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ECU would, and should, be pissed off for football in that pod. They'd have three FCS teams to play and a UAB team that averaged about 9 fans per game last year.
Quote from: Niner National on March 06, 2012, 12:08:12 pmECU would, and should, be pissed off for football in that pod. They'd have three FCS teams to play and a UAB team that averaged about 9 fans per game last year. Yup - no way ECU comes out this without being pissed off.
I want nothing to do with App outside of what benefit it gets us over them. I want to go FBS and vote no on every invite attempt in the conference we are in ever tries. I have no desire to be friendly. What they do on their mountain is cute, but they can go screw themselves for all i care.
I think Normmm was probably right all along, we'll be really good next year.
I want nothing to do with App outside of what benefit it gets us over them. I want to go FBS and vote no on every invite attempt in the conference we are in ever tries. I have no desire to be friendly.
i like that Artifice guy over there. sounds like he's good something between the ears unlike most college sports fans.
EastUMassMarshallOld DominionTulaneSo MissUABECUGSUCharlotteFIUFlorida AtlanticArmy (FB only) Is this still the projected list? Nova posted this list in another thread. Just curious if it's still looking like this. I would rather get rid of Army and Hawaii and add all-sport members. La Tech and Western Kentucky are out there and I'm guessing that they would like to step up to a little better conference. La Tech would love to get out of the WAC, and Western Kentucky would be a good basketball addition (from a tradition sense). The Hilltoppers have been down the last three seasons, but were a regular in the NCAA tourney prior to that. Both of these schools had their best football seasons in recent memory last year. La. Tech basketball is #188 in the RPI this season and WKU is #223. I have no idea if any consideration has been given to either.
clt looks forward to leaving the a10
1. The Atlantic 10 needs to go on the offensive because it could potentially get poached by the MWC-CUSA merger. Charlotte is ripe for the picking since the 49ers are going to Division I football. The A-10 actually would be better if it was slimmed down by a few teams from 14. But losing Temple for 2013-14 isn’t the answer. The A-10 could definitely use a marquee program in the footprint (like VCU or Old Dominion).
Temple out of the A10 is like the SEC losing Kentucky in basketball. With A10 basketball now weaker what is the likelihood that other A10 teams may bolt? I don't understand why St. Louis wouldn't want to play in the Missouri Valley Conference if possible? For that matter why wouldn't Xavier or Dayton want to play in the MVC? The MVC is a much more balanced basketball conference than the A10 and most of those their schools care about basketball. Until the A10 kicks out the schools that don't have the facilities and resources to compete it will just be a weird hodgepodge of schools with no conference identity. I watch the MVC and CAA tournaments on TV this week and their fans are really into the games compared to the A10 tournament where the crowd seems asleep or absent.
Charlotte is an intriguing candidate as they have a very successful basketball and baseball program. They will begin playing football in 2013, a sport they haven't supported since 1948. Charlotte also has a past history with the Sun Belt (members from 1976-1991) and C-USA (1995-2005).Expect to hear this school get considered by the Sun Belt, the new merged conference, and possibly even the Big East. Being located in the 17th largest city in the country is also a bit of a perk.
Dear lord not the Sun-Belt...that would be the end of this program.
Best case scenario is a Big East invite. But yeah...FYI - UCF went from the MAC (football only) to CUSA to the Big East.
I don't understand why St. Louis wouldn't want to play in the Missouri Valley Conference if possible?
The University of Charlotte and Texas-San Antonio have had discussions with the Sun Belt and are “leading candidates” to join the league, sources told CBSSports.com.One source said both schools have received “informal invitations” to join the Sun Belt, but another source said talks had not progressed that far. Either way, the schools have had discussions with the Sun Belt and could join the league as early as the 2013-14 academic year.Charlotte, which will start football in 2013, would be leaving the Atlantic 10, where its Olympic sports have competed since 2005. Texas-San Antonio, which just completed its first football season, is joining the WAC on July 1, but would consider a move to the Sun Belt.Since 2005, Charlotte's Olympic sports have been in the Atlantic 10. The 49ers are starting up a football program in 2013 and will compete as an FCS independent for at least two seasons. The earliest the 49ers could make the move to the FBS level and compete as a Sun Belt football member would be 2015.Charlotte is a former member of the Sun Belt. The 49ers were in the league from 1976-91 before moving to the Metro Conference (1991-95) and Conference USA (1995-2005) and then the Atlantic 10 in 2005. If Charlotte opts for the Sun Belt, the 49ers would be the second recent school to leave the Atlantic 10. Last week, Temple announced its Olympic sports were leaving the A-10 to join the Big East in 2013.
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