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CUSA/MWC Merger or Alliance Scenarios.
« on: February 18, 2012, 03:53:24 pm »

CUSA/MWC Merger or Alliance Scenario:


14 team All Sports league that would look like this:


1. Marshall
2. Memphis
3. ECU
4. Temple
5. UMass
6. Old Dominion
7. Charlotte


What the League would look like in 2015 or 2016 with 24 teams.


Pod 1.


1. UMass
2. Temple
3. Marshall
4. ECU
5. ODU
6. Charlotte


Not as quality as the A10 for basketball, but seems acceptable for all sports. Thought App was rumored in this as well, but didn't see anything on them.
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Re: CUSA/MWC Merger or Alliance Scenarios.
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2012, 03:56:37 pm »
Memphis going Big East.

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Re: CUSA/MWC Merger or Alliance Scenarios.
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2012, 04:05:23 pm »
Memphis going Big East.


Is that why App was possibly rumored then? You'd have App join to fill the 14 teams and be in our division?
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2012, 04:33:51 pm »
clt says app will not be invited. travel costs are too high and they are not ready to play in a higher league.
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Re: CUSA/MWC Merger or Alliance Scenarios.
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2012, 04:53:47 pm »
clt says app will not be invited. travel costs are too high and they are not ready to play in a higher league.


Their plan is to go to a higher league, seems they think they are ready. Being in a division with ODO, Marshall, Temple and Charlotte won't kill'em in costs. Now if they moved to the A10, they'd have twice as much travel cost (if not more).
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2012, 05:05:19 pm »
clt says app will not be invited. travel costs are too high and they are not ready to play in a higher league.


Their plan is to go to a higher league, seems they think they are ready. Being in a division with ODO, Marshall, Temple and Charlotte won't kill'em in costs. Now if they moved to the A10, they'd have twice as much travel cost (if not more).

Why on Earth would App go to the A10?

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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2012, 05:45:34 pm »
clt says app will not be invited. travel costs are too high and they are not ready to play in a higher league.


Their plan is to go to a higher league, seems they think they are ready. Being in a division with ODO, Marshall, Temple and Charlotte won't kill'em in costs. Now if they moved to the A10, they'd have twice as much travel cost (if not more).


App football is ready - the rest of their sports and facilities are not ready.
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2012, 05:53:38 pm »
clt says app will not be invited. travel costs are too high and they are not ready to play in a higher league.


Their plan is to go to a higher league, seems they think they are ready. Being in a division with ODO, Marshall, Temple and Charlotte won't kill'em in costs. Now if they moved to the A10, they'd have twice as much travel cost (if not more).


App football is ready - the rest of their sports and facilities are not ready.

Their location is not ready. Boone is not ready for FBS level football in roads, airports, hotels, restaurants, ect.; and one has to wonder if 29,000 will still come out to see them lose half their home games. App was averaging 15,000 people at home games before 2007.

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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2012, 05:57:47 pm »
clt says app will not be invited. travel costs are too high and they are not ready to play in a higher league.


Their plan is to go to a higher league, seems they think they are ready. Being in a division with ODO, Marshall, Temple and Charlotte won't kill'em in costs. Now if they moved to the A10, they'd have twice as much travel cost (if not more).


App football is ready - the rest of their sports and facilities are not ready.

Their location is not ready. Boone is not ready for FBS level football in roads, airports, hotels, restaurants, ect.; and one has to wonder if 29,000 will still come out to see them lose half their home games. App was averaging 15,000 people at home games before 2007.


Yeah that too - Boone is def not ready for it.
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« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2012, 06:02:57 pm »
Is this just pure speculation, or is it possible Charlotte will actually change conferences?

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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2012, 06:05:14 pm »
Is this just pure speculation, or is it possible Charlotte will actually change conferences?
And/or/not, who the hell knows at this point?

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« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2012, 06:05:59 pm »
Is this just pure speculation, or is it possible Charlotte will actually change conferences?
We thrive on speculation.
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« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2012, 06:08:21 pm »
Is this just pure speculation, or is it possible Charlotte will actually change conferences?
We thrive on speculation.

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« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2012, 10:11:17 pm »
Is this just pure speculation, or is it possible Charlotte will actually change conferences?

Well I think it is past speculation and def possible.  There is too much smoke to deny the possibility.  The real question is how likely is it?
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Re: CUSA/MWC Merger or Alliance Scenarios.
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2012, 10:16:16 pm »
Temple could be going to the Big East
http://articles.philly.com/2012-02-15/sports/31063634_1_john-marinatto-big-east-football-only-member


Seems like Big East is picking off most of the top tier markets from this "Alliance".
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« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2012, 10:23:26 pm »
Temple could be going to the Big East
http://articles.philly.com/2012-02-15/sports/31063634_1_john-marinatto-big-east-football-only-member

Seems like Big East is picking off most of the top tier markets from this "Alliance".


They could go - but word was Nova was fighting adding them.
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« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2012, 12:29:41 am »
Seems like Big East is picking off most of the top tier markets from this "Alliance".

A note on the markets you speak of.  The Charlotte market is larger and more lucrative than the Memphis market.  One negative factor for us is the Memphis locals and media love getting behind their team.  We have never been that appealing even in our better years.
 
 

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« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2012, 12:38:07 am »
Seems like Big East is picking off most of the top tier markets from this "Alliance".

A note on the markets you speak of.  The Charlotte market is larger and more lucrative than the Memphis market.  One negative factor for us is the Memphis locals and media love getting behind their team.  We have never been that appealing even in our better years.
 
 

It helps that UT is literally all the way across the state from Memphis. You can get from Charlotte to Chapel Hell in 2 hours. That's more like 5 hours to Knoxville from Memphis. How wonderful would it be if the Tarholes were in Greenville?

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« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2012, 08:15:35 am »
Seems like Big East is picking off most of the top tier markets from this "Alliance".

A note on the markets you speak of.  The Charlotte market is larger and more lucrative than the Memphis market.  One negative factor for us is the Memphis locals and media love getting behind their team.  We have never been that appealing even in our better years.
 
 

It helps that UT is literally all the way across the state from Memphis. You can get from Charlotte to Chapel Hell in 2 hours. That's more like 5 hours to Knoxville from Memphis. How wonderful would it be if the Tarholes were in Greenville?

I don't think it would make much difference.  Lack of familiarity of our program and our successes has hurt us much more than the fact the UNC campus is located 2 and a half hours away.  Have you ever tried mentioning to someone in a casual conversation we were once in the same conference with Cinci, Memphis, Louisville, Marquette, and others?  Their response may surprise you.  Here's one I heard: "Oh no.  UNCC used to play Cincinnati some but it was always a non conference game.  They were never in a coference that good".
 
 
   

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« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2012, 09:49:25 am »
Seems like Big East is picking off most of the top tier markets from this "Alliance".

A note on the markets you speak of.  The Charlotte market is larger and more lucrative than the Memphis market.  One negative factor for us is the Memphis locals and media love getting behind their team.  We have never been that appealing even in our better years.
 
 

It helps that UT is literally all the way across the state from Memphis. You can get from Charlotte to Chapel Hell in 2 hours. That's more like 5 hours to Knoxville from Memphis. How wonderful would it be if the Tarholes were in Greenville?

I don't think it would make much difference.  Lack of familiarity of our program and our successes has hurt us much more than the fact the UNC campus is located 2 and a half hours away.  Have you ever tried mentioning to someone in a casual conversation we were once in the same conference with Cinci, Memphis, Louisville, Marquette, and others?  Their response may surprise you.  Here's one I heard: "Oh no.  UNCC used to play Cincinnati some but it was always a non conference game.  They were never in a coference that good".
 
 
 

You need some new friends then. I've never had that kind of response.

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« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2012, 11:58:33 am »
Their location is not ready. Boone is not ready for FBS level football in roads, airports, hotels, restaurants, ect.; and one has to wonder if 29,000 will still come out to see them lose half their home games. App was averaging 15,000 people at home games before 2007.

Complete bullshit on every account.
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« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2012, 12:15:06 pm »
Their location is not ready. Boone is not ready for FBS level football in roads, airports, hotels, restaurants, ect.; and one has to wonder if 29,000 will still come out to see them lose half their home games. App was averaging 15,000 people at home games before 2007.

Complete bullshit on every account.

Roads & Airports: Goes both ways. There are FBS teams with worse transportation. That being said, they're already there. You're not. You're batshit insane if you think that potential FBS conferences will ignore the fact that teams will have to fly to an airport two hours away before bussing to Boone. It may not be a deal breaker, but it certainly is not an asset.

Hotels & Restaurants: Not really a big deal, IMO. Is it a destination? No. But Boone is big enough to handle the 25k+ that're going to the games now... I don't see a difference between 25k for FCS and 25k for FBS.

Averaging 15k before 2007: If you're going to call him out, prove him wrong. Lets see some attendance figures. I looked, I couldn't find any.
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« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2012, 12:46:46 pm »
Roads & Airports: Goes both ways. There are FBS teams with worse transportation. That being said, they're already there. You're not. You're batshit insane if you think that potential FBS conferences will ignore the fact that teams will have to fly to an airport two hours away before bussing to Boone. It may not be a deal breaker, but it certainly is not an asset.

Hotels & Restaurants: Not really a big deal, IMO. Is it a destination? No. But Boone is big enough to handle the 25k+ that're going to the games now... I don't see a difference between 25k for FCS and 25k for FBS.

Averaging 15k before 2007: If you're going to call him out, prove him wrong. Lets see some attendance figures. I looked, I couldn't find any.


I would argue boone has enough hotels etc. in the surrounding areas... I mean, Blowing Rock is a pretty hot spot, as are the ski resorts during the tourism season... they put those people somewhere. That said, I don't think they'll have 50-60k seats up there anytime soon. Add a few thousand people to games (including those who would be from day-trip driving distance like a Charlotte or ECU) and it would be fine.


As much as I used to subscribe to Boone's lack-of-transportation I would say that it isn't that big of a deal... Teams get up there to play somehow already... And you're right, there are much worse FBS situations out there. They have a 4-lane major highway up there in US421. I've spent many weekends of my life up there with family, I know for a fact that they understand the concept of "snow control", especially on those major highways. Just watch out for the state troopers  :)
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« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2012, 01:08:40 pm »
clt says that app will not happen.
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