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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:39 am 
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FCS MB thread discussing possible future NEC realignment at http://www.anygivensaturday.com/showthr ... NEC-future


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:28 am 
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Newsday article(previously posted in another thread)discussing possibility that NCAA D-2 PSAC FB member LIU Post may upgrade FB and join NEC in the future.Link at http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/c ... -1.3926558


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:58 pm 
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freaked4collegefb wrote:
Newsday article(previously posted in another thread)discussing possibility that NCAA D-2 PSAC FB member LIU Post may upgrade FB and join NEC in the future.Link at http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/c ... -1.3926558


merger of LIU campuses seems to make more sense than LIU-Post just moving up, especially with the 70% female student body.


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Article out of Providence(previously posted in another thread)reporting that URI has decided to keep FB in the CAA instead of moving to the NEC.Link at http://news.providencejournal.com/break ... ng-in.html


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:41 am 
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I hope CCSU doesn't leave the NEC.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:20 pm 
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Central Connecticut is as good as gone. They are a better fit with the state schools in America East and CAA will surely will grant them a football affiliateship now that Rhode Island is staying. In the event the UMass comes back to FCS football the CAA will simply find a 14th football school, maybe Liberty if they don't get a SoCon invitation.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:38 pm 
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Central Connecticut is as good as gone. They are a better fit with the state schools in America East and CAA will surely will grant them a football affiliateship now that Rhode Island is staying. In the event the UMass comes back to FCS football the CAA will simply find a 14th football school, maybe Liberty if they don't get a SoCon invitation.



Liberty will never get into the CAA.

And no reason in FCS to have even number of football schools - 13 works as well as 14


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:55 pm 
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Central Connecticut is as good as gone. They are a better fit with the state schools in America East and CAA will surely will grant them a football affiliateship now that Rhode Island is staying. In the event the UMass comes back to FCS football the CAA will simply find a 14th football school, maybe Liberty if they don't get a SoCon invitation.



Liberty will never get into the CAA.

And no reason in FCS to have even number of football schools - 13 works as well as 14


Indeed. The CAA is in a footprint with lots of other FCS schools. So it's fairly easy for schools who don't have a CAA opponent in a given week due to odd number of schools, to fill in their schedule with a nearby school.

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I disagree that 13 works as well as 14 or 11 as good as 10 or 12. Trying doing an 11 or 13 team schedule, it's a pain in the ass. I think at 13 the MAC had one side play 8 conf games the other 9. I don't know if not having div. helps but it's not as easy as 8,9,10,12,14

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:06 pm 
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I threw Liberty out there as a possible CAA football affiliate simply because they'd geographically fit within the CAA (FB) South. They have solid attendance, aspirations to some day be FBS, have been to the FCS playoffs, and would love to get out of the potentially fragile Big South (fragile in football, that is). The only thing working against the Flames is the fact that they are evangelical. It the CAA needed a convenient #14 I think they'd be willing to put up with Liberty in one sport.

As for the NEC, I think they are in a tough spot in that both the MAAC and America East could soon be courting their members. Central Connecticut St will surely be going to the AEC. Long Island (or LIU-Brooklyn, as they like to be called now) could make that same jump too--they certainly have the size to compete with those state schools. The schools who aren't tethered to the NEC for football would certainly be interested in talking to the MAAC about filling Loyola's void. Robert Morris has been flirting with the Horizon too and I'd imagine they'd be willing to tank their football program and go to the PFL in order to make the jump.

I guess the good news for the NEC is that they have 12 members and aren't at risk of closing up shop completely like the WAC is.


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Hey, NJIT is out there in the Great West, waiting by the phone.... no football, though.


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For football, 9 is better than 10 (assures 4 and 4, no left-overs).

It is not a big deal - no FCS conference is going to just add a school just to make an even number.


As for Liberty, besides the religious/political angle, Liberty wants FBS. They will take an FBS invite from anyone. So why would the CAA want to invite a team that would leave in a heartbeat?


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Does any conference want NJIT?

WAC,Metro atlantic,AE?


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American East and NEC swap Cen Ct State (Public in a private league) with U of Hartford (Private in a pubic league). CCSU can keep football in NEC as affiliate until CAA gives them a spot

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American East and NEC swap Cen Ct State (Public in a private league) with U of Hartford (Private in a pubic league). CCSU can keep football in NEC as affiliate until CAA gives them a spot

thoughts?


The first CCSU related thing I would want to see, and have so for almost a decade, is seem them rebrand themselves as Connecticut St., dropping the Central. ;)

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