With their financial issues, it is probably a good move. It also helps the MEAC as it gets them to an even number of 12 (ten football), which will make scheduling a lot easier. The only problem for the conference is that it drops them to five teams for men's golf, with one being an associate member. I think you need six for an autobid.
Ivy League Football: Since the latter half of the 20th century, slowly self-destructing to become irrelevant in the scene that they used to dominate, not too many fans among the younger generations, rusting their potentials in the process.
Before, I liked a lot about Harvard football. Now, not so much. They are the main perpetrators of why Ivy League football has lost its popularity and it may never go back to what it used to be.
There's a nice discussion about this over at the Onnidan sports forum. Lot of the SSU alums not happy with the current prez. Good luck to them. GO CATS!!!
I wouldn't call it a "Lot" by any stretch. Its the same group led by Willie Walker who aren't happy with the decision. Keep in mind this same group was pushing for Savannah State to go D1 despite being told by both the SWAC and MEAC that they weren't ready for such a move. SSU made the move anyway and was without a conference home for a decade.
2003 SWAC Eastern Division Champions
2004 SWAC Eastern Division Champions
2004 SWAC Conference Champions
2007 Liberty Bowl Champions(Hail State)
3x 1st Team All SWAC/ 2007 2nd team All-SEC