Post by Black PantherU on Dec 26, 2015 16:35:01 GMT -6
Posted this on the Oakland board.
Ten schools in the Horizon League, nine of them are centered around men's basketball, one is centered around football. I'm not going to argue that they should change - if we were a football school, I'd be gung-ho about supporting football. But they should probably find a conference that better matches their athletics profile. The CAA, now that it's lost some of its basketball only members, would be a strong fit as they're within a short drive of most of the League. The NEC would be a step down but they could rule it in football. Maybe OVC? They've been an incredibly terrible anchor on Horizon League basketball for almost their entire time in the conference. Check this out: they are 64-170 in the Horizon League. That's a 27.4% winning percentage. In 15 years, they've finished above .500 exactly once. Of their 123 victories since Jerry Slocum became head coach, TWENTY-FIVE of them have come against opponents who are not in Division I. They have 98 Division I victories in the Slocum tenure. That takes the winning percentage from .383 down to .331.
Post by Black PantherU on Mar 26, 2017 11:44:42 GMT -6
I heard the rumor from some coaches a few days ago, but it's been on Twitter pretty heavy so they might have been referring to that stuff. If they make this happen, YSU definitely beat CSU in the hiring game.
Post by Black PantherU on Nov 28, 2017 19:09:39 GMT -6
If this doesn't start right at the clip, go to around the 7:40 mark.
If you look at our league, as a whole, we are ranked 30th out of 32 conferences in the country. As of two days ago, the Horizon League men's basketball is ranked 30th-best league in Division I basketball. I don't say that to be negative about the Horizon League, what I try to do with our guys is give them some hope, and let them know that conference play is around the corner. But if we don't get any better between now and conference, it doesn't matter what league you play, you're not gonna win games.