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#21 Seal (SmittyIsOurSavior)

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 04:36 PM

Who's this saying UConn doesn't have a good football program? Under Randy Edsall, it made the turn that their basketball program did when Jim Calhoun came in. Just because they were total crap until a few years ago doesn't negate what they've done recently. Remember, their basketball team was historically terrible before Calhoun, and now they've won more NCAA championships in the past 15 years than any other Division One program.

 

UConn won't be around long though. Pretty sure they were one spot out of jumping to the ACC, which would've been amazing for me as a former UConn fan and a current UNC student and diehard, but their time to move will come soon.



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 08:26 PM

I'm not sure what the specifics are but I know that this round conference realignment is going to come to an end here soon for a while. These next 1-2 years will probably be the last moves we see for a while as most conferences are locking these teams up starting at the beginning of the playoff era contractually after all of the chaos we've seen ensue over the last few years.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 09:14 AM

Who's this saying UConn doesn't have a good football program? Under Randy Edsall, it made the turn that their basketball program did when Jim Calhoun came in. Just because they were total crap until a few years ago doesn't negate what they've done recently. Remember, their basketball team was historically terrible before Calhoun, and now they've won more NCAA championships in the past 15 years than any other Division One program.

 

UConn won't be around long though. Pretty sure they were one spot out of jumping to the ACC, which would've been amazing for me as a former UConn fan and a current UNC student and diehard, but their time to move will come soon.

I actually think Cincy is more likely to get an ACC invite than UCONN.

 

I can't remember what UCONN did, but they pissed the ACC off sometime around 03 when the last round of realignment went down. 

 

Cincy is also a better academic institution.

 

I can actually see UCONN becoming UMass-like in time unless the ACC decides to throw them a life vest instead of Cincy.

 

If Cincy doesn't get into the ACC, they'll get a Big XII invite at some point to make WVU happy.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:46 AM

I actually think Cincy is more likely to get an ACC invite than UCONN.

 

I can't remember what UCONN did, but they pissed the ACC off sometime around 03 when the last round of realignment went down. 

 

Cincy is also a better academic institution.

 

I can actually see UCONN becoming UMass-like in time unless the ACC decides to throw them a life vest instead of Cincy.

 

If Cincy doesn't get into the ACC, they'll get a Big XII invite at some point to make WVU happy.

 

yeah, they like sued the ACC over adding Boston College from the Big East in 03, saying something like they conspired to weaken the Big East and then just left or something, but Pitt was involved in that lawsuit and they ended up in the ACC. It's actually more BC than anything that is trying to keep them from the ACC, their AD has admitted as much.
 



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 12:47 PM

I actually think Cincy is more likely to get an ACC invite than UCONN.

 

I can't remember what UCONN did, but they pissed the ACC off sometime around 03 when the last round of realignment went down. 

 

Cincy is also a better academic institution.

 

I can actually see UCONN becoming UMass-like in time unless the ACC decides to throw them a life vest instead of Cincy.

 

If Cincy doesn't get into the ACC, they'll get a Big XII invite at some point to make WVU happy.

 

UConn is pretty widely known as one of, if not the top academic public school in the Northeast. 

 

They won the NCAA Championship in 2004, so maybe that's what they did to piss off the ACC ;)

 

Cincinnati is more consistent in football though, but UConn is on the rise. As for basketball, who knows with Calhoun out. Kevin Ollie looked good last year as the coach, but only time will tell.



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 11:55 PM

Heard a lot of people that graduated from UConn graduated in the tops. As heard a lot of great things about it academic wise. They are more basketball wise.



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 09:38 PM

 As far as basketball, F*CKING OF COURSE they were better in CUSA!! The Old Big East was either the best or the 2nd best basketball conference in the country every year! The competition is uncomparable. Memphis was their only true consistent competition every year. Besides, the addition of Memphis far cancels any shortcomings of Cincy, and the loss of the Cath. 7 will surely improve their record.

 

I missed this little tidbit.

 

The Old CUSA also had Louisville, Marquette, and a very good Charlotte program. Memphis was actually not that great in CUSA v1.0. They were not bad, but they were nothing like they are today. Cincy had the best winning percentage, the most championships. and a HoF caliber coach. Charlotte had the 2nd best winning percentage and I believe tied for second most CUSA championships. Louisville was third. Memphis actually played in the west division of CUSA, which was pretty poor and they still didn't have the number of wins that Cincy, Charlotte, Louisville, and maybe Marquette.

 

CUSA also featured a pretty good UAB program and a respectable Saint Louis program, as well as a DePaul program that wasn't always terrible. CUSA 1.0 was a 5 bid league some years. Not quite as good as the Big East as its peak, but a very stout basketball conference nonetheless. Cincy and Louisville were perennial top 15 programs with Cincy being ranked #1 in the country a few times.

 

Their decline was due more to losing Huggins than moving to a more difficult conference.

 

I'm not trying to argue anything here, just wanted to give you a little history on a very underrated league that was ripped apart by the first round of ACC expansion.



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 01:57 PM

When I was there, Skip was recruiting by selling the improvement to 60k and this was back in 09'. If nothing official has come out I'd take your info with a grain of salt but it was said to the football recruits this project would be completed by 2012. Everyone was excited about the horseshoe but we all really wanted to see the new upper deck and it never came.

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:26 PM

When I was there, Skip was recruiting by selling the improvement to 60k and this was back in 09'. If nothing official has come out I'd take your info with a grain of salt but it was said to the football recruits this project would be completed by 2012. Everyone was excited about the horseshoe but we all really wanted to see the new upper deck and it never came.

 

 

Funding has been approved.  A contractor has been selected.  It's just a matter of when.  We're currently building a $15 million basketball practice facility.  It looks like 2016 will be the completion date for the football stadium expansion.  I mean, we added 7,000 seats and a GIGANTIC videoboard in 2010.  Cut us a break.  lol 



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 01:38 PM

Funding has been approved. A contractor has been selected. It's just a matter of when. We're currently building a $15 million basketball practice facility. It looks like 2016 will be the completion date for the football stadium expansion. I mean, we added 7,000 seats and a GIGANTIC videoboard in 2010. Cut us a break. lol


I lived right across the street at Piratesplace man, believe me when I say I know ECU is for real. When I get done with my associates I plan on transferring back to ECU. Bowling in rowdy dowdy really gave it at big time feel, especially when State and Russel Wilson rolled into town. We partied all day and night Friday and Saturday and the atmosphere was electric

My freshmen year in 2009 when we played Vatech on a Thursday was the most pumped up football game I've been to. Classes let out early and we got to partying, all weekend long and the stadium was nuts.

However, all the partying led me to where I am now so I no longer get to enjoy the growth but I will be back in 2 springs.


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