Author Topic: Wichita State to restart football, move to MWC?  (Read 1089 times)

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bleedsgreenandgold

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Reply #1 on: May 04, 2016, 11:17:03 am
Biggest omission from the article is mentioning Wichita State's "Daddy Warbucks" in the Koch Brothers.


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Reply #2 on: May 04, 2016, 01:07:04 pm
I would like to have WSU in CUSA. 

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Reply #3 on: May 05, 2016, 07:12:32 pm
I would like to have WSU in CUSA.
From Dennis Dodd:
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Wichita State has played in the Missouri Valley since 1946.

Other possibilities for the Shockers, including the American Athletic Conference and Conference USA, have been mentioned by various sources.

Sources told CBS Sports that Conference USA would not accept a basketball-only school. Given the upheaval caused by UAB dropping football, it would be unlikely the league would welcome Wichita State with an upstart football program.

Texas-El Paso has been mentioned as a possible 12th MWC member in basketball (13th in football). Many of the Miners' former WAC partners reside in the Mountain West. The Miners have been in Conference USA since 2005-06.

UTEP officials have stressed there is no formal interest on their part in the Mountain West.
CBSSports.com: Wichita State interested in joining Mountain West, considering football

Of course, Wichita State isn't a "basketball-only" school.  Shockers field 13 teams - 6 men and 7 women.  Guess Dodd meant to say "non-football" school.

And FWIW, UTEP would join the MW in a heartbeat if the invitation was offered. 


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Reply #4 on: May 05, 2016, 08:01:34 pm
clt finds this shocking.


 

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