Conference change uncertainty

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Conferences sooner or later will shift again. The concern is for years we’ve been seemly well positioned should a opportunity arise. Now there seems to be uncertainty in the program. Yes, our facilities are fantastic and the campus continues to expand. Plans for Siegel Center expansion in the future have been noted. New VCU ballpark planned. However, on the court there’s definite concern. Should we lose A10 teams to other conferences we face a very unfortunate situation should we not be offered a spot in a more favorable conference.
 

PhantomRam

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Conferences sooner or later will shift again. The concern is for years we’ve been seemly well positioned should a opportunity arise. Now there seems to be uncertainty in the program. Yes, our facilities are fantastic and the campus continues to expand. Plans for Siegel Center expansion in the future have been noted. New VCU ballpark planned. However, on the court there’s definite concern. Should we lose A10 teams to other conferences we face a very unfortunate situation should we not be offered a spot in a more favorable conference.
Why do these conversations continue to surface? This is not fantasy basketball or some computer game.
It just doesn't work this way.
 
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Remember kids, don't feed the trolls.
Bro I was on this board when it first started. Heck I was on the CAAzone. I just couldn’t get to my old account. You can stop with the troll stuff.

I’m pointing out this is a vital period for VCU because it could determine our future for years should something happen with conferences that put us in a bad situation. A10 has greatly helped our brand but should the quality drop that severely hurt us. Obviously in a ideal world we would get to the Big East but we definitely wouldn't be first in line especially with our up and downs the last few years. Note: I’m not advocating for any major changes like coaches and such.
 
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Bro I was on this board when it first started. Heck I was on the CAAzone. I just couldn’t get to my old account. You can stop with the troll stuff.

I’m pointing out this is a vital period for VCU because it could determine our future for years should something happen with conferences that put us in a bad situation. A10 has greatly helped our brand but should the quality drop that severely hurt us. Obviously in a ideal world we would get to the Big East but we definitely wouldn't be first in line especially with our up and downs the last few years. Note: I’m not advocating for any major changes like coaches and such.
would rather comment here on this topic than on all those other player and coach bashing threads. (yeah this is a very disappointing stretch in the Rams long history)
A10 is a fantastic fit for VCU - also a conference that allows NCAA tourney participants to keep a large % of what they earn unlike a lot of other conferences that are more socialist and share equally revenues. Also a good geographic fit with over half of the trips manageable by car or train for our fans.
I don't expect a lot of conference shifting in the years ahead. To me the catalyst if it happens will be the Big 12 and what Texas could do to shake up landscape. (remember most of conference shake-ups revolve around football not basketball)
Big East would be fantastic for VCU but I view that possibility as very very very low. I see us behind Dayton, and St Louis as a candidate because of the predominance of Catholic schools in the current Big East.
Another factor that leads me to conclude the unlikely shifting of conference teams is that the cost a school now has to pay to exit (in ACC it is over $50 million fee to exit plus I think they also lose media rights to the old conference for awhile too but not 100% sure on that piece) Big 10 I think also has a big fee to exit and other penalties
American Conference is a possibility but for VCU I think we fall in line behind schools that have football at D1 level in those discussions and secondly the costs for all of our non revenue sports escalates because of the tougher geographic map of conference members, though no doubt the quality of competition is better and more consistent
my bottom line conclusion is a10 is a fantastic fit for VCU and even if we lose a Dayton or St louis or UMass I have no reservations of us remaining in such a conference and would be happy
go rams
 
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Whoa there! I see you hooped on board this here board 42 days ago. Let's not fret over a melt down, it will be contained...this ain't GW.
 

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Whoa there! I see you hooped on board this here board 42 days ago. Let's not fret over a melt down, it will be contained...this ain't GW.
He "joined" 42 days ago.... because he had taken a LONG break from the RN boards.... you know like @Mistachill and some others have said they were going to do recently? And in the process I guess he forgot his old account information..... he used to be @RRR or something. Trust me, he ain't new.
 
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Bro I was on this board when it first started. Heck I was on the CAAzone. I just couldn’t get to my old account. You can stop with the troll stuff.

I’m pointing out this is a vital period for VCU because it could determine our future for years should something happen with conferences that put us in a bad situation. A10 has greatly helped our brand but should the quality drop that severely hurt us. Obviously in a ideal world we would get to the Big East but we definitely wouldn't be first in line especially with our up and downs the last few years. Note: I’m not advocating for any major changes like coaches and such.

If you can't figure out how to use the VCU Ram Nation password recovery function, you are not smart enough to "Bro" me.