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RE: A10 Question
C-USA > A-10
01-31-2018 08:55 PM
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Maybe you guys could move along with Richmond to the ODAC
01-31-2018 08:58 PM
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I was going to say something about half of you being so rude to this guy, but then I remembered I posted once or twice in the JMU board asking non controversial questions just wanting to get to know the teams better, which both got 0 responses. So, meh.

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01-31-2018 09:24 PM
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(01-31-2018 08:41 PM)monarx Wrote:  I’d take A10 everything and CAA football in a heartbeat. I wish we had that now. That’s because I like basketball better.

I very much agree!
01-31-2018 09:37 PM
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(01-31-2018 09:24 PM)odu09 Wrote:  I was going to say something about half of you being so rude to this guy, but then I remembered I posted once or twice in the JMU board asking non controversial questions just wanting to get to know the teams better, which both got 0 responses. So, meh.

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Purplehazed knew what he was getting into. We just funnin' with him. He's an FBS or bust guy if I remember correctly so I'm a bit surprised he'd be warm to the A10 if it means staying FCS. I'd probably have been happy with that arrangement if we had gone there instead of CUSA but there's no going back now. We got to get to the AAC or else take most of the eastern CUSA members plus UAB and work something else out. Marshall, WKU, MT, Charlotte, UAB. These schools take basketball seriously and are good at football for the most point. We're starting to gain some familiarity and form some rivalries. Fill in with maybe JMU, App St, GSU,GS. We'd have at least a couple reasonable road trips. I'd be fine with USM and LT but might spread us out too far and they might like to orient westward in a split. Overall I don't regret the move to CUSA but long term I don't know if it's viable as is.
01-31-2018 10:00 PM
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The biggest advantage the A10 has over CUSA is that the bottom tier is more competitive. The top is about even and this year I think the top of CUSA is better than the top of A10.

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I wonder what noise the explosion will make on here when JMU passes us and goes to AAC and get funding for the other half of their stadium 05-stirthepot
02-01-2018 06:38 AM
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Wow, some acting like there's hardly a difference in the A10 and CUSA in basketball. I'll tell you one reason I wish we were in it. Just about every year they two three teams into the tournament. That's how VCU gets into the NCAA every year, they sure don't win the conference. That could be us, if they could figure out how to get us in.

But alas, we have football that we will never ever have enough money for. Monarx has it right.
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(02-01-2018 06:38 AM)odu09 Wrote:  I wonder what noise the explosion will make on here when JMU passes us and goes to AAC and get funding for the other half of their stadium 05-stirthepot

I think there’s at least a 50/50 shot of this happening. State support and academic reputation carry a little weight. Their hoops recruiting will improve w a new arena too.
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(01-31-2018 05:26 PM)Purplehazed Wrote:  I may regret asking but here is goes.

There is a rumor that Lasalle is looking at the MAAC?

The question, if you were JMU, would you be happy A10 all sports and CAA/fcs football?

I am asking because you have experienced CUSA/G5...I/we have not.

I could better stomach fcs football playing A10 basketball/new arena.

To answer your question: No. Now that I have experienced 1-A football, I would not want to go back to 1-AA football. All sports membership in the A-10 would only be an improvement for basketball and not such a great one that I would be willing to negatively impact the other sports that CUSA has helped improve like soccer and baseball. Now if you wanted to talk about some mythical Big East/CAA Football hybrid membership then I may be able to get off my 1-A football high horse.
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