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Date Posted: 07/23/15 2:04:20pm Thu
Author: Truth Ferret
Subject: Re: 25 Year Anniversary: Is 'Gate content with the Patriot League
In reply to:
's message, "Re: 25 Year Anniversary: Is 'Gate content with the Patriot League" on 07/23/15 11:33:12am Thu
The PL had to grow its membership beyond the core small "liberal arts" schools that created it. There's simply a handful of "cookie-cutter" schools to choose from for expansion of similar sixed schools with strong academic reputations in Div. I. ( Count them on one,..maybe both hands ). Hence, American, BU and Loyola.
I don't think BU's advantages are that extreme or Loyola's academic reputation that destructive to the PL's reputation.. And the geographical diversity these schools brings Gate to significant urban media markets. Playoff and regular competition among 10 teams in many sports is extremely healthy.The formation of healthy Leagues requires compromise of some "nice-to-haves." It's art, not science. It doesn't appear the PL has compromised on its core values. It appears to get stronger every year, and continues to be a very good fit for Gate. Independence is not a choice, Period.
>With conference defections and realignments happening,
>I guess the PL should feel grateful that schools like
>BostonU and Loyola wanted to join. But the former in
>particular came from an inferior league IMO and had
>everything to gain. The Terriers are now a big fish
>in a little pond and have won conference titles in
>each of their first two years. I expect them to
>continue to succeed in women's soccer, field
>hockey...and just wait until m/w lax hits their
>stride...the men almost have in just two seasons.
>The fact that neither school has football is
>bittersweet. The road to winning the PL championship
>is more attainable for the rest of the league but they
>did nothing to bolster the league in its premier sport.
>The additions of these schools provided some stability
>and breathing room. The pros must obviously outweigh
>the cons. It is nice to see Colgate's banners in
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Re: 25 Year Anniversary: Is 'Gate content with the Patriot League -- DFW HOYA, 07/25/15 9:49:28am Sat
>It doesn't appear the PL has compromised on its core
>values. It appears to get stronger every year, and
>continues to be a very good fit for Gate. Independence
>is not a choice, Period.
I'm not sure you could make that argument in football. The PL is not as strong as it was ten years ago.
Is Lehigh stronger now than then? No. Lafayette? No.
Holy Cross? Probably not. Fordham improved because it had a three year head start on scholarships and Bucknell if only temporarily.
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