I don't like JMU bball. But, I completely respect and pull for their football team. I really hope they go on and win the FCS championship.
All 4 schools have received official invites to C-USA, sources told @ActionNetworkHQ. Process proceeding as scheduled w/official announcement as soon as next week
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FBS independents Liberty & New Mexico State & FCS members Sam Houston & Jacksonville State likely joining Conference USA as all-sports members, sources told @ActionNetworkHQ. Addition of those 4 schools will help replenish C-USA after recent losses https://actionnetwork.com/ncaaf/con...&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=BrettMcMurphy
Look, it is a fact that the CAA has a bylaw addressing this that it's following. It's also a fact that this was an opportunity for the CAA member presidents to show a little empathy for athletes who've gone through a hell of a lot the past two years and they dropped the ball...
JMU informed its athletes tonight that the CAA will not allow its teams to compete for league championships this year if it announces its move to the Sun Belt. JMU's appeal to league presidents was denied. https://richmond.com/sports/college...cle_e7d020ea-7b9f-53d3-8490-b545fb46ac6e.html
"The Colonial Athletic Association will not allow James Madison’s teams to compete for league championships this year if the school accepts an invitation to join another conference.
JMU athletic department officials informed the school’s athletes of the league’s decision on Wednesday night.
The Dukes are expected to formally move to the Sun Belt Conference next year, a move that could be announced as soon as Friday.
Automatic bids would be unavailable for the Dukes, but the decision would not block teams from receiving at-large bids for the NCAA tournament. This does not apply to the CAA-leading football team, which remains eligible for an automatic bid from the conference because of separate bylaws."
CAA president and team presidents are banning them from competing in the playoffs this year due to them leaving the conference. It is a big drama on Twitter right now.I don't like JMU bball. But, I completely respect and pull for their football team. I really hope they go on and win the FCS championship.
The article says that the football team can compete in the playoffs. Or did I misunderstand the article?CAA president and team presidents are banning them from competing in the playoffs this year due to them leaving the conference. It is a big drama on Twitter right now.
Football is the only sport allowed to compete in playoffs (due to their not being a conference tourney). All other sports will not e allowed to competeThe article says that the football team can compete in the playoffs. Or did I misunderstand the article?
We had the same thing happen to us when we left the CAA. The big difference was that none of our teams were any good and an at-large was never an option. We had to win the auto bids to reach the NCAAs.
Softball might be one sport where the rest of the CAA softball schools are thrilled. JMU is probably getting an at large bid and since JMU can't compete in the CAA tournament, that means someone else is winning the auto bid.
Good point. The article I read said that they are really ticked off, but yeah, about that....I wonder.JMU was part of the process of putting this ban in place. I’d like to know how JMU has voted on exception requests in the past when other schools have left the CAA.
JMU was part of the process of putting this ban in place. I’d like to know how JMU has voted on exception requests in the past when other schools have left the CAA.
"Why would you want your bid going to a school that isn't going to be there anymore?" is a stupid question. The fact is, they are there NOW. Your conference gets to send it's best team NOW. It all goes into the record books under CAA. Anything good the team does gives good publicity to the CAA. I don't get it. It's a dumb by-law.The James Madison athletes took the fall when the Colonial Athletic Association banned the Dukes from championships due to their impending conference move.www.si.com
"At the league office in Richmond, some 130 miles away, they’re not happy about being portrayed as the heartless villains. Commissioner Joe D’Antonio—known as 'Joey D,' a guy who is known to visit campuses and practice with the league champions in several sports—cites the league bylaws and points out that James Madison knew full well what it was getting into. 'Part of my job is to uphold what our bylaws say,' D’Antonio says. 'This is a clause that JMU was aware of.'
This is, in fact a clause JMU had supported—or certainly not publicly opposed—when it had been invoked in the past. East Carolina, Richmond and American were barred from championship participation after announcing they were leaving in 2001. The same thing happened when Old Dominion and George Mason departed in 2013."
Damn I’m glad we jumped when we did.
NEWS: The CAA is expected to add Hampton as a member on July 1st and is also targeting both Stony Brook and Monmouth as potential members, according to multiple sources.
Sources: CAA expected to add Hampton on July 1st, targeting Monmouth and Stony Brook
The CAA is expected to add Hampton as a member of its conference on July 1st and is also targeting both Monmouth and Stony Brook as potential members, multiple sources told College Hoops Today. There...