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Hopefully this is just phase 1 of expansion

Postby Red » May 9th, 2017, 9:34 am

Let Murray State get their football in order and then we add the Racers and another to get to 12.
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Re: Hopefully this is just phase 1 of expansion

Postby MissouriValleyUnite » May 9th, 2017, 9:37 am

LOVE Cliff Smart taking it upon himself to provide light on a dark day.
https://twitter.com/clifsmart/status/861959323613876226
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Re: Hopefully this is just phase 1 of expansion

Postby All-MVC Fan » May 9th, 2017, 9:39 am

Red wrote:Let Murray State get their football in order and then we add the Racers and another to get to 12.


Nice thought, but what exactly gives you the idea that the MVC leadership would be that "bold?" They've never shown anything even remotely close to thinking ahead like that.

But it is a nice thought...
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Re: Hopefully this is just phase 1 of expansion

Postby Stickboy46 » May 9th, 2017, 9:42 am

Red wrote:Let Murray State get their football in order and then we add the Racers and another to get to 12.

That would require the MVC to be proactive and not just reactive. It would also require the MVC presidents to give up an additional split (or two) of any revenue. Seemed like staying at 10 was pretty key here
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Re: Hopefully this is just phase 1 of expansion

Postby MVCfans » May 9th, 2017, 9:43 am

Surprised (and happy) to see a university president make such a proclamation.
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Re: Hopefully this is just phase 1 of expansion

Postby Stickboy46 » May 9th, 2017, 9:48 am

MVCfans wrote:Surprised (and happy) to see a university president make such a proclamation.


Until a private school proclaims the same thing ... I wouldn't get too excited.
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Re: Hopefully this is just phase 1 of expansion

Postby tribecalledquest » May 9th, 2017, 10:18 am

Yep. This is all on the elite private school presidents.

Come on.

The Valley just added the best basketball option out there. I guess I don't understand the angst. I'm not too concerned with JV football driving decisions of the MVC.
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Re: Hopefully this is just phase 1 of expansion

Postby Khan4Cats » May 9th, 2017, 12:17 pm

tribecalledquest wrote:Yep. This is all on the elite private school presidents.

Come on.

The Valley just added the best basketball option out there. I guess I don't understand the angst. I'm not too concerned with JV football driving decisions of the MVC.


The last three additions to the Valley have been Evansville, Loyola, Valparaiso. See a pattern? Might as well go back to having the conference tournament rotate among campus sites, St. Louis without Wichita is going to be barren. Replacing Creighton's fan base with half a dozen students with scarves did nothing for the tourney, Wichita brought nearly as many fans to St. Louis as Valpo can fit in their home arena.
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Re: Hopefully this is just phase 1 of expansion

Postby JBoss8393 » May 9th, 2017, 12:19 pm

From Bloomington Pantagraph reporter Jim Benson:

Missouri State president Clif Smart wrote on Twitter: “The (MVC) expansion committee will continue to meet for the next 9 months to evaluate further expansion opportunities.”

Illinois State athletic director Larry Lyons confirmed “this is not the end of the discussion for membership.”

“They (the expansion committee) will look down the road to see if other folks can help us in the future,” he said.

Lyons added the process of the league in the last month, which involved school presidents, faculty representatives, athletic directors and senior women's administrators, was “thoughtful and thorough.”

I think a 12 school league is on the table, school #11 is know (Murray State). Unknown, school #12.
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Re: Hopefully this is just phase 1 of expansion

Postby UNIFanSince1983 » May 9th, 2017, 12:23 pm

tribecalledquest wrote:Yep. This is all on the elite private school presidents.

Come on.

The Valley just added the best basketball option out there. I guess I don't understand the angst. I'm not too concerned with JV football driving decisions of the MVC.


I am not as convinced they added the best basketball option even of the 4 that had visits.
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