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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:34 am 
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Unless the OVC changes their current policy it will not be North Alabama or any other D2 School.

At the Spring 2014 meeting the OVC announced the following.

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The Ohio Valley Conference concluded its annual Conference Spring Meetings last Friday in Nashville. The event ran May 27-30.

It was determined as a guiding membership philosophy that the Ohio Valley Conference would not consider any institution for membership that is currently not a member of Division I.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:18 am 
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N. Ala Screwdriver wrote:
Unless the OVC changes their current policy it will not be North Alabama or any other D2 School.

At the Spring 2014 meeting the OVC announced the following.

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The Ohio Valley Conference concluded its annual Conference Spring Meetings last Friday in Nashville. The event ran May 27-30.

It was determined as a guiding membership philosophy that the Ohio Valley Conference would not consider any institution for membership that is currently not a member of Division I.


That philosophy seems a bit ambitious for a conference that is near the bottom of their respective level of DI fb. Are they only planning on grabbing schools from the Big South or Pioneer League?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:36 am 
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Article out of Lexington(previously posted in another thread)with comments from AD of OVC member EKU regarding his school's interest in leaving the OVC for the FBS at http://www.kentucky.com/2015/08/27/4008 ... s-new.html


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:19 pm 
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N. Ala Screwdriver wrote:
Unless the OVC changes their current policy it will not be North Alabama or any other D2 School.

At the Spring 2014 meeting the OVC announced the following.

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The Ohio Valley Conference concluded its annual Conference Spring Meetings last Friday in Nashville. The event ran May 27-30.

It was determined as a guiding membership philosophy that the Ohio Valley Conference would not consider any institution for membership that is currently not a member of Division I.


That philosophy seems a bit ambitious for a conference that is near the bottom of their respective level of DI fb. Are they only planning on grabbing schools from the Big South or Pioneer League?

Effectively, yes. The next member will likely be Kennesaw State - close enough to be a short trip from the Nashville area schools, but not so close it duplicates markets or recruiting grounds.

The wildcard might be taking a non-football school like Lipscomb, especially if Morehead State is planning to add football scholarships - that would keep the 9/12 alignment.

If both the MAC and Sun Belt expand to 14, the OVC might even have more openings IF the CAA can still raid the SoCon - replace James Madison in the CAA with Furman, and the SoCon may be coming for Jacksonville State or Tennessee Tech. Of course the SoCon would probably add Charleston Southern or Presbyterian if that ever came to pass . . .


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:34 am 
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Article out of Lafayette(previously posted in another thread)reporting that SBC Presidents are expected to meet tomorrow in Dallas to vote on league membership.OVC member EKU is reportedly under consideration.Link at http://www.theadvertiser.com/story/spor ... n/71349570


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:01 am 
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Article out of Richmond reporting that EKU will be staying in the OVC now that CCU has reportedly taken the 12th SBC FB spot at http://www.richmondregister.com/sports/ ... f7176.html


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Article out of Lexington with comments from EKU AD and others regarding how OVC is handling cost of attendance situation at http://www.kentucky.com/sports/college/ ... 08600.html


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Article out of Paducah discussing possibility that OVC member Murray State may get MVC invite at http://www.paducahsun.com/sports/local/ ... zz-2542897

Also Jon Rothstein blog article reporting that MVC has targeted OVC member Murray State as an expansion candidate at https://www.fanragsports.com/news/mvc-t ... -departure


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Article out of Nashville (previously posted in another thread) with comments from Belmont AD regarding speculation that his school would be interested in moving from the OVC at http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/ ... /100382846


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CSNBBS MB thread discussing OVC member Murray State board meeting scheduled for tomorrow that contains an athletic department item on it's agenda.Link at http://csnbbs.com/thread-815997.html


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Valley hoops Insider blog article(previously posted in another thread)discussing whether Friday morning's Murray State BOR meeting may be connected with MVC expansion.Link at http://www.valleyhoopsinsider.com/is-mu ... in-the-mix


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For those interested,local Paducah TV station is following this morning's Murray State BOR meeting which is underway at https://twitter.com/JBeasleyWPSD


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Valley Hoops Insider blog article(previously posted in another thread)discussing today's Murray State BOR meeting and their apparent interest in the MVC at http://www.valleyhoopsinsider.com/murra ... lley-bound


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Valley Hoops Insider blog article (previously posted in another thread)discussing this week's MVC campus visits to MSU and others at http://www.valleyhoopsinsider.com/phase ... -expansion


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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 8:45 pm 
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Crossposting amongst several conferences.

Times Free Press article on Chattanooga and potential for Sun Belt or Ohio Valley.

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/spor ... ok/426797/


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