EAVES AIN'T GONE YET - IT 'S DAY#7 Mar 9, 2012 11:10:24 GMT -5
Post by oleschoolaggie on Mar 9, 2012 11:10:24 GMT -5
A&T is a corner stone in the MEAC conference. We were the CIAA Champions coming into the MEAC and the first MEAC Champions. WSSU and NCCU came into the conference to raise their profiles to the level we and other schools are at and both are contenders in their own right.
A&T is/was the standard setter. We should have taken better advantage of our position. To expect smaller schools to carry the same responsibility as the 2nd largest HBCU in the nation is ignorant.
A&T was one of the biggest advocates for becoming a division 1 conference. We have forgotten that over the last 10 years. We failed to have a plan, we expected our name and history to carry us. When we should have been meeting and planning a 10 year athletics strategy we were playing the classics in NC State & Charlotte. They set the bar and then stood aside.
A&T needs a better coach, but we got what we asked for. No coach will turn around a program single handed. Why destroy Eaves for being nothing more than what he has always been. We should be placing the blame where it belongs and hold future administration to a higher standard.
aggiebred, i totally agree with you. no, its not a&t's responsibility to prop up the meac. but its a role that a&t should've been proud to accept and should've taken full advantage of. clearly our "traditional" fan support was a factor for moving the tourney back to north carolina. the meac is our conference and we ain't going nowhere. whatever we contribute to making the meac a better conference in turn helps a&t as an meac school.
its in our own "self interests" for the meac to prosper. so we should be proud and willing to take on the role of boosting attendance at the meac tourney. yes, it benefits the conference. but it also benefits a&t too...