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Conference Realignment Rumors
« on: March 16, 2014, 08:32:45 pm »
Not related to Stony Brook... but I thought I would start a thread talking about the college athletics landscape and realignments and rumors. This summer sure to bring some more changes.

1) Rumors is that ACC will rotate their basketball tourney between Brooklyn, Barclay's center and current Greensboro.

2) Big East will probably add two more... SLU and may be another from A10. A10 will then probably stay put at 12 members and not add any more.


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Re: Other Conferences' Rumors
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2014, 09:04:53 pm »
This always makes for good conversation until football starts.

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Re: Other Conferences' Rumors
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2014, 10:29:03 pm »
Another rumor that JMU might be MAC bound and Albany might be the replacement in CAA.

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Re: Conference Realignment Rumors
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2014, 12:54:42 pm »
Rumors on other message boards that Albany all sports to CAA is a done deal. Not only from pesky Jeff, but also form Albany fans on their board that they have a offer to join the CAA that expires July 1.

Anyone one knows if there is any truth to this rumor. Would hate to see our main rival leave us.

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Re: Conference Realignment Rumors
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2014, 01:49:56 pm »
I also received a PM from someone we all trust saying that its a likely move. What a shame. I think the AE as we know it is done. I was actually feeling better about the AE. I like this conference. Screw the CAA. Oh well, I can't blame Albany for making a move. Everyone is trying to do the best for their program...
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Re: Conference Realignment Rumors
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2014, 02:03:43 pm »
I also received a PM from someone we all trust saying that its a likely move. What a shame. I think the AE as we know it is done. I was actually feeling better about the AE. I like this conference. Screw the CAA. Oh well, I can't blame Albany for making a move. Everyone is trying to do the best for their program...

You can't blame Albany for making the move. They're clearly a leader in basketball and Lacrosse in the AE so the time has come for that institution to move on and up.. They deserve it! I have no doubt SB will follow Albanys lead and join them in the CAA for all sports but first, lets get to the NCAA at least once before we start talking about a move up!!!!!!

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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2014, 02:40:38 pm »
I also received a PM from someone we all trust saying that its a likely move. What a shame. I think the AE as we know it is done. I was actually feeling better about the AE. I like this conference. Screw the CAA. Oh well, I can't blame Albany for making a move. Everyone is trying to do the best for their program...

That is a bad news. I hope its a package deal and we go with them. It would suck to be left behind. May be removing of Fiore, helped change Hofstra's mind and they wont oppose. Playing Hofstra regularly would do wonder for both programs on the island... in terms of fan interest.

May be now we will have even easier path to the Dance... no more beating by Albany in the tournament.

This whole thing sucks!!! Depressing.

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Re: Conference Realignment Rumors
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2014, 11:08:21 pm »
I also received a PM from someone we all trust saying that its a likely move. What a shame. I think the AE as we know it is done. I was actually feeling better about the AE. I like this conference. Screw the CAA. Oh well, I can't blame Albany for making a move. Everyone is trying to do the best for their program...

You can't blame Albany for making the move. They're clearly a leader in basketball and Lacrosse in the AE so the time has come for that institution to move on and up.. They deserve it! I have no doubt SB will follow Albanys lead and join them in the CAA for all sports but first, lets get to the NCAA at least once before we start talking about a move up!!!!!!

It's all cyclical. 2-3 years ago, Albany basketball and lacrosse wasn't as good Stony Brook. 2-3 years before that, the opposite was true.

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Re: Conference Realignment Rumors
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2014, 11:12:30 pm »
We would also already be in the CAA if Hofstra wasn't scared of us.

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Re: Conference Realignment Rumors
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2014, 03:26:07 pm »
UMASS to leave the MAC after the 2015 season.. I smell a change in conference for SB if they play their cards right.. Come on Senator Lavalle, lets get this Stadium built to hold 15,000 seats!!!! LOL... Is this Stacey Bedell in the picture?????

http://www.hustlebelt.com/2014/3/26/5550504/umass-minutement-leave-mac-after-2015-season
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Re: Conference Realignment Rumors
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2014, 07:33:46 pm »
UMASS to leave the MAC after the 2015 season.. I smell a change in conference for SB if they play their cards right.. Come on Senator Lavalle, lets get this Stadium built to hold 15,000 seats!!!! LOL... Is this Stacey Bedell in the picture?????

http://www.hustlebelt.com/2014/3/26/5550504/umass-minutement-leave-mac-after-2015-season

Yeah.. I read that earlier. It's not looking good for UMass at this moment.. they have no choice to go Independent unless AAC invites them. Another option for them would be to play in Sunbelt.. which would be horrible imo. There will be no rivalry.

I wish there was a Football only FBS conference in the East coast..no need to be BCS level. UMass, JMU, Delaware and Buffalo can lead the way and start a north-east FBS conference, may be with Navy and Army. That would open up an option for teams like Stony Brook and Albany to build up respective programs and join in future. It's all too perfect to ever happen.

I am sure if there was a sponsor, such as Fox Sports, then it's possible.

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Re: Conference Realignment Rumors
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2014, 08:53:58 pm »
I don't know if our admin wants in to the CAA  all the way. There is 1 million dollar exit fee if a larger conference   gave us an invite someday.  Maybe Albany isn't thinking about a   MAC or AAC  future.  We can sit tight for now  with football in the CAA and our other sports in the AE. If the good fairy comes down the road we leave.  Lets win as many AE Titles as  we can and a couple of CAA football titles. The MAC would take us in heartbeat.

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« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2014, 09:47:36 pm »
I don't know if our admin wants in to the CAA  all the way. There is 1 million dollar exit fee if a larger conference   gave us an invite someday.  Maybe Albany isn't thinking about a   MAC or AAC  future.  We can sit tight for now  with football in the CAA and our other sports in the AE. If the good fairy comes down the road we leave.  Lets win as many AE Titles as  we can and a couple of CAA football titles. The MAC would take us in heartbeat.

I agree we need to win some CAA title before anything.. and need some buzz in LI.

One thing though, and I might be wrong, football only schools don't have to pay 1m to leave CAA.

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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2014, 10:33:34 am »
Correct.  The exit fee I believe  is 250k to leave the CAA. My biggest concern is filling seats. Our new arena is great  but we need  to at least see 3500 folks in there  every night, same  thing with football love to see  each home game around 6500 to 7000.  That sends the right message to other conferences that our fan base is solid. So who ever  our new  AD will be  growing the fan base has to be a priority. Of course now this NCAA and the athletes  forming unions is a new twist.  See how that plays out.

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Re: Conference Realignment Rumors
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2014, 11:27:50 am »
Exactly, we can't be taken serious if we can't draw 3000+ for MBB games. and attendance for football needs to climb to the 6500-7000 range. Its harder than what i though to build a following in Long Island.
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