get the NCC to move up together as a conference?? Sorry, but we're good splitting the state with USD. If you want to move up and join the WAC, knock yourself out. But you ain't getting into the Summit." And they quickly got the support of the other Dakota flagships and Omaha, and send that message to the Summit commissioner. And he was forced to tell Augi, "I like you, and we need another member, but my hands are tied. Sorry!"


(07-16-2017 05:51 PM)Stugray2 Wrote:  To SoCalBobcat

WAC contract called for Chicago State to:

* Significantly increase athletic budget (it's actually much smaller, less than 50% of expected levels)
* Add Men's Soccer to their sponsored sports (DOA, Chicago State's AD forgot and now pushing Pioneer Football pipe dream)
* Increase staffing levels (triple) to WAC average, especially in compliance and support (head count is lower)
* Meet all facilities safety requirements (WAC has open complaint about T&F safety, and others)

By comparison UTRGV has met all these requirements, adding Men's and Women's soccer, upping the budget 150% from when they joined, and increasing staffing to WAC averages (over 20 hires).

In addition to the above non-compliance Chicago State's student enrollment has dropped from 7,850 when they signed the contract to under 3200 now. They have collect $0 in donations, and less than $80K in gate for all sports over the last four years. While Hurd has praised UTRGV as an example of a school that is everything the WAC wants in a partner, and even had them meet with CBU as part of their wooing; when asked to confirm Chicago State's status as a WAC member after 2017-18 he has repeatedly refused to comment, except to say "we are monitoring the situation."

I think there is more than enough evidence Chicago State is not likely to be retained or get a new contract. Where are the 6 votes to keep them going to come from?

I am trusting all this info to be correct. But assuming it is, this is exactly what I'm referring to when I say that it's likely that WAC won't extend Chicago St's membership contract. How could they possibly do that, given this info??

Of course, like I said before, that all goes out the window if they lose a member.


(07-16-2017 11:27 PM)AZcats Wrote:  Central Washington has 13 sports (6m/7w) on a budget of $6.5 million. The budget is inflated because they make 3 trips to Alaska each year. Football plays in a 4,000 seat stadium with no permanent restrooms. Men's basketball averages 1,100 attendance. About 60 scholarships are awarded in the entire athletic department with less than 30 for football.

For a D1 move CWU would need: major facility improvements, more than double football scholarships and add scholarships across all sports to D1 levels, add sports, and double the athletic budget.

Please, show us a real action plan that fills those needs in a town of 18,000 people and a county of under 45,000 people. CWU has a lot of competitors; Pullman is 180 miles and Seattle is only 108 miles from campus.

Here's the thing. When you look at Eastern, Central, and even Western Washington, they all kind've look the same from just the institutional profile, number of enrolled students, endowment size, history, etc. And I do think CW has had some success in DII athletics, though no idea if it has been recent or not.

But then you look at a post like yours, and it's so easy to see that there is zero chance that a school like CW will move to DI short of some miracle Bill Gates donation.

And it makes you wonder, really, how the heck EW is where it is and why it isn't in DII.

I have some family that works at WSU and they say that CWU is planing to grow to 25/35k students by 2025 and they are building like crazy around the Ellensburg. I could see CWU also going Pioneer for football is the jumped to the FCS level. Western Washington is in a nice town but the leadership there is anti athletics. Both schools are getting upgrades for their campuses and their facilities. Should be fun to see what happens down the road.

Evergreen State is self destructing worse than Mizzou. Those students will have to go somewhere.

Central Washington has a minimal endowment and no real fan base except for rodeo. Those factors don't lend itself to an FCS power.

Western Washington would be better off with lacrosse. Too much Evergreen students there for football.
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(07-17-2017 07:37 PM)NoDak Wrote:  
(07-17-2017 07:26 PM)Lopes87 Wrote:  
(07-17-2017 09:52 AM)MplsBison Wrote:  
(07-15-2017 11:14 AM)SDHornet Wrote:  The BSC actions regarding our FB only membership (or lack thereof) is all the evidence needed...and the heavy recruitment of CA by the BSC members and the BSC's ability to sell a trip "home" to recruits.

You already have all the evidence you need to convince yourself you know the truth. And you won't accept anyone criticizing your theories.

There is nothing I can say. But I know you haven't proven anything.


(07-16-2017 12:50 PM)HawaiiMongoose Wrote:  Reading the Argus Leader story, it sounds like Augustana would rather stay a big fish in a small pond than move up to D-I.

(07-16-2017 06:37 PM)MissouriStateBears Wrote:  Or it sounds like a school that knows where its right place is.

-OR- (my wild guess)

Augi was legitimately interesting in moving to DI and joining the Summit. But S Dak St said something to the effect of " ... uh ... where were you 15 years ago when we were trying to get the NCC to move up together as a conference?? Sorry, but we're good splitting the state with USD. If you want to move up and join the WAC, knock yourself out. But you ain't getting into the Summit." And they quickly got the support of the other Dakota flagships and Omaha, and send that message to the Summit commissioner. And he was forced to tell Augi, "I like you, and we need another member, but my hands are tied. Sorry!"


(07-16-2017 05:51 PM)Stugray2 Wrote:  To SoCalBobcat

WAC contract called for Chicago State to:

* Significantly increase athletic budget (it's actually much smaller, less than 50% of expected levels)
* Add Men's Soccer to their sponsored sports (DOA, Chicago State's AD forgot and now pushing Pioneer Football pipe dream)
* Increase staffing levels (triple) to WAC average, especially in compliance and support (head count is lower)
* Meet all facilities safety requirements (WAC has open complaint about T&F safety, and others)

By comparison UTRGV has met all these requirements, adding Men's and Women's soccer, upping the budget 150% from when they joined, and increasing staffing to WAC averages (over 20 hires).

In addition to the above non-compliance Chicago State's student enrollment has dropped from 7,850 when they signed the contract to under 3200 now. They have collect $0 in donations, and less than $80K in gate for all sports over the last four years. While Hurd has praised UTRGV as an example of a school that is everything the WAC wants in a partner, and even had them meet with CBU as part of their wooing; when asked to confirm Chicago State's status as a WAC member after 2017-18 he has repeatedly refused to comment, except to say "we are monitoring the situation."

I think there is more than enough evidence Chicago State is not likely to be retained or get a new contract. Where are the 6 votes to keep them going to come from?

I am trusting all this info to be correct. But assuming it is, this is exactly what I'm referring to when I say that it's likely that WAC won't extend Chicago St's membership contract. How could they possibly do that, given this info??

Of course, like I said before, that all goes out the window if they lose a member.


(07-16-2017 11:27 PM)AZcats Wrote:  Central Washington has 13 sports (6m/7w) on a budget of $6.5 million. The budget is inflated because they make 3 trips to Alaska each year. Football plays in a 4,000 seat stadium with no permanent restrooms. Men's basketball averages 1,100 attendance. About 60 scholarships are awarded in the entire athletic department with less than 30 for football.

For a D1 move CWU would need: major facility improvements, more than double football scholarships and add scholarships across all sports to D1 levels, add sports, and double the athletic budget.

Please, show us a real action plan that fills those needs in a town of 18,000 people and a county of under 45,000 people. CWU has a lot of competitors; Pullman is 180 miles and Seattle is only 108 miles from campus.

Here's the thing. When you look at Eastern, Central, and even Western Washington, they all kind've look the same from just the institutional profile, number of enrolled students, endowment size, history, etc. And I do think CW has had some success in DII athletics, though no idea if it has been recent or not.

But then you look at a post like yours, and it's so easy to see that there is zero chance that a school like CW will move to DI short of some miracle Bill Gates donation.

And it makes you wonder, really, how the heck EW is where it is and why it isn't in DII.

I have some family that works at WSU and they say that CWU is planing to grow to 25/35k students by 2025 and they are building like crazy around the Ellensburg. I could see CWU also going Pioneer for football is the jumped to the FCS level. Western Washington is in a nice town but the leadership there is anti athletics. Both schools are getting upgrades for their campuses and their facilities. Should be fun to see what happens down the road.

Evergreen State is self destructing worse than Mizzou. Those students will have to go somewhere.

Central Washington has a minimal endowment and no real fan base except for rodeo. Those factors don't lend itself to an FCS power.

Western Washington would be better off with lacrosse. Too much Evergreen students there for football.

Evergreen and Western don't sponsor football. Evergreen pays their basketball coaches 21k a year to give you reference of how poorly they are doing athletics.
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(07-15-2017 11:55 AM)SoCalBobcat78 Wrote:  Chicago State just got a commit from a 3 star point guard out of Chicago, Marquis Brown. They also offered his teammate, a 3 star forward. With the new state budget, Chicago State is receiving from the state $23 million for last fiscal year and $35 million for next fiscal.

They can start paying bills and recruiting students again. They can spend money on capital improvements. They are not going out of business, they are not dropping down to NAIA and they are not getting kicked out of the WAC. There is zero evidence that the WAC or Chicago State are breaking up.

Like I said before, I actually tip my hat to you for being literally the only poster on this whole board who believes in Chicago St. Even if you're just playing devil's advocate.

Chicago St made several commitments to the WAC conf in the contract it signed for temporary membership in the conf. They haven't come close to meeting those commitments, so the WAC would be well within their right to not renew membership. Would also save its other members trips to Chicago.


But as MSB made a very good point in the post above yours, if UMKC (or someone else) leaves the WAC during this coming sports year ... they could well hang onto Chicago St until they get a replacement lined up and/or a waiver from the NCAA teed up and agreed upon.

They are staying. The WAC needs them and they need the WAC. The agreement was to add men's and women soccer. They have added women's soccer, they built a $2.5 million baseball field but they did not add men's soccer. They had the money budgeted for the hiring of a men's soccer coach, but then the state budget crisis hit.

They will have the money to get it done this year, the question is how important is it to the WAC? The WAC will have 12 men's soccer schools in 2018. Anyway, the schools in the WAC understand what has happened in Illinois the past two years with the state budget crisis and they are not going to ask them to leave. Common sense should tell you that the WAC is in no position to tell any school to leave. I could say the same about the Summit.
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(07-18-2017 09:35 AM)SoCalBobcat78 Wrote:  
(07-16-2017 11:01 AM)MplsBison Wrote:  
(07-15-2017 11:55 AM)SoCalBobcat78 Wrote:  Chicago State just got a commit from a 3 star point guard out of Chicago, Marquis Brown. They also offered his teammate, a 3 star forward. With the new state budget, Chicago State is receiving from the state $23 million for last fiscal year and $35 million for next fiscal.

They can start paying bills and recruiting students again. They can spend money on capital improvements. They are not going out of business, they are not dropping down to NAIA and they are not getting kicked out of the WAC. There is zero evidence that the WAC or Chicago State are breaking up.

Like I said before, I actually tip my hat to you for being literally the only poster on this whole board who believes in Chicago St. Even if you're just playing devil's advocate.

Chicago St made several commitments to the WAC conf in the contract it signed for temporary membership in the conf. They haven't come close to meeting those commitments, so the WAC would be well within their right to not renew membership. Would also save its other members trips to Chicago.


But as MSB made a very good point in the post above yours, if UMKC (or someone else) leaves the WAC during this coming sports year ... they could well hang onto Chicago St until they get a replacement lined up and/or a waiver from the NCAA teed up and agreed upon.

They are staying. The WAC needs them and they need the WAC. The agreement was to add men's and women soccer. They have added women's soccer, they built a $2.5 million baseball field but they did not add men's soccer. They had the money budgeted for the hiring of a men's soccer coach, but then the state budget crisis hit.

They will have the money to get it done this year, the question is how important is it to the WAC? The WAC will have 12 men's soccer schools in 2018. Anyway, the schools in the WAC understand what has happened in Illinois the past two years with the state budget crisis and they are not going to ask them to leave. Common sense should tell you that the WAC is in no position to tell any school to leave. I could say the same about the Summit.

Chicago State will not be in the WAC once the contract expires. The more recent budget trouble is only the most recent issue Chicago State has had. They do not belong in D1 and once the WAC sends them packing they will no longer be in D1.
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Western Washington was on the list for a possible WAC expansion a few years ago. Western Washington went 25-6 in men's basketball and went to the tournament.

Central Washington went 14-12 last year, and they played an exhibition game against Washington State in men's basketball losing 81-76. They seem to be able to compete at the D1 levels at all sports.
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(07-14-2017 10:57 AM)NoDak Wrote:  Augustana (SD) has been told the Summit isn't interested, says a the Sioux Falls Argus-Leader.

So the only DII to publicly express interest has been flat turned down. Very doubtful that any Minnesota school will declare public interest in DI except hockey.

So the Summit must have interest from at least one existing DI.

Denver and UND are not interested in Lindenwood as a hockey school now. Lindenwood can go DI right now in hockey without anotice invite and prove themselves. The WCHA can take them.

Can you provide a link to the story that states the Summit told them they weren't interested? I did find the article where Augustana very clearly said they will not go D1, which is a logical choice for them. They have less then 2,000 students and a budget of $10 million. They don't have the large alumni base nor state funding allowing for them to double their budget.

From what I can tell, at no time have Augustana or the Summit even talked, maybe I'm missing an article, please provide the link.
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