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RE: Cost of FBS vs FCS football
(02-18-2017 07:46 PM)billybobby777 Wrote:  
(02-18-2017 06:42 PM)NoDak Wrote:  
(02-18-2017 06:03 PM)billybobby777 Wrote:  
(02-18-2017 03:01 PM)NoDak Wrote:  Liberty, UND, NDSU, and USD are the only FCS schools paying FCOA to my knowledge. UND will drop more sports (like M/W tennis) before it will touch FCOA.

UND has d-1 wrestling still right?

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No, that was dropped in the 90's at the DII level to add more women's sports. NDSU and SDSU have it though and it's pretty high priority with them because their now Big 12 affiliates.

As said before, the ND schools wanted to go DI even in the 70's and on, but could not get a conference invite and couldn't convince our North Central Conference schools to move up enough masse. When Northern Iowa left the NCC to start the then MidCon with Green Bay, Valpo, E Ill, W Ill and Sw Mo St, that was a massive blow to the NCC and our egos as we werent wanted. N Colorado and Omaha later did move up along with the SD schools. ND schools have always been much more comprehensive than other NCC schools and have more Minnesota fans and connections

Oh ok. That's also good historical info. I didn't know UNI excluded you guys.

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Well, UNI didn't exclude us, but the schools further east like W Ill and E Ill probably did as we would have been a flight. They wanted a bus league.
02-18-2017 07:49 PM
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RE: Cost of FBS vs FCS football
(02-18-2017 04:12 PM)LatahCounty Wrote:  
(02-18-2017 01:17 PM)uakronkid Wrote:  All of this just makes me wonder if you're going to see Idaho use the backlash from all this as an excuse to just drop football completely.

Would be a more sensible decision for the university than playing FCS football. My view has always been, try indy for a while and see what happens, especially now that the program has straightened out. If we fall down, scheduling is terrible and the program falls apart again, then fine, give up and drop the sport.

If the fanbase hates the idea of FCS, the marketing value is actually negative for a school that competes with BSU, and it costs a ton of money then why do it?

Because the alternative is going back to Zombie WAC and putting your athletes on 4-hour bus rides to Edinburg, Texas after they've flown all the way to San Antonio, and sending them to Chicago State where they'll start thinking they're not in Division I anymore.
02-18-2017 08:15 PM
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RE: Cost of FBS vs FCS football
(02-18-2017 08:15 PM)Wedge Wrote:  
(02-18-2017 04:12 PM)LatahCounty Wrote:  
(02-18-2017 01:17 PM)uakronkid Wrote:  All of this just makes me wonder if you're going to see Idaho use the backlash from all this as an excuse to just drop football completely.

Would be a more sensible decision for the university than playing FCS football. My view has always been, try indy for a while and see what happens, especially now that the program has straightened out. If we fall down, scheduling is terrible and the program falls apart again, then fine, give up and drop the sport.

If the fanbase hates the idea of FCS, the marketing value is actually negative for a school that competes with BSU, and it costs a ton of money then why do it?

Because the alternative is going back to Zombie WAC and putting your athletes on 4-hour bus rides to Edinburg, Texas after they've flown all the way to San Antonio, and sending them to Chicago State where they'll start thinking they're not in Division I anymore.

You're assuming the Big Sky kicks us out if we drop football? Fun fact -- according to the Expedia I just checked, it takes the same amount of time to fly commercial from Pullman to McAllen, TX as it does to fly to Flagstaff.
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RE: Cost of FBS vs FCS football
(02-18-2017 09:47 PM)LatahCounty Wrote:  
(02-18-2017 08:15 PM)Wedge Wrote:  
(02-18-2017 04:12 PM)LatahCounty Wrote:  
(02-18-2017 01:17 PM)uakronkid Wrote:  All of this just makes me wonder if you're going to see Idaho use the backlash from all this as an excuse to just drop football completely.

Would be a more sensible decision for the university than playing FCS football. My view has always been, try indy for a while and see what happens, especially now that the program has straightened out. If we fall down, scheduling is terrible and the program falls apart again, then fine, give up and drop the sport.

If the fanbase hates the idea of FCS, the marketing value is actually negative for a school that competes with BSU, and it costs a ton of money then why do it?

Because the alternative is going back to Zombie WAC and putting your athletes on 4-hour bus rides to Edinburg, Texas after they've flown all the way to San Antonio, and sending them to Chicago State where they'll start thinking they're not in Division I anymore.

You're assuming the Big Sky kicks us out if we drop football? Fun fact -- according to the Expedia I just checked, it takes the same amount of time to fly commercial from Pullman to McAllen, TX as it does to fly to Flagstaff.

That's not how I'd get to Flagstaff, but this isn't a frequent traveler website, so no point in arguing that.

The BSC doesn't have any members without a football team. Unless UI has already been told they are still in even if they drop football, I wouldn't assume that.
02-18-2017 10:22 PM
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RE: Cost of FBS vs FCS football
(02-18-2017 10:22 PM)Wedge Wrote:  
(02-18-2017 09:47 PM)LatahCounty Wrote:  You're assuming the Big Sky kicks us out if we drop football? Fun fact -- according to the Expedia I just checked, it takes the same amount of time to fly commercial from Pullman to McAllen, TX as it does to fly to Flagstaff.

That's not how I'd get to Flagstaff, but this isn't a frequent traveler website, so no point in arguing that.

The BSC doesn't have any members without a football team. Unless UI has already been told they are still in even if they drop football, I wouldn't assume that.

Well, give or take a bus trip or two. I know travel in the WAC would be worse, but it's not so much worse as to be unbearable. It's hard to get to a bunch of Big Sky towns, too.
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