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RE: Conference Realignment for D1, D2, D3, NAIA, and USCAA 2019 and Beyond
Added Purdue-Fort Wayne, Chicago State and Ohio-Midwestern University.
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Texas A&M-San Antonio to Officially Launch Intercollegiate Sports in 2020

Joining the NAIA and the Red River Conference. Initially Soccer, softball and golf, basketball to be added when rec center is completed in 2022.

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/san-ant...ts-in-2020
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RE: Conference Realignment for D1, D2, D3, NAIA, and USCAA 2019 and Beyond
(08-09-2019 01:23 PM)teamvsn Wrote:  Texas A&M-San Antonio to Officially Launch Intercollegiate Sports in 2020

Joining the NAIA and the Red River Conference. Initially Soccer, softball and golf, basketball to be added when rec center is completed in 2022.

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/san-ant...ts-in-2020

Sweet! I was wondering when they would start athletics there. Good NAIA conference to start with.
They in process of building for 25k+ enrollment so I doubt they will be in the NAIA for long. Good D1 candidate in 15 years....unless there is a break in the NCAA.
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RE: Conference Realignment for D1, D2, D3, NAIA, and USCAA 2019 and Beyond
(08-09-2019 02:01 PM)MWC Tex Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 01:23 PM)teamvsn Wrote:  Texas A&M-San Antonio to Officially Launch Intercollegiate Sports in 2020

Joining the NAIA and the Red River Conference. Initially Soccer, softball and golf, basketball to be added when rec center is completed in 2022.

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/san-ant...ts-in-2020

Sweet! I was wondering when they would start athletics there. Good NAIA conference to start with.
They in process of building for 25k+ enrollment so I doubt they will be in the NAIA for long. Good D1 candidate in 15 years....unless there is a break in the NCAA.


Texas A&M- Central is now on the clock. They only have men and women's rugby, but they had plans on going D1 including a possible FBS in the future.
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RE: Conference Realignment for D1, D2, D3, NAIA, and USCAA 2019 and Beyond
(08-09-2019 03:26 PM)DavidSt Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 02:01 PM)MWC Tex Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 01:23 PM)teamvsn Wrote:  Texas A&M-San Antonio to Officially Launch Intercollegiate Sports in 2020

Joining the NAIA and the Red River Conference. Initially Soccer, softball and golf, basketball to be added when rec center is completed in 2022.

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/san-ant...ts-in-2020

Sweet! I was wondering when they would start athletics there. Good NAIA conference to start with.
They in process of building for 25k+ enrollment so I doubt they will be in the NAIA for long. Good D1 candidate in 15 years....unless there is a break in the NCAA.


Texas A&M- Central is now on the clock. They only have men and women's rugby, but they had plans on going D1 including a possible FBS in the future.
Speaking as someone that was formerly stationed at Fort Hood during the UCT days when the discussion of transitioning to a public university was going on, it's gonna be awhile. First they need to add lower division students. Then they need to become more than the defacto night school for Fort Hood. The student body won't be as interested in the traditional college experience than you would see in a traditional setting like Mary Hardin-Baylor on the other side of Bell County.
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RE: Conference Realignment for D1, D2, D3, NAIA, and USCAA 2019 and Beyond
(08-09-2019 06:13 PM)whittx Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 03:26 PM)DavidSt Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 02:01 PM)MWC Tex Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 01:23 PM)teamvsn Wrote:  Texas A&M-San Antonio to Officially Launch Intercollegiate Sports in 2020

Joining the NAIA and the Red River Conference. Initially Soccer, softball and golf, basketball to be added when rec center is completed in 2022.

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/san-ant...ts-in-2020

Sweet! I was wondering when they would start athletics there. Good NAIA conference to start with.
They in process of building for 25k+ enrollment so I doubt they will be in the NAIA for long. Good D1 candidate in 15 years....unless there is a break in the NCAA.


Texas A&M- Central is now on the clock. They only have men and women's rugby, but they had plans on going D1 including a possible FBS in the future.
Speaking as someone that was formerly stationed at Fort Hood during the UCT days when the discussion of transitioning to a public university was going on, it's gonna be awhile. First they need to add lower division students. Then they need to become more than the defacto night school for Fort Hood. The student body won't be as interested in the traditional college experience than you would see in a traditional setting like Mary Hardin-Baylor on the other side of Bell County.

(assuming you are addressing the Texas A&M- Central comment)

The NAIA doesn't require lower division students. Certainly they would want some so that they could build a program, but that would be a good way of seeding the underclassmen population, with athletes. And having an athletics program with underclassmen would help in establishing a traditional collegiate (non-night school) culture. So it could all happen at the same time and even be helpful in doing so.
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RE: Conference Realignment for D1, D2, D3, NAIA, and USCAA 2019 and Beyond
(08-09-2019 06:26 PM)teamvsn Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 06:13 PM)whittx Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 03:26 PM)DavidSt Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 02:01 PM)MWC Tex Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 01:23 PM)teamvsn Wrote:  Texas A&M-San Antonio to Officially Launch Intercollegiate Sports in 2020

Joining the NAIA and the Red River Conference. Initially Soccer, softball and golf, basketball to be added when rec center is completed in 2022.

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/san-ant...ts-in-2020

Sweet! I was wondering when they would start athletics there. Good NAIA conference to start with.
They in process of building for 25k+ enrollment so I doubt they will be in the NAIA for long. Good D1 candidate in 15 years....unless there is a break in the NCAA.


Texas A&M- Central is now on the clock. They only have men and women's rugby, but they had plans on going D1 including a possible FBS in the future.
Speaking as someone that was formerly stationed at Fort Hood during the UCT days when the discussion of transitioning to a public university was going on, it's gonna be awhile. First they need to add lower division students. Then they need to become more than the defacto night school for Fort Hood. The student body won't be as interested in the traditional college experience than you would see in a traditional setting like Mary Hardin-Baylor on the other side of Bell County.

(assuming you are addressing the Texas A&M- Central comment)

The NAIA doesn't require lower division students. Certainly they would want some so that they could build a program, but that would be a good way of seeding the underclassmen population, with athletes. And having an athletics program with underclassmen would help in establishing a traditional collegiate (non-night school) culture. So it could all happen at the same time and even be helpful in doing so.

I believe he's referencing the FBS comment. Yes, football is big in Texas but it does have its limits. TAMU-Central is halfway between UTexas and Baylor and a total of 11 FBS schools (including non-fb UTA) within 3 hours of the school. Not to mention all the FCS schools in the area. If TAMU-Central does add athletics, their ceiling would be D2. That ceiling also applies to TAMU-SA with a FBS and a FCS school already in town. If either one was to make it to FBS, we will not see it.
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(08-09-2019 09:29 PM)AZcats Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 06:26 PM)teamvsn Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 06:13 PM)whittx Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 03:26 PM)DavidSt Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 02:01 PM)MWC Tex Wrote:  Sweet! I was wondering when they would start athletics there. Good NAIA conference to start with.
They in process of building for 25k+ enrollment so I doubt they will be in the NAIA for long. Good D1 candidate in 15 years....unless there is a break in the NCAA.


Texas A&M- Central is now on the clock. They only have men and women's rugby, but they had plans on going D1 including a possible FBS in the future.
Speaking as someone that was formerly stationed at Fort Hood during the UCT days when the discussion of transitioning to a public university was going on, it's gonna be awhile. First they need to add lower division students. Then they need to become more than the defacto night school for Fort Hood. The student body won't be as interested in the traditional college experience than you would see in a traditional setting like Mary Hardin-Baylor on the other side of Bell County.

(assuming you are addressing the Texas A&M- Central comment)

The NAIA doesn't require lower division students. Certainly they would want some so that they could build a program, but that would be a good way of seeding the underclassmen population, with athletes. And having an athletics program with underclassmen would help in establishing a traditional collegiate (non-night school) culture. So it could all happen at the same time and even be helpful in doing so.

I believe he's referencing the FBS comment. Yes, football is big in Texas but it does have its limits. TAMU-Central is halfway between UTexas and Baylor and a total of 11 FBS schools (including non-fb UTA) within 3 hours of the school. Not to mention all the FCS schools in the area. If TAMU-Central does add athletics, their ceiling would be D2. That ceiling also applies to TAMU-SA with a FBS and a FCS school already in town. If either one was to make it to FBS, we will not see it.

I was addressing both. I have seen the renderings of the TAMU-CT campus. There would need to be a ton of fundraising to make the facilities realistic. I don't see them having that capacity anytime soon, particularly with so much of the Killeen population being overly transient due to Fort Hood.
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University of New Haven Looking To Join D1


Could they get an invite? The lower tier conferences should look into to be mega conferences with schools in their footprints to cut travel costs and in case the P5 basketball schools do not want to play them.
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(09-06-2019 01:25 AM)DavidSt Wrote:  University of New Haven Looking To Join D1


Could they get an invite? The lower tier conferences should look into to be mega conferences with schools in their footprints to cut travel costs and in case the P5 basketball schools do not want to play them.

Probably NEC since they have football.
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