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Re: Aggies to Announce on Friday that they are leaving the MEAC
« Reply #300 on: February 24, 2020, 09:45:35 AM »
A&T's Athletic Director, Earl Hilton, was interviewed on Box To Row this morning.
Help us understand how he think he understands black issues enough to talk about Aggie pride. Most of that pride is rooted in the black struggle and not sports. A&T is a national level HBCU and has been one of our main leaders for civil rights. Their hiring this AD was a sellout. Divide and conquer. Take the head and the others will die. This far more than sports. Its funny how traditionally, black men has let a ball dictate his worth.

Hiring an AD that has led us to the having the best athletic department in the HBCU world was a bad hire. Bwhahahaha.


AD of the year in 2019 lol. Just admit it, you hate white people

https://ncataggies.com/news/2019/3/11/211795094.aspx

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Re: Aggies to Announce on Friday that they are leaving the MEAC
« Reply #301 on: February 24, 2020, 10:10:25 AM »
A&T's Athletic Director, Earl Hilton, was interviewed on Box To Row this morning.
Help us understand how he think he understands black issues enough to talk about Aggie pride. Most of that pride is rooted in the black struggle and not sports. A&T is a national level HBCU and has been one of our main leaders for civil rights. Their hiring this AD was a sellout. Divide and conquer. Take the head and the others will die. This far more than sports. Its funny how traditionally, black men has let a ball dictate his worth.

So moving to another sports conference removes all that? Where was all this outside concern 12-15 years ago when we were struggling?
For all the criticism he's rceiving this AD has saved Aggie Athletics. With all the hbcus we see having financial issues we get flak for cutting 500k in expenses? Even your own school couldn't handle the expenses of D1 but you hypocritically
criticize us for making financially responsible decisions? Man ya'll can take your bs somewhere else.

Furthermore, GTFOH with this sellout narrative you are pushing.  Are other HBCUs sellouts for having non-Black professors, coaches, employees, and students?

No, because those non-Blacks are AT a Black institution.

I have yet to see any Aggie post one of the MAIN reasons for going to the Big South as opposed to other conferences.

Huh? Once again, the MAIN reason for going to the Big South is a reduction in travel costs estimated to be at $500k per year.

No one can tell me different because I was in attendance at the initial meeting in 2015 when a detailed power point presentation was given covering this issue. At that time he said he was exploring moving to a more geographically friendly conference.

The AD and Chancellor met with a total of eight other fcs/fbs conferences with offers coming from two, the BSC and the Atlantic Sun. It is also said that an offer was being put together by the Southern Conference. In the end the Big South is the one that made the most sense if our intent is to save on travel costs.

The AD was asked about other reasons and he said there were other benefits to the move, however travel cost was the reason for the move......the same thing he said 5 years ago.

Y'all have covered all this.  What's missing.......that actually makes sense?

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Re: Aggies to Announce on Friday that they are leaving the MEAC
« Reply #302 on: February 24, 2020, 10:17:41 AM »

Whew Chile! A&Ts Conference move has unearthed some serious latent issues some of y'all have...


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Re: Aggies to Announce on Friday that they are leaving the MEAC
« Reply #303 on: February 24, 2020, 11:04:22 AM »
A&T's Athletic Director, Earl Hilton, was interviewed on Box To Row this morning.
Help us understand how he think he understands black issues enough to talk about Aggie pride. Most of that pride is rooted in the black struggle and not sports. A&T is a national level HBCU and has been one of our main leaders for civil rights. Their hiring this AD was a sellout. Divide and conquer. Take the head and the others will die. This far more than sports. Its funny how traditionally, black men has let a ball dictate his worth.

So moving to another sports conference removes all that? Where was all this outside concern 12-15 years ago when we were struggling?
For all the criticism he's rceiving this AD has saved Aggie Athletics. With all the hbcus we see having financial issues we get flak for cutting 500k in expenses? Even your own school couldn't handle the expenses of D1 but you hypocritically
criticize us for making financially responsible decisions? Man ya'll can take your bs somewhere else.

Furthermore, GTFOH with this sellout narrative you are pushing.  Are other HBCUs sellouts for having non-Black professors, coaches, employees, and students?

No, because those non-Blacks are AT a Black institution.

I have yet to see any Aggie post one of the MAIN reasons for going to the Big South as opposed to other conferences.

Huh? Once again, the MAIN reason for going to the Big South is a reduction in travel costs estimated to be at $500k per year.

No one can tell me different because I was in attendance at the initial meeting in 2015 when a detailed power point presentation was given covering this issue. At that time he said he was exploring moving to a more geographically friendly conference.

The AD and Chancellor met with a total of eight other fcs/fbs conferences with offers coming from two, the BSC and the Atlantic Sun. It is also said that an offer was being put together by the Southern Conference. In the end the Big South is the one that made the most sense if our intent is to save on travel costs.

The AD was asked about other reasons and he said there were other benefits to the move, however travel cost was the reason for the move......the same thing he said 5 years ago.


so where did the discussion about moving to FBS come from?

I get you're looking for budget savings, but some aggie did say y'all were also looking to go FBS and those costs were covered with monies distributed to each member school by the conference you would join.

I didn't even mention the welfare of the students because we know money overrules thinking about them.  Weren't student/athletes welfare part of the issue as well?
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Re: Aggies to Announce on Friday that they are leaving the MEAC
« Reply #304 on: February 24, 2020, 04:54:43 PM »
A&T's Athletic Director, Earl Hilton, was interviewed on Box To Row this morning.
Help us understand how he think he understands black issues enough to talk about Aggie pride. Most of that pride is rooted in the black struggle and not sports. A&T is a national level HBCU and has been one of our main leaders for civil rights. Their hiring this AD was a sellout. Divide and conquer. Take the head and the others will die. This far more than sports. Its funny how traditionally, black men has let a ball dictate his worth.

So moving to another sports conference removes all that? Where was all this outside concern 12-15 years ago when we were struggling?
For all the criticism he's rceiving this AD has saved Aggie Athletics. With all the hbcus we see having financial issues we get flak for cutting 500k in expenses? Even your own school couldn't handle the expenses of D1 but you hypocritically
criticize us for making financially responsible decisions? Man ya'll can take your bs somewhere else.

Furthermore, GTFOH with this sellout narrative you are pushing.  Are other HBCUs sellouts for having non-Black professors, coaches, employees, and students?

No, because those non-Blacks are AT a Black institution.

I have yet to see any Aggie post one of the MAIN reasons for going to the Big South as opposed to other conferences.

You can't go where you aren't invited. We got 2 invitations to join. Rest were inquiries

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Re: Aggies to Announce on Friday that they are leaving the MEAC
« Reply #305 on: February 24, 2020, 06:05:25 PM »
A&T's Athletic Director, Earl Hilton, was interviewed on Box To Row this morning.
Help us understand how he think he understands black issues enough to talk about Aggie pride. Most of that pride is rooted in the black struggle and not sports. A&T is a national level HBCU and has been one of our main leaders for civil rights. Their hiring this AD was a sellout. Divide and conquer. Take the head and the others will die. This far more than sports. Its funny how traditionally, black men has let a ball dictate his worth.

So moving to another sports conference removes all that? Where was all this outside concern 12-15 years ago when we were struggling?
For all the criticism he's rceiving this AD has saved Aggie Athletics. With all the hbcus we see having financial issues we get flak for cutting 500k in expenses? Even your own school couldn't handle the expenses of D1 but you hypocritically
criticize us for making financially responsible decisions? Man ya'll can take your bs somewhere else.

Furthermore, GTFOH with this sellout narrative you are pushing.  Are other HBCUs sellouts for having non-Black professors, coaches, employees, and students?

No, because those non-Blacks are AT a Black institution.

I have yet to see any Aggie post one of the MAIN reasons for going to the Big South as opposed to other conferences.

Huh? Once again, the MAIN reason for going to the Big South is a reduction in travel costs estimated to be at $500k per year.

No one can tell me different because I was in attendance at the initial meeting in 2015 when a detailed power point presentation was given covering this issue. At that time he said he was exploring moving to a more geographically friendly conference.

The AD and Chancellor met with a total of eight other fcs/fbs conferences with offers coming from two, the BSC and the Atlantic Sun. It is also said that an offer was being put together by the Southern Conference. In the end the Big South is the one that made the most sense if our intent is to save on travel costs.

The AD was asked about other reasons and he said there were other benefits to the move, however travel cost was the reason for the move......the same thing he said 5 years ago.


so where did the discussion about moving to FBS come from?

I get you're looking for budget savings, but some aggie did say y'all were also looking to go FBS and those costs were covered with monies distributed to each member school by the conference you would join.

I didn't even mention the welfare of the students because we know money overrules thinking about them.  Weren't student/athletes welfare part of the issue as well?

https://hbcugameday.com/2019/08/19/can-ncat-become-the-first-hbcu-to-successfully-move-to-the-fbs/

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Re: Aggies to Announce on Friday that they are leaving the MEAC
« Reply #306 on: March 01, 2020, 03:25:26 PM »
A&T is going Big South because Gary Owen's daughter is going there in the fall.  They want her to be comfortable.
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Re: Aggies to Announce on Friday that they are leaving the MEAC
« Reply #307 on: March 01, 2020, 04:34:40 PM »
A&T's Athletic Director, Earl Hilton, was interviewed on Box To Row this morning.
Help us understand how he think he understands black issues enough to talk about Aggie pride. Most of that pride is rooted in the black struggle and not sports. A&T is a national level HBCU and has been one of our main leaders for civil rights. Their hiring this AD was a sellout. Divide and conquer. Take the head and the others will die. This far more than sports. Its funny how traditionally, black men has let a ball dictate his worth.

So moving to another sports conference removes all that? Where was all this outside concern 12-15 years ago when we were struggling?
For all the criticism he's rceiving this AD has saved Aggie Athletics. With all the hbcus we see having financial issues we get flak for cutting 500k in expenses? Even your own school couldn't handle the expenses of D1 but you hypocritically
criticize us for making financially responsible decisions? Man ya'll can take your bs somewhere else.

Furthermore, GTFOH with this sellout narrative you are pushing.  Are other HBCUs sellouts for having non-Black professors, coaches, employees, and students?

No, because those non-Blacks are AT a Black institution.

I have yet to see any Aggie post one of the MAIN reasons for going to the Big South as opposed to other conferences.

You can't go where you aren't invited. We got 2 invitations to join. Rest were inquiries

Ok. That's not it either.  I am referring to the fact that the Big South's athletics budgets are similar to A&Ts.  The others were "too high."

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Re: Aggies to Announce on Friday that they are leaving the MEAC
« Reply #308 on: March 01, 2020, 08:27:56 PM »
At the end of the day the academic profile of the schools in the BSC and budgets are more like NCAT than the majority of those in the MEAC.

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Re: Aggies to Announce on Friday that they are leaving the MEAC
« Reply #309 on: March 02, 2020, 04:49:07 AM »
Its a done deal.  Here's wishing the best for the Aggies in this new venture.  Some got feelers and passed.  A&T decided to move.   :shrug:  it is what it is.  Why not have Georgia teams in the MEAC .

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Re: Aggies to Announce on Friday that they are leaving the MEAC
« Reply #310 on: March 02, 2020, 08:40:42 AM »
At the end of the day the academic profile of the schools in the BSC and budgets are more like NCAT than the majority of those in the MEAC.

That's not true. A&T is getting the same kind of students with the same struggle as all of the MEAC schools. Black people are basically the same know matter where we come from. A&T overall has nothing in common with the Big South. Like in all sports, they take our best athletes  and leave us with the rest. Now they are taking our best schools. Again, this is much larger than sports.

 

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