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Re: MBB: Capital Athletic Conference
« Reply #4425 on: July 09, 2018, 12:56:39 pm »
Penn State Harrisburg leaving too.   Would be curious who might be some potential targets for the CAC.  Slim pickings I'd imagine. 

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Re: MBB: Capital Athletic Conference
« Reply #4426 on: July 09, 2018, 02:25:21 pm »
I have been having a lot of conversations behind the scenes... I really can't share details, but let's just say the CAC is casting a wide net.
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Re: MBB: Capital Athletic Conference
« Reply #4427 on: July 10, 2018, 07:19:42 am »
UC Santa Cruz?  ;D

I have been having a lot of conversations behind the scenes... I really can't share details, but let's just say the CAC is casting a wide net.

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Re: MBB: Capital Athletic Conference
« Reply #4428 on: July 10, 2018, 09:40:37 am »
In terms of travel, this likely hurts CNU the most, as I'd imagine that most, if not all, of the schools the CAC is pursuing are up north.

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Re: MBB: Capital Athletic Conference
« Reply #4429 on: July 10, 2018, 10:39:31 am »
In terms of travel, this likely hurts CNU the most, as I'd imagine that most, if not all, of the schools the CAC is pursuing are up north.

Depending on the east v. west component of "up north," it may be as bad or worse for Southern Virginia.

I have a hard time coming up with schools in any direction that would be lining up for possibly long trips to be in a conference with Salisbury, Christopher Newport, and Mary Wash (speaking in terms of all sports here, not just men's basketball) nor can I see any reasons why any other Division III conference would be rushing to take in any of them. I think a lot of the potential of "saving" the CAC lies in how committed York, Southern Virginia, and St. Mary's are to "saving the conference" as I'd imagine those three are more likely to find another home than SU/CNU/UMW are. (I understand St. Mary's is a public school, but as a small honors college, they may have a shot at finding a private-school conference willing to accept them.) IMHO, if I'm any of those three schools, I'd probably put more time and effort to finding somewhere else to go than in saving the CAC (though it's certainly worthwhile in exploring both of those paths) - partially because I think simply finding one or two schools shouldn't be enough. Losing four in roughly a year is a sign that the CAC would really need to get back to at least nine full members to find some level of comfort.

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Re: MBB: Capital Athletic Conference
« Reply #4430 on: July 10, 2018, 11:28:50 am »
In terms of travel, this likely hurts CNU the most, as I'd imagine that most, if not all, of the schools the CAC is pursuing are up north.

Depending on the east v. west component of "up north," it may be as bad or worse for Southern Virginia.

I have a hard time coming up with schools in any direction that would be lining up for possibly long trips to be in a conference with Salisbury, Christopher Newport, and Mary Wash (speaking in terms of all sports here, not just men's basketball) nor can I see any reasons why any other Division III conference would be rushing to take in any of them. I think a lot of the potential of "saving" the CAC lies in how committed York, Southern Virginia, and St. Mary's are to "saving the conference" as I'd imagine those three are more likely to find another home than SU/CNU/UMW are. (I understand St. Mary's is a public school, but as a small honors college, they may have a shot at finding a private-school conference willing to accept them.) IMHO, if I'm any of those three schools, I'd probably put more time and effort to finding somewhere else to go than in saving the CAC (though it's certainly worthwhile in exploring both of those paths) - partially because I think simply finding one or two schools shouldn't be enough. Losing four in roughly a year is a sign that the CAC would really need to get back to at least nine full members to find some level of comfort.

Well said, sunny...completely agree!  The CAC's in a tough spot, to be sure...it will be interesting to see what happens!

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Re: MBB: Capital Athletic Conference
« Reply #4431 on: July 29, 2018, 11:44:14 pm »
We spoke this month with CAC Commissioner Jeff Ligney about the Capital Athletic Conference's plans following the news that Penn State-Harrisburg and Frostburg State are leaving the conference. He provided a lot of great insight into how they are approaching this challenge. You can listen to that here.

http://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2018/07/atn-conference-shuffle

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Re: MBB: Capital Athletic Conference
« Reply #4432 on: August 10, 2018, 02:24:08 pm »
You knew about this, right CNU85?  CJ's great nephew...pretty neat!

https://twitter.com/TimmyWoollum

He's a good ball player, but I think the only thing he may have on Brock Geiman right now is shooting ability...still very solid, though, and comes from an excellent basketball family!


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Re: MBB: Capital Athletic Conference
« Reply #4433 on: August 10, 2018, 03:15:08 pm »
You knew about this, right CNU85?  CJ's great nephew...pretty neat!

https://twitter.com/TimmyWoollum

He's a good ball player, but I think the only thing he may have on Brock Geiman right now is shooting ability...still very solid, though, and comes from an excellent basketball family!

Nope. Didn't know about this. Interesting.

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Re: MBB: Capital Athletic Conference
« Reply #4434 on: September 13, 2018, 02:21:10 pm »
I AM READY FOR BASKETBALL SEASON TO START!

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Re: MBB: Capital Athletic Conference
« Reply #4435 on: September 15, 2018, 10:13:22 pm »
I didn't realize CNU's schedule was out yet...four tournaments prior to conference play, as well as the rivalry games against R-M and VW...should be fun!