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    Re: MU to CAA speculation

    ODU was CAA for over 20 years, they started football and moved to FBS quicker than our admin takes to negotiate a home and home with Norfolk State. Point being that though the CAA is a great East Coast FCS conference, we outgrew FCS years ago. Not many 20k public schools in our area still in FCS. Just about all of our "peers" have moved on, and one that has straggled just cleaned house and hired a coach that will probably take them there.

    I grew up in NJ and for me to see (what was/is) a tiny school like Monmouth College now be even contemplated for the CAA shows the direction our president prefers... small northeast private schools. But I guess we shouldn't expect anything less for a guy who went to Swarthmore and Harvard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Go Lehigh TU owl View Post
    No way can they compete in the CAA with their facilities imo. Even the "new" one...
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    Re: MU to CAA speculation

    I've never really understood Monmouth in the Big South.. closest game was liberty and now the closest would be GWU.. That's a lot of travel.

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    Re: MU to CAA speculation

    Quote Originally Posted by dunbar View Post
    The Yankee Conference was an all-sports league in the first 30 years of it's existence. America East (back around the name change from the NAC) had seven football playing schools in 1997 when the Atlantic Ten took over the Yankee Conference. Even though Towson and Hofstra weren't in the YC/A10 yet, the missed opportunity to take over the league is a major blunder twenty years later. If that had happened, then the CAA/AE merger probably would've gone through around 2001.
    The Yankee Conference was a legit conference until UMass, URI and UConn wanted to make sure they were in Division I in hoops. With the D-I/D-II split coming in 1977, they wanted to be on the correct side of that divide. On the other side of that coin was Vermont (who abandoned football during the D-I split) and BU (whose president at that time, John Silber, was in the early stages of trying to kill his football team). Ultimately the differences between all the schools became to great, and it morphed into a football-only conference that played at the D-II and eventually the I-AA level.

    Pretty much for its entire existence the Yankee Conference was united by institutional similarity (Northeast land-grand schools + BU) and not a heck of a lot else. Many folks think that CAA/AE merger would have happened had the CAA taken it over, and there were talks about it at the time, but I'm not convinced it was imminent or anything. The reason is that the Yankee Conference never really was stable, and even if it had happened serious tensions would have remained.
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    Re: MU to CAA speculation

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthChuckSouth View Post
    I've never really understood Monmouth in the Big South.. closest game was liberty and now the closest would be GWU.. That's a lot of travel.
    When Monmouth was kicked out of the NEC in football, they needed a conference home with a decent shot at the playoffs, and the CAA (facilities) and the Patriot League (snootiness? slowness?) didn't let them in. So the Big South was their destination until they could find a home. Have always thought that Monmouth should be in the Patriot League in football. The Patriot League needs an 8th (and 9th) team, and if they are OK with the AI, the Patriot League should be trying to have them join.

    This takes on added importance because BU and Loyola haven't started their football programs yet.
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    Re: MU to CAA speculation

    Quote Originally Posted by Lehigh Football Nation View Post
    When Monmouth was kicked out of the NEC in football, they needed a conference home with a decent shot at the playoffs, and the CAA (facilities) and the Patriot League (snootiness? slowness?) didn't let them in. So the Big South was their destination until they could find a home. Have always thought that Monmouth should be in the Patriot League in football. The Patriot League needs an 8th (and 9th) team, and if they are OK with the AI, the Patriot League should be trying to have them join.

    This takes on added importance because BU and Loyola haven't started their football programs yet.
    I think it is a long shot that either Loyola will start football or BU will reinstate football.

    IMO, Monmouth to the CAA is a major step up. However, in a great many ways, Monmouth is a school on the rise.

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    Re: MU to CAA speculation

    Quote Originally Posted by Lehigh Football Nation View Post
    When Monmouth was kicked out of the NEC in football, they needed a conference home with a decent shot at the playoffs, and the CAA (facilities) and the Patriot League (snootiness? slowness?) didn't let them in. So the Big South was their destination until they could find a home. Have always thought that Monmouth should be in the Patriot League in football. The Patriot League needs an 8th (and 9th) team, and if they are OK with the AI, the Patriot League should be trying to have them join.

    This takes on added importance because BU and Loyola haven't started their football programs yet.
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    Re: MU to CAA speculation

    Any new CAA school needs a capacity of 8k, it's what they told Albany. We have recognizable schools in terms of FCS and good sized stadiums in terms of FCS, we aren't looking to downgrade in either aspect. Not to disrespect Monmouth but they just aren't a fit.


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    Re: MU to CAA speculation

    Quote Originally Posted by UNHWildcat18 View Post
    Any new CAA school needs a capacity of 8k, it's what they told Albany. We have recognizable schools in terms of FCS and good sized stadiums in terms of FCS, we aren't looking to downgrade in either aspect. Not to disrespect Monmouth but they just aren't a fit.
    That having been said, who are the candidates in the footprint with that size stadium?
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    Re: MU to CAA speculation

    Monmouth is a great fit for the CAA in location. They are not ready - yet - in terms of name recognition or facilities. They are a school on the rise though.

    The CAA really doesn't need a new member at the moment. We have 12 for football and 10 for all sports. When and if the time comes, there will be several to pick from.

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