Looking for a good laugh- check out the Detroit board about this topic
Hilarious thread from one of the most delusional message boards you'll find online, and that's saying something.
Why in the world would any other conference want to take Detroit Mercy? They complain about the decline of the Horizon League....well the Titans haven't finished above .500 against D1 opponents in 6 years and have been 200+ in the RPI/NET in all 6 of those years besides 2016 when they finished 198. They've been an anchor for the rest of the conference and one of multiple reasons for the HL's decline.
If the rest of the anchors like Milwaukee and Cleveland State could figure their shit out the conference could be back in the top 15. At least it looks like UDM made a good hire with Mike Davis so they should be back to contributing towards improving the league instead of dragging it down like the past 6 years.
They support their program financially but other than that, why would the A10 want Detroit? Their facilities and attendance are bad and they haven't had a good team since 2013. What does it say about the Titans that they couldn't even become relevant in such a bad league? They even had the conference tournament in their own backyard for the past 4 years and couldn't do anything with it!
A move to the MAAC would be more likely for them, which is hilarious considering it is ranked #28 out of 32 conferences according to KenPom compared to the HL which is #18.
Post by phoenixphan87 on Jun 21, 2019 9:35:48 GMT -6
UMKC heads back to the Summit League and will be their 10th member next season- evening the number of teams with the Horizon League for the challenge next year. This move has to put more pressure on Chicago State to look seriously at leaving D1 athletics- no team in the new WAC will be within 1000 miles of them.