After reading some of the boards regarding the move, I have to say my opinion of BU has dropped. I didn't know they put up a stink about the hockey conference name. I didn't know BU was such a pill on football-related matters, even after dropping the sport. I knew their president has quite the little man syndrome when MIT and Harvard sit so close by, and they had athletics funding issues, but, yeesh. Sounds more like talks of potential SBU defections AE could pick up some more state schools (NJIT, CCSU, and maybe DSU), and BU played the prissy, spoiled brat and walked out.
And they did it in totally bad fashion: called the day before they left, and then in the presser, talked about stability. Thanks for airing that laundry, guys.
I feel for Northeastern, who wanted into the Patriot, too. Knowing how BU operates...don't wait by the phone, guys...
...and the CAA. It seems like CAA was bound for the south (rumors are coming out about CoC already), but they may HAVE to go north to appease the Hofstra's and Ne's of the conference.
Caveat emptor, Patriot League. More dead weight. I could feel for the Patsies the most...knowing just how political these guys can be, I wonder if the conference even bothers to glance at a public school like W&M, VMI, or Vermont. But that's the thing...with their noses so far up in the air about how elite their schools are, they'd see BU not contributing much, while drafting off the conference's lax power?