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RE: Eastern Illinois cutting athletic scholarships, but no sports
(01-30-2018 11:42 AM)IWokeUpLikeThis Wrote:  OVC’s in no danger. This arena will be added to their repertoire the minute someone leaves.
https://amp.courierpress.com/amp/1058628...ssion=true

USI is the perfect revenge add when the MVC adds Murray State.

Given that EKU and JSU want FBS, and Morehead State doesn’t play football in the conference anyway, it’s time for the OVC to phase out FCS football and add basketball-first schools.
02-03-2018 06:47 PM
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RE: Eastern Illinois cutting athletic scholarships, but no sports
(02-03-2018 06:47 PM)chargeradio Wrote:  
(01-30-2018 11:42 AM)IWokeUpLikeThis Wrote:  OVC’s in no danger. This arena will be added to their repertoire the minute someone leaves.
https://amp.courierpress.com/amp/1058628...ssion=true

USI is the perfect revenge add when the MVC adds Murray State.

Given that EKU and JSU want FBS, and Morehead State doesn’t play football in the conference anyway, it’s time for the OVC to phase out FCS football and add basketball-first schools.

There just too many OVC schools that want scholarship football: Austin Peay, SE Mo St, UTMartin, Tenn Tech, E Ill, Tn St. USI can fill in for some sports, but they will need football schools like W Ill. The OVC wil effectively be a just a small step above DII. Ask why Samford left, and UNA and Kennesaw St have not joined. The OVC rejected NKU as it was too ambitious for its taste. Belmont would do well to leave and Lipscomb will easily slip in its place. The Atlantic Sun has big plans for football, and EKU and Jax St are listening, while KSU and UNA and the two public FL schools have plans.

Even though Kennesaw St didn't have a football team at Div II, they moved up with every intention of being an FBS school in a Big East type league per its President's comments. Moving to the OVC is the exact opposite of that goal.
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02-03-2018 07:02 PM
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RE: Eastern Illinois cutting athletic scholarships, but no sports
The only reason UNA(North Alabama) is not on the way to the OVC now is they were turned down--unwisely I might add.Now they have gone down a different route--but still prefer the OVC IMO.Travel costs in the A-SUN and Big South will continue to pressure them toward the OVC.Also the OVC will be able to say they added a Division I ready school.Of course this is 4-7 years down the road.
02-04-2018 01:25 PM
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