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Author Topic: Kentucky State, Virginia State considering move up to Division I to join MEAC  (Read 7299 times)

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The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference is considering all options in its attempts to rebuild conference membership.
https://hbcusports.com/2021/05/10/kentucky-state-virginia-state-considering-move-up-to-division-i-to-join-meac/
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great to hear. Hope it works out

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I wish them well. Virginia State is right in the MEAC footprint and has been a CIAA powerhouse. Kentucky State is not in that footprint and has not been a SIAC powerhouse.

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I can see them going after Benedict to renew the Huge Heated Rivalry between them and South Carolina State and I can see them revisiting WSSU about rejoining the MEAC. :nod:
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Frankfort, KY is 8 hours from everywhere in the MEAC.

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I’m not surprised that VSU is considering this move. I’m shocked that Kentucky State is under consideration to join. They are barely a geographic fit in the SIAC but moving to the MEAC doesn’t seem to make any sense whatsoever. If they did make the move I think it would put us out of the SIAC. They are the only school within a 7 hour drive of our campus. If they moved I’m not sure the SIAC members would still elect to travel to Wilberforce, OH.

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Christopher Brown is the president at KSU so I'm not surprised. He has always been an ambitious, progressive leader.

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This is laughable. The MEAC has gotten down to the bare minimum at this point when it could have saved itself decades ago prior to the mass exodus of its storied schools. The addition of these schools isn't going to save the MEAC. Who's paying a $1 million to move up and Kentucky State is barely making it themselves in the SIAC. I doubt this happen. BUT, IF it does, I hope Kentucky State will take Central State, LeMoyne-Owen and Lane with them. It will definitely help our travel and financial burden of traveling to those schools.

that's all...   :lol:

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Virginia State makes a lot of sense.

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This is laughable. The MEAC has gotten down to the bare minimum at this point when it could have saved itself decades ago prior to the mass exodus of its storied schools. The addition of these schools isn't going to save the MEAC. Who's paying a $1 million to move up and Kentucky State is barely making it themselves in the SIAC. I doubt this happen. BUT, IF it does, I hope Kentucky State will take Central State, LeMoyne-Owen and Lane with them. It will definitely help our travel and financial burden of traveling to those schools.

that's all...   :lol:

VSU has the money to move up they just got 30 mill unrestricted. I don’t know about KSU’s situation though, seems like just talk at the moment.

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Bowie would make sense and they have the enrollment. From the recent statement that they made, they appear to want to do something. But for whatever the reasons, they do not have a large crowd even at homecoming. I am certain that the powers that be in the MEAC have already discussed this.

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LeMoyne-Owen doesn’t have Football but they can go after Tennessee State. If anything I can see Lane and LeMoyne-Owen playing in the GCAC.
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