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RE: CAA History Lesson
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(02-11-2019 12:56 PM)TribePride91 Wrote:  I doubt the Tribe had a better option at the time, but I don't think they regret staying. The regret comes from missing the old rivalries with Richmond, VCU, ODU and George Mason. ODU has continued to play the Tribe in several sports and Mason returned for a home and home basketball series. VCU has absolutely refused to play the Tribe, but has played JMU I think. The "plan" would have been more stable than the current CAA. The problem with most smaller leagues including the CAA is that the football driven choices often adversely affect the other sports. Since the league only has W&M, JMU, Delaware, Elon and Towson that play in the CAA in all sports, it makes for a difficult juggling act. All of the non-football schools have been good partners to this point. But, the football portion is still a significant problem with Richmond, Stony Brook, New Hampshire, Villanova, Maine, Rhode Island, and Albany having different allegiances that the other 5 members. Plus, JMU and Delaware(At least their fan bases) seem eager to leave the conference for a low level G5 conference. Overall, the CAA has been a better conference in basketball and football than most people give them credit for. In football, it has been at worst, the 2nd best FCS conference. In basketball, the conference has had quality basketball for years with 2 teams reaching the final four and usually quality appearances in the NCAA.

When was the last quality CAA appearance in the NCAA tournament? Was it by a present member? How is CAA trending in men’s basketball by any metric?


Quality appearance or successful win? Obviously those can be different answers. The first being in 2016 and 2017 when UNCW had leads on Duke and UVA. The second is obviously VCU’s Final Four run nearly a decade ago now (geez that makes me feel old).


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If W&M had had halftime lead in opening round of tournament, I’d have had a tee shirt made, so I’ll concede that fans of a CAA team would construe this as a quality appearance. To some, covering the spread might be characterized as a quality appearance. Not sure many others would. Majority of CAA historical success arguably belongs to schools now in A-10, CUSA, and in case of Navy, even in the Patriot League.

Calling card of a conference ought to be more compelling than we used to have members who punched above their weight. Tomorrow’s history is being made today. How is CAA trending in men’s basketball by any metric? Looking forward, where is cause for optimism on part of commissioner and ADs? If trend is cause for concern, what is strategy to reverse?
Point well made. Not much evidence of vision on the part of conference leadership.
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RE: CAA History Lesson
(02-19-2019 02:44 AM)70shawk Wrote:  
(02-18-2019 07:56 PM)Florida tribe fan Wrote:  
(02-18-2019 06:54 PM)CG_Hawk06 Wrote:  
(02-18-2019 06:27 PM)Florida tribe fan Wrote:  
(02-11-2019 12:56 PM)TribePride91 Wrote:  I doubt the Tribe had a better option at the time, but I don't think they regret staying. The regret comes from missing the old rivalries with Richmond, VCU, ODU and George Mason. ODU has continued to play the Tribe in several sports and Mason returned for a home and home basketball series. VCU has absolutely refused to play the Tribe, but has played JMU I think. The "plan" would have been more stable than the current CAA. The problem with most smaller leagues including the CAA is that the football driven choices often adversely affect the other sports. Since the league only has W&M, JMU, Delaware, Elon and Towson that play in the CAA in all sports, it makes for a difficult juggling act. All of the non-football schools have been good partners to this point. But, the football portion is still a significant problem with Richmond, Stony Brook, New Hampshire, Villanova, Maine, Rhode Island, and Albany having different allegiances that the other 5 members. Plus, JMU and Delaware(At least their fan bases) seem eager to leave the conference for a low level G5 conference. Overall, the CAA has been a better conference in basketball and football than most people give them credit for. In football, it has been at worst, the 2nd best FCS conference. In basketball, the conference has had quality basketball for years with 2 teams reaching the final four and usually quality appearances in the NCAA.

When was the last quality CAA appearance in the NCAA tournament? Was it by a present member? How is CAA trending in men’s basketball by any metric?


Quality appearance or successful win? Obviously those can be different answers. The first being in 2016 and 2017 when UNCW had leads on Duke and UVA. The second is obviously VCU’s Final Four run nearly a decade ago now (geez that makes me feel old).


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If W&M had had halftime lead in opening round of tournament, I’d have had a tee shirt made, so I’ll concede that fans of a CAA team would construe this as a quality appearance. To some, covering the spread might be characterized as a quality appearance. Not sure many others would. Majority of CAA historical success arguably belongs to schools now in A-10, CUSA, and in case of Navy, even in the Patriot League.

Calling card of a conference ought to be more compelling than we used to have members who punched above their weight. Tomorrow’s history is being made today. How is CAA trending in men’s basketball by any metric? Looking forward, where is cause for optimism on part of commissioner and ADs? If trend is cause for concern, what is strategy to reverse?
Point well made. Not much evidence of vision on the part of conference leadership.

Agreed on all fronts. Point well made, but keep in mind the conferences realigning only made it tougher on the guys who werent invited. The gap between the haves and have-nots only widened. That is not just a CAA problem. Our leadership has certainly not dont anything to help the cause either, especially with a vision for getting visibility to the league.
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RE: CAA History Lesson
(02-19-2019 11:25 AM)dan10 Wrote:  
(02-19-2019 02:44 AM)70shawk Wrote:  
(02-18-2019 07:56 PM)Florida tribe fan Wrote:  
(02-18-2019 06:54 PM)CG_Hawk06 Wrote:  
(02-18-2019 06:27 PM)Florida tribe fan Wrote:  When was the last quality CAA appearance in the NCAA tournament? Was it by a present member? How is CAA trending in men’s basketball by any metric?


Quality appearance or successful win? Obviously those can be different answers. The first being in 2016 and 2017 when UNCW had leads on Duke and UVA. The second is obviously VCU’s Final Four run nearly a decade ago now (geez that makes me feel old).


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If W&M had had halftime lead in opening round of tournament, I’d have had a tee shirt made, so I’ll concede that fans of a CAA team would construe this as a quality appearance. To some, covering the spread might be characterized as a quality appearance. Not sure many others would. Majority of CAA historical success arguably belongs to schools now in A-10, CUSA, and in case of Navy, even in the Patriot League.

Calling card of a conference ought to be more compelling than we used to have members who punched above their weight. Tomorrow’s history is being made today. How is CAA trending in men’s basketball by any metric? Looking forward, where is cause for optimism on part of commissioner and ADs? If trend is cause for concern, what is strategy to reverse?
Point well made. Not much evidence of vision on the part of conference leadership.

Agreed on all fronts. Point well made, but keep in mind the conferences realigning only made it tougher on the guys who werent invited. The gap between the haves and have-nots only widened. That is not just a CAA problem. Our leadership has certainly not dont anything to help the cause either, especially with a vision for getting visibility to the league.

My biggest frustration with the CAA as is is that it doesnt make any sense.

The core geograpic 6 of Drexel, Delaware, Towson, William and Mary, JMU, and Elon actually make sense and the footprint isnt that bad.

The problems comes when you add in Hofstra, Northeastern, UNCW, and CoC. These 4 non football schools should not be in a conference together yet they are.

The CAA needs to pick a geographic direction and either Hofstra/Northeastern or UNCW/CoC need to find new homes.

At this point I think it would be best for all parties if UNCW and CoC joined the SoCon.

This would allow the CAA to add northern football schools like UNH, Albany, Stony Brook, Monmouth, etc without having to worry about keeping UNCW and Charleston happy.

I would love to know why the potential ESPN deal fell apart, but honestly I think the schools are too blame more than the conference. The schools would have had to upgrade their production to ESPN quality, which they may have not wanted to do. If you've ever watched an ESPN+ game versus a CAA.TV game their is generally a big difference in quality
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RE: CAA History Lesson
(02-19-2019 03:24 PM)solohawks Wrote:  
(02-19-2019 11:25 AM)dan10 Wrote:  
(02-19-2019 02:44 AM)70shawk Wrote:  
(02-18-2019 07:56 PM)Florida tribe fan Wrote:  
(02-18-2019 06:54 PM)CG_Hawk06 Wrote:  Quality appearance or successful win? Obviously those can be different answers. The first being in 2016 and 2017 when UNCW had leads on Duke and UVA. The second is obviously VCU’s Final Four run nearly a decade ago now (geez that makes me feel old).


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If W&M had had halftime lead in opening round of tournament, I’d have had a tee shirt made, so I’ll concede that fans of a CAA team would construe this as a quality appearance. To some, covering the spread might be characterized as a quality appearance. Not sure many others would. Majority of CAA historical success arguably belongs to schools now in A-10, CUSA, and in case of Navy, even in the Patriot League.

Calling card of a conference ought to be more compelling than we used to have members who punched above their weight. Tomorrow’s history is being made today. How is CAA trending in men’s basketball by any metric? Looking forward, where is cause for optimism on part of commissioner and ADs? If trend is cause for concern, what is strategy to reverse?
Point well made. Not much evidence of vision on the part of conference leadership.

Agreed on all fronts. Point well made, but keep in mind the conferences realigning only made it tougher on the guys who werent invited. The gap between the haves and have-nots only widened. That is not just a CAA problem. Our leadership has certainly not dont anything to help the cause either, especially with a vision for getting visibility to the league.

My biggest frustration with the CAA as is is that it doesnt make any sense.

The core geograpic 6 of Drexel, Delaware, Towson, William and Mary, JMU, and Elon actually make sense and the footprint isnt that bad.

The problems comes when you add in Hofstra, Northeastern, UNCW, and CoC. These 4 non football schools should not be in a conference together yet they are.

The CAA needs to pick a geographic direction and either Hofstra/Northeastern or UNCW/CoC need to find new homes.

At this point I think it would be best for all parties if UNCW and CoC joined the SoCon.

This would allow the CAA to add northern football schools like UNH, Albany, Stony Brook, Monmouth, etc without having to worry about keeping UNCW and Charleston happy.

I would love to know why the potential ESPN deal fell apart, but honestly I think the schools are too blame more than the conference. The schools would have had to upgrade their production to ESPN quality, which they may have not wanted to do. If you've ever watched an ESPN+ game versus a CAA.TV game their is generally a big difference in quality
interesting, I get the through process of geographic, but Elon is in the same vicinity as us!
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(02-19-2019 03:33 PM)Seahawkhoops Wrote:  
(02-19-2019 03:24 PM)solohawks Wrote:  
(02-19-2019 11:25 AM)dan10 Wrote:  
(02-19-2019 02:44 AM)70shawk Wrote:  
(02-18-2019 07:56 PM)Florida tribe fan Wrote:  If W&M had had halftime lead in opening round of tournament, I’d have had a tee shirt made, so I’ll concede that fans of a CAA team would construe this as a quality appearance. To some, covering the spread might be characterized as a quality appearance. Not sure many others would. Majority of CAA historical success arguably belongs to schools now in A-10, CUSA, and in case of Navy, even in the Patriot League.

Calling card of a conference ought to be more compelling than we used to have members who punched above their weight. Tomorrow’s history is being made today. How is CAA trending in men’s basketball by any metric? Looking forward, where is cause for optimism on part of commissioner and ADs? If trend is cause for concern, what is strategy to reverse?
Point well made. Not much evidence of vision on the part of conference leadership.

Agreed on all fronts. Point well made, but keep in mind the conferences realigning only made it tougher on the guys who werent invited. The gap between the haves and have-nots only widened. That is not just a CAA problem. Our leadership has certainly not dont anything to help the cause either, especially with a vision for getting visibility to the league.

My biggest frustration with the CAA as is is that it doesnt make any sense.

The core geograpic 6 of Drexel, Delaware, Towson, William and Mary, JMU, and Elon actually make sense and the footprint isnt that bad.

The problems comes when you add in Hofstra, Northeastern, UNCW, and CoC. These 4 non football schools should not be in a conference together yet they are.

The CAA needs to pick a geographic direction and either Hofstra/Northeastern or UNCW/CoC need to find new homes.

At this point I think it would be best for all parties if UNCW and CoC joined the SoCon.

This would allow the CAA to add northern football schools like UNH, Albany, Stony Brook, Monmouth, etc without having to worry about keeping UNCW and Charleston happy.

I would love to know why the potential ESPN deal fell apart, but honestly I think the schools are too blame more than the conference. The schools would have had to upgrade their production to ESPN quality, which they may have not wanted to do. If you've ever watched an ESPN+ game versus a CAA.TV game their is generally a big difference in quality
interesting, I get the through process of geographic, but Elon is in the same vicinity as us!

Football.


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(02-19-2019 03:24 PM)solohawks Wrote:  
(02-19-2019 11:25 AM)dan10 Wrote:  
(02-19-2019 02:44 AM)70shawk Wrote:  
(02-18-2019 07:56 PM)Florida tribe fan Wrote:  
(02-18-2019 06:54 PM)CG_Hawk06 Wrote:  Quality appearance or successful win? Obviously those can be different answers. The first being in 2016 and 2017 when UNCW had leads on Duke and UVA. The second is obviously VCU’s Final Four run nearly a decade ago now (geez that makes me feel old).


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If W&M had had halftime lead in opening round of tournament, I’d have had a tee shirt made, so I’ll concede that fans of a CAA team would construe this as a quality appearance. To some, covering the spread might be characterized as a quality appearance. Not sure many others would. Majority of CAA historical success arguably belongs to schools now in A-10, CUSA, and in case of Navy, even in the Patriot League.

Calling card of a conference ought to be more compelling than we used to have members who punched above their weight. Tomorrow’s history is being made today. How is CAA trending in men’s basketball by any metric? Looking forward, where is cause for optimism on part of commissioner and ADs? If trend is cause for concern, what is strategy to reverse?
Point well made. Not much evidence of vision on the part of conference leadership.

Agreed on all fronts. Point well made, but keep in mind the conferences realigning only made it tougher on the guys who werent invited. The gap between the haves and have-nots only widened. That is not just a CAA problem. Our leadership has certainly not dont anything to help the cause either, especially with a vision for getting visibility to the league.

My biggest frustration with the CAA as is is that it doesnt make any sense.

The core geograpic 6 of Drexel, Delaware, Towson, William and Mary, JMU, and Elon actually make sense and the footprint isnt that bad.

The problems comes when you add in Hofstra, Northeastern, UNCW, and CoC. These 4 non football schools should not be in a conference together yet they are.

The CAA needs to pick a geographic direction and either Hofstra/Northeastern or UNCW/CoC need to find new homes.

At this point I think it would be best for all parties if UNCW and CoC joined the SoCon.

This would allow the CAA to add northern football schools like UNH, Albany, Stony Brook, Monmouth, etc without having to worry about keeping UNCW and Charleston happy.

I would love to know why the potential ESPN deal fell apart, but honestly I think the schools are too blame more than the conference. The schools would have had to upgrade their production to ESPN quality, which they may have not wanted to do. If you've ever watched an ESPN+ game versus a CAA.TV game their is generally a big difference in quality

When the CAA was a strong basketball conference and regularly getting multiple bids, I was always dead set against a move to the SoCon. Since the CAA has shriveled into a one-bid “meh” league I now wouldn’t have any issue with the move.


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(02-19-2019 04:52 PM)CG_Hawk06 Wrote:  When the CAA was a strong basketball conference and regularly getting multiple bids, I was always dead set against a move to the SoCon. Since the CAA has shriveled into a one-bid “meh” league I now wouldn’t have any issue with the move.

100 %. Reduce our travel costs and still play a decent basketball slate. It would be a slight downgrade for Baseball but if we can bring Charleston with us, it would do just fine there.
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(02-19-2019 05:00 PM)Seahawk Nation 08 Wrote:  
(02-19-2019 04:52 PM)CG_Hawk06 Wrote:  When the CAA was a strong basketball conference and regularly getting multiple bids, I was always dead set against a move to the SoCon. Since the CAA has shriveled into a one-bid “meh” league I now wouldn’t have any issue with the move.

100 %. Reduce our travel costs and still play a decent basketball slate. It would be a slight downgrade for Baseball but if we can bring Charleston with us, it would do just fine there.

Yeah, I guess that would be my stipulation as well. Charleston is a good school and a great natural fit for an in conference rival.


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(02-19-2019 04:52 PM)CG_Hawk06 Wrote:  When the CAA was a strong basketball conference and regularly getting multiple bids, I was always dead set against a move to the SoCon. Since the CAA has shriveled into a one-bid “meh” league I now wouldn’t have any issue with the move.


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Thats where im at too.

If we were in the SoCon with Charleston our farthest trip would be to Samford in Alabama and Mercer near Atlanta.

It just makes more sense
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(02-19-2019 07:32 PM)solohawks Wrote:  Thats where im at too.

If we were in the SoCon with Charleston our farthest trip would be to Samford in Alabama and Mercer near Atlanta.

It just makes more sense

And that's only an 8.5 hour ride. Compare that to multiple rides/flights to Boston, Long Island, Philly and Delaware and its just no contest.
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(02-19-2019 07:36 PM)Seahawk Nation 08 Wrote:  
(02-19-2019 07:32 PM)solohawks Wrote:  Thats where im at too.

If we were in the SoCon with Charleston our farthest trip would be to Samford in Alabama and Mercer near Atlanta.

It just makes more sense

And that's only an 8.5 hour ride. Compare that to multiple rides/flights to Boston, Long Island, Philly and Delaware and its just no contest.

SN08, you are kind of plugged in...has this thought crossed the mind of anyone besides us message board nobodies?
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(02-19-2019 04:49 PM)CG_Hawk06 Wrote:  
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(02-19-2019 03:24 PM)solohawks Wrote:  
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(02-19-2019 02:44 AM)70shawk Wrote:  Point well made. Not much evidence of vision on the part of conference leadership.

Agreed on all fronts. Point well made, but keep in mind the conferences realigning only made it tougher on the guys who werent invited. The gap between the haves and have-nots only widened. That is not just a CAA problem. Our leadership has certainly not dont anything to help the cause either, especially with a vision for getting visibility to the league.

My biggest frustration with the CAA as is is that it doesnt make any sense.

The core geograpic 6 of Drexel, Delaware, Towson, William and Mary, JMU, and Elon actually make sense and the footprint isnt that bad.

The problems comes when you add in Hofstra, Northeastern, UNCW, and CoC. These 4 non football schools should not be in a conference together yet they are.

The CAA needs to pick a geographic direction and either Hofstra/Northeastern or UNCW/CoC need to find new homes.

At this point I think it would be best for all parties if UNCW and CoC joined the SoCon.

This would allow the CAA to add northern football schools like UNH, Albany, Stony Brook, Monmouth, etc without having to worry about keeping UNCW and Charleston happy.

I would love to know why the potential ESPN deal fell apart, but honestly I think the schools are too blame more than the conference. The schools would have had to upgrade their production to ESPN quality, which they may have not wanted to do. If you've ever watched an ESPN+ game versus a CAA.TV game their is generally a big difference in quality
interesting, I get the through process of geographic, but Elon is in the same vicinity as us!

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Correct sir, I always forget they actually have football


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(02-19-2019 08:52 PM)Seahawkhoops Wrote:  
(02-19-2019 04:49 PM)CG_Hawk06 Wrote:  
(02-19-2019 03:33 PM)Seahawkhoops Wrote:  
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(02-19-2019 11:25 AM)dan10 Wrote:  Agreed on all fronts. Point well made, but keep in mind the conferences realigning only made it tougher on the guys who werent invited. The gap between the haves and have-nots only widened. That is not just a CAA problem. Our leadership has certainly not dont anything to help the cause either, especially with a vision for getting visibility to the league.

My biggest frustration with the CAA as is is that it doesnt make any sense.

The core geograpic 6 of Drexel, Delaware, Towson, William and Mary, JMU, and Elon actually make sense and the footprint isnt that bad.

The problems comes when you add in Hofstra, Northeastern, UNCW, and CoC. These 4 non football schools should not be in a conference together yet they are.

The CAA needs to pick a geographic direction and either Hofstra/Northeastern or UNCW/CoC need to find new homes.

At this point I think it would be best for all parties if UNCW and CoC joined the SoCon.

This would allow the CAA to add northern football schools like UNH, Albany, Stony Brook, Monmouth, etc without having to worry about keeping UNCW and Charleston happy.

I would love to know why the potential ESPN deal fell apart, but honestly I think the schools are too blame more than the conference. The schools would have had to upgrade their production to ESPN quality, which they may have not wanted to do. If you've ever watched an ESPN+ game versus a CAA.TV game their is generally a big difference in quality
interesting, I get the through process of geographic, but Elon is in the same vicinity as us!

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The SoCon is hot this year. Analysts are projecting the league will receive 2 bids to the NCAA Tournament if Wofford finishes the regular season undefeated, but loses in the the Tournament. They might scoff at schools trying to join their league when so many have left in the last 5-6 years.

One positive attribute of the SoCon is having 10 members. That allows them to play a round robin, as the CAA does. If the conference adds 2 members, 22 conference games is too many.

The Southern includes Chattanooga and East Tennessee. Those are long trips from Wilmington, as far as Mercer.

Charleston said ugly things about the SoCon when they left after the 2013 season. How long is the SoCon's memory?

Adding Charleston would give the conference an alternative to holding its tournament in Asheville every year. The SoCon drew decent crowds in North Charleston in the early and mid '00s.
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Another pro of the SoCon is the Ashville tournament!

Gotta think UNCW faithful would easily make that trip
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(02-20-2019 12:09 AM)solohawks Wrote:  Another pro of the SoCon is the Ashville tournament!

Gotta think UNCW faithful would easily make that trip

Isn't Charleston closer?
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(02-20-2019 12:09 AM)solohawks Wrote:  Another pro of the SoCon is the Ashville tournament!

Gotta think UNCW faithful would easily make that trip

Isn't Charleston closer?

Yep, and it's also being abandoned by the CAA for the glorious Washington DC
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(02-20-2019 12:09 AM)solohawks Wrote:  Another pro of the SoCon is the Ashville tournament!

Gotta think UNCW faithful would easily make that trip

Isn't Charleston closer?

Yep, and it's also being abandoned by the CAA for the glorious Washington DC

Yeah, that's silly. No one wants to go to DC in March.
DC and Asheville both take roughly the same time though to commute form Wilmington. 5 1/2 hours
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(02-20-2019 09:52 AM)solohawks Wrote:  Yep, and it's also being abandoned by the CAA for the glorious Washington DC

I do not believe it is being abandoned as much as they are going to rotate it every few years. I think the days of it going to a single location and staying there are gone. Baltimore did not seem to draw well, so I can't imagine DC in their new tiny arena will either. Though with capacity at 4200 you would hope it sells out. My guess is that if it is reasonably attended it will bounce between North Charleston and DC. To be honest I think it would be smart to act like one of the smaller conferences, since that is what we draw nowadays. Host the first couple of rounds at higher seeds home courts and have the semi and finals at the neutral location (or possibly top seeds home whether they qualify or not). Semis and Finals should be on the weekend, play-in and quarter finals can be whenever. It does not have to be 4 straight days. But without large traveling fan bases, having a 4 days tournament anywhere seems unrealistic at this point.
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(02-20-2019 09:55 AM)Seahawkhoops Wrote:  
(02-20-2019 09:52 AM)solohawks Wrote:  
(02-20-2019 09:05 AM)Seahawkhoops Wrote:  
(02-20-2019 12:09 AM)solohawks Wrote:  Another pro of the SoCon is the Ashville tournament!

Gotta think UNCW faithful would easily make that trip

Isn't Charleston closer?

Yep, and it's also being abandoned by the CAA for the glorious Washington DC

Yeah, that's silly. No one wants to go to DC in March.
DC and Asheville both take roughly the same time though to commute form Wilmington. 5 1/2 hours

but one is a fairly straight shot with little to no traffic while the other involves traffic from hell once you get past Richmond
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(02-20-2019 10:15 AM)dan10 Wrote:  
(02-20-2019 09:52 AM)solohawks Wrote:  Yep, and it's also being abandoned by the CAA for the glorious Washington DC

I do not believe it is being abandoned as much as they are going to rotate it every few years. I think the days of it going to a single location and staying there are gone. Baltimore did not seem to draw well, so I can't imagine DC in their new tiny arena will either. Though with capacity at 4200 you would hope it sells out. My guess is that if it is reasonably attended it will bounce between North Charleston and DC. To be honest I think it would be smart to act like one of the smaller conferences, since that is what we draw nowadays. Host the first couple of rounds at higher seeds home courts and have the semi and finals at the neutral location (or possibly top seeds home whether they qualify or not). Semis and Finals should be on the weekend, play-in and quarter finals can be whenever. It does not have to be 4 straight days. But without large traveling fan bases, having a 4 days tournament anywhere seems unrealistic at this point.

Agree.

No need to bring 10 teams from Boston to Charleston together in a single location.

However, campus sites would be just as difficult without divisions. Flying to Boston for a one off game on short notice would be just as expensive.

Therefore circling back to the main point a 1 bid, round robin league from Charleston to Boston is dumb and unsustainable.
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