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Subject: Re: According to the NEC football website, it's official that Rhode Island will become an associate member of the NEC for football only in 2013. They will remain a member of the CAA for 2011 and 2012.


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Date Posted: Thursday, November 25, 11:15:57am
In reply to: Fr. Straub 's message, "Re: According to the NEC football website, it's official that Rhode Island will become an associate member of the NEC for football only in 2013. They will remain a member of the CAA for 2011 and 2012." on Thursday, November 25, 09:33:42am

"Suddenly the NEC looks like a pretty good option for us."

This is a quote from a discussion thread from FordhamFans.com. A few months back the Fordham Board did a poll as to what conference they should join since the Patriot doesn't offer scholarships and the NEC was totally disrespected. After some starte posting the GPI, RPI and Sagarin Conference Rankings, they started seeing what Duquesne and what now Rhode Island see. In an era when the choice is between dropping football and buying what is affordable, the NEC offers a very competative program that now doesn't have to grovel to get even consideration for the NCAA playoffs.

Dayton really should follow to the NEC too since the discussion on their board is whether they, at #22 will even make it in to the playoffs. The NEC could be one of the strongest FCS conferences with Albany, Duquesne, Rhode Island, Dayton and Fordham as associate members.

Dayton has a huge football endowment and Fordham would offer another great New York City anchor.

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