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RE: The Next Realignment Effect on the Horizon League
(04-04-2017 02:58 PM)NoDak Wrote:  If the Horizon wants both Denver and Omaha, might they attempt a takeover of the NCHC? Oakland, Wright St, Milwaukee, and Green Bay are prime schools that could add the sport. Ill St has a downtown arena and it's been rumored to be adding it. Ill-Chi could read it.

If Denver/NMSU and Omaha/UND get added, that will effectively put hockey under a Horizon banner.

Milwaukee, Wright State and Green Bay are schools that are a little short on the funds to provide Hockey.
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RE: The Next Realignment Effect on the Horizon League
(04-04-2017 03:01 PM)Chuck_A Wrote:  
(04-04-2017 02:58 PM)NoDak Wrote:  If the Horizon wants both Denver and Omaha, might they attempt a takeover of the NCHC? Oakland, Wright St, Milwaukee, and Green Bay are prime schools that could add the sport. Ill St has a downtown arena and it's been rumored to be adding it. Ill-Chi could read it.

If Denver/NMSU and Omaha/UND get added, that will effectively put hockey under a Horizon banner.

Milwaukee, Wright State and Green Bay are schools that are a little short on the funds to provide Hockey.

Why would Denver even be in the discussion? As a travel partner for NMSU, whose President said the Horizon was interested?
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RE: The Next Realignment Effect on the Horizon League
UAH or University of Alabama @ Huntsville has hockey.

If Denver does not want to go? These schools might be interested.
Colorado Christian (Denver suburbs)
Colorado Mesa (club hockey)
Colorado Mines (Denver area)
Colorado State-Pueblo
Colorado @ Colorado Springs
Fort Lewis (Durango)
Metro State (Denver)
Regis (Denver)

University of Illinois @ Springfield
University of Indianapolis (football could be in the MVFC
Southern Indiana (Evansville)

Upper Iowa could go into the Summit. Football into the MVFC.

Newman in Wichita
Washburn (Topeka)

Bellarmine (Louisville)
Kentucky State (Frankfort) (football in Big South)
Kentucky Wesleyan (Owensboro) (football in Big South)

Michigan schools in heavy populated areas.
Grand Valley State
Michigan Tech
Northern Michigan (Marquette)
Wayne State
Ferris State
Davenport (Grand Rapids)

concordia- St. Paul (Minneapolis)
Mankato State (outside of Minneapolis)
Minnesota-Duluth
St. cloud State

Drury (Springfield Missouri)
Lincoln Missouri (Jefferson City Missouri)
Lindenwood (St. Charles Missouri, St. Louis tv market)
Missouri Southern (Joplin)
UMSL
Rockhurst (Kansas City)

Montana State @ Billings

Le Moyne (Syracuse)

University of Mary (Bismarck)

Ashland (Ohio)
Cedarville
Ohio Dominican (Columbus)
Lake Erie

Cameron (Lawton)
Central Oklahoma (Edmond, OKC tv market)
East Central (Ada)
Northeastern Oklahoma (Tulsa tv market)
Oklahoma Christian (OKC)
Rogers State (Tulsa tv market)
Southeastern Oklahoma (Durant)
Southern Nazarene (Bethany, OKC suburbs)
Southwestern Oklahoma (Weatherford)
Oklahoma Baptist (Shawnee)

Christian Brothers (Memphis)

Dallas Baptist
Angelo State (San angelo)
Lubbock Christian
Midwestern State (Wichita Falls)
UTPB-Odessa
West Texas A&M (Amarillo tv market)

Shepherd (Shepherdstown West Virginia)

Wisconsin-Parkside






You could plug any of these schools into MVC, Horizon, and Summit. Football playing members could find homes in MVFC, Big South, Big Sky and Southland.
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RE: The Next Realignment Effect on the Horizon League
In the world of one bid leagues it really makes no sense for the Horizon to have more than 10 members.

Sure taking WIU and the Indiana twins would be an errand of mercy but it accomplishes nothing for the Horizon.
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(04-04-2017 04:52 PM)DavidSt Wrote:  UAH or University of Alabama @ Huntsville has hockey.

If Denver does not want to go? These schools might be interested.
Colorado Christian (Denver suburbs)
Colorado Mesa (club hockey)
Colorado Mines (Denver area)
Colorado State-Pueblo
Colorado @ Colorado Springs
Fort Lewis (Durango)
Metro State (Denver)
Regis (Denver)

University of Illinois @ Springfield
University of Indianapolis (football could be in the MVFC
Southern Indiana (Evansville)

Upper Iowa could go into the Summit. Football into the MVFC.

Newman in Wichita
Washburn (Topeka)

Bellarmine (Louisville)
Kentucky State (Frankfort) (football in Big South)
Kentucky Wesleyan (Owensboro) (football in Big South)

Michigan schools in heavy populated areas.
Grand Valley State
Michigan Tech
Northern Michigan (Marquette)
Wayne State
Ferris State
Davenport (Grand Rapids)

concordia- St. Paul (Minneapolis)
Mankato State (outside of Minneapolis)
Minnesota-Duluth
St. cloud State

Drury (Springfield Missouri)
Lincoln Missouri (Jefferson City Missouri)
Lindenwood (St. Charles Missouri, St. Louis tv market)
Missouri Southern (Joplin)
UMSL
Rockhurst (Kansas City)

Montana State @ Billings

Le Moyne (Syracuse)

University of Mary (Bismarck)

Ashland (Ohio)
Cedarville
Ohio Dominican (Columbus)
Lake Erie

Cameron (Lawton)
Central Oklahoma (Edmond, OKC tv market)
East Central (Ada)
Northeastern Oklahoma (Tulsa tv market)
Oklahoma Christian (OKC)
Rogers State (Tulsa tv market)
Southeastern Oklahoma (Durant)
Southern Nazarene (Bethany, OKC suburbs)
Southwestern Oklahoma (Weatherford)
Oklahoma Baptist (Shawnee)

Christian Brothers (Memphis)

Dallas Baptist
Angelo State (San angelo)
Lubbock Christian
Midwestern State (Wichita Falls)
UTPB-Odessa
West Texas A&M (Amarillo tv market)

Shepherd (Shepherdstown West Virginia)

Wisconsin-Parkside






You could plug any of these schools into MVC, Horizon, and Summit. Football playing members could find homes in MVFC, Big South, Big Sky and Southland.

Some of those D2 schools have less than 1000 students--they will not be making the jump to D1.
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RE: The Next Realignment Effect on the Horizon League
(04-04-2017 04:55 PM)Fighting Muskie Wrote:  
(04-04-2017 04:52 PM)DavidSt Wrote:  UAH or University of Alabama @ Huntsville has hockey.

If Denver does not want to go? These schools might be interested.
Colorado Christian (Denver suburbs)
Colorado Mesa (club hockey)
Colorado Mines (Denver area)
Colorado State-Pueblo
Colorado @ Colorado Springs
Fort Lewis (Durango)
Metro State (Denver)
Regis (Denver)

University of Illinois @ Springfield
University of Indianapolis (football could be in the MVFC
Southern Indiana (Evansville)

Upper Iowa could go into the Summit. Football into the MVFC.

Newman in Wichita
Washburn (Topeka)

Bellarmine (Louisville)
Kentucky State (Frankfort) (football in Big South)
Kentucky Wesleyan (Owensboro) (football in Big South)

Michigan schools in heavy populated areas.
Grand Valley State
Michigan Tech
Northern Michigan (Marquette)
Wayne State
Ferris State
Davenport (Grand Rapids)

concordia- St. Paul (Minneapolis)
Mankato State (outside of Minneapolis)
Minnesota-Duluth
St. cloud State

Drury (Springfield Missouri)
Lincoln Missouri (Jefferson City Missouri)
Lindenwood (St. Charles Missouri, St. Louis tv market)
Missouri Southern (Joplin)
UMSL
Rockhurst (Kansas City)

Montana State @ Billings

Le Moyne (Syracuse)

University of Mary (Bismarck)

Ashland (Ohio)
Cedarville
Ohio Dominican (Columbus)
Lake Erie

Cameron (Lawton)
Central Oklahoma (Edmond, OKC tv market)
East Central (Ada)
Northeastern Oklahoma (Tulsa tv market)
Oklahoma Christian (OKC)
Rogers State (Tulsa tv market)
Southeastern Oklahoma (Durant)
Southern Nazarene (Bethany, OKC suburbs)
Southwestern Oklahoma (Weatherford)
Oklahoma Baptist (Shawnee)

Christian Brothers (Memphis)

Dallas Baptist
Angelo State (San angelo)
Lubbock Christian
Midwestern State (Wichita Falls)
UTPB-Odessa
West Texas A&M (Amarillo tv market)

Shepherd (Shepherdstown West Virginia)

Wisconsin-Parkside






You could plug any of these schools into MVC, Horizon, and Summit. Football playing members could find homes in MVFC, Big South, Big Sky and Southland.

Some of those D2 schools have less than 1000 students--they will not be making the jump to D1.

Did not stopped some schools with less than 1000 students that made the jump. I think Presbyterian made the jump with less than 1000. They are the smallest in D1 right now.
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(04-04-2017 03:01 PM)Chuck_A Wrote:  
(04-04-2017 02:58 PM)NoDak Wrote:  If the Horizon wants both Denver and Omaha, might they attempt a takeover of the NCHC? Oakland, Wright St, Milwaukee, and Green Bay are prime schools that could add the sport. Ill St has a downtown arena and it's been rumored to be adding it. Ill-Chi could read it.

If Denver/NMSU and Omaha/UND get added, that will effectively put hockey under a Horizon banner.

Milwaukee, Wright State and Green Bay are schools that are a little short on the funds to provide Hockey.

The Omaha article may have been a threat by Omaha and Denver that they would leave the Slummit if UND goes to the B1G for hockey. We need a healthy Slummit now.
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This could could possibly be a good thing for the WAC and even the Big Sky.
N. Colorado could replace Omaha thus giving the Big Sky 10 teams.

The WAC stays safe because there is no reason for NMSU to move with them looking for a FBS conference, in addition with GCU being eligible the WAC is becoming a pretty decent conference.
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(04-04-2017 01:31 PM)DavidSt Wrote:  Could a similar budget from a D2 school be interested making the jump? Could a Grand Valley State, Wayne State-Michigan, Saginaw Valley, Northern Michigan or a Michigan Tech be interested in making the jump? Horizon could be a fit for them with schools close by. Wisconsin-Parkside is D2 as well.

I am seeing D2 schools in the midwest and the plains could be actually be looked at to make the move.

Dear lord just stop.......... I'll put $20 down you have never been to any of these schools in Michigan and have no idea what they actually are.

Then you throw out Ashland and Ohio Dominican...... the level of stupid just keeps rising.
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(04-04-2017 06:35 PM)utpotts Wrote:  
(04-04-2017 01:31 PM)DavidSt Wrote:  Could a similar budget from a D2 school be interested making the jump? Could a Grand Valley State, Wayne State-Michigan, Saginaw Valley, Northern Michigan or a Michigan Tech be interested in making the jump? Horizon could be a fit for them with schools close by. Wisconsin-Parkside is D2 as well.

I am seeing D2 schools in the midwest and the plains could be actually be looked at to make the move.

Dear lord just stop.......... I'll put $20 down you have never been to any of these schools in Michigan and have no idea what they actually are.

Then you throw out Ashland and Ohio Dominican...... the level of stupid just keeps rising.


Inviting California Baptist to the WAC is just stupid rising as well. Realignment throws out surprises like who would have thought Incarnate word would get invited to the Southland Conference. We have to keep things in mind that we need to have a open mind to what else could surprise us. All you and some others are doing are saying stupid things with resistance of a possibility of which schools could be invited.
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(04-04-2017 06:35 PM)utpotts Wrote:  
(04-04-2017 01:31 PM)DavidSt Wrote:  Could a similar budget from a D2 school be interested making the jump? Could a Grand Valley State, Wayne State-Michigan, Saginaw Valley, Northern Michigan or a Michigan Tech be interested in making the jump? Horizon could be a fit for them with schools close by. Wisconsin-Parkside is D2 as well.

I am seeing D2 schools in the midwest and the plains could be actually be looked at to make the move.

Dear lord just stop.......... I'll put $20 down you have never been to any of these schools in Michigan and have no idea what they actually are.

Then you throw out Ashland and Ohio Dominican...... the level of stupid just keeps rising.

I'll raise you the idea that Illinois-Springfield or Concordia-St.Paul is going to "jump."
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(04-04-2017 11:09 AM)Chuck_A Wrote:  Portion of an article from the Omaha World Herald:

If (when) Wichita State kicks off mid-major Realignment, UNO will be hot commodity


"Several sources in college sports say the Horizon League and Missouri Valley Conference could have interest in UNO.

If Wichita bolts, the Valley will be left scrambling. Valparaiso, a Horizon school, might be high on the Valley’s list of replacements. The Valley could also look at UNO, bringing the city of Omaha back into the league to fill the void left by Creighton.

Several sources say the Horizon League is looking to expand by two schools, and perhaps four. The reason: improving the league’s basketball profile but also providing more conference games and, thus, more home game revenue for members.

UNO, with Baxter Arena bills to pay, would certainly fit that profile.

The Horizon also makes sense for UNO in that several of its members are “city” schools: Oakland (Detroit), Detroit Mercy, Cleveland State, Illinois-Chicago and Milwaukee. Other members are Youngstown State, Green Bay, Wright State, Northern Kentucky and Valpo.

Sources at UNO say the school is happy with the Summit. Another Summit member, Denver, is said to be coveted by the Horizon.

The attraction of the Horizon would be city schools that face similar athletic budget challenges. And it would provide fertile recruiting ground for UNO basketball.

The Horizon also has a weekly Friday night game on ESPN.

Officials at the Horizon and UNO had no comment on Monday. Stay tuned. Now that the Final Four is over, the action might just be starting."


If this is the case, it would be quite interesting to see what 2...or 4 schools the HL have in mind.

I love how he says "Several sources in college sports say the Horizon League and Missouri Valley Conference COULD have interest in UNO yet doesn't name any sources. So basically, he read it somewhere on a fan board or overheard a conversation while at dinner? I could see the MVC looking at UNO, down the list of possible candidates. No way the Horizon does. Add in the fact that UNO have money issues and I wouldn't expect any big changes, especially as drastic as heading to an all sports conference in the Great Lakes. Denver? The Horizon, just like the MVC will have an issue with the sports they offer. Denver covets a spot out west, they will wait it out.

Far more interesting will be what the MVC does now that WSU to the ACC is a go. I still think UIC or UMKC are #1 and #2. Although it would be fun to be in the room when the football schools begin fighting with the privates. That will be an interesting discussion.
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(04-04-2017 01:41 PM)Chuck_A Wrote:  
(04-04-2017 01:35 PM)ken d Wrote:  Why does any one bid league want to get bigger? All that does is reduce each team's share of the tournament money, and probably increase travel issues a little.

The only reason they shouldn't all be at 8 is that then some of them would have to be no-bid leagues, since the major conferences aren't going to allow more than 32 autobids.

Obviously they figure if they get the "best" of the other "one bid" league, then possibly that'll add another bid to the expanding league. If the rpi and SOS are good, it just might work.

The best of a one bid league is Omaha or Denver? The Horizon going after Valpo and Oakland made sense. Both were very good basketball schools. Omaha and Denver? Not so much.
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(04-04-2017 07:35 PM)jacksfan29 Wrote:  
(04-04-2017 01:41 PM)Chuck_A Wrote:  
(04-04-2017 01:35 PM)ken d Wrote:  Why does any one bid league want to get bigger? All that does is reduce each team's share of the tournament money, and probably increase travel issues a little.

The only reason they shouldn't all be at 8 is that then some of them would have to be no-bid leagues, since the major conferences aren't going to allow more than 32 autobids.

Obviously they figure if they get the "best" of the other "one bid" league, then possibly that'll add another bid to the expanding league. If the rpi and SOS are good, it just might work.

The best of a one bid league is Omaha or Denver? The Horizon going after Valpo and Oakland made sense. Both were very good basketball schools. Omaha and Denver? Not so much.

It seems not so many schools to pick from then? The D2 schools seem to be much better in basketball.
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(04-04-2017 07:39 PM)DavidSt Wrote:  
(04-04-2017 07:35 PM)jacksfan29 Wrote:  
(04-04-2017 01:41 PM)Chuck_A Wrote:  
(04-04-2017 01:35 PM)ken d Wrote:  Why does any one bid league want to get bigger? All that does is reduce each team's share of the tournament money, and probably increase travel issues a little.

The only reason they shouldn't all be at 8 is that then some of them would have to be no-bid leagues, since the major conferences aren't going to allow more than 32 autobids.

Obviously they figure if they get the "best" of the other "one bid" league, then possibly that'll add another bid to the expanding league. If the rpi and SOS are good, it just might work.

The best of a one bid league is Omaha or Denver? The Horizon going after Valpo and Oakland made sense. Both were very good basketball schools. Omaha and Denver? Not so much.

It seems not so many schools to pick from then? The D2 schools seem to be much better in basketball.

No they are not. Quit with that nonsense.
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(04-04-2017 07:48 PM)MissouriStateBears Wrote:  
(04-04-2017 07:39 PM)DavidSt Wrote:  
(04-04-2017 07:35 PM)jacksfan29 Wrote:  
(04-04-2017 01:41 PM)Chuck_A Wrote:  
(04-04-2017 01:35 PM)ken d Wrote:  Why does any one bid league want to get bigger? All that does is reduce each team's share of the tournament money, and probably increase travel issues a little.

The only reason they shouldn't all be at 8 is that then some of them would have to be no-bid leagues, since the major conferences aren't going to allow more than 32 autobids.

Obviously they figure if they get the "best" of the other "one bid" league, then possibly that'll add another bid to the expanding league. If the rpi and SOS are good, it just might work.

The best of a one bid league is Omaha or Denver? The Horizon going after Valpo and Oakland made sense. Both were very good basketball schools. Omaha and Denver? Not so much.

It seems not so many schools to pick from then? The D2 schools seem to be much better in basketball.

No they are not. Quit with that nonsense.


Why? We have D2 schools beat D1 schools in the tournaments in Hawaii and Alaska? We have D2 schools beat FCS schools in football. Even sights list D1 and D2 schools on how powerful they are in football and basketball. Several D2 schools are in the top 200 in men's basketball.
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(04-04-2017 06:35 PM)utpotts Wrote:  
(04-04-2017 01:31 PM)DavidSt Wrote:  Could a similar budget from a D2 school be interested making the jump? Could a Grand Valley State, Wayne State-Michigan, Saginaw Valley, Northern Michigan or a Michigan Tech be interested in making the jump? Horizon could be a fit for them with schools close by. Wisconsin-Parkside is D2 as well.

I am seeing D2 schools in the midwest and the plains could be actually be looked at to make the move.

Dear lord just stop.......... I'll put $20 down you have never been to any of these schools in Michigan and have no idea what they actually are.

Then you throw out Ashland and Ohio Dominican...... the level of stupid just keeps rising.

I like how he refers to one of my alma maters (Masters Degree) as Wayne State-Michigan. As opposed to Wayne State University or just Wayne State. Nobody on the planet (outside of people who don't know a single thing about the school but just read online that they exist) refers to it as Wayne State-Michigan.

All that said: Grand Valley State and Wayne State have been speculated as D1 move-ups before. I don't think it will happen, as both appear to be happy as relatively big fish in the small pond of D2. But both schools fit the profile of D1 institutions in many ways.
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(04-04-2017 08:33 PM)Nittany_Bearcat Wrote:  
(04-04-2017 06:35 PM)utpotts Wrote:  
(04-04-2017 01:31 PM)DavidSt Wrote:  Could a similar budget from a D2 school be interested making the jump? Could a Grand Valley State, Wayne State-Michigan, Saginaw Valley, Northern Michigan or a Michigan Tech be interested in making the jump? Horizon could be a fit for them with schools close by. Wisconsin-Parkside is D2 as well.

I am seeing D2 schools in the midwest and the plains could be actually be looked at to make the move.

Dear lord just stop.......... I'll put $20 down you have never been to any of these schools in Michigan and have no idea what they actually are.

Then you throw out Ashland and Ohio Dominican...... the level of stupid just keeps rising.

I like how he refers to one of my alma maters (Masters Degree) as Wayne State-Michigan. As opposed to Wayne State University or just Wayne State. Nobody on the planet (outside of people who don't know a single thing about the school but just read online that they exist) refers to it as Wayne State-Michigan.

All that said: Grand Valley State and Wayne State have been speculated as D1 move-ups before. I don't think it will happen, as both appear to be happy as relatively big fish in the small pond of D2. But both schools fit the profile of D1 institutions in many ways.

GVSU loves being in D2. They enjoy being a big fish in a small pond. They would need a lot of money to upgrade their arena and Lubbers Stadium.

The funniest thing is he brings up Ferris State and Northern Michigan. I don't think DavidSt has ever been to Big Rapids or Marquette.
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(04-04-2017 07:17 PM)Lord Stanley Wrote:  
(04-04-2017 06:35 PM)utpotts Wrote:  
(04-04-2017 01:31 PM)DavidSt Wrote:  Could a similar budget from a D2 school be interested making the jump? Could a Grand Valley State, Wayne State-Michigan, Saginaw Valley, Northern Michigan or a Michigan Tech be interested in making the jump? Horizon could be a fit for them with schools close by. Wisconsin-Parkside is D2 as well.

I am seeing D2 schools in the midwest and the plains could be actually be looked at to make the move.

Dear lord just stop.......... I'll put $20 down you have never been to any of these schools in Michigan and have no idea what they actually are.

Then you throw out Ashland and Ohio Dominican...... the level of stupid just keeps rising.

I'll raise you the idea that Illinois-Springfield or Concordia-St.Paul is going to "jump."

I'll see that raise and raise you Mount Union and Wisconsin-Whitewater.
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(04-04-2017 06:35 PM)utpotts Wrote:  
(04-04-2017 01:31 PM)DavidSt Wrote:  Could a similar budget from a D2 school be interested making the jump? Could a Grand Valley State, Wayne State-Michigan, Saginaw Valley, Northern Michigan or a Michigan Tech be interested in making the jump? Horizon could be a fit for them with schools close by. Wisconsin-Parkside is D2 as well.

I am seeing D2 schools in the midwest and the plains could be actually be looked at to make the move.

Dear lord just stop.......... I'll put $20 down you have never been to any of these schools in Michigan and have no idea what they actually are.

Then you throw out Ashland and Ohio Dominican...... the level of stupid just keeps rising.

I used to work for Lake Erie College--they are an academic and financial dumpster fire. Not D1 material.
04-04-2017 09:32 PM
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