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Subject: Re: Duquesne's 2013 Schedule and beyond

Duke Nukem
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Date Posted: Monday, February 11, 09:17:49am
In reply to: Always a Duke 's message, "Duquesne's 2013 Schedule and beyond" on Sunday, February 10, 09:27:01pm

I still don't understand why Monmouth joined the MAAC.

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Date Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 12:24:07am

A while back I raised the same question with Phil Racicot, Duquesne Associate AD/Administration, and responsible for arranging the Dukes' football schedule. Here's what Phil e-mailed me:

"As for [Monmouth] joining the MAAC it makes sense for them, and these days that is all that matters. From a basketball standpoint the MAAC is typically better, typically the conference RPI is in the middle third (17-20) whereas the NEC is normally bottom third (24-27). Overall the MAAC can offer a better media deal, a neutral site championship and other events (Disney/ESPN etc.), branding/identity upgrades can come with new in-market rivalries by adding both Monmouth and Quinnipiac. Across the board the MAAC is better in the Olympic sports as well (especially an emphasis on lacrosse)."

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