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« Reply #300 on: May 29, 2020, 09:49:17 am »
Ochefu is following Almonacy and Long to SNHU. Iím fairly sure heíll do well there.

https://twitter.com/antochefu/status/1266163258425331712?s=21


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I had very high hopes for Ochefu when Bolas recruited him. He has High Major genes in his DNA, but he never materialized. Was that on the coaches, would he have progressed better had he gone to Duke, Virginia, NC etc.... ?

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« Reply #301 on: June 11, 2020, 12:25:08 pm »
Welcome NJIT!

https://twitter.com/goodmanhoops/status/1271114394865410048?s=21


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« Reply #302 on: June 11, 2020, 12:54:04 pm »
Welcome NJIT!

https://twitter.com/goodmanhoops/status/1271114394865410048?s=21


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Good, now maybe SB can finally get out of this bottom dweller conference.
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« Reply #303 on: June 11, 2020, 01:05:50 pm »
Welcome NJIT!

https://twitter.com/goodmanhoops/status/1271114394865410048?s=21


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Good move for them (a lot less travel) and good for conference.  They were good a couple of years ago, and built themselves a nice stadium, if memory serves correct.  Extra 2 games; no bye weeks now, so easy to accommodate.  Of course, AE may be hedging their bets on future defections, by adding them.
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« Reply #304 on: June 11, 2020, 01:28:21 pm »
Itís a no brainer for NJIT. The AE has its warts but itís better than going to Kennesaw State, Lipscomb, et al. If youíre going to be in a one-bid league, at least have it be local.


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« Reply #305 on: June 11, 2020, 03:13:46 pm »
Itís a no brainer for NJIT. The AE has its warts but itís better than going to Kennesaw State, Lipscomb, et al. If youíre going to be in a one-bid league, at least have it be local.


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Now somebody who claims to be the A-Sun commissioner says that Goodman's tweet is inaccurate. "More to come."

https://twitter.com/ASUNCommish
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« Reply #306 on: June 11, 2020, 05:12:29 pm »
It’s a no brainer for NJIT. The AE has its warts but it’s better than going to Kennesaw State, Lipscomb, et al. If you’re going to be in a one-bid league, at least have it be local.


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Now somebody who claims to be the A-Sun commissioner says that Goodman's tweet is inaccurate. "More to come."

https://twitter.com/ASUNCommish

I hope this is bogus. Nothing against NJIT, but we don't need to expand and they really don't add much to our conference. They fit academically more or less and the geography is good, but outside of that there's no need to make this move. If someone left sure, NJIT will be a great replacement once we finally get out of this conference, but until then I don't see the point.

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« Reply #307 on: June 12, 2020, 05:48:38 am »
Itís a no brainer for NJIT. The AE has its warts but itís better than going to Kennesaw State, Lipscomb, et al. If youíre going to be in a one-bid league, at least have it be local.


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Now somebody who claims to be the A-Sun commissioner says that Goodman's tweet is inaccurate. "More to come."

https://twitter.com/ASUNCommish

I hope this is bogus. Nothing against NJIT, but we don't need to expand and they really don't add much to our conference. They fit academically more or less and the geography is good, but outside of that there's no need to make this move. If someone left sure, NJIT will be a great replacement once we finally get out of this conference, but until then I don't see the point.

Maybe that is the plan. NJIT enters the AE and SB goes into the CAA for all sports.

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Re: Around the AE/country
« Reply #309 on: June 12, 2020, 12:55:31 pm »
Itís a no brainer for NJIT. The AE has its warts but itís better than going to Kennesaw State, Lipscomb, et al. If youíre going to be in a one-bid league, at least have it be local.


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Now somebody who claims to be the A-Sun commissioner says that Goodman's tweet is inaccurate. "More to come."

https://twitter.com/ASUNCommish

I hope this is bogus. Nothing against NJIT, but we don't need to expand and they really don't add much to our conference. They fit academically more or less and the geography is good, but outside of that there's no need to make this move. If someone left sure, NJIT will be a great replacement once we finally get out of this conference, but until then I don't see the point.

Maybe that is the plan. NJIT enters the AE and SB goes into the CAA for all sports.

https://www.uslaxmagazine.com/college/men/njit-to-join-america-east-leave-atlantic-sun-conference
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« Reply #310 on: June 12, 2020, 01:34:25 pm »
If Iím being optimistic, maybe this opens the door for one of the schools (aka us) to GTFO of the America East

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« Reply #311 on: June 12, 2020, 05:23:32 pm »
If Iím being optimistic, maybe this opens the door for one of the schools (aka us) to GTFO of the America East

Realignment moves are often sudden and catch you by surprise. So if somebody knew something, adding NJIT as a backfill would be smart, but I don't think that's what's happening. Not yet anyway. I also feel like if anyone left it would be Vermont first. We're better by every metric, but they've actually been winning on the court. I could see the A10 as a landing spot for them (or us honestly) if they left.

I say drop all talk of joining the CAA. That's a lateral move and a stupid one with JMU half way out the door to FBS practically. Hell, I bet if anything we could take Towson/Delaware from the CAA and bring football in-house to the AE if we wanted to. There's some deep instability brewing in that conference.

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« Reply #312 on: June 12, 2020, 06:23:33 pm »
now that's an interesting idea.... del/towson moving BACK to the AE, and adding football.
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« Reply #313 on: June 12, 2020, 09:32:41 pm »
It's official now with NJIT:

https://twitter.com/AmericaEast/status/1271517844979646465?s=20

I think this is a good move for all.  NJIT is a highly ranked academic institution, they have a real nice, new stadium, and they will recruit better playing in Northeast.  I'm assuming they will be eligible for the tournament immediately since they've been D1 already for several years.

I don't think we're going anywhere in the near term, with SUNY budgets going to be in the crapper.  As already stated, moving to CAA is a waste for the effort involved.  I'm hoping we can shoot for the A-10, in a couple of years, when budgets are hopefully restored and we lick this Covid thing.



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« Reply #314 on: June 13, 2020, 03:20:00 am »
The move is good, but I question why it was made. We didn't need to add anyone.