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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:27 am 
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I thought NJIT was going to the America East in 2015.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:18 am 
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Hadn't heard anything like that. NJIT is working to position themselves to be an attactive expansion candidate for a northeastern conference,
and they've talked to the American East, the NEC, the MAAC. So far, not takers.

A few years ago, they were awful at most D-1 sports, and their facilites wer poor.

So NJIT has been pouring some resources into that, and their BB team seems to be gaining respectability.
I had heard they are trying to raise some big bucks for a new Atletics Center. Not sure how that is going.
Once they address competitiveness and facilities, they should be much moe attractive when one of those confrences needs a new member.

As for now, they are the lone independent in D-1 (in terms of no conference home for their oly sports).


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:32 am 
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Hadn't heard anything like that. NJIT is working to position themselves to be an attactive expansion candidate for a northeastern conference,
and they've talked to the American East, the NEC, the MAAC. So far, not takers.

A few years ago, they were awful at most D-1 sports, and their facilites wer poor.

So NJIT has been pouring some resources into that, and their BB team seems to be gaining respectability.
I had heard they are trying to raise some big bucks for a new Atletics Center. Not sure how that is going.
Once they address competitiveness and facilities, they should be much moe attractive when one of those confrences needs a new member.

As for now, they are the lone independent in D-1 (in terms of no conference home for their oly sports).


Speaking of facility upgrades, how about having those big bucks to be raised (and saving them) to build a new indoor multi-purpose sports area with at least 4,000 to 5,000 seats of capacity, but on-campus (to replace their current indoor arena of the Estelle & Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center that has like 1,500)? If not, why not NJIT share an indoor arena like the Izod Center or the Prudential Center (where Seton Hall men's & women's basketball plays; and which NJIT basketball is partially played, but should be full-time)?

Anyways, back to the WAC conversation, how about having North Dakota as a possible expansion candidate for all-sports? After all, they're playing baseball for the league as an affiliate. Plus, the school is trying to be "the lone wolf" from the other Dakota schools, since they joined the Big Sky.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:28 pm 
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The Big Sky is way better and far more stable than the WAC--no chance UND moves there


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