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Looks like La Lech finally contacted my source
I was told and posted more than once that my source has said cusa would be selecting a team or teams in large markets that have invested heavily in their programs. A poster on the latechbbb.com board yesterday pasted an e-mail he had sent to one of their athletic officials and his response. They have deleted the post, not the thread, and obviously are displeased that the official responded to the effect that I am afraid now that markets are the primary driving force behind selecting a team.
01-23-2012 10:15 AM
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RE: Looks like La Lech finally contacted my source
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01-23-2012 10:17 AM
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RE: Looks like La Lech finally contacted my source
(01-23-2012 10:15 AM)eager eagle Wrote:  I was told and posted more than once that my source has said cusa would be selecting a team or teams in large markets that have invested heavily in their programs. A poster on the latechbbb.com board yesterday pasted an e-mail he had sent to one of their athletic officials and his response. They have deleted the post, not the thread, and obviously are displeased that the official responded to the effect that I am afraid now that markets are the primary driving force behind selecting a team.
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About 30min has elapsed since my post on this and they have since deleted the entire thread. I cant understand why because it was a top official, a man whom they SHOULD trust, and he was apparently relenting to pressure from all corners as to their status and how Tech stood in the selection process. He was open, honest, and said absolutely NOTHING that would hurt their cances, only that he saw tv market as THE factor now in team selection. Thus, those who talk about history, tier 1, reputation, records, attendance, etc could have stopped their bickering because it has ABSOLUTELY no bearing on market.
01-23-2012 10:50 AM
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RE: Looks like La Lech finally contacted my source
If the new merged conference picks another school first over LaTech they would be incredibly stupid. You know your market size b.s. is the same reason a crappy program like SMU with their 10,000 fans on a good day got in the BE over USM. So your joy over LaTech is no different than the wall USM is facing.
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01-23-2012 11:06 AM
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RE: Looks like La Lech finally contacted my source
(01-23-2012 10:15 AM)eager eagle Wrote:  I was told and posted more than once that my source has said cusa would be selecting a team or teams in large markets that have invested heavily in their programs. A poster on the latechbbb.com board yesterday pasted an e-mail he had sent to one of their athletic officials and his response. They have deleted the post, not the thread, and obviously are displeased that the official responded to the effect that I am afraid now that markets are the primary driving force behind selecting a team.

A large market team is only part of the equation. There are a couple other factors as well. Like I said previously, unless a school adds value to CUSA/MWC they will not be added.
01-23-2012 11:18 AM
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RE: Looks like La Lech finally contacted my source
I don't understand why you would expand if the merger is coming soon. No reason to expand if you are merging.

But then again a lot of this stuff is coming from either la tech or app state. Until I hear a CUSA AD comment on expansion than I don't believe it.
01-23-2012 11:29 AM
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I would live to have Tech on board, and they have certainly earned it.
01-23-2012 11:46 AM
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There was a discouraging personal email from Tech's AD to a Tech supporter. It was basically saying Tech has many positives to offer, but a big television market is not one of them, and unfortunately, that is probably the main thing CUSA is interested in. It's really nothing new. Tech fans have to hope that the value we add is greater than the value of a big market school. Discouraging, but not hopeless. Personally, I'm thinking UTSA will be the choice.... their market and attendance in year one is impressive.
01-23-2012 11:57 AM
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They haven't earned anything yet. They have one good year people think they're a powerhouse. They bring nothing to C-USA and all they do is hurt USM's recruiting. If you want a school with one good year and no market, why not take Arky State or FIU?
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01-23-2012 11:58 AM
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RE: Looks like La Lech finally contacted my source
Why keep expanding our footprint? I'd rather us shrink our footprint and create more rivalries. LaTech isn't going to hurt our recruiting.
01-23-2012 12:05 PM
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