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North Carolina A&T Leaving MEAC for Big South

Post by CelticCat » Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:04 am

Pretty big FCS news, going from a non-playoff league to the Big South. Exciting to see an HBCU take the leap into the playoff fray.



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Re: North Carolina A&T Leaving MEAC for Big South

Post by Montanabob » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:22 pm

No reason just we're leaving?


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Re: North Carolina A&T Leaving MEAC for Big South

Post by CelticCat » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:19 am

Just this statement:

"We have been looking carefully at our opportunities in athletics for five years and more intensively over the past year," North Carolina A&T chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. said in a statement. "We're pleased to have brought that process to fruition and excited to be ushering in a new alliance with the Big South. This move makes great sense for our student-athletes, for our fans and for our bottom line. We will always have a place in our hearts for the MEAC, and we look forward to what the new conference will make possible for the Aggies."

They have been dominating the MEAC and the HBCU championship game (Celebration Bowl), I think they want to try their hand at some better competition.


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Re: North Carolina A&T Leaving MEAC for Big South

Post by grizzh8r » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:12 pm

Great move for their program and the FCS!


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Re: North Carolina A&T Leaving MEAC for Big South

Post by Montanabob » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:17 pm

Couple of the comments from the press, this may be the start of the desmantling of the HBFC.


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Re: North Carolina A&T Leaving MEAC for Big South

Post by ilovethecats » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:19 pm

That UND Sue fan probably said this move was going to happen a few years ago...



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Re: North Carolina A&T Leaving MEAC for Big South

Post by Montanabob » Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:27 pm

ilovethecats wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:19 pm
That UND Sue fan probably said this move was going to happen a few years ago...
Where is he? Sucking exhaust fumes ?


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Re: North Carolina A&T Leaving MEAC for Big South

Post by WolfPtCat » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:29 am

NC A&T has had phenomenal success in other sports, too. Their men and women's track teams both finished #15 at last year's outdoor championships, scoring 19 & 19.5 points each. Highest big sky school schools were UC Davis women at #48 with 4 points and Norther Arizona men at #50 with 3 points.



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