Hero Sports realignment article has UD in the American

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Re: Hero Sports realignment article has UD in the American

Post by Henny » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:38 pm

darthdave wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:31 pm
Wasn't sure where to put this. Merely speculation at this point but the CAA is discussed with Morgan St as a possible addition. Not sure why the writer feels Morgan St would be a great add (small public university, small endowment for starters).

Article says Del St is in talks to join the NEC.

https://www.midmajormadness.com/2020/6/ ... ce=twitter

Agree, Morgan to the Colonial would be the opposite of a "great fit".
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Re: Hero Sports realignment article has UD in the American

Post by jd of de » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:08 pm

#DSUHornets are staying the course in the MEAC, according to @HBCUGameday’s report Tuesday morning. Days ago, neither the NEC nor Delaware State were willing to confirm or deny swirling realignment rumors. Now, that scenario can be put to bed for the foreseeable future. #MEAC

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Re: Hero Sports realignment article has UD in the American

Post by jd of de » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:12 pm

MVFC/Pioneer League commish Patty Viverito on the MVFC First & Goal podcast: “I think we’re going to start the season. I think interruptions are inevitable. And I hope to God we finish the season.”

Adds COVID-19 testing (a standard coming?) may be too expensive at some
schools.

Gotta say the comish may be right on completing the season if we get this one off the ground.

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Re: Hero Sports realignment article has UD in the American

Post by 77HEN » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:41 pm

Maineroad wrote:
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This is always a fun exercise but like we mentioned before, UD partnering with JMU, UConn, UMass should be a given in a new American. I think academic parity still plays into any move. Thus, SDSU and Boise St to the Pac-12, IMO, isn't realistic. BYU really is the only fit.

Oh and why would Buffalo stay in the MAC in this massive changing landscape? Add them to wherever UD ends up
Boise is a community college with a stadium, and SDSu doesn't even have a stadium at the moment. LOL.
Ok, this is an older post but I just saw. Have to beg to differ with comment on Boise State. It has recent enrollment of over 26K students with a substantial campus, it is NOT a community college. I agree, though, it has a good stadium (and a solid fan base) but it's not PAC-12 material.

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Re: Hero Sports realignment article has UD in the American

Post by UDJoe » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:45 am

Comments by Rawak to BOT:

Ms. Rawak noted that the path forward will not be a
straight line. In terms of athletic competitions, the focus moving forward will be
informed by the status of the state and community and it is expected that
competitions will take place based on geographic location rather than
conference. Students are unlikely to travel, especially not overnight or by flight,
and our student-athletes will likely compete against schools that are nearby.

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Re: Hero Sports realignment article has UD in the American

Post by darthdave » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:10 am

Reading this, for mens basketball, sounds like the florida tourney may not happen.

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Re: Hero Sports realignment article has UD in the American

Post by Henny » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:40 am

UDJoe wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:45 am
Comments by Rawak to BOT:

Ms. Rawak noted that the path forward will not be a
straight line. In terms of athletic competitions, the focus moving forward will be
informed by the status of the state and community and it is expected that
competitions will take place based on geographic location rather than
conference. Students are unlikely to travel, especially not overnight or by flight,
and our student-athletes will likely compete against schools that are nearby.
Thanks Joe

There are a number of non conference schools that are nearby. Let's see how this unfolds. Teams that are in our CAA pod are a given.
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Re: Hero Sports realignment article has UD in the American

Post by BlueHenBill » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:14 pm

UDJoe wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:45 am
Comments by Rawak to BOT:

Ms. Rawak noted that the path forward will not be a
straight line. In terms of athletic competitions, the focus moving forward will be
informed by the status of the state and community and it is expected that
competitions will take place based on geographic location rather than
conference. Students are unlikely to travel, especially not overnight or by flight,
and our student-athletes will likely compete against schools that are nearby.
Yet UD FB is (still?) planning on travelling in 2020 to 3 opponents that (without flying) would appear to require a minimum of one overnight stay before the game (JMU, Stony Brook & Albany) and possibly a second overnight stay for Maine & NC St? :?

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Post by jd of de » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:28 pm

Only NC State and Maine were scheduled as charter flight trips this season and in both cases only one overnight is required. The team flies home after the game.

Regardless of kickoff time the same is true of all bus trips; the team always buses home after the game.

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Re: Hero Sports realignment article has UD in the American

Post by BlueHenBill » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:48 pm

jd of de wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:28 pm
Only NC State and Maine were scheduled as charter flight trips this season and in both cases only one overnight is required. The team flies home after the game.

Regardless of kickoff time the same is true of all bus trips; the team always buses home after the game.
With respect to NC State & Maine (or any future opponent so distant that flying is the only way to go), I get the normal flight routine, but isn't AD Rawak talking about no flights or is that just for after the Fall 2020 season? With repect to busing, wasn't the norm that UD would only bus up & back the same day if playing at Nova, Navy, Lehigh, or a similarly close opponent? For those opponents more than a couple hours away but too close for flying to make sense, wasn't the norm to buss there on the day before the game and then bus home after the game (however late the game ended)? How is UD going to bus to JMU (3.5 hours), Stony Brook (4.5 hours and potenially longer with notorious LI traffic), & Albany (5.5 hours) the morning of the game, get off the bus and play winning FB?

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Re: Hero Sports realignment article has UD in the American

Post by jd of de » Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:07 pm

UDJoe wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:45 am
Comments by Rawak to BOT:

Ms. Rawak noted that the path forward will not be a
straight line. In terms of athletic competitions, the focus moving forward will be
informed by the status of the state and community and it is expected that
competitions will take place based on geographic location rather than
conference. Students are unlikely to travel, especially not overnight or by flight,
and our student-athletes will likely compete against schools that are nearby.
Depending on the sport, UD is lucking enough to have 18 DI universities 2 hours or less from Newark.

A10 - George Washington, George Mason, LaSalle & St Josephs
AAC - Temple
Big Ten - Maryland & Rutgers
CAA - Towson & Villanova
MEAC - Delaware State, Howard & Morgan State.
NEC - Fairleigh Dickinson
Patriot - American, Lafayette, Lehigh, Loyola University Maryland & Navy

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Re: Hero Sports realignment article has UD in the American

Post by BlueHenBill » Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:50 pm

jd of de wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:07 pm
UDJoe wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:45 am
Comments by Rawak to BOT:

Ms. Rawak noted that the path forward will not be a
straight line. In terms of athletic competitions, the focus moving forward will be
informed by the status of the state and community and it is expected that
competitions will take place based on geographic location rather than
conference. Students are unlikely to travel, especially not overnight or by flight,
and our student-athletes will likely compete against schools that are nearby.
Depending on the sport, UD is lucking enough to have 18 DI universities 2 hours or less from Newark.

A10 - George Washington, George Mason, LaSalle & St Josephs
AAC - Temple
Big Ten - Maryland & Rutgers
CAA - Towson & Villanova
MEAC - Delaware State, Howard & Morgan State.
NEC - Fairleigh Dickinson
Patriot - American, Lafayette, Lehigh, Loyola University Maryland & Navy
For FB, only Temple (by all indications unwilling to play UD, but may change due to covid-19), Maryland, Rutgers, Navy (AAC), Rutgers, Lafayette, & Lehigh are desriable opponents for AWAY games. Of that list, Lafayette & Lehigh are probably the only opponents (unless changed by covid-19) that would play at least home-and-home with UD. UD could play DSU (already planned unfortunately), Howard, & Morgan St. AWAY, but not desirable IMHO other than as Home games. Army (by all indications unwilling to play UD, but may change due to covid-19), Bucknell, Fordham, & Georgetown (probably only those 3 Patriot members would do at least home-and-home with UD) are a little further away, but may be doable. Ivy members Penn, Princeton, & Columbia would fit geogrpahically if covid-19 opened them up to playing UD at least hone-and-home.Monmouth & Wagner (not a desirable Away opponent IMHO) are also a little further out, but doable.
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Re: Hero Sports realignment article has UD in the American

Post by finpxz1 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:52 am

What about some of the Ivies...Penn, Princeton and Columbia are certainly withing driving distance.

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Post by UD '01 grad » Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:54 am

finpxz1 wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:52 am
What about some of the Ivies...Penn, Princeton and Columbia are certainly withing driving distance.
Per jd:

"The Ivy League will release the full plans for the fall sports season on July 8th. They have already announced that football will be a conference only schedule."

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Re: Hero Sports realignment article has UD in the American

Post by BlueHenBill » Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:42 pm

UD '01 grad wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:54 am
finpxz1 wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:52 am
What about some of the Ivies...Penn, Princeton and Columbia are certainly withing driving distance.
Per jd:

"The Ivy League will release the full plans for the fall sports season on July 8th. They have already announced that football will be a conference only schedule."
Ivies could be possible opponents in future though.

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