- Dec 7, 2011
Agreed the CAA is not good but I am curious if the Sun Belt, MAC, or even CUSA is much better for basketball. Granted I haven’t really followed their program and FCS football in general.Have you taken a close look at the CAA recently. William & Mary is one of the best programs in the conference. Nothing else needs to be said regarding the quality, or lack thereof, of the CAA in basketball. No other conference is going to add JMU unless football comes with it. JMU football has positioned itself both program wise and facility wise to move up to the FBS level. JMU is now spending $88 million on a new 8,500 seat convocation center. It's time for JMU athletics to make the next leap and football is driving the train.
One other point. JMU football moving to the FBS level is not going to put the basketball program in the crapper like it did at fodu. The JMU basketball program has already been in the crapper for years. They can't even compete in the CAA. Any program move, driven by football, isn't going to make the basketball program any worse.