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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:22 am 
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With the Big South needing more members to stay aflot and with the improvement that LRU has made in DIV 2 heading to the national championship, do you think Big South will offer an invite to LRU. LRU is in NC and fits the private small university type that most of the Big South school are.


It might happen. Who knows? But only time will tell between the conference and the school.

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Article out of Myrtle Beach(previously posted in another thread)with comments from President of Big South member CCU regarding that school's apparent interest in joining the SBC at http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/sports ... 75115.html


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Benson's coming for a visit...that's serious enough. The fact that CCU's running a budget that parallels other SBC programs is so clutch for them. It really only makes the venue modifications the next big part of any move.

I still wonder if Benson didn't call out these two programs who are in need of some work to force out JMU, but maybe it's time to put that to rest. I do think both candidates might see some resistance from former CAA and SoCon members, most especially Coastal because they were reaching higher even when the likes of Appy, GeoSo, and GSU were FCS. Were those guys cool with the 'Cleers back then?


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Where will the Big South look when replacements for Liberty and CCU are needed?


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mozilla wrote:
Where will the Big South look when replacements for Liberty and CCU are needed?


Anyone else from NEC feeling constricted? Anyone from MEAC got the stuff to actually move?

The pickings are slim.


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The Bishin Cutter wrote:
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Where will the Big South look when replacements for Liberty and CCU are needed?


Anyone else from NEC feeling constricted? Anyone from MEAC got the stuff to actually move?

The pickings are slim.


If schools start leaving the Big South then the football schools left behind are going to be left in a pickle. The Big South is a hybrid league and the as the nonfootball schools become the majority the league's commitment is going to wane more and more. Winthrop, UNC-Ashville, Campbell, High Point, Radford, and Longwood have no interest in football or expanding the footprint. They might become a band of independents unless they can sway some DII schools to move up and poach Kennesaw St as a full member. It's doubtful, but the SoCon might be willing to accept a couple charity cases if Big South football collapses.


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Article out of Myrtle Beach(previously posted in another thread)with comments from President of Big South member CCU who says that SBC representatives visited his school this week and that he would accept an SBC invite "if" it were extended.Link at http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/sports ... 66269.html


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If the Big South loses Coastal and drops to 10 full members then the football schools are in some serious trouble. That would just leave Liberty, Gardner-Webb, Presbyterian, and Charleston Southern as full members and Kennesaw St and distant Monmouth as affiliates. The 6 non-football schools could essentially block all expansion and hold. I can't imagine that the SoCon would decide to be generous and offer some of these schools full membership of football affiliate deals.


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