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Add Loyola of Chicago to BE ?

Postby Xavier2005 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:26 pm

Should the Big East add Loyola of Chicago..lol ?????? Jesuit Catholic....
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Re: Add Loyola of Chicago to BE ?

Postby Xavier2005 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:33 pm

16,000 students and a $750 million endowment war chest.....all bigger than X
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Re: Add Loyola of Chicago to BE ?

Postby X-Expert » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:36 pm

Would they take another Chicago team. Would love to see Wichita St and Ill Chicago join.
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Re: Add Loyola of Chicago to BE ?

Postby xu koop scoop » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:45 pm

Didn't they just join the Missouri Valley after years in the MCC - Horizon. Of couse, Butler had just joined the A10 after years in the MCC - Horizon & suddenly they were Big East.
How about they just replace DePaul with Loyola.
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Re: Add Loyola of Chicago to BE ?

Postby thecoach » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:33 pm

It would only dilute the tv money.
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Re: Add Loyola of Chicago to BE ?

Postby TheX-Man » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:56 am

This might be the dumbest thread I have seen on this board in a while. Loyola has one good tournament run and all of a sudden they should be added to the Big East?

Why does the league need to expand anyway? It's perfect as is, a true round-robin schedule where everyone plays home and away. No need to dilute the product by adding a school that had one good year and hadn't been in the tournament since 1985 prior to this year.
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Re: Add Loyola of Chicago to BE ?

Postby Xavier2005 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:48 am

did YOU miss the "lol" part??? It was a joke.
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Re: Add Loyola of Chicago to BE ?

Postby joetitan » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:35 am

Jokes aside, Loyola does reinforce what can happen with a true commitment from the school toward basketball. After years of bottom feeding in low level conferences, Loyola spent $$$ to rejuvenate their facilities --which still are nothing to brag about- and join a better conference. Sprinkle in a good coach and the program can be a shining star.
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Re: Add Loyola of Chicago to BE ?

Postby mumuskie87 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:42 pm

joetitan wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:35 am
Jokes aside, Loyola does reinforce what can happen with a true commitment from the school toward basketball. After years of bottom feeding in low level conferences, Loyola spent $$$ to rejuvenate their facilities --which still are nothing to brag about- and join a better conference. Sprinkle in a good coach and the program can be a shining star.
Maybe a little "peer pressure" will help spur DePaul to step it up.
Don't think the BE needs to expand.
The existing schools just need to do better in the tournament.
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Re: Add Loyola of Chicago to BE ?

Postby ChitownSteve » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:30 am

mumuskie87 wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:42 pm
joetitan wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:35 am
Jokes aside, Loyola does reinforce what can happen with a true commitment from the school toward basketball. After years of bottom feeding in low level conferences, Loyola spent $$$ to rejuvenate their facilities --which still are nothing to brag about- and join a better conference. Sprinkle in a good coach and the program can be a shining star.
Maybe a little "peer pressure" will help spur DePaul to step it up.
Don't think the BE needs to expand.
The existing schools just need to do better in the tournament.
While DePaul now receives little publicity in the Chicagoland media, there have been some recent articles turning up the heat on DePaul's AD. She has had three lousy coach hires (Jerry Wainwright, Oliver Purnell and Dave Leitao). There has also been an Ad in one of the Chicago dailies calling for her ouster.

Wonderful person, sincere ... however, frankly she does not want the Men's team to succeed and overshadow the Women's Team's accomplishments. Either that, or she is the most inept AD in the country. She is too smart for that title, so I submit the former explanation.

We will likely be cutting back on our season ticket purchase next year to Big East games only. Shiny new stadium; tarnished, ineffective leader.

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