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Which conference?

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:41 am
by CatsNoMatterWhat
Found this interesting. Which football conference do you think these folks from St. Thomas would end up in?

https://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.c ... ht-to-fcs/

Re: Which conference?

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:25 pm
by ridgeway42
Big Sky! Because at this point so have so many what could another team hurt?

Re: Which conference?

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:39 pm
by TomCat88
I love the St. Thomas Tommies. And the St. John's Johnnies. My name is Thomas John and my mom was from St. Paul, so go figure.

Re: Which conference?

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:35 pm
by GoCats18
Well, Idaho has been a complete bust so why not look at someone else.

Re: Which conference?

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:14 am
by catgrad05
GoCats18 wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:35 pm
Well, Idaho has been a complete bust so why not look at someone else.
But they had to cut back on scholarships and play down because they where the big bad FBS. They where automatically National champions since they played with the big boys and the poor small ag schools where not qualified to wash their jock straps

Re: Which conference?

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:28 pm
by Montanabob
The NCAA are discussing this week.. Could this be a path for some other schools to jump up and challenge the bottom of the BSC and push for two conferences or relegation of UNC and lose of Cali schools.
Come back in 2021 and see the results.

Re: Which conference?

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:12 pm
by Montanabob

Re: Which conference?

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:54 pm
by RickRund
OK, no scholarships in DIII so how are these financed? All of a sudden they need to pay for several hundred schollies. Guessing they have made arrangements for moving up and have made a reserve fund.

Re: Which conference?

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:30 pm
by Montanabob
RickRund wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:54 pm
OK, no scholarships in DIII so how are these financed? All of a sudden they need to pay for several hundred schollies. Guessing they have made arrangements for moving up and have made a reserve fund.
Good booster program

Re: Which conference?

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:28 pm
by allcat
This might be a way to stop a running bison, kick them out of their conference and make them join the CFL

Re: Which conference?

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:17 pm
by Montanabob

Re: Which conference?

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:38 pm
by Cataholic
Montanabob wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:17 pm
Waiver approved. A new FCS team.
https://news.stthomas.edu/july-15-2020-press-release
I don’t understand this. Good program, nice school, but they have an 1,800 seat basketball arena. 5,000 seat stadium and average only about 3,000 a game. Do they really belong in FCS? However, I would like to see them in Bozeman for Gold Rush. It will count as a D1 win in 2021.

Re: Which conference?

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:20 am
by Rich K
Cataholic wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:38 pm
Montanabob wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:17 pm
Waiver approved. A new FCS team.
https://news.stthomas.edu/july-15-2020-press-release
I don’t understand this. Good program, nice school, but they have an 1,800 seat basketball arena. 5,000 seat stadium and average only about 3,000 a game. Do they really belong in FCS? However, I would like to see them in Bozeman for Gold Rush. It will count as a D1 win in 2021.
Apparently they belong in the FCS as the FCS keeps lowering the bottom. The real question is why does the top of the FCS remain in the FCS? The top 20% of the FCS and two or three FBS conferences belong together.

Re: Which conference?

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:44 am
by Montanabob
Rich K wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:20 am
Cataholic wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:38 pm
Montanabob wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:17 pm
Waiver approved. A new FCS team.
https://news.stthomas.edu/july-15-2020-press-release
I don’t understand this. Good program, nice school, but they have an 1,800 seat basketball arena. 5,000 seat stadium and average only about 3,000 a game. Do they really belong in FCS? However, I would like to see them in Bozeman for Gold Rush. It will count as a D1 win in 2021.
Apparently they belong in the FCS as the FCS keeps lowering the bottom. The real question is why does the top of the FCS remain in the FCS? The top 20% of the FCS and two or three FBS conferences belong together.
You really should look at the attendance of half of the FCS. 3,000 a game is way more than about 25 to 30% of the FCS

Re: Which conference?

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:29 am
by The Butcher
Two D-1 schools in Minnesota. I wonder how that will effect NDSU's recruiting in Minnesota if/when the Tommies are able to go to a scholarship football conference (I don't imagine they will stay in the Pioneer League forever). I was always disappointed that after Hysell retired MSU never really recruited Minnesota again...

Re: Which conference?

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:13 pm
by Montanabob
Montanabob wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:44 am
Rich K wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:20 am
Cataholic wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:38 pm
Montanabob wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:17 pm
Waiver approved. A new FCS team.
https://news.stthomas.edu/july-15-2020-press-release
I don’t understand this. Good program, nice school, but they have an 1,800 seat basketball arena. 5,000 seat stadium and average only about 3,000 a game. Do they really belong in FCS? However, I would like to see them in Bozeman for Gold Rush. It will count as a D1 win in 2021.
Apparently they belong in the FCS as the FCS keeps lowering the bottom. The real question is why does the top of the FCS remain in the FCS? The top 20% of the FCS and two or three FBS conferences belong together.
You really should look at the attendance of half of the FCS. 3,000 a game is way more than about 25 to 30% of the FCS
And glad to see they skipped division II, now they won't be able to get a title in division 2 and FCS.