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 Post subject: CAA Wish List
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:18 pm 
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Now that we're officially in the college basketball offseason... the CAA has a lot of room to improve. The league fell behind this year, and will lose a lot of individual talent this summer.

My biggest complaints:

- The TV deal - it's easily the worst of any Division 1 conference. While I love all conference and home games streamed online for free, a broadcast package with CBS Sports Network as its crown jewel is embarrassing. Wouldn't surprise me if the 3x3 title game on ESPN2 outdrew the CAA Championship.

- Investments and incentives for scheduling - I'm sure we've all read the P&C article on the SoCon by now. They put together a fund for schools to buy games, pay out programs that hit PRI marks, and raise production value. Other leagues haven't made changes to league scheduling to maximize RPI. Haven't seen any creativity like this from Joey D.

https://www.postandcourier.com/sports/h ... 1c7c0.html

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 Post subject: Re: CAA Wish List
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:25 am 
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TV Deal is awful and falls on the Commissioner. He is asleep at the wheel. Get a TV deal or find another job is my opinion.


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 Post subject: Re: CAA Wish List
 Post Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 2:38 pm 
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Just going to leave this news here.

https://caasports.com/news/2019/5/5/gen ... rtner.aspx

Since it's not in the press release, FloSports is $12.50/month.


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 Post subject: Re: CAA Wish List
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Will they still have CAA TV?

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 Post subject: Re: CAA Wish List
 Post Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 6:40 pm 
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swampcougar1 wrote:
Will they still have CAA TV?


Yes, for games not on FloSports or CBS Sports Network.


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 Post subject: Re: CAA Wish List
 Post Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 8:22 pm 
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From what I saw, 90 men’s games and 50 women’s games will be on Flo. The league played 90 conference games last year. So non-con games will still be on CAA.tv, conference games on Flo from what it appears.

And also a few games will be on CBSSN as well.


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 Post subject: Re: CAA Wish List
 Post Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 10:21 pm 
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God awful.
Leveraging what meager fan support there is to make a quick buck. There is no way to spin this that isn't bad.

Either they had to do it because they are broke which is bad or they didnt have to and they are just greedy and terrible.


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 Post subject: Re: CAA Wish List
 Post Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 10:55 pm 
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Will this be streaming all the sports or just football and basketball?

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FWIW- John Weiland Homes advertising on UNCW message board "View Charleston Homes"
Not sure that's a great use of their advertising budget. Maybe they mean Charleston, WVa


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 Post subject: Re: CAA Wish List
 Post Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 1:19 am 
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Re the Flo sports deal - Here in DC a local sports radio station did a segment on DC UNITED’s deal with them and the consensus is it’s an unmitigated disaster. For starters, DC United had to refund folks twice in 2 years because the stream didn’t work. But bigger picture, they are a growing brand who took a cash grab instead on investing in growing their audience. I haven’t heard a single DCU fan who likes the partnership. I see eerie similarities with the CAA. I’ll likely buy the crappy subscription, but man there are going to be a lot of people who watched the cougs for free and now won’t. From there, out of sight, out of mind.


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 Post subject: Re: CAA Wish List
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As a DC resident and DCU season ticketholder, can confirm that the FloSports deal has been disastrous so far. I have not myself signed up for it, but the interface has been nonfunctional several times already, and there have been several entire matches that fans have been unable to watch (necessitating a number of placating measures like refunds). It's been a running joke/source of frustration among fans.


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 Post subject: Re: CAA Wish List
 Post Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 9:51 pm 
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I can't imagine CofC being in favor of this. I am curious what our admins say when off the record.
As far as i can see it is a tax on the out of town alumnus since locals can watch through the MyTv deal.
The fact that these guys run a substandard product only rubs salt in the wound.

I hope heads roll if it does not have the desired effect.


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 Post subject: Re: CAA Wish List
 Post Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 2:27 am 
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Will CAA still be on ROKU? They certainly don't have all our games but what they have are free (at no extra cost). Usually produced by home team, some are better than others.


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 Post subject: Re: CAA Wish List
 Post Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 2:36 am 
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They didn’t have MyTV at all the last 2 seasons. Our only local television was CAA.tv.

That’s something Matt Roberts needs to get on. Radio is taken care of, but most of the people who would tune in are already at TD. They only listen for pre and post.

With no more ACC OTA games there is plenty of space for our games to air. That was one of the reasons why they stopped carrying them. There were multiple games they had to JIP.

We’ll have the couple of games CBSSN will pick up, the 3 games ESPN has rights to in the CA tourney, a couple road games TV will get, and then everything else is open.

The Battery, who struggle to fill half their stadium, have almost all of their games, home and road on MyTV and the ESPN+ USL deal. CofC has averaged 4,000 a game the last 2 years with very little local TV help.


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 Post subject: Re: CAA Wish List
 Post Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 5:57 pm 
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The MUSC/Battery stadium has been sold and will be replaced by townhouses and offices. The Battery is looking to return to an upgraded Stoney Field, from whence they came.


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 Post subject: Re: CAA Wish List
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:59 pm 
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A good pair of articles from JMU beat writer Shane Mettlen regarding the discussions at the recent CAA coaches meeting.

The first has some quotes from coaches about the transfer bug - notably regarding UD's Ithiel Horton announcing his decision to leave. The second is about Brantley, Wright-Foreman and Cacok landing on NBA rosters this year. You would think a mid-major league with three NBA talents sticking around for four years apiece would better leverage that fact...

http://www.dnronline.com/sports/caa-coa ... 826e3.html
http://www.dnronline.com/sports/caa-coa ... aa499.html


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