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RE: CAA, A-10, and Big East discussing possible scheduling alliance in 'Secondary' Sports
In today’s RTD, in a Teel column, Huge is quoted as talking with other AD’s in Virginia about non-con scheduling (specific sports not identified). Also, doing day trips instead of hotels the night before (again, not sport specific).

Also, Teel and Todd Turner think conference realignment is “the finish line”, but that is the topic for another day.

An opportunity is going to be presented to W&M athletics, IMO ... will we take advantage?
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RE: CAA, A-10, and Big East discussing possible scheduling alliance in 'Secondary' Sports
(05-10-2020 10:43 AM)nj alum Wrote:  In today’s RTD, in a Teel column, Huge is quoted as talking with other AD’s in Virginia about non-con scheduling (specific sports not identified). Also, doing day trips instead of hotels the night before (again, not sport specific).

Also, Teel and Todd Turner think conference realignment is “the finish line”, but that is the topic for another day.

An opportunity is going to be presented to W&M athletics, IMO ... will we take advantage?

I'm hopeful that we will. For all her flaws, I do think Huge would aggressively pursue any sort of opportunity to advance the profile of W&M.
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RE: CAA, A-10, and Big East discussing possible scheduling alliance in 'Secondary' Sports
(05-10-2020 12:03 PM)zablenoise Wrote:  
(05-10-2020 10:43 AM)nj alum Wrote:  In today’s RTD, in a Teel column, Huge is quoted as talking with other AD’s in Virginia about non-con scheduling (specific sports not identified). Also, doing day trips instead of hotels the night before (again, not sport specific).

Also, Teel and Todd Turner think conference realignment is “the finish line”, but that is the topic for another day.

An opportunity is going to be presented to W&M athletics, IMO ... will we take advantage?

I'm hopeful that we will. For all her flaws, I do think Huge would aggressively pursue any sort of opportunity to advance the profile of W&M.

And herself!!
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RE: CAA, A-10, and Big East discussing possible scheduling alliance in 'Secondary' Sports
(05-10-2020 10:43 AM)nj alum Wrote:  In today’s RTD, in a Teel column, Huge is quoted as talking with other AD’s in Virginia about non-con scheduling (specific sports not identified). Also, doing day trips instead of hotels the night before (again, not sport specific).

Also, Teel and Todd Turner think conference realignment is “the finish line”, but that is the topic for another day.

An opportunity is going to be presented to W&M athletics, IMO ... will we take advantage?

https://www.roanoke.com/david-teel-as-co...81213.html

Most baffling part of the article to me:
"Different times also will dictate conferences as far-flung as the ACC, CAA, A-10 and ODU’s Conference USA scheduling more economically and regionally for league competition. In turn, that could mean fewer conference games and tournaments."

It's an admission that members of these conferences can't afford to schedule games with other members of their own leagues. What's the point of membership?
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RE: CAA, A-10, and Big East discussing possible scheduling alliance in 'Secondary' Sports
(05-11-2020 11:56 AM)Florida tribe fan Wrote:  
(05-10-2020 10:43 AM)nj alum Wrote:  In today’s RTD, in a Teel column, Huge is quoted as talking with other AD’s in Virginia about non-con scheduling (specific sports not identified). Also, doing day trips instead of hotels the night before (again, not sport specific).

Also, Teel and Todd Turner think conference realignment is “the finish line”, but that is the topic for another day.

An opportunity is going to be presented to W&M athletics, IMO ... will we take advantage?

https://www.roanoke.com/david-teel-as-co...81213.html

Most baffling part of the article to me:
"Different times also will dictate conferences as far-flung as the ACC, CAA, A-10 and ODU’s Conference USA scheduling more economically and regionally for league competition. In turn, that could mean fewer conference games and tournaments."

It's an admission that members of these conferences can't afford to schedule games with other members of their own leagues. What's the point of membership?

Tuesday night football games on ESPN 4
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RE: CAA, A-10, and Big East discussing possible scheduling alliance in 'Secondary' Sports
(05-11-2020 02:01 PM)Sitting bull Wrote:  
(05-11-2020 11:56 AM)Florida tribe fan Wrote:  
(05-10-2020 10:43 AM)nj alum Wrote:  In today’s RTD, in a Teel column, Huge is quoted as talking with other AD’s in Virginia about non-con scheduling (specific sports not identified). Also, doing day trips instead of hotels the night before (again, not sport specific).

Also, Teel and Todd Turner think conference realignment is “the finish line”, but that is the topic for another day.

An opportunity is going to be presented to W&M athletics, IMO ... will we take advantage?

https://www.roanoke.com/david-teel-as-co...81213.html

Most baffling part of the article to me:
"Different times also will dictate conferences as far-flung as the ACC, CAA, A-10 and ODU’s Conference USA scheduling more economically and regionally for league competition. In turn, that could mean fewer conference games and tournaments."

It's an admission that members of these conferences can't afford to schedule games with other members of their own leagues. What's the point of membership?

Tuesday night football games on ESPN 4

https://www.roanoke.com/teel-virginias-d...2ef96.html

Looks to be follow-on to earlier article...
"The NCAA men’s basketball tournament awards automatic bids to 32 conference champions, and heaven knows many of them need to be realigned. Consider the commonwealth, where 14 Division I schools compete in eight leagues."

Somewhat discouraging that W&M receives no mention whatsoever except as being one of the 14 schools referenced in quote above.
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RE: CAA, A-10, and Big East discussing possible scheduling alliance in 'Secondary' Sports
(05-11-2020 02:01 PM)Sitting bull Wrote:  
(05-11-2020 11:56 AM)Florida tribe fan Wrote:  
(05-10-2020 10:43 AM)nj alum Wrote:  In today’s RTD, in a Teel column, Huge is quoted as talking with other AD’s in Virginia about non-con scheduling (specific sports not identified). Also, doing day trips instead of hotels the night before (again, not sport specific).

Also, Teel and Todd Turner think conference realignment is “the finish line”, but that is the topic for another day.

An opportunity is going to be presented to W&M athletics, IMO ... will we take advantage?

https://www.roanoke.com/david-teel-as-co...81213.html

Most baffling part of the article to me:
"Different times also will dictate conferences as far-flung as the ACC, CAA, A-10 and ODU’s Conference USA scheduling more economically and regionally for league competition. In turn, that could mean fewer conference games and tournaments."

It's an admission that members of these conferences can't afford to schedule games with other members of their own leagues. What's the point of membership?

Tuesday night football games on ESPN 4

https://www.soccerwire.com/news/atlantic...s-fall/soc

Cost cutting plan for A10 soccer. What are the odds it persists beyond 20-21?
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RE: CAA, A-10, and Big East discussing possible scheduling alliance in 'Secondary' Sports
I'm waiting to see what happens with college FB. It will tell me a lot about our country and what we deem to be important. We are already within 90 days of preseason practice, and places like California still have shelter in place orders. Colleges have yet to announce opening for the most part. What's better than putting 105,000 people in a stadium for a Tennessee or Michigan game. Seems far fetched as we sit today about 100 days since the first games with almost no airplanes flying.
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WMTribe90 Wrote:
Tribal Wrote:App State cuts men's soccer, men's tennis and men's indoor track

And, UConn, a flagship school, once proud mbb program, and former CAA fb member, is in a whole heap of trouble.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.si.com/...ports-cuts

According to media reports, the University of Connecticut is laying the groundwork to eliminate multiple sports next month. Also, talk about going back to FCS ball. Poor Randy Edsall.

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The attempt at big-time football never made sense at UConn to begin with. The recruiting footprint is small and shallow. The home stadium is in Hartford, 30 miles from the Storrs campus, a lousy arrangement. The demise of the Big East left the Huskies as the northernmost outpost in the geographically absurd AAC.


The above gets right to the heart of the matter. No doubt there was some administrative malpractice, but UConn was simply a poor FBS candidate to begin with. Is it really the AD’s fault there were no quality candidates lining up for the job based on what they were offering in pay. Coaches aren’t stupid and knew what they would be taking on.

But UConn kept throwing money at the problems, kept clinging to the ego trip. Even as the school was moving back to the Big East and essentially bailing on football, there were splashy announcements last summer touting a revamped weight room and new locker room.

A vocal minority was panicked during the last round of conference realignment that saw UMass, ODU, Liberty and the likes jump up to FBS and “leave us behind". The wisdom of sticking to the core mission (cranking out quality student athletes and providing a good collegiate athletic experience) is born out in the current situation. Blowing the budget and ignoring the entrenched obstacles to success at the FBS level to keep up the Jones’ in the short-term would’ve been a disaster. How many sports would be on the chopping block at WM if we had followed ODU to greatness?

If UConn moves back to FCS it likely gives cover for UMass to do the same.

Because W&M has generally run a sustainable athletics department (Shaver firing and buyout aside), we are in a position to improve our position relative to our peers in all sports. If the last round of conference alignment was aspirational, the next round will be fueled by pragmatism.

New CAA Football
WM
UR
JMU
Elon
UD
ODU
Towson
ECU
Villanova

New Yankee Conference
UMass
UConn
UNH
Maine
Stony Brook
URI
Albany
Robert Morris
Duquesne

That new CAA conference would be entirely a bus league that would be better than a few current FBS conference on day 1. How Huge navigates the pandemic fallout will be her legacy at WM.

Just felt like all this made more sense in this thread. Also, sometimes I got a little sense of dread anytime there was a new post on the thread this came from.

Update: put the bolding back in as requested.
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Thanks to Tribal for shortening the thread name, too. :)
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(05-27-2020 05:11 PM)TribeInTheBurg Wrote:  
WMTribe90 Wrote:
Tribal Wrote:App State cuts men's soccer, men's tennis and men's indoor track

And, UConn, a flagship school, once proud mbb program, and former CAA fb member, is in a whole heap of trouble.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.si.com/...ports-cuts

According to media reports, the University of Connecticut is laying the groundwork to eliminate multiple sports next month. Also, talk about going back to FCS ball. Poor Randy Edsall.

Sent from my SM-N970U using Tapatalk

The attempt at big-time football never made sense at UConn to begin with. The recruiting footprint is small and shallow. The home stadium is in Hartford, 30 miles from the Storrs campus, a lousy arrangement. The demise of the Big East left the Huskies as the northernmost outpost in the geographically absurd AAC.


The above gets right to the heart of the matter. No doubt there was some administrative malpractice, but UConn was simply a poor FBS candidate to begin with. Is it really the AD’s fault there were no quality candidates lining up for the job based on what they were offering in pay. Coaches aren’t stupid and knew what they would be taking on.

But UConn kept throwing money at the problems, kept clinging to the ego trip. Even as the school was moving back to the Big East and essentially bailing on football, there were splashy announcements last summer touting a revamped weight room and new locker room.

A vocal minority was panicked during the last round of conference realignment that saw UMass, ODU, Liberty and the likes jump up to FBS and “leave us behind". The wisdom of sticking to the core mission (cranking out quality student athletes and providing a good collegiate athletic experience) is born out in the current situation. Blowing the budget and ignoring the entrenched obstacles to success at the FBS level to keep up the Jones’ in the short-term would’ve been a disaster. How many sports would be on the chopping block at WM if we had followed ODU to greatness?

If UConn moves back to FCS it likely gives cover for UMass to do the same.

Because W&M has generally run a sustainable athletics department (Shaver firing and buyout aside), we are in a position to improve our position relative to our peers in all sports. If the last round of conference alignment was aspirational, the next round will be fueled by pragmatism.

New CAA Football
WM
UR
JMU
Elon
UD
ODU
Towson
ECU
Villanova

New Yankee Conference
UMass
UConn
UNH
Maine
Stony Brook
URI
Albany
Robert Morris
Duquesne

That new CAA conference would be entirely a bus league that would be better than a few current FBS conference on day 1. How Huge navigates the pandemic fallout will be her legacy at WM.

Just felt like all this made more sense in this thread. Also, sometimes I got a little sense of dread anytime there was a new post on the thread this came from.

TITB, could you add back in the bolding that denoted the copied text from the article in my above post. I no longer have editing ability and that bolding was dropped when the post was relocated here. Thanks.
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(05-27-2020 07:33 PM)WMTribe90 Wrote:  
(05-27-2020 05:11 PM)TribeInTheBurg Wrote:  
WMTribe90 Wrote:
Tribal Wrote:App State cuts men's soccer, men's tennis and men's indoor track

And, UConn, a flagship school, once proud mbb program, and former CAA fb member, is in a whole heap of trouble.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.si.com/...ports-cuts

According to media reports, the University of Connecticut is laying the groundwork to eliminate multiple sports next month. Also, talk about going back to FCS ball. Poor Randy Edsall.

Sent from my SM-N970U using Tapatalk

The attempt at big-time football never made sense at UConn to begin with. The recruiting footprint is small and shallow. The home stadium is in Hartford, 30 miles from the Storrs campus, a lousy arrangement. The demise of the Big East left the Huskies as the northernmost outpost in the geographically absurd AAC.


The above gets right to the heart of the matter. No doubt there was some administrative malpractice, but UConn was simply a poor FBS candidate to begin with. Is it really the AD’s fault there were no quality candidates lining up for the job based on what they were offering in pay. Coaches aren’t stupid and knew what they would be taking on.

But UConn kept throwing money at the problems, kept clinging to the ego trip. Even as the school was moving back to the Big East and essentially bailing on football, there were splashy announcements last summer touting a revamped weight room and new locker room.

A vocal minority was panicked during the last round of conference realignment that saw UMass, ODU, Liberty and the likes jump up to FBS and “leave us behind". The wisdom of sticking to the core mission (cranking out quality student athletes and providing a good collegiate athletic experience) is born out in the current situation. Blowing the budget and ignoring the entrenched obstacles to success at the FBS level to keep up the Jones’ in the short-term would’ve been a disaster. How many sports would be on the chopping block at WM if we had followed ODU to greatness?

If UConn moves back to FCS it likely gives cover for UMass to do the same.

Because W&M has generally run a sustainable athletics department (Shaver firing and buyout aside), we are in a position to improve our position relative to our peers in all sports. If the last round of conference alignment was aspirational, the next round will be fueled by pragmatism.

New CAA Football
WM
UR
JMU
Elon
UD
ODU
Towson
ECU
Villanova

New Yankee Conference
UMass
UConn
UNH
Maine
Stony Brook
URI
Albany
Robert Morris
Duquesne

That new CAA conference would be entirely a bus league that would be better than a few current FBS conference on day 1. How Huge navigates the pandemic fallout will be her legacy at WM.

Just felt like all this made more sense in this thread. Also, sometimes I got a little sense of dread anytime there was a new post on the thread this came from.

TITB, could you add back in the bolding that denoted the copied text from the article in my above post. I no longer have editing ability and that bolding was dropped when the post was relocated here. Thanks.
The attempt at big-time football never made sense at UConn to begin with. The recruiting footprint is small and shallow. The home stadium is in Hartford, 30 miles from the Storrs campus, a lousy arrangement. The demise of the Big East left the Huskies as the northernmost outpost in the geographically absurd AAC.


The above gets right to the heart of the matter. No doubt there was some administrative malpractice, but UConn was simply a poor FBS candidate to begin with. Is it really the AD’s fault there were no quality candidates lining up for the job based on what they were offering in pay. Coaches aren’t stupid and knew what they would be taking on.

But UConn kept throwing money at the problems, kept clinging to the ego trip. Even as the school was moving back to the Big East and essentially bailing on football, there were splashy announcements last summer touting a revamped weight room and new locker room.

A vocal minority was panicked during the last round of conference realignment that saw UMass, ODU, Liberty and the likes jump up to FBS and “leave us behind". The wisdom of sticking to the core mission (cranking out quality student athletes and providing a good collegiate athletic experience) is born out in the current situation. Blowing the budget and ignoring the entrenched obstacles to success at the FBS level to keep up the Jones’ in the short-term would’ve been a disaster. How many sports would be on the chopping block at WM if we had followed ODU to greatness?

If UConn moves back to FCS it likely gives cover for UMass to do the same.

Because W&M has generally run a sustainable athletics department (Shaver firing and buyout aside), we are in a position to improve our position relative to our peers in all sports. If the last round of conference alignment was aspirational, the next round will be fueled by pragmatism.

New CAA Football
WM
UR
JMU
Elon
UD
ODU
Towson
ECU
Villanova

New Yankee Conference
UMass
UConn
UNH
Maine
Stony Brook
URI
Albany
Robert Morris
Duquesne

That new CAA conference would be entirely a bus league that would be better than a few current FBS conference on day 1. How Huge navigates the pandemic fallout will be her legacy at WM.


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Hope the above is okay. That's WMTribe90's post from another thread of which SOMEONE took creative liberty.

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I love the conference suggestion above. Unfortunately it makes too much sense, dooming it from the start as egos take over.
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(05-27-2020 08:24 PM)LeadBolt Wrote:  I love the conference suggestion above. Unfortunately it makes too much sense, dooming it from the start as egos take over.

Probably right, it would require a level of sanity not seen in ADs the past few decades.
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(04-15-2020 04:00 PM)nogretheogre Wrote:  
(04-15-2020 07:53 AM)mrjoolius Wrote:  
(04-15-2020 06:59 AM)nogretheogre Wrote:  G5 schools asking for rule changes from NCAA to survive. Hopefully they say no and this leads to the long-anticipated massive realignment

https://www.espn.com/college-football/st...quirements
Do you really think the NCAA won't grant the wishes of the G5/P5 schools that keep the money machine rolling?

Though I suppose the request is by fringe FBS programs and not the real earners, so perhaps there is a chance.

P5 has the power and they may want this to be their excuse to truly split off...so they advise the NCAA to say no. If G5 has more financial struggles, doesnt that make the P5 even more powerful?


(05-27-2020 07:33 PM)nj alum Wrote:  https://www.cbssports.com/college-footba...m-the-fbs/


Looks like I wasnt too far off base. Im all for the split honestly. P5 needs to be the new G-league for all pro sports. Everyone else should be one division. DII/DIII should simply be club-sports. If a school wants to give scholarships for that, so be it.
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To take it a step further, for football, make P5 div I, G5 div II and FCS div III. But, allow non-P5 conferences to reclassify accordingly and invite schools...so, CAA could classify as D2 and invite the programs we suggested on here. For basketball, hold the NCAAT as they have, with D1-D3 conference champions + at large but the more play in games. So, D3 CCSU may have to play D2 CoC for the opportunity to play in the actual tournament.

They need to do something. I'd even be okay with D1 players earning $10k a year to play...they're basically semi-pro, anyway.

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(05-27-2020 07:39 PM)Tribal Wrote:  
(05-27-2020 07:33 PM)WMTribe90 Wrote:  
(05-27-2020 05:11 PM)TribeInTheBurg Wrote:  
WMTribe90 Wrote:
Tribal Wrote:App State cuts men's soccer, men's tennis and men's indoor track

And, UConn, a flagship school, once proud mbb program, and former CAA fb member, is in a whole heap of trouble.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.si.com/...ports-cuts

According to media reports, the University of Connecticut is laying the groundwork to eliminate multiple sports next month. Also, talk about going back to FCS ball. Poor Randy Edsall.

Sent from my SM-N970U using Tapatalk

The attempt at big-time football never made sense at UConn to begin with. The recruiting footprint is small and shallow. The home stadium is in Hartford, 30 miles from the Storrs campus, a lousy arrangement. The demise of the Big East left the Huskies as the northernmost outpost in the geographically absurd AAC.


The above gets right to the heart of the matter. No doubt there was some administrative malpractice, but UConn was simply a poor FBS candidate to begin with. Is it really the AD’s fault there were no quality candidates lining up for the job based on what they were offering in pay. Coaches aren’t stupid and knew what they would be taking on.

But UConn kept throwing money at the problems, kept clinging to the ego trip. Even as the school was moving back to the Big East and essentially bailing on football, there were splashy announcements last summer touting a revamped weight room and new locker room.

A vocal minority was panicked during the last round of conference realignment that saw UMass, ODU, Liberty and the likes jump up to FBS and “leave us behind". The wisdom of sticking to the core mission (cranking out quality student athletes and providing a good collegiate athletic experience) is born out in the current situation. Blowing the budget and ignoring the entrenched obstacles to success at the FBS level to keep up the Jones’ in the short-term would’ve been a disaster. How many sports would be on the chopping block at WM if we had followed ODU to greatness?

If UConn moves back to FCS it likely gives cover for UMass to do the same.

Because W&M has generally run a sustainable athletics department (Shaver firing and buyout aside), we are in a position to improve our position relative to our peers in all sports. If the last round of conference alignment was aspirational, the next round will be fueled by pragmatism.

New CAA Football
WM
UR
JMU
Elon
UD
ODU
Towson
ECU
Villanova

New Yankee Conference
UMass
UConn
UNH
Maine
Stony Brook
URI
Albany
Robert Morris
Duquesne

That new CAA conference would be entirely a bus league that would be better than a few current FBS conference on day 1. How Huge navigates the pandemic fallout will be her legacy at WM.

Just felt like all this made more sense in this thread. Also, sometimes I got a little sense of dread anytime there was a new post on the thread this came from.

TITB, could you add back in the bolding that denoted the copied text from the article in my above post. I no longer have editing ability and that bolding was dropped when the post was relocated here. Thanks.
The attempt at big-time football never made sense at UConn to begin with. The recruiting footprint is small and shallow. The home stadium is in Hartford, 30 miles from the Storrs campus, a lousy arrangement. The demise of the Big East left the Huskies as the northernmost outpost in the geographically absurd AAC.


The above gets right to the heart of the matter. No doubt there was some administrative malpractice, but UConn was simply a poor FBS candidate to begin with. Is it really the AD’s fault there were no quality candidates lining up for the job based on what they were offering in pay. Coaches aren’t stupid and knew what they would be taking on.

But UConn kept throwing money at the problems, kept clinging to the ego trip. Even as the school was moving back to the Big East and essentially bailing on football, there were splashy announcements last summer touting a revamped weight room and new locker room.

A vocal minority was panicked during the last round of conference realignment that saw UMass, ODU, Liberty and the likes jump up to FBS and “leave us behind". The wisdom of sticking to the core mission (cranking out quality student athletes and providing a good collegiate athletic experience) is born out in the current situation. Blowing the budget and ignoring the entrenched obstacles to success at the FBS level to keep up the Jones’ in the short-term would’ve been a disaster. How many sports would be on the chopping block at WM if we had followed ODU to greatness?

If UConn moves back to FCS it likely gives cover for UMass to do the same.

Because W&M has generally run a sustainable athletics department (Shaver firing and buyout aside), we are in a position to improve our position relative to our peers in all sports. If the last round of conference alignment was aspirational, the next round will be fueled by pragmatism.

New CAA Football
WM
UR
JMU
Elon
UD
ODU
Towson
ECU
Villanova

New Yankee Conference
UMass
UConn
UNH
Maine
Stony Brook
URI
Albany
Robert Morris
Duquesne

That new CAA conference would be entirely a bus league that would be better than a few current FBS conference on day 1. How Huge navigates the pandemic fallout will be her legacy at WM.


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The problem is still football I think. In the above CAA, I just can't see ECU and ODU stretching this far down. ECU at Elon as example is not happening.

I think what could muster is a league that looks more like this for football:
ECU
ODU
UConn
UMass
JMU
Delaware

Those would be a core 6. Others can add in though I think this is more likely and where W&M may need to position themselves. Others who could work toward this would be Towson, UR and Villanova - though they all trail W&M in fanbase. Army and Navy could also be reasonably in play.

If we fail to work toward this, I'm afraid we will see minimal change - we will be working with the Elons and Towsons of the world as our new core attachments.
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I'd agree. ECU still wants to have big time football, they often lead the G5 in attendance, and games at most current FCS schools would be unlikely. Villanova is at least a name brand school because of basketball, which helps with casual fans, but the core 6 Sitting Bull posted makes a lot of sense, and I think W&M could position themselves to get added to that.

UMass I'm a little iffier on, I could see them being swapped for Liberty, but a lot of schools don't want to associate with them, and UMass is a reasonable drive to Boston (Hour and half).
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