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  1. However, if you were the AAC commissioner, how would you realign the East and West sub-conferences within the AAC?

    I would keep what you have, except I would put one of the Florida teams in the west and send Memphis to the east so each conference only has to travel to one outlier in their division. I would also make a clause that guaranteed the Florida teams would play each other in cross-divisional play.

  2. AAC (16)

    AAC East: UConn, East Carolina, South Florida, Temple, Central Florida, Army, Navy, UMass

    AAC West: Houston, Memphis, SMU, Tulane, Tulsa, UAB, Southern Miss, Rice

    The schools within the East and West are pretty close to each other, but the East and West are pretty far apart on their own. Houston, SMU, and Tulane compared to UMass, UCONN, and Army are half the country apart. Trips like that aren't something a school wants to make on a routine basis, especially the non-revenue sports.

  3. Greetings everyone. I was wondering. I just created my "dream conference" style of "super-conferences". For instance:

    ACC (16)

    ACC North: Boston College, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Louisville, Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Tech

    ACC South: Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina St., Wake Forest, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Florida St., Miami

    B1G (16)

    B1G East: Penn St., Ohio St., Michigan, Michigan St., Indiana, Purdue, Illinois, Northwestern

    B1G West: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Kansas St., Iowa St., Missouri

    SEC (16)

    SEC East: Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, West Virginia, Cincinnati

    SEC West: Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi St., Arkansas, Texas A&M, Baylor

    Pac-16 (16)

    Pac-16 Northwest: Washington, Washington St., Oregon, Oregon St., California, Stanford, UCLA, USC

    Pac-16 Southeast: Arizona, Arizona St., Colorado, Utah, Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma St.

    AAC (16)

    AAC East: UConn, East Carolina, South Florida, Temple, Central Florida, Army, Navy, UMass

    AAC West: Houston, Memphis, SMU, Tulane, Tulsa, UAB, Southern Miss, Rice

    MAC (16)

    MAC East: Buffalo, Akron, Kent St., Ohio, Miami (Oh.), Marshall, Old Dominion, UNC-Charlotte

    MAC West: Toledo, Ball St., Northern Illinois, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan, Bowling Green, Western Kentucky

    C-USA (16)

    C-USA East: FAU, FIU, Middle Tennessee, Appalachian St., Georgia Southern, Georgia St., Arkansas St.

    C-USA West: Louisiana Tech, North Texas, UTSA, ULL, ULM, Texas St., Troy, South Alabama

    MW (16)

    MW East: UTEP, New Mexico, New Mexico St., Air Force, Colorado St., Wyoming, Utah St., BYU

    MW West: Idaho, Boise St., Nevada, UNLV, Fresno St., San Diego St., San Jose St., Hawaii.

    Your thoughts guys?

    I actually kind of like this. There's nothing here that I'd be against seeing. The AAC would probably be better off splitting into an east and west conference on their own, though.

  4. The trend in the MLB since the late 80's has been to build baseball-only facilities. That's great for baseball, giving the parks an old-time feel and a better environment, but it screws whoever paid for it over as it sits empty and practically unusable for half the year (3/4 if you count road games).

  5. I remember seeing sketches and computer models for a new A's ballpark (though I can't remember where they planned on putting it- I think they left it in Oakland) called Cisco Park. They looked like pretty complete renderings from an architecture firm that designed a whole ballpark. They had even designed it to fit in with a downtown district, with a street beyond the outfield wall that closed on gameday. It looked pretty cool, and wasn't even remotely comparable to the crappy football field they play on now. What a waste.

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