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FB: New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
« on: April 08, 2015, 12:07:40 pm »
The conference is joining the football ranks, starting in 2017, with four of their own core members and three borrowed from elsewhere. Should be interesting.

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Re: FB: New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2015, 01:09:17 pm »
Just what we need, another 'power' conference in the East. Good grief. I think it's safe to say that the AQ system is being taken advantage of and may need to be re-evaluated. Just think, we could see Framingham, Husson, and Endicott in the real playoffs while Hobart and Fisher battle it out in an ECAC game. Can't wait.

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Re: FB: New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2015, 01:19:15 pm »
Just what we need, another 'power' conference in the East. Good grief. I think it's safe to say that the AQ system is being taken advantage of and may need to be re-evaluated. Just think, we could see Framingham, Husson, and Endicott in the real playoffs while Hobart and Fisher battle it out in an ECAC game. Can't wait.

Yea but a current NE league also loses a pool a with this move

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Re: FB: New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2015, 01:43:30 pm »
Just what we need, another 'power' conference in the East. Good grief. I think it's safe to say that the AQ system is being taken advantage of and may need to be re-evaluated. Just think, we could see Framingham, Husson, and Endicott in the real playoffs while Hobart and Fisher battle it out in an ECAC game. Can't wait.

Yea but a current NE league also loses a pool a with this move

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Re: FB: New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2015, 01:51:37 pm »
Well I'll tell you one thing, the conference needs to find a new name.  The newmac has to be the most uncool name for a conference in the country.

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Re: FB: New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2015, 01:54:10 pm »
Well I'll tell you one thing, the conference needs to find a new name.  The newmac has to be the most uncool name for a conference in the country.

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Re: FB: New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2015, 12:49:04 pm »
Just what we need, another 'power' conference in the East. Good grief. I think it's safe to say that the AQ system is being taken advantage of and may need to be re-evaluated. Just think, we could see Framingham, Husson, and Endicott in the real playoffs while Hobart and Fisher battle it out in an ECAC game. Can't wait.

Yea but a current NE league also loses a pool a with this move

Or more likely, there's some consolidation in the other conferences (NEFC, ECFC, Liberty League) and one of them gets dropped.  I could see, for example, Western New England, SUNY Maritime, and Gallaudet joining the Liberty League, while the 9 others consolidate into NEFC or ECFC.  Maybe one of those teams then joins NEWMAC, but it's not apparent to me which would be a good fit.  The NEWMAC football conference is already going to be quite different from NEWMAC in other sports.  That would keep the same number of pool A bids (losing one temporarily in 2017 and 2018 while NEWMAC waits out the 2 year period).
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Re: FB: New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2015, 02:20:36 pm »
Just what we need, another 'power' conference in the East. Good grief. I think it's safe to say that the AQ system is being taken advantage of and may need to be re-evaluated. Just think, we could see Framingham, Husson, and Endicott in the real playoffs while Hobart and Fisher battle it out in an ECAC game. Can't wait.

Yea but a current NE league also loses a pool a with this move

Or more likely, there's some consolidation in the other conferences (NEFC, ECFC, Liberty League) and one of them gets dropped.  I could see, for example, Western New England, SUNY Maritime, and Gallaudet joining the Liberty League, while the 9 others consolidate into NEFC or ECFC.  Maybe one of those teams then joins NEWMAC, but it's not apparent to me which would be a good fit.  The NEWMAC football conference is already going to be quite different from NEWMAC in other sports.  That would keep the same number of pool A bids (losing one temporarily in 2017 and 2018 while NEWMAC waits out the 2 year period).

LL school presidents would never accept some of those permutations.

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Re: FB: New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2015, 05:04:32 pm »
Just what we need, another 'power' conference in the East. Good grief. I think it's safe to say that the AQ system is being taken advantage of and may need to be re-evaluated. Just think, we could see Framingham, Husson, and Endicott in the real playoffs while Hobart and Fisher battle it out in an ECAC game. Can't wait.

Yea but a current NE league also loses a pool a with this move

Or more likely, there's some consolidation in the other conferences (NEFC, ECFC, Liberty League) and one of them gets dropped.  I could see, for example, Western New England, SUNY Maritime, and Gallaudet joining the Liberty League, while the 9 others consolidate into NEFC or ECFC.  Maybe one of those teams then joins NEWMAC, but it's not apparent to me which would be a good fit.  The NEWMAC football conference is already going to be quite different from NEWMAC in other sports.  That would keep the same number of pool A bids (losing one temporarily in 2017 and 2018 while NEWMAC waits out the 2 year period).

LL school presidents would never accept some of those permutations.

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Re: FB: New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2015, 12:16:08 pm »
Looks like Saint Anselms is looking to drop from D2 to D3 and this is their target landing spot.....

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Re: FB: New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2015, 02:56:14 pm »
Looks like Saint Anselms is looking to drop from D2 to D3 and this is their target landing spot.....

That is news to me.  I had heard many of those NE-10 schools look to go d1 because of hockey, but this is the first I've heard of St. Anselm's moving to d3. 

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Re: FB: New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2015, 03:35:46 pm »
Yeah -- they issued a news release and listed NEWMAC schools as the ones they identify themselves as belonging with.
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Re: FB: New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2015, 03:57:07 pm »
http://www.unionleader.com/article/20150826/SPORTS22/150829507

I guess I should have posted the link with my post.  lol.

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Re: FB: New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2015, 03:58:54 pm »
Hobart and Union to the E 8 to make it a 10 team league and the rest of the LL to the NEFC?

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Re: FB: New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2015, 04:00:21 pm »
Hobart and Union to the E 8 to make it a 10 team league and the rest of the LL to the NEFC?

No, never going to happen.