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V.I. Pirate

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I guess you missed Holland's ability to multi task

Step one was the Big East being completely destroyed by the ACC and backfilling with some CUSA Schools. Terry Holland was part of the CUSA leadership that gave feed back on how to expand CUSA. He did believe that if we were stuck in CUSA that we should make it a regional league that helped ECU with travel hence lobbying for ODU, Charlotte and JMU if they had been ready to make the leap or ASU. He was working over time to get us out of CUSA into the AAC but it was never guaranteed since we absolutely go against the whole business model of the AAC. It is a league full of urban schools in large tv markets except for ECU and UCONN and UCONN was of course UCONN with Basketball History and a massive budget plus they actually draw fans and viewership from Connecticut and NY.
Holland managed to get us in the Big East soon to be the AAC but he also wanted to have a plan in place if ECU was to be stuck in CUSA by making it a league with schools in it that our fans could go to the games and develop some sort of rivalry with. I was totally on board with expanding with ODU and Charlotte and I was hoping ASU and JMU would make the jump as I preferred them to the additions of FAU, FIU, UTSA, etc.. Bottom line Holland did CUSA a favor and then did ECU a huge favor by getting us out

(In response to this post by SKYPyr8)

Posted: 12/05/2018 at 6:21PM


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