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    Quote Originally Posted by UWMandSDSU View Post
    Augie will be added.
    I was also worried the next add to the conference wouldn’t just be a warm body, but could also leech away $ from two of the current schools, that way the conference won’t get too top heavy. What a relief.


    I get we need to add schools and all, especially since it appears that WIU isn’t looking like they’ll be DI much longer and the PFW situation. The schools that apparently the Summit is able to attract just speaks volumes about the conference and will make it very difficult for SDSU to grow much farther than where we’re at right now IMO.
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    It was a breathtakingly stupid decision for UMKC to leave the Summit League in the first place.

    http://www.umkckangaroos.com/ViewArt...CLID=211805709

    The move will also help with another priority – streamlining the budget of Division I athletics. UMKC Athletics Director Brandon Martin, Ph.D., says that a move to the Summit League will save significant costs.

    Martin said the move, coupled with facility improvements at Swinney Center where basketball and volleyball games are played, will benefit the campus and the Kansas City community.
    “These changes are about competitive excellence, positioning our student-athletes and teams to win conference and NCAA postseason championships,” Martin said. “This also will help inspire our Roo Nation, elevating the fan experience, creating rivalries and partnerships that make games not only competitive but fun and exciting. This, coupled with fiscal savings, is a win-win.”
    The admission that it was a stupid thing to move to the WAC in the first place, right there.

    Selfishly, it brings back the opportunity for me to watch the Jackrabbits a half-hour from home here.
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    Having an even number of teams helps with scheduling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by filbert View Post
    It was a breathtakingly stupid decision for UMKC to leave the Summit League in the first place.

    http://www.umkckangaroos.com/ViewArt...CLID=211805709



    The admission that it was a stupid thing to move to the WAC in the first place, right there.

    Selfishly, it brings back the opportunity for me to watch the Jackrabbits a half-hour from home here.
    There are positive geographic points. It makes more sense for the conference vs. Grand Canyon. It is still a Roo MBB that may not bring the level of competition up to Grand Canyon status. The Roos had an admin that saw an easy path to NCAA tourney via the WAC. Blurred vision is the diagnosis there. The change of guard(president and AD) could elevate UMKC more quickly by recruiting and hiring better coaches. Regional conference foes is more realistic for the mid major life. It is easy to cry about not having UNI or Grand Canyon or whoever as a new member. It is also a fact of life that UMKC is a few hours away on the wide road I29.
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    The Roos seem to be making a commitment to strengthen their athletic programs. Their new basketball coach is Nagy's predecessor at Wright State who was relatively successful there . If i remember correctly, his salary is in the same ballpark as Henderson's here. I am personally glad to see the Roos return as I am a native Missourian and have followed them from a distance for many years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UWMandSDSU View Post
    Augie will be added.
    I really don't care if Augie joins the league or not. A re-energized UMKC brings more to the conference than Augie will as the third D-1 team from the poorest and second-smallest state in the league.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacked_Up View Post
    I really don't care if Augie joins the league or not. A re-energized UMKC brings more to the conference than Augie will as the third D-1 team from the poorest and second-smallest state in the league.
    But they are in Sioux Falls!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacked_Up View Post
    I really don't care if Augie joins the league or not. A re-energized UMKC brings more to the conference than Augie will as the third D-1 team from the poorest and second-smallest state in the league.
    I would rather have auggie other umkc or western I'll any day of the week. Not even close. But I know I am the minority opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goon View Post
    I would rather have auggie other umkc or western I'll any day of the week. Not even close. But I know I am the minority opinion.
    and your wrong, so there's that.
    Sure it's not sexy and at the onset does not add much but it has a higher ceiling then the Doggies.

    Bringing back Aggie is like playing you kid sister/brother in Basket ball it's really a no win situation.

    But! BUt!!! SIOUX FALLS!!!
    yawn,

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    This sound like it just depends on what you prefer.
    1) Best teams for the conference competitive wise would be teams like Grand Canyon or New Mexico State BUT they are a long ways away.
    2) The team that fits best in the footprint (UMKC fits too), has the most name recognition and would help attendance most is Augie BUT that would be three SD teams and for some people "they are Augie".
    3) UMKC is the middle of the road option. The are probably worse than Augie now but they have a higher ceiling and they are not as close and a Augie. They are not as good as Grand Canyon or NMSU but they are no where near as far away.

    It's like when you go the a ballgame do you-
    1) pay a lot to park close
    2) pay a little and have a middle distance walk
    3) park in the boonies for free and walk a long ways

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