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    Default Derek Redd reports Shepherd is leaving the MEC after next year

    He writes for the state newspaper the Charleston Gazette-Mail. Not official....but he is usually money.



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    I'm paying attention - not necessarily because of Shepherd, but because of the possible dominos that now may fall.

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    It’s official now. Shepherd’s leaving the Mountain East.
    http://www.mountaineast.org/news/201...niversity.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCAbloob View Post
    It’s official now. Shepherd’s leaving the Mountain East.
    http://www.mountaineast.org/news/201...niversity.aspx
    In its official statement about UVA-Wise's departure, the MEC thanked UVA-Wise for their contributions to the conference. Shepherd gets no such thank you in theirs.

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    Wonder if this will cause Frostburg to get cold feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cneagle99 View Post
    Wonder if this will cause Frostburg to get cold feet.
    Maybe they call the PSAC: "do you need a 19th school?"

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    The trigger has been pulled.

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    The MEC statement read like an obituary....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamPride View Post
    The MEC statement read like an obituary....
    And if you thought the relationship between the PSAC and MEC was, well, frosty before this announcement...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctrabs74 View Post
    And if you thought the relationship between the PSAC and MEC was, well, frosty before this announcement...
    With this discussion ongoing, why is there a parallel discussion talking about the MEC expanding to 16 teams ?? Unless someone is seriously suggesting a GMAC/MEC merger!!!

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    Now that Shepherd has made their move, I mentioned before about a possible merger between MEC/GMAC which makes perfect sense minus KWU who will more than likely move to D3 or NAIA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctrabs74 View Post
    And if you thought the relationship between the PSAC and MEC was, well, frosty before this announcement...
    Yes. The MEC clearly jumped the gun and caught Shepherd and the PSAC off guard:

    "Talks between Shepherd and both leagues had been ongoing for a couple of months.

    Chauncey Winbush, Shepherd vice president for athletics, said in a text message: “Not prepared to make a statement at this time as the administration is still reviewing.”

    A message left for the PSAC’s Murray was not returned."

    http://www.journal-news.net/sports/l...ew-conference/

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    Quote Originally Posted by CALUPA69 View Post
    With this discussion ongoing, why is there a parallel discussion talking about the MEC expanding to 16 teams ?? Unless someone is seriously suggesting a GMAC/MEC merger!!!
    Why would the MEC not think about expanding to 16? In the past the MEC has refrained from trying to poach members from other conferences while the conferences around them have felt free to poach at will. GMAC has attempted to woo both NDU and Urbana, the SAC has wooed Wise and now the PSAC has blatantly gone after our best football team. Could you blame the MEC for turning the tables and actively recruiting teams from these conferences?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stea1th View Post
    In its official statement about UVA-Wise's departure, the MEC thanked UVA-Wise for their contributions to the conference. Shepherd gets no such thank you in theirs.
    Why should they? This is a team that is going to the MEC's primary rival in SR1. Why should they express their gratitude to Shepherd. Shepherd better hope that the PSAC doesn't do to them what the PSAC did to Post. PSAC was happy to have out of state Post as an associate member when they needed them to replace Mansfield but when Seton Hill came calling, the PSAC jettisoned Post without a backwards glance. But unlike Post, I don't see the MEC welcoming Shepherd back with open arms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatcapt View Post
    Why would the MEC not think about expanding to 16? In the past the MEC has refrained from trying to poach members from other conferences while the conferences around them have felt free to poach at will. GMAC has attempted to woo both NDU and Urbana, the SAC has wooed Wise and now the PSAC has blatantly gone after our best football team. Could you blame the MEC for turning the tables and actively recruiting teams from these conferences?
    But what do they have to offer but a new conference scrambling to stay alive ? They could try to talk SETON HILL into returning, but the PSAC might go after WLU to fill that spot. It appears to be a war of attrition and one that a young, struggling conference is unlikely to win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatcapt View Post
    Why would the MEC not think about expanding to 16? In the past the MEC has refrained from trying to poach members from other conferences while the conferences around them have felt free to poach at will. GMAC has attempted to woo both NDU and Urbana, the SAC has wooed Wise and now the PSAC has blatantly gone after our best football team. Could you blame the MEC for turning the tables and actively recruiting teams from these conferences?
    To be fair, Urbana came from the GMAC and NDC was aligned with those schools previously. Both were wooed by the WV schools to join them in creating the MEC.

    My understanding is that NDC has contacted the GMAC regarding possible membership. I'm not sure about Urbana.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatcapt View Post
    Why would the MEC not think about expanding to 16? In the past the MEC has refrained from trying to poach members from other conferences while the conferences around them have felt free to poach at will. GMAC has attempted to woo both NDU and Urbana, the SAC has wooed Wise and now the PSAC has blatantly gone after our best football team. Could you blame the MEC for turning the tables and actively recruiting teams from these conferences?

    You want Seton Hill back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatcapt View Post
    Why should they? This is a team that is going to the MEC's primary rival in SR1. Why should they express their gratitude to Shepherd. Shepherd better hope that the PSAC doesn't do to them what the PSAC did to Post. PSAC was happy to have out of state Post as an associate member when they needed them to replace Mansfield but when Seton Hill came calling, the PSAC jettisoned Post without a backwards glance. But unlike Post, I don't see the MEC welcoming Shepherd back with open arms.

    Post wasn’t a full member.

    Shepherd will be a full member.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CelticCoach View Post
    Now that Shepherd has made their move, I mentioned before about a possible merger between MEC/GMAC which makes perfect sense minus KWU who will more than likely move to D3 or NAIA.
    I think you will see some schools moving between the MEC and GMAC, but a merger is not likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cneagle99 View Post
    Yes. The MEC clearly jumped the gun and caught Shepherd and the PSAC off guard
    It was a dick move for sure. Now, I have no idea what went on behind closed doors to lead to that dick move.

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