For Funsies: Conference Reallignment/Creation

Yeah, I agree with Will. Would rather shed LaSalle and Fordham rather than Bonnies. The Bonnies are usually a pretty good team. Although, that could change if Schmidt ever decided to leave.
Has Fordham ever won anything? They remind me a bit of Hofstra from the old CAA....although Hofstra has recently seemed to be a bit better. Might opt for the addition of Manhattan in exchange for Fordham.
 
Has Fordham ever won anything?
I was curious about this myself. Since they joined the A10 in 1995, Fordham has won conference titles in...

Baseball: 1998, 2019 (Fordham is the winningest D1 college baseball program in history...but only by virtue of being one of the oldest)

Women's basketball: 2014, 2019 (also regular season)

Men's soccer: 1996, 2014, 2016, 2021

Softball: 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 (as an aside, I really wish VCU had a softball team, I would absolutely watch)

Women's swimming and diving: 2010

Women's tennis: 2023
 

Grand Canyon moving up makes perfect sense, especially after the past few seasons.

Seattle surprises me, their arena only seats exactly 999 people. They play a few bigger games offsite but their home arena is waaaay smaller than the next smallest in the WCC - Pepperdine, at 3,104.
 
Imagine telling someone 3 years ago that Oregon State and Seattle would be in the same hoops conference.
 
Imagine telling someone 3 years ago that Oregon State and Seattle would be in the same hoops conference.
It's wild. I totally expect Oregon State and Washington State to land in the Mountain West in a couple of years though.
 
I have done zero research because that’s how much I care but a GCU alum told me about a month ago that GCU was started by BYU to do non BYU things. I thought it was a weird take from an alumni
 
I have done zero research because that’s how much I care but a GCU alum told me about a month ago that GCU was started by BYU to do non BYU things. I thought it was a weird take from an alumni
Because I hate myself...

GCU actually started as a Southern Baptist school. It became nondenominational in 1989 before selling itself to a for-profit entity in 2004 because it was in danger of closing down.

The only Pac-12 school that refused to play GCU was Arizona State, and that ended in 2020. There was no conference-wide ban on playing GCU.

GCU has one of the highest alumni student debt loads of any school in the country, and they've received several sanctions from federal regulators. They're currently trying to revert to non-profit status in order to avoid having to pay property taxes - they've tried twice and failed, and they say there's a government conspiracy to keep them from becoming a non-profit. They are basically the Liberty of the west - an evangelical diploma mill.
 
Because I hate myself...

GCU actually started as a Southern Baptist school. It became nondenominational in 1989 before selling itself to a for-profit entity in 2004 because it was in danger of closing down.

The only Pac-12 school that refused to play GCU was Arizona State, and that ended in 2020. There was no conference-wide ban on playing GCU.

GCU has one of the highest alumni student debt loads of any school in the country, and they've received several sanctions from federal regulators. They're currently trying to revert to non-profit status in order to avoid having to pay property taxes - they've tried twice and failed, and they say there's a government conspiracy to keep them from becoming a non-profit. They are basically the Liberty of the west - an evangelical diploma mill.
Again, I don't care :geek: But since you are looking, Who is the for profit entity that purchased them in 2004
 
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