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Author:  Quinn [ Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: NEC Expansion & Realignment Thread

wbyeager wrote:
I'm wondering if the ECAC falls apart by the end of the summer. If AIr Force and Bellarmine move to the Atlantic Sun now, the CAA could pick up Ohio State and Michigan for 2014:

Penn State
Ohio State
Michigan
Massachusetts
Delaware
Towson
Drexel
Fairfield
Hofstra



I don't see Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan leaving Big Ten lacrosse. In fact, I don't think they can leave.

Author:  fighting muskie [ Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:48 pm ]
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Quinn wrote:
wbyeager wrote:
I'm wondering if the ECAC falls apart by the end of the summer. If AIr Force and Bellarmine move to the Atlantic Sun now, the CAA could pick up Ohio State and Michigan for 2014:

Penn State
Ohio State
Michigan
Massachusetts
Delaware
Towson
Drexel
Fairfield
Hofstra



I don't see Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan leaving Big Ten lacrosse. In fact, I don't think they can leave.


I think he's talking about a temporary, one year proposition since I don't think big ten lacrosse is set to start until the 2015 lacrosse season

Author:  The Bishin Cutter [ Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:25 am ]
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fighting muskie wrote:
Quinn wrote:
wbyeager wrote:
I'm wondering if the ECAC falls apart by the end of the summer. If AIr Force and Bellarmine move to the Atlantic Sun now, the CAA could pick up Ohio State and Michigan for 2014:

Penn State
Ohio State
Michigan
Massachusetts
Delaware
Towson
Drexel
Fairfield
Hofstra



I don't see Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan leaving Big Ten lacrosse. In fact, I don't think they can leave.


I think he's talking about a temporary, one year proposition since I don't think big ten lacrosse is set to start until the 2015 lacrosse season


Agreed. It starts in '15 when UMD and RU are officially members of the conference.

If ECAC folds, OSU and Michigan go independent for the year.

Author:  The Bishin Cutter [ Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:14 am ]
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Interesting Inside Lacrosse article on some of the new programs entering the D1 ranks.

...have to say, I'm intrigued about Monmouth (who left the NEC for the MAAC only to put lacrosse into the NEC when the MAAC fields it) and Richmond and their intentions...

I also get a feeling Boston's program won't stay very long.

Author:  robconstant [ Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:33 pm ]
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St. Francis (PA) announced that they will be moving their field hockey to the Atlantic 10 and become an affiliate member of that conference.

http://www.sfuathletics.com/news/2013/7 ... 30206.aspx

Is there any particular reason for this move? The NEC still has 7 field hockey members (at least as far as I know).

Author:  dgreco [ Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:41 pm ]
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robconstant wrote:
St. Francis (PA) announced that they will be moving their field hockey to the Atlantic 10 and become an affiliate member of that conference.

http://www.sfuathletics.com/news/2013/7 ... 30206.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Is there any particular reason for this move? The NEC still has 7 field hockey members (at least as far as I know).


NEC dropped field hockey when Monmouth and Quinnipiac left, I think all the remaining members (Bryant, RMU, SHU, and Siena and Rider brought the sport back to the MAAC).

Author:  freaked4collegefb [ Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:24 am ]
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Article out of Jersey(previously posted in another thread)discussing NJIT trying to join a D-1 conference "like" the NEC at http://www.nj.com/college-basketball/in ... tball.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Author:  freaked4collegefb [ Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:44 am ]
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NYPost article(previously posted in another thread) with comments from NJIT AD regarding finding a conference home for NJIT at http://nypost.com/2013/12/20/no-more-a- ... eds-a-home

Author:  jlog3000 [ Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:01 pm ]
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Just in case the NEC might get raided by nearby regional D-I conferences, would it be wise or not for them to add upcoming successful members from D-II conferences like the NE-10, the CACC and the former NYCAC-turned ECC? Plus, the possible addition of NJIT.

Author:  robconstant [ Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:02 pm ]
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ncaanopaawaa2000 wrote:
Just in case the NEC might get raided by nearby regional D-I conferences, would it be wise or not for them to add upcoming successful members from D-II conferences like the NE-10, the CACC and the former NYCAC-turned ECC? Plus, the possible addition of NJIT.


It couldn't hurt for the NEC to find a school from the D-II NE-10 conference to upgrade and join.

Bentley University would probably be the best option: They are near Boston (specifically Waltham), but have about 5,500 students, sponsor football and have placed in the top 3 in the conference Presidents' Cup each year since 1986, with 6 championships.

Stonehill College is also a good option: They are in Massachusetts but close to Bryant, have about 2,400 students, sponsor football and have placed in the top 3 in the conference Presidents' Cup each year since 2005, with championships in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

There are quite a few decent options, and Bryant joined from that conference and could be doing much worse. Bryant is overall better than NJIT since they've upgraded.

Author:  The Bishin Cutter [ Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:02 pm ]
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NJIT's problem in the NEC is FDU. Wagner to a lesser extent. It has a Monmouth and Rider problem in the MAAC, were they to even consider a public school. I wouldn't be surprised if the AE winds up with them, but who knows with schools like Wagner and Monmouth out there with football (and programs who want to collect body-bag money), and whether something finally happens with AE football sponsorship.

Author:  ctx48c [ Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:35 am ]
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With Rider and Monmouth to the MAC,will NJIT get into the NEC with its new facilities and a lacrosse team?

Author:  fighting muskie [ Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:13 pm ]
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ctx48c wrote:
With Rider and Monmouth to the MAC,will NJIT get into the NEC with its new facilities and a lacrosse team?


FDU is still there in the NEC preventing instate NJIT from getting in. America East would be a logical place for them to go and I'm not sure exactly why that league hasn't snatched them up yet. It's a public school league so I think the Highlanders would fit right in. Part of me thinks that the AEC is leaving slots open for the possibility of someday taking over football sponsorship. To do that, they probably need some defections from the CAA so they need to have room to grow. They could probably bring Monmouth and Rhode Island in as affiliates. Perhaps others like Duquesne and Fordham.

Author:  jlog3000 [ Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:27 am ]
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Just for the record, Rider is still in the NEC. The ones who are no longer are Monmouth [N.J.] and Quinnipiac (both are in the MAAC since 2013-14). I believe it would give NJIT a chance to receive an invite to join the conference.

Author:  mozilla [ Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:11 am ]
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According to ESPN's basketball standings for this season.....Rider is in the MAAC.

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