VMI, ETSU and Mercer on their way to the SoCon

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Whew. Now I don't feel so bad about the riff raff being let in the CAA nowadays.

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So who are you going to add to make 12 besides those 3 since Davidson is now gone? http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketb ... ource-says" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Kennesaw St. or a bball school like UNCA or High Point. Those are the names I've heard.
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Fresno St. Alum wrote:So who are you going to add to make 12 besides those 3 since Davidson is now gone? http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketb ... ource-says" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Kennesaw St. or a bball school like UNCA or High Point. Those are the names I've heard.
Kennesaw St is a name that frequently comes up around here. :coffee:
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Ibanez wrote:
Fresno St. Alum wrote:So who are you going to add to make 12 besides those 3 since Davidson is now gone? http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketb ... ource-says" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Kennesaw St. or a bball school like UNCA or High Point. Those are the names I've heard.
Kennesaw St is a name that frequently comes up around here. :coffee:
well if they take KSU then Mercer wouldn't need to go to scholly fb, if they did only UNCG would be w/o fb. If they like the 10/2 setup then High Point or UNCA is the call as long as Mercer commits to scholly fb.

Kennesaw St. would then end up in the SoCon replacing VMI and the Big South would have to look at another ASUN school like USC-Upstate or go west and take UNA who wants to move to D-I.
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CID1990 wrote:
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Both may have FBS aspirations but neither has a conference that is going to add them anytime in the near future. The only conference that Jax St has any chance of joining is the Sun Belt and there is no way they are going to add a 3rd school in Alabama. Liberty has even less of a chance than Jax St.
Nobody has any way of knowing that. The SoCon needs to be looking 10 or more years into the future, and any team that has even sniffed a possible move is going to lessen its chances.


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Well, in less than 10 years the SoCon will be a one bid, first round league if you are depending on startups like Mercer, UTC, and Kennesaw State and a school that hasn't had a winning season since 1981 like VMI.

This may very well be the biggest self-inflicted damage the SoCon has done since 1952.

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Nobody has any way of knowing that. The SoCon needs to be looking 10 or more years into the future, and any team that has even sniffed a possible move is going to lessen its chances.


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Well, in less than 10 years the SoCon will be a one bid, first round league if you are depending on startups like Mercer, UTC, and Kennesaw State and a school that hasn't had a winning season since 1981 like VMI.

This may very well be the biggest self-inflicted damage the SoCon has done since 1952.
And adding one and done, barely squeaking by Furman CCU will prevent that from happening. I get it.

You also have no way of knowing that. The number 3, 4 and 5 schools in the SoCon would have done no worse in the playoffs this past year than ASU.

We'll risk the doom and destruction.


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CID1990 wrote:
catdaddy2402 wrote:
Well, in less than 10 years the SoCon will be a one bid, first round league if you are depending on startups like Mercer, UTC, and Kennesaw State and a school that hasn't had a winning season since 1981 like VMI.

This may very well be the biggest self-inflicted damage the SoCon has done since 1952.
And adding one and done, barely squeaking by Furman CCU will prevent that from happening. I get it.

You also have no way of knowing that. The number 3, 4 and 5 schools in the SoCon would have done no worse in the playoffs this past year than ASU.

We'll risk the doom and destruction.


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You're such a baby. CCU has beaten Furman in 2011 and 2012. What's your problem with CCU?
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The SoCon loses two of its best football programs and two of its better basketball programs in 6 months, but you get bashed over at AGS if you portray it at all as a negative. :rofl:
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So, was GSU just waiting to become relevant again to bolt? :? :?
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Ibanez wrote:
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And adding one and done, barely squeaking by Furman CCU will prevent that from happening. I get it.

You also have no way of knowing that. The number 3, 4 and 5 schools in the SoCon would have done no worse in the playoffs this past year than ASU.

We'll risk the doom and destruction.


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You're such a baby. CCU has beaten Furman in 2011 and 2012. What's your problem with CCU?
They're in SC. If they were in NC, the SC schools would be voting for.

Aside from that, the assumption that CCU must become a member of the SoCon or the conference will die.

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CID1990 wrote:
Ibanez wrote: You're such a baby. CCU has beaten Furman in 2011 and 2012. What's your problem with CCU?
They're in SC. If they were in NC, the SC schools would be voting for.

Aside from that, the assumption that CCU must become a member of the SoCon or the conference will die.
Location? That's it? I've said that I agreed with that. :thumb:
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UNCA to the SoCon?

http://www.blackmountainnews.com/articl ... asheville-" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Elon to the CAA next?
http://www.elonpendulum.com/2013/05/dav ... ave-socon/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I guess KSU will have to wait until Elon is gone to get a SoCon invite, unless they take a Big South invite sooner
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