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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:41 am 
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Article out of New Orleans reporting that as anticipated,the LSU BOS has approved the proposed UNO move to NCAA D-2.Link at http://www.neworleans.com/sports/uno/56 ... etics.html


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:33 am 
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Article out of New Orleans discussing possible UNO/SUNO merger and UNO NCAA D-2 situation at http://www.neworleans.com/index.php?opt ... Itemid=578


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:07 pm 
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yuk, Greater New Orleans. UGNO the abv. says in all UG - NO :lol:

How bout Southern New Orleans, UNO-South

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:57 pm 
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It sounds like the official name would be the University of Louisiana at New Orleans, although I'd imagine the athletic brand name would be "New Orleans".


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:44 pm 
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Official UNO release with announcement that NCAA D-2 today informed UNO that it's D-2 transition application has been approved.GSC membership could/should also be finalized by the end of the month.Link at http://www.unoprivateers.com/news/2011/ ... 15634.aspx


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:57 pm 
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Three UNO MB threads discussing UNO move to D-2 at http://forums.neworleans.com/showthread ... 53b&t=7529

at http://forums.neworleans.com/showthread.php?t=7535

and at http://forums.neworleans.com/showthread.php?t=7537


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:33 pm 
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UNO release discussing transition to D-2 FB at http://www.unoprivateers.com/news/2011/ ... 10709.aspx


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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 7:13 pm 
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As UNO tries to transition to D-2 the state legislature is trying to merge it with SUNO.Update from NO at http://www.wwltv.com/news/local/SUNO-UN ... 77704.html


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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 9:44 am 
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Blog article out of Baton Rouge with update on UNO-SUNO merger situation at http://www.2theadvocate.com/blogs/polit ... 23789.html


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NOLA.com article with report that UNO-SUNO merger proposal is apparantly dead.Link at http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/ ... _dies.html


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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 9:22 pm 
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It sounds like the state just needs to close SUNO given SUNO's decrepit graduation rate.


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Those graduation rates sound horrible.
I thought about it for a minute, and concluded that PERHAPS (since UNO and SUNO are both "urban universities" with a lot of commuter students) a lot of the students go there to take a few courses in this or that, but have ZERO intent in going through a 2- or 4-year degree program there.
Basically, for SOME kids, these schools function as a community college (teaching a few specific job skills) but are State-level schools.
Therefore it's possible that what we think are horrid graduation rates may really reflect that the majority of their students are not degree candidates. I suspect this is PART of the situation.

It is hard to understand how consolidating 2 schools with lousy graduation rates yields one school with improved graduation rates.

I am certain that money could be saved by consolidating some operations. That is probably of most concern to Jindal (whose budget has been under stress before the recession, dating back to Katrina.
However UNO and SUNO are not that close to one another... their campuses are not one, and the concept of them sharing sports teams might be a bit awkward.

So when Tucker and Jindal propose consolidation (with the unspoken MAIN goal of cutting cost), some staff people at one or both places are going to lose their jobs.
UNO has the better reputation of the two, so UNO management would likely have been taking over SUNO.
Undoubtedly, those whose jobs were threatened at SUNO launched a "save our HBCU" campaign, as though SUNO was a major asset to the African-American Community.
Politics..... as usual.


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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 1:29 pm 
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found this on senior reports. UNO is trying to stay D-I

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/ ... ivers.html

So if they stay, SLC or A-Sun?

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FresnoStateAlum,thanks for the post.

UNO MB thread discussing the article that you linked to at http://forums.neworleans.com/showthread.php?t=7660


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:21 pm 
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The Southland really should add UNO, even if it is a few years before they play football. The Southland will be down to at most 10 thanks to UTSA and Texas State, and more than likely 9 once the WAC figures out Lamar is the only one who really wants to join. It also gives them a direct presence in Louisiana's largest market, and I'm sure the other four Louisiana members would like to have more games in front of their alumni. Even if the Southland wanted to get back to 12 schools, a nice clean eastern division could be created with UCA and the 5 schools in Louisiana.


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