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on: April 16, 2017, 07:22:42 pm
http://www.sunherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/patrick-magee/article144813204.html




EAST:[/size] Marshall, Old Dominion, Charlotte, Appalachian State, Western Kentucky, Coastal Carolina.

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Reply #2 on: April 16, 2017, 08:04:14 pm
No thanks.

I don't like cusa, but smashing two turds together doesn't make it not a turd.


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Reply #3 on: April 16, 2017, 08:26:03 pm
No Thanks....... although I realize finances may dictate a move at some point, prefer no App 


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Reply #4 on: April 16, 2017, 08:33:27 pm
At least this a turd with 2-3 potential regional rivalries. The current turd has nobody interesting to me.
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Reply #5 on: April 16, 2017, 09:01:26 pm
Let's do it. This is inevitable.

This still seems higher aimed than the Big South we act like.

We'd also still have the smallest stadium in this conference.
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Reply #6 on: April 16, 2017, 09:52:21 pm
Let's do it. This is inevitable.

This still seems higher aimed than the Big South we act like.

We'd also still have the smallest stadium in this conference.

Unless Coastal made a major upgrade recently that I'm unaware of, they would definitely take the crown for smallest stadium


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Reply #7 on: April 16, 2017, 10:00:41 pm
Let's do it. This is inevitable.

This still seems higher aimed than the Big South we act like.

We'd also still have the smallest stadium in this conference.

Unless Coastal made a major upgrade recently that I'm unaware of, they would definitely take the crown for smallest stadium
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Reply #8 on: April 16, 2017, 10:18:34 pm
Let's do it. This is inevitable.

This still seems higher aimed than the Big South we act like.

We'd also still have the smallest stadium in this conference.

Unless Coastal made a major upgrade recently that I'm unaware of, they would definitely take the crown for smallest stadium
they broke ground on expansion last month. I think they'll be at 19 or 20k capacity next year.


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Reply #9 on: April 16, 2017, 10:48:59 pm
Let's do it. This is inevitable.

This still seems higher aimed than the Big South we act like.

We'd also still have the smallest stadium in this conference.

Unless Coastal made a major upgrade recently that I'm unaware of, they would definitely take the crown for smallest stadium
they broke ground on expansion last month. I think they'll be at 19 or 20k capacity next year.
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Reply #10 on: April 16, 2017, 11:18:43 pm
This merger won't work for us.  We won't have anywhere for all those UNC-Tweetsie fans to sit or to even park. 
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Reply #11 on: April 17, 2017, 06:44:23 am
At least this a turd with 2-3 potential regional rivalries. The current turd has nobody interesting to me.




clt says this is the correct take.


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Reply #12 on: April 17, 2017, 06:48:03 am
clt provides a hot take from another chat page:


TV sets didn't make Texas and OU an event, proximity and culture did. Good old fashioned hate did. That can't be manufactured from across the country.


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Reply #13 on: April 17, 2017, 07:44:28 am
Let's create a true "regional" conference and hook up with Gardner Webb, Wingate, UNCP, Winthrop, and USC-Upstate.  To save ourselves the embarrassment of having the smallest FBS stadium, we can drop back to FCS and then brag about our large stadium. We could potentially dominate a conference like that.


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Reply #14 on: April 17, 2017, 09:41:51 am
This conference has it all.
MT for basketball
App for football
Coastal for baseball
Charlotte for TitleIX

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Reply #15 on: April 17, 2017, 10:53:42 am
This conference has it all.
MT for basketball
App for football
Coastal for baseball
Charlotte for TitleIX

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Reply #16 on: April 17, 2017, 11:23:40 am
This - or something like it - is going to happen sooner or later.

We might as well get out in front and lead the charge. The programs who stick their heads in the sand and say "no no no there's no problem" are the ones who are just going to end up wherever there's a hole, whether they like it or not.
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Reply #17 on: April 17, 2017, 11:28:51 am
I think this conference would be fine. I would like to see ECU in the inevitable future regional conference such as this.
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Reply #18 on: April 17, 2017, 11:37:26 am
I think this conference would be fine. I would like to see ECU in the inevitable future regional conference such as this.

This.  I hope that our AD (I know, I know) is currently talking behind the scenes to ADs from WKU, MT, ODU, UAB, USM, and App about the possibility.  No promises, nothing official, but friendly chats about this as one option so we are already down the road when the Big XII does whatever it does, and the AAC implodes.  Bringing ECU in would make a lot of sense, as would Memphis if they are left behind.  The other option of course is us backfilling the AAC and leaving all of these other suckers. ;)
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Reply #19 on: April 17, 2017, 11:43:56 am
Most of you are such whipped dogs that I'm surprised you aren't already lamenting that we didn't just join the Big South in all sports years ago when we had the chance.

Way to let Judy et al off the hook. #managedexpectations

I hope this happens so I finally have the reason I need to cut ties with the program. You guys can enjoy your "DII" program along with all the media members, BOG members, and fans of other programs who have done everything in their power for decades to put us there. You all win. Congrats. And thanks for making everything the diehard fans did for decades before you mean absolutely nothing.


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Reply #20 on: April 17, 2017, 11:54:03 am
Most of you are such whipped dogs that I'm surprised you aren't already lamenting that we didn't just join the Big South in all sports years ago when we had the chance.

Way to let Judy et al off the hook. #managedexpectations

I hope this happens so I finally have the reason I need to cut ties with the program. You guys can enjoy your "DII" program along with all the media members, BOG members, and fans of other programs who have done everything in their power for decades to put us there. You all win. Congrats. And thanks for making everything the diehard fans did for decades before you mean absolutely nothing.
We are not supposed to be on their level remember? They have been playing football a lot longer than us. We should be thankful they even want to us in their league!


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Reply #21 on: April 17, 2017, 11:55:03 am
Most of you are such whipped dogs that I'm surprised you aren't already lamenting that we didn't just join the Big South in all sports years ago when we had the chance.

Way to let Judy et al off the hook. #managedexpectations

I hope this happens so I finally have the reason I need to cut ties with the program. You guys can enjoy your "DII" program along with all the media members, BOG members, and fans of other programs who have done everything in their power for decades to put us there. You all win. Congrats. And thanks for making everything the diehard fans did for decades before you mean absolutely nothing.

Not sure what your vision for the future looks like, but I think joining a P5 conference is never going to happen.  I think there being a P6 additional conference is never going to happen (not talking about the BE basketball-only conference).  Our next step is deciding what the best G5 would look like.  Nothing would make me happier than to get the call from the SEC, but I think that is about as likely as my getting to finally use my four years of eligibility.
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Reply #22 on: April 17, 2017, 12:36:21 pm
Im still hoping for AAC, let us and ECU leave App behind


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Reply #23 on: April 17, 2017, 12:43:10 pm
Most of you are such whipped dogs that I'm surprised you aren't already lamenting that we didn't just join the Big South in all sports years ago when we had the chance.

Way to let Judy et al off the hook. #managedexpectations

I hope this happens so I finally have the reason I need to cut ties with the program. You guys can enjoy your "DII" program along with all the media members, BOG members, and fans of other programs who have done everything in their power for decades to put us there. You all win. Congrats. And thanks for making everything the diehard fans did for decades before you mean absolutely nothing.

Not sure what your vision for the future looks like, but I think joining a P5 conference is never going to happen.  I think there being a P6 additional conference is never going to happen (not talking about the BE basketball-only conference).  Our next step is deciding what the best G5 would look like.  Nothing would make me happier than to get the call from the SEC, but I think that is about as likely as my getting to finally use my four years of eligibility.


I think this is flawed thinking.  The P5 model is not sustainable.  The TV money is already drying up.  Once the TV stuff starts going down and schools realize their new far flung conferences have resulted in lower donor support, fewer tickets sold and depressed student interest the entire house of cards could fall.  The big schools - Texas, Bama, etc will be fine, but the smaller budgeted P5 schools are going to be in a world of hurt.  I fully expect to see some of the schools change conferences over the next 20-25 years.  In fact when I really think about it - I think we could see consolidation into maybe a P2 arrangement with the largest 20 or budgeted schools and then everyone else. 
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Reply #24 on: April 17, 2017, 12:51:27 pm
Most of you are such whipped dogs that I'm surprised you aren't already lamenting that we didn't just join the Big South in all sports years ago when we had the chance.

Way to let Judy et al off the hook. #managedexpectations

I hope this happens so I finally have the reason I need to cut ties with the program. You guys can enjoy your "DII" program along with all the media members, BOG members, and fans of other programs who have done everything in their power for decades to put us there. You all win. Congrats. And thanks for making everything the diehard fans did for decades before you mean absolutely nothing.
I'm assuming your issue is the Sun Belt Schools.


From CLT's link, of the 10 schools listed, 3 of them have budgets higher than ours.  The next 4 (coast carolina is from FCS budget of 2015) are within 3 million.

If Charlotte were in a conference with the other 10 schools, it would have the second highest subsidy in the conference, and at 79.21% of the expenses would be the 3rd most reliant on subsidies.


We would have the smallest football stadium by nearly 5000 seats, smaller than CCU and Georgia State.  And the average stadium size in that conference, 29385, would be nearly double ours.


We would have only the 4th largest basketball arena.  The average arena for that conference  (10 other teams) would be 7629.




I don't get the negativity towards this conference really.  It's who we are now.  The cool kids moved on.  They've actually found some more attractive partners than us too. 


All we have over these teams is a big city we share a name with but don't capitalize on and we got some tournament invites 15 years ago.  Please clap.


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