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Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2021, 10:30:14 PM »
I don't remember any of those schools that left blamed Thomas for their reason.  IDK, best wishes on your retirement Mr. Thomas. 
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Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2021, 10:35:36 PM »
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Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2021, 10:50:39 PM »
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We shouldn't even be looking back.  They are gone.  Move forward MEAC!
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Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2021, 12:03:03 AM »
I don't remember any of those schools that left blamed Thomas for their reason.  IDK, best wishes on your retirement Mr. Thomas.

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Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2021, 10:03:49 AM »

You lose 4 schools and you don't retire. You get a new leader on the council. You don't leave. Now he gets fired and you leave.

What's different between now and March. Or May , or January.

Same issues at are present now were present then. Why retire now ?



Make that 5:  A&T, Hampton, BCU, FAMU, SSU.

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Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2021, 10:47:20 AM »
And is contract isn't up until 2024

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Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2021, 10:55:01 AM »
Too little, too LATE.

that's all...  :tiptoe:

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Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2021, 08:52:32 PM »
Looking forward to the next hire.  #meacstrong
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Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2021, 09:57:21 AM »

You lose 4 schools and you don't retire. You get a new leader on the council. You don't leave. Now he gets fired and you leave.

What's different between now and March. Or May , or January.

Same issues at are present now were present then. Why retire now ?



Make that 5:  A&T, Hampton, BCU, FAMU, SSU.

Make that 6:  A&T, Hampton, BCU, FAMU, SSU, WSSU.

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Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2021, 10:02:06 AM »
Naw, its only 5 that have vacated the meac within the past 2 years.

WSSU really doesn't count in the mass exodus from the MEAC.

They did a quick U-TURN after realizing it was a big mistake.

That isn't on the MEAC, thats on WSSU who quickly corrected a mistake.


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Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2021, 07:20:15 AM »
Can the MEAC be a conference without the NCAA?  If they are not interested in a national championship, why maintain a membership?

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Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2021, 08:31:53 AM »
Can the MEAC be a conference without the NCAA?  If they are not interested in a national championship, why maintain a membership?

Men's basketball is where the real cash sits with the NCAA.  Without NCAA affiliation this revenue source would be eliminated and mid-major programs would crumble.

I hope a good search firm is used to bring in a new commissioner.  I just cant see the MEAC targeting new membership during a period of uncertainty in leadership.

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Re: MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas to retire in December...
« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2021, 08:56:37 AM »
Can the MEAC be a conference without the NCAA?  If they are not interested in a national championship, why maintain a membership?

Men's basketball is where the real cash sits with the NCAA.  Without NCAA affiliation this revenue source would be eliminated and mid-major programs would crumble.

I hope a good search firm is used to bring in a new commissioner.  I just cant see the MEAC targeting new membership during a period of uncertainty in leadership.

The member presidents and athletic directors are not helpless.

 

 

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