C of C to CAA soon
Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:34 AM
Posted 22 October 2012 - 12:45 PM
Davidson + CoC + Mason + an occasional other team in conference to step up = multi-bid league.
All CoC is accomplishing with this move is greater travel costs and a worse baseball conference. CAA lost all of its luster when VCU and ODU left. Those were excellent basketball programs capable of getting an at large almost any season.
Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:19 PM
Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:28 AM
Is it really a better conference though? VCU and ODU are gone. Those are the perennial powers. Mason is generally pretty good, but they're not VCU or ODU. Davidson is every bit as good as Mason if not better.
CofCs move to the CAA was 2 fold. One it puts us in a better basketball conference. Two it will get the College a ton more exposure, better TV deal, etc...
The rest of the CAA is usually garbage with another team occasionally being decent.
Their TV deal is pretty mediocre. It is worse than the A10's old TV deal and Charlotte only got paid about $100,000/yr out of that. That's not even enough to cover the increased travel costs.
I wish CoC well, I just don't understand the logic in going from one one bid conference to another while increasing travel costs and hurting the basketball program. The CAA is a one bid baseball conference. Charlotte dominated A10 baseball almost every season, but there were few years that we lost in the A10 tournament and ended up missing the tournament despite having one of the best records in the nation.
I felt CoC was the best chance the SoCon had of removing Davidson's dominance and perennial NCAA invitation, so I'm disappointed to see them leave for that reason. Davidson fans are the worst and I wish nothing but the worst for them.