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joecct
08-10-2009, 04:23 PM
From the NCAA:

Four schools will become active Division III members September 1, boosting the division’s active membership to 433 institutions.

The new members (with location and conference affiliation):

Mitchell College (New London, Connecticut; New England Collegiate Conference).
State University of New York at Morrisville (Morrisville, New York; North Eastern Athletic Conference).
Mount Mary College (Milwaukee, Wisconsin; independent).
Presentation College (Aberdeen, South Dakota; Upper Midwest Athletic Conference).

Does this mean they are out of the SUNYAC?? If so, ECAC-W??

Russell Jaslow
08-10-2009, 04:27 PM
From the NCAA:


Does this mean they are out of the SUNYAC?? If so, ECAC-W??

Haven't been keeping up with my columns last year have you?

The ice hockey and field hockey teams are staying in the SUNYAC.

norm1909
08-10-2009, 04:40 PM
Read all about it...


Morrisville State will compete (http://newscenter.morrisville.edu/article.aspx?id=7002) as an active member of the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) in 2009-10 with the exception of football, men’s ice hockey and field hockey. Football competes in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC).


Ice Hockey
The Mustangs ice hockey (http://www.morrisville.edu/documents/athletics/sports/icehockey.pdf) team was initiated in the fall of 1997 and quickly
became the dominate program in National Junior Collegiate hockey
within the United States since the 2000 season. In eight years of NJCAA
competition, the Mustangs won four National Championships (02, 04, 05,
06), five EJCHL Championships, and participated in five straight National
Championship games from 2002-2006. In the 2006-07 season, Morrisville
State moved to the NCAA level as an independent team in Division III,
and began league play in the SUNYAC in 2007-08. Looking ahead to 2009-
2010, Morrisville State looks to become a fully accredited member of the
NCAA at the Division III level.

The SUNYAC Conference, one of the deepest and most competitive ice
hockey leagues in the nation at the Division III level, includes traditional
rivals SUNY Cortland, Brockport, Potsdam, Plattsburgh (2008 NCAA
Finalist), Oswego

joecct
08-10-2009, 04:44 PM
I thought there was some discussion that the SUNYAC was an all or nothing conference.

NUProf
08-10-2009, 04:49 PM
I thought there was some discussion that the SUNYAC was an all or nothing conference.

They voted to make an exception for the "Lil' Ponies"

Russell Jaslow
08-10-2009, 04:59 PM
I thought there was some discussion that the SUNYAC was an all or nothing conference.

You haven't been keeping up with my columns, have you?

Yes, I sound like a broken record. :D

joecct
08-10-2009, 05:12 PM
What discussions? If it's not on USCHO, it doesn't exist. :D

Also, I am sitting in the world's worst teleconference and my blackberry is not being cooperative.

Henry
08-10-2009, 10:11 PM
They have a nice facility. They should develop a solid program. Good Luck to them.:) :)

snipeshow10
08-11-2009, 10:48 AM
Grady is a good coach who will work hard for that program. The general area of Morrisville is pretty bleak and the campus still needs to be built up to a 4 year level. The school and town is going to have to expand before Morrisville can become a truly successful program in my eyes. Hopefully they can continue in the right direction.

Pioneers#1
08-11-2009, 05:23 PM
so bottom line does anyone think that Morrisville is going to move out of SUNYAC??? and perhaps go to the EcacWest?

Russell Jaslow
08-11-2009, 05:24 PM
so bottom line does anyone think that Morrisville is going to move out of SUNYAC??? and perhaps go to the EcacWest?

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Pioneers#1
08-11-2009, 05:28 PM
Thank You. :)

scoopnroll
08-12-2009, 10:59 AM
I heard that there was some discussion from the Atheltic Department with both the SUNYAC and the ECAC West and they will go full blown SUNYAC. So Russ was correct.



so bottom line does anyone think that Morrisville is going to move out of SUNYAC??? and perhaps go to the EcacWest?

CazCardFan
08-24-2009, 09:33 PM
Grady is a good coach who will work hard for that program. The general area of Morrisville is pretty bleak and the campus still needs to be built up to a 4 year level. The school and town is going to have to expand before Morrisville can become a truly successful program in my eyes. Hopefully they can continue in the right direction.

I used to teach at Morrisville State up until last May and don't believe there are any plans to develop the school into a full-fledged, exclusive 4 year campus; there are too many successful 2 year ag/tech programs established. I don't think the hockey program's future success will hinge on whether the town gets built up. Besides, if you count cows, horses and barns, its already a pretty big town!

RC_Nemesis
09-05-2009, 05:35 PM
Another powder puff entry for east teams like platty to slap around and call themselfs dynastys. SUNYAC = WEAKKKKKkkkkkk

Russell Jaslow
09-07-2009, 01:33 PM
Another powder puff entry for east teams like platty to slap around and call themselfs dynastys. SUNYAC = WEAKKKKKkkkkkk

YAWN.... Please crawl back under your rock. Thank you.

SomethingAboutGreenNGold
09-09-2009, 10:27 AM
I used to teach at Morrisville State up until last May and don't believe there are any plans to develop the school into a full-fledged, exclusive 4 year campus; there are too many successful 2 year ag/tech programs established. I don't think the hockey program's future success will hinge on whether the town gets built up. Besides, if you count cows, horses and barns, its already a pretty big town!
I'm not sure what you taught, or how long you were on campus, but having spoken to several of the coaches (admittedly, not the ice hockey coach) and the athletic director, i was under the distinct impression that the goal *was* to build the college into a full-fledged four-year institution.

With that being said, there is undoubtedly a *lot* of changes that need to come about before that happens, i'm just wondering why you doubt the direction the college is going in when everyone i've talked to has been so enthusiastic about it? Are there more mixed feelings among the teachers/staff?

norm1909
09-09-2009, 11:09 AM
I'm not sure what you taught, or how long you were on campus, but having spoken to several of the coaches (admittedly, not the ice hockey coach) and the athletic director, i was under the distinct impression that the goal *was* to build the college into a full-fledged four-year institution.

With that being said, there is undoubtedly a *lot* of changes that need to come about before that happens, i'm just wondering why you doubt the direction the college is going in when everyone i've talked to has been so enthusiastic about it? Are there more mixed feelings among the teachers/staff?

As a SUNY Cobleskill graduate (1983), I have followed both their and SUNY Morrisville's transition from exclusively two-year to dual role institutions. To my knowledge, there has never been proposed a seriously considered idea to discontinue the 2 year programs at either school, as there are few baccalaureate institutions in the United States where students may also choose to earn an associate's degree. I can not imagine them wanting to give up their membership in this elite group, nor any significant benefit to them doing so. That said, I do believe they are both transitioning their athletic programs into “full-fledged” four-year programs.

CazCardFan
09-14-2009, 08:38 PM
I'm not sure what you taught, or how long you were on campus, but having spoken to several of the coaches (admittedly, not the ice hockey coach) and the athletic director, i was under the distinct impression that the goal *was* to build the college into a full-fledged four-year institution.

With that being said, there is undoubtedly a *lot* of changes that need to come about before that happens, i'm just wondering why you doubt the direction the college is going in when everyone i've talked to has been so enthusiastic about it? Are there more mixed feelings among the teachers/staff?

Math, 5 years. My information is from the president of the college.

CazCardFan
09-14-2009, 08:40 PM
As a SUNY Cobleskill graduate (1983), I have followed both their and SUNY Morrisville's transition from exclusively two-year to dual role institutions. To my knowledge, there has never been proposed a seriously considered idea to discontinue the 2 year programs at either school, as there are few baccalaureate institutions in the United States where students may also choose to earn an associate's degree. I can not imagine them wanting to give up their membership in this elite group, nor any significant benefit to them doing so. That said, I do believe they are both transitioning their athletic programs into “full-fledged” four-year programs.

I agree. There's a difference between moving the athletic programs to a 4-year mode versus moving the academic system into an exclusive 4-year format.