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RE: UConn to BE ?
Saw this post on the Conference Realigment Board, apparently Aresco is now on record saying Buffalo is a no...

(07-09-2019 07:58 AM)Kit-Cat Wrote:  
Quote:At first glance, UB would appear to be a fit for the AAC. It is an Association of American Universities school (one of 62 top research universities in the United States and Canada) with an enrollment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students that’s located in the northeast. The success of its men’s and women’s basketball teams has elevated its brand, and the football program had its most successful season in 2018.

When asked hypothetically if UB would be a candidate for the AAC, Aresco declined to address the question directly.

“Buffalo is a great school that’s achieved great things in football and basketball, and they’ve produced some great athletic directors in Warde Manuel, Danny White and Mark Alnutt,” Aresco told the News last week. “But the last thing I want to do is put a bullseye on Buffalo and upset (MAC commissioner) Jon Steinbrecher.”

https://buffalonews.com/2019/07/08/ub-bu...news-2019/
 
07-09-2019 09:13 AM
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RE: UConn to BE ?
I read that as nearly the opposite. He didn't want to single them out as the main candidate, if expansion is to occur.

(07-09-2019 09:13 AM)CliftonAve Wrote:  Saw this post on the Conference Realigment Board, apparently Aresco is now on record saying Buffalo is a no...

(07-09-2019 07:58 AM)Kit-Cat Wrote:  
Quote:At first glance, UB would appear to be a fit for the AAC. It is an Association of American Universities school (one of 62 top research universities in the United States and Canada) with an enrollment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students that’s located in the northeast. The success of its men’s and women’s basketball teams has elevated its brand, and the football program had its most successful season in 2018.

When asked hypothetically if UB would be a candidate for the AAC, Aresco declined to address the question directly.

“Buffalo is a great school that’s achieved great things in football and basketball, and they’ve produced some great athletic directors in Warde Manuel, Danny White and Mark Alnutt,” Aresco told the News last week. “But the last thing I want to do is put a bullseye on Buffalo and upset (MAC commissioner) Jon Steinbrecher.”

https://buffalonews.com/2019/07/08/ub-bu...news-2019/
 
07-09-2019 09:26 AM
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RE: UConn to BE ?
Possibly.. but I interpret it as saying we are adding nobody unless its BYU or Army.
 
07-09-2019 09:30 AM
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