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Title: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
Post by: oleschoolaggie on July 20, 2021, 04:54:19 PM
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Title: Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
Post by: JBROB on July 20, 2021, 04:57:54 PM
 :o
Title: Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
Post by: Professor on July 20, 2021, 05:04:11 PM
A blind man could see this coming , timing is interesting
Title: Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
Post by: klg14 on July 20, 2021, 05:18:17 PM
An article...
https://hbcugameday.com/2021/07/20/meac-commissioner-announces-retirement/
Title: Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
Post by: JBROB on July 20, 2021, 05:39:35 PM
MEAC Commissioner Dr. Dennis E. Thomas Announces Plans for Retirement


https://meacsports.com/news/2021/7/20/meac-commissioner-dr-dennis-e-thomas-announces-plans-for-retirement.aspx
Title: Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
Post by: Maroon and Gray on July 20, 2021, 06:02:22 PM
A blind man could see this coming , timing is interesting

How so?
Title: Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
Post by: oleschoolaggie on July 20, 2021, 06:16:28 PM

just my opinion, but i strongly believe that thomas was "pressured" to retire and if true, justifiably so.  this should help the meac to re-define itself in a positive way if they pick a good person to replace him...
Title: Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
Post by: Bison 4 Life on July 20, 2021, 06:42:21 PM
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
Post by: Professor on July 20, 2021, 07:11:59 PM
A blind man could see this coming , timing is interesting

How so?

With the recent departures, you don't think the timing is interesting
Title: Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
Post by: Maroon and Gray on July 20, 2021, 07:17:35 PM
A blind man could see this coming , timing is interesting

How so?

With the recent departures, you don't think the timing is interesting

I don’t know all the relationships on how it might affect Thomas.  So the former SCSU President was an ally of Thomas and NCCU Chancellor isn’t?
Title: Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
Post by: Professor on July 20, 2021, 07:26:05 PM
A blind man could see this coming , timing is interesting

How so?

With the recent departures, you don't think the timing is interesting

I don’t know all the relationships on how it might affect Thomas.  So the former SCSU President was an ally of Thomas and NCCU Chancellor isn’t?

You lose 4 schools and you don't retire. You get a new leader on the council. You don't leave. Now he gets fired and you leave.

What's different between now and March. Or May , or January.

Same issues at are present now were present then. Why retire now ?
Title: Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
Post by: 81alphaeagle on July 20, 2021, 07:42:54 PM
A blind man could see this coming , timing is interesting

How so?

With the recent departures, you don't think the timing is interesting

I don’t know all the relationships on how it might affect Thomas.  So the former SCSU President was an ally of Thomas and NCCU Chancellor isn’t?

You lose 4 schools and you don't retire. You get a new leader on the council. You don't leave. Now he gets fired and you leave.

What's different between now and March. Or May , or January.

Same issues at are present now were present then. Why retire now ?
Sometimes you get tire of dealing with negros.  Right aggies.
Title: Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
Post by: Professor on July 20, 2021, 08:43:29 PM
A blind man could see this coming , timing is interesting

How so?

With the recent departures, you don't think the timing is interesting

I don’t know all the relationships on how it might affect Thomas.  So the former SCSU President was an ally of Thomas and NCCU Chancellor isn’t?

You lose 4 schools and you don't retire. You get a new leader on the council. You don't leave. Now he gets fired and you leave.

What's different between now and March. Or May , or January.

Same issues at are present now were present then. Why retire now ?
Sometimes you get tire of dealing with negros.  Right aggies.

Nah we got tired of BAD LEADERSHIP.

Apparently your own alums get tired of negros too.... Senior Associate Commissioner is an Eagle

https://bigsouthsports.com/staff.aspx?staff=16
Title: Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
Post by: Professor on July 20, 2021, 08:45:26 PM
Wait , How do you announce your retirement from your conference commissioner job at another conference's Media Day.

Title: Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
Post by: 81alphaeagle on July 20, 2021, 08:50:49 PM
A blind man could see this coming , timing is interesting

How so?

With the recent departures, you don't think the timing is interesting

I don’t know all the relationships on how it might affect Thomas.  So the former SCSU President was an ally of Thomas and NCCU Chancellor isn’t?

You lose 4 schools and you don't retire. You get a new leader on the council. You don't leave. Now he gets fired and you leave.

What's different between now and March. Or May , or January.

Same issues at are present now were present then. Why retire now ?
Sometimes you get tire of dealing with negros.  Right aggies.

Nah we got tired of BAD LEADERSHIP.

Apparently your own alums get tired of negros too.... Senior Associate Commissioner is an Eagle

https://bigsouthsports.com/staff.aspx?staff=16
Looks like a good candidate for AD or Commissioner.
Title: Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
Post by: eagle pride on July 20, 2021, 10:30:14 PM
I don't remember any of those schools that left blamed Thomas for their reason.  IDK, best wishes on your retirement Mr. Thomas. 
Title: Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
Post by: OnGRattler on July 20, 2021, 10:35:36 PM
Welcome back to the MEAC, NCAT!!

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Title: Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
Post by: eagle pride on July 20, 2021, 10:50:39 PM
Welcome back to the MEAC, NCAT!!

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We shouldn't even be looking back.  They are gone.  Move forward MEAC!
Title: Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
Post by: Professor on July 21, 2021, 12:03:03 AM
I don't remember any of those schools that left blamed Thomas for their reason.  IDK, best wishes on your retirement Mr. Thomas.

9/25/21 3pm - Corner of Lindsey and Sullivan

KEEP THAT SAME ENERGY
Title: Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
Post by: Jay_Thomas on July 21, 2021, 10:03:49 AM

You lose 4 schools and you don't retire. You get a new leader on the council. You don't leave. Now he gets fired and you leave.

What's different between now and March. Or May , or January.

Same issues at are present now were present then. Why retire now ?



Make that 5:  A&T, Hampton, BCU, FAMU, SSU.
Title: Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
Post by: Professor on July 21, 2021, 10:47:20 AM
And is contract isn't up until 2024
Title: Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
Post by: thatd@mnYOGI on July 21, 2021, 10:55:01 AM
Too little, too LATE.

that's all...  :tiptoe:
Title: Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
Post by: eagle pride on July 21, 2021, 08:52:32 PM
Looking forward to the next hire.  #meacstrong
Title: Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
Post by: AimHigh on July 22, 2021, 09:57:21 AM

You lose 4 schools and you don't retire. You get a new leader on the council. You don't leave. Now he gets fired and you leave.

What's different between now and March. Or May , or January.

Same issues at are present now were present then. Why retire now ?



Make that 5:  A&T, Hampton, BCU, FAMU, SSU.

Make that 6:  A&T, Hampton, BCU, FAMU, SSU, WSSU.
Title: Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
Post by: Jay_Thomas on July 22, 2021, 10:02:06 AM
Naw, its only 5 that have vacated the meac within the past 2 years.

WSSU really doesn't count in the mass exodus from the MEAC.

They did a quick U-TURN after realizing it was a big mistake.

That isn't on the MEAC, thats on WSSU who quickly corrected a mistake.

Title: Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
Post by: JBROB on July 24, 2021, 07:20:15 AM
Can the MEAC be a conference without the NCAA?  If they are not interested in a national championship, why maintain a membership?
Title: Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
Post by: BisonBlu on July 24, 2021, 08:31:53 AM
Can the MEAC be a conference without the NCAA?  If they are not interested in a national championship, why maintain a membership?

Men's basketball is where the real cash sits with the NCAA.  Without NCAA affiliation this revenue source would be eliminated and mid-major programs would crumble.

I hope a good search firm is used to bring in a new commissioner.  I just cant see the MEAC targeting new membership during a period of uncertainty in leadership.
Title: Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
Post by: JBROB on July 24, 2021, 08:56:37 AM
Can the MEAC be a conference without the NCAA?  If they are not interested in a national championship, why maintain a membership?

Men's basketball is where the real cash sits with the NCAA.  Without NCAA affiliation this revenue source would be eliminated and mid-major programs would crumble.

I hope a good search firm is used to bring in a new commissioner.  I just cant see the MEAC targeting new membership during a period of uncertainty in leadership.

The member presidents and athletic directors are not helpless.