The Next Step for Quinnipiac

The Next Step for Quinnipiac


Ever since the building of the TD Bank Sports Center in 2007, Quinnipiac has been eyeing a move to bigger and better things. The Northeast Conference has been a nice fit for the Bobcats, and it still is, but the school brass has been building up the sports programs.

Soon after the completion of the TD Bank Sports Center, which houses the basketball and hockey arenas, the men’s basketball team nabbed Coach Tom Moore. Coach Moore was a highly sought after assistant coach at Connecticut who had offers from more prestigious basketball schools, but it was in part due to the new arena and the dedication of the school to expanding their athletic program that got Coach Moore to sign on the dotted line.

Money got tight at Quinnipiac and the grandiose plans slowed a little bit, but the Bobcats facilities are the still the envy of the Northeast Conference. This is a school that has made it no secret that they hope to move to a larger conference at some point. They see themselves fitting in better with the schools in the Colonial Athletic Association or the Atlantic-10…or even a school like Villanova.

With an inevitable split in the Big East, the northeastern part of the country will see plenty of relocating. The Big East football schools will go one way and the rest will go another way. Those Big East teams who have no football team may look to the CAA and the A-10 to move up their numbers to ten or 12. That is when Quinnipiac will have to make its move, but whether or not they will be financially ready is the big question.


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