Here at #FansFavoriteFAN we will bring you coverage that you may not see on Espn.com or BleacherReport.com. We love college sports and we think it is very important to shed light on the Historically Black Colleges & Universities along with Division II & III sports teams as well. So we want to introduce the SIAC Conference to many of you visiting our website today!
ABOUT THE SIAC
The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) is a collegiate athletic conference consisting of historically black colleges and universities located in the southern United States with 15 member institutions (Central State is an affiliate member for football). Formed in 1913, the SIAC is located in Atlanta, Ga. and is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The SIAC competes in Division II sponsoring 13 intercollegiate sports.
The #SIACMediaDay was held in Montgomery, Alabama at the Doubletree by Hilton. We were able to visit with them for a few hours and were excited about the new things they were introducing to their fans. Thanks to @DuaneRankin via twitter we were able to get great images and quotes to post here for you SIAC FANS!
One thing that stood out the most when we got to the #SIACMediaDay was that the Commissioner Gregory Moore’s comments on how the HBCUs are being left out of the conversation about college sports. “I believe the gap between the have and have nots is growing to the point where it’s becoming alarming,” Moore said. “When you have the average payout at a Power 5 conference school exceeds the top line revenue of all the HBCU conferences combined, that’s a problem,” Moore said. “That should be discussed. No one is talking about it.” This is something that needs to be discussed especially when you talk about Pay for Play and how that excludes HBCUs and other NCAA divisions who do not produce the revenue like Division I.
This was a major moment for Fans Favorite Fan to be amongst other media there, as we finished our coverage of the SEC and ACC Media Days, and we will work with other smaller conferences as well. FANS you love your universities no matter how small or overlooked they are and we will do our best to cover them as well.