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  • Re: Augie d1 thread

    Originally posted by WarriorDad View Post
    New to board....but reading all this Augie to D1.....there is a moratorium on re-classifying (for anyone) to D1 from lower divisions.... have not heard any agenda to lift the moratorium so schools can be allowed to reclassify to D1.
    No, as long as you have an invitation from a conference you can move up.

    Cal Baptist.
    UC-San Diego.
    LIU-Post (merging programs with LIU-Brooklyn)
    Merrimack.
    North Alabama.

    and the most famous move up to FBS- without a conference invite so they will be an independent- Liberty. NCAA is afraid of a lawsuit.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...I_institutions

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...tball_programs

    https://csnbbs.com/thread-859663.html

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    • Re: Augie d1 thread

      Not pertaining to Augustana, but Metro State has recieved an invite from the WAC and are looking to go D1.

      https://roadrunnersathletics.com/new...ity-study.aspx

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      • Re: Augie d1 thread

        Originally posted by NSU4LIFE View Post
        Not pertaining to Augustana, but Metro State has recieved an invite from the WAC and are looking to go D1.

        https://roadrunnersathletics.com/new...ity-study.aspx
        That's a pretty solid fit. Do the Roadrunners offer football? I don't seem to remember if they do. I do remember they had a pretty high scoring basketball program in the early 2010's and iirc they have a decent soccer team?

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        • Re: Augie d1 thread

          Originally posted by NSU4LIFE View Post
          Not pertaining to Augustana, but Metro State has recieved an invite from the WAC and are looking to go D1.

          https://roadrunnersathletics.com/new...ity-study.aspx
          That's interesting, indeed.

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          • Re: Augie d1 thread

            Originally posted by zimmy21 View Post
            That's a pretty solid fit. Do the Roadrunners offer football? I don't seem to remember if they do. I do remember they had a pretty high scoring basketball program in the early 2010's and iirc they have a decent soccer team?
            No football. I don't see this ever happening. Metro State was likely only contacted because the WAC offices are in Denver.

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            • Re: Augie d1 thread

              I agree with Tech Boys. With the financial issues at Chicago State, the possibility of UMKC heading back to the Summit, and the fact that Grand Canyon and NMSU would rather be anywhere else, it sounds like the WAC is in desperation mode and is just throwing out feelers to anyone they can.

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              • Re: Augie d1 thread

                Originally posted by zimmy21 View Post
                That's a pretty solid fit. Do the Roadrunners offer football? I don't seem to remember if they do. I do remember they had a pretty high scoring basketball program in the early 2010's and iirc they have a decent soccer team?
                This isn’t their first run at Metro State. It would seem to be a solid fit for the WAC. Student population around 20k and no football issues to deal with. Also, being in a large city gives WAC exposure.

                That being said, MSU is sorely underfunded even at D2 level. The university is a commuter school with not much infrastructure for athletics. The focus is mainly on part time working students. So, no I doubt this happens anytime soon.

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                • Re: Augie d1 thread

                  Originally posted by NSICball View Post
                  I agree with Tech Boys. With the financial issues at Chicago State, the possibility of UMKC heading back to the Summit, and the fact that Grand Canyon and NMSU would rather be anywhere else, it sounds like the WAC is in desperation mode and is just throwing out feelers to anyone they can.
                  They are in desperation mode. The only way I can see the WAC stabilizing the conference is to create a separate football conference like the MVFC. Make sure the D2 invites are geographically somewhat close and have a history playing one another. You only need 6 for an automatic bid into FCS playoffs.

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                  • Re: Augie d1 thread

                    Originally posted by zimmy21 View Post
                    That's a pretty solid fit. Do the Roadrunners offer football? I don't seem to remember if they do. I do remember they had a pretty high scoring basketball program in the early 2010's and iirc they have a decent soccer team?
                    No football. Commuter school. No big crowds for basketball. IMO this is not a good invitation to make. But the WAC seems to be dissolving.

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                    • Re: Augie d1 thread

                      Any chance Augustana is looking at the WAC?

                      Dixie State is exploring D1 with WAC football as an option.

                      https://www.deseretnews.com/article/...-i-status.html

                      The football option could land Tarleton State. UTRGV is also planning an FCS program.

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                      • Re: Augie d1 thread

                        Originally posted by Techster88 View Post
                        Any chance Augustana is looking at the WAC?

                        Dixie State is exploring D1 with WAC football as an option.

                        https://www.deseretnews.com/article/...-i-status.html

                        The football option could land Tarleton State. UTRGV is also planning an FCS program.
                        I doubt it. Travel wise it would be insane. The Summit is an I-29 league. Augie would bring in baseball. I just don't see scholarship football there either. 6500 seat stadium wouldn't make for very big crowds.

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                        • Re: Augie d1 thread

                          Originally posted by laker View Post
                          I doubt it. Travel wise it would be insane. The Summit is an I-29 league. Augie would bring in baseball. I just don't see scholarship football there either. 6500 seat stadium wouldn't make for very big crowds.
                          If they filled it they'd be 9th out of 11 teams. When UND is added I'd assume 10th out of 12. But I dont know attendance is a make or break. I'm sure the conference would just like to have Sioux Falls as part of their true market.

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                          • Re: Augie d1 thread

                            So is Augustana now officially going D1 or....?

                            https://goaugie.com/news/2018/12/13/...nd-growth.aspx

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                            • Re: Augie d1 thread

                              Originally posted by Twincitiesmav View Post
                              So is Augustana now officially going D1 or....?

                              https://goaugie.com/news/2018/12/13/...nd-growth.aspx
                              Yes, it is official.

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                              • Re: Augie d1 thread

                                Personally, I don't think it's the right move for them. For their sake I hope I'm wrong and it works out.

                                It will be a bummer losing our biggest rival that's only two blocks away. Hopefully we'll be able to schedule some non-conference games.

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