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RE: MEAC's Next Move To Expand
Would UMBC consider the MEAC if all the northern schools stayed? The Ameican East isnt awful but they are definitely the outlier. They are smackdab in that MD/DC footprint the MEAC can now claim and they sponsor baseball

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Howard
Coppin St
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Norfolk St
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SC State
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RE: MEAC's Next Move To Expand
(06-25-2020 11:35 PM)DoubleRSU Wrote:  
(06-25-2020 11:25 PM)Mister Consistency Wrote:  
(06-25-2020 10:28 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(06-25-2020 10:12 PM)DavidSt Wrote:  New Haven is in the NEC footprint. Delaware State is not. Delaware State is stuck.

So DSU, in a state whose every bordering state contains an NEC school, is not in the NEC footprint.

To your point, DSU is closer to Merrimack than it is to South Carolina State by about 180 miles, give or take. They could conceivably bus to everyone in the NEC, something they have never been able to do in the MEAC. That... kinda makes the move feel like a foregone conclusion, honestly.

What does DSU really add to the NEC? Just adding teams to add them.

I don't think they add much to the NEC, which would be better off adding Howard instead. But DSU is quite clearly within the NEC footprint.
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RE: MEAC's Next Move To Expand
(06-26-2020 12:17 AM)solohawks Wrote:  Would UMBC consider the MEAC if all the northern schools stayed? The Ameican East isnt awful but they are definitely the outlier. They are smackdab in that MD/DC footprint the MEAC can now claim and they sponsor baseball

Delaware St
Howard
Coppin St
UMES
Morgan St
UMBC
Norfolk St
NC Central
SC State

No. No one in a stable DI conference is going to move to the MEAC right now. The only potential taker might be Chicago State, and even that seems unlikely.
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RE: MEAC's Next Move To Expand
(06-26-2020 03:14 AM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  No. No one in a stable DI conference is going to move to the MEAC right now. The only potential taker might be Chicago State, and even that seems unlikely.

Yeah, the problem with Chicago State is they only help if the MEAC is down to six members, and Chicago State is added to bring them up to seven for basketball.

First, to be a multi-sport conference in context that would surely entail not having six full members with football, they'd have to add baseball to the schools that don't have it and find a third men's team sport, like men's volleyball, perhaps with support from the Volleyball association (like the six SIAC schools that started men's volleyball programs).

That's a real long-odds scenario ... a four bumper bank shot with English ... but otherwise, Chicago State doesn't offer anything that the MEAC needs. What they REALLY need if no in region Division 2 HBCU is going to move up is a PBI that plays FCS football that's somewhere in reasonable travel distance, who is looking for a comfortable home for their football ...

... but as far as I know, that institution does not exist, and as far as a of David State-esque kind notion of getting a PBI to start football to get a ticket into the world of HBCU Football Classics, this would be the wrong time to ask a college to consider that kind of financially costly move.
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