What happened to Rockhurst is they didn’t get into the MIAA.
How it went down … maybe not as simple.
There was some bumbling and stumbling to the finish line, but in the end the message was pretty clear: the MIAA’s product is one of the best out there and … they want to protect their brand. Which includes making sure that Southwest Baptist is going to come back in the fold (although they got a longer than expected leash on that one) and they’ll have 12 football playing schools.
So, MIAA expansion is off the table, for now. I doubt they’ll be able to expand unless they bring in four teams at once. But don’t kid yourself on this one — not having football sank Rockhurst.
Newman, your move.