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    Default Grand Canyon

    I know this might be old but I heard that Grand Canyon wanted in the Summit League but they were voted down. Does anybody know if this is true? I haven't followed it too much but I think they would be a good add.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 91jack View Post
    I know this might be old but I heard that Grand Canyon wanted in the Summit League but they were voted down. Does anybody know if this is true? I haven't followed it too much but I think they would be a good add.
    That would be a brutal travel schedule.
    -South Dakotan by birth, a Jackrabbit by choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoDakJack View Post
    That would be a brutal travel schedule.
    It reasonable to assume this why they may have been turned down. GCU came to Frost via a guarantee paid by SDSU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoDakJack View Post
    That would be a brutal travel schedule.
    it would be most brutal on them, and they still wanted in.The Summit's not in any position to turn down good candidates, and I got a place in Pheonix, no, just a trailer, would love to go to a Jacks game while down there....Snowbirds vote yes!

    I'll bet it's the one's who have really tight budgets, so I guess I can understand their votes.

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    Default Re: Grand Canyon

    Cutting out WIU and PFW and adding NMSU, UVU and GCU would be doable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzled_Jack View Post
    Cutting out WIU and PFW and adding NMSU, UVU and GCU would be doable.
    UVU? Who are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nidaros View Post
    UVU? Who are they?
    Utah Valley Univ
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    Quote Originally Posted by SturgisJeff View Post
    Utah Valley Univ
    Oh oF course, Thank you

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    So part of the problem with Grand Canyon in the past was that they were a for-profit school. Schools like Arizona State decided not to schedule them because of this https://www.azcentral.com/story/spor...sity/97949082/
    When I living in Colorado it sounded like the University of Denver was against playing them as well. Hovever, Grand Canyon is back to non profit status https://www.insidehighered.com/news/...d-go-nonprofit and the Summit should consider them for sure. I think the WAC is pretty happy to have them as they draw amazing wild crowds to their mens games.

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