[quote=“Ben H, post:12, topic:30656”][quote=“NinerWupAss, post:8, topic:30656”][quote=“Ben H, post:7, topic:30656”][quote=“NinerWupAss, post:2, topic:30656”][quote=“GMadness, post:1, topic:30656”]I know this hasn’t been a good week already, but looking at the league overall, it’s painfully clear this will be a one-bid conference again. CUSA’s overall OOC schedule is ABYSMAL!!
Going through each team’s schedule, the best two wins the entire league has had thus far are against South Florida and St. John’s. Sure, several teams tried scheduling a big name here and there, and all subsequently got demolished. Think we’re destined for another 12th-ranked league if we’re lucky, with only the tourney champ going to the Dance as no better than a 13th seed. Sad, but true unfortunately. I’d love for someone to prove me wrong, but so far there just aren’t ANY wins across the board that tell me otherwise.
it isn’t a good league and we aren’t a good team - we belong in this league.[/quote]
Yes, but if we were in a better league it would help us bring in better recruits, play better/more interesting opponents, etc. I understand why we moved to CUSA. I also understand that I would be excited to see games against Dayton, VCU, GWASH, and Richmond, but I could care less about every team in CUSA.[/quote]
[size=1em]Yeah being in the A10 helped us make plenty of NCAA appearances while we were in that league : [font=verdana]. The A10 sucked and we sucked in it. You know how you change things? You play above your level. We did in the Sunbelt, we did it in the Metro and we did it in CUSA 1.0. We need to stop complaining about this league, and just f***ing win where ever we are. At least with CUSA we have a handful of teams that we have a history with. [/font][/size][/quote]
Completely disagree. It is foolish and asinine to believe that conferences don’t play a part in it. Being in the A 10 won’t get us to the big dance, but it certainly gives its schools much more of a leg up in plenty of other things that could help you. Gives you way more resources and way more respect. I’m not remotely saying we should have stayed in the A10, but saying that the A10 is **** is one of the dumbest things people have said on this board. You all want to move up conferences so we can get more opportunity. I’m saying CUSA is a one bid conference and there is a big difference in opportunity between being in a one bid and being in a multi bid league. Also, please tell me how Middle TN and UTSA are bringing in more fans and opposing fans than VCU and Dayton.[/quote]
The A10 was a s*** league for us. It showed it our performance. It is revisionist history to think our fanbase cared much about those teams. We never even had anything close to a rival in that league.
I have seen us play in the Belt, the Metro and CUSA 1.0. Each time we played above our conference. The move to the A10 started our downward spiral. We recruited well and packed Independence Arena int he Belt and the Metro.
Our current situation is our own doing. We were part of the problem in the A10 and we are in CUSA. Until we actually start winning it doesnt matter what conference we are in. Hell we have lost to Davidson two straight years by a combined total of 57 points.
This is an awful conference. We need to run it. Until we do it the conference crap is nonsense. I am not saying conferences don’t matter at all. What I am saying is until we are finishing in the top 3 or 4 of the conference, complaining about out conference is just crap, because our house isn’t in order. If we were still in the A10 we would still be losing, just by bigger amounts and that wasn’t helping our crowds our last few years in that league.