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Grapple with itKnow your role – “”I think all of us are in the same position,” Iamarino said of himself and his non-power league brethren. “A lot of us are game planning and trying to create scenarios – if this happens, maybe we can make this move. A lot of people don’t have a clear idea of what’s coming down the road. It’s kind of like trying to hit a moving target.””


  1. asu7

    September 27, 2011 at 4:27 am

    This is why we need to get out of here. This guy is an idiot and does not care one iota about where we are or where we are going. He's just riding it out. He should be jockeying for position and raising a ruckus but he is not. He is sitting on his thumbs waiting for something to happen.

  2. clayton

    September 27, 2011 at 4:28 am

    So, I've read the articles on the subject and haven't listened to the podcast. Bet it is interesting.

    Look at the picture they used.

  3. asu7

    September 27, 2011 at 4:32 am

    Interesting picture to use there …

  4. AppinGreenwood

    September 27, 2011 at 4:47 am

    Good luck with that SuxCon. Maybe you can join up with the Big South and become the Big SoCon. Either way, doesn't effect us.

  5. carbine

    September 28, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Are we FBS yet?

  6. Michael

    September 29, 2011 at 6:52 am

    One thing that would be smart for Iamarino to do is position the SoCon to pick up ECU and/or UCF should they become football-only members of the Big East. I think those are realistic possibilites. The non-FBS schools in the Big East now out-number the FBS schools and thus have the leverage to deny full-membership to programs they'd otherwise accept reluctantly. (Remember, there was an attempt to manipulate TCU into accepting football-only membership.)

    Granted, neither ECU nor UCF exactly boost the basketball profile of the SoCon, but seriously: who would? They would be better additions, even without football, than the past few SoCon additions have been WITH football, and they'd be sufficient enough replacements for App's non-football sports.

    That's the only pro-active move I can think of for him to make other than allowing the league to become "Big South, 2.0" or adding what would essentially be a temporary team in UNC-Charlotte.

    Truth be told, the SoCon is subject to the moves made mad the more powerful leagues above it. That's just reality. It can't get CAA teams, not when JMU, W&M, Richmond and ODU view the CAA is a more attractive league for football and a far more attractive league for basketball, to say nothing of it being better for their geography.

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