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#3021 HedleyLamarr

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Posted April 27, 2012 - 00:08

For those of you that weren't keeping up with the meetings in south Florida this week......

All parties involved are in favor of a playoff, specifically a 4-team playoff. Over the next two months, the conference commissioners will present two-to-seven options of these four-team models to their respective leagues, with the goal of a consensus being agreed upon by July 4th.

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Posted April 27, 2012 - 00:30

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For those of you that weren't keeping up with the meetings in south Florida this week......

All parties involved are in favor of a playoff, specifically a 4-team playoff. Over the next two months, the conference commissioners will present two-to-seven options of these four-team models to their respective leagues, with the goal of a consensus being agreed upon by July 4th.


You forgot one little (or big) thing: The distribution of the money amongst the conferences with a new TV contract.

Then again, if the money is greater and the chief labor is still not getting paid, that may have to be addressed outside of the now allowable extra $2,000 NCAA stipend.

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Posted April 27, 2012 - 05:50

If anything happens, it'll start as a 4 team playoff. After that, I am sure they'll judge it as time passes and decide whether expansion is necessary.

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Posted April 28, 2012 - 14:47

UTSA is leaving the WAC for Conference USA

http://sports.yahoo....nCK58iiz4kcvrYF

Goodnight WAC football. We knew the well, sort of.

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Posted April 28, 2012 - 15:10

UTSA is leaving the WAC for Conference USA

http://sports.yahoo....nCK58iiz4kcvrYF

Goodnight WAC football. We knew the well, sort of.

With the MWC/C-USA merger basically dead, C-USA is going after even more. (FIU, UNT, and La Tech)

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Posted April 28, 2012 - 18:47


UTSA is leaving the WAC for Conference USA

http://sports.yahoo....nCK58iiz4kcvrYF

Goodnight WAC football. We knew the well, sort of.

With the MWC/C-USA merger basically dead, C-USA is going after even more. (FIU, UNT, and La Tech)


Likely why the Sun Belt is adding South Alabama, Georgia State and possibly Georgia Southern

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Posted April 28, 2012 - 19:53

Add Charlotte to the list of either C-USA or Sun Belt but it wouldn't happen with football til 2015

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Texas State also seems to be in the mix as well

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Posted April 28, 2012 - 20:08

Will the WAC dissolves or go the way of the Big West where it comes to football?

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Posted April 28, 2012 - 21:16

So, we're looking at a C-USA super conference?
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Posted April 28, 2012 - 22:34


UTSA is leaving the WAC for Conference USA

http://sports.yahoo....nCK58iiz4kcvrYF

Goodnight WAC football. We knew the well, sort of.

With the MWC/C-USA merger basically dead, C-USA is going after even more. (FIU, UNT, and La Tech)


That gunshot you heard was Idaho's AD giving up on this cruel world.

You manage to balance agitation with just enough salient points to keep things interesting. Kind of a low-rent DG_Now.

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Posted April 29, 2012 - 09:01

The WAC is in bad shape. 5 years from now they may no longer be a football conference if this keeps up.

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Posted April 29, 2012 - 09:17

So, we're looking at a C-USA super conference?


Super is a strech ^_^

How about a mega conference.
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Posted April 29, 2012 - 09:38

Will the WAC dissolves or go the way of the Big West where it comes to football?


I'm thinking the WAC would go the way of the Big West.

With UTSA, Texas State and Louisiana Tech being potential targets for C-USA, this means that the WAC would be down to four football playing schools (Idaho, New Mexico State, San Jose State, and Utah State). Those schools would need homes for their football programs. I'm certain the Mountain West would be happy to take all four in as football only members (much like former WAC member Hawaii).

Outside of football, they would have those four plus Denver, Seattle and UT-Arlington. This gives them seven members, which is awfully close to the danger zone in terms of conference membership. They would need a member pronto. The answer? Cal State Bakersfield. The Roadrunners are going to be a WAC affiliate member for baseball starting next season, so this would help them get a permanent home in the WAC.

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Posted April 29, 2012 - 22:27

And Utah State and San Jose State are poised to join the Mountain West.

Methinks Idaho and New Mexico State might either move down to FCS or drop football altogether...

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Posted April 29, 2012 - 22:44

And Utah State and San Jose State are poised to join the Mountain West.

Methinks Idaho and New Mexico State might either move down to FCS or drop football altogether...

I gotta be honest, every time I see an Idaho home game on TV (mostly clips). It has the feel of watching an FCS game. Something about the Vandals seems like they don't belong at the highest division. I can't quite put my finger on it. Maybe it's the success and popularity of Boise State that makes them look minor in comparison.

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Posted April 29, 2012 - 23:03


And Utah State and San Jose State are poised to join the Mountain West.

Methinks Idaho and New Mexico State might either move down to FCS or drop football altogether...

I gotta be honest, every time I see an Idaho home game on TV (mostly clips). It has the feel of watching an FCS game. Something about the Vandals seems like they don't belong at the highest division. I can't quite put my finger on it. Maybe it's the success and popularity of Boise State that
makes them look minor in comparison.

They do play in the smallest stadium in FBS if I'm not mistaken.

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Posted April 30, 2012 - 00:16



And Utah State and San Jose State are poised to join the Mountain West.

Methinks Idaho and New Mexico State might either move down to FCS or drop football altogether...

I gotta be honest, every time I see an Idaho home game on TV (mostly clips). It has the feel of watching an FCS game. Something about the Vandals seems like they don't belong at the highest division. I can't quite put my finger on it. Maybe it's the success and popularity of Boise State that
makes them look minor in comparison.

They do play in the smallest stadium in FBS if I'm not mistaken.


I was about to say...it's the Kibbie Dome that makes them feel small-time.

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Posted April 30, 2012 - 00:36

The big thing is where is this new MWC going to get money from since their deal has four years left, is on CBS Sports, and there is a network which they were going to fold q month ago? Any new C-USA has more viable markets/households than any new MWC or western conference. Go on and be smart, Karl Benson. Nice move!

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Posted April 30, 2012 - 03:44

So in 2013 we should have this.....

Conference USA (12)
Alabama-Birmingham
East Carolina
Florida International
Louisiana Tech
Marshall
North Texas
Rice
Southern Mississippi
Texas-El Paso
Texas-San Antonio
Tulane
Tulsa

Mountain West (10)
Air Force
Fresno State
Colorado State
Hawaii
Nevada
New Mexico
San Jose State
UNLV
Utah State
Wyoming

Sun Belt (10)
Arkansas State
Florida Atlantic
Georgia State
Louisiana-Lafayette
Louisiana-Monroe
Middle Tennessee State
Texas State
Troy
South Alabama
Western Kentucky

Western Athletic (0)
DEAD

Idaho & New Mexico State:
1. Somehow get invited to Mountain West
2. Become FBS independents
3. Transition down to FCS

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Posted April 30, 2012 - 10:39

Man, this is confusing.

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