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Here are the market sizes for the largest TV markets in the country. Dallas and Houston are in the top 10, but Memphis is #48, New Orleans is #53 and Tulsa is #61. Wichita sits at #69. The smallest market in the AAC is Greenville at #103.

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2008/09...ates/5037/
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Wichita is the 49th largest city in the nation (in population). Here is its Wikipedia page.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wichita_kansas
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The MVC is one of the oldest conferences in the nation and was established the same year Oklahoma became a state - 1907. Present AAC members Cincinnati, Houston, Memphis and TU have all been past members. Other members have included two present Big10 teams Nebraska and Iowa, five Big12 teams Iowa St, Kansas, KSU, Oklahoma, OSU, and Missouri presently of the SEC.

Notice the small map in the middle of the wiki page in the "membership timeline" section showing the members geographic map locations and how isolated WSU is becoming - especially if the MVC loses Missouri St in Springfield. Notice the AAC western schools are geographically as close/closer than most of the members of the MVC to Wichita.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_V...Conference
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Here is a comparable list of cities by population rank.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Un...population
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Just a look at the AAC we have today shows that it needs more west-east balance. Some of the western programs that play the so-called minor sports need that extra program to balance out the non-football teams and allow easier travel and good rivalries in the west. So IMO the program that can remedy all those problems sits in Wichita, Kansas.

Here is a breakdown of the West versus East total schools fielding sports other than Football.

Sponsored Sports (other than FB)----------------West/East Comparative Number of schools

Mens Soccer----------------------------------------------------------3-5

W Soccer--------------------------------------------------------------4-6

Volleyball--------------------------------------------------------------5-6

MBB--------------------------------------------------------------------5-6

WBB--------------------------------------------------------------------5-6

Baseball----------------------------------------------------------------3-5

Softball-----------------------------------------------------------------3-4

Those are all the sports sponsored by the league except football of course which allows Navy football. So just looking at the numbers you can readily see that an additonal western member that plays those sports and is fairly strong with a good history in them should be considered. And the additonal advantage of being a drivable destination. So with the one exception of Soccer, the league balances out in almost every sport played for the title in the west. A blanced league is a better league imo.

Wichita St plays all those sports listed except soccer and has a very good history of competition in them.
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Again, WSU proves it is a quality program by defeating a Final Four team from last year, OU in Oklahoma City 76-73. The Shockers have now beaten TU, OU and LSU for three very good quality wins with their only losses so far to #10 Louisville and #24 Michigan St. For a team in a mediocre league (the MVC) the Shockers play nationally relevent basketball in front of sell out crowds every week and travel many of those fans wherever they compete. If you compare WSU basketball to some of the other teams who tend to sit at the bottom of the AAC, there is none.

The AAC needs another basketball team!!!!! Lets see, who could we invite?!
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