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ASun Committed to Expansion
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Wow. This is the sort of thing I would have only expected to see on this board.

Also, I'm calling my shot right now. This is the beginning of the "New East Coast Conference" comprised of schools in the SunBelt and C-USA.
01-22-2020 06:17 PM
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What’s the point in doing this?
01-22-2020 06:36 PM
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(01-22-2020 06:36 PM)Curtisc83 Wrote:  What’s the point in doing this?

Looks to me like the goal is to effectively move Bellarmine, Liberty, and North Alabama to a new conference that would also include several schools that might not currently be in Division I.

The other 7 A-Sun schools would move into a new shell conference and change the name of that conference to A-Sun, with the current conference getting a new name. And they say they're going to get March Madness autobids for both conferences.
01-22-2020 06:52 PM
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(01-22-2020 06:17 PM)Blue_Trombone Wrote:  Wow. This is the sort of thing I would have only expected to see on this board.

Also, I'm calling my shot right now. This is the beginning of the "New East Coast Conference" comprised of schools in the SunBelt and C-USA.

I'm not alone.

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I seem to recall that Division I had capped the number of conferences for the basketball tourney at the current number of 32.

<edit-article says there are a minimum of 34 at large positions which would allow 2 more conferences since they expanded to 68>
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Essentially, the ASUN is kicking out Liberty, UNA, and Bellarmine.
01-22-2020 07:04 PM
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"The FAQ section below pertains to the specific steps on how the ASUN would collaborate with the CCSA (Coastal Collegiate Sports Association) to build a new multisport conference."
https://asunsports.org/general/2019-20/r...0122lh6utq

The current CCSA members...

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Campbell University
College of Charleston
Florida Atlantic University
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida International University
Florida State University
Gardner–Webb University
Georgia Southern University
Georgia State University
Howard University
University of the Incarnate Word
Liberty University
Louisiana State University
Mount St. Mary's University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
University of North Carolina at Asheville
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
University of North Florida
Old Dominion University
University of South Carolina
University of Southern Mississippi
Texas Christian Universisy
Tulane University

Future member: Bellarmine University

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coastal_Co...on#Members
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Such a scumbag move considering they just invited UNA, Liberty, & Bellarmine. I hope another league steals one of the 7 and foils the plan.
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Maybe it opens the door for another school to move FBS independent?

It's basically kicking liberty, una, and bellarmine out but giving us opportunities to keep competing for auto bids with this new conference.
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(01-22-2020 07:23 PM)IWokeUpLikeThis Wrote:  Such a scumbag move considering they just invited UNA, Liberty, & Bellarmine. I hope another league steals one of the 7 and foils the plan.

And LU has been crushing it in BBall. Maybe that’s why, sort of chanced the status quo of the ASUN when we came in.
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(01-22-2020 07:00 PM)bullet Wrote:  I seem to recall that Division I had capped the number of conferences for the basketball tourney at the current number of 32.

<edit-article says there are a minimum of 34 at large positions which would allow 2 more conferences since they expanded to 68>

Can UNA, Bellarmine, & Liberty invite 5 on their own to maintain their conference?

- Chicago St
- USI
- Valdosta St
- UWF
- UNG?
- UAH?
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(01-22-2020 07:28 PM)Curtisc83 Wrote:  
(01-22-2020 07:23 PM)IWokeUpLikeThis Wrote:  Such a scumbag move considering they just invited UNA, Liberty, & Bellarmine. I hope another league steals one of the 7 and foils the plan.

And LU has been crushing it in BBall. Maybe that’s why, sort of chanced the status quo of the ASUN when we came in.

I had the same thought. To pull a 180, they must be pissed Liberty and its $ is dominating BB.
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Well, now Boise State has a place to put their non-football sports! ;-)
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Does anyone have a link to the Dec 13 press release that they reference?
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(01-22-2020 07:40 PM)3BNole Wrote:  Does anyone have a link to the Dec 13 press release that they reference?

It's actually linked in the words "public statement", but it's hard to tell. Here it is:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jYT5...H7hvQ/edit
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(01-22-2020 07:04 PM)Yosef Himself Wrote:  Essentially, the ASUN is kicking out Liberty, UNA, and Bellarmine.

I'm not certain that is what they are doing just from reading this. They are talking about the 7 who have to stay to keep the autobid. The others are irrelevant to that. It says everyone is invited.
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(01-22-2020 07:42 PM)Inkblot Wrote:  
(01-22-2020 07:40 PM)3BNole Wrote:  Does anyone have a link to the Dec 13 press release that they reference?

It's actually linked in the words "public statement", but it's hard to tell. Here it is:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jYT5...H7hvQ/edit

Thanks! This is so odd and out of left field... I’m not even sure what to think about it.
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(01-22-2020 07:43 PM)bullet Wrote:  
(01-22-2020 07:04 PM)Yosef Himself Wrote:  Essentially, the ASUN is kicking out Liberty, UNA, and Bellarmine.

I'm not certain that is what they are doing just from reading this. They are talking about the 7 who have to stay to keep the autobid. The others are irrelevant to that. It says everyone is invited.

That is how I read it. The ASUN 7 are just those that have been members long enough to count as a "core"
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(01-22-2020 07:48 PM)dbackjon Wrote:  
(01-22-2020 07:43 PM)bullet Wrote:  
(01-22-2020 07:04 PM)Yosef Himself Wrote:  Essentially, the ASUN is kicking out Liberty, UNA, and Bellarmine.

I'm not certain that is what they are doing just from reading this. They are talking about the 7 who have to stay to keep the autobid. The others are irrelevant to that. It says everyone is invited.

That is how I read it. The ASUN 7 are just those that have been members long enough to count as a "core"
Those 7 would pull a Catholic 7 and leave the conference to the new schools.

In their new conference they would automatically get a NCAA tournament bid.

They would then buy the A Sun name, Like Catholic 7 did to Big East.
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