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W&M to A 10. Makes sense - Tribe757 - 04-17-2021 08:14 AM

The ideal move is simple. Follow Richmonds path. Fans would have GW,UR,VCU, and GMU games all basically in state. Most alumni in these markets!

Easy. Why don’t we focua on this solution.


W&M to A 10. Makes sense - Tribal - 04-17-2021 09:35 AM

Pssst. We're not good at basketball.

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W&M to A 10. Makes sense - mrjoolius - 04-17-2021 09:52 AM

I agree A10 makes sense. They won't even look our direction unless we are going or knocking on the door yearly to the NCAA tournament. The possibility of multiple bids and the money that accompanies it is all the A10 would care about.


RE: W&M to A 10. Makes sense - billymac - 04-17-2021 10:02 AM

I wanted to date the prettiest girl in the class, also. She wasn't interested.
Most relationships are two-way streets. We haven't even come close to holding up our end.


W&M to A 10. Makes sense - zablenoise - 04-17-2021 10:57 AM

Sure I'd love to be in the A-10. Someone make it happen.

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RE: W&M to A 10. Makes sense - mainejeff - 04-17-2021 11:28 AM

I think that the A-10 is a great idea for W&M if you don't really care about the company you keep. It definitely makes geographic sense.


RE: W&M to A 10. Makes sense - Tank55 - 04-17-2021 03:08 PM

I'm in. Should the Ivy League be plan B and the ACC plan C, or vice versa?


RE: W&M to A 10. Makes sense - Tribester - 04-17-2021 03:37 PM

The point of this should be...if/when the A-10 decides to expand from 14 to 16 teams...or a school leaves the conference creating a vacancy, we should be prepared to submit a viable bid to join the league at that time. If Richmond can be a CAA football only school, so can the Tribe


RE: W&M to A 10. Makes sense - Tank55 - 04-17-2021 03:42 PM

I agree it would be a great outcome and something we should be striving for.


RE: W&M to A 10. Makes sense - zablenoise - 04-17-2021 04:34 PM

(04-17-2021 11:28 AM)mainejeff Wrote:  I think that the A-10 is a great idea for W&M if you don't really care about the company you keep. It definitely makes geographic sense.
Gotta say I don't understand this one MJ. I prefer the schools of the A-10 to the schools of the CAA.

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RE: W&M to A 10. Makes sense - mainejeff - 04-17-2021 05:52 PM

(04-17-2021 04:34 PM)zablenoise Wrote:  
(04-17-2021 11:28 AM)mainejeff Wrote:  I think that the A-10 is a great idea for W&M if you don't really care about the company you keep. It definitely makes geographic sense.
Gotta say I don't understand this one MJ. I prefer the schools of the A-10 to the schools of the CAA.

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There's a few schools that I don't consider up to W&M's standards.....but who am I to judge? I think that the A-10 would be prefect for Tribe Athletics. Davidson, Fordham & Richmond all have a W&M type vibe.


W&M to A 10. Makes sense - Tribal - 04-17-2021 08:01 PM

Academics, urban/rural, diversity, school size, public/private, etc should never factor into athletics conference affiliation. It's an athletic conference, not a debate club.

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RE: W&M to A 10. Makes sense - mainejeff - 04-17-2021 08:09 PM

(04-17-2021 08:01 PM)Tribal Wrote:  Academics, urban/rural, diversity, school size, public/private, etc should never factor into athletics conference affiliation. It's an athletic conference, not a debate club.

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I disagree. All of those should factor into conference affiliation. If you don't share those important factors with other conference members.....you have a very shaky foundation for future conference stability.


RE: W&M to A 10. Makes sense - WMInTheBurg - 04-17-2021 08:37 PM

jeff's right, we should be in a conference of schools that are older than the Constitution. Or maybe a conference where every school's colors are green and gold. Or some other random commonality, because whatever one is arbitrarily selected will mean that there are dozens more that don't match up.


RE: W&M to A 10. Makes sense - Tribal - 04-17-2021 09:02 PM

(04-17-2021 08:09 PM)mainejeff Wrote:  
(04-17-2021 08:01 PM)Tribal Wrote:  Academics, urban/rural, diversity, school size, public/private, etc should never factor into athletics conference affiliation. It's an athletic conference, not a debate club.

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I disagree. All of those should factor into conference affiliation. If you don't share those important factors with other conference members.....you have a very shaky foundation for future conference stability.

Rice, Cal Poly, W&M, WF, Notre Dame, and Monmouth have very little in common with most of their conferencemates.

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RE: W&M to A 10. Makes sense - mainejeff - 04-17-2021 09:04 PM

(04-17-2021 08:37 PM)WMInTheBurg Wrote:  jeff's right, we should be in a conference of schools that are older than the Constitution. Or maybe a conference where every school's colors are green and gold. Or some other random commonality, because whatever one is arbitrarily selected will mean that there are dozens more that don't match up.

W&M will no doubt stay in the CAA.....it's safe (for now). I don't see W&M athletics as being in any type of leadership position for change. They'll make a decision only if they are forced to.


W&M to A 10. Makes sense - Tribal - 04-17-2021 09:15 PM

I ate this in Bangor, Maine. Hotel restaurant. It was very delicious. [Image: 31a6a7b6c98ad4bb1d72994359506d9a.jpg]

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RE: W&M to A 10. Makes sense - mainejeff - 04-17-2021 09:34 PM

(04-17-2021 09:15 PM)Tribal Wrote:  I ate this in Bangor, Maine. Hotel restaurant. It was very delicious. [Image: 31a6a7b6c98ad4bb1d72994359506d9a.jpg]

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Timber at Residence Inn?


W&M to A 10. Makes sense - Tribal - 04-17-2021 10:54 PM

Yes

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RE: W&M to A 10. Makes sense - Tribe757 - 04-18-2021 05:40 AM

I am curious why WM fans think the A10 is such a reach

Our oldest rival in in the conference. 2 recent CAA teams are in the conference

Have we sunken that low that we want to play in a conference w NO tv coverage

2 other state schools in the conference. Let me say that again. 2 basically spin offs of WM are in the conference. Same tax payers. Remember when Warner mandated that Va Texh be invited in the ACC

This should be doable. Anyone remember great VCU games w fans? We have watched ODU VCU GMU UR all make strides. Lets not wait firm JMU to leave and then hope we can get a home and home w CNU