The Bishin Cutter wrote:
Fresno St. Alum wrote:
GMU always wanted to go, but the A10 told them no b/c they didn't want 17 this year and 15 after the loss of Charlotte and Temple. When A10 was looking at Butler, VCU, GMU they thought they were only losing 1, but then Charlotte got the CUSA invite so they could only take 2.
Was the "secret rejection" ever confirmed? Everything GMU did publicly gave them the perception of choosing not to go to the A10, and it jived logically. I mean, there's saving face, but that always sounded like a scoop with an "I know a guy" origin.
It made sense for GMU to stay last year: there was still W&M and JMU to anchor the conference in VA, the Patriot didn't get W&M, Villanova wasn't going to upgrade football, the television contract looked decent, and the travel wasn't going to be exorbitant for their budget (and it would have been in the A10 big-time).
It was a saving face thing, when has a saving face thing ever been confirmed by a school or conf? Never, I think. like Tk said this shows that it's on the money. CAA is lower on the poll even now, A10 still has richmond, vcu, la salle, that's why they still leave. caa is going to get? Socon schools? maybe, AEC schools, it could, big south schools sure, none are more appealing than the A10. Davidson is the only name out there for either conf if Davidson wants to travel.
what the hell is wrong here? the MWC is preaching to the A10 guy that the A10 is the better option for GMU