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Re: Source: MEAC, Chicago State weighing options
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2022, 12:07:08 AM »
It might not be as crazy as it seems.  Looks like Basketball and Volleyball are the only real sports that the current MEAC members would have to travel to Chicago for, and not every volleyball team would need to travel there each season. 

Chicago State could travel to current MEAC schools for all the other sports and compete in "conference roundups" to fulfill their conference schedules.

If I am a MEAC school the ability to market my school in Chicago might be worth the cost to send my basketball teams out there once a year.

agreed.  robert morris and monmouth don't make sense in the bsc either.  but when you're hanging on by a thin thread for the mere "survival" of your conference, it does make sense.

same for the meac.  beggars can't be "choosey"...

Lol. The difference is that those schools you named play one sport in their conference. Chicago State is trying to come in as a full member and add football.

And it doesn't seem that the MEAC or Chicago State are begging. They are courting each other.

see, what you "still" don't understand is that "most" sports teams in the meac have "independent" regular season schedules, not "conference mandated" regular season schedules.

that means "most" sports teams in the meac would not have to travel to chicago and vice versa.  chicago state doesn't have football, so that's a "non-factor".  the only sports to travel to chicago is basketball. baseball, volleyball, and softball have had "divisional play" in the past and if that continues, only half the conference in those sports may have to travel to chicago and vice versa.

all other sports (which are the majority of each school's sports teams) have "independent schedules" and never have to travel to chicago or vice versa.

its not ideal, but it is plausible...

Chicago State wants to add football. And i'm all for it. Take the MEAC to the midwest

https://www.extrapointsmb.com/chicago-state-football-study-conference-realignment/

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Re: Source: MEAC, Chicago State weighing options
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2022, 07:16:19 AM »
No harm in exploring options and opportunities by all parties.
:nod:……………concur. 

In this current very volatile climate of conference realignment, why is the specter of Meac and Chicago State discussing a possible relationship deemed by several peeps so objectionable?  :shrug:

Btw, with respect to the argument about the lack of a geographic “footprint” between Meac schools and Chi State, well, that argument is diminished when you consider recent conference realignments among FBS schools. West Va joining the Big 12, and, Maryland and Rutgers joining the Big 10 are just two examples.

Anyway, I like the civil and respectful tone among peeps in this discussion.  Continue………….  ;D

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Re: Source: MEAC, Chicago State weighing options
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2022, 07:59:23 AM »
Glad to hear that they are considering adding football.
I actually hope that they do.  :nod:

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Re: Source: MEAC, Chicago State weighing options
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2022, 11:45:35 AM »
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Re: Source: MEAC, Chicago State weighing options
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2022, 12:56:06 PM »
Well people wanted Thomas to recruit non-HBCUs so here ya go.

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Re: Source: MEAC, Chicago State weighing options
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2022, 01:17:43 PM »
Well people wanted Thomas to recruit non-HBCUs so here ya go.
Actually Chicago State is an hbcu

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_State_University

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Re: Source: MEAC, Chicago State weighing options
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2022, 02:35:50 PM »
Chicago State has no business being in Division 1 period. They have terrible administration and a terrible athletic department. Of course they are looking for a conference because no one wants them due to years and years of complete ineptitude at all levels. Even here in the Chicago area their reputation is poor. If I were the MEAC I would stay far away from them.

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Re: Source: MEAC, Chicago State weighing options
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2022, 02:59:36 PM »
Chicago State has no business being in Division 1 period. They have terrible administration and a terrible athletic department. Of course they are looking for a conference because no one wants them due to years and years of complete ineptitude at all levels. Even here in the Chicago area their reputation is poor. If I were the MEAC I would stay far away from them.
You sound like you had a bad experience with them.

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Re: Source: MEAC, Chicago State weighing options
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2022, 03:04:19 PM »
Chicago State has no business being in Division 1 period. They have terrible administration and a terrible athletic department. Of course they are looking for a conference because no one wants them due to years and years of complete ineptitude at all levels. Even here in the Chicago area their reputation is poor. If I were the MEAC I would stay far away from them.

Not a fan huh

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Re: Source: MEAC, Chicago State weighing options
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2022, 03:10:35 PM »
 :popcorn: csugrad said what he said

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Re: Source: MEAC, Chicago State weighing options
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2022, 03:13:38 PM »
:popcorn: csugrad said what he said

With their whole entire chest too….

May as well ended with this…



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Re: Source: MEAC, Chicago State weighing options
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2022, 03:41:14 PM »
It makes more sense for UMES and Coppin State to start up football than taking a start-up football playing school from the mid-west. This is crazy and preposterous.  :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
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Re: Source: MEAC, Chicago State weighing options
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2022, 03:49:12 PM »
Well y'all wanted Dennis Thomas gone.

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Re: Source: MEAC, Chicago State weighing options
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2022, 03:54:09 PM »
Well people wanted Thomas to recruit non-HBCUs so here ya go.
Actually Chicago State is an hbcu

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_State_University

No, it isn't.  They just have a whole lot of black students.  It's predominately black, like York and Medgar Evers in New York City.

 

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Re: Source: MEAC, Chicago State weighing options
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2022, 03:58:13 PM »
Well people wanted Thomas to recruit non-HBCUs so here ya go.
Actually Chicago State is an hbcu

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_State_University

No, it isn't.  They just have a whole lot of black students.  It's predominately black, like York and Medgar Evers in New York City.

 
These two things say it is.

Chicago State University (CSU) is a Predominantly Black, public university in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1867 as the Cook County Normal School, it was an innovative teachers college. Eventually the Chicago Public Schools assumed control of the school and it became Chicago Teachers College (CTC). Northeastern Illinois University began as a branch campus of CTC. In 1951, the State of Illinois began funding the college, and assumed control in 1965, transforming it into a comprehensive state college. In 1967, it became Chicago State University. CSU is a member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Any school found in the 18 hundreds and named normal is as black as it gets. lmao...

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