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    Question Football should...


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    There has been talk of several possible actions to take with Sycamores athletics, and most center around football. Any conference move would be for all sports.

    I want to see your opinions. Please mark you preference and leave your rematks and suggestions.


    Maintain current affiliations

    Move to OVC

    Drop football

    Other--specify
    Last edited by Sycamore Proud; 10-21-2017 at 09:44 PM.
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    Never never drop football. Either maintain or move to OVC but that would be for all sports. I really think we need to spend more in renovating the stadium. Most highly recruited players are going to look at our stadium and see the lack of importance from the university.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sycamore Proud View Post
    There has been talk of several possible actions to take with Sycamores athletics, and most center around football. Any conference move would be for all sports.

    I want to see your opinions. Please mark you preference and leave your rematks and suggestions.


    Maintain current affiliations

    Move to OVC

    Drop football

    Other--specify
    who is your source??

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    Eagle tree are you Jmv,1070 Am from Green county?? lol my ex wife is from Green county, they are basketball experts , not football experts lol.

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    Keep the MVC and MVFC separate as they are - this allows both to grow and make decisions appropriately within their interest.
    MVC - add best fits in the valley region.
    MVFC - add best fits in the valley region.
    MVFC - explore move to the FBS... don't believe the irrational thinking that the P5 will break away - never will happen - not logical. ISU will build new stadium and be in it to make money. It can be done... The MVFC is consistently ranked higher than many FBS conferences already. Look at the costs of adding the scholarships and moving to FBS - makes sense/cents. New stadium on the way anyway.
    MVC - should go to 14 and split into 2 divisions and select best basketball/academic powers/schools available.
    The Big Valley.

    On a side note: the new Performance Center (weight training) is better than some P5 schools weight facilities. Very nice and will help with recruiting... the new Hulman Center will be one of the best stadiums in Midwest.
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    Join the OVC and it's not even close for me.

    Pros of joining OVC (not in order):

    1) We compete better financially. (Would be third in basketball spending in OVC, are last in MVC.)
    2) We could actually establish a winning tradition.
    3) OVC is an all sports conference where we would play the same teams in every sport.
    4) OVC is all public schools, besides Belmont.
    5) Memorial Stadium is an average OVC stadium.
    6) Hulman Center would be the best basketball arena in the OVC.
    7) Travel is a little better, especially in football.
    8) OVC tournament is in Evansville.
    9) Immediate rivalry with Eastern IL.

    Cons of joining OVC:

    1) OVC is a one bid league in basketball. Now that Wichita is gone the MVC might be a one bid league now too however.
    2) Murray State leaves the OVC and joins the MVC.
    3) Only top 8 teams make the OVC tournament and the tournament protects the top 2 teams. This could be a pro however if we were a top team in the OVC.
    4) SIU-Edwardsville is in the conference.
    5) MVC would never take us back.

    Pros of staying MVC / MVFC:

    1) MVC is a better overall conference than the OVC.
    2) Everyone makes the MVC tournament.

    Cons of staying MVC / MVFC:

    1) Hard to have a rivalry because we play different schools in our two major sports (basketball and football). There are only 4 schools we play in both basketball and football. In the OVC we would play 8 schools in both sports.
    2) Travel to the Dakotas in football.
    3) Private schools don't give a crap about our football team or anyone else's football team.
    4) We don't compete financially (and competitively most seasons).
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    Drop it.

    The program bleeds money perpetually without any consistent winning history.

    If people cared about the program they would put their money where there mouth is and support the program financially. If that isn't going to happen then we should cut bait soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by #33 View Post
    who is your source??
    My source is one of the most passionate and loyal supporters of anything Sycamores!
    My source is some of the membership right here at Sycamore Pride!!It is a vocal group of Sycamore fans. I believe it will grow in numbers in the next several months to become an active and influential group.
    Last edited by Sycamore Proud; 10-22-2017 at 05:42 PM.
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    My only thought is...when Jason saw this post, did he start laughing, crying, just shake his head, or other (please specify).
    March on, you fighting Sycamores, Sycamores

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    My only thought is...when Jason saw this post, did he start laughing, crying, just shake his head, or other (please specify).
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