I feel you...BUT....just because you survived the past issues....sometimes you need to examine the reasons that put you in that situation.
There are a lot of proud alumni of closed schools too.
I don't think it would be a sense of failure if they dropped down. It would be a sense of good business to drop down. It would be better for SCSU to make those decisions than for Ethan, Amber and the Governor to make it for them. IJS. Of course that's if this is a issue anyways.
If you guys can afford it...well more power to you. The savings of dropping to D2 is significant. The average D2 budget is $3.3M with football and $2.3 without.