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Could this be the next UAB?
http://thebiglead.com/2016/04/20/eastern...-football/

http://detroitsportsnation.com/college-s...own/68768/

Can see NDSU, Liberty and Northern Kentucky already lining up outside the MAC office.
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(04-22-2016 09:23 AM)msm96wolf Wrote:  http://thebiglead.com/2016/04/20/eastern...-football/

http://detroitsportsnation.com/college-s...own/68768/

Can see NDSU, Liberty and Northern Kentucky already lining up outside the MAC office.

They REALLY need to drop football and try to get into the MVC. If not there go for the A-10 with the Horizon as 3rd option.

MAC should not add any FCS teams. They should do replacement from CUSA or Sun Belt or simply add NMSU as a football affiliate if they can't get anyone from those conferences.
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RE: Could this be the next UAB?
(04-22-2016 09:23 AM)msm96wolf Wrote:  http://thebiglead.com/2016/04/20/eastern...-football/

http://detroitsportsnation.com/college-s...own/68768/

Can see NDSU, Liberty and Northern Kentucky already lining up outside the MAC office.

When I looked at the subsidies that a lot of lower G5 schools depend on it made me realize that without them, those programs wouldn't have football. Many of them are getting 60 to 80% in subsidy, while many of the elite are self sustaining with little to 0 in subsidy. Even Houston was at 58%. The highest P5 was Rutgers at around 30% subsidy I think, while the lowest G5, New Mexico, was around 25%. I see programs like NM St, EMU, Louisiana Monroe and EMU dropping FBS football programs within the next 5 years based on these unsustainable numbers. Maybe a few more. JMHO.
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RE: Could this be the next UAB?
(04-22-2016 09:29 AM)bullet Wrote:  
(04-22-2016 09:23 AM)msm96wolf Wrote:  http://thebiglead.com/2016/04/20/eastern...-football/

http://detroitsportsnation.com/college-s...own/68768/

Can see NDSU, Liberty and Northern Kentucky already lining up outside the MAC office.

They REALLY need to drop football and try to get into the MVC. If not there go for the A-10 with the Horizon as 3rd option.

MAC should not add any FCS teams. They should do replacement from CUSA or Sun Belt or simply add NMSU as a football affiliate if they can't get anyone from those conferences.

Curious, who makes sense from either conference other than Marshall? Would Marshall go back? NDSU probably best Geo Fit. Also, should have said EKU not NKU. Kentucy would not be a stretch for GEO fit and Liberty has the money that would make the MAC happy and no further than Marshall was. I don't get why some people are so anti-FCS. App St and Ga Southern has done well. I can see NDSU and Liberty doing far better in the MAC than Idaho or NMSU.
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RE: Could this be the next UAB?
(04-22-2016 09:37 AM)msm96wolf Wrote:  
(04-22-2016 09:29 AM)bullet Wrote:  
(04-22-2016 09:23 AM)msm96wolf Wrote:  http://thebiglead.com/2016/04/20/eastern...-football/

http://detroitsportsnation.com/college-s...own/68768/

Can see NDSU, Liberty and Northern Kentucky already lining up outside the MAC office.

They REALLY need to drop football and try to get into the MVC. If not there go for the A-10 with the Horizon as 3rd option.

MAC should not add any FCS teams. They should do replacement from CUSA or Sun Belt or simply add NMSU as a football affiliate if they can't get anyone from those conferences.

Curious, who makes sense from either conference other than Marshall? Would Marshall go back? NDSU probably best Geo Fit. Also, should have said EKU not NKU. Kentucy would not be a stretch for GEO fit and Liberty has the money that would make the MAC happy and no further than Marshall was. I don't get why some people are so anti-FCS. App St and Ga Southern has done well. I can see NDSU and Liberty doing far better in the MAC than Idaho or NMSU.

They shouldn't bring up more competition for recruits, coverage and fan support. Its also a bit of a drag on their image.

WKU would be a perfect fit as well as Marshall. ODU, MTSU, UNCC or Appalachian St. could work.
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RE: Could this be the next UAB?
NKU does not have a football team. WKU makes sense. Good football and basketball. Not sure if there is much in it for WKU to leave C-USA though. The pay is basically the same, give or take a few tens of thousands of dollars a year.
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Could this be the next UAB?
(04-22-2016 09:37 AM)msm96wolf Wrote:  
(04-22-2016 09:29 AM)bullet Wrote:  
(04-22-2016 09:23 AM)msm96wolf Wrote:  http://thebiglead.com/2016/04/20/eastern...-football/

http://detroitsportsnation.com/college-s...own/68768/

Can see NDSU, Liberty and Northern Kentucky already lining up outside the MAC office.

They REALLY need to drop football and try to get into the MVC. If not there go for the A-10 with the Horizon as 3rd option.

MAC should not add any FCS teams. They should do replacement from CUSA or Sun Belt or simply add NMSU as a football affiliate if they can't get anyone from those conferences.

Curious, who makes sense from either conference other than Marshall? Would Marshall go back? NDSU probably best Geo Fit. Also, should have said EKU not NKU. Kentucy would not be a stretch for GEO fit and Liberty has the money that would make the MAC happy and no further than Marshall was. I don't get why some people are so anti-FCS. App St and Ga Southern has done well. I can see NDSU and Liberty doing far better in the MAC than Idaho or NMSU.

None of those schools will ever join the MAC. NDSU is too far away from any MAC school. Liberty is basically the University of Phoenix Online East..... Pass. Northern Kentucky does not bring a new market for the conference or play football.

Thanks for trying though.

Really New Mexico State in the MAC? I've lost brain cells reading something so stupid as that.
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RE: Could this be the next UAB?
No one in the Sun Belt would join the MAC as a solo entrant. First the MAC isn't going to add a full member that is that much of an outlier and second none of the Sun Belt members would be willing to be that far out of the regional footprint. If the MAC were going to 16 and there was a division with half the members in the south? Maybe. There are some schools royally pissed in the Sun Belt right now over the votes our rep made at the last NCAA meeting but don't see anyone so mad they raise their overhead that much going alone to the MAC.

As for CUSA, I think the MAC's shot at WKU has passed and it would make hundred miles of hate a non-conference game even if it continues, don't see Marshall thinking third time's the charm unless they were really really really unhappy with CUSA. After that you are talking ODU as the next reasonable option and while the AD there was the AD when WKU made overtures to the MAC again don't see that as likely. That takes you down to MTSU and they have a pretty nice location in CUSA East.
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RE: Could this be the next UAB?
If that happened, I think that we might really find out if JMU was just against the Sun Belt or against FCS.
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RE: Could this be the next UAB?
(04-22-2016 09:43 AM)utpotts Wrote:  
(04-22-2016 09:37 AM)msm96wolf Wrote:  
(04-22-2016 09:29 AM)bullet Wrote:  
(04-22-2016 09:23 AM)msm96wolf Wrote:  http://thebiglead.com/2016/04/20/eastern...-football/

http://detroitsportsnation.com/college-s...own/68768/

Can see NDSU, Liberty and Northern Kentucky already lining up outside the MAC office.

They REALLY need to drop football and try to get into the MVC. If not there go for the A-10 with the Horizon as 3rd option.

MAC should not add any FCS teams. They should do replacement from CUSA or Sun Belt or simply add NMSU as a football affiliate if they can't get anyone from those conferences.

Curious, who makes sense from either conference other than Marshall? Would Marshall go back? NDSU probably best Geo Fit. Also, should have said EKU not NKU. Kentucy would not be a stretch for GEO fit and Liberty has the money that would make the MAC happy and no further than Marshall was. I don't get why some people are so anti-FCS. App St and Ga Southern has done well. I can see NDSU and Liberty doing far better in the MAC than Idaho or NMSU.

None of those schools will ever join the MAC. NDSU is too far away from any MAC school. Liberty is basically the University of Phoenix Online East..... Pass. Northern Kentucky does not bring a new market for the conference or play football.

Thanks for trying though.

Really New Mexico State in the MAC? I've lost brain cells reading something so stupid as that.

It would be as a football affiliate only, not a full membership. That can be doable.
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