NKU To Horizon League

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    They did. The article talking about them moving to the Horizon League mentioned they were eligible next season though, which makes me wonder if something has changed due to the conference shift?
    Definitely not eligible until 2016-2017 season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NKY Bandit View Post
    I continue to hear that EKU is looking to move their football to FBS and the ASun is the most likely destination. Hold up was the visitor accommodations at RKS. EKU announce last fall that they'd be remodeling the stadium to woo the ASun.
    You mean the Sun Belt? A-Sun doesnt play football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nkywildcat68 View Post
    You mean the Sun Belt? A-Sun doesnt play football.
    Sorry. Sunbelt is correct. Thanks!

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    In the press conference, they said NKU was eligible for Horizon League championships in 2015-16, so this move is with pretty much immediate effect. Conference schedule makers are going to busy over the next month or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankdracman23 View Post
    They will be fine over time.....remember hard to recruit when you are not eligible for NCAA tourneys. And there are more sports than basketball. I think they will be fine in Volleyball. Baseball and Softball, Golf, and Tennis it might be easier to compete against schools that are also hindered by the weather. Soccer I have no clue about.
    They will be able to compete in the outdoor sports now that everything is on pretty much a level playing field. It's difficult to compete in recruiting with the A-Sun schools that are based out of the south.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nkywildcat68 View Post
    In the press conference, they said NKU was eligible for Horizon League championships in 2015-16, so this move is with pretty much immediate effect. Conference schedule makers are going to busy over the next month or so.
    Well that's good news about competing for conference titles this year!

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    Any chance NKU ever decides to get a football program going?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LionEagle View Post
    Any chance NKU ever decides to get a football program going?
    I hope not, they dont need it.

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    It would be amazing...but I doubt it. Too much $$$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NKY Bandit View Post
    It would be amazing...but I doubt it. Too much $$$.
    Costs a lot to get one started but once you do it would be the biggest moneymaker the school has. Basketball and football basically pay for all the other athletic teams to stay functioning at most institutions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LionEagle View Post
    Costs a lot to get one started but once you do it would be the biggest moneymaker the school has. Basketball and football basically pay for all the other athletic teams to stay functioning at most institutions.
    Many schools lose money on their football programs. A school like NKU definitely would. They aren't getting one any time soon, and they shouldn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    Many schools lose money on their football programs. A school like NKU definitely would. They aren't getting one any time soon, and they shouldn't.
    Agreed, had they stayed D2, then maybe it would have been worth it to look into it. Now no chance, to much D1 football around NKU for it to make any money and be beneficial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    Agreed, had they stayed D2, then maybe it would have been worth it to look into it. Now no chance, to much D1 football around NKU for it to make any money and be beneficial.
    They could do what Morehead does and play in the Pioneer League.

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