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Messages - JBROB

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It's real simple. The leadership of the University believes that the move to the Big South is best for the student-athletes and the University. The fans are being asked to accept this decision. A&T will play a few HBCUs each year but things will be different.

There is no turning back now.

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Sports Forum / Re: CIAA Tourney hype
« on: Yesterday at 03:06:50 PM »
Hopefully Elizabeth City State University can get in the mix.

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Sports Forum / Re: MEAC Basketball Standings Feb 17
« on: February 17, 2020, 10:48:21 PM »
Men
NC Central 60
NC A&T 77
final

Bethune Cookman 71
Delaware State 70
final

Florida A&M 71
UMES 81
final

Morgan State 78
SC State 72
final

Coppin State 60
Norfolk State 80
final

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Sports Forum / Re: MEAC Basketball Standings Feb 17
« on: February 17, 2020, 10:29:41 PM »
Women
Bethune Cookman 11-1
Norfolk State 9-2
Morgan State 9-4
NC A&T 8-4
Delaware State 7-4
Howard 6-5
NC Central 5-6
Florida A&M 3-10
Coppin State 3-10
UMES 2-9
SC State 2-10

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Sports Forum / MEAC Basketball Standings Feb 17
« on: February 17, 2020, 10:22:53 PM »
Men
Norfolk State 9-2
NC A&T 9-3
NC Central 8-3
Florida A&M 8-5
Morgan State 8-5
Bethune Cookman 7-5
SC State 6-6
UMES 4-7
Coppin State 4-9
Delaware State 2-9
Howard 0-11

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Sports Forum / Re: NC Central at NC A&T
« on: February 17, 2020, 09:27:37 PM »
NC Central 60
NC A&T 77
final

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Sports Forum / Re: NC Central at NC A&T
« on: February 17, 2020, 03:43:29 PM »
7pm on ESPNU

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I have one question about schools moving to the big south.  Why is the move not discussed with the school’s supporters and public before it is made?  Hampton’s move was a total mess, and A&T’s move is not any better. 
Why are things so undercover?  Are the schools doing thing that may not be in the best interest of the groups they do not speak with?  When you look at Hampton’s situation with scheduling, and lost of interest in their games, why would any other school want to be put in that situation?

Come on man, are you serious? You can’t make decisions like this in the open public.

Hell, we would still be in the CIAA if we had  discussed creating the MEAC 50 years ago.

Hampton's conference exit was a complete mess because they announced they were leaving the MEAC in less than eight months, wanted to continue playing a MEAC schedule following their departure including competing for conference championships, got pissed when the MEAC would not oblige their request, and then had the nerve to take their feud with the conference public.  Our departure from the MEAC is planned out, not rushed, and gives everyone time to properly prepare. 

I’m not going to front; the news of this move is shocking, and I think it is a gutsy move by our leadership especially considering the historic and significance of N.C. A & T being a founding, full participant in all sports, and never wavering member of the MEAC.  Time will tell if this gamble pays off.  I am optimistic because 1.) our leadership (specifically our Board of Trustees, Chancellor, and Athletic Director) have proven to be successful with other measures that continue to transform the university and move us forward.  2.) Our athletic department have sustaining winning programs in the majority of the MEAC sports in which we compete.  I don’t see this move in no way as N.C. A & T snubbing the MEAC or “selling out” HBCUs and Black culture.  Knowing our leadership, the Big South is just the first step to transitioning our athletic programs to eventually a higher competitive conference at the FBS level.     

Why would we go FBS if we don't want students to travel more than necessary?

It would be a regional FBS conference. Such as the Sunbelt.

The Sun Belt Conference has 6 teams west of the Mississippi River. But I guess money won't be an issue at that point. All of our teams will fly to games.

Maybe we would have divisions

The Sunbelt already has divisions. On the East division they have Georgia State , Georgia Southern , Coastal Carolina, App State and Troy.

The main thing would be the bowl tie ins and the conference payout from bowl season. 10 schools split 17.2 million in 2018 or 1.7 million per school.

https://www.journalnow.com/sports/college/asu/source-sun-belt-conference-to-receive-million-from-cfp-the/article_7279a23c-b6c8-5b69-bef7-f1ef11bc849b.html

Sun Belt Bowl Ties, Affiliations
Highest-ranked champion from the AAC, C-USA, MAC, MW & Sun Belt will play in a New Year’s Six bowl.

The Sun Belt doesn’t have a true pecking order after the champion goes to the New Orleans Bowl. The bowl match ups are based on best possible games and geography.

1.  R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl vs. Mountain West
2. Dollar General Bowl vs. MAC
3. Raycom Media Camellia Bowl vs. MAC
4. AutoNation Cure Bowl vs. American Athletic
5.  NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl vs. Mountain West

I'm worried about the nonrevenue sports travel.

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I have one question about schools moving to the big south.  Why is the move not discussed with the school’s supporters and public before it is made?  Hampton’s move was a total mess, and A&T’s move is not any better. 
Why are things so undercover?  Are the schools doing thing that may not be in the best interest of the groups they do not speak with?  When you look at Hampton’s situation with scheduling, and lost of interest in their games, why would any other school want to be put in that situation?

Come on man, are you serious? You can’t make decisions like this in the open public.

Hell, we would still be in the CIAA if we had  discussed creating the MEAC 50 years ago.

Hampton's conference exit was a complete mess because they announced they were leaving the MEAC in less than eight months, wanted to continue playing a MEAC schedule following their departure including competing for conference championships, got pissed when the MEAC would not oblige their request, and then had the nerve to take their feud with the conference public.  Our departure from the MEAC is planned out, not rushed, and gives everyone time to properly prepare. 

I’m not going to front; the news of this move is shocking, and I think it is a gutsy move by our leadership especially considering the historic and significance of N.C. A & T being a founding, full participant in all sports, and never wavering member of the MEAC.  Time will tell if this gamble pays off.  I am optimistic because 1.) our leadership (specifically our Board of Trustees, Chancellor, and Athletic Director) have proven to be successful with other measures that continue to transform the university and move us forward.  2.) Our athletic department have sustaining winning programs in the majority of the MEAC sports in which we compete.  I don’t see this move in no way as N.C. A & T snubbing the MEAC or “selling out” HBCUs and Black culture.  Knowing our leadership, the Big South is just the first step to transitioning our athletic programs to eventually a higher competitive conference at the FBS level.     

Why would we go FBS if we don't want students to travel more than necessary?

It would be a regional FBS conference. Such as the Sunbelt.

The Sun Belt Conference has 6 teams west of the Mississippi River. But I guess money won't be an issue at that point. All of our teams will fly to games.

Maybe we would have divisions

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Sports Forum / Re: NC Central at NC A&T
« on: February 16, 2020, 08:27:51 AM »
Men
NC Central 8-2
...
NC A&T 8-3

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Sports Forum / Re: NC Central at NC A&T
« on: February 15, 2020, 07:16:18 PM »
The men play on Monday on ESPNU at 7 pm.

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Sports Forum / Re: NC Central at NC A&T
« on: February 15, 2020, 06:35:19 PM »
Eagles 86
Aggies 80
Final

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Sports Forum / Re: NC Central at NC A&T
« on: February 15, 2020, 06:13:10 PM »
This is crazy!!!

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Sports Forum / Re: NC Central at NC A&T
« on: February 15, 2020, 04:44:29 PM »
Eagles 34
Aggies 28
Halftime

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