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Offline AimHigh

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Re: Norfolk State weighing MEAC options
« Reply #30 on: November 14, 2020, 08:47:07 PM »
So what Conference is NSU looking to join?

The no-brainer is the Big South.

Depends on whether or not the MEAC remains viable, and we stay D1-FCS. IMHO, if the MEAC dissolves, we will probably apply to the Big South or the CAA. The question is, will the Big South or CAA accept us? If we move back down to D2, we will apply to the CIAA. The question is, will the CIAA accept us?

Of course, you know you can count on the CIAA if NSU wanted to come home.

The question is, what does NSU want?

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Re: Norfolk State weighing MEAC options
« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2020, 10:26:29 PM »
So what Conference is NSU looking to join?

The no-brainer is the Big South.

Depends on whether or not the MEAC remains viable, and we stay D1-FCS. IMHO, if the MEAC dissolves, we will probably apply to the Big South or the CAA. The question is, will the Big South or CAA accept us? If we move back down to D2, we will apply to the CIAA. The question is, will the CIAA accept us?



I think once this virus is over, the MEAC will be ok.  The MEAC was spread out too far, hence the reason some schools left.  A smaller MEAC should help with traveling budgets, and more attractive for schools in NC, Va, Maryland, etc. that want to join.   
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Re: Norfolk State weighing MEAC options
« Reply #32 on: November 15, 2020, 01:31:49 AM »
So what Conference is NSU looking to join?

The no-brainer is the Big South.

Depends on whether or not the MEAC remains viable, and we stay D1-FCS. IMHO, if the MEAC dissolves, we will probably apply to the Big South or the CAA. The question is, will the Big South or CAA accept us? If we move back down to D2, we will apply to the CIAA. The question is, will the CIAA accept us?

Of course, you know you can count on the CIAA if NSU wanted to come home.

The question is, what does NSU want?

I think we want to remain in the MEAC. But it has to be viable, and it has to make sense, :nod: :popcorn:
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Re: Norfolk State weighing MEAC options
« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2020, 04:37:25 AM »
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Re: Norfolk State weighing MEAC options
« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2020, 07:09:13 AM »
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Re: Norfolk State weighing MEAC options
« Reply #35 on: November 15, 2020, 09:45:50 AM »
Folks, again, NSU ain't the only HBCU having problems. Who said there will be a CIAA to come back to? Most CIAA schools are in worse shape than NSU...maybe including my WSSU Rams. We will lose some schools because of this virus. And I'm not just talking about sports. This could be the beginning of the end for HBCUs as we know them. We will need to see how our enrollments and student loans are holding up. Also, funding from both public and private will be dramatically reduced in the next few years. So what gets lost during this time will be gone forever.

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Re: Norfolk State weighing MEAC options
« Reply #36 on: November 15, 2020, 10:11:14 AM »
Folks, again, NSU ain't the only HBCU having problems. Who said there will be a CIAA to come back to? Most CIAA schools are in worse shape than NSU...maybe including my WSSU Rams. We will lose some schools because of this virus. And I'm not just talking about sports. This could be the beginning of the end for HBCUs as we know them. We will need to see how our enrollments and student loans are holding up. Also, funding from both public and private will be dramatically reduced in the next few years. So what gets lost during this time will be gone forever.

I have to agree with this. Judging from America's horrid COVID 10 response and the economic impact you can rule out there being sports for all of 2021. Alot depends on what states buy in to Biden COVID relief plan early. The governor of Mississippi already said the state will ignore any mask mandates.So as state coffers go dry from lack of much sales tax revenue , outlays for employees , services and projects like school funding will be hit.HBCUs will be hit hard.

A contracted MEAC is beneficial because fewer members to send fewer dollars. At worst we may have to shut athletic department for a time.

Hope I'm wrong. :tiptoe:

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Re: Norfolk State weighing MEAC options
« Reply #37 on: November 15, 2020, 09:46:28 PM »
So what Conference is NSU looking to join?

The no-brainer is the Big South.

Depends on whether or not the MEAC remains viable, and we stay D1-FCS. IMHO, if the MEAC dissolves, we will probably apply to the Big South or the CAA. The question is, will the Big South or CAA accept us? If we move back down to D2, we will apply to the CIAA. The question is, will the CIAA accept us?
Will the CIAA accept you???? What were you sipping on when you posted this?  :lol:
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Re: Norfolk State weighing MEAC options
« Reply #38 on: November 15, 2020, 09:49:28 PM »
We need to eliminated all those sports that keep us on probation.  ::) :tiptoe:
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Re: Norfolk State weighing MEAC options
« Reply #39 on: November 17, 2020, 11:39:40 AM »
So what Conference is NSU looking to join?

The no-brainer is the Big South.

Depends on whether or not the MEAC remains viable, and we stay D1-FCS. IMHO, if the MEAC dissolves, we will probably apply to the Big South or the CAA. The question is, will the Big South or CAA accept us? If we move back down to D2, we will apply to the CIAA. The question is, will the CIAA accept us?
Will the CIAA accept you???? What were you sipping on when you posted this?  :lol:

I was sippin' on some Apple Pie!  ;D :nod: :lmao: But seriously, tho',,,,,,we left the CIAA over 20 years ago, and I can't remember if we left the CIAA on good terms or bad terms,,,,,,,so,,,,,but I tend to think that we will remain in the MEAC, and try to entice some Big South teams to come over to the MEAC because I hear the A-Sun might be taking some Big South teams. I hope the Big South don't take any more MEAC teams!
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Re: Norfolk State weighing MEAC options
« Reply #40 on: November 17, 2020, 12:52:45 PM »
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I hope the Big South don't take any more MEAC teams!




I hope that they don't either.  I really hope A&T and Hampton decide to RETURN TO THE MEAC!

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Re: Norfolk State weighing MEAC options
« Reply #41 on: November 17, 2020, 01:14:51 PM »
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I hope the Big South don't take any more MEAC teams!




I hope that they don't either.  I really hope A&T and Hampton decide to RETURN TO THE MEAC!

Now that would be the best option. Regardless of what I say about those dogs from Greensboro, A&T are the class of HBCU football right now. Getting them back would be fantastic.

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Re: Norfolk State weighing MEAC options
« Reply #42 on: November 17, 2020, 03:05:05 PM »
Folks, again, NSU ain't the only HBCU having problems. Who said there will be a CIAA to come back to? Most CIAA schools are in worse shape than NSU...maybe including my WSSU Rams. We will lose some schools because of this virus. And I'm not just talking about sports. This could be the beginning of the end for HBCUs as we know them. We will need to see how our enrollments and student loans are holding up. Also, funding from both public and private will be dramatically reduced in the next few years. So what gets lost during this time will be gone forever.

I have to agree with this. Judging from America's horrid COVID 10 response and the economic impact you can rule out there being sports for all of 2021. Alot depends on what states buy in to Biden COVID relief plan early. The governor of Mississippi already said the state will ignore any mask mandates.So as state coffers go dry from lack of much sales tax revenue , outlays for employees , services and projects like school funding will be hit.HBCUs will be hit hard.

A contracted MEAC is beneficial because fewer members to send fewer dollars. At worst we may have to shut athletic department for a time.

Hope I'm wrong. :tiptoe:

If HBCUs survived Jim Crow, they'll survive Covid-19.

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Re: Norfolk State weighing MEAC options
« Reply #43 on: November 17, 2020, 05:42:38 PM »
^^^ :clap:
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Re: Norfolk State weighing MEAC options
« Reply #44 on: November 18, 2020, 07:48:11 AM »
Folks, again, NSU ain't the only HBCU having problems. Who said there will be a CIAA to come back to? Most CIAA schools are in worse shape than NSU...maybe including my WSSU Rams. We will lose some schools because of this virus. And I'm not just talking about sports. This could be the beginning of the end for HBCUs as we know them. We will need to see how our enrollments and student loans are holding up. Also, funding from both public and private will be dramatically reduced in the next few years. So what gets lost during this time will be gone forever.

I have to agree with this. Judging from America's horrid COVID 10 response and the economic impact you can rule out there being sports for all of 2021. Alot depends on what states buy in to Biden COVID relief plan early. The governor of Mississippi already said the state will ignore any mask mandates.So as state coffers go dry from lack of much sales tax revenue , outlays for employees , services and projects like school funding will be hit.HBCUs will be hit hard.

A contracted MEAC is beneficial because fewer members to send fewer dollars. At worst we may have to shut athletic department for a time.

Hope I'm wrong. :tiptoe:

If HBCUs survived Jim Crow, they'll survive Covid-19.

Funny.  Jim Crow conditionsis what created HBCUs.

 

 

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