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RE: WAC-spansion
Sort of related - the Lone Star Conference has voted to expand by 8 schools next year. They will add the following schools:
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Dallas Baptist University
Lubbock Christian University
Oklahoma Christian University
Rogers State University
St. Edward’s University
St. Mary’s University
Texas A&M International University

http://www.texomashomepage.com/sports/lo.../801456337

This is not big news except that it does show that the oft mentioned St Mary's does have a desire to increase their athletics. Granted most of these schools are years away from D-I. But it is an interesting discussion none-the-less.
09-01-2017 07:19 AM
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RE: WAC-spansion
(09-01-2017 07:19 AM)RobtheAggie Wrote:  Sort of related - the Lone Star Conference has voted to expand by 8 schools next year. They will add the following schools:
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Dallas Baptist University
Lubbock Christian University
Oklahoma Christian University
Rogers State University
St. Edward’s University
St. Mary’s University
Texas A&M International University

http://www.texomashomepage.com/sports/lo.../801456337

This is not big news except that it does show that the oft mentioned St Mary's does have a desire to increase their athletics. Granted most of these schools are years away from D-I. But it is an interesting discussion none-the-less.

Does Lone Star play D1 baseball or is Dallas Baptist an affiliate to one of the already established conferences? I may just be completely wrong as well.
09-01-2017 11:01 AM
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RE: WAC-spansion
(09-01-2017 11:01 AM)ThunderDan49_2 Wrote:  
(09-01-2017 07:19 AM)RobtheAggie Wrote:  Sort of related - the Lone Star Conference has voted to expand by 8 schools next year. They will add the following schools:
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Dallas Baptist University
Lubbock Christian University
Oklahoma Christian University
Rogers State University
St. Edward’s University
St. Mary’s University
Texas A&M International University

http://www.texomashomepage.com/sports/lo.../801456337

This is not big news except that it does show that the oft mentioned St Mary's does have a desire to increase their athletics. Granted most of these schools are years away from D-I. But it is an interesting discussion none-the-less.

Does Lone Star play D1 baseball or is Dallas Baptist an affiliate to one of the already established conferences? I may just be completely wrong as well.

DBU plays D1 baseball in the Missouri Valley
09-01-2017 01:10 PM
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RE: WAC-spansion
(09-01-2017 01:10 PM)RandomFan Wrote:  
(09-01-2017 11:01 AM)ThunderDan49_2 Wrote:  
(09-01-2017 07:19 AM)RobtheAggie Wrote:  Sort of related - the Lone Star Conference has voted to expand by 8 schools next year. They will add the following schools:
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Dallas Baptist University
Lubbock Christian University
Oklahoma Christian University
Rogers State University
St. Edward’s University
St. Mary’s University
Texas A&M International University

http://www.texomashomepage.com/sports/lo.../801456337

This is not big news except that it does show that the oft mentioned St Mary's does have a desire to increase their athletics. Granted most of these schools are years away from D-I. But it is an interesting discussion none-the-less.

Does Lone Star play D1 baseball or is Dallas Baptist an affiliate to one of the already established conferences? I may just be completely wrong as well.

DBU plays D1 baseball in the Missouri Valley

Thanks, I tried finding it for a little bit on the NCAA website, but it wasn't very user friendly.
09-01-2017 06:03 PM
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RE: WAC-spansion
Dallas Baptist baseball just left the WAC a few years ago. Again, for the 100th time, no team sporting a football program is going to move to the WAC unless GCU with all it's money decides to start football and GCU and NMSU would have to convince some D2 schools with football programs to move up which is very unlikely. I know everyone is tempted but I agree with Clarity. Conference fantasy alignment threads are a giant waste of time.
09-02-2017 08:32 AM
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RE: WAC-spansion
(09-01-2017 07:19 AM)RobtheAggie Wrote:  Sort of related - the Lone Star Conference has voted to expand by 8 schools next year. They will add the following schools:
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Dallas Baptist University
Lubbock Christian University
Oklahoma Christian University
Rogers State University
St. Edward’s University
St. Mary’s University
Texas A&M International University

http://www.texomashomepage.com/sports/lo.../801456337

This is not big news except that it does show that the oft mentioned St Mary's does have a desire to increase their athletics. Granted most of these schools are years away from D-I. But it is an interesting discussion none-the-less.

This is basically a merger of the Lone Star and Heartland D-II conferences, with eight of the nine Heartland members joining the Lone Star (the exception is Newman University in Kansas which is an outlier geographically and plans to seek "other affiliation").

As for St. Mary's, I've brought them up before as a WAC expansion candidate based on their excellent athletic facilities, sizable endowment, solid academic reputation, and proximity to UT-RGV. However I didn't realize at the time that they sponsor only 11 sports. They have further to go to make a D-I transition than I thought, unfortunately.
(This post was last modified: 09-04-2017 09:28 PM by HawaiiMongoose.)
09-04-2017 09:26 PM
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(09-02-2017 08:32 AM)dancingNMSUaggie Wrote:  Conference fantasy alignment threads are a giant waste of time.

Note that all I posted was about two conferences merging and that there had been speculation on this board that St Mary's might be a school to target in the future.

Conference expansion threads are what they are, no more, no less. Some people like tracking recruits, others like baseball, some like talking about what might be.
09-05-2017 12:52 PM
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