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Re: Aggies and Rams to Play in 2024
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2020, 01:45:33 PM »
This is big.

I also read that A&T was very close to becoming an R1 university. This puts them in position to outgrow the Big South when it comes to prestige in only a few years. Only three schools in our state have the R1 status Duke, UNC and NC State. Most R1 schools are in the Power Five like conferences. Now I hate that A&T is moving to the Big South because that was a sellout for a conference that was not better than the MEAC. Them being a R1 school should mean that they have bigger fish to fry than the Big South. I'm not talking ACC, but in the same conference as App. State or East Carolina I would not object too.

When it comes to basketball the Big South is better than the MEAC.

Not for black students its not better.

Prove it.

Go ask your Republican friends we is their proof.

Politics has nothing to do with the Big South being historically better than the MEAC in basketball.  That conference's entry is always ranked higher.  Truth hurts.

You said they were better than the MEAC and I said not for the black students. People don't attend sporting events just because their teams are better on the courts. They attend because the games are better for what they want to see. I would rather watch a WSSU game than to go across town to watch Wake Forest. Sure Wake is better on the court, but they are not better for me. Watching the Big South schools are not better for A&T fans than watching MEAC schools. Their school might be having some identity problems, but not their fans.

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Your major problem is A&T fans come to see A&T play.  Not the other school.  Too bad you don't understand that.  It's not that hard. 
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Re: Aggies and Rams to Play in 2024
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2020, 01:51:05 PM »
This is big.

I also read that A&T was very close to becoming an R1 university. This puts them in position to outgrow the Big South when it comes to prestige in only a few years. Only three schools in our state have the R1 status Duke, UNC and NC State. Most R1 schools are in the Power Five like conferences. Now I hate that A&T is moving to the Big South because that was a sellout for a conference that was not better than the MEAC. Them being a R1 school should mean that they have bigger fish to fry than the Big South. I'm not talking ACC, but in the same conference as App. State or East Carolina I would not object too.

When it comes to basketball the Big South is better than the MEAC.

Not for black students its not better.

Prove it.

Go ask your Republican friends we is their proof.

Politics has nothing to do with the Big South being historically better than the MEAC in basketball.  That conference's entry is always ranked higher.  Truth hurts.

You said they were better than the MEAC and I said not for the black students. People don't attend sporting events just because their teams are better on the courts. They attend because the games are better for what they want to see. I would rather watch a WSSU game than to go across town to watch Wake Forest. Sure Wake is better on the court, but they are not better for me. Watching the Big South schools are not better for A&T fans than watching MEAC schools. Their school might be having some identity problems, but not their fans.

Reading is Fundamental.  I said the Big South is better in basketball than the MEAC.  Everything you stated is just your opinion.  There are those who would rather see Wake Forest than your school.  Too bad you have no clue that everyone doesn't think like you. 

Your major problem is A&T fans come to see A&T play.  Not the other school.  Too bad you don't understand that.  It's not that hard.

Again you are wrong. A&T fans come to see both A&T and the opponents. That's why some games draw more than others. Do you honestly think that their fans would show up to watch a game FSU the same as they would for a game with NCCU? Their fans don't care about the Big South schools.

This is the reason they are wanting to play WSSU all of a sudden. They want somebody that can fill their stadium. Most of the remaining MEAC schools are probably telling them to get lost... with the exception of NCCU.
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Re: Aggies and Rams to Play in 2024
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2020, 01:57:02 PM »
This is big.

I also read that A&T was very close to becoming an R1 university. This puts them in position to outgrow the Big South when it comes to prestige in only a few years. Only three schools in our state have the R1 status Duke, UNC and NC State. Most R1 schools are in the Power Five like conferences. Now I hate that A&T is moving to the Big South because that was a sellout for a conference that was not better than the MEAC. Them being a R1 school should mean that they have bigger fish to fry than the Big South. I'm not talking ACC, but in the same conference as App. State or East Carolina I would not object too.

When it comes to basketball the Big South is better than the MEAC.

Not for black students its not better.

Prove it.

Go ask your Republican friends we is their proof.

Politics has nothing to do with the Big South being historically better than the MEAC in basketball.  That conference's entry is always ranked higher.  Truth hurts.

You said they were better than the MEAC and I said not for the black students. People don't attend sporting events just because their teams are better on the courts. They attend because the games are better for what they want to see. I would rather watch a WSSU game than to go across town to watch Wake Forest. Sure Wake is better on the court, but they are not better for me. Watching the Big South schools are not better for A&T fans than watching MEAC schools. Their school might be having some identity problems, but not their fans.

Reading is Fundamental.  I said the Big South is better in basketball than the MEAC.  Everything you stated is just your opinion.  There are those who would rather see Wake Forest than your school.  Too bad you have no clue that everyone doesn't think like you. 

Your major problem is A&T fans come to see A&T play.  Not the other school.  Too bad you don't understand that.  It's not that hard.

Again you are wrong. A&T fans come to see both A&T and the opponents. That's why some games draw more than others. Do you honestly think that their fans would show up to watch a game FSU the same as they would for a game with NCCU? Their fans don't care about the Big South schools.

This is the reason they are wanting to play WSSU all of a sudden. They want somebody that can fill their stadium. Most of the remaining MEAC schools are probably telling them to get lost... with the exception of NCCU.

Whole lot of assuming going on here.

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Re: Aggies and Rams to Play in 2024
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2020, 03:25:03 PM »
This is big.

I also read that A&T was very close to becoming an R1 university. This puts them in position to outgrow the Big South when it comes to prestige in only a few years. Only three schools in our state have the R1 status Duke, UNC and NC State. Most R1 schools are in the Power Five like conferences. Now I hate that A&T is moving to the Big South because that was a sellout for a conference that was not better than the MEAC. Them being a R1 school should mean that they have bigger fish to fry than the Big South. I'm not talking ACC, but in the same conference as App. State or East Carolina I would not object too.

When it comes to basketball the Big South is better than the MEAC.

Not for black students its not better.

Prove it.

Go ask your Republican friends we is their proof.

Politics has nothing to do with the Big South being historically better than the MEAC in basketball.  That conference's entry is always ranked higher.  Truth hurts.

You said they were better than the MEAC and I said not for the black students. People don't attend sporting events just because their teams are better on the courts. They attend because the games are better for what they want to see. I would rather watch a WSSU game than to go across town to watch Wake Forest. Sure Wake is better on the court, but they are not better for me. Watching the Big South schools are not better for A&T fans than watching MEAC schools. Their school might be having some identity problems, but not their fans.

Reading is Fundamental.  I said the Big South is better in basketball than the MEAC.  Everything you stated is just your opinion.  There are those who would rather see Wake Forest than your school.  Too bad you have no clue that everyone doesn't think like you. 

Your major problem is A&T fans come to see A&T play.  Not the other school.  Too bad you don't understand that.  It's not that hard.

Again you are wrong. A&T fans come to see both A&T and the opponents. That's why some games draw more than others. Do you honestly think that their fans would show up to watch a game FSU the same as they would for a game with NCCU? Their fans don't care about the Big South schools.

This is the reason they are wanting to play WSSU all of a sudden. They want somebody that can fill their stadium. Most of the remaining MEAC schools are probably telling them to get lost... with the exception of NCCU.

A&T really doesn't. We have showed up in 14k plus for VUL and it wasn't GHOE. Bottomline, our fan base are passionate and like to see us win.

Your other assumption is wrong as well. We needed a game to finalize our 2024 schedule. And we needed a home opener tune-up. We also have Elon and Wake Forest. Thank you for agreeing to be our warm up

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Re: Aggies and Rams to Play in 2024
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2020, 03:38:04 PM »
I love HBCU games as much as the next Aggie, but to assume our fans only come out if we play other HBCUs is a stretch. I think Ram55 is a bit hurt by the truth...we don't need wssu on our football schedule. We were more than willing to play the rams if it benefitted A&T. That whole we want home and home, half the gate, y'all scared thing was crazy.

Moving forward I expect A&T will schedule OOC games with HBCUs. With that said regularly playing wssu is doubtful...A&T has moved on.

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Re: Aggies and Rams to Play in 2024
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2020, 03:46:06 PM »
The new AD at WSSU, Etienne Thomas, is an Eagle from NCCU.  It took an Eagle to help get this game back on schedule.  Plus the Chancellor at WSSU, Dr. Elwood Robinson,, is an Eagle also.


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Re: Aggies and Rams to Play in 2024
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2020, 06:00:15 PM »
Yeah, now we can move forward in a business like fashion. :clap:

Has the BigSouth ever had a team play in a "classic?"

Can they allow us or Hampton to play in the Celebration Bowl?

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Re: Aggies and Rams to Play in 2024
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2020, 06:51:52 PM »

glad to see wssu on the schedule in 2024 cuz i personally don't give a dayum about playing any school in the big south conference except hampton.  the rest of the big south can "kick rocks" for all i care...

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Re: Aggies and Rams to Play in 2024
« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2020, 07:27:11 PM »
This is big.

I also read that A&T was very close to becoming an R1 university. This puts them in position to outgrow the Big South when it comes to prestige in only a few years. Only three schools in our state have the R1 status Duke, UNC and NC State. Most R1 schools are in the Power Five like conferences. Now I hate that A&T is moving to the Big South because that was a sellout for a conference that was not better than the MEAC. Them being a R1 school should mean that they have bigger fish to fry than the Big South. I'm not talking ACC, but in the same conference as App. State or East Carolina I would not object too.

When it comes to basketball the Big South is better than the MEAC.

Not for black students its not better.

Prove it.

Go ask your Republican friends we is their proof.

Politics has nothing to do with the Big South being historically better than the MEAC in basketball.  That conference's entry is always ranked higher.  Truth hurts.

You said they were better than the MEAC and I said not for the black students. People don't attend sporting events just because their teams are better on the courts. They attend because the games are better for what they want to see. I would rather watch a WSSU game than to go across town to watch Wake Forest. Sure Wake is better on the court, but they are not better for me. Watching the Big South schools are not better for A&T fans than watching MEAC schools. Their school might be having some identity problems, but not their fans.

Reading is Fundamental.  I said the Big South is better in basketball than the MEAC.  Everything you stated is just your opinion.  There are those who would rather see Wake Forest than your school.  Too bad you have no clue that everyone doesn't think like you. 

Your major problem is A&T fans come to see A&T play.  Not the other school.  Too bad you don't understand that.  It's not that hard.

Again you are wrong. A&T fans come to see both A&T and the opponents. That's why some games draw more than others. Do you honestly think that their fans would show up to watch a game FSU the same as they would for a game with NCCU? Their fans don't care about the Big South schools.

This is the reason they are wanting to play WSSU all of a sudden. They want somebody that can fill their stadium. Most of the remaining MEAC schools are probably telling them to get lost... with the exception of NCCU.



I think you are correct when you said, now they want to play us all of a sudden.  a&t is looking out for a&t.  Y'all just beat those aggies and you will be off their schedule again.  :snicker
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Re: Aggies and Rams to Play in 2024
« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2020, 07:51:38 PM »
This is big.

I also read that A&T was very close to becoming an R1 university. This puts them in position to outgrow the Big South when it comes to prestige in only a few years. Only three schools in our state have the R1 status Duke, UNC and NC State. Most R1 schools are in the Power Five like conferences. Now I hate that A&T is moving to the Big South because that was a sellout for a conference that was not better than the MEAC. Them being a R1 school should mean that they have bigger fish to fry than the Big South. I'm not talking ACC, but in the same conference as App. State or East Carolina I would not object too.

When it comes to basketball the Big South is better than the MEAC.

Not for black students its not better.

Prove it.

Go ask your Republican friends we is their proof.

Politics has nothing to do with the Big South being historically better than the MEAC in basketball.  That conference's entry is always ranked higher.  Truth hurts.

You said they were better than the MEAC and I said not for the black students. People don't attend sporting events just because their teams are better on the courts. They attend because the games are better for what they want to see. I would rather watch a WSSU game than to go across town to watch Wake Forest. Sure Wake is better on the court, but they are not better for me. Watching the Big South schools are not better for A&T fans than watching MEAC schools. Their school might be having some identity problems, but not their fans.

Reading is Fundamental.  I said the Big South is better in basketball than the MEAC.  Everything you stated is just your opinion.  There are those who would rather see Wake Forest than your school.  Too bad you have no clue that everyone doesn't think like you. 

Your major problem is A&T fans come to see A&T play.  Not the other school.  Too bad you don't understand that.  It's not that hard.

Again you are wrong. A&T fans come to see both A&T and the opponents. That's why some games draw more than others. Do you honestly think that their fans would show up to watch a game FSU the same as they would for a game with NCCU? Their fans don't care about the Big South schools.

This is the reason they are wanting to play WSSU all of a sudden. They want somebody that can fill their stadium. Most of the remaining MEAC schools are probably telling them to get lost... with the exception of NCCU.



I think you are correct when you said, now they want to play us all of a sudden.  a&t is looking out for a&t.  Y'all just beat those aggies and you will be off their schedule again.  :snicker

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Re: Aggies and Rams to Play in 2024
« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2020, 09:25:49 PM »
Yeah, now we can move forward in a business like fashion. :clap:

Has the BigSouth ever had a team play in a "classic?"

Can they allow us or Hampton to play in the Celebration Bowl?

Nah.  Playoffs or bust for yall.

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« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2020, 11:31:11 PM »
No smack but this is a much needed event here in NC. Hopefully, they can develop a consistent Labor Day event.

I think NCAT is going to need more of these games to fill up Truist Stadium once they join the Big South. A lot of their alumni I know aren't planning to attending those conference games.

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« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2020, 08:29:12 AM »
No smack but this is a much needed event here in NC. Hopefully, they can develop a consistent Labor Day event.

I think NCAT is going to need more of these games to fill up Truist Stadium once they join the Big South. A lot of their alumni I know aren't planning to attending those conference games.

So, you think A&T's overall attendance is gonna go down with A&T playing football in the Big South? Who else feels that way? Do you A&T folks feel the same?
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Re: Aggies and Rams to Play in 2024
« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2020, 09:11:35 AM »
The WSSU game will be a schedule filler when needed.

A&T attendance imo won't go down. We will still have 10k plus a game. GHOE will still sell out. NCCU will be on the schedule long term.

It's honestly no difference in the Big South not bringing fans and MEAC schools not bringing fans.

A&T Fans came in droves when we went 0-27. It honestly doesn't matter who we play

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Re: Aggies and Rams to Play in 2024
« Reply #29 on: November 24, 2020, 09:15:46 AM »
Its a win-win for the fans!Period.

And I still believe some rivalries need to be maintained regardless of division.

just my 2 cents

 

 

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