Discussion in 'VCU Mens Basketball' started by ShoeSh1ne, Apr 20, 2012.
But the official completely forgets to mention that his denial is because 5/7 was read as 5/1...
Like I said before, we've got more to look forward to in the CAA than anyone else in the next four years. If its not broken, why fix it? We shouldnt have to worry about at-large bids. We're better than that and anything short of 2 CAA Championships in the next 5 years will be a disappointment. We went to the Final Four last year and the publicity has helped us get good players. I just hope they're not thinking that they can settle for mediocrity in the A-10. In a 16-team league, its gonna be really hard to finish 4th, never mind winning the tournament. We're the toast of the CAA right now (3 regular season titles, 3 conference championships, a CBI championship and a Final Four appearance and 8 NCAA wins all in the past 6 seasons). Let's stay and keep it that way!
I love the CAA Tournament but its nothing without the excitement of VCU. Pillow Fight Friday is going to be dead next year.
Even if VCU does leave the CAA, theyve got to let us play in the tournament in March. Let GSU back in it too. This past year's tournament was so much fun and next year's is going to be awful..plus ODU is going to win it (whats their competition?? James Madison, Delaware, Northeastern, William and Mary, Hofstra). I really hope the CAA will let VCU and Mason play. Those two teams make up the great majority of the money that comes in that weekend. Plus, the winner of the tournament without VCU/Mason is pretty much a foregone conclusion (ODU).
I hope we dont leave. I really like the CAA and its all I've ever known as a VCU fan. I feel like the CAA is perfect for us. We're favored to do well every year...we've got no reason to go out on top.
@danram90 it's broken brother. Time to move on.
Nice, I see you even got the Rams logo in there.
The CAA blows! And, I think Drexel would argue with your foregone conclusion that ODU would win the tournament.
how many VCU field hockey games have you been to? how many track meets? how many quidditch kerfuffles?
Not that anyone will listen especially a select few that love to argue for the sake of it, but can we have a thread (this one preferably) that is dedicated to rumors or news about the conference change and leave all of the pros, cons and whatever else DC Duck can slap together to try to prove a point over on the thread he named his own? This thread is worth reading for now, however I get the feeling it will be the same dog chasing his tale mess once the "Great Debators" get a hold of it.
Nothing much new in here, but an interesting read.
0, 0, 0 (we have quidditch?!), and i'm going to my first baseball game on wednesday against UVA. I tried to go to one other but it was rained out. How many have you been to?
well, we HAD quidditch. not anymore, thanks to the big bad a10.
It would be foolish of VCU to dilute basketball resources (and thus its signature brand) by chasing football fantasies. Just look at ODU and the state of it's MBB program. No one can say they're on an upswing, and there's plenty of evidence that they're actually backsliding. Football isn't 100% causal, but it is definitely related. Maybe football, at the expense of basketball, pays off for ODU and the program stays profitable beyond its first few years. Then they can refocus on rebuilding their basketball program. Or maybe it doesn't and they're left with two sinking ships. Regardless, if there really is room for us on the ever larger FCS bandwagon, there will also be room for us 3-5 years from now. If the market is so saturated that no conference wants the football counterpart to what is hopefully by then the "Gonzaga of the East", then that ship has already sailed as of this moment and we should move on. It doesn't make any sense to rush football while we sit on our thumbs in a conference whose priority isn't centered singularly around fostering the best basketball possible.
Why be afraid that we would only be mediocre? Do you not think we can bang with tougher competition night in and night out. I know we can beat any A-10 team. We can absolutely win that conference title. The reason to not join a better conference shouldn't be because we are afraid we can't hang.
none, but I'm not the one throwing on the sad sympathy cloak of woe to other sports ...I'll always hope/root for VCU teams/athletes to win whatever competition they are involved in... at least in theory, but if I'm being honest (including with myself), the only time I really, truly, deeply care, is when it's the men's basketball team
I've been to a bunch of VCU Rugby games.
For a stretch there Yeager was feeling very media friendly, telling anyone who would listen that no one was leaving the CAA. Of course things changed a bit when GSU bailed and total radio silence ensued following quorum failure on the Exit Fee vote. My money is with yours on him no longer having a leg to stand on when it comes to offensive PR moves.
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