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    http://oaklandpostonline.com/2010/10...summit-league/

    Oakland University Athletic Director Tracy Huth:
    I think it can strengthen our league from the standpoint that, when you talk about the Dakota schools, those are the major state schools for those states. The question in my mind right now is that if we expand and bring in North Dakota, we have an 11-team league. I’m not sure how we handle that within all the team sports particularly with all the traveling and having an uneven number of teams. I’ll be curious to see if we try and continue to expand.
    While the worst possible thing to do would be add teams that make other established members look elsewhere, if the league adds UND and SUU goes to the Big Sky, then you get rid of the worst road trip in the Summit and replace it with one that isn't all that bad. That'd be a win-win.

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    Interesting note that EIU expands their connection to the SUmmit, by adding men's soccer.

    Don't be surprised that EIU will also receive an all sports invite to Summit, especially if go to a combined MVC/Summit football league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabidrabbit View Post
    Interesting note that EIU expands their connection to the SUmmit, by adding men's soccer.

    Don't be surprised that EIU will also receive an all sports invite to Summit, especially if go to a combined MVC/Summit football league.
    And I would see EIU and USD to the MVFC before UND, just out of pure location as UNI would happily vote for USD AND EIU over UND, as would the Illinois schools

    THis could be interesting
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    EIU ROCKS, ill take em

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    Montana and Southern Utah are the key schools in the reallignment of the Big Sky, Summit, and MVFC.

    If the Big Sky keeps Montana and adds Southern Utah, they will have 10 all-sports members and 12 football schools. Ideal for the Big Sky.

    The Summit will end up at 10 schools with USD and UND in, and Centenary and SUU out. No reason to add E Ill to make 11.

    The MVFC will end up at 11 schools with USD and UND in. No reason to add E Ill and make 12. One big division just like the old Big Ten (Eleven). The MVFC would be interesting from a management perspective considering it would have 5 MVC teams, 5 Summit teams, and 1 Horizon. It no longer would be predominately MVC teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenie View Post
    Montana and Southern Utah are the key schools in the reallignment of the Big Sky, Summit, and MVFC.

    If the Big Sky keeps Montana and adds Southern Utah, they will have 10 all-sports members and 12 football schools. Ideal for the Big Sky.

    The Summit will end up at 10 schools with USD and UND in, and Centenary and SUU out. No reason to add E Ill to make 11.

    The MVFC will end up at 11 schools with USD and UND in. No reason to add E Ill and make 12. One big division just like the old Big Ten (Eleven). The MVFC would be interesting from a management perspective considering it would have 5 MVC teams, 5 Summit teams, and 1 Horizon. It no longer would be predominately MVC teams.
    you seriously think if EIU applied for the MVFC if they were expanding they would get turned down to add UND?? I don't think so, I have said it before 99% of the Valley AD's don't care about UND granted thats an assumption but they would much rather add a Illinois team than travel to UND, EIU is established and at least can win.
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    Why would the MVFC move to 11? What is the value in that? 9 is perfect.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenie View Post
    Montana and Southern Utah are the key schools in the reallignment of the Big Sky, Summit, and MVFC.

    If the Big Sky keeps Montana and adds Southern Utah, they will have 10 all-sports members and 12 football schools. Ideal for the Big Sky.

    The Summit will end up at 10 schools with USD and UND in, and Centenary and SUU out. No reason to add E Ill to make 11.

    The MVFC will end up at 11 schools with USD and UND in. No reason to add E Ill and make 12. One big division just like the old Big Ten (Eleven). The MVFC would be interesting from a management perspective considering it would have 5 MVC teams, 5 Summit teams, and 1 Horizon. It no longer would be predominately MVC teams.
    Why do you have the MVFC for expansion? They're not going to expand, especially to 11 schools which would only allow one nonconference game. The big Sky & Summit are the only conferences that may have expansion in the short term.

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    Why Isnt Tom Douple Smart Enough To Stay Away??

    Didnt Tom Douple Read All The Crap Spewed Anti-summit From Them??

    Hasnt Tom Douple Seen How They Only Are Buthockey?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenie View Post
    Montana and Southern Utah are the key schools in the reallignment of the Big Sky, Summit, and MVFC.

    If the Big Sky keeps Montana and adds Southern Utah, they will have 10 all-sports members and 12 football schools. Ideal for the Big Sky.

    The Summit will end up at 10 schools with USD and UND in, and Centenary and SUU out. No reason to add E Ill to make 11.

    The MVFC will end up at 11 schools with USD and UND in. No reason to add E Ill and make 12. One big division just like the old Big Ten (Eleven). The MVFC would be interesting from a management perspective considering it would have 5 MVC teams, 5 Summit teams, and 1 Horizon. It no longer would be predominately MVC teams.
    Wrong. UND is the key school in any realignment. Those other schools are simply pawns to be moved and rearranged at will. I mean, how many of them even have hockey?
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