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St Thomas is too good, gets kicked out of MIAC

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  • dave67dave67 Wealthy Alum
    No worry that Miami would face the same fate in the MAC. >:)
    skin66agc
  • JiveHawkJiveHawk Wealthy Alum
    Fun thread I saw on Twitter: if you could kick anyone out of the MAC, who would you pick?
  • agcagc Senior Barfly
    JiveHawk said:

    Fun thread I saw on Twitter: if you could kick anyone out of the MAC, who would you pick?

    Hands down Buffalo. They are getting way too good in everything
  • agcagc Senior Barfly
    JiveHawk said:

    Fun thread I saw on Twitter: if you could kick anyone out of the MAC, who would you pick?

    But if the question is about a single person, undoubtedly Chuck Martin
    Professor_FateAORedHawk33Re6H5wk
  • thechuck_2112thechuck_2112 Wealthy Alum
    The OAC and WIAC are sitting around saying “you can just vote them out?”
  • Professor_FateProfessor_Fate Wealthy Alum

    The OAC and WIAC are sitting around saying “you can just vote them out?”

    Are those conferences or are those bands that have played Brick Street over the years?
    dave67
  • MooreHawkMooreHawk Senior Barfly
    agc said:

    JiveHawk said:

    Fun thread I saw on Twitter: if you could kick anyone out of the MAC, who would you pick?

    Hands down Buffalo. They are getting way too good in everything
    Also works from a geographical/cultural perspective.
  • BonkBonk Off-Campus Slummer
    I thought I remembered someone saying they could go D-1 in hockey if they got booted.
  • thechuck_2112thechuck_2112 Wealthy Alum
    St Thomas can’t move up to D2 without moving the hockey program to D1, which is unsustainable in the short term for various reasons, even if it would work later on. This move basically forces St. Thomas to join the WIAC (which might let them but might not) or shut down their athletic program.

    I have no problem with schools deemphasizing athletics. I have a huge problem with a school that lost a football game 97-0 (in a season where the offender didn’t even win the conference!) trying to shut down another school’s whole athletic program as revenge.
  • thechuck_2112thechuck_2112 Wealthy Alum
    Bonk said:

    I thought I remembered someone saying they could go D-1 in hockey if they got booted.

    It isn’t “they could.” It’s “they are required to.”
  • RenmancoRenmanco Wealthy Alum
    agc said:

    JiveHawk said:

    Fun thread I saw on Twitter: if you could kick anyone out of the MAC, who would you pick?

    Hands down Buffalo. They are getting way too good in everything
    The issue with the MAC is that some institutions view the Conference as a sort of purgatory----they're here only until they get good enough to leave on their own. I suspect Buffalo and perhaps Northern Illinois have their eyes on the exit door if their overall programs (especially in FB and men's BB) can get and stay at a reasonably high level. Plus both have larger marketing areas in very close proximity.
    agc
  • 2xHawk2xHawk Senior Barfly

    This move basically forces St. Thomas to join the WIAC (which might let them but might not) or shut down their athletic program. 

    Playing as an independent isn't an option?
  • thechuck_2112thechuck_2112 Wealthy Alum
    There are currently four D3 independents. One is closing, and one is dropping athletics. In addition to the scheduling problems of being an independent, independents are de facto shut out of postseason competition in D3. It’s possible to qualify, but prohibitively difficult.
    TruckCrew
  • thechuck_2112thechuck_2112 Wealthy Alum
    edited July 15
    St. Thomas has been given approval to move straight from D3 to D1. They will be in the Pioneer League for football, the Summit League for nearly all other sports, and the WCHA for women's hockey. Men's hockey, which was always going to be the biggest problem in a move up, has yet to find a conference home. Friends of mine who went to St. Thomas say the arena will present issues getting a conference invite.
  • JiveHawkJiveHawk Wealthy Alum

    St. Thomas has been given approval to move straight from D3 to D1. They will be in the Pioneer League for football, the Summit League for nearly all other sports, and the WCHA for women's hockey. Men's hockey, which was always going to be the biggest problem in a move up, has yet to find a conference home. Friends of mine who went to St. Thomas say the arena will present issues getting a conference invite.

    They'll be part of the new CCHA. They've already started talks
    thechuck_2112
  • elpalitoelpalito Wealthy Alum
    there's another new CCHA or is this the relatively new CCHA since the NCHC formed?
  • MooreHawkMooreHawk Senior Barfly
    elpalito said:

    there's another new CCHA or is this the relatively new CCHA since the NCHC formed?

    The new CCHA is the new WCHA minus the Alaskan schools and Huntsville
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