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CAA expanding for lax?

Post by Old Cage » Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:49 am

There is a discussion on fanlax about the CAA adding teams as soon as next year. Monmouth and Stony Brook seem to be most mentioned. The problem is that the small size of the NCAA tourney usually only allows one CAA team to be there. With an eight team league, trying to make the Dance is difficult and not very appealing.
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Post by Old Cage » Wed Jan 26, 2022 9:36 am

Yesterday the CAA announced the addition of Monmouth, Stony Brook and Hampton as members for all sports.
"Jack didn’t have any envy in him," Calipari said. "He was the greatest coach to ever coach here."

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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Wed Jan 26, 2022 9:51 am

How do we feel about this?
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Post by McKinney » Wed Jan 26, 2022 10:31 am

Time to pitch the B1G for Men's Lax and Hockey. Only half joking.
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Post by e_parade » Wed Jan 26, 2022 10:53 am

So joking about hockey and not about Lax? That sounds like a fair half.

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Post by econalum » Thu Jan 27, 2022 8:39 am

CAA has always seemed like a force fit in Lax, unlike us in 1 sport HE.

Not sure that I have an answer, it would be ideal if A10 had enough MLAX teams.

I would not go independent, but it would seem CAA will have more teams for UM to play in the conference and therefore hurt the scheduling of OOC strong teams like Yale. With this lineup, CAA could remain a one-bid conference, and B10 and ACC would gain even more SOS bids.

So, not great for UM.
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Re: CAA expanding for lax?

Post by McKinney » Thu Jan 27, 2022 9:49 am

The regional rivalries are fun and the competition make Hockey East one of the best conferences in the country.

But the B1G is also a very good hockey conference. If college hockey ever gains traction they're the ones who have the resources to fund it. Maybe BU & BC can keep up. But Maine and Merrimack will not. The B1G offers a better home for men's lacrosse and expands relationships that could lead to more buy games for football and SOS building games for men's and women's basketball.
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Re: CAA expanding for lax?

Post by econalum » Tue Feb 01, 2022 9:28 pm

McKinney wrote: Thu Jan 27, 2022 9:49 am The regional rivalries are fun and the competition make Hockey East one of the best conferences in the country.

But the B1G is also a very good hockey conference. I've said it for years at this point, but if college hockey ever gains traction they're the ones who have the resources to fund it. Maybe BU & BC can keep up. But Maine and Merrimack will not. The B1G offers a better home for men's lacrosse and expands relationships that could lead to more buy games for football and SOS building games for men's and women's basketball.

I'm not from Eastern Mass and don't live in Boston so maybe I don't have as many ties to the beanpot schools as y'all. Maybe I'm missing something. I'm not even sure the B1G would be open to associate membership.
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Re: CAA expanding for lax?

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Wed Feb 02, 2022 8:15 am

Isn't it "one trick pony?"


Also, sign me up for Big10 Lax.
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Re: CAA expanding for lax?

Post by e_parade » Wed Feb 02, 2022 10:20 am

InnervisionsUMASS wrote: Wed Feb 02, 2022 8:15 am Isn't it "one trick pony?"


Also, sign me up for Big10 Lax.
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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Wed Feb 02, 2022 10:31 am

So if the pony can hop on one leg, that would make it a two trick pony? The singing is generally a given? :wink:
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Post by 69MG » Wed Feb 02, 2022 11:29 am

Now, if the pony can hop on one leg, sing and chew gum, that's what I call multitasking. :D

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Post by SignMan » Wed Feb 02, 2022 3:25 pm

Pony up
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Re: CAA expanding for lax?

Post by harbo » Wed Feb 02, 2022 10:38 pm

Regardless of which league we are in, we'll always have the neighsayers.

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Re: CAA expanding for lax?

Post by McKinney » Mon Feb 14, 2022 12:05 pm

Men's Lax may finally be an A10 sport.
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