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    Great news!!!!

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    Guess my source was right! Tremendous addition for the MEC...Opens us Maryland to the conference and will give Maryland athletes the opportunity to maximize the scholarship money they receive!

    Looking forward to playing them for the Panhandle Trophy!!!

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    Maybe this was a motivating factor for Shepherd to leave?

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    NEXT ???

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    Its a shame that school is out of session and Frostburg's student newspaper didn't get to break the big news. They were ahead of this from the start. I have missed their updates.

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    Provided the NCAA approves their D2 membership, they'll start playing MEC teams in 2019-20. Which means the earliest they can be a full member (read playoff-eligible) is 2022-23.

    So unless someone else decides to bolt, we're back to 11 teams. Who joins next and when?

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    Their football team is pretty good, their basketball teams on the other hand...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horror Child View Post
    Maybe this was a motivating factor for Shepherd to leave?
    Quite possible. It will be interesting to see how the recruiting plays out. Shepherd has always been heavily filled with Maryland players...Interesting to see if these players now opt for Frostburg and it's family friendly in-state tuition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CardinalAlum View Post
    Provided the NCAA approves their D2 membership, they'll start playing MEC teams in 2019-20. Which means the earliest they can be a full member (read playoff-eligible) is 2022-23.

    So unless someone else decides to bolt, we're back to 11 teams. Who joins next and when?
    If memory serves me, the NCAA has been a bit inconsistent when it comes to when a game v a transitioning team "counted" as a DII contest. I think that generally first year transitioning teams do not count as DII contests but second and third year teams do count.

    As for who joins next...Stea1th would probably say D&E (or Ohio Valley or AB) in some sort of swam for NDC and Urbana...I'd say Ashland and FOUR other teams...Sportsnut would say AB and UNCP + D&E.

    But if pushed, I'd say AB is the most likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatcapt View Post
    Quite possible. It will be interesting to see how the recruiting plays out. Shepherd has always been heavily filled with Maryland players...Interesting to see if these players now opt for Frostburg and it's family friendly in-state tuition.
    Definitely would be a big competitor to Shepherd's recruiting area in Maryland. I'm hoping Shepherd tries to schedule them for OOC so that we can get a nice rivalry started with such close proximity, it would help to beat them while they are getting acclimated to help with recruiting

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    All Shepherd has to say, do you want to play in the MEC or play in the PSAC....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamPride View Post
    All Shepherd has to say, do you want to play in the MEC or play in the PSAC....
    And the potential recruits will say, I thought Shepherd was in West Virginia. WHY are they playing in the Pennsylvania conference?? What did you say the out of state tuition was??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram040506 View Post
    Definitely would be a big competitor to Shepherd's recruiting area in Maryland. I'm hoping Shepherd tries to schedule them for OOC so that we can get a nice rivalry started with such close proximity, it would help to beat them while they are getting acclimated to help with recruiting
    Can't schedule them...Drive is too far for Shepherd to afford!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatcapt View Post
    If memory serves me, the NCAA has been a bit inconsistent when it comes to when a game v a transitioning team "counted" as a DII contest. I think that generally first year transitioning teams do not count as DII contests but second and third year teams do count.

    As for who joins next...Stea1th would probably say D&E (or Ohio Valley or AB) in some sort of swam for NDC and Urbana...I'd say Ashland and FOUR other teams...Sportsnut would say AB and UNCP + D&E.

    But if pushed, I'd say AB is the most likely.

    The D&E stuff came from that Collegiate Consulting tweet and from wherever Sportsnut heard the rumor he mentioned earlier. Given their lack of football, D&E doesn't make as much sense as AB.

    I think AB has always been the presumed next man up.

    Now, if NDC (or Urbana) then fills AB's GMAC spot, then I think you could start to see some less-expected names come up.

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    Frostburg doesn't have any "musical chairs' ramifications (at least in D2).

    The next move will be he the interesting one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamPride View Post
    All Shepherd has to say, do you want to play in the MEC or play in the PSAC....
    In the state of Maryland, the winner of that argument would be Bowie State in the CIAA. Most potential recruits in the state likely wouldn't even know about the MEC or PSAC.
    Last edited by DCAbloob; 07-05-2018 at 03:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stea1th View Post
    Frostburg doesn't have any "musical chairs' ramifications (at least in D2).
    That is one reason why they are such a great addition. It is an addition that brings no fear of losing another member. They also won't have problems becoming a D2 member unlike some other D3 names that I have seen on here (Southern Virginia). FSU is D2 ready in all aspects of their athletic program. They also have great potential in football and baseball. I have outlined the reasons why on another thread. Frostburg in five years could be very good in those two sports and a few other sports as well. I want to point that out before the MEC's Heir Goebbels gets on here as I will add that their men's and women's basketball programs need a lot of work. I don't think the men have had a winning season in the past 10 years and that is playing against some pretty weak D3 competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDonAB92 View Post
    That is one reason why they are such a great addition. It is an addition that brings no fear of losing another member. They also won't have problems becoming a D2 member unlike some other D3 names that I have seen on here (Southern Virginia). FSU is D2 ready in all aspects of their athletic program. They also have great potential in football and baseball. I have outlined the reasons why on another thread. Frostburg in five years could be very good in those two sports and a few other sports as well. I want to point that out before the MEC's Heir Goebbels gets on here as I will add that their men's and women's basketball programs need a lot of work. I don't think the men have had a winning season in the past 10 years and that is playing against some pretty weak D3 competition.
    Yes...yes they do! Men's BB has a new HC but let's just say his credentials are a little light.

    But even with the success of their football program, we are talking about a few years out before they really compete. The teams will be totally revamped from what they are now. Their success (or failure) will depend on how well they recruit scholarship athletes. Seems like it is sometimes hard for successful D3 coaches to make the jump to successful DII coach.

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    Is there another "won't start musical chairs" choice out there? Another D3, an NAIA school?

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