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Offline Oldschoolram

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Re: Aggies to Announce on Friday that they are leaving the MEAC
« Reply #180 on: February 10, 2020, 04:25:48 PM »
Let's see how diverse the football and basketball teams become...............

and I'll add that all those schools, maybe Asheville excepted have rich parents................

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Re: Aggies to Announce on Friday that they are leaving the MEAC
« Reply #181 on: February 10, 2020, 04:47:16 PM »
Why would the Florida school want to move to the SWAC?  The MEAC is a better ran conference with the top HBCU's in the country.  The MEAC has it all academically,  They are growing athletically and better than the group our friends in Greensboro have chosen to associate.   The BS conference basketball tournament is in Asheville, NC.  Have a Hampton alum attend and said it was poorly attended and compared it to watching grass grow.  It was his first and last BS tournament.  Unlike the CIAA or MEAC fan who mostly stay around for the championship game even when their teams are out - the BS scat the moment the buzzer beeps  when their teams are out.

Both conferences have equal quality in their schools. Besides, FAMU is probably the best academic HBCU overall, so they carry the torch with them wherever they go. They do not need the MEAC, the MEAC needs them.    :shrug:

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Re: Aggies to Announce on Friday that they are leaving the MEAC
« Reply #182 on: February 10, 2020, 05:03:08 PM »
If you can slash $500M from your budget you do have to take a look. The bigger question seems to be that it wasn't asked to the alums and future alums, the student body. $500M may not seem to be a lot, but I'm sure it is to every MEAC school.

People in charge obviously are predicting that the anger will subside and there is room for the rivalry games to be played.  Those games obviously will be even more intense.

If the MEAC hierarchy feel that its members are straining under the weight of travel both financially and student quality of life perhaps they commission a study.  Perhaps it could convince the SWAC to extend our Florida members and invitation to move if the study proved to be a more beneficial fit for all involved.
Where in the world did you get that number from? Freaking P5 don't have a $500 million budget


sorry, 500K
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Re: Aggies to Announce on Friday that they are leaving the MEAC
« Reply #183 on: February 10, 2020, 05:54:01 PM »
The MEAC is a very weak conference.  A&T is moving to a stronger conference.  A&T might play one HBCU each year.  Playing more would severely hurt their strength of schedule. The Aggies might not have considered this move if the overwhelming majority of MEAC schools had bothered to compete.

The MEAC is very strong when it comes to educating and providing strength to our culture and communities. Some of you ignore those facts, just to be able to run the curts with anybody that has more resources. Being an HBCU is far more than sports. A&T has simply sold the black community out.

How has moving to the Big South stopped A&T from educating Black People? How does this hurt the East Greensboro Community?

Reading is Fundamental.  I'll break it down for you. This is a sports forum.  The OP is about sports. The MEAC is an athletic (sports) conference. 

I'm surprised you went  :offtopic:
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Re: Aggies to Announce on Friday that they are leaving the MEAC
« Reply #184 on: February 10, 2020, 07:45:10 PM »
The MEAC is a very weak conference.  A&T is moving to a stronger conference.  A&T might play one HBCU each year.  Playing more would severely hurt their strength of schedule. The Aggies might not have considered this move if the overwhelming majority of MEAC schools had bothered to compete.

The MEAC is very strong when it comes to educating and providing strength to our culture and communities. Some of you ignore those facts, just to be able to run the curts with anybody that has more resources. Being an HBCU is far more than sports. A&T has simply sold the black community out.



Yes they are.  Some o their alumni are trying to paint a good picture, but it's not.  Hope they enjoy their new conference and don't call the MEAC schools to to pad their pockets and fill their stadium. 
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Re: Aggies to Announce on Friday that they are leaving the MEAC
« Reply #185 on: February 11, 2020, 09:34:59 AM »
The MEAC is a very weak conference.  A&T is moving to a stronger conference.  A&T might play one HBCU each year.  Playing more would severely hurt their strength of schedule. The Aggies might not have considered this move if the overwhelming majority of MEAC schools had bothered to compete.

The MEAC is very strong when it comes to educating and providing strength to our culture and communities. Some of you ignore those facts, just to be able to run the curts with anybody that has more resources. Being an HBCU is far more than sports. A&T has simply sold the black community out.



Yes they are.  Some o their alumni are trying to paint a good picture, but it's not.  Hope they enjoy their new conference and don't call the MEAC schools to to pad their pockets and fill their stadium.

Lol, y'all will be the 1st in line 

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Re: Aggies to Announce on Friday that they are leaving the MEAC
« Reply #186 on: February 11, 2020, 10:39:28 AM »
The MEAC is a very weak conference.  A&T is moving to a stronger conference.  A&T might play one HBCU each year.  Playing more would severely hurt their strength of schedule. The Aggies might not have considered this move if the overwhelming majority of MEAC schools had bothered to compete.

The MEAC is very strong when it comes to educating and providing strength to our culture and communities. Some of you ignore those facts, just to be able to run the curts with anybody that has more resources. Being an HBCU is far more than sports. A&T has simply sold the black community out.

Athletically they are weak.  They rarely beat anyone that is not an HBCU.

FSU is weaker, who have ya'll beat other than an HBCU. But the reason we are all weak is because it takes money to be competitive. Its this poorness that's cause the need for having HBCU's. They give poor people a second chance. Together we are strong. If every HBCU moved to an all white conference, how long do you think they would exist? How many marginal black students would get a second chance?

Reading is Fundamental.  I'm not talking about a school.  The MEAC is not a school.  The MEAC is a weak conference.  A&T being able to beat a PWC doesn't help the conference when everyone else is getting blown out.  When A&T moves to the Big South they will probably only schedule one MEAC school.  Most likely, NCCU.  Playing more would hurt their strength of schedule come playoff time.

The schools being poor is what makes the conference weak. Just like the CIAA is basically weak. Overall, in all sports, FSU is one of the weakest schools in the CI.

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Re: Aggies to Announce on Friday that they are leaving the MEAC
« Reply #187 on: February 11, 2020, 10:41:18 AM »
Big South Football 2021
North Carolina A&T
Monmouth
Kennesaw State
Charleston Southern
Campbell
Gardner-Webb
Hampton
North Alabama

MEAC Football 2021 Season
South Carolina State
Bethune-Cookman
Norfolk State
North Carolina Central
Morgan State
Howard
Delaware State
Florida A&M

7 conference games and 4 Out of Conference games. Everyone wins

Or soon down the road looking something like this.

Big South - Northern Division
Hampton
Norfolk State
Campbell
North Carolina Central
North Carolina A&T
Gardner-Webb

Big South - Southern Division
Charleston Southern
SC State
Kennesaw State
North Alabama
Florida A&M
Bethune-Cookman
« Last Edit: February 11, 2020, 10:47:26 AM by AimHigh »

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Re: Aggies to Announce on Friday that they are leaving the MEAC
« Reply #188 on: February 11, 2020, 10:45:27 AM »
The MEAC is a very weak conference.  A&T is moving to a stronger conference.  A&T might play one HBCU each year.  Playing more would severely hurt their strength of schedule. The Aggies might not have considered this move if the overwhelming majority of MEAC schools had bothered to compete.

The MEAC is very strong when it comes to educating and providing strength to our culture and communities. Some of you ignore those facts, just to be able to run the curts with anybody that has more resources. Being an HBCU is far more than sports. A&T has simply sold the black community out.



Yes they are.  Some o their alumni are trying to paint a good picture, but it's not.  Hope they enjoy their new conference and don't call the MEAC schools to to pad their pockets and fill their stadium.

Lol, y'all will be the 1st in line

No we want. We can look in the mirror and see the importance the HBCU experience has played in our lives and community. Just knowing we had sister schools with similar struggles is whats make it so great. You guys are sellouts. Now you will be wanting the benefits of being black but hanging out with the whites. Its like playing ball across town at the PWS, but wanting to date the girls at the HBCU.

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Re: Aggies to Announce on Friday that they are leaving the MEAC
« Reply #189 on: February 11, 2020, 10:47:06 AM »
Big South Football 2021
North Carolina A&T
Monmouth
Kennesaw State
Charleston Southern
Campbell
Gardner-Webb
Hampton
North Alabama

MEAC Football 2021 Season
South Carolina State
Bethune-Cookman
Norfolk State
North Carolina Central
Morgan State
Howard
Delaware State
Florida A&M

7 conference games and 4 Out of Conference games. Everyone wins


Big South Northern Division
Hampton
Norfolk State
Campbell
North Carolina Central
North Carolina A&T
Gardner-Webb

Big South Southern Division
Charleston Southern
SC State
Kennesaw State
North Alabama
Florida A&M
Bethune-Cookman

You can't be serious.

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Re: Aggies to Announce on Friday that they are leaving the MEAC
« Reply #190 on: February 11, 2020, 10:58:55 AM »
Big South Football 2021
North Carolina A&T
Monmouth
Kennesaw State
Charleston Southern
Campbell
Gardner-Webb
Hampton
North Alabama

MEAC Football 2021 Season
South Carolina State
Bethune-Cookman
Norfolk State
North Carolina Central
Morgan State
Howard
Delaware State
Florida A&M

7 conference games and 4 Out of Conference games. Everyone wins

Or soon down the road looking something like this.

Big South Northern Division
Hampton
Norfolk State
Campbell
North Carolina Central
North Carolina A&T
Gardner-Webb

Big South Southern Division
Charleston Southern
SC State
Kennesaw State
North Alabama
Florida A&M
Bethune-Cookman

You can't be serious.

Yes I see four more possible defections to the Big South, for the same reasons Hampton and A&T joined.

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Re: Aggies to Announce on Friday that they are leaving the MEAC
« Reply #191 on: February 11, 2020, 11:12:22 AM »

"The schools being poor is what makes the conference weak. Just like the CIAA is basically weak. Overall, in all sports, FSU is one of the weakest schools in the CI.

You've com to that conclusion how?

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Re: Aggies to Announce on Friday that they are leaving the MEAC
« Reply #192 on: February 11, 2020, 11:25:56 AM »
The MEAC is a very weak conference.  A&T is moving to a stronger conference.  A&T might play one HBCU each year.  Playing more would severely hurt their strength of schedule. The Aggies might not have considered this move if the overwhelming majority of MEAC schools had bothered to compete.

The MEAC is very strong when it comes to educating and providing strength to our culture and communities. Some of you ignore those facts, just to be able to run the curts with anybody that has more resources. Being an HBCU is far more than sports. A&T has simply sold the black community out.

Athletically they are weak.  They rarely beat anyone that is not an HBCU.

FSU is weaker, who have ya'll beat other than an HBCU. But the reason we are all weak is because it takes money to be competitive. Its this poorness that's cause the need for having HBCU's. They give poor people a second chance. Together we are strong. If every HBCU moved to an all white conference, how long do you think they would exist? How many marginal black students would get a second chance?

Reading is Fundamental.  I'm not talking about a school.  The MEAC is not a school.  The MEAC is a weak conference.  A&T being able to beat a PWC doesn't help the conference when everyone else is getting blown out.  When A&T moves to the Big South they will probably only schedule one MEAC school.  Most likely, NCCU.  Playing more would hurt their strength of schedule come playoff time.

The schools being poor is what makes the conference weak. Just like the CIAA is basically weak. Overall, in all sports, FSU is one of the weakest schools in the CI.

Reading is Fundamental.  If you were paying attention, you would have noticed I didn't a particular school in the MEAC.  I stated the conference is weak.  Too bad your deflection and shade won't work.  It would be nice if you would stay on topic.
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Re: Aggies to Announce on Friday that they are leaving the MEAC
« Reply #193 on: February 11, 2020, 11:29:21 AM »

"The schools being poor is what makes the conference weak. Just like the CIAA is basically weak. Overall, in all sports, FSU is one of the weakest schools in the CI.

You've com to that conclusion how?

He has no clue.  He can't admit that the MEAC is a weak conference.  FSU has nothing to do with the MEAC being a bottom feeding conference. 
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Re: Aggies to Announce on Friday that they are leaving the MEAC
« Reply #194 on: February 11, 2020, 11:33:18 AM »
Big South Football 2021
North Carolina A&T
Monmouth
Kennesaw State
Charleston Southern
Campbell
Gardner-Webb
Hampton
North Alabama

MEAC Football 2021 Season
South Carolina State
Bethune-Cookman
Norfolk State
North Carolina Central
Morgan State
Howard
Delaware State
Florida A&M

7 conference games and 4 Out of Conference games. Everyone wins

Or soon down the road looking something like this.

Big South Northern Division
Hampton
Norfolk State
Campbell
North Carolina Central
North Carolina A&T
Gardner-Webb

Big South Southern Division
Charleston Southern
SC State
Kennesaw State
North Alabama
Florida A&M
Bethune-Cookman

You can't be serious.

Yes I see four more possible defections to the Big South, for the same reasons Hampton and A&T joined.

We're using the conference (which is basically us) as an excuse to defect for lower travel costs instead of having the balls to change our own conference.  If four more possibly defect, then why don't those same four advocate to expel the southern teams?  Aren't the southern teams the problem? 

I like and have a great deal of respect for FAMU and BCU and consider FAMU a flagship within the conference.  But if the southern schools are the problem, why is everyone considering the easy way out?  There is no solution to solve this problem, unless we can recruit more southern teams.  It is what it is.

 

 

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