Fresno St. Alum wrote:
He's saying UD=Delaware
Understandable mistake, since we're in the A-10 thread and Dayton's an A-10 team.
Also, until the Blue Hens make a men's basketball Final Four, UD means Dayton.
Until Dayton wins a FCS Football Championship, UD = Delaware
Until Dayton can claim 6 national titles in football then UD means the Blue Hens.
The Flyers are FCS non-scholarship national champions by TSN practically every year.
Ok, and that's supposed to be impressive? Only 18 schools compete at the D-1 non-scholarship level. Not to mention you'd need to subtract 7 from that number since the Patriot League competes for the regular 1-AA title. So your talking about a mythological national championship between 11 schools that is decided by one magazine/sports network? Yea, UD means Delaware.
No, it's no supposed to be impressive. If you don't play it at the highest level in college athletics, no one cares. Hence the UD with the most success in something that matters = Dayton men's basketball.
But enough of this trivial debate...
One impediment to Butler joining the A-10 would be travel costs for sports other than men's basketball. The A-10 is more far-flung than the geographically compressed Horizon League.
Indy Star article reporting that Butler is still "studying" whether to leave the Horizon league for a conference " like" the A-10.Link at http://www.indystar.com/article/2012040 ... t%7CSports
Really not that big of a deal. The increase in travel for MBB/WBB is absorbed (A) by additional TV revenue and (B) by playing those old conference mates who are nice and close in OOC play.
for non-basketball sports, it's not a big deal, because they'll use some kind of divisional schedule formula for non-revenue sports. Butler would play SLU, Xavier, Dayton, Duquesne every year in sports like soccer, baseball, volleyball and rotate through the other opponents to keep costs down.