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    Re: Big East Looks To Add Nova for FB

    1-AA to the Big Least? Honestly that conference is just a mess for football.




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    Re: Big East Looks To Add Nova for FB

    stadium seats 12K? Hello stadium renovations.......



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    Re: Big East Looks To Add Nova for FB

    They'd probably play at the eagles stadium or something. They'd work something else out.




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    Re: Big East Looks To Add Nova for FB

    Well, there's no way they should take away the Big East's automatic BCS bid now. Could you imagine any other BCS conference doing this? The B10 adding UNI or the B12 adding NDSU, there's no way the Big East should be an AQ conference but the MWC isn't.



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    Re: Big East Looks To Add Nova for FB

    Quote Originally Posted by TheHelgo View Post
    stadium seats 12K? Hello stadium renovations.......
    I'd imagine they'll try to share the Linc with Temple. Nova has been a solid 1AA program for several years, and its a school with lots of Alumni support due to such a strong basketball tradition so they'll have a following. This is almost the exact same situation UCONN was in and their transition worked fine, and no ISU fan can dispute UCONN's legitmacy....heck we helped cement it.



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    Re: Big East Looks To Add Nova for FB

    Quote Originally Posted by CyJack13 View Post
    Well, there's no way they should take away the Big East's automatic BCS bid now. Could you imagine any other BCS conference doing this? The B10 adding UNI or the B12 adding NDSU, there's no way the Big East should be an AQ conference but the MWC isn't.
    No even close to the same situation. I know its fun to pile on the Big East but they've made this work before and the conference came out stronger.



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    Re: Big East Looks To Add Nova for FB

    Quote Originally Posted by TheHelgo View Post
    stadium seats 12K? Hello stadium renovations.......
    Maybe they could also add a pressbox and a loudspeaker system while they are renovating.


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    Re: Big East Looks To Add Nova for FB

    This is going to cost Villanova a lot of money in scholarships and adding sports just to meet Title IX. It's not an easy answer.



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    Re: Big East Looks To Add Nova for FB

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    1-AA to the Big Least? Honestly that conference is just a mess for football.
    They did the exact same thing with UConn less than decade ago, and in less than a decade they're one of the favorites to win the conference this year. I wouldn't just dismiss the Villanova idea.


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    Re: Big East Looks To Add Nova for FB

    Quote Originally Posted by BooneCy View Post
    This is going to cost Villanova a lot of money in scholarships and adding sports just to meet Title IX. It's not an easy answer.
    How so? They already have a Division I football program (it just plays in FCS, not FBS). Title IX should hardly be a problem.


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    Re: Big East Looks To Add Nova for FB

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    How so? They already have a Division I football program (it just plays in FCS, not FBS). Title IX should hardly be a problem.
    Yea, its not that thye are starting from scratch. So they will have to make up the difference between FBC and FCS schollies.



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    Re: Big East Looks To Add Nova for FB

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    They did the exact same thing with UConn less than decade ago, and in less than a decade they're one of the favorites to win the conference this year. I wouldn't just dismiss the Villanova idea.
    I agree! And why not allow teams to move up? I have zero problem with this proposed situation. UConn is a wonderful model for schools looking to grow their program to the traditional D1A level.



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    Re: Big East Looks To Add Nova for FB

    They must be confident that they won't have the opportunity to bring in some Big 12 teams in the next few years.


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    Re: Big East Looks To Add Nova for FB

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    They must be confident that they won't have the opportunity to bring in some Big 12 teams in the next few years.
    I wonder how serious of a notion that even was in the first place.



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