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    Charlotte declines full CAA membership, wants football only, CAA refuses

    Per Brian Mull, UNCW's beat writer at the CAA Tournament

    -Multiple sources confirm that Charlotte was offered full membership to the #CAA but declined, wanting to be a football-only member.

    -#CAA not interested in Charlotte as a football-only member.

    -The CAA makes sense for Charlotte, and would give UNCW a rival in the Carolinas. Not sure why Judy Rose thinks the A-10 is superior.
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    Re: Charlotte declines full CAA membership, wants football only, CAA refuses

    Quote Originally Posted by T-Dog View Post
    Per Brian Mull, UNCW's beat writer at the CAA Tournament

    -Multiple sources confirm that Charlotte was offered full membership to the #CAA but declined, wanting to be a football-only member.

    -#CAA not interested in Charlotte as a football-only member.
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    Re: Charlotte declines full CAA membership, wants football only, CAA refuses

    If this is true, I think Charlotte made a mistake. Moving from the A-10 to the CAA is basically a lateral move in basketball. The A-10 hasn't worked out too well for the 49ers anyway, so why not make the change.

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    Re: Charlotte declines full CAA membership, wants football only, CAA refuses

    probably not the wisest decision for Charlotte.

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    Re: Charlotte declines full CAA membership, wants football only, CAA refuses

    UNcc gettinga little big for their new football pants.
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    Re: Charlotte declines full CAA membership, wants football only, CAA refuses

    SoCon will likely tell them the same thing. Big South is the only other option other than Indy which could slow the progression.

    If UNCC has their sights on bigger conferences like CUSA why not go to the CAA to build your football program faster? Their basketball certainly isn't getting them an invite anywhere, football rules when it comes to conferences these days.

    If they do go to the Big South it will be easier to win and beat their chest about their winning percentage. OR losses to Liberty, G-Webb, etc. could hurt quite a bit.
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    Re: Charlotte declines full CAA membership, wants football only, CAA refuses

    Quote Originally Posted by Rekdiver View Post
    UNcc gettinga little big for their new football pants.
    all you have to do is read one of their fans post to know that.

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    Re: Charlotte declines full CAA membership, wants football only, CAA refuses

    Yea, they seem to have an inferiority complex. Wonder what happens when the SoCon and the Big South turn them down? And what would the Big South do if Stony Brook gets an invite from the CAA?

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    Re: Charlotte declines full CAA membership, wants football only, CAA refuses

    Quote Originally Posted by T-Dog View Post
    Per Brian Mull, UNCW's beat writer at the CAA Tournament

    -Multiple sources confirm that Charlotte was offered full membership to the #CAA but declined, wanting to be a football-only member.

    -#CAA not interested in Charlotte as a football-only member.

    -The CAA makes sense for Charlotte, and would give UNCW a rival in the Carolinas. Not sure why Judy Rose thinks the A-10 is superior.
    Based on this - gotta think Stony Brook is on the radar of the CAA. America East is known for program defections to the CAA (Drexel, Delaware, Hofstra, Northeastern), and Stony Brook I have to believe it itching to get out of the conference.

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    2) Top 10 women's cross country
    3) Full scholly football with a solid stadium (expandable to 25K+) and brand new athletic development/weight center
    4) Return of NYC media market for football
    5) Logical bridge between Maine, UNH, and the rest of the CAA (assuming U Mass leaves too)
    6) Extremely solid baseball program
    7) Basketball team off a 09-10 NIT season and one game away from hitting the NCAA tourney
    8) Logical rival for Hofstra, hopefully boosting turnout for both programs in numerous sports
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    Re: Charlotte declines full CAA membership, wants football only, CAA refuses

    Quote Originally Posted by Redwyn View Post
    Based on this - gotta think Stony Brook is on the radar of the CAA. America East is known for program defections to the CAA (Drexel, Delaware, Hofstra, Northeastern), and Stony Brook I have to believe it itching to get out of the conference.

    SBU brings:
    1) Top 10 Lax program
    2) Top 10 women's cross country
    3) Full scholly football with a solid stadium (expandable to 25K+) and brand new athletic development/weight center
    4) Return of NYC media market for football
    5) Logical bridge between Maine, UNH, and the rest of the CAA (assuming U Mass leaves too)
    6) Extremely solid baseball program
    7) Basketball team off a 09-10 NIT season and one game away from hitting the NCAA tourney
    8) Logical rival for Hostra, hopefully boosting turnout for both programs in numerous sports
    There is a rumor going around on the CAAZone on the JMU boards http://boards.caazone.com/showthread...103927&page=31 that Stony Brook will be or has been extended a full membership offer. How true this is, I have no idea. The same source said the same thing about Charlotte, so take it for what is worth. But we'll see.

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