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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2005 9:11 pm 
With all the realignment going on and being discussed, how about creating a new conference of Mid West and Western private schools all of which have had a tradition of winning in Men’s BB but are always playing larger state schools. This new league would be composed of private schools without football or at least without schlorships for football but strong basketball programs and strong programs in some of the minor sports like soccer. Even the schools that did not have winning seasons this year like Bradley, Butler, Detroit. Drake and Valparaio all have had strong Mens BB programs over the last 10 years. This conference would probably be able to get at least 2 or 3 teams a year in the NCCA tournament. Here are 13 candidates for a league that could have from 9 – 12 members.

Pacific (Big West) 27-4
Creighton (MVC) 23-11
Denver (SBC) 20-11
Dayton(A10) 18-11
Valparaiso (Mid Con) 15-16
Detroit (Hor) 14-16
Drake (MVC) 13-16
Bradley (MVC) 13-15
Butler (Hor) 13- 15
Loyola/Chi (Hor) 13-17
Evansville (MVC) 11-17
St. Louis (CUSA/A10) 9-21



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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2005 10:05 am 
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This is the "what I'd do for Denver if I won the lottery" alignment. Pacific makes too much in volleyball to join.

Actually, if anything, it's not that bad of geography... as long as you keep Pacific and Denver out of the alignment. It could be a lot worse than it is. NOTE: I'm a little biased on the relative distances... say of Stockton to Denver versus Omaha to Valparaiso. I've driven Omaha to South Bend in a day, and I've tried to do San Jose to Denver in 26 hours straight.


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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2005 1:31 pm 
New Midwestern Private School Conference #1
Bradley
Creighton
De Paul
Drake
Marquette
Oral Roberts
Saint Louis
Wichita State

New Midwestern Private School Conference # 2

Butler
Dayton
Detroit
Evansville
Loyola-IL
Notre Dame
Valparaiso
Xavier



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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2005 8:08 pm 
This is the best conference that you could get out of this: DePaul, Marquette, Saint Louis, Dayton, Notre Dame, Xavier.

But there is no chance in hell that this or the previously mentioned "conferences" would be created. Notre Dame values being in the Big east becuase they has a large alumni base there. It doesn't hurt to be bigger in Chicago that DePaul either.


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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2005 8:15 pm 
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First of all the propsal nickdanger prosposed won't happen. The more likely conference will be:
Dayton
DePaul
Georgetown
Marquette
Providence
Saint Louis
Seton Hall
St. John's
Villanova
Xavier

This would be better conference than an all midwest conference. This would get more tv bucks.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:43 am 
How about this?

New Conference A:
Butler
Dayton
De Paul
Evansville
Notre Dame
Marquette
Vaparaiso
Xavier

New Conference B:
Bradley
Creighton
Detroit
Drake
Loyola (IL)
Oral Roberts
Saint Louis
Wichita State


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