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Thread: St. Thomas being "forced" out?

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    Default St. Thomas being "forced" out?

    Some interesting stuff.

    http://www.startribune.com/st-thomas...a-m/510270892/

    I had to read the comments as I knew nothing about this.

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    Embarrassment by the MIAC for kicking a member out for being too good. Literally have never heard it done before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evolution Prime View Post
    Embarrassment by the MIAC for kicking a member out for being too good. Literally have never heard it done before.
    Kind of like the ESD and the Sioux Falls schools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JACKGUYII View Post
    Kind of like the ESD and the Sioux Falls schools.
    That is exactly what I was thinking.

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    The school president's news release cited it's twin cities location as making it attractive to"several" conferences, which is true. The Tommies are within bussing distance of many WIAC and NSIC schools. WIAC is a distinct possibility and would allow the Tommies to stay DIII, and preserve their rivalry with St Johns. NSIC is certainly a fit geographically and the Tommies would be immediately competitive. However, the NSIC and DII are just plain dirty. But Tommy hockey would need to move to DI. The Tommies could look long view here, and make the jump to DI. The Tommies would look good in the Summit but the MVC might agree and make an incursion into the twin cities. Pioneer league for football and WCHA for hockey.

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    Default Re: St. Thomas being "forced" out?

    They can't go directly from D3 to D1. You have to go through to D2 first. I think at a minimum it is about a 9 year process to get from D3 to D1 to become full D1 eligible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit74 View Post
    They can't go directly from D3 to D1. You have to go through to D2 first. I think at a minimum it is about a 9 year process to get from D3 to D1 to become full D1 eligible.
    Thus the "long view."

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    This is really sad that this can even happen. Shame on the MIAC. I'm sure there is more to the story but the little I've read it is just because they are too good, their enrollment is too big and they have too much money. If you can't beat, get rid of 'em I guess......(SMH).

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