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Date Posted: 07:48:20 12/17/04 Fri
Author: wiuato
Subject: Re: Potential new Mid-Con member's?
In reply to: wiutsuoru 's message, "Re: Potential new Mid-Con member's?" on 11:55:20 12/16/04 Thu

WIU would in no way jump to the OVC and leave the GFC.

One thing to consider is with the recent re-alligning of conferences and defections taking place, schools from the MAC, Horizon, MVC and maybe even a school from both the OVC and Mid-Con may be looked at to replace those who left. What this does is creates openings in those conferences where schools have left for bigger things. It is like a chain reaction, if: MAC loses school(s) look for UIC, Butler or YSU to consider a move(YSU is questionable unless they waive the football requirements). This leaves opening(s) in the Horizon for Valpo, Evansville, Ind. St., WIU, Oakland or Chgo. St., and maybe an OVC. If the MVC loses a school(s) like Creighton, SIU(again, football rquirements and SIU is in no shape to move to 1A) to CUSA and possibly Evansville & In. St. to Horizon or OVC it opens up for ORU, WIU, Valpo and others.

Of course again if schools move, the football rule will have to be re-worked to allow football affilliated schools who play 1-AA to not make the 1A jump if it is to a move like CUSA which plays 1A football. So do not rule out seeing WIU in the Horizon or MVC in the coming years.

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[> [> [> Re: Potential new Mid-Con member's? -- wiutsuoru, 13:39:36 03/29/05 Tue

The conference tourney came and went-with it's meetings for member schools. Apparently no expansion team(s)were publicly reported. New rumors are that the MidCon doesn't want IPFW- but, Northern Kentucky is bantered about as they seek to move up to D-1.This school ,and, the bulk of the Great Lakes Valley Conference -yes, they are D-2- could compete right now in the MidCon. Also,rumor has the Sun Belt desiring to get rid of the non-football schools, which could open up slots for Arkansas-Little Rock,Denver, and U of New Orleans. Any of these folks would help the MidCon's credibility.

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[> [> [> [> Re: Potential new Mid-Con member's? -- wiutsuoru, 12:41:53 03/30/05 Wed

Ironic-the only school that really wants to be in the MidCon is IPFW- and they can't seem to get in.

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