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RE: ASUN EXPANSION
(04-07-2021 02:24 PM)whupemall Wrote:  
(04-07-2021 02:05 PM)eku05 Wrote:  
(04-07-2021 07:44 AM)The Cats Wrote:  If there is a 6th football school out there that intends to join for the 22-23 season, I'd think there would be an announcement soon to meet the 1-year notice required by most conferences by July 1. Wonder why there has been no rush of schools jumping at the chance?

I wouldn't assume that there isn't. I've heard some things that lead me to believe there are more schools interested than the ASUN will accept. It may be on our end that we're trying to figure out the best next move from among the options.

Also, it's at least possible some schools would prefer to wait until spring sports season is over to announce rather than dealing with the one-foot-out-the-door situation in their current conference.

Totally Unsupported Speculation on my part:

UTC threw the spring season when it became apparent they were going to win the SoCon championship. Rather than causing their longtime conference to suffer the indignity of having a reigning champ jump ship laterally to another FCS conference -- let alone a "new" football conference -- the Mocs withdrew outright from spring competition.

Whether or not it was part of a "deal" with the SoCon, it would be a good political move for UTC. They have a long, long history with their current conference. If they've opted privately to move to the ASUN, this could have been a way to smooth over any hard feelings with their soon-to-be former conference mates and insure future relationships with them are not jeopardized in any way.

It would almost be worth the P.R. hit they've taken with their fan base by quitting on the spring season while they were ahead.

Hey, I said it was speculation.

That's some speculation that took some thoughts
04-07-2021 05:10 PM
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Uh no. UTC's coach was very much opposed to playing in the spring.

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04-07-2021 11:17 PM
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So is complete silence a good thing or bad thing?

Either way, I suspect we’ll have a 6th team in the near future regardless, even if it’s not someone that improves the ASUN brand.
04-08-2021 07:39 AM
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RE: ASUN EXPANSION
Either will be very telling.
It'll either pick of the litter or
no one else is coming well take you I guess.
I suspect the latter but hope for three more teams.
Eight seems a better number.
(This post was last modified: 04-08-2021 09:45 AM by cleburneslim.)
04-08-2021 09:42 AM
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RE: ASUN EXPANSION
(04-08-2021 07:39 AM)army56mike Wrote:  So is complete silence a good thing or bad thing?

Either way, I suspect we’ll have a 6th team in the near future regardless, even if it’s not someone that improves the ASUN brand.

I subscribe to the theory that things are quiet right now only because everyone is riding out the spring sports season before making any further announcements.

I wish I knew what was going on behind closed doors, though. Even if things are quiet publicly, it doesn't mean there aren't intense negotiations going on in private. Any way we can get a bug on Gumbart's phone? 03-wink

I do think we'll probably need to hear something by July, at least from teams in conferences requiring a full year's notice, like the SoCon.

Most spring sports will be over by the end of May. A couple more go a week or two into June, and baseball goes all the way to June 30. But the College World Series actually begins in mid-June, so everyone not playing in that will be done with all spring sports by June 19.

So I expect an announcement on Monday, June 21. It falls after the spring season but before the July deadline, and it's the first full day of summer. There's poetry in that for a conference with "SUN" in the name.
04-08-2021 09:59 AM
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We did big his phone once—didn’t get anything of worth really—the dude orders a lot of Domino’s Pizza though.
04-08-2021 03:26 PM
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