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 Post subject: Re: CAA Realignment?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:33 pm 
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both charlotte and ga st are likely cusa candidates in my opinion once they get their programs going as both have clearly stateed a desire to go 1-a. ga st could also go in the sunbelt in the mean time, as the sunbelt is looking at having 11 members, as they could be a solid fit in either conference. charlotte would be an odd duck in the sunbelt and i don't really think they would leave the a10 for any conference but cusa or big east.

i do think that down the line once these east coast programs upgrade you will see a cusa split or a new conference formed, depending on what (if anything) the big east decides to do as right now the cusa is a big marriage of convenience and necessity.


We do know that the CUSA east schools have felt alienated from the west/Texas group. The problem has been the numbers and the future. in my mind, CUSA will never do anything until the Big East does. In other words, there are so many BE scenarios that could effect CUSA schools again: 1) Big Ten expands with a BE school = BE takes a CUSA school, 2) Big East splits and invites 2-4 CUSA schools, 3) MWC expands and adds 1 to 3 CUSA schools...

CUSA schools will be hesitant to make any big moves with upgrades on their table. Sunbelt on the other hand, those schools will jump at any upgrade that comes like CUSA.

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 Post subject: Re: CAA Realignment?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:19 pm 
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i too agree that the cusa will be hesitant to do anything. they are a marriage of convenience so while no one is extremely excited about the lineup no one is wanting to rock the boat either because no one knows what the big east will do (if they do anything)

getting it back on topic...ga st., with its focus on 1a football would be awesome for the sunbelt once they get going as they are a quality team and fit the geographic region. the sunbelt, who will likely be at 11 all sports and 10 for football once denver and uno leave, is in a prime position to be picky. i don't believe they will take just anyone but i do believe that ga st would make an excellent 11 for football and 12 for all sports leaving a football only slot for a team like charlotte to make 12 for football (as i believe charlotte will be unwilling to move everything to the sunbelt and the sunbelt will really not need them for all sports as long as arkansas little rock is in the conference). that way the boat is not rocked too much.

the caa can then pretty much decide which geographic direction they want to head once ga st is established in 1-a. they can go north and get a team like albany or stony brook to replace a sun belt bound ga st or they can look south and try to get an app. st from the socon or a coastal carolina from the big south.


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 Post subject: Re: CAA Realignment?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:22 am 
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ACCSeahawk,Tute79,Quinn,and Dafoeberezin,thanks for the posts.

Fordham MB thread discussing the unconfirmed rumor that Fordham will be offered a CAA FB only slot for 2010 at http://fordhamfans.smfforfree.com/index ... 183.0.html

Also,FCS MB thread discussing possible Fordham league moves at http://anygivensaturday.com/showthread.php?55661


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 Post subject: Re: CAA Realignment?
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Couple of FCS MB threads with speculation regarding a possible Fordham to the CAA move at http://anygivensaturday.com/showthread.php?66713

and at http://anygivensaturday.com/showthread.php?66714


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 Post subject: Re: CAA Realignment?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:36 am 
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Couple of FCS MB threads discussing possible CAA realignment at http://www.championshipsubdivision.com/ ... 7474457d4c

and at http://www.championshipsubdivision.com/ ... =4&t=10971


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 Post subject: Re: CAA Realignment?
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ESPN with report that Hofstra will drop their FB program at http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=4709412


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 Post subject: Re: CAA Realignment?
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FCS MB threads discussing Hofstra dropping CAA FB at http://www.anygivensaturday.com/showthread.php?66939

and at http://www.championshipsubdivision.com/ ... de9f6ba36e


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Bad news for Fordham.

With Hofstra out, the CAA no longer needs to just find a replacement for the schedule. Now the league can just wait until ODU and GSU join and move Villanova and Delaware to the CAA North (Maine, UNH, UMass, URI, Nova, Delaware).

The longshot option would be to add both Stonybrook and Fordham and you'd have a CAA north of Maine, UNH, UMass, URI, Stonybrook and Fordham.

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 Post subject: Re: CAA Realignment?
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Quinn,thanks for the post.The Hofstra move does make things more interesting.

Lehigh blog article discussing Hofstra situation and possible future CAA moves at http://lehighfootballnation.blogspot.co ... ecies.html


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FCS MB thread discussing future CAA moves in light of Hofstra/Northeastern situations at http://anygivensaturday.com/showthread.php?66947

BTW,do we know for sure that another CAA FB squad might not get dropped before this recession is over?


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 Post subject: Re: CAA Realignment?
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Article out of Providence regarding future of CAA with comments from URI AD.Article speculates on the possible future re-birth of a "Yankee Conference" with the core being the remaining four CAA North FB members.Link at http://www.projo.com/uri/content/sp_fbc ... 1504b.html


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Article out of Providence regarding future of CAA with comments from URI AD.Article speculates on the possible future re-birth of a "Yankee Conference" with the core being the remaining four CAA North FB members.Link at http://www.projo.com/uri/content/sp_fbc ... 1504b.html


I think journalists need to take more responsibility in their writing than this (vs bloggers, message board posts).
Sure, we've all talked about a northeast based football conference. But if you are writing an article and saying the schools "should" for this league, you need to dig into the important info:

Umass, URI, Maine and UNH make a fine core. But it's not as simple as just grabbing those other schools. It also means convincing some of them, like Albany, to upgrade their program and increase their scholarship numbers. URI has budget problems too. So do they try to get the other schools to lessen their scholarships to make it a partial scholy league?

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 Post subject: Re: CAA Realignment?
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Quinn,thanks for the post.

FCS MB thread discussing above posted linked Projo article regarding the possibility of using the northern CAA FB schools to start a "Yankee conference" at http://anygivensaturday.com/showthread.php?66960


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Article out of Blue Hen country regarding the Hofstra decision and possible future impact on Delaware and the CAA.Link at http://www.delawareonline.com/article/2 ... ll+program


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 Post subject: Re: CAA Realignment?
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Column out of Virginia discussing the Northeastern/Hofstra decisions and the future of CAA FB at http://www.dailypress.com/dp-spt_column ... 400.column


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