I think the regular thread for this is in never-land with BB.
Here's an article from Feinstein. Would still like to see Creighton for Dayton, but it sounds like the distance for other sports is an impediment.
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02-17-2013, 07:30 AM #1
Catholic 7 News...he went up late, and I was already up there.
02-17-2013, 08:06 AM #2
I heard at Dana's (always reliable for Xavier Basketball scoop) that the conference will be called the "Big Catholic Conference" (or BCC). So, all schools must be catholic. The new commissioner will be retired Pope Benedict XVI. The last point seems very plausible given his recent retirement.
Write it down as fact.
No one thought much about the photo below taken at the Georgetown/Cincinnati game on Friday, but now it makes sense.
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Last edited by Xaveriana; 02-17-2013 at 02:17 PM.“I have enjoyed being a part of our recent success and I am even more excited about Xavier’s potential for the future as we continue to solidify ourselves as one of the elite programs in all of college basketball.” - Chris Mack, April 2009
02-17-2013, 09:44 AM #3
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No way Siena is invited.In Tu We Trust
02-17-2013, 11:31 AM #4
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Love the idea that if Butler is not interested then the Detroit Titans are the next best choiceI have seen only two great plays: Hamlet and put the ball into the basket
02-17-2013, 12:20 PM #5
Butler IS interested, and will be in.
And Siena is way off the radar. Richmond may be a potential. They have a football relationship with Villanova.SHOCK THE WORLD!!!
02-17-2013, 01:17 PM #6
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I think the Georgetown/Butler dog show photo should make it clear that Butler is interested.
I wonder if any of our basketball staff will have an outreach with Providence this week.- David Bowers ('95)
02-17-2013, 01:24 PM #7
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"Butler IS interested, and will be in." MOR; it's more like Butler is salivating, but a guy can fantasize a bit, OK ?
Would look for Detroit to see if the A-10 could see its way as the Horizon without Butler is really not very appealing
The Sienna thing may be off the radar but not so far fetched. Upstate NY is a viable market in every sense and the new conference does not need distraction from Niagara Canisius or the Bonnies for later admission. Frankly from marketing/TV sense, rather have Sienna than Seton Hall as the third NYC franchise.I have seen only two great plays: Hamlet and put the ball into the basket
02-17-2013, 01:37 PM #8
This deal is about building a NATIONAL conference brand out of the gate.
It can't afford to bring in schools that don't have national cache - Dayton fails at that, but probably is deemed to have potential for getting there.
We're headed towards interesting times, and good times for X.Forbes: The Most Valuable College Hoops Teams - 2012 - Xavier #18. Only three are private (Xavier, Syracuse and Duke), and only Xavier makes the list from the Big East.
02-17-2013, 01:58 PM #9
Detroit and/or Siena would be a bad choice, though not devastating. Neither brings a national or even regional cache. Michigan/Michigan State dominate the Detroit scene and Syracuse is more popular in Albany than Siena (Siena's campus is in Loudonville which would be like if Xavier was in Indian Hill or Milford and played at US Bank Arena). Creighton or VCU would be better choices.NOPE
02-17-2013, 02:34 PM #10
Siena does draw decent although they play in a big arena. They could probably draw 10k a game and recruit well in this new league. Not a name but they have potential. I would rather have them then Dayton. Detroit on the other hand it does not seem anyone cares about them as they struggle to draw fans and will suck when Mccallum leaves. I would say no way on them.
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