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 Post subject: Re: SoCon Expansion
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:00 pm 
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UNC Charlotte made a presentation for football only to the SoCon:

http://www.goblueridge.net/index.php?op ... e&id=12247


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 Post subject: Re: SoCon Expansion
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:55 am 
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Wbyeager,thanks for the post.

Couple of FCS MB threads discussing UNCC/SOCON situation at http://www.anygivensaturday.com/showthr ... (June-16th)
and at http://www.championshipsubdivision.com/ ... =4&t=24012


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 Post subject: Re: SoCon Expansion
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Charlotte Observer reporting(previously reported in another thread) that SoCon turns down FB only bid by UNCC.Link at http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/0 ... s-bid.html


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 Post subject: Re: SoCon Expansion
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Is the Charlotte Football to the SoCon officially dead? There was something floating out there that it may not be completely dead...


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 Post subject: Re: SoCon Expansion
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App St. wants to move up to FBS.

http://www2.journalnow.com/sports/2011/ ... r-1322371/

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 Post subject: Re: SoCon Expansion
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Blog article out of Charlotte with comments from SoCon Commish regarding possible league realignment at http://gmine.blogspot.com/2011/08/socon ... could.html


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 Post subject: Re: SoCon Expansion
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Article out of Savannah with comments from President of So Con member Georgia Southern regarding his school's desire to move to FBS.Link at http://savannahnow.com/sports/2012-04-2 ... s-fbs-move


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Article out of Carolina(previously posted in another thread)discussing Big South member Coastal Carolina's possible move to a conference "like" the SoCon or CAA.Link at http://www2.scnow.com/news/grand-strand ... ar-3732181


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 Post subject: Re: SoCon Expansion
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Article out of Carolina(previously posted in another thread)discussing Big South member Coastal Carolina's possible move to a conference "like" the SoCon or CAA.Link at http://www2.scnow.com/news/grand-strand ... ar-3732181

Hmm lets see 1 has 12 members and SBC said they're not going to 12/14 and CAA is losing 2 for sure and probably 1-2 more. CCU you fooled us.

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Article out of Asheville with comments from SoCon Commish who says his league "may" lose a couple of members going into conference meetings later this month.Link at http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20 ... ntpage%7Cs


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Article out of Asheville with comments from SoCon Commish who says his league "may" lose a couple of members going into conference meetings later this month.Link at http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20 ... ntpage%7Cs

like App St. and Ga. Southern. App St. to the MAC? maybe. Ga Southern to the ???? SBC already changing their mind on 12/14? CUSA going to 16 already, making the SBC open to being raided?

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Fresno St. Alum wrote:
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Article out of Asheville with comments from SoCon Commish who says his league "may" lose a couple of members going into conference meetings later this month.Link at http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20 ... ntpage%7Cs

like App St. and Ga. Southern. App St. to the MAC? maybe. Ga Southern to the ???? SBC already changing their mind on 12/14? CUSA going to 16 already, making the SBC open to being raided?

yeah, SB likely if 14 is an option. Mac 16 would only work if JMU or UD if left behind.

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 Post subject: Re: SoCon Expansion
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Does anybody have any thoughts regarding whether UNC-Wilmington (no football) would be happier in a southern-based conference (like perhaps the SoCon)
instead of being something of an out-lier in the CAA ?


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 Post subject: Re: SoCon Expansion
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Does anybody have any thoughts regarding whether UNC-Wilmington (no football) would be happier in a southern-based conference (like perhaps the SoCon)
instead of being something of an out-lier in the CAA ?

CAA seems to be looking at C.Carolina and Liberty so those schools are close to UNCW. CCU is south of them.

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Fresno St. Alum wrote:
tute79 wrote:
Does anybody have any thoughts regarding whether UNC-Wilmington (no football) would be happier in a southern-based conference (like perhaps the SoCon)
instead of being something of an out-lier in the CAA ?

CAA seems to be looking at C.Carolina and Liberty so those schools are close to UNCW. CCU is south of them.


Stony Brook still appears high on the list, so it will be interesting.

You've got many paths for the CAA:
1) regroup with available members such as Stony Brook and Coastal to get football to 6 members to keep sponsorship, then add 2 more schools for overall support. BU is a target, since it means making use of that one trip to NU each year. Charleston, Davidson, etc, are others on the wish list.

2) More bold: protect football with AE raid bring in SB, UNH and Maine with BU for #12. 7 all-sports football and 12 overall.

3) more bold: CAA can go after 4 SoCon schools, cripple that conference. Ideally, App St, GA Southern. Davidson and Charleston. Problem is those 2 football schools are eyeing FBS.

4) drop football, salvage hoops: Rather than go for football schools just to sponsor football, go for the 4 best hoops programs they can get. Football will be fine: you'd have 4 CAA schools, 1 BE, 1 A10, 2 Ae schools. So they lose a voting right on NCAA matters, so be it. MVFC has 5 members and does well at FCS. So you lose the vote, so be it. If the best 4 programs available don't' have football, go for them anyways. So maybe that means BU, Charleston, Davidson and Stony Brook. It will still bring some stability and ensure that even if JMU and UD leave for FBS one day, it won't matter...can just swap in 2 new schools.


For the Socon, it will be interesting.

They risk losing 2 football schools to FBS and they'd then look elsewhere. So who knows: if the CAA loses ODU too, and JMU and UD are flight risks for the future, maybe you see a school like W&M consider the SoCon. Maybe JMU too to keep the 2 VA schools together.

If they lose Charleston/Davidson to CAA, then they can slot in Coastal for one and find another member like a Liberty.


So the SoCon will be fine, they have the Big South to raid if the CAA raids them.

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